In these troubled times, there’s no shortage of reasons to feel stressed or anxious. Certainly our world has changed with regard to the number of stressful situations to which we are exposed; demands on our personal and professional lives, fears related to the well-being of our families and our community - all coupled with nonstop world and national news, with much of it bad.

Anxiety is at an all time high. It’s been reported that the average high school student today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950s.

These days, we are experiencing hardships and stress; we are all very well-acquainted with that pit that forms in our stomach when nervousness takes hold.

For these reasons and more, Crete United Methodist Church have created a space for meditation, quiet and prayer, regardless of your faith or lack of it. The doors off the parking lot will be open from 5-7pm on Wednesday nights through October 10th.  You are invited to come when you like and go when you want.

Do you need a place where you can leave the world behind you? Do you need somewhere for a few moments to let the world pass you by? Do you need time to free yourself from stress, pressure and worry?

Our doors are open to everybody, no matter who you are. You will be greeted at the door, you can go and find a quiet corner where you can just sit free from pressure. Nobody will bother you. Nobody will approach you about God or religion.

May we offer you a place of sanctuary in the midst of these uneasy days.  It’s your time to spend as you wish, leaving the world outside at the door. 

September 12  thru October 10

Wednesday nights, from 5-7:00 p.m.

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Our first priority remains keeping one another safe. We care deeply for you, and remain committed to doing all we can for each other’s safety and health.

IN-PERSON WORSHIP TO REOPEN THIS SUNDAY: With heartfelt joy, Crete United Methodist Church will return to in-person worship on Sundays, beginning January 24th, at 10am, and Wednesday nights, beginning January 27th, at 7pm. We continue to use the best safety protocols and would love to see you.  All are welcome!


Phone: 708-672-8353


Our Thrift Shop is now open on Saturdays from 9a.- 3p.

Because we care about you, we will be utilizing best safety practices. Masks are required (one will be provided for you if needed). Plastic gloves and hand sanitizer will be available for your use. Social distancing will be maintained at all times and the number of shoppers and the duration in the store will be limited.


Quick Links

Phone: 708-672-8353


Church Office Hours:

M-F, 8-1p

Currently and until further notice, the church office is closed. If you need building access, please call the church office @ (708) 672-8353.

Your calls to the church during regular office hours (Monday through Friday between 8am - 1pm) will now be answered by a person! Calls are now being forwarded to Diane's phone remotely. If the line is busy, just leave a message and she'll return the call as soon as possible. Your call is very important to us. If you wish to speak to Pastor Kristen, you can reach her directly @ (224) 628-9128

Want to meet with Pastor Kristen?


Please give her a call @ (224) 628-9128 to set up an appointment. She would be so happy to meet with you.

Located at 1321 Main Street, Crete, IL 60417

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