Please know our church and facilities remain closed due to the attempt at physical distancing to curb COVID-19.
3 Lenten Small Group Offerings: All Are Invited
During the contemplative and reflective season of Lent, we’re delighted to offer three opportunities to grow in faith by being part of a virtual small group.
Wherever you may be located, you’re welcome!  
Groups meet on Zoom Sundays and Mondays.
As we journey into the last weeks of Lent, we are preparing our
Holy Week worship services.
More detailed information will be available soon.
This Week
Thursday, March 11th
To view last night's Prayers Live @5 on Facebook,
Please Click Here. You don't need to be on Facebook to watch.
Sunday, March 14th Weekly 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
If you would like to help create our Sunday online worship,
Wednesday, March 17th
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
Youth & Kids News
After reading the story of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet last Sunday, kids in the Whirl Class tried some “TOErrific Art” holding a pair of markers with their toes to draw pictures of feet to remind us to love and serve following Jesus’ example. 
Sunday School welcomes new friends to join our active groups during Lent as we prepare our hearts and lives for the great miracle of Easter. Zoom log-in info for the following online classes will be 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

PreK / Early Elementary - Sundays at 9:30am on Zoom. Each Sunday in Lent we are learning about a different event from Holy Week. We continue to count down the days 'til Easter with our Lenten Calendar Chains. This week in class we’ll continue work on our prayer sheets, reviewing our prayers of praise, confession, thanksgiving, and adding a prayer of intercession. And we’ll talk about the other of the two stories from Maundy Thursday – The Last Supper – and the surprising thing Jesus does and how he asks us to remember him. 
Click here to hear/see our song: I Will Remember You

Submerge (4th-8th grade) - Sundays at 10:30am on Zoom. We continue our deeper dive into Lent and the events of Holy Week to prepare ourselves for the real joy of Easter. This week, Bibles in hand, we’ll further explore the story of The Last Supper Jesus shared with his disciples. Last week we talked briefly about how this event is commemorated on what we now call Maundy Thursday and this week we’ll talk about the new commandment that gave the day this unusual name. 

High School Discussion - Sundays at 11:45am on Zoom. For the six weeks in Lent we are working with What Wondrous Love which presents key scriptures and events in the story of Holy Week through the art of John August Swanson. This week’s artwork: Last Supper, based on the account from Matthew 26, has themes of community, celebration of sharing, and an embrace of the ordinary by the sacred.   
Music News
Our next evening Zoom mtg. and check-in for CUMC musicians will be TONIGHT! Thursday, March 11th at 7:30 p.m.

Members of our Ukulele Orchestra will next meet online at 11:00 a.m. on the Saturdays of March 20th and 27th on Zoom.

If you are a singer with a classical twist: 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: and enjoy!

For online information for our all of our music projects and our Zoom information for meeting together contact Peter Hill at
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 10, 2021
  • Prayers for people living in their cars
  • Prayers for the ministry of Family Promise and those they serve
  • For Steven dealing with mental health concerns
  • For Ellie, diagnosed with Covid
  • For Jac and Tom as they grieve Jana’s death, and give thanks for her life.
  • For Jennifer having a procedure for kidney stones on Friday
  • For Janice and those in her recovery group. Bless all who are doing the courageous and faithful work of 12 step programs.
  • For Benjamin, who is a 3-year-old dealing with cancer
  • For those who are suffering alone and in isolation
  • For Alan R, after a horrific car accident and his wife Angie, his sister Pam, and the doctors who care for him.
  • For the family and friends of Ken Johnson, as they grieve his death and give thanks for his life.
  • For the Weichert Family as they grieve Billy Weichert’s death. Surround this family and wide circle of friends with your comfort, your grace and your peace.
  • For Jaycee as she is hospitalized with Covid. Bless her parents and family as they worry about her from a distance.
  • For Eileen as she recovers from an infection
  • A prayer of gratitude for the Girl Scouts in Chatham who collected over 6,500 pounds of food on Saturday to donate to the Chatham UMC food pantry.
  • For a friend undergoing tests today.
  • For Elise D who is hospitalized
  • For Elise T as she begins a new chapter in her medical care and road to recovery.
  • For Lidia as she recovers from knee surgery.
If you have people and situations that you would like lifted up in prayer, please email them to: and indicate whether you want the prayers to be confidential, or shared with the greater Chatham UMC community.
Community Resources
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.
Chatham UMC and Green Village UMC are supporting each others' ministries!

Chatham UMC is grateful for the donations of non-perishable food items that are frequently donated by our Brothers and Sisters in Christ in the Green Village UMC to support the Chatham UMC Food Pantry.

Chatham UMC would like to support a ministry that benefits the Green Village UMC. They have instituted a book drop box for the greater community to give books that are used but in good condition. More detailed information is below. information below. If you have questions, please contact Tiffany W at

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. Hardcover, paperback and textbooks are all welcome! The bin cannot accept encyclopedias, library reference books, magazines, water damaged books, or books without an ISBN.
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.
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
SouperBowl of Caring Food Drive continues until March 28th Questions or to arrange a pick up, please email Kate Ziegler at
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!
We’re reaching out to all church members for pre-recorded Gospel readings. New dates have been added through mid March! (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 or Jeff Markay at
Bread Ministry: If you would like to be involved in our Bread Ministry, please contact Edit Ostrom at: 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.
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