October 25, 2018
Open for new, Boo-tiful information inside!
No tricks inside but maybe a treat...
Even John Wesley heard "bumps in the night!"
Pull up a broom, hang around for a spell, treat yourself to classic ghost story from the Wesley's childhood home. Click Here (if you dare!)
We Remember
Jennifer Kennedy, who grew up in the Chatham UMC, entered Life Eternal on Sunday, October 21, 2018 after a battle with cancer. She was 53 years old. A Service will be held for Jennifer on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM in our sanctuary. The Kennedy Family invites people to wear something pink to the service. There will be a light reception in Rodda Hall after the service.

Let us keep Jennifer’s daughter Marissa, Jennifer’s parents Rich and Faye, and Jennifer’s sister Leslie in our prayers. Words of love and support can be sent to:
Faye and Rich Kennedy
270 Heath Village
Hackettstown NJ 07840
This Week
Coat Drive ends Tomorrow!
Friday, 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!
Memorial Service for Constance Hall
Saturday, October 27 th , 2:00 PM CUMC Sanctuary
This Sunday, October 28 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 29 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!
Bible Study on Thursday Evening
November 1 st 7-8 PM Room 7
Three sessions of Evening Bible Study are offered this fall for those who may be interested in joining Bible Study in the evenings (October 18, November 1, and November 15). The group will meet again on Thursday, November 1 st from 7–8 pm in Room 7, and explore some stories about Saul and David in the Books of Samuel. Questions? Contact Dr. SuJung Shin at sshin@nbts.edu. Hope to see you there! 
Important for Next Week
Volunteers Needed for Saturday, November 3 rd !
Sign Up Today!
Volunteers from CUMC are needed in two shifts to extend a warm welcome and kind hospitality to our many guests from the Gateway District North for the annual Super Church Conference on Saturday, November 3 rd.
First Shift: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM / Second Shift: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Six individuals are needed for each shift to welcome and assist in directing our guests throughout our facilities. Three more individuals are needed to help with refreshment tables in Rodda Hall. A total of 9 members are needed per shift. 
Any questions? Please call the church office at (973) 635-7740 
You may sign up now using the link below or use the sign up sheet on the bulletin board across from Jeff's office.
Thank you for your time and assistance; we are grateful.
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. 
Music News
On All Saints Sunday, November 4 th, the Covenant Choir will sing Jocelyn Hagen’s arrangement of Now Our Meeting’s Over. All singing friends of the choir and interested choral singers are welcome to join the Covenant Choir! Please contact, Music Director, Peter Hill at petepiano@mac.com for more information.

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
Looking Ahead...
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 November.
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
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  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.
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
Opportunities to Make a Difference
Hurricane “Flood Bucket” Cleaning Kits  
Chatham UMC continues to distribute and collect Hurricane Relief Flood Buckets to aid those impacted by the recent hurricanes. Empty buckets and instructions can be found under the information ledge.   You also may click here to view and print this list.
Community News and Needs
Chatham High School presents Radium Girls
Friday, 11/16 and Saturday, 11/17 at 7:30 PM
Newly Renovated CHS Auditorium
Local senior citizens are invited to the final dress rehearsal on Thursday, November 15 th at 3:30 PM. Immediately following the performance, seniors are invited to stay for a complimentary dinner. Seating is unrestricted however, dinner reservations are limited to 80. To RSVP to the senior dinner, call Debbie Haeringer at 973.701.8037 or email debbie.haeringer@gmail.com by Thursday, November 8 th. Diners will receive a confirmation call or email.

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online starting Tuesday, October 30 th by clicking here. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
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 www.chathamumc.com
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