The flowers for this Sunday, September 2 nd are given to the glory of God in memory of Ruth Hughes by Jan Dvorkin.
September Highlights
September Worship Schedule

September 2 nd 10:00 AM Rodda Hall
September 9 th 10:00 AM Sanctuary
September 16 th 10:00 AM Sanctuary, Rally Day!
September 23 rd 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM Sanctuary
This is the final week of summer hours
for the church office.

Friday, August 31 st Office Closed
Monday, September 3 rd Office Closed in observation of Labor Day
Tuesday, September 4 th Regular Office hours resume
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Farewell Celebration for Yang-Hee Song
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Please come to the 10:00 AM Worship service in the Sanctuary where we will celebrate her 18 years of exquisite musicianship and ministry. Join us in Rodda Hall after worship to continue the celebration and our appreciation of Yang-Hee.

If you would like to write letters or cards of appreciation, they can be sent to the church office. If you would like to send a monetary gift, please make checks payable to CUMC and earmarked: Yang-Hee's Gift.
Welcoming Ministry Training Event
Saturday, September 15 th
9:30-11:30 AM - Room TBD
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.
Rally Day 2018: Sunday, September 16 th
Join us for worship at 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary. Immediately following worship, enjoy a church family lunch followed by an afternoon of giving our CUMC building and grounds a little "TLC spruce up." Look for more information about our Rally Day "Fellowship and Fix Up" in the coming week!
Practice Calm through Meditation,
Wednesday, September 19 th 7:30 PM Asbury Room
Make a Difference with Back to School Shopping
Avoid the crowds at the stores! Grab your school supply lists and head to Amazon! From now until September 6 th, you can make a difference for CUMC when you use AmazonSmile to do your Back to School Shopping! Simply click on the picture above, or click here, to begin. A percentage of your purchase total will be donated to back to Chatham United Methodist Church.
Music News
Thank you very much to all of our musicians who helped make our Summer services here at CUMC filled with wonderful music: Elise Ruggiero, viola, all of the singers in our Summer Choirs, Dorothy McCorry, flute, the Kenaniah Praise Band, Emma Hill, violin, Yang Hee Song, piano and Ji Yeun Lee, voice, the Ukulele Orchestra with Tom Belding, harmonica, and Barbara Babbitt, voice, Hannah Asirvatham, piano, and the Occasional Singers Quartet from the Masterwork Chorus. Your music was appreciated by all! 

This Sunday, September 2nd, for the 10:00 a.m. service’s Special Music, Peter Hill will play Alberto Ginastera’s Danza de La Moza Donosa on piano. Join us!

All of our music groups will soon begin again following our Summer hiatus; rehearsals will begin again after Labor Day weekend. The Wesley Ringers and Covenant Choir will resume rehearsals on Thursday, September 6th at 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. respectively. The Ukulele Orchestra’s first practice time will be Saturday, September 8th at 10:30 a.m. Youth Musicians (Ringers and Singers) will begin on Sunday evening of September 23rd at 5:45 p.m. More info to come!

Our music program welcomes all newcomers to the 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
Ways to Help Make a Difference this Summer in our CUMC community and beyond
Saturday, September 8 th
The Chatham Emergency Squad will be hosting a blood drive in conjunction with the C hatham Sustainability Fair/Farmer’s Market on Saturday, September 8 th. The farmer’s market is in the south parking lot of the Chatham Train Station.  Hours of donation will be from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Donors, ages 17 - 76, should be in good health and have a form of identification. Sixteen year olds may donate with parental permission - forms will be available on-site. Anyone with donation questions or who like to make a reserved donation time can call the NY Blood Center at 800.688.0900.

Blood donations typically fall during the summer while the need remains high. Additionally, local blood may find its way across the nation to areas with extreme need due to natural disasters or extreme medical emergencies. 

Thank you for your assistance in providing critical blood donations.
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
Summer Liturgists
Thank you to all our summer liturgists. Our worship services are filled until September 2 nd.
Please consider where you might be called and sign up!
Ministry Sign-Ups
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.
Bags to Benches Update
Please continue to recycle your plastic bags and plastic film! 
The next collection site will be Gloria Dei Lutheran Church located at 300 Shunpike Road, Chatham Township, beginning in September 2018.  We will update as we get more information from Gloria Dei.
Thank you for helping us care for the Creation!
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