During the program season (Fall, Winter, and Spring):
Family Service: Sundays at 9:00 am in the sanctuary
Sundays at 10:00 am between services, all are invited to Christian Education classes and coffee hour in Rodda Hall
Communion Service: Sundays at 11:00 am in the sanctuary
During the summer months we invite you to a single Sunday service at 10:00 am in Rodda Hall.
ALL ARE WELCOME AT COMMUNION
Church Office Hours
The church office is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Please call at (973) 635-7740
Online giving is an easy way to make your contribution to Chatham UMC without writing checks. Click below to sign up for online donations! You may also download the United Methodist giving app for your phone!
We have classes for all ages - Find the class that fits you!!
New year starts Sunday, September 23
Children - 10:15am Sunday: Pre-K through 2nd grade class meets in Room 1 (lower level); 3rd through 5th grades meet in Room 2 (lower level).
Junior High - 10:15am Sunday: Class for grades 6 through 8 meets in Room 4 (lower level).
Senior High - 10:15am Sunday: Discussion Group for grades 9 through 12 meets in the Wesley Room (upper level).
Adult Discussion Group: Meets between services in Room 6.
Opportunities For Spiritual Formation
On the 3rd Wednesday of each month, we gather in the Asbury Room from 7:30-8:30pm for some conversation about, and experience of practices that can calm our fears, lower our blood pressure, center ourselves and become more aware.
Some call this mindfulness.
Some call it good mental health practice.
Some call it spiritual formation.
Some call it prayer.
Either way, it can be very beneficial, healthy, practical and good.
All are welcome. No experience necessary.
Facilitator: Rev. Jeff Markay
The second Wednesday of each month, Asbury Room, 7:30 PM
In the midst of the frenetic pace of news, work, life and stress, it is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the music, beauty, stillness, scriptures, and prayers of a Taizé Prayer Service. For more information, you may call the church office at (973) 635-7740.
Prayers for our Worship Life
Prayers for those who want to intentionally prayer before, during, and after worship.
Please follow this link to find more about some suggested avenues of prayer that can enhance our individual and corporate experiences of worship. Intentional prayer around before, during and after worship have the potential to deepen our relationships with God and put is more deeply in the flow of God’s love.
The Chatham UMC Church Council has unanimously adopted a Statement of Welcome. Despite the actions of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church, we continue to believe in the gracious, inclusive, and unquestionable love of God for all people and all of creation. We wholeheartedly support the following Statement of Welcome, as our humble attempt to reflect the best of Methodist spirituality.
2019 Interfaith Iftar Dinner at Chatham UMC
Join us on Wednesday, May 22ndin Rodda Hall. Please arrive at 7:30 PM for an Interfaith and Intergenerational Iftar Dinner experience as we observe the holy month of Ramadan.
Chatham UMC has been invited to host an Iftar Dinner which ends the fast of each day in the season of Ramadan for observant Muslim believers. The Iftar Dinner begins after the sun goes down. On May 22nd that will be at 8:14 PM. We’ll have a brief program before we eat that will explain some of the history of Ramadan as well as some time for interfaith Q+A. The Peace Islands Institute, who are also our partners for the Interfaith Abraham Lunches, have graciously offered to bring Turkish dinner for our guests.
MedShare Volunteer opportunity on Saturday, May 11th
Volunteering at the MedShare location in Secaucus from 9 - 12.
Leaving the church at 8:15 if you would like to car pool. Age requirement (10 years to 13 years with parent or guardian) 14 years or older no restrictions.
Returning to the church at approximately 12:30.
Please contact Karen Berry or Carolyn Palma with any questions. Sign up sheet is on the bulletin board outside Jeff's office.
MedShare Mission:MedShare is a humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people, communities and our planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world. MedShare helps increase health system capacity and drives sustainability by providing biomedical equipment training and service to healthcare organizations and medical professionals serving populations in need. MedShare’s deliveries of vital medical supplies and equipment have decreased our nation’s carbon footprint and brought health, healing and the promise of better lives to 100 countries and countless patients.