Please know our church and facilities remain closed due to the attempt at physical distancing to curb COVID-19.
This Week
Thursday, August 13th
Did you miss our Prayers Live @5 on Facebook last night, Wednesday, August 12th Don't worry. You can rewatch by clicking here. You don't need to be on Facebook to watch this link.
If you would like to participate this coming Wednesday, August 19th on Facebook or you would like to submit a prayer request, email Pastor Jeff at
Sunday, August 16th
 Our worship service will be posted on Facebook, YouTube,
and our Website by Saturday morning.
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when we post new videos!

We hope you will worship with us, and share the links with those who have no church or cannot worship at their church during this time.

Sunday Zoom “Virtual Coffee & Conversation”
Join Us at 10:00am by clicking image below:

Meeting ID: 680 233 812
Password: 015665
Looking for the full Zoom Information?
Can You Help? Use your phone to take a brief video of...
  • Passing of the Peace: simply film yourself saying "peace be with you"
  • Windchimes: Do you have a set of windchimes? You can just take a video of the chimes being rung and then step out of the picture.
That's It! Less than 20 seconds of video needed and you would add so much to our Worship Experience. Any questions? Just email Barbara or Jeff using the links below.
Please note that our recordings are due on Tuesdays before the coming weekend.
To submit a video or if you have any questions, please contact:
 Barbara Babbitt at or
 Jeff Markay at
Wednesday, August 19th
Prayers Live at Five on Facebook
All are invited to tune into a brief Facebook Live event each Wednesday at 5:00 pm. We will be lifting up some prayer practices that might be helpful as we navigate this new landscape. If you have prayer requests that you would like lifted up, you can type them into the comments section of the FB Live event or you can email them to Pastor Jeff at
These Wednesday Prayers videos will be stored on our Chatham UMC Facebook page for those who are unable to participate on Wednesdays at 5PM.
United in Prayer
You are invited to participate in some contemplative practices and prayer by clicking on the link to our Chatham UMC Facebook page:
Prayers lifted on August 12, 2020
For those who want to join hundreds of others who have been praying for the following people and situations, keep reading, and thank you.

Intercessory Prayers emailed or shared with us this week:
A Time of Silence together...
  • For Jesus, for those who show us the way of love, and for those who put us on this path.
  • Healing for Bob Adams following a fall (many bruises but nothing broken)
  • Jeff, Julie, Matthew and Elizabeth as Julie recovers from surgery and they care for each other
  • Cheryl’s dad’s girlfriend Jennifer having surgery this week
  • Cheryl’s friend Steve DeLuca grieving the recent loss of his dad
  • Julie, daughter of Janice and Bill, struggling with mental health issues and wisdom for Janice and Bill to know how best to support her
  • Fran and her daughter Elizabeth, for reconciliation and healing of their relationship
  • The people of Beirut, Lebanon
  • For Byron, recovering from cataract surgery
  • For healing for Keith R, and Veronica as she cares for him.
  • For Gary’s brother in a rehab center due to complications with Covid
  • For Barbara’s sister Beth who is waiting for results after surgery last Friday and for Barbara’s brother in law Tom who is dealing with chronic back pain, we ask for your healing touch O God.
  • Healing for Elise, and blessings to her family as they care for each other.
  • For all involved in the field of education: Administrators, Teachers, Staff, Students, Parents, grant them wisdom, grant them courage, for the living of these days.
  • For He Qi who has the coronavirus.
  • For all who are working for racial justice and reconciliation in our nation and in our world.

If you have people and situations that you would like lifted up in prayer, please email them to: and indicate whether you want the prayers to be confidential, or shared with the greater Chatham UMC community.
To continue to reflect and pray over prior weeks' intentions, you may do so by Clicking Here. Prayers will be archived here for each month.
The scriptures and prayers that are being shared this week for you and your communities are below:
1. Corinthians 13. The Way of Love (translation from The Message.)
If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.
If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.
3-7 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
8-10 Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled.
11 When I was an infant at my mother’s breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good.
12 We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!
13 But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.

Loving and Living God, wherever we are on the journey, lead us ever deeper into the flow of love. Amen.
Ubi Caritas
Take a listen to our latest piece of online music: Peter Hill, piano performing Betty Jackson King’s Spring Intermezzo!

CUMC musicians will next meet online for singing and fellowship TONIGHT! Thursday, August 13th at 7:30 p.m. For Zoom information contact Peter Hill at

The Chatham UMC Ukulele Orchestra will host their next Summer online sing and play-a-long on Saturday, August 15th at 11:00 a.m.! For ukulele music and/or more information please contact Peter Hill at
CUMC Outreach
Volunteers are always needed
Bread Ministry: If you would like to be involved in our Bread Ministry, please contact Edit Ostrom at: or
Communities of Care do you wish to receive a call, a text or an email from someone at the Chatham UMC community? Please email the church office by clicking here.
Pop Up Outdoor Food Pantry Take what you need or leave what you can at our two pantry shelves. The shelves are located behind the building at the doors of the Chatham Methodist Preschool. Please help keep our shelves filled.
We offer links to resources you may need to help you or your loved ones through this "storm" of Covid-19. Because CUMC has always been a loving community of dedicated ministry, we know you are also seeking ways to give back to those in need.
All submissions for next week's CUMC Weekly E-news are due by Tuesdays, 2:00 PM. Submissions may be emailed to Eileen Ruggiero. 
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