It’s time for our annual
Fall Rummage Sale!
Everyone's Favorite Rummage Sale is Back! Saturday, October 26 th
Important Dates and Times:
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23rd Set Up – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM                     
    ITEM DROP OFF: 12 noon to 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, Oct. 24th     
                     SET UP & ITEM DROP OFF:  9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, Oct. 25th    Set Up - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
ITEM DROP OFF:   9:00 AM to 12 Noon
Saturday, Oct. 26 th    Rummage Sale
9:30 AM to 2:00 PM      
BAG SALE - 2:15 to 3:00 PM
We need your help to make this popular community event a huge success! Questions, please contact Sheri Omelczuk at
This Week at CUMC
The Ukulele Orchestra will next meet this Saturday, October 19 th at 10:30 a.m. in the Music Room. 

This Sunday, October 20 th, for the 9:00 a.m. service the Youth Singers will perform Brandon Heath’s Love Never Fails. The Wind Ensemble will play James Swearingen’s Bring It On Home for both services and the Covenant Choir will sing Here, I Am Lord, arranged by John Carter for the 11:00 a.m. service.

This Sunday, Youth Musicians will practice at 11:15 a.m. in Rodda Hall. 
On Sunday, October 27 th for the 9:00 a.m. service, the Covenant Choir invites all singing friends to join them for a special, easy-to-learn anthem: The Welcome Table.

For more information contact Peter Hill at .

For All Saints Sunday, November 3 rd at both services, the Covenant Choir will sing a special anthem: Elaine Hagenberg’s arrangement of the Shaker hymn, I Will Be A Child of Peace.
Saturday, October 19 th, Men's Group
This serves as a reminder that the next Men’s Group Meeting will take place this coming Saturday, October 19, 9AM at Jeff and Julie’s home, 48 Elmwood Ave, Chatham. For planning purposes, please indicate whether you will or will not be able to attend. You may email Alex at

If you are willing to host the November 16 th meeting, please let me know at your earliest convenience.
Tuesday, October 22 nd, Trustee Meeting, Room 7
All Saints Day Service
Sunday, November 3 rd
Sunday, November 3 rd   will be our  All Saints Day Special Service  at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. This is an ancient tradition in which Christians remember loved ones who have finished their courses in faith, and now live in the heavenly realm. We will light candles in their memory, speak their names, toll the bell, and give God thanks for their lives and their homecoming into Eternal Life.

Please look for a list of names of loved ones outside the Sanctuary. We invite you to add names to this list if your loved one is not on it. This list will be outside the Sanctuary until October 27 th . Please call the church office at (973) 635-7440 or email  if you would like to add a loved one to this list but are unable to come to the Sanctuary.
Deadline for all name submissions is Monday, October 28 th .
We Remember...
Long-time member of the Chatham UMC,
Charles L. Wilkinson, entered Life Eternal on October 6, 2019. He was 91 years old. A brief graveside service is being planned for Friday, November 29, 2019 at the Fairmount Cemetery in Chatham. The exact time will be confirmed in a few days. Please call the church office for further details. A Memorial Service in our sanctuary is being planned for a date to be named in April 2020.
Cards of love and condolence can be sent c/o his son:
Greg Wilkinson 22 Red Road Chatham NJ 07928
CUMC Ministry Needs & Links
CUMC Annual Coat Drive has started!
We are now accepting donations of new or slightly used winter coats, scarfs, hats, mittens, and gloves. Adult and children sizes needed. Please place your new or gently used, clean donations on the coat rack near the music room.   Our Coat Drive will last through Saturday, October 26 th . Thank You!
Want to Help Fight Hunger This Month? 
CUMAC is in major need of canned soup, peanut butter, cereal, diapers,and plastic grocery bags.
Give today! Every donation can help a family in need.
 CUMAC thanks you and so do we, Ruth Mooney and Barbara Bennett
Thank You!
Thank you to Paula Marchese, Nan Canfield, and Cristina Murphy for signing up to help with our kitchen towels.
We are so grateful for your time and kindness!
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 this Fall 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
  • 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.
  • 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
Alzheimer's Dementia Support Group
The United Methodist Church in Madison is initiating an  Alzheimer/Dementia Support Group . The initial meeting is scheduled for THIS Saturday, October 19 th  from 10:00-12:00 noon in the library at the United Methodist Church located at 24 Madison Ave. in Madison, For more information, please see the flier on the community bulletin board outside the CUMC library.
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
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 .

As is a  CHS Theatre Tradition , local senior citizens are invited to attend the final dress rehearsal on  Thursday, November 21 at 3:30 PM at the CHS Performing Arts Center  immediately followed by a complimentary dinner hosted by the Chatham Education Association. Seating for the dress rehearsal is unrestricted, however, dinner reservations are limited to 80.  To RSVP to the senior dinner, please call Debbie Haeringer at (973) 701-8037 or email   by Friday, November 8th. Diners will receive a confirmation call or email.
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