The Outreach ministry encourages participation in ministries that care for the hungry, the poor, those affected by natural disaster such as tsunamis and hurricanes, and care for those who are in need. Below are just some of the outreach ministries Chatham UMC is currently involved in. Volunteers are always needed for our Outreach Ministry.
Take what you need or leave what you can at our two pantry shelves. The shelves are located across from the CMP Playground.
Help Us Fill
The Food Pantry is in great need of the following items:
- Cereal & Breakfast Foods
- Peanut Butter
- Cake Mix & Frosting
- Long Life Milk
- Apple Sauce
- Bags of Rice
- Juice Boxes & Bottled Juices
Thank you for your generosity!
- Bread Ministry: If you would like to be involved in our Bread Ministry, please contact the church office at email@example.com or Click HERE to Sign Up and help.
- Communities of Care: Chatham UMC has recently set up Communities of Care for those who wish to receive a call, a text or an email from someone at the Chatham UMC community. If you would like to be in such a group, please email the church office by clicking here.
CUMC Family Promise Ministry for 2022 and new Family Promise Motel Shelter Program
Funded by a CARES grant, the Motel Shelter houses three families for one year. All of the shelter guests will be staying in one motel, Sonesta Suites, 100 Candlewood Drive, Morris Plains. Its central location provides an opportunity for all congregations to support the guests. All of the rooms at the Sonesta are equipped with full kitchens, including a full-size refrigerator, cook top stove and microwave, along with dishes, silverware, glassware and more. This creates various options for meal support. Volunteers now have the option of dropping off a homemade meal to the hotel (in a contactless manner), having a meal delivered from a local restaurant, providing gift cards to Uber Eats, Door Dash or Grubhub, or supplying Shop Rite gift cards so that guests may buy ingredients to cook their own meals. Though individuals or families may want to cook for themselves, they may still enjoy a night or two when a meal is provided for them.
Here is a current list of restaurants local to the Sonesta that will deliver:
Szechuan Delite https://www.szechuandelite.com/
Five Guys https://restaurants.fiveguys.com/3056-route-10-west
Tabor Pizzeria https://www.taborpizzeriamenu.com/
Up Thai http://www.upthainj.com/
Chipotle Mexican Grill chipotle.com