• We meet every Sunday at 9 a.m. for family worship and 11 a.m. for a traditional service (in the summer months at 10 a.m.) with a delicious brunch in between at 10 a.m.


To Celebrate the Good News by:

Empowering all to follow Christ

Equipping all to do what is just

Encouraging all to show loving kindness

Energizing all to walk humbly with God

Welcome to Chatham UMC

A welcome message from Senior Pastor, Rev. Jeff Markay:

Service Times

In the summer months there is a single service on Sundays at 10 AM.

  • Family Worship - Sunday 9 AM
  • Brunch - A delicious brunch is served in between services - Sundays 10 AM!
  • Traditional Worship - Sunday 11 AM


Church Office Hours

The Church office is open Monday-Thursday

9:00am-3:00pm.  Friday 9:00am-2:00pm.

The church office will be closed on the following dates:

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 26, 2015

The Day After Thanksgiving, Friday, November 26, 2015



Opportunities For Spiritual Formation

Sunday School


All classes at 10:15 am on the lower level
starting on Sept. 20.


  • Children (Pre-K through 5th grade) meet in rooms 1 and 2.
  • Junior High (grades 6-7) class meets with Micah in room 4.
  • Confirmation (grades 8-9) class meets in room 7.
  • Senior High Discussion Group meets with Karen & Craig in the Wesley Room.

 Click here for Sunday School Registration 2015-16

Click here for Schedule for 2015-2016

  • Parents of Babies and Toddlers meet with their children the 1st Sunday of  each month in the Activities Room.
  • Adult Discussion Group meets Sundays between services in room 6 on the upper level.  


Conversations In The Spiritual Life

Third Sunday of Each Month 10:15am - Asbury Room

(No Discussion on 11/15) 

Pastor Jeff will facilitate some conversations about dimensions of spiritual life that will help us deepen our Christian discipleship and explore new ancient practices that can nourish our spiritual life.  Please join us. 

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Taize Prayer Service

(2nd Wednesday of every month)

October 14, November 11, December 9, 2015


Pilgrimage and Labyrinth Spirituality

(Third Thursday of the month, beginning September 17, 2015)

On the Third Thursday of each month, we will meet at the Chatham UMC at 10:AM for a brief time of devotions and spiritual preparation.  We will then carpool to a nearby labyrinth where we can together walk and seek communion with God.  

Please pray for this new, yet ancient ministry, and come join us if you can!  Friends and seekers are most welcome to join us.  We’ll go out for lunch after our labyrinth walk to enjoy the community that the Holy Spirit will certainly create.


November 19             Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township NJ

December 17              Christ Church, Summit NJ (indoors)

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Labyrinth Sign



Monday Noontime Bible Study on Acts

Last Meeting on November 23, 2015  Group will resume January 4, 2016

Whether you’re brand-new to the Bible, or know it inside and out, you’re welcome to join Pastor Sharon and SuJung for a lively and thought-provoking look at the New Testament Book of Acts.  We’ll follow the movement of the Holy Spirit and the actions of the disciples as they spread the word about Jesus from Jerusalem to “the ends of the earth,” and encounter remarkable challenges and rewards along the way.  There’s no “homework” for this study, so any and all are welcome whenever you can be there.  Feel free to bring a friend!  For further information, contact Rev. Sharon Yarger, Associate Pastor at the church office or at scyarger@optonline.net.

Advent Small Groups

Small Groups Will Meet Beginning November 29, 2015

This year we're again offering the opportunity to grow in faith and deepen our relationships with God and one another during the season of Advent by being part of a small group.  We'll be using the book and DVD Silent Night by Rev. Adam Hamilton.

All are welcome!

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Exploring Membership

All who are interested in exploring becoming a member of the Chatham United Methodist Church are invited to come to the following gatherings, which will be led by Rev. Jeff Markay in the Asbury Room after the 9:AM worship. If interested, please contact Jeff at the church office, or by email: revjmarkay@earthlink.net


Sunday, November 29, 2015 from 10:15-10:45AM

Everything you ever wanted to know about the UMC but were afraid to ask... 

(don't be afraid...bring your questions!)

New Members will be invited to join the church on either Sunday, December 13 or December 20, 2015.

Blue Christmas

A Service of Comfort and Hope

Saturday, December 5, 2015  3:30p

A Blue Christmas service is a time to acknowledge the “blue” feelings that surrounds Christmas for some of us, a time to remember the reason for those feelings and a time to offer those feelings to God.  This service offers a haven for people who desire a special touch from God during the holidays, and promises to be a time of quiet meditation and worship, candle-lighting, contemplative readings, singing, and prayer.

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Alternative Gifts Fair

Sunday, December 6, 2015  10:00am-12:00pm

 Please visit our annual Alternative Gifts Fair on December 6, 2015 in Rodda Hall.  The fair offers the opportunity for gift shoppers to learn about and support organizations doing charitable work locally and globally.

Check out our most popular vendors: Ugandan jewelry, baskets, and totes; fair trade coffee and hot chocolate gifts and a variety of beautiful gifts from UMCOR’s partner, SERRV; You can also choose honor cards for your gift recipients from organizations such as Heifer International, Jolin Food Boxes in conjunction with Family Promise, and A Future with Hope, the fundraising organization affiliated with the United Methodist Church to aid with storm relief. 

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Upcoming Calendar of Events

November 29, 2015
Fellowship Coffee/Brunch

Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: 11:00 am
Location: Rodda Hall

Exploring Membership-Asbury Room

Starts: 10:15 am
Ends: 10:45 am

Advent Small Group-Room 6 (J.Szarko)

Starts: 10:15 am
Ends: 11:00 am

More Events...

Flower Dedication Form


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Live Worship Service

Join the 9:00 am Service (10:00 am summer) live on a phone conference with a free dial-in number from anywhere in the United States and Canada.  

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460 Main St, Chatham, New Jersey, 07928

Located on Main St. across from CVS shopping center.

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