Our Fall Rummage Sale is Here!
Everyone's Favorite Rummage Sale is Back! Saturday, October 26 th
Donald, Sheri, and team are busy setting up and receiving item donations.
Bring your things to sell or come and lend a hand!
Important Dates and Times are listed below.
This Week at CUMC
Thursday, Oct. 24 th     Rummage Sale Preparation!  
                     SET UP & ITEM DROP OFF:  TODAY UNITL 8:00 PM
Volunteers Needed!
Friday, Oct. 25 th  Rummage Sale Preparation! 
Set Up - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM ITEM DROP OFF:   9:00 AM to 12 Noon
Volunteers Needed!
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 msgomel@gmail.com
Saturday, October 26 th
Final day for CUMC Annual Coat Drive
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.   Thank You!
Monday, October 28 th Deadline for name submission for All Saints Day Service.
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  churchsecretary@optonline.net  if you would like to add a loved one to this list but are unable to come to the Sanctuary.
The Ukulele Orchestra will meet this Saturday, October 26 th at 10:30 a.m. in the Music Room. 

This 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  petepiano@mac.com . The Wesley Ringers will perform This is The Day of Gladness by Susan Geschke and also participating in the 9:00 service will be the Ukulele Orchestra performing the prelude,  The Skye Boat Song

This Sunday, Youth Ringers will practice at 11:15 a.m. in Rodda Hall.  

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

On Sunday, November 10 th , at 2:00 p.m. in our sanctuary, the Suburban Music Study Club will host their Youth Invitational Recital . All friends of Chatham UMC are invited to this free recital of up-and-coming high school classical musicians in Northern New Jersey.
Looking Ahead...
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.
Sunday, November 3 rd
Walk A Mile in a Refugee's Shoes

Chatham UMC invites you to join us on Sunday, November 3 on the front lawn any time between 2 and 4 pm to participate in our event Walk a Mile in a Refugee's Shoes . Journey in solidarity with our refugee siblings. Through an interactive simulation, you will experience the path and plight of a refugee from home to camp. Come and go at your own pace.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Rodda Hall.

Help is Needed to Supply Refreshments!

Help is needed with refreshments for this community-wide event. We need donations of trays of cookies, brownies, chip or pretzel snack bags, granola bars, water bottles, apple cider etc. would all be terrific. Donations can be dropped off at the CUMC kitchen marked “Refugee Walk event” by 11/3 at 1:30 pm. To sign-up to help, Please Click Here . You may also sign up on the bulletin board outside Jeff's office.
Questions about refreshments, contact Annie Walker at  ahwalker627@me.com .
Good News to Share
Welcome Benjamin!
What a blessing we received when our friend, Benjamin, came to visit us in New Jersey on October 13th! Benjamin is a student from Rwanda that is currently in college in the United States.

After years of collecting coins to help with his education and exchanging letters/emails, CUMC youth were thrilled to finally get to meet him face to face. Thanks to Amy and Brad Ball for connecting us with Benjamin back in 2010 and for hosting him during his visit to Chatham.
Thank You!

The CUMC office recently received a letter from CUMAC thanking our membership for our continued generosity. You may read this letter by Clicking Here; the original may be seen on the Member's Bulletin board. We are grateful to Barbara Bennet and Ruth Moloney for their dedication and commitment to CUMAC and our ongoing food collection.
Why the Name Change?!
This week, Pastor Jeff received an exciting letter from The Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center in Morristown. Due to the successful growth of the agency and its services in recent years, The Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center will now be known as nourish.NJ. To read this announcement, please Click Here. The original letter can be found on the Member's Bulletin Board.
CUMC Ministry Needs & Links
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 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.
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
Community Information
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 .

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   debbie.haeringer@gmail.com   by Friday, November 8th. Diners will receive a confirmation call or email.
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