We thank you for your service.

The Church office will be closed on Friday, November 11th in observance of Veteran's Day. It will reopen on Monday, November 14th.

In Our Prayers this Week

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

  • Of Healing for Barbara P. as she recovers from heart surgery and Dick as he cares for her.
  • For Kate R. recovering from knee surgery.
  • For all who are traveling this week.
  • For the family of Mark B. as they grieve the death of his father.

Memorial Service

Memorial Service for Ray and Kay Lauver

A memorial service for longtime members Ray and Kay Lauver will be held Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 11:30am in the Sanctuary. This will be followed by the interment of ashes in the Memorial Garden.

Letters of love and condolence can be sent to their daughters:

Diane Lauver

3035 Osmundsen Rd. 

Fitchburg WI 53711

Joan Patton

1237 Newbridge Trace, NE

Brookhaven GA 30319


Knitting/Crocheting Class

Tonight! November 10th!

Beginners to Experts can participate in this exciting Congregational Care Ministry. We will show you the skills needed to make a simple Prayer Shawl that will bring Comfort, Love, and Joy.

“With your love and prayers knitted/crocheted into every stich, your Prayer Shawl will become a treasured gift for a specific person.” We will be meeting tonight from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Room. For more details and to read the flier Please Click Here

For more details and questions, contact Chris at: ckess119@aol.com

2022 Thanksgiving in a Box

Wednesday Food Distribution


Help us provide Thanksgiving in a Box for our neighbors in need. Just use the "Bingo Card" as a guide and fill a box. Boxes will be collected on Saturday, November 12th at the church in the rear parking lot from 10am-12noon. This is our 3rd year doing this very successful event! 

Click Here for a printable double card

Questions? Contact Eileen Ruggiero at chatumc@optonline.net or call the church office at (973) 635-7740.

We Need Your Help!

Our Host week is Next Week!

We are working on coordinating volunteers for our upcoming host week. 

As a host church in partnership with Family Promise of Morris County, CUMC provides hospitality to families in Morris County experiencing homelessness. Our volunteers stand in solidarity with the families in the Emergency Shelter Program living in temporary motel shelter.  Now once again it is time to for us to help out during the week November 13 through 20. We need volunteers to prepare home made meals and shop and deliver groceries to the families. There are three families with four very young children. 

Family Promise has a proven formula for helping families achieve self-sufficiency, rescuing children from the powerful undertow of generational poverty. Their success depends on the works of people like us, who believe the poor are Blessed. For information on how you can help out please contact Claudia Shaw, chs1munk@gmail.com (973) 454-2014; or Hilary Stannard hillystann84@gmail.com, (973) 650-8715.

Our 2023 Stewardship Packets are now available and at the church. Please be sure to pick up your envelope on the table outside the Sanctuary on Sunday. If you are unable to come in person, your envelope will be mailed this Monday.

Keep Warm and Support RISE!

From now until December 4th order a soft blanket that makes a great Christmas gift! This sweatshirt blanket fundraiser will help us to continue our mission! It's a great Christmas gift for your favorite RISER or yourself. It can keep you warm while dreaming about the upcoming summer RISE week. You'll love wrapping yourself in it's cozy navy sweatshirt material against the winter chill when at home or bring it along for the occasional cool evening at the picnic. The blanket will look like the image on the left with the dimentions of 60" x 50". All proceeds will go to support our summer mission.

Risingville Intercommunity Service Effort (RISE) is a mission of the Chatham United Methodist Church in Chatham, New Jersey that links youth groups to families in need in Western New York. We provide urgent home repairs free of charge. Unfortunately, this year, costs for tools, building supplies, and vehicle maintenance continue to increase. This fundraiser will help to offset these costs.

Order Here

2022 Annual Report

Would you like a copy of our 2022 Annual Report? We have a limited number of printed copies available in the church office. Please email Meghan at adminassistant@chathamumc.org to request a copy.

Coat Drive

Sunday, November 13th - Sunday, December 11th

We will be collecting clean and gently used men & women's coats to be given to those needing the services of Our Promise in Morristown. Please look for a collection bin at the top of the stairs beginning this Sunday.

Our Promise is an outreach program of Family Promise that serves as a drop in and resource center for those who are chronically and/or transient homeless. Questions? Please email Carol Lang at cj.mago@gmail.com

Community Foodbank of NJ Annual Turkey Drive

Saturday November 19, 2022 

9:00 AM -2:00 PM

Local Drop-Off Site: Chatham United Methodist Church

460 Main Street, Chatham

Please drop off your donation of a frozen turkey and/or nonperishable foods at the truck parked at the west end of the church, just off the Main Street entrance to the Chatham Middle School. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving

Join Us This Weekend

Sunday, November 13th

Join us for worship this Sunday at 10:00 AM in our Sanctuary. Following worship, all are welcome to come to our Fellowship Coffee in Rodda Hall. 

