CUMC Weekly E-News
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Join Us! NJ Devils Ice Hockey Game
CUMC Community Ministry is sponsoring a NJ Devils Ice Hockey game on Saturday, February 9 th at 1:00 PM at the Prudential Center in Newark. The cost will be $50 per person and will include transportation. The NJ Devils do a great job of making their games a family focused and interactive event. It will be a fun intergenerational and family outing! Please meet at the church at 11:00 AM for those wishing to use group transport. A sign up sheet can be found on the bulletin board across from Jeff's office. You may also call the office to sign up.     Sign Up Final Deadline is Sunday, January 13 th . Tickets will be purchased this Sunday. You don't want to miss this fun event!
This Week at CUMC:
  • Sunday, January 13th , Adult Discussion Group, 10:15 AM in Room 6

  • Monday, January 14th, Monday Noontime Bible Study, Room 7

  • Wednesday, January 16th, Mindfulness Practices, 7:30 PM Asbury Room Join us for some conversation about, and experience of practices that can calm our fears, center ourselves 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 Our group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 7:30 - 8:30 PM in the Asbury Room. 
More Upcoming Events and
 Music News
Please be sure to add to your calendar:
  • January 20th Family Promise Week
  • January 20th Abigail Circle, Family Promise Dinner, Rodda Hall
  • January 22nd Trustees Meeting, 7:00 PM, Rm. 7
This Sunday, January 13 th , for the 9:00 a.m. service the Covenant Choir will sing John Carter’s The Lord is My Light . Tom Belding, harmonica, will play the hymn It Is Well With My Soul for both the early service and the 11:00 a.m. service.

The Ukulele Orchestra will next meet this Saturday, January 12 th at 10:30 a.m. in the Music Room. 

Sunday, February 3 rd will be the Covenant Choir ’s next Bring-A-Friend-To-Choir Sunday! All singers and friends of the choir are invited to join in an easy-to-learn anthem. This is an opportunity to sing with our generous, supportive music group even if you aren’t able to attend on a regular basis. Join us!

If you are not yet participating, but would like to know more, please contact Music Director, Peter Hill at or see our music page at .
Please sign up!
CUMC Family Promise Host Week:
January 20 th  - January 27 th , 2019.
We need your help! Please sign up to host, make a dinner, or help with set-up, clean-up or laundry. Visit the sign-up sheet opposite the Pastor’s Office in the hallway, or contact:
  Claudia Shaw (973) 454-2014
Holidays and winter weather are especially stressful for our families struggling with poverty, homelessness, estrangement, misfortune, and injustice. Our hospitality is their exaltation, dignifying and strengthening their lives. Don’t hesitate to call Claudia with questions about the ministry.  
Additional News...
Sock Tree 2018 Update!

Our beautiful Sock Tree that donned our stairwell collected 110 pairs of new, warm socks for those in need for this winter. Thank you to all of those who donated. Members of CUMC once again shared with those in need. Well done and thank you! ~Marie Watt
CUMC Ministry Needs & Links
Volunteers are always needed for Ministry Outreach. Please click on the following to get involved:

  • Care Corp: 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.
Community News
Luminaries in Celebration of
Dr. Martin Luther King
"In the Beloved Community, poverty, hunger and homelessness will not be tolerated because international standards of human decency will not allow it. Racism and all forms of discrimination, bigotry and prejudice will be replaced by an all-inclusive spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood."
Please join us for the 2 nd Annual community event and help foster a community that is hopeful, connected, and kind. The event will take place at the Library of the Chathams on Sunday January 20 th from 2:30-4:30pm . At the event, you'll get your luminary kit and decorate it with messages of peace, love, and hope, while in the good company of your neighbors! If you'd like a kit but can't attend, message email and we'll arrange for a pick up or drop off.

We ask that everyone light their luminaries at 5pm on the night of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 21 st , 2019. Luminary kits contain white “peace” bags and candles.Luminary kits were generously donated by the Rotary Club of the Chathams - it is with a full heart that we thank them!

Chatham Methodist Preschool

Community-wide registration is now open for the 2019-2020 school year.

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