Please know our church and facilities remain closed due to the attempt at physical distancing to curb COVID-19.
" the shadow of your wings I will take refuge,
until the destroying storms pass by."
Psalm 57:1
Artwork: Peace Be Still by He Qi
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. If there is a resource you would like to add, you may submit
This Week
Thursday, August 6th
Did you miss our Prayers Live @5 on Facebook last night, Wednesday, August 5th 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 12th on Facebook or you would like to submit a prayer request, email Pastor Jeff at
Sunday, August 9th
 Our worship service will be posted on Facebook, YouTube,
and our Website by Saturday morning.
Follow us on Facebook or YouTube to be notified
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 12th
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 5, 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 Priscilla who fell recently and is in need of healing
  • For those impacted by the explosion in Beirut yesterday.
  • For those who are impacted by the hurricane and tropical storm that swept up the east coast. Bless especially all those who are without power (900,000 at this time on Wednesday afternoon) and Steve and Kate Davis who had a tree fall through their house.
  • For Gary’s brother in a rehab center due to complications with Covid
  • For Julie Yarborough as she has surgery on Friday.
  • For the life of Rev. John Laney who entered Life Eternal last week, and for his wife Joan, who grieves his death and celebrates his life, that in you O Christ has no end.
  • For David, for healing, and his wife Kim, continue to bless their positive way of looking at the world
  • For Eric who was disconnected from life support last week, and entered Life Eternal. Bless his family and friends and all who grieve his death, and give thanks for his life.
  • For the Prasad Family who is grieving the tragic death of their daughter Julia
  • For Barbara’s sister Beth who is having surgery on 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 Frank, in need of your healing touch
  • For those feeling cooped up, isolated, stuck and unable to move forward during this time of pandemic.
  • For those who face racist threats on a daily basis.
  • For He Qi who has the coronavirus.

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:
Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge;
in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, until the destroying storms pass by.

Living Christ, reveal your presence in the midst of the storms, and help us build community after the storms pass. Amen.  
The Storm is Passing Over by the Detroit Mass Choir
1 Encourage my soul, and let us journey on,
Tho’ the night is dark and I am far from home.
Thanks be to God, the morning light appears,
the storm is passing over, the storm is passing over, the storm is passing over, Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
The storm is passing over,
CUMC musicians will next meet online for singing and fellowship on 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.
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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Chatham, NJ 07928
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