"The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also." ~ Harriet Ann Jacobs

In Our Prayers

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

  • For all who find Mother's Day a difficult day.
  • Lior and Hen L. as they prepare for their baby this week!
  • Of Gratitude for safe travels and family reunions.
  • For the ending of a relationship.
  • For Ron Y. who is having surgery tomorrow.
  • For the family of Melda Pike as they grieve her death and give thanks for her enduring example of fine Christian living. 
  • For Lorraine with cancer.
  • For Ron struggling with mental health.
  • For David and Christine in ongoing need for strength, courage, and healing

We Remember

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Longtime and faithful member of the Chatham UMC,

Melda Jean Shippey Pike died surrounded by family on May 3, 2022. Visiting hours will be at Bradley Funeral Home in Chatham on Friday, May 13 from 5-8pm. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 10am in our sanctuary.

Cards of love and support can be sent to:

Dave Pike

5 Addie Place

Morristown, NJ 07960

With Thanks

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We received a lovely thank you note from the Cornerstone Family Programs & Morristown Neighborhood House. To read this letter, please click here to download.  The original can be found on our bulletin board.

This Week


In-Person Sunday School/

Christian Education takes place on Sunday mornings

at 11:00 for ages 4 and up!

(If you would like a Zoom option please let Pastor Sharon know at

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Whirl Kids (age 4 – 4th grade) 

Sundays at 11:10am , upper level in Room 6.


Submerge (5th-8th grade) –Sundays at 11:10am meet with Pastor Sharon in the Wesley Room. 


High School DiscussionSunday at 11:10am meet with Matthew Beland in Room 7.


The CUMC Mens' Breakfast will be held this Saturday, April 9th, at 9am on the back patio at Dave and Kelly Bramwell's house in New Providence. Address is below:


50 Oxbow Drive

New Providence, NJ 07974


If rain (or extreme cold) is in the forecast, we will instead have our breakfast in Asbury Room (I will send an email on Friday to the group if we have to change).


Please join us for conversation and breakfast, all are welcome. If you wish to bring your own chair, please do so. For any questions, please contact Dave Bramwell at 201-320-8625.


This Sunday the Adult Discussion Group continues a 2-week survey of The Acts of the Apostles, a book that chronicles the lives of Jesus’ disciples and introduces us to the Apostle Paul. Our discussion is led by Rev. Dan Gepford. Grab a bite to eat in Rodda Hall, then join us in the Asbury room; we meet at 11:15am. If you join us online, please contact Ron Yarger for a Zoom link.


During this Sunday’s 10:00 a.m. service, May 15th, the Covenant Choir will sing Oh, How I Love Jesus arranged by Lynn Shaw Bailey. The Ukulele Orchestra will play the hymn tune, I Know That My Redeemer Lives during the prelude. Join us!

The Ukulele Orchestra will next practice online and in person on Saturday, May 14th, at 11:00 a.m. in the Asbury Room. For Zoom information contact Peter Hill at the below email address.

Let us know how we can minister to you through Chatham UMC’s music program and our music groups: the Covenant Choir, the

Praise Band, the Wesley Ringers, and the Ukulele Orchestra. Contact music

director, Peter Hill at

Chatham UMC has begun an effort to collect funds and then distribute those donations as reparations each time the congregation sings a Spiritual during the Sunday service. Early American Black Hymns and Spiritual Songs whose authors were not recorded never received the payment that they deserved when their music was published. This effort on their behalf is a small, but powerful, way to honor their enormously important contributions to the lexicon of hymnody. CUMC will soon send our first donation to the Newark Boys Chorus School. Our efforts in this manner will be ongoing.

Important Resource

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Corrected Application for Chatham Borough Below:

Operation Reassurance


This program is designed to give SENIOR CITIZENS and/or PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES the opportunity to speak to a representative of the Police Department or leave a message on a daily basis, just to make sure you are OK and haven’t had any problems during the night.


Only you can answer that question. Maintaining one’s independence can be an increasingly difficult task as we age. The Operation Reassurance program is designed to assist senior citizens and disabled persons with maintaining their independence through a daily check-in call, and we couldn’t agree more. That’s why we implemented the “OPERATION REASSURANCE” program many years ago.


This program is available to any SENIOR CITIZEN or DISABLED person residing in Chatham Borough or Chatham Township.



Chatham Borough Residents 

How it works:

All YOU have to do is call (973) 635-8000, before 10:00 a.m. every day and either speak with a police department representative or leave a message and let us know whether you are OK or need help. IT’S THAT SIMPLE!!!!

Please use this Corrected Form:

To fill out a form and for more information

Click Here

Chatham Township Residents

How it works:

All YOU have to do is call (973) 377-0100, between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. every day and either speak with a police department representative or leave a message and let us know whether you are OK or need help. IT’S THAT SIMPLE!!!!

Please fill out a form to Sign Up:

Click Here

Can't Print a form or get to the department? Call (973) 377-0100 and ask for assistance.

CUMC Ministry Opportunities

Online Worship Liturgists Needed!

Please sign up to read and record yourself reading scriptures, this will be a blessing to our online worshiping community. We have open weekends through Pentecost.

Click Here to Sign Up

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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. 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

The community support and need of

our 24/7 pantry has grown.

 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.

Community News

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Chatham Emergency Squad Blood Drive

Saturday, May 14th

8:30am - 2:30pm

 Corpus Christi Church

234 Southern Boulevard, Chatham

Appointments may be scheduled @

To view original flier, Click Here

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The Masterworks Chorus invites you!

Come experience music inspired by the glory of nature with Aaron Copland’s Suite from Appalachian Spring and other beautiful songs by American composers. A program that is one of the most appealing and interesting concerts that Music Director Chris Shepard has ever designed. Aaron Copland's beloved Appalachian Spring-- a piece for orchestra alone-- is the inspiration for the program. 

Saturday May 21, 7:30 pm. 

The Concert Hall

Drew University

36 Madison Ave

Madison, N.J.


Tickets Starting at $30.00


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. 

Chatham United Methodist Church|

460 Main Street Chatham NJ 07928

(973) 635-7440

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Eileen Ruggiero