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.

Food Pantry:

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

our Shelves!

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
  • Ketchup

Thank you for your generosity!

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
Five Guys
Tabor Pizzeria
Up Thai
Chipotle Mexican Grill