June 6, 2024

Church News

Prayers Lifted on Sunday, June 2nd, 2024

  • In celebration of our mom Ady Meyer’s 93rd birthday this past week - Dave & Becky
  • For Dave, as he has hip surgery tomorrow.  
  • For a friend suffering from vertigo.    
  • For Doug B, as he continues to recover at Fellowship Village - NC
  • For the American and Israeli hostages held in Gaza, and for the people of Rafah - L.L.
  • For Woody Y. who is in intensive care following a heart attack - Hal and Sue.
  • For peace in Gaza, Ukraine, and Sudan.      
  • For Doug B, as he moves from Fellowship Village to a facility near his daughter in Massachusetts.    
  • For Andy M. who is in hospice care; bless his friends and family as they care for him and one another.
  • For the RISE teams as they prepare for ministry this Summer.

Adult Discussion Group

There will not be an Adult Discussion Group this Sunday. Instead, come join the celebration in Rodda Hall after worship, when we honor and thank those who have contributed to the music ministry of our worship services. 

Our ADG meetings have concluded for now, but stay tuned for announcements about our future sessions, which will resume in September

The lectionary readings for this Sunday are:

1 Sam 8:4-20; Ps 138; 2 Cor 4:13-5:1 and Mark 3:20-35  

Altar Flowers

Sunday, June 9, 2024

In honor of Peter‘s 10 year anniversary with the church, and for the friendships and musical family that we have

amongst all the music groups

Katie Hill


I have just learned that our Pastor, Jeff Markay, will be honored this Saturday at the annual Fishawack Festival for his dedication and commitment to community service in Chatham, in particular to the CUMC Community Food Pantry and Distribution on Wednesday afternoons. If you happen to be in downtown Chatham on Saturday enjoying the Fishawack Festival events, stop by the gazebo in Reasoner Park at 1:30pm to cheer for Jeff. 

Hal Burlingame, SPRC Chair


This Sunday’s June 9th 10:00 AM Music & Arts Appreciation Sunday service will include The Covenant Choir performing Alleluia by Randall Thompson; our Choral Scholars and Ukulele Orchestra will perform Sullivan Pugh’s Let the Work I Do, Speak For Me. Join us! 

The Ukulele Orchestra will next practice together on Saturday, June 8th at

9:00 AM. For more information contact Peter Hill, Director of Music Ministries at petepiano@mac.com.

Thank you to all of our musicians, worship leaders, ushers, greeters, audio technicians, and worship artists whose work throughout the program season makes our services so much better. We appreciate you dedication and willingness to add to the substance of our spiritual experiences.

Time to Celebrate Our Graduates!

If you, or a loved one is graduating from middle school level or above, please notify the church office to be included in a special graduate insert on Sunday, June 16th.

Call (973) 635-7740 or email Catriona Smith at csmith@chathamumc.org

Please include: Their name, from where they are graduating, if their studies are continuing, and the name of the next school they will be attending. 

Deadline for Submissions is Monday, June 10th 

Faith Formation

**** Faith Formation groups are taking a break for the Summer!

This Sunday, June 9th, will be the last day ***

Sunday Morning

Faith Formation Groups

K – High School

11:15 AM - noon


Whirl Kids

K – 4th Grade, meets in Room 6

Music, a fun video, and activities

 based on the day’s Bible reading


Middle School

5th-8th grade, meets in the Library

 Exploring the day’s scripture reading through conversation and activities designed for growing together in our faith


High School Discussion Group

Meets in the Wesley Room. This group gathers for conversation around the day’s scripture reading and current event topics, as we seek to grow together in our faith

Please note this will be the last Faith Formation for the Summer



Contact Rev. Sharon Yarger, Associate Pastor

at scyarger@optonline.net

or at the church office

Community Events

Ministry Opportunity at CUMC!

The Staff Parish Relations Committee is looking to hire a Director of Children's Education and Youth Ministry. This is a part time job of 25-27 hours per week, with salary commensurate with experience.

Please feel free to share this opportunity with anyone you believe may be interested in this position and in becoming a part of the new thing that God is doing here at CUMC!

Click here for job description.

Questions, interest, and resumes can be sent to:

Rev. Jeff Markay, Senior Pastor

460 Main Street

Chatham, NJ 07928



office: 973-635-7740

CUMC Food Pantry

We Need Egg Cartons

Please bring your empty egg cartons to church!

The Chatham Community Food Distribution needs more egg cartons

for the eggs to give to our guests on Wednesday afternoons. Bring them to church, or drop them off in the box outside the doors at the rear of the church.

Thank you!

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 out our webpage.

Or, if you wish, you can contribute directly online by visiting our donation page.

Online Worship Liturgists Needed!

Please sign up to record yourself reading scriptures; this will be a blessing to our online worshiping community. 

Sign up here.

Bread Ministry

The bread ministry is looking for more volunteers to assist in collecting bread from Panera. Please contact the church office for more information.

Communities of Care

If you wish to receive a call, a text or an email from someone at the Chatham UMC community please contact the church office.

Chatham United Methodist Church

460 Main Street

Chatham, NJ 07928

(973) 635-7740

Email: info@chathamumc.org

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