"There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart."

~Celia Laighton Thaxter

In Our Prayers

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During the last Sunday's worship service, we received the following requests for prayers...

  • Of Healing for Bill B. as he recovers and Marge who cares for him.
  • Of Gratitude for Cheryl being home from the hospital and prayers for her ongoing recovery.
  • Of Thanks for our wonderful children. (RY & SY)
  • Of Concern and for Travelers-people traveling & facing cancelled flights.
  • For those in the flood zones in Kentucky.
  • For Concern for peace and comfort to the people in Kentucky affected by heavy rains and floods.


Food Pantry Update:

Thank you for your continued support. We are so grateful for the orders we have received, the bags being dropped off, and finding our sheds being restocked by our friends. We are still working diligently to replenish the shelves inside our building to make sure we can restock the outside sheds 4-5 days per week. Your continued assistance this summer is greatly appreciated.  


At this time, our 24/7 pop up pantry is experiencing a critical shortage of many food and all personal care staples. In the summer, donations are typically low. This summer, we have found that this trend continues but we are also finding that use of our sheds have increased. We need and appreciate assistance in any form. Ideas of how to help:

  • Spread the word! Please share news of our need with neighbors and friends. Word of mouth is an amazing way to help us. 
  • Fill a bag- When you head to the store for a visit, please consider making a bag for the pantry.
  • Online- There are links to donate through our webpage. You can even use our Amazon Wish List to send something to the church. Links are found below in our Frequently Used Links section.

Food Items:

Any type of pasta

and sauce


Cans of Beans

(pinto, black, chickpea, navy, baked, etc)

Macaroni and Cheese

Breakfast cereal/instant oatmeal

Protein Bars and Cereal Bars

Baking Mixes (muffins, cakes, brownies)

Canned chili/ravioli/spaghettios 

condiments (salad dressing, mustard, ketchup, etc)

Personal Care Items:

toothpaste, toothbrush


(men & women)

2 in 1


men and women's shave

diapers, wipes, cream

paper towels

toilet paper

bar soap

feminine care products

If you have questions regarding the pantry or our efforts, please contact Eileen Ruggiero in the church office by Clicking Here.

Saga of The Upper Room

No update- but we have gotten some nice appreciation emails regarding this section. Thank You!

In the meantime, Click Here for the Upper Room website for additional resources. Thank you for your continuing patience.  

This Week

Sunday, August 7th

Sunday at 10:00 AM in our Sanctuary 

Our weekly coffee fellowship following the worship service will be outside the Narthex Main Street Doors. In addition to our usual goodies, we will have juice boxes and sidewalk chalk available for our youngest friends.

All are welcome to join us!

This Sunday's August 7th 10:00 a.m. service will feature Miriam and Sharon Yarger singing Leaning On The Everlasting Arms. Our hymn sing before the service will include the hymns: The Old Rugged Cross, Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah, and In The Garden. Join us!

Our next Summer pick-up choir will perform for the Sunday service on August 14th. All who are interested in singing an easy-to-learn anthem are invited. We will meet in the Music Room at 9:00 a.m. before the 10:00 a.m. service. For more information contact, Peter Hill, music director at petepiano@mac.com.

Our music groups: Covenant Choir, Wind Ensemble, Praise Band, Ukulele Orchestra, and Wesley Ringers are off for the Summer and will begin again in September. Look here for more information in the Fall!

Church Office Schedule

The Church Office will be closed on Fridays through September 5th

Current Masking Policy

The CUMC Church Council has voted unanimously to follow the CDC Covid Data tracker for Morris County to evaluate weekly Covid levels. Going forward, this tracker will help guide us in determining our indoor mask usage for all CUMC functions. Covid levels and recommendations are updated weekly on Thursday nights by the CDC. These updates will be used at CUMC from Friday-Friday and will state if masks required (high level) or optional (medium/low). You may check to see what the current Morris County Covid levels are prior to coming by Clicking Here

Thank you for your ongoing patience, and expressions

of care for your neighbors!

Community Opportunities

Tickets for Verdi Requiem,

On Sale Now!

The Masterwork and Worcester (MA) Choruses join forces with the Worcester Orchestra in a reprise performance of Verdi’s breathtaking Requiem – a musical tour de force guaranteed to provide an unforgettable afternoon.


SUNDAY OCTOBER 2, 2022 at 2:00 PM


Carnegie Hall

57th Street and Seventh Avenue 

New York City, New York 10019


Conductor: Chris Shepard


Family and Friends Save through September 15, 2022


10% off select seats use code MWF39876

30% off select parquet seats use code MWP39823

CarnegieCharge: 212-247-7800

Buy Tickets

Before attending an event at Carnegie Hall, please review the most up-to-date safety guidelines. The safety of all relies on the greatest participation.

Thank you for being our partner in these efforts.

The Senior Center of the Chathams is an independent, 31-year old non-profit organization located here in town and offer a wide range of programs, activities, and services to older adults in Chatham and the surrounding areas. Click Here to read the latest newsletter and learn about their fantastic programs. 

Frequently Used CUMC Links

Online Worship Liturgists Needed!

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

Click Here to Sign Up

Can You Help the Bread Ministry?

The bread ministry is looking for more volunteers to assist in collecting bread from Panera. Sign Up Here


Communities of Care

If you wish to receive a call, a text or an email from someone at the Chatham UMC community?  Email Church Office Here

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CUMC Community Food Pantry

 Help keep our food pantry and weekly distribution sustained.

 Click Here to donate online!

Want to know more about our Pop Up pantry and how to help? Check out our webpage Here.

Chatham United Methodist Church| www.chathmumc.org

460 Main Street Chatham NJ 07928

(973) 635-7740

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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