“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come…”
 ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

  What are you Hopeful for this year?
Please join us this January as we collectively share what gives us HOPE this New Year. This week, Sharon Yarger and Peter and Leighton Hill shared what they are hopeful for. When you come to CUMC, look for the cards and frame on the information ledge and let us know what YOU are hopeful for. If you chose to post on Instagram of Facebook, Be sure to use #hopefulcumcnj.
In Our Prayers
Longtime member of Chatham UMC, Henrietta “Hank” Kleckner , entered Eternal Life on December 27, 2019. She was 94 years old when she died. We give thanks for her loving faithfulness to her family and her God. Let us keep her grown kids who all grew up at Chatham UMC, in our prayers: Karlene, Donald and Karen.
There will be a Funeral Service for Hank Kleckner at the St. Giles Chapel on the grounds of Restland Memorial Park , this Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10am. The Restland Memorial Park is located at: 77 DeForest Avenue, East Hanover, NJ 07936. 
Notes of love and condolence can be sent to:  
Karen Brill at 376 Hamilton Road, Ridgewood NJ 07450
Thank you for your generous contributions last Sunday to our Epiphany White Gifts ; your kindness will greatly benefit Our Promise of Morristown .
We are also grateful to our participants in our 2020 Procession of the Kings and Holy Family. Bravo to our Holy Family-Addison, Grace, and Marc and
our Magi- Owen, Naomi, and Anna!

We received two lovely Thank You letters in the mail last week from JBWS and the Overlook Foundation . To read these letters, please c lick on each organization. The original letters may be seen on the Member's Bulletin Board.
This Week:
Saturday, January 11 th
Jazzed for RISE, 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.
Sunday, January 12 th
  • Weekly Adult Discussion will resume this week in Room 6 at 10:15 AM. Please join us on Sundays at 10:15 AM – in Room 6. Each Sunday we read, examine, and discuss the scripture lesson for the current week. Through our reflection questions we find our understanding of the scripture is enlightened and we are blessed. The group is facilitated by Janice Szarko.

  • NEW this Year! Epiphany Gatherings, 4:30 PM - 6PM: We Still Need a Host Home for THIS SUNDAY! If you would like to open your home for this Sunday, please contact Pastor Jeff at: revjmarkay@earthlink.net 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. 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: Paula Marchese
January 26: Drew Archives 
February 2: John and Carolyn Palma
February 9: Steve and Kate Davis
February 16:
February 23:
Monday, January 13 th
  • Weekly Noontime Bible Study resumes in 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 scyarger@optonline.net or Dr. SuJung Shin at sshin@nbts.edu

  • SPRC Meeting, 7PM, Asbury Room
Wednesday, January 15 th UMW Planning Meeting -10:00 AM Asbury Room
Music News
The Ukulele Orchestra will next meet on Saturday, January 11 th at 10:30 a.m. in the Music Room. 

This Sunday, the Covenant Choir will sing Audrey Assad’s Spirit of the Living God for the 9:00 a.m. service. For the 11:00 a.m. service, Sally Strunc will sing a solo version of Spirit of the Living God with Mike Maguire, piano. 

Youth Musician s will meet at 11:15 a.m. this Sunday in Rodda Hall. 
Looking Ahead
Tuesday, January 21 st
  • Trustees meeting, 7PM, Room 7
  • Abigail Circle, 7:30 PM
Men’s Group
Alexander and Sally Strunc will host the Men’s Group on Saturday, January 25 , 9AM,
23 Thornley Drive, Chatham
Steve and Kate Davis will host on February 15, 9AM,
79 Pleasant Valley Rd, Mendham (Note the new address)
News To Share
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 then discard them, we would like to give them to someone who could recycle and reuse them. Please contact Tom Kitson or the church office.
Do you know what a Confirmand Knows?
The Confirmation class will soon explore the meanings of faith and trust. How are they different? What do we mean by faith or a “leap of faith”? How do you show your trust in another person or in God, and how far are you willing to trust them? Name a couple Biblical figures who showed a deep trust in God.
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. 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!
UPDATE: We have been in contact with CUMAC and have been told that there is a special need for the following food products:
Canned Protein
Peanut Butter
This will help build their low supply of these foods.They can also use plastic grocery bags for their customers shopping.
Many Thanks, Ruth & Barb
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
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
Volunteers are always needed for Ministry Outreach.
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