Please know our church and facilities remain closed due to the attempt at physical distancing to curb COVID-19.
There will be no E-News sent next week.
From all of us, have a Happy Easter!
Join us this most Holy Week
To view last night's Prayers Live @5 on Facebook,
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Thursday, April 1st Holy Thursday
Outdoor Holy Thursday Service will be held TONIGHT in the back parking lot at 7PM. The service will be broadcast to cars in the Chatham Middle School parking lot via FM radio as well as with our outdoor loudspeaker system. The service will also be on Facebook Live at 7PM if you choose to view from home. If you do not have Facebook or chose to view later, we will post on our website soon afterwards.
Friday, April 2nd Good Friday

Our pre-recorded Good Friday Service will be posted at 12 Noon on Friday, April 2, 2021. You may view this service on our website, Facebook page, and our YouTube channel.
Easter Sunday April 4th
If you would like to join us at home:
Our pre-recorded Easter Service will be posted at 6 AM on Sunday, April 4.
You may view this service on our website, Facebook page, and our YouTube channel.
Join Us in person
Our outdoor Easter Service will be held on Sunday, April 4 at 10am in our back parking lot. You can stay in your cars and listen to the service via the FM radio in your cars, or you can bring lawn chairs and sit 6 feet apart from others. You can listen via FM, or Facebook Live, or our outdoor sound system. For those who wish, they can worship from home via Facebook Live at 10am.
If you would like to help serve on the usher, set up, or traffic teams, please come to the back parking lot by 9am. There will be no "Virtual Coffee Hour" this week.
Have a Happy Easter!
Wednesday, April 7th
Prayers on Facebook
All are invited to tune into a brief Facebook event at 5:00 pm. If you have prayer requests that you would like lifted up, you can email them to Pastor Jeff at revjmarkay@earthlink.net.
Next Week
Sunday, April 11th Sunday Online Worship Service
We invite you to our online worship service. Service is posted weekly on Facebook, YouTube, and our Website by Saturday mornings.
Sunday Zoom “Virtual Coffee & Conversation”
Join Us at 10:00am by clicking below:
 
 
Meeting ID: 680 233 812 Password: 015665 
Wednesday, April 14th
Prayers Live at Five on Facebook
All are invited to tune into a brief Facebook Live event each Wednesday at 5:00 pm. If you have prayer requests that you would like lifted up, you can type them into the comments section of the FB Live event or you can email them to Pastor Jeff at revjmarkay@earthlink.net.
Youth & Kids News
All Classes / All Ages - This week is Easter and we will take a screen break and join our church family for an in person Easter service in the church parking lot at 10:00am. 
(see above for info)
PreK / Early Elementary - Following the Easter worship service in the parking lot, young kids are invited to go around the building to the memorial garden to hunt for Easter Eggs - symbols of the stone that was rolled away and the new life we have in the risen Christ. Wear your mask, bring your favorite basket and join us!

Check out this really quick video showing how to say Happy Easter in sign language and we’ll use it to greet each other Sunday. We’ll add it to the sign we’ve already learned for “Jesus” and on Sunday one of our friends will show us how to add “resurrection / is risen”.  

Submerge (4th-8th grade) - Before the Easter worship service, junior youth are invited to meet in the Memorial Garden at 9:30am to hide eggs for the kids. Then after the service, come back to the garden to help with the hunt and social distancing. Make sure to wear your mask!
 
High School Discussion - We won’t meet online this week, but it will be great to worship together in the parking lot with all who can make it! 
Music News
Have a very Happy Easter!
If you would like to hear music that all of our CUMC musicians have made online click on this link: http://www.chathamumc.com/music/ and enjoy!

For online information for our all of our music projects and our Zoom information for meeting together contact Peter Hill at petepiano@mac.com.
United in Prayer
You are invited to participate in some contemplative practices and prayer by clicking on the link to our Chatham UMC Facebook page:
For those who want to join hundreds of others who have been praying for the following people and situations, keep reading, and thank you.

