Monthly Letter
Did you know that each month our members receive a mailing with weekly giving envelopes that include a letter from our Senior Pastor, Rev. Jeff Markay? For those that have chosen not to participate, you may now view Jeff's March 2020 letter by clicking here
This Week
Saturday, March 14 th Men's Group, 9:00 AM, Dave and Becky Meyer to host,
26 Wilson Ave. Chatham
Sunday, March 15 th
Lenten Small Group , 10:15 AM - 11;00 AM, Room 6 Groups will explore the DVD-based study The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life by United Methodist Pastor, Adam Hamilton. Each group will meet for six sessions of approximately one hour each. More information can be found below in Lenten Opportunities.
Monday, March 16 th , Lenten Small G roup , Room 7, noon-1:00 PM Groups will explore the DVD-based study The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life by United Methodist Pastor, Adam Hamilton. Each group will meet for six sessions of approximately one hour each.
More information can be found below in Lenten Opportunities.
Tuesday, March 17 th , Abigail Circle, 7:30 PM Asbury Room, Amy Raffel to present on Monarch Butterflies
Wednesday, March 18 th , Podcast Spirituality,
7:30-8:30 PM,
 CUMC Room 6 and online via Facebook
Podcast for Wednesday, March 18 th
Richard Rohr, in conversation with Brie Stoner and Paul Swanson, discuss the values inherent to the The Universal Christ and how one might be able to live them out in their day to day life.  
This Sunday, March 15 th, for the 9:00 a.m. service, the Covenant Choir will sing Edward Elgar’s Ave Verum. For both services, Peter Hill, piano will perform Let Us All Live In Peace by Gwyneth Walker. 

Youth Musicians will practice this Sunday morning at 11:15 a.m. in Rodda Hall.

The Ukulele Orchestra will next meet this Saturday, March 14 th at 10:30 a.m. in the Music Room. 

All Singing Friends of the Covenant Choir are invited to join the Choir on Easter Sunday! The Choir will sing Beethoven’s Hallelujah from The Mount of Olives
For more information about CUMC Music, contact Peter Hill at petepiano@mac.com .  
Our Response to COVID-19
You may read Pastor Jeff Markay's letter to the CUMC Congregation regarding our preparedness for the coronavirus by Clicking Here . A copy is also located on our Member's Bulletin Board.
Lenten Opportunities
You’re Invited - Lenten Small Groups
We’re delighted to offer an opportunity to grow in faith during the season of Lent by deepening our relationships with God and one another in a Small Group. Groups will explore the DVD-based study The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life by United Methodist Pastor Adam Hamilton. Each group will meet for six sessions of approximately one hour each.
One group will meet Sundays at 10:15 am, and a second group will meet Mondays at noon.  Signup sheets are on the bulletin board across from Pastor Jeff’s office and books are available for purchase for $15.00. Wherever you may be on your faith journey, you’re welcome to join fellow pilgrims for study, prayer, conversation, and community. For further information contact Associate Pastor Sharon Yarger
at the church office or at scyarger@optonline.net
Podcast Spirituality
Wednesdays in Lent, 7:30-8:30 PM
at CUMC and Online
There are so many ways the God is present in the world. There is wisdom that explicitly comes from the Christian tradition, and other wisdom that Christians need to learn from and appropriate that is not explicit to a faithful worldview. Each Wednesday in Lent, we will gather for an experience of spiritual formation and discuss what we resonate with or want to explore more fully about various podcasts. We will also create a Facebook group for those who wish to share their insights and questions about the various podcasts. For more information, please contact facilitator Jeff Markay at revjmarkay@earthlink.net
Easter Lilies  
2020 Easter Flower Donation and Mission Giving 
Our sanctuary will be adorned on Easter Sunday in beautiful lilies in honor/memory of our loved ones.
Our 2020 Chosen Charities: To learn more about our chosen organizations, you may click on each one and be directed to their websites.
Local: nourish.NJ (formerly known as the Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center in Morristown)

Looking Ahead
Family Promise Host Week
March 29 – April 5
There are still opportunities to help with set-up, meals, and hosting the Family Promise guests who will be with us in just a couple weeks, from March 29 through April 5Please visit the sign-up sheet opposite the Pastor’s office and see how you may want to help. You can cook a meal, help with set-up or clean-up, or spend a couple hours hosting— talking with guests, playing with the children, or just reading a book on a quiet evening.  
Family Promise Ministry Awareness Event
On Sunday, March 22 between services in Rodda hall we will hear a very special speaker share with us her experience with Family Promise. She is a graduate of the shelter program, a former guest at our church, who credits volunteers with giving her self-belief and determination to achieve a better life for her family. Her story will move and inspire us in turn to believe in the awesome power of the dignifying hospitality we offer in our ministry. So please join us then to hear her testimony and the many amazing successes of Family Promise.  

Please visit the sign-up sheet opposite the Pastor’s office, and volunteer. 
New volunteers are always paired with experienced people.  For more info about the event or volunteer opportunities, please contact Claudia Shaw (973) 454-2014, or Hilary Stannard (973) 650-8715. 
  • 3/22- CUMC Family Promise Awareness Sunday, Worship Roundtable at services and presentation at Fellowship Brunch
  • 3/29-4/4- Family Promise Host Week, Volunteers Needed!
  • 3/29-Easter Lily Dedication Forms due
  • 4/7- Sarah Circle, 9:30 a.m. in the Asbury Room
Youth News
Do You Know What a Confirmand Knows?
We explored the often-puzzling phenomenon of Jesus’ being both fully human and fully divine. How can one someone be 100% human and 100% divine at the same time? We gained some insight through discussion and by reading scripture passages that highlighted both natures of Jesus. When we look at ourselves, do we see divinity within us? What is the balance of humanness and divinity in our lives? How would you change it?
Community Happenings
Chatham Emergency Squad
Blood Drive
Saturday, March 14 th
8:30am - 2:30pm
31 North Passaic Avenue
 Chatham Borough
Please consider donating. Parking is available behind the building. 
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: 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.  
All submissions for next week's CUMC Weekly E-news are due to Eileen Ruggiero by Tuesdays, 2:00 PM Submissions may be emailed to chatumc@optonline.net .  
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Chatham, NJ-(973) 635-7740
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