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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All Crete UMC Worship Services and in church gathering are suspended till August 16th.


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. To that end, I’m offering a word of caution, that the August 16th date should be treated as preliminary. We will keep assessing the situation as time marches on and will inform you immediately should any changes be made to this schedule.

The in-person ministries of the church will also resume on August 16, 2020. Our Boy Scouts and support groups will be able to meet in the church, following CDC guidelines. However, our Before and After School Program and Enduring Strings Program will be closed until further notice.

New in-Person Worship times beginning August 16th are

Sundays at 10:00 a.m.


Wednesday Evenings at

7:00 p.m.

You can still stay connected by

Phone: 708-672-8353



Quick Links

Phone: 708-672-8353


Church Office Hours:

M-F, 8-1p

Located at 1321 Main Street, Crete, IL 60417

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