Breaking News

The Church Office Has Reopened

2021 Summer Office Hours

Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday: Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – noon
Other hours available by appointment.

We’re pleased to announce that the church office has reopened. Generally, Donna Riha will be on duty during office hours on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. Kathy Wight will be on duty on Wednesday and Thursday during office hours. Linda Kuntz will be in the church office on Monday and Wednesday, noon-5:00 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00-5:00 p.m. Hours are subject to change. If you need to see a specific staff member, it’s best to set up an appointment ahead of time since staff schedules vary. Phones will be answered during office hours but will be monitored outside of office hours on weekdays.  In the event of an emergency on nights and weekends, you can call the pastors’ emergency phone at 815-310-5802.

Sunday Worship at Christ UMC

Note: Face Masks are recommended for those who are not vaccinated.

Alpine Center

8:30 a.m. – Alpine Center Courtyard   Outdoor Casual Worship Service – Bring a lawn chair.

10:00 a.m. - Alpine Center Sanctuary The 10:00 Alpine Service will also be livestreamed on our website: and also on our Facebook page: 

Our Master’s Center

9:30 a.m. -  Our Master’s Center Sanctuary

Recorded Services

The 10:00 Alpine Services are recorded each Sunday and are available on our website after the livestreamed service ends around 11:00 a.m. to watch at any time at  Click on the opening worship service slide to go directly to the livestreaming and recorded services on the Sermons page.



The Alpine 10:00 Service will also be livestreamed on our website:

Alpine Services will be recorded and available on our website after the livestreamed

service ends around 11:00 a.m. to watch at any time

and also on our Facebook page:


Children's and Family Ministries Information

Contact Joy Hayag at for more information. Click on the link below for the latest information about activities and worship for children and families.  Click here to go the children’s ministry page.



Watch your email for special Christ UMC eblasts, enews and prayer lists

Special updates will be sent out to you as needed. The weekly enews will usually  be sent out on Thursdays. A prayer list will be sent out on Wednesdays, so that we can continue to hold one another in prayer.  Note:  Please check your spam folders if you don’t see these in your inbox. Our email platform, Mailchimp, will sometimes be recognized as spam, depending on your computer’s security setting.  If you don’t get the eblasts, please notify us at

The Flame

Our monthly newsletter, The Flame, will continue to be produced and sent out on our regular schedule. Everyone who has an email address will receive a copy of the Flame by email each month.Those who get a paper copy will still get their paper copy mailed to them.  

Pictures for "What You Been Up To?" for Online Church Services

You may send in your pictures for the weekly "What you been up to?" wiith a small caption of what's going on in the picture to


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Personal debt and bankruptcy

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Wills, estates and guardianship

Click here to go to the Covid Help Illinois website.