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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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Crete UMC Worship Services are scheduled to resume on Sunday,

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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