Please know our church and facilities remain closed due to the attempt at physical distancing to curb COVID-19.
Important Information
JOIN US! A Time of Gathering and Prayer

Please be sure to bring your own lawn chairs, masks, and willingness to remain socially distant. (Air handshakes and air hugs are OK)
Stay tuned for more details...
Saturday September 12th
5:00 – 5:45 pm in the CUMC parking lot
 Rain Date: Sunday September 13th, 5:00 – 5:45 pm

The September/October 2020 edition of The Upper Room is now available at the rear entrance of our building.
Get your copy today!

This Week
Thursday, September 3rd
Did you miss our Prayers Live @5 on Facebook last night, Wednesday, September 2nd 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, September 9th on Facebook or you would like to submit a prayer request, email Pastor Jeff at revjmarkay@earthlink.net.
Sunday, September 6th
 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

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Wednesday, September 9th
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 September 2, 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 the healing process in Allison’s brother in law’s life. He is recovering slowly but steadily from the Coronavirus.
  • For all college students who are starting their semesters on campus or at home
  • Thanks for Ron’s recovery
  • For healing and comfort on Sue’s cousins Kurt and Francis Ann living in residences for those in need of memory units.
  •  For people who are isolated, especially Katie’s grandparents
  • For Mitzy in need of healing and comfort as she awaits a heart procedure.
  • For Ron’s friend dealing with depression
  • For a family member dealing with anxiety. A special blessing of courage for her when she has the opportunity for online resources and small group therapy.
  • For a family in crisis
  • For a friend whose son is dealing with with severe depression
  • For a grandson as he begins a new job.
  • Thanks for a granddaughter who has a new job.
  • For the beauty of the earth.
  • For the health and well being of all students, teachers, staff and administrators as school begins in person. We pray especially for children and youth with special needs.
  • For Julie’s slow and steady recovery.
  • For those who seek solace, comfort, justice and reconciliation in the midst of racism and injustice. We pray especially for black and brown people who are processing generations of trauma, and living in fear.
  • We pray for those recovering from Hurricane Laura, and those in the paths of storms forming this week.
  • For Ann’s father as he continues to heal.

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:
16 When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” 17 He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.”
Genesis 28:16-17
Prayer:
Compassionate God, Comfort Us
God of love, whose compassion never fails,
we bring you the griefs and perils of people
and nations, the pains of the sick and injured,
the sighing of prisoners and captives, the
sorrows of the bereaved, the necessities of the
homeless, the helplessness of the weak, the
despair of the weary, the failing powers of
the aged. Comfort and relieve them, O merciful
Lord, according to their needs and your great mercy.
Amen.
(Anselm of Canterbury, 11th Century)
Music:
Surely the Presence of the Lord is in this Place,
sung by the choir at Woodlands UMC.
Let us be present to the Presence by praying:
You are here…
You are here…
You are here…
Take a listen to our latest online music from CUMC musicians: Barbara Babbitt, voice with Peter Hill, keyboard performing Stephen Sondheim’s No One Is Alone:

And Peter Hill, piano performing William Grant Still’s Summerland:

The Chatham UMC Ukulele Orchestra will meet again for their sing and play-a-long on Saturday, September 12th at 11:00 a.m.! For ukulele music and/or more information please contact Peter Hill at petepiano@mac.com

The CUMC Music Program Season will begin again in September following Labor Day. Our music groups include the Youth Musicians, Praise Band, Covenant Choir, Wind Ensemble, Wesley Ringers, and Ukulele Orchestra. If you are not yet part of the music program but are interested in finding out more, please contact Peter Hill at petepiano@mac.com. All are invited: our online component of the music program welcomes musicians from New Jersey but also the wider world.
Important Community Information
The Chatham Emergency Squad is sponsoring a blood drive.

Saturday, September 12th 
8:30am - 2:30pm
45 Spring Street
Chatham Township Emergency Squad Building
Appointments are recommended.
Please Click Here to see flier with detailed information
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.
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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