July 4, 2024

Church News

Prayers from Sunday, June 30th, 2024

  • Gratitude for family reunions
  • Gratitude for LGBTQ+ Pride Month and for all who support and encourage the LGBTQ+ community
  • For all who are traveling this week
  • For a peaceful Pride Parade
  • For Amanda and Kyle moving into their new house
  • For John, who is having experimental treatment for parkinsons - Nan


Sunday, July 28, 2024


Dr. Igor Kraiz, Chief Medical Officer at Hospital #5 in Kharkiv, Ukraine, will be speaking at Chatham UMC on July 28, 2024 at the 10 AM worship service! We are thrilled to welcome him and his family once again. They first visited us in June, 2022. See picture below. Chatham UMC has continued to send funds to his hospital to support their care for the sick and wounded during this prolonged war in their county and city.

To see his latest video from just last month, click on the following link: Dr Kraiz to Pastor Jeff (youtube.com)

Last Sunday, June 30th, we blessed the 2024 RISE Team

Come hear their stories on Sunday, July 14, 2024 at the 10 AM worship service!

Left to Right: Abby, Josh, Nathan, Esther, Chinedum, Carl, Will, Dave, and Jeff

(Not Pictured: Bella)

Ways to Support CUMC RISE Teams

  • Come and support the RISE Fundraiser at the July 4th parade, and help us sell popcorn, water, and ice pops.
  • Pray for the team of members joining this trip from July 7-13, 2024
  • Pray for our homeowner hosts
  • Come to hear about the RISE experience on Sunday, July 14, 2024


Support this ministry with your finances. Checks payable to Chatham UMC, earmarked CUMC RISE 2024

Thank you!!!

Ways Please keep the CUMC 2024 RISE Team in your prayers

July 7-13, 2024


Esther Van Doornik

Will Bramwell

Nathan Beland

Isabella Li

Josh Tivade

Abby Tivade


Jeff Markay

Dave Bramwell

Chinedum Uche

Carl Andreassen

Thank you!

Altar Flowers

Sunday, July 7, 2024

To Edward and Grace celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary and thanking God for His blessings.

The Asirvatham Family

This Sunday’s, July 7th 10:00 AM service will include Dorothy McCorry, flute, Leah Van Doornik, horn, with Peter Hill, piano, performing It Is Well With My Soul, arranged by Gary Lanier. Join us!

The Ukulele Orchestra will next meet on Saturday, July 13th at 10:00 AM. For more information please contact Peter Hill, Director of Music Ministries at petepiano@mac.com

During the Summer there will be two Summer, pick-up choir opportunities on Sunday, July 21st and Sunday, August 18th. On both Sundays, singers will meet at 9:00 AM in the Music Room to learn an easy anthem to sing for the 10:00 AM service. All singers, whether you are a member of the Covenant Choir or a guest, are welcome to sing! 

CUMC Food Pantry

Faith Formation

Faith Formation groups are taking a break for the Summer!

We are grateful for all who were part of our Sunday Morning Faith Formation Groups this past year.

Groups will resume in September

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

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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