Please know our church and facilities remain closed due to the attempt at physical distancing to curb COVID-19.
Announcements
All are invited to our Online Christmas Eve Service
Join us for our Online Christmas Eve Service featuring over 100 of our congregation members participating through videos, lighting candles, and telling the story of Jesus' birth. Feel free to share the following links with friends or family who can’t get out to church, or who don’t have a church.
Online Christmas Eve Service will be posted at 12 Noon on our website, www.chathamumc.org as well as on Facebook and YouTube.
UPDATE: Our Drive-In Christmas Eve Service at 5PM has been cancelled due to the expected severe weather. Please stay warm, stay dry, stay home,
and have a very Merry Christmas!
A Message from The Stewardship Committee:
On behalf of the Stewardship Committee, Thank You to all who submitted a 2021 Pledge Card. If you did not receive the letter and pledge card, please go to the CUMC website, www.chathamumc.org and click on Worship & Ministries and then click Stewardship. Click Here Now for a direct link to the page. Stewardship information is available there for you to review and print. 

An Update on 2020 Pledges and Giving:
As we close out 2020, our pledges and giving as of this week are under budget by just under $50,000. There is an urgent need for you to bring your gifts and offering up to date so that we can cover current expenses. Thank you for being one in ministry of the faith-filled, generous people at CUMC.
Faithfully, The Stewardship Committee- Doug Bryant, Ronald Yarger, Katie Hill, Hal Burlingame and Edit Ostrom
The January/February edition of The Upper Room is now available to pick up at the rear entrance!
Grab your copy today!
A Special Note to Share...
This week we received a lovely note along with a generous contribution and groceries for our community Food Pantry from our friends at the Chatham Summit Quaker Meeting. To read this thoughtful card, please Click Here.
This Week and Next Week

To view last night's Prayers Live @5 on Facebook,
Please Click Here. You don't need to be on Facebook to watch this link.
Thursday, December 24th Christmas Eve
Online Christmas Eve Service will be posted at 12 Noon on Facebook, YouTube and our website, www.chathamumc.org.
Please note that our Drive-In Christmas Eve Service has been cancelled due to the expected severe weather.
Friday, December 25th
Sunday, December 27th Weekly Online Worship Service
If you would like to help create our Sunday online worship, please scroll down to CUMC Outreach and sign up today!
Sunday Zoom “Virtual Coffee & Conversation”
Join Us at 10:00am by clicking below:


Meeting ID: 680 233 812 Password: 015665
Wednesday, December 30th
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.
Friday, January 1st Happy New Year!
Sunday, January 3rd Weekly Online Worship Service
Sunday Zoom “Virtual Coffee & Conversation”
Join Us at 10:00am by clicking below:


Meeting ID: 680 233 812 Password: 015665
Youth and Kids News...
All Youth and Kids Groups/Classes
We'll all take a screen break this Sunday, Dec. 27, and gather again on Zoom for Epiphany on Jan. 3, 2021. Take some time this weekend to watch CUMC's online service and look for your friends and classmates in the collaborative retelling of the Christmas story.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!  
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:
Prayers lifted on December 23, 2020
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...
  • Joann P as she continues to recover from surgery
  • Carol L as she continues to grieve her brother Ray’s death
  • For Jerry C as he recovers from Pneumonia at Morristown Medical Center and for Issy as she cares for him.
  • For Barbara’s Mother as she goes through the holidays alone.
  • For Barbara’s Brother and Sister in Law who usually host Christmas but can’t this year due to social distancing.
  • Bless all of our families as we are apart from one another this year
  • Thanks for Nathanael’s graduation from college and blessings on him as he begins a graduate degree.
  • Bless Nathanael on his birthday on 12/24
  • Blessings on all who come to the Christmas Eve services online and in our back parking lot at 5pm.
  • For Tom Bonaker whose Mother died recently. Bless this family with your comfort and love as they grieve and care for one another.

  • For the hundreds of thousands who have Covid, and for those we know who have Covid
  • For Tommy in Ohio
  • For Rich T in Florida
  • For Steven and his family in New Hampshire
  • For Gary and Alison, and their family,
  • We pray for Jennifer who is in need of sleep and the right balance of medication
  • We give thanks for the ongoing ministry of Rev. Craig Dunn and ask your continued blessings on First Baptist Church in Madison.
  • We pray for healing and understanding for Fran and Elizabeth.
  • We pray for health care workers, for strength, for wisdom, for compassion, for their families.
  • For those who are knowingly or unknowingly hindering the health and welfare of the Common Good.
  • For those who are unemployed and looking for meaningful work.
  • For those who don’t have enough money for food or medical care.
  • For all of us, that our capacity for compassion and social justice might deepen and grow.
If you have people and situations that you would like lifted up in prayer, please email them to: revjmarkay@earthlink.net and indicate whether you want the prayers to be confidential, or shared with the greater Chatham UMC community.
CUMC Outreach
Volunteers are always needed
Pop Up Food Pantry 
Take what you need or leave what you can at our two pantry shelves. The shelves are now located across from the CMP Playground and are winter ready!
Help keep our distribution sustained:

We Need Your Help!
We’re reaching out to all church members for pre-recorded Gospel readings through the end of January. (Please remember to film Sunday’s Gospel message by the previous Tuesday!)
Click Here to Sign Up for Your Slot 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
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.
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, 2:00 PM. Submissions may be emailed to Eileen Ruggiero.
460 Main Street
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