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On this day, we honor and give thanks to all our Veterans for their service. We are grateful for them and their families and for the many sacrifices they have made.

Altar Flower Dedication

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The flowers in the chancel on

Sunday, November 14th are given to the glory of God and in loving memory my father, James Klug, who passed on November 18, 2019.


~Justin and Abby Klug

Prayers Lifted on Sunday, November 7, 2021

  • Of Gratitude for a successful medical procedure.
  • Of continued healing for Z from surgery.
  • Of blessings for Qia and Robby Cowell as they await for the birth of their second child.

This Week's News

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15 Days of Thanks

Boxes Due This Saturday!

Help us create a "Thanksgiving in a Box" for our Chatham Community Food Distribution. You may click on the flier on the left to print a copy at home and to share with a friend!


Completed boxes (having all 14 items on the list) will need to be dropped off at Chatham United Methodist Church- 460 Main Street. Our collection day of completed boxes will be:

Saturday, November 13th 10:00 AM - 12 noon.

Please come to the rear parking lot of the church to return your box.

If you wish to make a monetary contribution, checks can be made payable to Chatham United Methodist Church. Please specify COVID Relief fund on the memo line. To donate online, simply scan the QR code in the center square and chose Covid Relief Fund.

Music Happenings

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This Sunday’s 10:00 a.m. service will include musicians playing music by the Beatles: for our prelude members of the Praise Band will perform In My Life and for our Special Music the Covenant Choir and members of the Ukulele Orchestra will perform Let It Be


Members of our Ukulele Orchestra will next meet in person and online on Saturday, November 13th at 11:00 a.m. in the Asbury Room. The Ukulele Orchestra meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Email Peter Hill at the below email address for our Zoom and in-person info.


If you would like information about any of our music groups: Covenant Choir, Youth Musicians, Wesley Ringers, Ukulele Orchestra, Praise Band, or Wind Ensemble please email music director, Peter Hill at petepiano@mac.com

Adult Education Class

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This Sunday we’ll conclude our exploration of Forgiveness – Why Bother? Can forgiveness be a ‘one-way street’, or must it be ‘two-way’? Join us in the Asbury Room at 11:15 or online via Zoom. Contact Ron Yarger at yarger@optonline.net for a link.

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Sunday School/

Christian Ed. for all ages! 4+

We look forward to seeing even more of you in person at 11:10am this week. (If you would like a Zoom option please let Pastor Sharon know at scyarger@optonline.net)

  • PreK / Elementary (age 4 – 4th grade) Sunday at 11:10am meet with Kate Radler and Edie Myers-Arnold on the upper level. Check with Pastor Sharon on the Room!
  • Submerge (5th-8th grade) Sunday at 11:10am meet Sharon in the Wesley Room. 
  • High School Discussion – Sunday at 11:10am meet with Jesse Dicken (our new seminarian) and Matthew Beland in the Youth Lounge.
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Tuesday, November 23rd 

Annual Chatham Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, 7:30 PM

CUMC Sanctuary sponsored by the Interfaith Council of the Chathams and Green Village. Come join with Chatham friends and neighbors across all faiths and traditions in a celebration of the many blessings we share. The service will feature combined choruses from the Chatham community houses of worship. Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation. The sum of the offering from the service will be donated to the Chatham Emergency Squad serving both Chatham Borough and Chatham Township. For more information, please call (973) 635-7740 or email churchsecretary@optonline.net.


Hospitality Volunteers Needed to Welcome our Neighbors!

We need 6-8 volunteers to help usher our guests through our building before the service. Volunteers should arrive at 6:45 PM.

To sign up, Please Click Here or contact the church office by emailing churchsecretary@optonline.net.

Important Holiday Dates to Mark

November

  • 11/20 annual Turkey Drive, rear church parking lot: 9am-2pm
  • 11/23 Chatham Interfaith Thanksgiving Worship Service: CUMC 7:30 PM
  • 11/25-11/26 Happy Thanksgiving-church office closed
  • 11/28 First Sunday of Advent

December

  • TBD Cookies for Life
  • 12/11 Blue Christmas worship service, 3:00 PM
  • 12/13 Last day for Poinsettia dedication
  • 12/24 Christmas Eve Worship: 5PM & 8 PM
  • 12/24-1/2 Church Office closed

January

  • 1/2/22 Epiphany Sunday/White Gift Service: 10AM

News From the Church Office

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Welcome To The Team!

