So many opportunities to help! Here are some wonderful ways...
Thanks to all the VBC Staff, Volunteers, and “Rafters” who are making this Adventure the “Ride of a Lifetime with God!”
Photos courtesy of Amanda Palma, Corkie Ziegler, and Karen Berry
Ways to Help
We Need your help!
Chatham UMC Ministry of Welcome and Hospitality July 4th Parade
We will continue to open our doors to the community on July 4 so that they can use bathrooms, seek shade, and see our sanctuary. We will also be selling popcorn and water as fundraiser for RISE.
Welcome Ministry
Welcoming people into building, pointing them towards the bathrooms or Sanctuary, checking the bathrooms for supply, etc.
You can sign up across from Jeff's office, call the office (973-635-7740) or follow the link below.

Family Promise Volunteer Sign-Up begins
Our next Family Promise Week is July 15th - July 22nd Look for the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board across from Jeff's Office. It would be very helpful to complete your sign ups as early as possible so we can figure out where our needs will be during this time. With so many people traveling during the summer, early notification will assist us in anticipating our volunteer needs.
You are invited to CUMAC in Paterson to serve for about 2 hours on Saturday July 28, 2018
When: On July 28th, we can all meet in the church parking lot at 8:45am departing CUMC at 9am , and we will be returning to CUMC around 1pm
We can all travel together by carpool. We are going to need about 4 people to volunteer to drive.
This event is open to all people ages 12 and up. We can take a total of 20 volunteers 

If you are interested please email Christiana at Or text 973-886-6550
Liturgists needed for the summer
As we begin our summer worship, there are opportunities for leadership in all positions from July - September. Please consider where you might be called and sign up!

Click Here to chose your Sunday!
CUMAC’s supply of canned goods is low and we’ve been asked if we could help with:
  •  Vegetables 
  •  Fruit
  •  Protein
  •  Peanut Butter
Also low in supple: Baby Diapers, all sizes.

Help keep our pantry shelves stocked and make a donation today! Thanks again for your generosity. Ruth & Barb
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: 
Supplies can be dropped off at the Chatham UMC rear entrance; 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.
Music News
On Wednesday, July 4th at 10:30 a.m., the Wesley Ringers will ring This Land is Your Land in front of the church as the Independence Day parade in Chatham begins! Come by the front steps of the church and hear our Ringers, stay for some water and popcorn on the lawn to benefit RISE, and see the parade! 

This Summer our 10:00 a.m. services will feature music from soloists and small groups from our congregation. Come to our Summer services and hear great music! On Sunday, July 8th, all are invited to sing with choir members for an easy to learn anthem. We will rehearse at 9:15 a.m. in the Music Room. No robes required; just wear some comfortable clothes and bring your joy of singing!

All of our music groups will begin again in the Fall following our Summer hiatus; rehearsals will start 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 or contact Peter Hill at
Summer Dates at a Glance
  • Sunday, July 1st, last worship service in the Sanctuary. 
  • Wednesday, July 4th, Chatham UMC Ministry of Welcome and Hospitality July 4th Parade
  • Sunday, July 8th, begin 10:00 AM Worship service in Rodda Hall
  • July 8th - July 14th , RISE Week!
  • July 15th - July 22nd , Family Promise Week Volunteers Needed! Look for the sign-up sheet starting June 24th on the bulletin board across from Jeff's Office.
  • Saturday, July 28th, trip to CUMAC Peterson, leaving from Church at 9:00AM
  • Monday, September 3rd, Church Office Closed
  • September 9th Rally Day, 10:00 AM Worship in Sanctuary
  • September 16th, 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM worship services resume in Sanctuary.
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.
Summer Worship Schedule 
Summer Worship Schedule
Sanctuary - June 17th through July 1st
Rodda Hall - July 8th through September 2nd
Sanctuary - September 9th - Rally Day
Church Office Summer hours
Church Office Summer hours will be:
Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Church Office will be closed on Fridays from June 29 th – August 31 st
The Church Office will be closed in observance of the following Summer Holidays:
Independence Day, Wednesday July 4 th
Labor Day, Monday, September, 3 rd
The Church Office will return to regular schedule beginning
Tuesday, September 4th.
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