Thank you to all who contributed to making Rally Day 2022 a success! We had a lovely day reconnecting with long time friends and making new friends.

In Our Prayers this Week

During the last Sunday's worship service, we received the following requests for prayers...

  • Of Healing for a young friend suffering pain from a medical condition. (RY)
  • Of Concern for children living with broken families, broken homes. Peace and God's grace to them. (RY)
  • Of Thanks and Healing to so many families in distress from the war in Ukraine. Thanks to those helping with shelter, food, medical needs. (RY)
  • Of Healing for Sharon Y. having laser eye surgery on Tuesday.
  • Of Joy for Sharon Y. & Ron Y. as they celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary tomorrow (9/19).


CUMC Clean-up Day

Please join us in Fellowship and Community for our CUMC Clean-up Day on October 1st, from 9:30AM-12:30PM. 

Our mission is to bring the CUMC member and family community together for a few hours to give our beautiful building some "TLC touchups". This will be a great time to gather again just two weeks after Rally Day and share more fellowship and fixing up fun. Many hands make light work and we will have some simple indoor projects for all ages and abilities. Refreshments will be served! Please sign-up by clicking the RSVP button below so we can complete all preparation and planning. If you prefer, there is a paper sign up sheet on the bulletin board outside Jeff's office as well – see you on October 1st!


Grater New Jersey Conference

United Women in Faith

Fall Meeting

October 15, 2022 10-2; breakfast from 9-9:45

Bridgewater UMC

651 Country Club Road

Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Mark Miller, presenter  Intersectionality: Where Love and Justice Meet

For more information please see the flier by Clicking Here

Join Us This Weekend

Sunday, September 25th

Join us for worship this Sunday at 10:00 AM in our Sanctuary. Following worship, all are welcome to come to our Fellowship Coffee in Rodda Hall. 

Adult Discussion Group Resumes

This Week!

The Adult Discussion Group resumes its weekly meetings on Sunday, at 11:15am in the Asbury room. This week, we’ll read and discuss the lectionary gospel reading: Luke 16: 19-31. In the story of The Rich Man and Lazarus Jesus seems to leave the ending untold. How might you complete it? Please join us and watch for our announcements. If you have questions, contact Ronald Yarger at

Our 10:00 a.m. service on Sunday, September 25th will include the Covenant Choir singing Mark Shepperd’s Bless His Holy Name. Join us!

Our next meeting of the Ukulele Orchestra will be at 10:30 a.m. on October 15th both in-person in the Asbury Room and on Zoom. The Covenant Choir has begun rehearsing on Sunday mornings at 8:45 a.m. in the Music Room. The Wesley Ringers will begin practice on Thursday evening of October 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.  If you would like information about any of our music groups: The Covenant Choir, The Wesley Ringers, the Wind Ensemble, The Praise Band, or The Ukulele Orchestra contact Music Director, Peter Hill, at Singers and instrumentalists of all experiences welcome. 

Sunday School Classes for ages Pre-K through Senior High will resume this Sunday, September 25th at 11:15 am.

We look forward to seeing you!

 Questions? Email Sharon Yarger at

Upcoming Youth Events

There are already two events planned to add to your calendar! Questions, email David at the address below.


Be a Hero! A UMC Youth Collective Event

This Sunday, September 25th

7-10PM : Morrow Church 

In celebration of National Comic Book Day, we will have our own gathering of heroes. The UMC Youth Collective will be gathering our youth, have bringing in their favorite comics, and join us for a night of hero adventures, games, challenges, conversations and of course food. Let us know if you can join us! Dress for comfort and movement. For Ages 12 - 17.

Morrow Church

600 Ridgewood Rd. 

Maplewood, NJ 07040

In an effort to build strong community ties with our youth, Youth Leaders, Pastors, and volunteers have joined together to expand on the collaborative effort of a United Methodist Youth Collective for the Meadowlands District. What started as a small collective last spring between the Chatham, Madison, and Summit UMC's has now grown to include churches from Little Falls, Green Village, Maplewood, South Orange, Union and beyond. We are very excited for what God has in store for this collective and continued ministry efforts.

Current Masking Status and

Frequently Used Links

The CUMC Church Council has voted unanimously to follow the CDC Covid Data tracker for Morris County to evaluate weekly Covid levels. Going forward, this tracker will help guide us in determining our indoor mask usage for all CUMC functions. Covid levels and recommendations are updated weekly on Thursday nights by the CDC. These updates will be used at CUMC from Friday-Friday and will state if masks required (high level) or optional (medium/low). You may check to see what the current Morris County Covid levels are prior to coming by clicking below.

Thank you for your ongoing patience, and expressions

of care for your neighbors!

Check Covid Level Here

Online Worship Liturgists Needed!

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

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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.



Community Food Pantry

 Help keep our food pantry and weekly distribution sustained.

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

Donate Here
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Community Happenings

Chatham Emergency Squad

Blood Drive

 Saturday, September 24th

8:30 am - 2:30 pm

St. Patrick Church, 85 Washington Avenue, Chatham

 Appointments are available at Sponsor code 61961

Click Here to read flier

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. 

Fish 'N' Chips Take Out Dinner!

(Chicken and Chips available also!)

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Chatham High School 

255 Lafayette Ave. 7-9 PM

For the benefit of community organizations and scholarships!

Adults- $18

Children aged 11 and under- $11

Tickets by pre-sale only! All Checks are due by Thursday, October 6th

CLICK HERE to see flier and for more information. 

Chatham United Methodist Church

460 Main Street Chatham, NJ 07928

(973) 635-7740

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