Please know our church and facilities remain closed due to the attempt at physical distancing to curb COVID-19.
Can you Help?
We Need Your Help
Thank you to those that have signed up to be liturgists for our weekly Online Worship Experience. We are so grateful and we have liturgists until the end of August!

We Need Additional Help with brief videos of windchimes and passing of the peace. Having you participate ensures that we have a warm, member inclusive worship we can all share.

How Can You Help? Use your phone to take a brief video of...
  • Passing of the Peace: simply film yourself saying "peace be with you"
  • 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.
That's It! Less than 20 seconds of video needed and you would add so much to our Worship Experience. Any questions? Just email Barbara or Jeff using the links below.
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
With Thanks...
The attached letter of gratitude and thanks is from the Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights for which we collected $540 from our members who donated so generously in support of our Easter Missions.
This Week
Thursday, July 23 rd
Did you miss our Prayers Live @5 on Facebook last night, Wednesday, July 22 nd ? Don't worry. You can rewatch by clicking here . You don't need to be on Facebook to watch this link.
If you would like to participate this coming Wednesday, July 29 th  on Facebook or you would like to submit a prayer request, email Pastor Jeff at  revjmarkay@earthlink.net.
Sunday, July 26 th

Our worship service will be posted on Facebook, YouTube,
and our Website by Saturday morning.
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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
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Wednesday, July 29 th
Prayers Live at Five on Facebook
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.
Youth and Kids News
Thank you to those that sent in photos of your knights completing their quests in North Castle (our At Home VBC)! This is the last week to explore our camp so be sure to check it out using the link below!
Looking for a summer getaway?   Pinelands Center , one of the United Methodist church camps at Mt. Misery, NJ, is offering an opportunity for families to go outside and spend time in God’s creation during the month of August. Families/households have a private cabin and will enjoy camp activities such as hiking, archery, crafting, hayrides, etc. with proper social distancing Click here to find out how to reserve a cabin  for a three- or six- day family vacation that includes all that Pinelands has to offer and daily devotionals for spiritual growth.  Click here to see a video  on the safety measures in place at Pinelands and register today. Individual families or groups of families are welcome.
The Chatham UMC Ukulele Orchestra will host their next Summer online sing and play-a-longs on Saturday, August 15 th 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 22, 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...
  • For the Conrad and Stepper families as they mark another year without their son and brother Jayson. Bless them as they grieve his death, and give thanks for his life.
  • Prayers of Thanks for Hilary Stannard’s birthday last week, and upcoming birthday’s this week: Kay Bergman’s birthday, Donald Underhill’s birthday, and Karen Berry’s birthday.
  • Prayers of gratitude for Alison’s brother in law coming off the ventilator in his battle with Covid, and for Rev. Alice Walsh helping to connect his family with pastoral care in Ohio.
  • Thanks for Gary and Alison’s wedding anniversary.
  • Thanks for Jennifer and the improvements she is making
  • Thanks for new opportunities for Marco
  • For Annie’s friend’s son, who is battling with depression. Bless him, his family, and the community at the academy in Connecticut.
  • For Dennis, for ongoing strength and community as he battles addictions.
  • For Don M. a friend with Alzheimer’s Disease in Massachusetts.
  •  For Blyth who recently passed the nursing board exams and was recently diagnosed with Covid. Bless her and her sister, with your healing touch.
  • Continued blessings on Ron as he recovers from surgery and a recent hospitalization, and for Sharon, Nathanael and Miriam as they care for one another.
  • For Amy R. as she goes through knee surgery next week, and the rehabilitation that follows.
  • For Janice as she takes online courses. Bless her with perspective and wisdom as she navigates this new dynamic in her profession.
  • For Diane, who entered Life Eternal this week. Bless her family and friends who grieve her death and celebrate her life, that in your love will never end.
  • Prayers of healing for Ralph.
  • Prayers of healing for Christa.

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 for you and your communities are below:

 The fruit of prayer is a deeper desire to be compassionate.
Scripture:
It’s best to start small. Give a cool cup of water to someone who is thirsty, for instance. The smallest act of giving or receiving makes you a true apprentice. You won’t lose out on a thing.
                                  Matthew 10:42 (The Message Translation)
Prayer:
     Bless us with opportunities to do small things with great love. Open our eyes to the people who need a cool cup of water, and a gift of compassion. Amen.

As the Deer Psalm 42
As the deer pants for the water
So my soul longs after You
You alone are my heart's desire
And I long to worship You (You alone)

You alone are my strength, my shield
To You alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my heart's desire
And I long to worship You
CUMC Outreach
Volunteers are always needed
 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.
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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