CUMC Weekly E-News
New Members Sunday
February 10, 2019
9:00 AM Worship Service
  We are thankful for Edith Myers-Arnold, Suzanne and Rob Rosnowski, Leah Van Doornik, Robert Adams, and Paula Marchese who will be joining our membership on February 10 th . The Spirit has led good and faithful people to journey with the Chatham UMC as we together live out our Christian faith with our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. If you would like to be a part of this group, please contact Pastor Jeff.
This Week at CUMC:
  • Saturday, February 9th, NJ Devils Ice Hockey Game, meet 11:00 AM in the Church parking lot for 1:00 PM game.

  • New Member Sunday, February 10th, 9:00 AM Worship Service

  • Wednesday, February 13th, Taizé Prayer Service, 7:30 PM Asbury Room
The Ukulele Orchestra will next meet this Saturday, February 9 th at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

This Sunday morning for the 9:00 a.m. service the Covenant Choir will sing A New Heart by Melissa Dunphy. Peter Hill will play piano music by Astor Piazzolla in both services. Join us! 

Our music program welcomes all newcomers to the the Covenant Choir, the Wesley Ringers, the Kenanaiah Praise Band, the Youth Singers, the Youth Ringers, Kids’ Music, the Wind Ensemble, and the Ukulele Orchestra! If you would like to know more about music@CUMC see our page at or contact Peter Hill at
Mark Your Calendars!
Presidents Day, Monday, February 18 th , Church Office Closed.

Special Church Conference , Tuesday, February 19 th , 7:00 PM Asbury Room for details, please see below.

UMW Planning Meeting, February 20 th , 10:00 AM, Asbury Room

Mindfulness Practices, February 20 th   7:30 PM Asbury Room

Men's Group, February 23 rd 9:00 AM, Hal and Sue Burlingame to host. (24 Dellwood Ave. Chatham)

Abigail Circle, Bingo! Fundraiser , February 26 th , 7:30 PM
Newsworthy Information
Tuesday, February 19 th 7:00 PM, Asbury Room

There will be a Special Church Conference on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7PM in the Asbury Room for the sole purpose of voting on our support of Changyong Shin’s process towards ordination in the Greater NJ Conference. Our District Superintendent Rev. Manuel Sardinas has appointed Rev. Jeff Markay to be the Presiding Elder at this special Church Conference. All members of the Chatham UMC have voice and vote in this discernment process.

Changyong has been one of our Simpson Seminarians this year and has been an active member of the Chatham UMC for the past 2 years. He has met with Rev. Markay for a year of reading and submitting reflection papers on the book The Christian As Minister. Changyong has met with our Staff Parish Relations Committee to tell them about God’s Call in his life. They have voted and affirmed his potential for ordained ministry and recommend him to a special Church Conference of the Chatham UMC. During this Special Church Conference, Changyong will tell us a bit about his sense of God’s Call in his life to seek ordination. We will have some time of conversation, culminating in a paper ballot vote. If our Church Conference affirms his Call at this stage in his life, he will then be accountable to the Gateway North District Committee on Ministry which will interview him, read more of his paperwork, and discern his ongoing call for at least the next 2-4 years.

If the DCOM discerns God’s Call for Changyong to be ordained, they will recommend him to the Greater NJ Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. The Conference Board of Ordained Ministry would then continue to work with Changyong through interviews, more in depth paperwork and ministry opportunities for the next 2-4 years. This is a long process towards ordination. Chatham UMC will be at the very initial stages of discerning Changyong’s potential for service to the denomination as an ordained person. 

Following this Special Church Conference meeting, which should last about 30-40 minutes, we will have our monthly Church Council meeting. All members are invited to both meetings.
Have You Been Listening?
Starting this week, the E-News will be offering a direct link to Pastor Jeff's weekly sermon podcast. Podcast is a wonderful and accessible option to stay connected through listening. If you cannot join us on Sunday or you would like to hear something again, the podcast is the perfect way to incorporate the week's sermon into your routine. As a podcast listener, you don’t have to keep your eyes or attention on a video. You can listen while you continue your daily activities. All podcasts are on iTunes and you may subscribe for free! Try it by Clicking Here
Can you help us solve a mystery?
We are missing the following books from our CUMC Library. It would be wonderful to have them returned to share with others during Black History Month.
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks- Rebecca Skloot
  • Where Do We Go from Here- Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • My Life, My Love, My Legacy-Coretta Scott King
  • Hidden Figures- Margo Lee Shetterly
  • Two Old Women- Velma Wallis

If you could please look around your home to see if you have these books, we'd be grateful. We would like them to be returned and available as soon as possible for others to appreciate during the month of February and after. Thank you!
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CUMC Ministry Needs & Links
Volunteers are always needed for Ministry Outreach. Please click on the following to get involved:

  • 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.
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