The church office has welcomed Meghan Muccilli to our team. Meghan has joined us as the Church Office Administrative Assistant. She will be working in the office Mondays -Thursdays during the hours of 10AM -2PM. Need to get in contact with Meghan? Email her at churchsecretary@optonline.net or call the church office at (973) 635-7740 ext. 102

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80 Birthday Cards Requested!

Longtime CUMC member, Dale Sehulster, is trying to get 80 cards sent to Bob Sehulster for his 80th birthday. Cards can be mailed to

Mr. Bob Sehulster, P.O.Box 242,Ringoes, NJ 08551. Please include a " B " written in the lower left corner of the envelope to distinguish it for his birthday! Thank you!

(Bob's birthday is November 15th but cards can be sent the next couple weeks!)

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Temporary Office is up and Running

The church office is now temporarily relocated in the Asbury Room until after Thanksgiving.

All small groups that are affected have been notified if there is a conflict with use of the room. The Asbury Room will still be available for use during the evenings and on weekends. Questions? Just call the office and we will be happy to assist you. If you have a mailbox in the office, you may find it in the Asbury Room starting next week. If there is anything you need from the office staff, just give us a couple days notice to be able to assist you (find what you need in our boxes!) Thank you for your patience!

CUMC Outreach - Volunteers are always needed

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Community Foodbank of NJ Annual Turkey Drive

Saturday, November 20th 

9:00 AM -2:00 PM

Local Drop-Off Site: Chatham United Methodist Church

460 Main Street, Chatham

Click Here to see poster

Please drop off your donation of a frozen turkey and/or nonperishable foods at the truck parked at the west end of the church, just off the Main Street entrance to the Chatham Middle School. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving, Carolyn Palma

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URGENT! Our next and final hosting week in 2021 starts Sunday!

Family Promise News and Call for Volunteers  

This next hosting week will follow the same pattern as our last week in the summer — delivering home made meals or arranging for restaurant meals to be delivered to the families being housed in hotel. We need help! No contact with the guests is required. Please contact Claudia Shaw (973-454-2014) if you are moved to provide a meal, or donate funds for sorely needed groceries, gas cards or transportation. 

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CUMC Community Food Pantry

The community support and need of

our 24/7 pantry has grown.


Help keep our food pantry and weekly distribution sustained.

Click Here to donate online!

Want to know more about our Pop Up pantry and how to help? Check our our webpage Here.

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Can You Help the

 Bread Ministry?

The bread ministry is looking for more volunteers to assist in collecting bread from Panera. This ministry is a vital station in the Wednesday Food Distribution.

Bread Ministry Sign Up
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Communities of Care


If you wish to receive a call, a text or an email from someone at the Chatham UMC community?

Email Church Office

CMP News

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Support CMP with their Annual Wreath Sale!

The annual wreath sale is currently underway. Please Click Here to view the two selections that are being offered. Prices are included on the flier. Wreaths will be available for pick up or delivery if necessary on Tuesday, November 30th.

We ask you please place your order prior to Monday, November 15th. Please submit this form or details to Ali Stienstra at

ali.stienstra@gmail.com or text 973-219-5354.

Community News

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Latest Newsletter is Out!

The Senior Center of the Chathams is an independent, 31-year old non-profit organization located here in town and offer a wide range of programs, activities, and services to older adults in Chatham and the surrounding areas. Click Here to read the latest newsletter and learn about their fantastic programs. 

Online Church Community Directory

SIGN UP to join the online church community directory

After signing up please wait for your Welcome Email with the instructions for creating your own login.

The CUMC online church community directory is LIVE here
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All submissions for next week's CUMC Weekly E-news are due by Tuesdays, 2PM. Submissions may be emailed to Eileen Ruggiero

Chatham United Methodist Church www.chathamumc.org

460 Main Street, Chatham NJ

(973) 635-7740

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