The worship of God is the deepest activity of the human spirit.  In worship, we hear and reflect upon the biblical story; the grace, mercy and the love of God shown to us in Jesus Christ.  We respond with adoration, praise and song.  We confess our woundedness and deep need for God.  In Prayer, we lift our joys, concerns and hopes for the world.  Ultimately, we trust that God will meet us here, in this time and space, to shape, nurture and transform our lives.  Services are open to everyone and you are invited to attend regularly.

Music Ministries

 

 

Adult Hand Bell Choir

Deb Bachert, Director

Chancel Choir & Praise Team

Brenda Kenyon, Director of Music

Worship Services are scheduled to resume on August 16th

New Worship Service Times are

Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.


I’m both excited and nervous and maybe you feel the same way. Worship will be different but it will be worship and worshipful. The Re-Turn Leadership Team and your pastor have worked diligently to provide new protocols following CDC guidelines in order to keep one another as safe and healthy as possible. I dearly want you to feel prepared, confident and safe when you come to worship. I imagine you have questions. So, below is my attempt at providing some answers:


WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE COMING TO CHURCH?


To protect yourself and others, please do not attend church services if you have a fever or other symptoms.


WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW WHEN I GET THERE?
You will park in the Exchange Street parking lot and enter those doors. No other doors will be accessible. All other areas of the church will be closed.  
Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to service. The new service format will be approximately 30 minutes in length.
Greeters will meet you prior to entering the doors to greet you warmly.  


          *  A Greeter will record your attendance prior to entering the church. This will also serve for contact tracing, if necessary.


         *  Wearing a mask is required. Greeters will provide a mask for you if you do not have one.  Please make sure your mouth and nose stay covered. (A huge word of thanks to Kathleen Pidrak for providing handmade, washable and reusable masks for your convenience.)

 


6 Foot social distancing is required.  The narthex floor will be marked in order for you (and your party) to maintain the appropriate distance while waiting to be seated by an usher. Please stand on the mark.


Please use the hand sanitizer provided, prior to entering the sanctuary.


A person will be available to take your joys or concerns in the narthex PRIOR to service. You may also email or call Pastor Kristen before the service to have your joys/concerns shared and offered in prayer during worship.   


If you wish, bring your own Bible. The pews will not have hymnals, Bibles, pencils, or paper available.  The worship service is paperless (bring your own paper and pencil if desired).


Screens are located at the front of the sanctuary with words for the service.


The ushers will seat you to ensure social distancing requirements. To maintain appropriate distancing, you will not be able to sit in your normal spot (I’m sorry!) Families will sit together. Please comply with the ushers’ direction.


Restrooms will be single occupancy only (except for parents with small children).


No church school or nursery care will be provided.


HOW WILL WE EXIT THE SANCTUARY?


Please wait to leave your pew until you are directed to do so. Social Distancing must continue to be  observed.


There will be a designated basket/plate to receive an offering on your exit from sanctuary.


There will be no Coffee Fellowship after services.


LAST BITS


The church will be cleaned and sanitized after each service.


If you are diagnosed as positive for Covid-19, please notify the church ASAP.


Our worship services will be videotaped and available on our church website and Facebook page for those who will not be attending.


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 continue to assess the situation as the time approaches and will inform you immediately should any changes be made to this schedule.


Yours in the journey,


Pastor Kristen

 



Announcements


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


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

 

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CRETE UMC WORSHIP SERVICES AND IN CHURCH GATHERINGS SUSPENDED UNTIL 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.

The in-person ministries of the church has resumed on

August 16, 2020.

 

Our Boy Scouts and support groups will be able to meet in the church, following CDC guidelines.

 

August 31 begins the Before and After School NEW Program entitled, the

eLearning Community Initiative

Click HERE for more info

New in-Person Worship times are

Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

and

Wednesday Evenings

at

7:00 p.m.

You can still stay connected by

Phone: 708-672-8353

Email: office@creteumc.org

 

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Contact

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.

Located at 1321 Main Street, Crete, IL 60417

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