October 7 th is World Communion Sunday
On World Communion Sunday, we celebrate our inclusivity and diversity! 
The World Communion Sunday offering provides college scholarships for racial and ethnic minority students across the U.S. and worldwide. Our gifts empower the leaders of tomorrow. Please click on image below to watch a video.
In Our Prayers
Don Thomson, longtime member of the Chatham UMC, died on Thursday, September 26 th at the age of 96. He and his wife Nan, had been married for over 70 years. The Memorial Service for Don Thomson will be held at the Pluckemin Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 7 th at 2 PM.
The address of the church is:  Pluckemin Presbyterian Church 
279 Rt. 202-206 PO Box #402 
Pluckemin, NJ 07978 
908-658-3346
Letters of love and prayer can be sent to Nan Thomson at:
7101 Fellowship Road Basking Ridge NJ 07920-3911
Well Done!
Many thanks to these faithful disciples who spent a recent afternoon serving at the Center for United Methodist Aid to the Community (CUMAC) in Paterson. CUMAC helps to feed hungry children, adults, and seniors, provides quality low-cost clothing and household goods through their Community Closet, builds job skills through their Pathways to Work program and provides supportive housing through Place of Promise. To learn more about CUMAC and the ways they are making a difference, visit www.cumac.org. Well done, good and faithful servants!
This Week
This Sunday, October 7 th a list of names of those who passed this year will be placed outside the Sanctuary. If someone you know has passed since November 1, 2017, and you would like his or her name lifted up during our annual All Saint's Day Service, you may add the names of loved ones to this list. You may also contact the church office. Additionally, if you have friends or neighbors who have lost loved ones in the past year, please invite them to contact us with the names, and invite them to worship with us at our All Saint's Day Service. 

On Sunday, November 4 th, we will recognize All Saints Day with a special service at 9:00 AM and 11:00 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. All are welcome to join us. 
Monday Noontime Bible Study
October 8 th Room 7
Whether you’re brand-new to the Bible, or know it inside and out, you’re welcome! The group will meet each Monday from noon – 1:30 pm in Room 7. Feel free to bring your lunch or a snack, and feel free to bring a friend – whether or not they are part of CUMC.  Questions? Contact Associate Pastor Sharon Yarger at scyarger@optonline.net or Dr. SuJung Shin at sshin@nbts.edu . Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 8 th , 7:30 PM Wesley Room
Rummage Sale is Here! All hands on deck!
Set Up and Drop Off begin Wednesday, October 10 th

Details listed below...
Wednesday, October 10 th , CUMC Charge Conference will be held in the Sanctuary at 7:00 PM. Taize Prayer is cancelled and will resume on November 14 th.
Thursday, October 11 th , 5:30 PM: Abigail Circle, Dinner at Café Villa followed by helping at Rummage Sale.
Rummage Sale is Here! All hands on deck!
Wednesday, October 10 th
Set Up: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Drop Off: 12 noon - 5:00 PM
Thursday, October 11 th
Set Up and Drop Off: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM (please note new times)
Friday, October 12 th
Set Up: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Drop Off: 9:00 AM - 12 noon
Saturday, October 13 th Rummage Sale 9:30 AM-2:00 PM Bag Sale 2:15 PM-3:30 PM
We need your help to make this popular community event a huge success! Questions, please contact Sheri Omelczuk at msgomel@gmail.com
This sale will be dedicated in loving memory of John Hadamuscin and his devotion to the UMW and the Rummage Sale.
Music News
This Sunday, October 7 th for the 9:00 a.m. service, the Covenant Choir will sing Karen Marolli’s Let Us Come. The Covenant Choir invites all singing friends to sing with them this special anthem for World Communion Sunday. To find about more email Peter Hill at petepiano@mac.com. Saxophonist, Brian Loudermilk will also perform Argentinian composer, Astor Piazolla's Libertango for both services.

