With Christmas comes faith, love, and HOPE!
We wish all these things for you and your family during this Christmas Season.
This Week at CUMC
Saturday, December 28 th
The Memorial Service for Sam Preston will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 11:30 AM in the Chatham UMC Sanctuary. There will be a reception that follows in Rodda Hall. The Rev. Clarissa South Holland will be officiating at the Memorial Service. Clarissa was one of our Associate Pastors here at Chatham UMC, and has journeyed with the Preston Family since the late 1990s.

Cards of love and condolence can be sent to the Preston Family c/o:
The Rev. Francie Preston
 2401 Pennsylvania Ave, #4B33
Philadelphia PA 19130.
Sunday, December 29 th 
10:00 AM Carols and Communion in the Sanctuary

Sock Tree Deadline! Thank you to all of those that helped fill our tree with socks
Help Up fill our Tree with Socks!
Sock Collection ends December 29 th
Please bring in new socks of all sizes and for all ages to hang on our Sock Tree. The gift of a new, warm pair of socks this cold winter season is so important for those in need. Please hang your gift on our Christmas Tree located near the upstairs elevator. Thank You!
Monday, December 30 th
  • Advent Small Groups will not be held today but resume at, noon and 7:30 PM on Monday, January 6th. These will be our final meetings; hope to see you there!

The Church Office will be closed this week. We will reopen on Thursday, January 2 nd at 9 AM.
We wish you a
Joyous New Year!
Wednesday, January 1 st New Year's Day
Thursday, January 2 nd
Church Office to resume schedule and open at 9:00 AM
Next Week
Sunday, January 5 th
Epiphany White Gifts Service
9:00 AM & 11:00 AM Worship
A decades-long tradition at CUMC! This year benefiting  Our Promise Our Promise (formerly Our Place) is a day center for people living on the street in Morristown. (It is now 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
  Want a Printable List to take with you to shop? Just Click Here!
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!
News to Share
A Note from your Co–lay leaders,
Jerry Cunningham and Chris Fillimon
Thank you for supporting and donating so generously to CUMC’s traditional Staff Holiday Gift Giving. It’s a thoughtful way to express our thanks and appreciation to our dependable and efficient staff for all they do for our Church and her congregation. Those who will receive your gift are very grateful, and thank each and every one of you for thinking of them during this busy time of year. 
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a
happy and healthy New Year!
More January Happenings
Jazzed for RISE ,
January 11 th , 7:00-9:00 pm, Rodda Hall
A benefit concert featuring the Chatham Community Jazz Band
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 20th. Sponsored by the Drew University Theological Student Association and Center for Global Education. For more information please contact Alyssa Keifer at akeifer@drew.edu
  • 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!

  • Rebecca Circle has scheduled their first 2020 meetings to be Tuesday, 1/7, 1-4 pm in the Asbury Room & Tuesday, 2/4, 1-4 pm in the Asbury Room.
From CMP
2019 Holiday Cards and Gifts Sale!
Last Week to Order!
CMP is partnering with Minted to fund raise! From now until December 31 st go to www.minted.com/HOLIDAY and shop for your holiday cards and gifts. When you use the program code: FUNDRAISECMPRES you will save 20% on your order AND Minted will donate 15% to CMP!

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 Liturgists Needed through Epiphany Sunday 2020! Click Here to Sign Up 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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