Please know our church and facilities remain closed due to the attempt at physical distancing to curb COVID-19.
Thank you to everyone that joined us in person or through Zoom at our Outdoor Communion Service last Saturday, October 3rd. It was wonderful to be surrounded by friends, enjoy music and some scriptures, prayer, and holy Communion. We are grateful for our volunteers that made this afternoon possible.
Important News
Carol Millar, a long time and faithful member of our congregation is turning 90 years old THIS MONDAY, October 12th! Cards can be sent to her at:
Carol Millar
9 Jensen Court
Chatham, NJ 07928
Help Us Celebrate Betty!!!
Betty Perkins is turning 100 on Tuesday, October 20, 2020!
Her family is trying to get 100 cards for her to open on her birthday. Please consider sending Betty a birthday card to help her celebrate! If you wish to send a card address it to:
Betty Perkins
92 Cottage Place
Gillette, NJ 07933
Support CUMC on Prime Day
You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on October 13 & 14. Simply shop at or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app and AmazonSmile donates to Chatham United Methodist Church.
All Saints Day is November 1st
If you have a name you'd like included in our All Saints Day list, please send an email to our Church Secretary, Zrinka Cvetkovic at: Please include the individual's name and date of death. Details on our virtual service is coming soon.
Turkey Drive 2020
Look out for more information in next week's e-news on our Turkey Drive!; we plan on collecting frozen turkeys and food items that will be distributed at our weekly food distribution line at the Chatham UMC parking lot.
We Remember...
We Remember Long time member of the Chatham UMC, Myrtle McEntee, who entered Life Eternal on Monday September 28, 2020 at the age of 99. Myrtle was very active with the Rummage Sale, the Antique Sale, the Friday Nighters and so many other ministries in our church family.
Cards of condolence and love can be sent to Myrtle's daughter:
Janice McEntee Owens
529 Saluda River Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
This Week
Thursday, October 8th
Did you miss our Prayers Live @5 on Facebook last night, Wednesday, October 7th Don't worry. You can rewatch by clicking here. You don't need to be on Facebook to watch this link.
Sunday, October 11th
 Our worship service will be posted on Facebook, YouTube,
and our Website by Saturday morning.

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

Meeting ID: 680 233 812
Password: 015665
Looking for the full Zoom Information?

If you would like to help create our Sunday online worship, please scroll down to CUMC Outreach and sign up today!
Wednesday, October 14th
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
Thursday, October 15th Charge Conference 2020
Our District Superintendent Rev. William Williams III has scheduled our zoom Charge Conference for Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 6-6:45pm. A Charge Conference includes members of the Church Council with full voice and vote. If you have any agenda items that you would like the Church Conference to address, please contact Church Council Chair Carolyn Palma at and cc:
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 October 7, 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...
  • Prayers of thanks and blessings for Peg and Dave Wilcox who celebrated their 67th Wedding Anniversary on October 3, 2020.
  • For Carol Millar who turns 90 next week.
  • For Betty Perkins who turns 100 this month.
  • For a friend dealing with vertigo
  • For the life of Dick B who died recently at age 95, and for his widow Deborah.
  • Thanks for a good and refreshing time for Bill and Julie who spent the week on Block Island
  • Thanks and blessings for Chip who turns 50 years old this week.
  • For a friend who has breast cancer
  • For a friend who is undergoing a dental procedure
  • For a friend who has broken his hand
  • For the Greater NJ Annual Conference of the UMC
  • For our country
  • For those in our government who are sick with the Coronavirus
  • Thanks for family visits, family support and family love, especially for Katie and Peter’s parents recent visits
  • For those effected by the wild fires in the West.
  • For Elise

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.
The scriptures and prayers that are being shared this week for you and your communities are below:
Isaiah 40:28-31 NRSV
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
When we are weary O God, renew our strength.
When we fall exhausted, help us to wait for You O Lord.
We pray in Christ. Amen.
Wait for the Lord, whose day is near.
Wait for the Lord, keep watch, take heart.
Youth, Kids, and Music News...
Sunday School is welcoming new friends to join our active groups! 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. Last week we learned Jesus is there to help us, even when we have doubts. This week’s topic: Generosity. We’ll read the parable of the vineyard workers, which may seem unfair at first but if we look closely, it is an example of God’s generous, and sometimes illogical, love for us all.

Submerge (4th-8th grade): Sundays at 10:30am on Zoom. We continue diving deeper into some familiar Bible stories with “13 Very Bad Days, and how God fixed them.” This week we’ll look in the book of Daniel to see how he trusted God when he was having a bad day. Have a Bible handy and, if possible, a $5 bill.

Submerge / Tween Time: Thursdays at 4:00pm on Zoom. Time to hang out, play some games, connect and help each other thru this time of social distancing.

High School Discussion: Sundays at 11:45am on ZoomLast week we looked at how the stunning order of the universe implies an intelligent creator, among other deep thoughts that came up in A?k Because Your Questions Matter
This week’s topic: Reason and Order - Is God bound by the laws and rationality of creation? "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." —Jeremiah 33:3
Check out our latest piece of online music, members of the Covenant Choir singing Let There Be Peace On Earth on Facebook or YouTube:

The Chatham UMC Ukulele Orchestra will meet again for their next online sing and play-a-long on Saturday, October 17th at 11:00 a.m. For ukulele music and/or more information please contact Peter Hill at

The Covenant Choir is working on their next virtual choir project for November’s All Saints Day Service. If you are interested in joining the choir for this online piece, please contact Peter Hill at If you are interested in being an online part of our other music groups: Youth Musicians, Praise Band, Covenant Choir, Wind Ensemble, Wesley Ringers, and Ukulele Orchestra, all are invited! Our online music program welcomes musicians from New Jersey and the wider world.
CUMC Outreach
Volunteers are always needed
We Need Your Help!
We’re reaching out to all church members for pre-recorded Gospel readings through the Fall. (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
We are hoping that you can send in one or more videos that can be filmed in a few seconds on your smart phone:
1) A video of you dropping a leaf, and saying what you'd like to let go of.
2)A video of wind chimes that you may have outside your home, or in your neighborhood. 
3) A video of you, and or your family looking in the camera and saying: "Peace be with you."
Please take these videos holding your phone in a horizontal position so that it takes up the whole screen when edited. Please add one or two seconds before and after you speak so that it can be edited in with other videos in the online worship experience. Please sent these videos to Jeff Markay at, or text the video to my cell phone: 973-769-5266.
Volunteers are needed to pick up excess bagels from Chatham Bagel at 260 Main Street each day at 2:00pm (their closing time). Chatham Bagel has been an important partner in supplying our Wednesday Food Distribution efforts with fresh bread. Please help us keep this effort supplied!
Questions? Please contact Annie Walker at .Thank you!
Expanded Pop Up Food Pantry Has Moved!

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 shelves filled.

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. 
460 Main Street
Chatham, NJ 07928
(973) 635-7740
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