"Even more amazing than the wonders of nature are the powers of the spirit."
~Helen Keller
Summer Worship Schedule - 10:00 am
Rodda Hall - Through September 2 nd
Church Office Summer hours- M-Th 10 am to 2 pm
The Church Office will be closed on Fridays from June 29 th – August 31 st
Church Office Closed: Labor Day, Monday, September, 3 rd
The Church Office will return to regular schedule beginning
Tuesday, September 4 th .
Rally Day New Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018
Mark Your Calendars
Farewell Celebration for Yang-Hee Song
On Monday, August 6 th the Staff Parish Relations Committee shared that our organist, Yang-Hee Song, has resigned after 18 years of dedicated ministry. She will be pursuing a career opportunity at the Princeton United Methodist Church which is closer to where she lives. To read SPRC's announcement in its entirety, please click here.

Her last day at Chatham UMC will be on Sunday, September 9, 2018. Please come to the 10:00 AM Worship service in the Sanctuary where we will celebrate her 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.
Rally Day 2018: New Date!!!
Rally Day 2018 is now scheduled for 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 weeks!
Family Promise Important Dates
In 2019 we will host our Family Promise guests as follows: January 20 through January 27; May 26 through June 2; December 8 through December 15. Look for us at the Alternative Gift Fair next December for a chance to purchase a special gift to help families experiencing homelessness. 
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
This Sunday, August 19 th , all are invited to sing with choir members for our second Summer choir opportunity and learn an easy anthem. We will rehearse at 9:15 a.m. in the Music Room . No robes required; just comfortable clothes and your zest for singing!

On Sunday, August 26 th , a guest quartet of singers from the Masterwork Chorus will sing several special pieces including With A Voice of Singing by Martin Shaw. Please join us for both of these special Sundays!

All of our music groups will begin again this Fall following our Summer hiatus; rehearsals will begin again after Labor Day weekend. Our music program welcomes all newcomers to the the Covenant Choir, the Wesley Ringers, the Kenanaiah Praise Band, the Youth Singers, the Youth Ringers, the Kids’ Bells, 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
Well Done and Thank You!!!
Thank you to all that donated school supplies and backpacks for CUMAC. Your generosity and kindness is greatly appreciated. Also, thank you to Barbara Bennett and Ruth Moloney for faithfully organizing the Supply Drive and delivering the items to CUMAC in Paterson this week. We are grateful for your time and energy.
2018 Trustees Summer Project Update
The trustees have been working diligently to maintain and upgrade CUMC and would like to share with you what has been/will be going on at the church. 
To read more about the projects click here.
Current projects:
  • Nursery school space expansion: DOOR INSTALLATION: Scheduled for August 21st.
  • Parking lot paving Update: Completed
DO YOU KNOW ANYONE? We are looking into having the hinges on the Sanctuary Doors replaced. If you have ideas for contractors who would do this please let us know! Also, if you have or know of someone who has a piano they would like to donate or give to the church for a small fee please let Peter Hill know (specific features are necessary).
SAVE THE DATE: Work and fellowship day Sunday, September 16 th .
Ways to Help Make a Difference this Summer
Liturgists Still Needed!
We still need liturgists for a couple weekends until September! Please consider where you might be called and sign up!
Click Here to choose your Sunday!
SUMMER ALERT!
CUMAC’s supply of canned goods is low and we’ve been asked if we could help with:
Canned:
  •  Vegetables 
  •  Fruit
  •  Protein
  •  Peanut Butter
Also low in supply: Baby Diapers, all sizes.
Help keep our pantry shelves stocked and make a donation today!
Thanks again for your generosity. Ruth & Barb
Help Us "STAMP OUT DESPAIR”
First Friends of New Jersey and New York 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 this effort as we are currently collecting the following: 
  • PAPER
  • ENVELOPES
  • STAMPS
  • PHONE CARDS
Supplies can be dropped off at the Chatham UMC, at information ledge, 1st floor; please look for the collection box. We are located at 460 Main Street, Chatham NJ 07928. (Across from the CVS)
First Friends of NJ and NY Mission:
First Friends of NJ and NY upholds the inherent dignity and humanity of detained immigrants and asylum seekers. We provide compassion and hope through volunteer visitation, resettlement assistance and advocacy.
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: 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.
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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