Intercessory Prayers emailed or shared with us this week:
A Time of Silence together...
Prayers lifted on March 31, 2021
  • For the family and friends of George Floyd as they continue to grieve his death, and all who watch the trial as we are are retraumatized by the violent images of indifference and jaded disregard for his life. 
  • For the city of Minneapolis, and the United States of America as we face racial injustice, and do the hard work of racial healing, racial justice, racial reconciliation.
  • Bob S. as he approaches a surgical procedure at the end of the month.
  • For Priscilla H for healing and blessing, and for those who are reaching out to her at this time. 
  • For Tom, having hip surgery
  • For Sue’s cousins in California: Frances Ann and Curtis, for healing and blessing as they live in memory care facilities.
  • For victims of gun violence, especially the communities of Atlanta and Boulder.
  • For Jennifer, for healing
  • For Steven, for healing
  • Thanks for leading Brittany to a doctor who encourages and affirms her.
  • For Members of our congregation who feel alone and isolated due to the pandemic.
  • For a friend “C” who is struggling with mental health issues and difficult family dynamics.
  • For Richard as he recovers from Covid 19
  • For Arthur and Audrey, for healing and blessing
There will be no ENews on Thursday, April 8th. Prayers lifted on April 7th will be printed in the Enews on Thursday, April 15th.
Community Resources
Latest Newsletter is Out!
The Senior Center of the Chathams is an independent, 31-year old non-profit organization located here in town and offer a wide range of programs, activities, and services to older adults in Chatham and the surrounding areas. The Senior Center has continued to offer remote programming and COVID guideline-compliant indoor programs this past year.
Click Here to read the latest newsletter and learn about their fantastic programs. There is no membership fee to be part of the Center and many of their classes and programs are free.
Chatham UMC and Green Village UMC are supporting each others' ministries!
The Green Village UMC now has a book donation bin! Donate any book with an ISBN barcode on the back cover, that is in good, readable condition.
You can drop books off in the bin alongside the church any day/time! The Green Village UMC is located at 500 Spring Valley Rd, Green Village (about two miles from Chatham ShopRite and just past the Green Village Deli). The bin is a fundraiser for the Green Village UMC. If you have questions, please contact Tiffany W at twillshaw22@yahoo.com
Community Paper Shred - Saturday, April 24 at
Chatham Middle School, 480 Main Street, 9AM-Noon
(or until shred trucks are full)
Declutter and get rid of unwanted documents shortly after Tax Day. The event is open to the public and benefits the Senior Center of the Chathams. Sponsored by: Chatham Disposal Company and Home Well Cares
Nature's Best Hope:
A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard
Monday, April 26th 7-8:30 PM on Zoom
Please click here to see flier invitation from the New Providence United Methodist Church’s (NPUMC) Outreach Committee.
CUMC Outreach
Volunteers are always needed
CUMC Community Food Pantry 
The community support and need of our 24/7 pantry has grown.
For updates on our current needs you may visit our dedicated Facebook page and Website. These sites are updated weekly with accurate information on what our current needs are and how to best support our efforts before you shop. Thank you all for your continued care of one another and making our Pantry a community staple.
Help keep our food distribution sustained:
We Need Your Help at our
CUMC Community Food Pantry!
Our pantry continues to grow to meet community need; for us to be able to continue we need volunteers to help sort donations and restock the sheds. Want to know what this is about? You can watch the instructional video on the right. Help is needed for about an hour on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday afternoons (possibly Fridays as well). If you have any questions or want to inquire, please email the church office at chatumc@optonline.net
We Need Your Help!
We’re reaching out to all church members for pre-recorded Gospel readings. New dates will be added soon. If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Babbitt at bbabbitt@optimum.net or Jeff Markay at revjmarkay@earthlink.net
Bread Ministry: If you would like to be involved in our Bread Ministry, please contact Edit Ostrom at: nyuszi@mac.com or
Communities of Care do you wish to receive a call, a text or an email from someone at the Chatham UMC community? Please email the church office by clicking here.
New NJ DOH Senior 75+ COVID Vaccine Hotline
Those 75 and older who need assistance in registering and finding vaccination appointments may call the NJ Senior Hotline at 856-249-7007 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily.
We offer links to resources you may need to help you or your loved ones through this "storm" of Covid-19. Because CUMC has always been a loving community of dedicated ministry, we know you are also seeking ways to give back to those in need.
All submissions for next week's CUMC Weekly E-news are due by Tuesdays, 2PM. Submissions may be emailed to Eileen Ruggiero.
460 Main Street
Chatham, NJ 07928
(973) 635-7740
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