Our music program welcomes all newcomers to the Covenant Choir , the Wesley Ringers , the Kenanaiah Praise Band , the Youth Singers , the Youth Ringers, Kids Music, the Brass & Wind Ensemble , and the Ukulele Orchestra! If you would like to know more about music@CUMC see our page at  www.chathamumc.com/music or contact Peter Hill at  petepiano@mac.com
Opportunities to Make a Difference
Coat Drive In Progress! October 1 st - October 26 th
Now accepting donation of new or gently used winter coats, scarfs, hats, mittens, and gloves. Adult and children sizes needed. Please place your new or gently used , clean donations on the coat rack near the music room. Thank You!
From the Trustees:
Need a Seat? The trustees have seat cushions for those that need the support during worship services or other events in the sanctuary. These cushions will be stored in the back of the sanctuary. If you or someone you know is in need of one while in the sanctuary, please see an usher for assistance.
Basketball Hoop
Would you like to help with a specific project supported by the Church Trustees? Here is a one off opportunity to make a difference in our hospitality. We need help fixing it our broken basketball hoop.  Our basketball hoop in the rear parking needs repair/replacement and the Trustees would like a volunteer to take charge of this Outreach mission. Our our youth, our Family Promise guests, Chatham Middle School kids, and the youth choirs that use our church all enjoy and miss this gathering opportunity. Please reach out to Amy Ball 973-224-2385 if this seems like something you can tackle for CUMC. 
CUMC Ministry Outreach Response:
Hurricane “Flood Bucket” Cleaning Kits  
Chatham UMC continues to distribute and collect Hurricane Relief Flood Buckets to aid those impacted by the floods. The Chatham UMC will be collecting completed “Flood Bucket” Cleaning Kits throughout the next few weeks and will be send them to UMCOR Disaster Coordinators in the affected areas. To make this simple, we have included a “Flood Bucket” Shopping list and brief instructions on how to prepare Cleaning Kits You may click here to view and print this list.
Save The Dates!
Sunday, November 4 th All Saints Day Service Special Service we will recognize  All Saints Day with a special service at 9:00 AM and 11:00 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. Please look for a list of names outside the Sanctuary starting October 7 th.
Tuesday, November 20 th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Worship Service 7:30 PM at CUMC This year we will be hosting. Please hold the date to attend but we will also need about 25 CUMC members to welcome and extend hospitality to our Chatham neighbors as they arrive for the service. Please look for a sign up sheet and an online sign up genius in October.
Friday, December 7 th , 7:30 - 9pm - Saturday, December 8 th , 9:30 am- 4pm at the Chatham UMC Coming Home: The Hope of Advent: A Weekend Retreat with Fr. Laurence Freeman Registration is now open for this retreat. This retreat is coordinated by The World Community for Christian Meditation . "Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB teaches that Jesus calls us to a complete change of mind- a progressive transformation of our inner nature that is essential to our experience of life as a meaningful journey. Through the talks, reflections, and above all, the silence and stillness of the retreat, he will inspire us and reinforce the power of meditation to deepen our Advent season and our celebration of Christmas." Cost: Weekend, $50 Friday only, $20
This Retreat will sell out quickly and space is limited! Register ASAP
CUMC Ministries Need You!
Join Our Liturgists and Raise Your Voice!
Disciples are needed to raise their voices at both the 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM services. As we begin our fall worship, there are opportunities for leadership in all positions from September - January. Please consider where you might be called and sign up! If you have any questions about this ministry or would like to sign up, please feel free to contact Barbara Babbitt at  bbabbitt@optimum.net
Bread Ministry
Volunteers are needed in brief shifts to help Saturday nights and Sundays to ensure that this ministry continues to be successful. 
More information can be found on our website: www.ChathamUMC.org
Care Corps
CUMC remains committed to our neighbors in need throughout the year with our Care Corps Ministry. If you or someone you know needs meals or transportation, please call the CUMC office at (973) 635-7740 or Marie Watt at (973) 635-7326.
As Penny Sutterby remains in our prayers, cards of love and support can be sent to her at the following address: 412 West Main Street Waterloo, NY 13165
Community Needs
Bags to Benches Update: Collection has Resumed!
Please continue to recycle your plastic bags and plastic film! 
The current collection site is Gloria Dei Lutheran Church located at 300 Shunpike Road, Chatham Township. Thank you for helping us care for the Creation!
Help Us "STAMP OUT DESPAIR”
Chatham UMC is continuing to support First Friends of NJ and NY in their efforts to "Stamp Out Despair". At this time we are collecting writing materials for detainees, asylum seekers, and refugees who are being held in detention centers in NJ so that they may be able to keep in touch with family members. Chatham UMC is supporting with the collection of the following: PAPER, ENVELOPES, STAMPS, and PHONE CARDS. Supplies can be dropped off at the Chatham UMC, at information ledge, 1st floor; please look for the collection box. More information may be found on our website www.chathamumc.com
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