Epiphany White Gifts Service Sunday, January 5 th
Procession of the Kings and Holy Family
9:00 AM & 11:00 AM Worship
This Sunday, remember to bring your White Gift!
A decades-long tradition at CUMC! This year benefiting  Our Promise Our Promise is a day center for people living on the street in Morristown. It is under the umbrella of the Family Promise organization. As the three kings bring gifts to baby Jesus, please come with your gift wrapped in white paper. 
The suggested list for 2020 White Gift donations are:
umbrellas, rain ponchos, chapstick, men's undershirts (L and XL),
men's boxer shorts (L and XL), socks, ladies' underpants (L and XL),
hand warmers (chemical packets), granola bars, small packages of tissues,
small water bottles, individual snack packages (chips, cookies, etc.), hand sanitizer, reusable (cloth) grocery bags, wipes, Dr. Schol's shoe inserts, foot powder, cans of soda, gum, protein bars, hot chocolate packets,
travel coffee mugs.   Cash donations will be used for bus passes and gift cards for food and coffee.
Any questions about donations should be addressed to Carol Lang, 201-312-5524
In Our Prayers
January 2, 2020
Dear Friends,

I just got off the phone today with Karen Brill. She shared with me that her mother, Henrietta “Hank” Kleckner, entered Eternal Life on December 27, 2019. We are still in the process of planning a funeral for Hank at the chapel in the Roseland Cemetery in the next week and a half. I’ll send out an email when we know more of the details.
Notes of love and condolence can be sent to: Karen Brill at 376 Hamilton Road, Ridgewood NJ 07450.

With gratitude for Hank Kleckner, and her faithfulness,

Jeff
This Week:
Sunday, January 5 th
  • Join us at 9:00 and 11:00 AM for our Epiphany Sunday White Gift Service. Come for our Procession of the Kings and Holy Family

  • Advent Small Group will have their final group discussion of Light of the World in Room 6 at 10:15 AM. Weekly Adult Discussion will resume next week.

  • Souper Bowl of Caring begins today (scroll down for more information)

  • NEW this Year! Epiphany Gatherings, 4:30 PM - 6PM: This week's host: Markay/Yarboroughs. 48 Elmwood Ave, Chatham Each Sunday evening from 4:30 - 6PM 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. We are looking for hosts who are willing to welcome us into their living rooms or dining rooms on the following Sunday evenings:
  • January 12
  • January 19
  • January 26
  • February 2
  • February 9
  • February 16
  • February 23
Monday, January 6 th
  • Advent Small Group will have their final group discussion of Light of the World in Room 6 at 12 noon. Weekly Noontime Bible Study will resume next week.
  • Advent Small Group will have their final group discussion of Light of the World in the Wesley Room at 7:30 PM.
Tuesday, January 7 th Rebecca Circle ,   1-4 pm in the Asbury Room. February's meeting is Tuesday, 2/4,  1-4 pm in the Asbury Room.
Wednesday, January 8 th Taizé Prayer
Taizé Prayer Service, 7:30 PM, Asbury Room  I n the midst of the frenetic pace of news, work, life and stress, it is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the music, beauty, stillness, scriptures, and prayers of a Taizé Prayer Service. All are invited to come and enjoy the serenity. Taizé Prayer Service is monthly on the second Wednesday each month in the Asbury Room. For information, you may call the church office at (973) 635-7740. 
Next Sunday! Jazzed for RISE,
January 11 th 7:00-9:00 pm, Rodda Hall
A benefit concert featuring the Chatham Community Jazz Band
The Risingville Intercommunity Service Effort (RISE) has been helping financially and/or physically challenged residents of NY’s Appalachians make their homes warmer, safer, and drier for 40 years. Donations at the door the night of the concert will help fund our youth RISE teams’ summer mission.
News To Share
Do you know what a Confirmand Knows?
Guidelines.  Every organization has them, including our class. We respect each other, we listen, we participate, and we agree to show up to class on time. We shared our family ‘rules’ and listed some guidelines we follow at CUMC. What are they? The global UM Church also has guidelines as described in our Book of Discipline. The Social Principles of the UMC describe six basic categories. Can you name one? And in Mark 12: 28-34 we read about a teacher of law who questions Jesus, “What is the most important commandment?” 
Begins this Sunday, January 5 th !
Happy New Year! My name is Kate Ziegler, and I am spearheading the SouperBowl of Caring food drive again this year. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the SouperBowl of Caring , it is a way for youth to be involved in helping those in need in their local communities. Starting Sunday, January 5 th   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 me at swimmergirlrockz@gmail.com so that I may keep a tally of the donations. 
I would like to encourage the congregation of CUMC to support my efforts to help CUMAC ECHO. Please help me help others in need, especially during this time of celebration. Thank you for your continued support!
Professional Clothing Drive
Help Drew University male identifying students acquire professional clothes. Collecting new or gently used sport coats, suits, and ties. Drive will be held on MLK Day, Monday, January 20 th . Sponsored by the Drew University Theological Student Association and Center for Global Education.
 For more information please contact Alyssa Keifer at akeifer@drew.edu
2019 Sock "Wishing" Tree Update!
There were 118 socks and 2 hats donated! As a caring congregation we helped people in need keep warmer, its always nice to have warm feet on cold days. Thank you to all who contributed.
 
Blessings,
 Barb Bennett and Marie Watt
The 2020 Altar Flower Calendar is now up on the bulletin board across from Jeff's office. Please sign up for your weekend before it fills! 
CMP News
HOLD THE DATE! CMP Turns 50!
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
Volunteers are always needed for Ministry Outreach.
Please click on the following to get involved:
  • Bread Ministry Click Here to Sign Up
  •  Liturgy Ministry A new sign up sheet for this winter will be available after Epiphany. 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. 
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460 Main Street
Chatham, NJ-(973) 635-7740