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Altar Flower Dedication for Sunday, October 10, 2001

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The flowers in the chancel on

Sunday, October 10th are given to the glory of God and

memory of Bob Stannard's birthday.

Also to wish everyone a blessed Day.

~ Hilary Stannard

Prayers lifted on Sunday, October 3rd

In last Sunday's Service, we received the following requests for prayers...

  • Of Healing- for Melda Pike who had emergency gall bladder surgery on Saturday in Cape Cod, MA.
  • Of Gratitude- for all who are working for the common good.
  • Of healing for a friend.
  • Of concern, for my daughter and her husband. (HS)
  • For Karen Berry, as she begins a new chapter n her life.

This Week's Announcements


A brief graveside service will be held for long time member of Chatham UMC, Dave Wilcox, on Sunday, October 24th at 11:30 AM in the Memorial Garden.

Dave entered Life Eternal on April 15, 2021. He was quick with a joke, loved to tell stories about his many experiences and friendships at church, and talk about whatever sport was in season. Let us keep his wife, Peggy, and daughters Nancy and Ellen in our prayers.

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All Saints Day Service Sunday, November 7th

Sunday, November 7th will be our All Saints Day Special Service at 10:00 AM. This is an ancient tradition in which Christians remember loved ones who have finished their courses in faith, and now live in the heavenly realm. We will light candles in their memory, speak their names, toll the bell, and give God thanks for their lives and their homecoming into Eternal Life.

Beginning this Sunday, October10th, a list of names of loved ones will be located outside the Sanctuary. We invite you to add names to this list if your loved one is not on it. This list will be outside the Sanctuary until Sunday, October 31st. Please call the church office at (973) 635-7440 or email churchsecretary@optonline.net if you would like to add a loved one to this list but are unable to come to the Sanctuary.

Deadline for all name submissions is Monday, November 1st at 10:00 AM.


The Adult Discussion Group meets Sunday mornings at 11:15am in the Asbury Room, adjacent to the sanctuary. For this week’s lesson, read Mark 10: 17-31 about the rich man who wanted to know how he could receive eternal life. What would you be willing to give up in this life to receive eternal life? 

You can see our Reflection Questions on the music stands near the Asbury Room and in the Narthex. Interested? Contact Ron Yarger at ryarger@optonline.net or 973-722-7190. We welcome you for one session or many.

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Family Promise News and Opportunities 

Our next and final hosting week in 2021 is November 14 through 21. It will follow the same pattern as our last week in the summer — delivering home made or restaurant meals to the families staying in hotel. Please stay tuned for more details on how you can help. 

Over the course of the pandemic, there has sadly been a new scope of basic need right here in Morris County. When the eviction moratorium is lifted in NJ at the end of the year, hundreds of renters will experience homelessness and housing insecurity. Family Promise is working hard to ensure that no one go without shelter or a home. 


To help they are holding their first annual 5K Race and 1 Mile Walk, called the Homebound Hustle Homebound Hustle 5K on Saturday, November 6, 2021Click Here for Information. All proceeds will support families and individuals experiencing homelessness in Morris County. Please consider challenging yourself to walk the 5K or 1 mile to support those experiencing housing insecurity or impending eviction.  

5K Sponsorship Form
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This Sunday's, October 10th, 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship service will feature Dixieland jazz music from members of our Praise Band and Covenant Choir including the classic hymn: Old Time Religion. Join us for a service with great music!

Members of our Ukulele Orchestra will next meet in-person and online on Saturday, October 9th and 23rd at 11:00 a.m. in the Asbury Room! Email Peter Hill at the below email address for our Zoom and in-person info. 

If you would like information about any of our music groups: Covenant Choir, Youth Musicians, Wesley Ringers, Ukulele Orchestra, Praise Band, or Wind Ensemble please email music director, Peter Hill at petepiano@mac.com

Youth and Kids News

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Sunday School/Christian Ed. for all ages 4 – 104 is back in person! We look forward to seeing even more of you in person at 11:10am this week. (If you would like a Zoom option for your child’s age group please let Pastor Sharon know at scyarger@optonline.net)

PreK / Elementary (age 4 – 4th grade) – This Sunday at 11:10am meet with Kate Radler and Edie Myers-Arnold on the upper level in room 6. 

Submerge (5th-8th grade) This Sunday at 11:10am meet Sharon in the Wesley Room. 


High School DiscussionThis Sunday at 11:10am meet with Jesse Dicken (our new seminarian) and Matthew Beland on the upper level.

Church Office News:

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The Chatham United Methodist Church is actively seeking an organized and detail-oriented Church Office Administrative Assistant to keep our church running smoothly and efficiently. This is a great opportunity to assist the church staff, congregation and ministries with its diverse activities and provide general administrative support on a part time basis (22 hours/week). Applicants should possess strong communication and recordkeeping skills along with financial and light bookkeeping skills in order to assist the Financial Manager. Solid computers skills are also required- working knowledge in Word, QuickBooks, and Excel. This position will also support the Community Relations & Communications Coordinator with the church’s interface with outside groups and the greater community. Interests and resumes can be sent to the church office by clicking the button at right or by calling the church office at (973) 635-7740.

Church Office Email

CUMC Outreach - Volunteers are always needed

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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 WebsiteThese 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 pantry and weekly distribution sustained.

NEW! Vanco option for donating produce boxes. Click Below!

Please Click Here to donate via Vanco

Please sign up to read and record yourself reading scriptures, this will be a blessing to our online worshiping community. 

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Can You Help the Bread Ministry?

The bread ministry is looking for more volunteers to assist in collecting bread from Panera. This ministry is a vital station in the Wednesday Food Distribution. Additional days and dates have been added from now until November. Please click on the link below and chose a day to help!

Bread Ministry Sign Up

Communities of Care

If you wish to receive a call, a text or an email from someone at the Chatham UMC community? Please email the church office below.

Church Office Email

CMP News


Hold the Date! The annual CMP Pizza Party will be held in our back parking lot on Wednesday, October 13th at 5:30 PM! (Rain Date will be Thursday, October 14th.) Details can be found below. Any questions, contact CMP Director, Amy Crandall director@chathampreschool.org

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Online Church Community Directory

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After signing up please wait for your Welcome Email with the instructions for creating your own login.

The CUMC online church community directory is LIVE here
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All submissions for next week's CUMC Weekly E-news are due by Tuesdays, 2PM. Submissions may be emailed to Eileen Ruggiero.

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