Please know our church and facilities remain closed due to the attempt at physical distancing to curb COVID-19.
Here I am Lord
Thank you to all who have responded with love and compassion in caring for our neighbors during these challenging times. In particular, our Pop Up Food Pantry and Community Food Distribution efforts were generously supplied this past week. We are grateful that the seeds of our efforts are being sowed and nurtured by our giving community. Our church website remains a source of guidance
if you need to seek resources or would like to offer support.
This Week
Thursday, July 30 th
Did you miss our Prayers Live @5 on Facebook last night, Wednesday, July 29 th 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, August 5 th  on Facebook or you would like to submit a prayer request, email Pastor Jeff at  revjmarkay@earthlink.net.
Sunday, August 2 nd
 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
Looking for the full Zoom Information?
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.
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
Wednesday, August 5 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.
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 29, 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 Ron’s recovery after surgery and hospitalization
  • Thanks for that which restores us, and reminds us of our wholeness: conversations, walks, time of prayer, visiting someone, caring for someone, being grateful for small things.
  • For Hal’s cousins, and all who are grieving and walking through a new and unknown landscape
  • Thanks for Donald
  • Healing for Jacqui
  • For Hilary after a procedure
  • For Amy after surgery
  • For parents of children going back to school
  • For teachers and administrators deciding about back to school protocols
  • Gratitude for the kindness, support and prayers of others
  • For people in the aftermath of the hurricane
  • For the life of Rev. John Laney who entered life eternal on July 28, 2020. May the seeds of faith and social justice sown throughout his life continue to grow. Bless Joan and his entire family as we all grieve his death and celebrate his life.
  • For Julie, for your healing touch, as she prepares for surgery on August 7, 2020.
  • For Ryan and Kirsten who just got engaged.
  • For Cheryl, Jeff and Cole as they move to Denville and begin a new chapter in their lives.
  • For Black and Indigenous People of Color who worry about their kids and loved ones being confronted by racism and violence on a daily basis.
  • For those living in fear and isolation during this pandemic.
  • For teachers, administrators, parents and students carrying their own particular worries about the upcoming school year.
  • For Marie, as she remembers her husband’s death in 2011, and marks another year without Bill.
  • For Ana, as she remembers the anniversary of her father’s death this week, and marks another year without her Dad.
  • For Amy who came through knee surgery well this week.
  • Prayers for healing for Ralph R.
  • Prayers of healing for Mary D.
  • Prayers for healing for Christa C.
  • Prayers of healing for Elise T.

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:
Scripture:
Give thanks to the Lord, for God is good;
     God’s love endures forever.         Psalm 118:1
Prayer:
    Whatever life brings us, help us to give thanks to you O God. 
For life, for breath, for being, for love, we give thanks.

In the Lord, I’ll be ever thankful,
In the Lord, I will rejoice.
Look to God, do not be afraid.
Lift up your voices, the Lord is near.
Lift up your voices, the Lord is near.
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.
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.
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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