Please join us this January as we offer what gives us HOPE . When you come to CUMC, look for the dove prayer cards on the information ledge. You may write your prayer on a dove and add it to our bulletin board.
Let us unite in HOPE through our shared prayers.
This Week:
Saturday, January 25 th , 9AM , Men’s Group
Hosts: Alexander and Sally, 23 Thornley Drive, Chatham
For planning purposes, email Alex indicating whether you will or will not be able to attend  
Mark your calendars, future dates are: 2/15, 3/14, 4/25, 5/16, 6/20
Sunday, January 26 th Epiphany Gatherings , 4:30 PM - 6PM
This Week's Host: UMC Archives at Drew University
(Meet at the Chatham UMC at 4:30PM)
Each Sunday evening in the season of Epiphany, we will gather in one of our homes for refreshments, hors d'oeuvre, fellowship and conversation from 4:30 - 6PM. We will end our time together with some reflections on the 4 S’s: Sweet, Sour, Service and Sensing the movement of God. Pastor Jeff will facilitate the reflections on the 4 S’s. Our sharing will widen our understanding of the significant, subtle and diverse ways God reveals Godself to us.
February Hosts:
February 2: John and Carolyn Palma
February 9: Steve and Kate Davis
February 16: Becky and Dave Meyer
February 23: *
*If you would like to open your home for Sunday February 23rd, please contact Pastor Jeff at:
Monday, January 27 th
  • Weekly Noontime Bible Study, Room 7! Whether you’re brand-new to the Bible or know it inside and out, you’re welcome! We gather each Monday from noon – 1:30 PM in Room 7. Feel free to bring your lunch or a snack and a friend! Questions? Feel free to contact co-facilitators Associate Pastor Sharon Yarger at or Dr. SuJung Shin at

  • The RISE Board Meeting at 7:30 PM in Room 7
Tuesday, January 28 th
  • 7:00 PM Trustees Meeting - Room 7
Music News
This Sunday, the Covenant Choir will sing The Lone, Wild, Bird arranged by Barbara Poulshock for the 9:00 a.m. service. For the 11:00 a.m. service, Peter Hill, will perform Beethoven’s Bagatelle, Op. 126, No. 4

Youth Musicians will practice at 11:15 a.m. this Sunday in Rodda Hall. 
The Ukulele Orchestra will next meet on Saturday, February 8 th at 10:30 a.m. in the Music Room. 
For more information about CUMC Music, contact Peter Hill at
Looking Ahead to February
Tuesday, February 4 th
  • 9:30 AM Sarah Circle-Asbury Room: Our speaker will be Alyssa Keifer our Simpson Seminarian
  • 1:00 PM Rebecca Circle - Asbury Room

Wednesday, February 12 th - Taize Prayer Service , 7:30 PM Asbury Room

Tuesday, February 25 th -RISE Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, 5:30 PM Rodda Hall
News To Share
Do you know what a Confirmand Knows?
As we prepared to consider how we experience God, the class focused on the usual senses of sight, taste, sound, touch, and smell. We noticed our senses were heightened when we closed our eyes.  Then, could the four points of the Wesleyan Quadrilateral (scripture, tradition, experience, and reason) be considered our “spiritual senses”? What is your favorite church tradition? How does scripture connect you to God? What experiences shaped your belief in God, and does your understanding of God seem reasonable?
The SouperBowl of Caring is a way for youth to be involved in helping those in need in their local communities. Through the first Sunday in Lent, March 1 st , there will be a table outside of the Asbury Room for canned goods and monetary donations should be made out to CUMC with SouperBowl of Caring in the memo line and should be placed on the secretary’s desk in the office. Please email Kate Ziegler at so she may keep a tally of the donations.  There is a special need for the following food products:
Canned Protein***Peanut Butter***Jelly
Seeking Candle Makers!
Are you a candle maker or do you know someone who is? We have hundreds of gently and briefly used small white candles from our Christmas Eve services. Rather than discard them, we would like to give them to someone who could recycle and reuse them. Please contact Tom Kitson or the church office.
Community Happenings...
On March 26-28 , Chatham High School Theatre Department will present Godspell , composed by Stephen Schwartz with the book by John-Michael Tebelak. This colorful musical brings biblical parables to life and is based primarily on the Gospel of Matthew, and includes the Passion of Christ. This revival features familiar tunes and rocking new jams performed by an all-star cast. Performances will be held Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 p.m., and Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.

As is CHS Theatre tradition, local senior citizens are invited to attend the final dress rehearsal on Wednesday, March 25 at 3:30 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 R.S.V.P. to the senior dinner, please call Debbie Haeringer at (973)701-8037 or email by Friday, March 6 . Diners will receive a confirmation call or email.

Tickets for performances are $12.00 for students/senior citizens and $15.00 for adults and can be purchased in advance online at starting Monday, March 16.  Tickets will also be available for purchase online until 15 minutes before the performances start and will also be sold at the door one hour before each performance. For more ticket information please email Alexis Irene at .
CMP News
Please mark your calendars for Saturday, April 25, 2020 ! We will celebrate 50 wonderful years of Chatham Methodist Preschool. Our celebration will be from 8PM - 11PM and will include food, drinks, silent auction, and more! Stay tuned, more information to follow! 
CUMC Outreach
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