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.

Those who have been fully vaccinated can choose whether or not to wear a mask in worship.

Worship Services:

Sunday at 10:00 a.m.


Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m.

There will be no Wednesday evening worship service during the summer.

On Sunday, June 27th, the next phase to loosen safety precautions will be in place.

Summer Worship hours will be one Worhip Service on Sunday mornings, beginning at 10 a.m. The length of the service will extend to 45 minutes (rather than 30).


Phone: 708-672-8353

Email: office@creteumc.org

Quick Links

Phone: 708-672-8353

Email: office@creteumc.org

Diane McGarel, Admin Asst.

Office Hours

are Monday thru Friday from 8-1p. 

Church In-Person Office Hours have been extended to:

Tuesdays, 8-1p

Fridays 8-12p

Your call is very important to us so if the line is busy please leave a message as Diane, the Office Admin Assistant will return your call as soon as possible. Calls received during non in-person office hours are forwarded and  answered remotely.

If you wish to speak to Pastor Kristen, you can reach her directly @ (224) 628-9128



Located at 1321 Main Street, Crete, IL 60417

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All Rights Reserved.

Created by Diane J. McGarel