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Help UMCOR with relief efforts in Ukraine

UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, is working on humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. To find out more of what they are doing, please click on the link below for a report about their work there.
If you would like to give to help the people of Ukraine, you may make a check to Christ UMC, and mark it for UMCOR Advance #982450. Or you can give using the app.

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday:  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. - noon

Other hours available by appointment.
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.   Office phone is 815-399-5910.


Sunday Worship at Christ UMC

Note: While face masks are welcome they are no longer required.

8:30 a.m. –  Dining Room - Use Door #6    Indoor Casual Worship Service

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

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


Covid Help (Housing and Economic Loss Prevention) Illinois

Free Legal Assistance for people under stress because of Covid

COVID Help's virtual legal assistance will provide users with accurate and reliable legal information, direct them to appropriate legal resources, and connect them with legal aid options in their area. They will address the most common issues Illinoisans have faced during the pandemic:

Personal debt and bankruptcy

Housing (landlord/tenant, eviction and foreclosure)



Wills, estates and guardianship

Click here to go to the Covid Help Illinois website.