Open for Rally Day details and our Hurricane Florence
Ministry Outreach Efforts
September Worship Schedule
September 16 th 10:00 AM Sanctuary, Rally Day! (Blessing of the backpacks, Fix It & Fellowship Picnic) More information below!
September 23 rd 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM Sanctuary, Religious Education Resumes
In our Prayers
Penny Sutterby has recently withdrawn from her studies at Drew University Theological School because of a recently diagnosed brain tumor. Let us keep Penny in our prayers as she seeks treatment near her home in NY. 
Cards of love and support can be sent to:
Penny Sutterby
412 West Main Street
Waterloo, NY 13165
This Week
Saturday, September 15 th
Welcoming Ministry Training Event
9:30-11:30 AM - Rooms 6 & 7
We will be having conversations about best practices that churches use to welcome new guests and visitors. We are especially hopeful that ushers and greeters and those invested in welcoming the guest as we would welcome Christ, can come to this ministry training event.  Please RSVP to the church office. (973) 635-7740 or email
This event will be co-facilitated by Becky Meyer, Steve Davis, and Jeff Markay.
Sunday, September 16 th Rally Day 2018!
Please join us for Rally Day and Trustee’s work day on Sunday, September 16 th after the 10 am worship service. We ask everyone to wear comfortable clothes and bring a side dish and join us for a picnic (John Palma and Alex Strunc will be grilling burgers and hot dogs) followed by a Trustee work day. There will be “house keeping and fix up” projects for all ages and abilities. Let’s start the new school year and launch our fall programs with a fun time and a spruced up space!
We invite  all  students (pre-school through grad-school) and educators to bring their literal or figurative school bags to worship on Sunday September 16 th to receive a blessing. 
Monday Noontime Bible Study Resumes!
September 17 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!
UMW Planning Meeting
Wednesday, September 19 th 10:00 AM
Asbury Room
Practice Calm through Mindfulness
Wednesday, September 19 th 7:30 PM Asbury Room
On Wednesday, September 19 th we will gather in the Asbury Room from 7:30-8:30 pm 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
Music News
This Sunday, September 16 th for the 10:00 a.m. service, the Brass & Wind Ensemble will play an arrangement of the hymn, Beachwood for the Prelude and the Covenant Choir will sing Jaime Cortez’ Rain Down for the Special Music. Join us!

The next of our music groups to begin for the Fall will be the Youth Musicians (both Ringers and Singers) on Sunday evening of September 23 rd at 5:45 p.m. with a visit from Pastor Jeff as well as refreshments. Our Ukulele Orchestra will next meet this Saturday, Sept. 15 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
CUMC Ministries Need You!
CUMC Ministry Outreach Response:
Hurricane Florence
“Flood Bucket” Cleaning Kits  
Chatham UMC has organized a response to aid our neighbors in the Carolinas who are most impacted by the devastation from Hurricane Florence. We invite our greater local community to join us in our efforts to create disaster relief Cleaning Kits (“Flood Buckets”) for those in need. The Chatham UMC will be collecting these “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.
Next Week and Beyond at CUMC
  • Sunday, 9/23: 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM Worship Services resume in Sanctuary, Religious Education Resumes
  • Tuesday, 9/25: Trustees Meeting, 7:00 PM, Room 7
  • Sunday, 9/30: Youth Action Against Hunger Food Drive, Kings Supermarket in Chatham, 12 noon - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 10/2: 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. 
  • Tuesday, 10/2: Rebecca Circle is scheduled to resume at 1:00 PM in the Asbury Room
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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