• 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

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

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


Church Office Hours

The Church office is open Monday-Thursday

9:00am-3:00pm.  Friday 9:00am-2:00pm.


Special Church Office Hours

 The office will be closed on Friday, April  3, 2015 in observation of Good Friday.


Sunday School

Sunday School


All classes at 10:15 am on the lower level
starting on Sept. 21.


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

 Click here for Sunday School Registration 2014-15

Click here for  Schedule for 2014-2015

  • 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.  

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.  The conference starts with the Prelude and ends with the Benediction.  It is the “next best thing” to worshipping in our Sanctuary for nursing home residents, home shut-ins, or anyone unable to attend for any reason.  We welcome everyone that joins in this Live Worship Service 

More details...


460 Main St, Chatham, New Jersey, 07928

Located on Main St. across from CVS shopping center.

Click Here For Written Directions to CUMC

Recent Sermons


Conversations In The Spiritual Life

Third Sunday of Each Month

(4/19, 5/17, 6/21, 9/20, 10/18, 11/15, 12/20)

This gathering will happen between worship services on the third Sunday of every month from 10:15-10:45am in the Asbury Room.  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. 

 Centering Prayer

2nd Sunday - March 8th 10:15am

4th Wednesday - March 25th 7:30pm

Join us the 2nd Sunday and/or the 4th Wednesday of each month in the Sanctuary for some brief words of welcome and an explanation of an aspect of Centering Prayer, followed by silent prayer, a final group prayer and adjournment. Duration: 30 min. 

Please pray for (and with!) this ministry. Seasoned people of prayer, and newcomers to prayer are All Welcome here.

Lenten Small Groups

Sunday, February 22nd - Thursday, March 26th

During Lent, small groups will be gathering to work with Listen: Praying in a Noisy World, by Rueben P. Job, a 40-day experience created to offer help to those new to prayer, those with a daily prayer routine, and those whose lives seem too busy to pray.  Books can be purchased  for $10.00 at the small group or during the week in the church office.

If you would like to participate in one of the following groups, sign up sheets are located outside of Pastor Jeff's office.  Or you may call the church at 973-635-7740.  All groups will start the week of Sunday, February 22-Thursday, February 26th. 

 Click here for more information about the above book and author.







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Taize Prayer with the Brothers of Taize

Thursday, April 16, 2015 7:00pm-8:00pm

Brother John, Brother Emile and Brother Emmanuel are coming to Chatham United Methodist Church on Thursday, April 16, 2015.

7PM Conversation with the Brothers in our Fellowship Hall.
8PM Taize Prayer in the Sanctuary.

Please invite your churches, your circle of friends, and all who would be interested!


Taize Brothers Apr 16


Click Here to Learn More About Taizé  and the Taizé Community

Canticles for Life AIDS Benefit Concert

Saturday, April 18, 2015 4:00pm-6:00pm

In 2015, the concerts will feature the Triad Vocal Ensemble choir, the Dan Crisci Jazz Trio, the Hunterdon Harmonizers (men’s barbershop chorus) and Broadway-style singers Kristen Egan and Nina Elias, performing both sacred and secular music. Additionally, panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display at each concert and a reception follows each performance.

To raise funds and raise awareness – all ticket proceeds will benefit the following charities which are concerned with the quality of life for persons with AIDS and the remembrance of lives lost: the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children, in Newark; the NAMES Project of Northern NJ, which supports the AIDS Memorial Quilt; and New Jersey AIDS Services (formerly The Eric Johnson House), which provides housing and services for those with AIDS and education to the community at large. Since the concerts began in 1997, over $115,000 has been raised in support of this ministry.



Canticles PosterCanticles Order Form 


 Click Here To Order Tickets Online  

 Click Here To Find Out More About Canticles For Life AIDS Benefits Concerts


Abraham Table Luncheon

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 11:00am-2:00pm

"I believe in my heart that faith in Jesus Christ can and will lead us beyond an exclusive concern for the well-being of other human beings to the broader concern for the well-being of the birds in our backyards, the fish in our rivers, and every living creature on the face of the earth."

  • John Wesley, founder of Methodism, as quoted in The Green Bible.

 Chatham United Methodist Church, in cooperation with the Peace Islands Institute, to host our Second Annual Interfaith Abraham Lunch - Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 12:Noon

 Topic: Eco-Spirituality/Earth Stewardship: From a Jewish, Christian and Muslim Perspective.

 The delicious lunch of Turkish food is provided by the Peace Islands Institute, but RSVP’s must be made by calling 973-635-7740 or emailing the Chatham UMC church office by April 17, 2015 at: churchsecretary@optonline.net  We are limited to the first 100 people to register.  Friends and the greater Chatham interfaith community are all invited.

 Click Here To Register For This Event

Click Here To Find Out More About The Peace Islands Institute



Exploring Membership

Sunday, April 26, 2015  & Sunday, May 10, 2015 10:10am-10:45a

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, April 26, 2015 from 10:10-10:45AM

Introductions to each other and the history of the United Methodist Church.


Sunday, May 10, 2015 from 10:10-10:45AM

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

(don’t be afraid…bring your questions!)



Upcoming Events

March 31, 2015
The Praise Band-Sanctuary (P.Hill)
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: 8:00 pm
April 1, 2015
Staff Meeting
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: 11:00 am
Masterwork Chorus Rehearsal- Rodda
Starts: 6:00 pm
Ends: 10:00 pm
Location: Rodda Hall
More Events...

Flower Dedication Form

Paper copies of the Flower Dedication form can be found on the bulletin board across from Rev. Jeff Markay's office.

Please return the attached form to the church office, and enclose a check for $40.00, made payable to CUMC, to cover the cost of the flowers.  This form will let our Communications Manager know how the dedication should read in the Sunday bulletin.  Please make sure that the church office receives this form at least one week prior to the date of your flower donation.  

Click Here to download the flower Dedication Form


Missed the collection plate this week? Click below to make a donation online.