Grace United Methodist Church • 1245 Juniper Avenue • Crete, NE 68333 • (402) 826-2215 •


Outreach comes in many forms at Grace UMC, which includes making our facility available for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, organizational and community meetings, seminars, concerts, and video conferences.

Members and friends are generous with their time and talents and come together in community to reach out to others. Some of the ways we have been involved in the past or are currently involved include:

• Friendly Meals
• Blue Valley Community Action
• Nebraska Food Pantries
• United Methodist Committee On Relief
• Bread for the World
• Nothing But Nets/No More Malaria
• Baskets Across Nebraska
• Fair Trade / Equal Exchange

• SCRIPs (with percent

Participating SCRIP Vendor / Business
Percent (%)
Going to GUMC

Blue River Meats


Burger King


Crete Floral




Dairy Queen


Food Mart


9th Street Grill


Pizza Hut




Stop & Shop








We are an association of member churches with a joint mission to help our community
and persons in need through acts of kindness, fellowship, and commitment to God's word.

Church / Link to Web site Pastor / Phone / Address Email

Pastor Dan Williams

Crete Berean Church
395 County Road 2500
Crete NE 68333

Plymouth UCC Church

Rev. Kathy Rahorst

Plymouth Congregational
United Church of Christ
906 Ivy Street
Crete, NE

United Church of Crist
First Congregation

Jeff Hagaman

United Church of Christ,
1st Congregational
440 East 12th Street
Crete NE 68333

Pastor Ron Benson

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

805 Hawthorne Avenue
Crete NE 68333

St. John Lutheran LCMS

Rev. Maynard Toensing
Office 402-826-3883
Pastor Cell 402-418-8760

St. John Luthern Church
11400 W. Panama Road
Crete NE 68333

Radiant Springs Church

Pastor Brent Braunberger
402-826-1040 or 402-418-1082

Radiant Springs Church
1910 W. 12th Street
Crete NE 68333


Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Father Steve Major

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
515 East 14th Street
Crete, NE 68333

1st Lutheran Wilber

Pastor Travis Panning

First Evangelical Lutheran Church
204 South School Street
Wilber, NE 68465

Grace United Methodist Church

Dr. Wayne Reynolds, Pastor

Grace United Methodist Church
1245 Juniper Avenue
Crete, NE 68333
In addition, Grace United Methodist Church truly is a family, and every effort is made to help a family member in need. Providing spiritual and practical help and support to those in our church family is part of what Grace UMC is all about.

For example, Church member Dr. Robert Muckel announced recently that Grace UMC's seed money for Dr. Brad Elder's work on a mosquito netting project has born fruit.

Dr. Elder's work was facilitated by a grant from our church provided through an "Imagine No Malaria" fund raiser. Dr. Elder reported that, thanks to early support like ours, he was able to get his project off the ground, which then allowed him to apply for and receive even larger grants to continue his work.

Bob Muckel, who spearheaded the fund raiser, challenged the congregation to a basketball free-throw contest. "I didn't shoot very well with my two new knees," he said. All of which was good for Dr. Elder's project.

Elder used the money he received from us as part of an effort to refine a primitive method for making mosquito netting, using plastic sacks. He then traveled to Tanzania, where he taught his methods to local tribes.

"Imagine No Malaria" is a program sponsored by the larger United Methodist Church. Building on an earlier campaign, "Nothing But Nets," it is often referred to as "Nets Plus." Through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), the program aims to eradicate malaria in Africa, where the mosquito-borne disease kills one in five children.


Additionally, our church is very active in the community, providing hands-on and monetary support for our neighbors here at home and nationwide, and raising funds for global projects and programs. Click the "UMCOR" logo below.


We screen and educate staff and volunteers to help prevent abuse of children, youth, and vulnerable adults.
We envision a world in which all children, youth, and vulnerable adults are protected and feel safe.

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