Please know our church and facilities remain closed due to the attempt at physical distancing to curb COVID-19.
Important Information
We STILL Need You!
As we continue our weekly Online Worship Experience, we truly need your help . We are requesting additional, very brief videos for various parts of our Worship. Having you participate ensures that we have a warm, member inclusive worship we can all share.

Here are some ways you can lend a hand:
  • Passing of the Peace: simply film yourself saying "peace be with you"
  • Acolytes: we'd love to see our kids but all ages are great!
  • Windchimes: Do you have a set of windchimes? You can just take a video of the chimes being rung and then step out of the picture. You can continue to film and just let the chimes continue for as long as possible before turning off the camera.
  • Liturgists: We have added some additional slots for the coming summer weeks. Please see below in CUMC Outreach or follow this link to sign up!
Please note that our recordings are due on Tuesdays before the coming weekend.
To submit a video or if you have any questions, please contact:
  Barbara Babbitt  at  bbabbitt@optimum.net  or
 Jeff Markay  at  revjmarkay@earthlink.net
This Week
Did you miss our Prayers Live @5 on Facebook last night, Wednesday, July 8 th ? Don't worry. You can rewatch by clicking here. You don't need to be on Facebook to watch this link.
Next up is Wednesday, July 15 th

All are invited to tune into a brief Facebook Live event each Wednesday at 5:00 pm. We will be lifting up some prayer practices that might be helpful as we navigate this new landscape. 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
These Wednesday Prayers videos will be stored on our Chatham UMC Facebook page for those who are unable to participate on Wednesdays at 5PM.
Sunday, July 5th
Our worship service will be posted on Facebook, YouTube,
and our Website by Saturday morning.
Follow us on Facebook or YouTube to be notified
when we post new videos!

We hope you will worship with us, and share the links with those who have no church or cannot worship at their church during this time.

Sunday Zoom “Virtual Coffee & Conversation”
 Join Us at 10:00am by clicking image below:

Meeting ID: 680 233 812
Password: 015665
Looking for the full Zoom Information?
It has been snowing at CUMC!  
Kids of all ages have joined the valiant Knights of North Castle in their quest for the King’s Special Armor. From the comfort of their own castles they have been learning the stories, dancing to the songs, doing the crafts and science projects, and playing the trivia games.
It’s not too late to join in the fun. Videos with some familiar VBC faces, along with our friends from Cokesbury, will be streaming on our church website for you to explore whenever you’d like this month.
Whether you share this with a friend across town, or a cousin across the country, we hope you’ll take up the gauntlet this summer and accept the challenge to “armor up” and “be strong in the Lord” by remaining with God and sharing God’s love in a world that needs it more than ever.
Want more VBC? Throwback Videos from the past decade of Vacation Bible Camp at CUMC are available for viewing here . If you have a favorite music video you’d like to see again, email Karen at youthchatumc@optonline.net .  
Take a listen to our latest piece of music online, Mike Maguire’s own composition: Prelude in D minor!

The music program’s next Thursday evening Zoom meeting and fellowship will take place next Thursday, July 16th at 7:30 p.m. Follow the link to join:

The Chatham UMC Ukulele Orchestra will host their Summer online sing and play-a-longs on Saturday, July 18th and Saturday, August 15th both at 11:00 a.m.! For ukulele music and/or more information please contact Peter Hill at   petepiano@mac.com .

The Covenant Choir is working on their first virtual choir project! The Choir putting together Peter Lutkin’s  The Lord Bless You and Keep You . All singing friends are invited to participate; for more information 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:
Prayers lifted on July 8, 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...

  • Thanks for Alison’s new job
  • Thanks for successful surgery for Ron. Continued healing upon him.
  • Fran dealing with some vertigo
  • Katie, low grade fever
  • Carolyn fever and not feeling well.
  • Dr. James Hakim who was sick and recovered. Bless his ministry of healing.
  • Thanks for travel mercies for Bill and Julie
  • For Gary’s brother who is hospitalized with Covid 19
  • Fran’s cousin Diane who is now on hospice care.
  • Gil in Cleveland, going through cancer treatments
  • For the life of George Goodall who passed away a few weeks ago in his 90s.
  • Little accomplishments by Leighton and Addison as they grow and mature
  • For the Chatham Teach in on Saturday that will emphasis that Black Lives Matter.
  • For Chip K as he recovers from a heart attack, and for his entire family as they care for him, and one another.
  • For Ralph R. in need of God’s healing touch.
  • The family of Peter Erbe, who passed away this past weekend. He is an old family friend of Glen Walker’s family.  Prayers for his family, especially his wife, Dana and their circle of friends and community in Southport NC.

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.
To continue to reflect and pray over prior weeks' intentions, you may do so by Clicking Here. Prayers will be archived here for each month.
The scriptures and prayers that are being shared this week are below:

Scripture:

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 
1. John 4:8

One of the ancient creeds of the early church was: 
Ubi caritas, et amor, Deus ibi est. (Latin)
Wherever there is care, and love, God is right there. (English)
 
In the light of eternity, we’re here for a very short time, really. We’re here for one thing, ultimately: to learn how to love, because God is love. Love is our origin, love is our ground, and love is our destiny. —James Finley, Teacher and wisdom figure at the Living School at the Center for Action and Contemplation.

Here are two different videos of this creed set to music:
Prayer: 
O God, we love you. Help us to love you more.
O God, we trust you. Help us to trust you more. Amen.
James Finley reflections on breathing in 
I Love You from God.
Breathing out I Love you to God.

A Time of Silence together
Community Event
Let’s Get Outside Carnival
Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Chatham Mall, 650 Shunpike Road, Chatham Township, NJ, 07928
Everyone is invited to a free carnival run by local Cub Scout packs & Scouts BSA troops .

Activities expected to include: MODEL CAMPSITE, BOULDERING WALL, ARCHERY, BACKYARD BASS, BALLOON POPPING, STOMP ROCKETS, CORN HOLE, PINEWOOD DERBY CARS, DOOR PRIZES.

We will be following all social distancing regulations in effect on that date.

Rain date – 7/23.

For info, contact: Al.Thomas@Scouting.org ;
973-765-9322 x229
CUMC Outreach
Volunteers are always needed
DATES ADDED! OPPORTUNITY FOR ONLINE LITURGISTS! We’re reaching out to all church members for pre-recorded Gospel readings. We've created easy to follow instructions- just grab your cell phone and click below! (Please remember to film Sunday’s Gospel message by the previous Tuesday!)
  1. Click Here for instructions
  2. 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.
Seeking Resources/How to Help
We offer links on our website to resources you may need to help you or your loved ones through this trying time. 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. If there is a resource you would like to add,
you may submit by   clicking here .
Pop Up Outdoor Food Pantry Take what you need or leave what you can at our two pantry shelves. The shelves are located behind the building at the doors of the Chatham Methodist Preschool. Please help keep our shelves filled.
CUMC COVID Relief Fund
Your donations will be used to purchase $25 gift cards from Shop Rite along with other needed items for the weekly Wednesday food drive.
If you would like to support this fund, checks can be made payable to:
Chatham UMC, and write in the memo line: CUMC Covid Relief Fund.
CUMC members can also pay by via an online donation by clicking Donate on our website and selecting the “CUMC COVID Relief Fund” option.
We are so grateful to you all for your support!
All submissions for next week's CUMC Weekly E-news are due by Tuesdays, 2:00 PM Submissions may be emailed to churchsecretary@optonline.net .  
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