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Chatham Summit Quakers

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) RESPONSE - Meetinghouse Worship suspended for March; see below for virtual worship opportunities

These are challenging and anxious times. We feel deeply a need for community and mutual care but are being advised to practice social distancing to prevent contagion. In light of the advice from medical experts and after listening to Friends, both in our own Chatham Summit community and in the wider Quaker world, we have decided to temporarily suspend our in-person worship and gatherings at the meetinghouse through the end of March.

But not having worship together in the meeting house does not mean that we will stop functioning as a meeting. Our meeting community and our care for one another will continue in new and different ways. We will still have the opportunity to participate in the Quakerism 101 series via Zoom video connection, and we will have two options for worship together this Sunday that will enable us to sink into that same Divine space we feel when we are together in the meeting room.

In addition, we have a mid-week worship/worship sharing session and are open to other means to communicate with one another.

Here are some of the ways our community will gather in the coming week.

March 29 - Quakerism 101 will be postponed

The new date is likely to be in April, and will probably be a Sunday morning. More than 25 people joined our Zoom class last week.

March 29 - Virtual Worship at 11 A.M. - John Walz will lead a 30 minute virtual worship from 11 to 11:30, followed by an opportunity to share joys, concerns, and after-thoughts. 

Call-in number: 712-770-5505

Access code: 532456#

People who participated in our mid-week or last week’s virtual worship found it to be a very positive experience. Please give it a try. Sadly, with more states moving to a shelter-in-place model and banning public gatherings, we’ve decided to not have a walking worship this week. 

March 29 – Religious Education – parents should have received an email from Jim and Gertie with activities for children. We are hoping to have a virtual first day school.

April 1 – Virtual Worship at 7:45 PM  (Note New Time) – John Walz will lead a virtual worship from 7:45 to 8:30 pm, which will include time to share joys and concerns. Use the same access information as above. The change of time is due to the difficulty so many people had logging in to the call.

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We are a multi-generational community with a diversity of spiritual backgrounds, who support one another in our individual spiritual journeys. We offer opportunities for worship and spiritual growth as well as opportunities for involvement and social action. 

Our gathered, silent worship is a place of quiet reflection, where we listen for the guidance of the divine. In worship we are strengthened to live joyfully, to work for peace and social justice, and to reflect our values in our daily lives.

We value our Quaker traditions of equality, non-violence and simplicity, and we strive to be a community that welcomes all without regard to race, age, background, sexual preference or gender identity. 

You are welcome here!

Newcomers & Visitors: We have a page dedicated to you. Go to About / Info. for Newcomers.

Rentals: Our meetinghouse is available for rent. For details, go to About / Rentals.

Meeting Times

We invite you to join us for our Meeting for Worship, held 11 a.m.-noon, on Sundays.

We are family-friendly. Child care is provided.

Any questions? Please email us via the Contact Us button.

What's New

The Nursery

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A HELPING HAND FOR NEWCOMERS 

All are welcome to worship at Chatham Summit Quaker Meeting.   

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The general responsibilities of this committee are stated in the “Practice” section of Faith and Practice approved at NY Yearly Meeting 2001.

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The Ministry & Counsel Committee (M&C) is assigned particular responsibility for the nurture of the spiritual life of the meeting. Its purpose is to exercise general care of meetings for worship and foster and support spiritual ministry.

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The Library is located on the main floor of the Meeting House. 

Recent additions

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Approved as a standing committee of the Meeting in 2005, the Communications Committee was formed to facilitate better communication both within the Meeting and without.

The committee is responsible for

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Worship with us!

973-635-2161
Chatham-Summit Friends Meetinghouse
158 Southern Boulevard
Chatham, NJ 07928
United States
Meeting Times: 

We invite you to join us for our Meeting for Worship, held 11 a.m.-noon, on Sundays.

We are family-friendly. Child care is provided.

Any questions? Please email us via the Contact Us button.

Quakerism 101 Classes During March

What are Quakers all about? How did they get started, and what do they believe today? 

Click here for information about a four-part series on Quaker history, practices and witness in the world.