Join us in our Thankful Campaign
What are you thankful for this November? Share with us! Our Thankful Campaign "photo booth" is now available for the month of November. When you come to CUMC we want to know what it is you give thanks for. It might be family, friends, our veterans, music, pie, health, pets, a favorite teacher etc! There are two large orange frames located at CUMC and we encourage you to take a picture and write down what you are Thankful For on one of our corresponding cards. Be sure to use our #thankfulcumcnj when you post your pictures to Instagram and Facebook. We would love to see all the pictures together! Not on social media? Not a problem! you may send your picture to the office and we will post if for you- just use the following address: chatumc@optonline.net
Can't get to CUMC during our campaign but want to participate? Maybe you are traveling, are/ have a college student, have moved, or are a friend of CUMC you are welcome to share what you are Thankful For . Click Here for a printable mini sign and take your picture wherever you are! Make sure you include on the line what you are thankful for and use #thankfulcumcnj when you post to Facebook and Instagram.
This Week at CUMC
Saturday, November 16 th , Men's Group Meeting, 9:00 AM, Hal and Sue Burlingame to host (24 Dellwood Ave., Chatham). For planning purposes, email Alex indicating whether you will or will not be able to attend. astrunc@axiomedinc.com
Sunday, November 17 th Look for the green Christmas Donations Poinsettia Form as an insert in this week's Ministry Opportunities. The CUMC Missions Committee has selected the following organizations to receive this year’s contributions: Local: CUMAC, National: UMCOR US Disaster Response and Recovery, International: Feed My Starving Children
The poinsettia display at Christmas time has always been the hallmark of the Advent celebration. Would you like to participate but can't get to CUMC?
Simply Click Here to print out the form and mail it in.
Tuesday,November 19 th , Abigail Circle , 7:30 PM Asbury Room

Wednesday , November 20 th , UMW Planning Meeting, 10:00 AM Asbury Room
The Ukulele Orchestra will next meet this Saturday, November 16 th at 10:30 a.m. in the Music Room. 

This Sunday,  November 17th , the Kenaniah Praise Band will lead music for services including Paul Baloche’s My Hope and Crowder’s Let It Rain

This Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m.  in our sanctuary, the New Jersey Youth Symphony will host an instrumental Chamber Music Recital. All friends of Chatham UMC are invited to this free recital of up-and-coming high school classical musicians in New Jersey. For more information contact Peter Hill at   petepiano@mac.com .
Looking Ahead...
  • Tuesday, 11/26, Trustee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Room 7
  • Thursday, 11/28, Thanksgiving
  • Sunday, 12/1, First Sunday of Advent
We still need help with securing a CUMC Coordinator for next year!
Scroll down to CUMC Ministry Needs & Links to see if the feathers fit!

Community Foodbank of NJ Annual Turkey Drive
Saturday, November 23 rd  
9:00 AM -2:00 PM
Local Drop-Off Site: Chatham United Methodist Church
460 Main Street, Chatham
Please drop off your donation of a frozen turkey and/or nonperishable foods at the truck parked at the west end of the church, just off the Main Street Entrance to the Chatham Middle School.
Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving,
Peggy Sweitzer (973) 635-7636
Coming Soon!

The first Sunday of Advent is December 1 st and that means Advent small groups will be starting soon. We will be reading and discussing Light of the World: A Beginner's Guide to Advent by author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine. Light of the World explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus.

Please check future ENews for start date and times of our small discussion groups.
Saturday, December 7 th, 3:00 PM
A Blue Christmas Service is a time to acknowledge the feelings that surrounds Christmas for some of us, a time to remember the reason for those feelings, and a time to offer those feelings to God. This service offers a haven for people who desire a special touch from God during the holidays, and promises to be a time of quiet reflection, candle lighting, readings, singing, and prayer. We invite you to join us this Christmas season for a time of comfort and rest.
The service will be held in the Sanctuary and followed by light refreshments and shared fellowship. Please join us, and bring a friend. Hosted by CUMC’s Stephen Ministers
News to Share
Do You Know What a Confirmand Knows?
We discussed the most important moments in our lives and in the life of the Methodist church, especially those times when the church was divided – North v South and black v white. In the early 1800’s the African Methodist Episcopal church was formed, and though it’s considered part of the Methodist family, it remains a separate church to this day. In 1968 the EUB (Evangelical United Brethren) church merged with the Methodist church to become our current United Methodist Church. What attracted you to the United Methodist Church? What are the most important moments of your life?
Have you started your holiday shopping?
Did you know that when you shop for the holidays at smile.amazon.com/ch/22-1659495 , AmazonSmile donates to Chatham United Methodist Church? You may click on the above link or picture to begin your shopping.
Please read the following letter from
Diane Van Patten, President and Treasurer

