This Sunday please bring your cell phone to worship!
Yes, you read that correctly! Open to see why...
Social Media Sunday
How to Participate:
We are on Facebook and Instagram. Follow CUMC on both sites. You can "check in", take a selfie, or create a post. If you don't feel comfortable doing so during worship, that's ok! You can also participate before or after. Make sure you use the hashtag #SMS2018 in your posts; this ensures others can find us and CUMC can be included in Social Media Sunday.

Why participate? This is a great, and current way to share our experiences of faith and the CUMC community with our greater community. Its a wonderful way to spread joyful energy to those that know us and to those that might be seeking us.
This Week
Saturday, September 29 th
CUMC Hurricane “Flood Bucket” Relief:
Chatham Farmer's Market
Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers are needed to assist in the distribution of empty flood buckets at the Chatham Farmer's Market this Saturday. Assistance is needed beginning at 8:00 AM; meet us at the Farmer's Market for set up. Please contact Steve Davis for more information or to help: or (973) 738-4728
Sunday, September 30 th
Youth Action Against Hunger: Food Drive
Kings Supermarket, Chatham 12 noon-4:00 PM
CUMC Youth & Kids are running a Food Drive for the Interfaith Food Pantry. Volunteers are needed and welcome! Want to support our youth's efforts? Simply come, shop, and drop off a few cans or make a monetary donation. To get involved or for more information please contact Karen Berry at or call 973-908-4474.
Monday Noontime Bible Study
October 1 st 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!
Tuesday, October 2 nd
NEW! CUMAC Action Against Hunger: Sort and Package Event
1:00 - 3:00 PM, CUMAC Paterson
CUMAC has changed their approach to the Action Against Hunger event this year. This year, volunteers are needed to sort and package the incoming food items the week after the youth food drive. CUMC has been assigned a shift for Tuesday, October 2 nd from 1-3 pm. Volunteers will meet at CUMC at noon, carpool to CUMAC, and return to CUMC about 4 pm.  To participate, contact Pastor Sharon Yarger at the church office or at
Sarah Circle will meet and leave from the Church parking lot at 9:15 AM sharp. We will car pool and go to Fellowship Village for our meeting.

Rebecca Circle Potluck Supper at Sue B.'s 6:00 – 7:30 pm Contact: Dot Dunn, 908-795-1247 or email  
Alert! CUMAC currently Is in Greatest Need of:

  • Canned vegetables & soups (regular & low-sodium)
  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken, Spam, etc.)
Rummage Sale is Coming! All Hands on Deck!
It's time to start cleaning out your closets and getting your items ready for our annual UMW Fall Rummage Sale! Our sale is scheduled for Saturday, October 13 th.

Rummage Sale set up is scheduled for Wednesday, October 10 th - Friday, October 12 th. 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.
Music News
This Sunday, September 30 th for the 9:00 a.m. service, the Covenant Choir will sing Bill Withers' Lean On Me and Getty and Townend’s Across the Lands. The Wesley Ringers will perform I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light for both services. Thanks to our singers and ringers for wonderful music in both services!

The Ukulele Orchestra will next meet on Saturday, October 6 th at 10:30 a.m. in the Music Room. 

The Covenant Choir invites all singing friends to sing with them for a special World Communion Sunday anthem on Sunday, October 7 th. The Choir will sing Karen Marolli’s Let Us Come. All singing friends are invited to find about more from Peter Hill at

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!
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
Help! What's Missing?
Have you walked past this odd object in the parking lot before? What is it? What's missing?!

Answer: It's our broken basketball hoop; we need help fixing it . 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.
CUMC is a welcoming church with a very central location. 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 Ministries Need You!
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.
Join Our Liturgists and Raise Your Voice!
CUMC needs more voices bringing the Word of God in worship! Disciples are needed to raise their voices at both the 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM services; there are open time slots through January 2019. 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.
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!
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
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