Please know our church and facilities remain closed due to the attempt at physical distancing to curb COVID-19.
Announcements
We Need Your Help!
We’re reaching out to all church members for pre-recorded Gospel readings. New dates have been added through the summer! (Please remember to film Sunday’s Gospel message by the previous Tuesday!)
Please note that dates are listed as Tuesdays on our Sign Up Genius because recordings are due on Tuesday. If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Babbitt at bbabbitt@optimum.net or Jeff Markay at revjmarkay@earthlink.net
I wanted to give you all an update on my SouperBowl of Caring Food Drive, which has directly benefited CUMAC ECHO in Paterson. Thank you to those of you who either contacted me for pickup or dropped off donations at my house. As a result of your generosity, I was able to donate over 1,200 pounds of non perishable food and personal care items to those in need.

During my six years as coordinator of the SouperBowl of Caring Food Drive, I have been thankful for the support that has helped me to change the lives of the less fortunate. Each year the food drive has grown in scope and exceeded my expectations. I really appreciate each and every donation over these past few years. I am hoping that the example that I have set encourages more young people to volunteer and make a difference in their communities.
~With Thanks, Kate Ziegler
This Week
Thursday, April 15th
Prayers on Facebook
To view last night's Prayers Live @5 on Facebook,
Please Click Here. You don't need to be on Facebook to watch.
Sunday, April 18th 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.
If you would like to help create our Sunday online worship,
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
After reading the story of Doubting Thomas and what Jesus said to him, kids in the Whirl Class last Sunday shaped letters from pipe cleaners to make a “believe” mobile. What a blessing they are!
What’s Happening in Our Classes this Week?
PreK / Early Elementary - Sundays at 9:30am on Zoom. This week’s theme: Evangelism. We’ll talk about the important job Jesus gave the disciples when it was time for him to go be with God as we read the story of The Great Commission. Check out our song of the week – “Go and Make Disciples click here.

Submerge (4th-8th grade) - Sundays at 10:30am on Zoom. This week’s topic: Bible Background. We’ll take a look at how we got the Bible we have today, talk about the concepts of inspiration, translation, and transmission, and explore how best to apply it to our lives. 
 
High School Discussion - Sundays at 11:45am on Zoom. Over the next few weeks we will be discussing various themes from the movie The Shack. Often described as a modern-day parable, the uplifting movie is an artistic and imaginative representation of one man’s unforgettable encounter with the Divine in the wake of pain, sadness, and doubt. This week’s theme: Where is God When I Need Him Most? We’ll discuss stereotypes of God, our perceptions of God and what gets in the way of our seeing God in a broken world.
  
Sunday School always welcomes new friends to join our active groups. Zoom log-in info for the classes is emailed at the end of each week. If you would like to be added to the distribution group or have questions about which class is right for your children, please email Karen at youthchatumc@optonline.net.
Music News
Members of our Ukulele Orchestra will next meet online at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 24th on Zoom.

If you are a singer with a classical twist: all vocalists are invited to join members of the Covenant Choir and Friends in creating a virtual choir video of Peter Lutkin’s The Lord Bless You and Keep You. This one-off project invites all singers whether you live inside or outside New Jersey!

If you are a singer or player with a pop twist: musicians of all kinds are invited to join in our virtual music video of The Beatles’ All You Need Is Love. Singers and players from saxophone, trombone, clarinet, flute (all band and orchestra instruments) to classroom instruments (kazoos, toy pianos, kids’ keyboards, shakers, and maracas!) are invited.

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 last week and this week:
A Time of Silence together...
Prayers lifted on April 7, 2021
  • We pray your continued blessing upon Lucille and Roger who celebrate their wedding anniversary today.
  • We give thanks for the season of Spring and the promise of new life that comes to flower all around us. Give us the eyes of wonder to see your handiwork in everything and everyone.
  • 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 families going through crisis
  • For those who are feeling disconnected and isolated
  • For those with Covid 19 and those living with ongoing health implications
  • For those trying to get vaccines and those who are working in pharmacies, vaccination sites and distribution infrastructure, not only in this country but throughout the world
  • For Priscilla and those who are caring for her.

Prayers lifted on April 14, 2021
  • For the family of Daunte Wright, who was shot and killed by a police officer in Minnesota.
  • For those grieving the death of George Floyd, and those working for restorative justice and systemic reform.
  • For the country as we watch the trial, and respond.
  • For peaceful protests around the world that result in restorative justice and reconciliation, hear our prayers as we cry out for justice that transforms.
  • For Tom, recovering from a broken hip
  • For Alan, recovering from a car accident
  • For Priscilla recovering at Runnells
  • For Andrew, recovering from shingles
  • For the Walsh Family as they grieve the death of Tom Walsh.
  • For Jack H. as he withdraws from public life due to Alzheimer’s, and for his daughter who will undergo procedures for Leukemia.
  •  For all who are quarantining due to covid or having been exposed to covid.
  • For Jennifer in need of healing
  • For Rick, as he prepares for open heart surgery next Monday, and for Lorraine and their family as they care for one another.
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. Click Here to read the latest newsletter and learn about their fantastic programs.
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
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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