I had the pleasure of being the President and Treasurer of our UMW for the past five years. While I have enjoyed being so involved and appreciate the support I have received, I feel it is time for me to step down at the end of the year. We will need a new President and Treasurer beginning in January. I will be happy to talk with anyone who may be interested in either position or anyone who may want more information before making a decision.  Please feel free to contact me or the church office . It is my hope that we will be able to make this a smooth transition.
CUMC Ministry Needs & Links
    Can you be a Turkey Drive Coordinator...Of course you can! Try your feathers on!
We need a new CUMC Coordinator for the annual turkey drive scheduled for November 23 rd at CUMC. This Turkey Drive is organized by the Community FoodBank of NJ ! Peggy and Caesar Sweitzer have graciously been our leaders for approximately 20 years. This half-day event (from 9-2pm) has brought the Sweitzers much joy over the years as they witnessed the generosity of our friends and neighbors. After 20 years, this will be their final Turkey Drive and it is time for them to pass the baton. It really is a simple obligation that can even be shared with another member or a family! THIS IS NOT A BIG TIME COMMITMENT!
  • The FoodBank supplies posters and the collection truck/driver.
  • The Boy Scouts of Troop 8 supply all the labor the day of the drive.
  • CUMC assists with: poster distribution, emailing local churches and being present the day of the drive
Please give the Sweitzers a call if you are interested. Peggy and Caesar Sweitzer 973-635-7636 or 201-207-7993 (Caesar's mobile) or email: caesar.sweitzer@gmail.com
Peggy and Caesar will even be able to assist the new coordinator this year!  
Please sign up!
 CUMC Family Promise Host Week is Coming Up
December 8 th  - December 14 th , 2019.
Call for Family Promise Volunteers:
We will be hosting our Family Promise guests December 8 th - December 15 th . We need your help! Please sign up to host, make a dinner, or help with set-up, clean-up or laundry. Visit the sign-up sheet opposite the Pastor’s Office in the hallway, or contact:
  Claudia Shaw  chs1munk@gmail.com , (973) 454-2014. 
  Holidays and winter weather are especially stressful for our families struggling with poverty, homelessness, estrangement, misfortune, and injustice. Our hospitality is their exaltation, dignifying and strengthening their lives. Don’t hesitate to call Claudia with questions.  
2019 Wreath Sale and Holiday Card Sale
The annual CMP Wreath Sale has started! Wreaths come in two colors: Plaid or Red/Gold. Prices/Sizes are as follows:
$40 16” Wreath
$90 30” Wreath (these can be customized – perfect size for a bay window)
Wreaths will be available for pick up or delivery if necessary on November 25 th and 26 th .
Order deadline is Thursday, November 21 st . Order forms can be found on the information ledge or you may print one by clicking here.

Holiday Cards and Gifts!
CMP is partnering with Minted to fund raise! From now until December 31 st go to www.minted.com/HOLIDAY and shop for your holiday cards and gifts. When you use the program code: FUNDRAISECMPRES you will save 20% on your order AND Minted will donate 15% to CMP!
Volunteers are always needed for Ministry Outreach.
Please click on the following to get involved:
  • Bread Ministry Click Here to Sign Up
  • Liturgy Ministry Liturgists Needed for Sundays through Epiphany Sunday 2020! Click Here to Sign Up If you have any questions about this ministry, please feel free to contact Barbara Babbitt at bbabbitt@optimum.net.
  • MedShare Collection Barrel To see a list of items for donations and guidelines please Click Here Fliers are also available on the barrel. For more information about MedShare please visit their website. MedShare.org
  • Care Corp: CUMC remains committed to our neighbors in need throughout the year with our Care Corps Ministry. If you or someone you know needs meals or transportation, please call the CUMC office at (973) 635-7740 or Marie Watt at (973) 635-7326.
Community Information
The Chatham Emergency Squad will be hosting a Blood Drive on Saturday, December 7 th at the Borough Squad Building - 31 North Passaic Avenue. The hours of donation will be from 8:30am to 2:30pm.  

Donors, ages 17-76, should be in good health and have some form of identification. Teenagers, age 16, can also donate with parental permission; forms for this will be available at the blood drive.

Donating is a wonderful way to begin the holiday season. And after donating, please sneak a peek at our Snow Village Winter Wonderland.
Chatham High School Presents:  The Crucible
On  November 22 & 23 , the Chatham High School Theatre Department will present Arthur Miller's powerful drama,  The Crucible . Set during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692,  The Crucible  is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society.  Performances will be held Friday, November 22nd and Saturday, November 23rd at 7:30 PM  Tickets for Thursday and Friday's performance are $12 for students/seniors and $15.00 for adults.
Tickets now can be purchased online at  https://chscrucible.brownpapertickets.com
Tickets are also available for purchase at the door one hour before each performance.  This show contains mature subject matter and is recommended for ages 12+.  For more information about tickets please email Alexis Irene at  airene@chatham-nj.org .
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