On fourth Thursday of every month, from October to April, Crete UMC volunteers provide dinner at St Irenaeus Church in Park Forest, IL. to those in need. 


If you wish to be of assistance, please contact the church office


to find out how you can help.

South Suburban Pads

is located at

414 W. Lincoln Highway

Chicago Heights, IL 60411

PADS uses ST. Irenaueus Church, in Park Forest as a shelter to help those in need. 

contact (708) 748-6891

for more information. 

Since it’s opening over 26 years ago, SSPADS (South Suburban Public Action to Deliver Shelter) has served more than 15,000 men, women and children and provided more than 500,000 shelter nights. Many of those same congregations are still our partners today.  In addition to emergency shelter, SSPADS provides permanent supportive housing units, of which 77 are located in our Country Club Hills Wellness Center, constructed in 2012.

If you are currently homeless and seeking emergency shelter or assistance to obtain a home, please visit South Suburban PADS  Chicago Heights office to complete the housing intake process.


South Suburban PADS

Chicago Heights Housing and Shelter Support Office

414 W. Lincoln Highway

Chicago Heights, IL 60411


If you currently live in a house or apartment,

and are seeking emergency assistance to

preserve your current home, please call the

Homeless Prevention Hotline.  877-426-6515



CALL: 1-877-426-6515





17010 Oak Park Avenue

Tinley Park, IL



1439 Emerald Ave

Chicago Heights, IL


10 a.m.- 5p.m. M-F

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tu, Th

10 a.m.- 7p.m.  W

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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.

Worship Services:

Sunday at 10:00 a.m.


Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m.


Phone: 708-672-8353

Email: office@creteumc.org

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.


Phone: 708-672-8353

Email: office@creteumc.org

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.

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Located at 1321 Main Street, Crete, IL 60417

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