Adult Discussion Group

On the next two Sundays the Adult Discussion Group will discuss a 2-part series entitled, King David’s Successors and the Great Crisis of Faith, as led by Rev Dan Gepford. Come join us in the Asbury Room at 11:15 after worship. If you have questions, contact Ronald Yarger at ryarger@optonline.net 

New Members Class This Sunday!

If you are interested in joining the Chatham UMC, we are offering a New Members Class on Sunday, November 13, 2022 from 11:15am-12:Noon in Pastor Jeff’s office. Feel free to get some coffee and refreshments in Rodda Hall after the worship, and come to Pastor Jeff’s office for some conversation, Q+A. Sometimes we come to seasons of our lives, when God invites us to say a “yes” to the Christian communities that have already welcomed us. Our “yes” to God’s invitations often open more doors that lead to more blessings and opportunities to grow in faith and service in Christian community. 

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Pastor Jeff at revjmarkay@earthlink.net.

This Sunday’s November 13th, 10:00 a.m. service, will include the Covenant Choir singing Dvorak’s Kyrie Eleison arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram and the Ukulele Orchestra performing a medley of George Harrison’s My Sweet Lord and Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth). We hope you will join us! 

The next meeting of the Ukulele Orchestra will take place at 10:00 a.m. on November 19th both in-person in the Asbury Room and on Zoom. For information contact, music director, Peter Hill at petepiano@mac.com

Faith Formation (Sunday School) takes place on Sunday mornings at 11:15 for

Kindergarteners and up!

Whirl Kids (K – 4th grade) Sundays at 11:15 am meet with Kate Radler, Edie Myers-Arnold, and Peter Hill in Room 6. Music, a fun video, and activities related to the day’s Bible reading.

Middle School (5th-8th grade) –Sundays at 11:15 am meet with Pastor Sharon in the Library for community building and growing together in our faith

High School Discussion – Sundays at 11:1am meet with David Gaitan (our Simpson seminarian) and Matthew Beland in the Wesley Room.

Come and be part of the New Season for Youth Senior Group at Chatham UMC! Together, we can build a new community and open spaces for great things... You are all invited!

From now, we are preparing fun and creative programs to support our community in NJ, including our Rise 2022-2023. Do not lose the opportunity to impact society and bring aid to those who need it.

 Questions? Email Sharon Yarger at scyarger@optonline.net

or David Gaitán at dgaitan@drew.edu

Holiday Happenings


  • 11/12 Thanksgiving in a Box Drive- 10AM-noon CUMC rear lot
  • Coming Soon-gently used Coat Drive more information to come
  • 11/19 Annual Turkey Drive 9AM-2PM-look for the truck near CUMC rear lot
  • 11/22 Chatham Interfaith Thanksgiving Service- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Chatham
  • 11/24 Happy Thanksgiving- (office closed noon 11/23 and reopens 11/28)
  • 11/27 First Sunday of Advent- Look for Poinsettia forms!


Information about Sticky Bun Sales, Cookies4Life, and Blue Christmas coming soon!

Current Masking Status and

Frequently Used Links

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 below.

Thank you for your ongoing patience, and expressions

of care for your neighbors!

Check Covid Level Here

Online Worship Liturgists Needed!

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

Sign Up

Bread Ministry

The bread ministry is looking for more volunteers to assist in collecting bread from Panera. Please contact the church office for more information.


Communities of Care

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



Community Food Pantry

 Help keep our food pantry and weekly distribution sustained.

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

Donate Here
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Community Happenings

Holiday Wreath Sale

If you would like to purchase a wreath from CMP's holiday wreath sale, please click here for ordering information. The last day to order will be this Tuesday, November 15th.

You are invited to see a free performance of Chatham High School’s fall production, “Puffs.” 

The show will take place on Thursday, November 17th at 4:00 pm at the Chatham High School Performing Arts Center auditorium. To see original flier Click Here

New for 2022-2023: The school district is making all performances free to senior citizens, in case someone would like to go another night instead. 

Here's a link to a Patch piece that gives the details on how to go about getting tickets for those performances: Click Here

Handel's Messiah and the Holidays, Perfect Together. 

Friday December 23, 2022, 7:30 PM

 Carnegie Hall

57th Street and Seventh Avenue 

New York City, New York 10019

Ticket Information:

Carnegie Charge: 212-247-7800

 Family and Friends Save Online through November 30, 2022

Use Codes:

  • MWF 10% off First Tier and Prime Seats = MWF39876
  • MWP 35% off Parquet Seats = MWP39816
Order Tickets Here

Chatham United Methodist Church

460 Main Street Chatham, NJ 07928

(973) 635-7740

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