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Chatham Summit Quakers

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) RESPONSE - Meetinghouse Worship suspended; 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 until further notice.

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 each week that will enable us to sink into that same Divine space we feel when we are together in the meeting room.

We are open to other means to communicate with one another.

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

May 13 – Virtual Worship at 7:30 PM– John Walz will lead virtual worship from 7:30 to 8:30 pm, which will include time to share joys and concerns. 

May 17 - Virtual Worship at 11:00 AM - Suzanne Mandala will lead virtual worship from 11:00 to 12:00, including time for sharing joys and concerns.

Due to concerns about "Zoom-bombing" please contact us at [email protected] for links and/or phone numbers to connect.

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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, currently on Zoom.

We are family-friendly. Child care is provided for all programs in the Meetinghouse.

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, currently on Zoom.

We are family-friendly. Child care is provided for all programs in the Meetinghouse.

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

5/14 and 15 Showing of Quakers: The Quiet Revolutionaries and Discussion

Thursday evening, May 14, at 8:00 pm

 PBS station NJTV  (Channel 23 in our area of NJ), or live streaming via https://www.njtvonline.org/live/

Watch the one-hour film, then join us to discuss it on Friday, May 15 at 7:30 PM

Zoom link was emailed; if you didn't receive, contact us using the box above.