It's Rummage Sale Week and we could use your help!
"Many hands make light work." ~John Heywood
We are so blessed to have our Rummage Sale Volunteers!
They need your help today, Friday, and Saturday!
Rummage Sale is Here! All hands on deck!
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

This sale will be dedicated in loving memory of John Hadamuscin and his devotion to the UMW and the Rummage Sale.
This Week

Today! Thursday, October 11 th , 5:30 PM: Abigail Circle, Dinner at Café Villa followed by helping at Rummage Sale.
This Sunday, October 14 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 on November 4 th, 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. 
Monday Noontime Bible Study
October 15 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 or Dr. SuJung Shin at . Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, October 17 th , 10:00 AM UMW Planning Meeting , Asbury Room
Wednesday, October 17 th 7:30 PM
Mindfulness Practices , Asbury Room
Join us for some conversation about, and experience of practices that can calm our fears, center our selves and become more aware. Some call this mindfulness. Some call it good mental health practice. Some call it spiritual formation. Some call it prayer. Either way, it can be very beneficial, healthy, practical and good. All are welcome. No experience necessary. Facilitator: Rev. Jeff Markay
NEW! Thursday, October 18 th , Evening Bible Study Room 7
Evening Bible Study is offered this fall for those who may be interested in joining Bible Study in the evenings. The group will meet every other Thursday from 7–8 pm. Questions? Contact Associate Pastor Sharon Yarger at or Dr. SuJung Shin at Hope to see you there! 
Saturday, October 20 th
10:00 AM, CUMC

Yoga and Your True Voice:
Practice and Performance Methods for Choral Singers

For more information, email Sergio Hernandez
Sneak Peak at Next Week!
Sunday, October 21 st 10:10-10:50 AM,
Asbury Room "Faith, Equality and Gender-Based Violence in Africa”
All are invited to hear Amy Chase (PhD. candidate, Drew University) report on her trip to Uganda, where she spoke at a conference addressing issues related to women’s equality. Amy spoke on Proverbs 31, which is a text well-known in Africa and often interpreted in ways that subordinate women. While at the conference, she met leaders of many churches and other organizations working to promote women’s equality and decrease violence against women. It was eye-opening!
Music News
This Sunday, October 10 th for the 9:00 a.m. service, the Covenant Choir will perform Rain Down by Jaime Cortez with members of the Praise Band. For both services, Dorothy McCorry and Ron Yarger, flutes will perform Wir Eilen by J.S. Bach.

The Ukulele Orchestra will next meet on Saturday, October 13 th at 10:30 a.m. in the Music Room. 

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 or contact Peter Hill at
Save The Dates! Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers Needed!
Saturday, November 3 rd Members will be needed for the 2018 Gateway District North Super Church Conference . We will need some volunteers to help welcome our many guests throughout our facilities. Look for a Sign-Up Genius in future E-News, as well as a corresponding Sign-Up sheet outside of Jeff’s Office in the next couple of weeks.
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.
November UMW Circle News:
  • Sarah Circle:  will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 9:30 a.m. in the Asbury Room The program will be Anita Hoffman and title of her program is “My Walk Along the El Camino.”
  • Rebecca Circle: The Rebecca Circle invites all UMW members to attend their November 6, 2018 (Tuesday) gathering at 1:00 pm in the Asbury Room. Mark Dinglasan, Executive Director of CUMAC will be telling us about CUMAC. Please bring a canned vegetable or meat for the CUMAC pantry. 
Volunteers Needed!
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
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.
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.
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
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:
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.
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. Letters of love and prayer can be sent to Nan Thomson at: 5201 Fellowship Road Basking Ridge NJ 07920-3911
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: 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!
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
Did you miss something? To revisit previous E-News, please visit our archived news on our website by clicking the button below.
All submissions for next week's CUMC Weekly E-news are due
to Eileen Ruggiero by Tuesdays, 2:00 PM
Submissions may be emailed to .
Chatham United Methodist Church |(973) 635-7740|