Look inside for a "Note of Thanks" &
new Action Against Hunger information
Thank you to all that helped make our Rally Day 2018 a joyful success! It was wonderful to gather together once again in fellowship while giving our
CUMC home some needed TLC.

September Worship Schedule
September 23 rd 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM Sanctuary,
Religious Education Resumes Welcome Back!
A Note of Thanks
The following note was recently received in the church office...

"Thank you to those who sent birthday cards to Henrietta Kleckner for her (93 rd ) birthday. Each card she opened was a huge blessing to her entire family. Your act of agape was very appreciated." ~Fondly, Karlene Lawrence, her daughter
This Week
Men's Group
Saturday, September 22 nd 9:00 AM
Chatham Farmer's Market
In response to the overwhelming success of last year's flood bucket drive, Church council has decided to support this community outreach initiative once again this year.

Our first outreach will take place this Saturday at the Farmer’s Market in Chatham, starting at 9 AM. Instead of meeting at our house, I have volunteered the men to host this event at the Farmer’s market. Please come at 9 AM for coffee, bagels and buckets. Jeff, Christophe, and I will start setting up our tent and tables (8-8:15)
Peace, Alex
Monday Noontime Bible Study
September 24 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!

Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, September 25 th 7:00 PM, Room 7
Action Against Hunger is Coming
NEW Volunteer Opportunities this year!
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 youthchatumc@optonline.net or call 973-908-4474.
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 scyarger@optonline.net
Looking Ahead
October:
  • Tuesday, October 2nd: 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, October 2nd: Rebecca Circle - Potluck Supper at Sue B.'s 6:00 – 7:30 pm Contact: Dot Dunn, 908-795-1247 or email dbdunn45@gmail.com  
  • Saturday, October 13th: UMW Annual Fall Rummage Sale
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! More details to follow next week. 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, September 23 rd for the 9:00 a.m. service, Tom Belding, harmonica will play Gabriel Fauré’s Sicilienne and the Covenant Choir will sing Peter Aston’s I Give You A New Commandment. Tom will also play harmonica for the 11:00 a.m. service. Join us for wonderful music at both services!

Our Youth Musicians (both Ringers and Singers) will begin this Sunday evening of September 23 rd at 5:45 p.m. with parents and a visit from Pastor Jeff as well as refreshments! The Ukulele Orchestra will next meet on Saturday, October 6 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  www.chathamumc.com/music or contact Peter Hill at  petepiano@mac.com
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  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.
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
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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