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Our Youth Group

  • Provides a safe space for teens to gather

  • Promotes  open and honest communication

  • Enhances leadership skills

  • helps gain self-confidence and self-esteem

  • Strengthens faith


Kyle Meyer, Youth Director



Crete UMC Youth Group's aim is to continue to stengthen and encourage a growing relationship in Christ.

Open to all ages 12 thru 18

We meet weekly at Crete UMC in the Youth Room

(please enter off Main Street for the meeting)

6:00p Sunday Evenings

    Some Great Activities Crete UMC Youth Group is involved in:


          * The Appalachia Service Project

          * Collecting toys for the Jones Center

          * Annual Ski Trip

          * South Suburban PADS

          * Various fund Raising Projects and helping the community

Let's learn about

Appalachia Service Project (ASP)

Appalachia Service Project (ASP) motto is create strong relationships with new friends and God, with a little construction on the side.


Appalachia Service Project (ASP) is a Christian ministry, open to all people, that inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair in Central Appalachia.


ASP's vision is to see substandard housing in Central Appalachia eradicated and everyone who comes in contact with ASP transformed.


Since 1969, ASP has repaired 16,811 homes throughout Central Appalachian Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia through the efforts of 361,145 volunteers. Providing home repair free of charge to the families we serve is our privilege and pleasure.

ASP provides one of the most rewarding structured service opportunities in the nation — bringing thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families.



Please contact Kyle Meyer, our Youth Group Director to see how you can be of help.   

“At Christmas time, Crete UMC Youth Group collects toys and mittens which are then donated to the Jones Center, in Chicago Heights.  These gifts are passed out by Santa to the children at the Jones Center. 

—  Click here to learn more about the

Jones Center

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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


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


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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Created by Diane J. McGarel