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Worship Time is 10:30 AM every Sunday.



DECEMBER 2nd - Advent begins, worship and communion at 10:30 AM

DECEMBER 9th - Second Sunday of Advent, worship at 10:30 AM

DECEMBER 16th- Third Sunday of Advent, Sensational Sunday and Carol Sing at 9:15 AM

Worship at 10:30 AM

DECEMBER 21st- Blue Christmas Worship Service at 7:00 PM

DECEMBER 23rd - Fourth Sunday of Advent, Worship at 10:30 AM

The Children's Ensemble will present "Angels Say What?!" during the service.

Presbyterian Women will be hosting a potluck brunch following worship.

DECEMBER 24th- Christmas Eve Worship Service at 7:30 PM

DECEMBER 30th- worship at 10:30 (but no ConnectEd this day)

JANUARY 5th- Epiphany Sunday Worship at 10:30 AM

Epiphany Potluck Dinner and Jazz Vespers. Dinner begins at 6:00 PM


Prospect's Children's Ensemble is getting ready to share their Christmas story.

Join us in worship at 10:30 AM on December 23rd.



This year's Middle High Johnsonburg Retreat will be November 30 through December 2!



The Prospect Book Club will be reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.This selection will be discussed at the next meeting on December 9th. The meeting will run from 12 noon to 1:30 pm.  Remember all are welcome and it does not matter how you "read" the book, yes, audio books are also acceptable. If you have any questions please contact Jackie Hume, Anne Love, Elaine Thompson or Allison Reid.


Saturday, December 8th   9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. An annual tradition!

Sponsored by Presbyterian Women.
All children ages pre-school to grade 5 are invited to ship in secret for gifts for their family and friends. Teen-aged and adult "elves" will be on hand to guide and assist the children with their selections. Prices range from $2.00 to $8.00. Free gift wrapping is included!




The Senior Highs will have a different sort of summer trip this year! The senior highs are considering attending the Presbyterian Youth Triennium at Purdue University July 16-20. This would be in place of the yearly mission trip. Every three years, about five thousand Presbyterian students and their leaders from around the world gather for a week of worship, music, Bible study, prayer and fun.  It is open to those entering ninth grade through graduating seniors. Several Presbyteries from New Jersey will have Camp Johnsonburg coordinate the bus trip to Indiana. Travel costs will be covered by Newark Presbytery so the cost to families will be about $325-$375. Please contact Rita Boyer if you are interested in attending or if you have any questions.


Adult Education Opportunity: The Church and Politics

If religion and politics are two hotbed issues that should not be discussed at holiday meals, surely the intersection of religion and politics is a topic that is especially fraught with danger! Yet, as the church throughout history has found itself in the midst of different societies and cultures, it has always had to reflect on how it views and participates in government and political processes. In this four-week elective, we will consider the Bible and Politics, Reformed Politics, and other issues of justice, responsibility, and democracy. The discussion, led by Rita Boyer and based on resources from the PCUSA adult curriculum “Being Reformed,” will take place February 10, 17, 24, and March 3 from 9:30-10:30 AM. Please speak with Rita if you are interested in an evening option.

ConnectEd is the new name for Prospect's educational ministry! The name comes as the result of a year of discussion and reflection on how the name "Sunday school" is perceived by those inside and outside the church.  For some, it creates images of something for young children only or something academically-oriented.  We learned that Sunday school began in the 1700's as a movement that sought to teach the poor boys of London how to read.  It was truly school on Sunday.  In truth, not many of us want to go to school on Sunday!  But we do want to come to Sunday morning education at Prospect where we find community, joy, fun, family, and learning!  It is our hope that ConnectEd is a name that better captures what all ages will find in Prospect's educational ministry!  Classes are held each Sunday morning from 9:15 - 10:15 for ages two through and including adults. Childcare is available to those under age two.  Speak to Rita if you have questions about how you can get connected.

There will be NO CLASSES ON DECEMBER 30th.


Liturgists Needed

Liturgists are the people who help to lead worship on Sunday mornings.

There are openings for the rest of 2018.

Please sign up today after worship, by using the sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall

or contacting the church office.


Good Neighbor Coffee

Prospect's Good Neighbor Coffee meets every Wednesday from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Meet us at the sidewalk in front of the church, weather permitting, Inside in front of Fellowship Hall, if not.

Get your cup of coffee, and meet some of your neighbors!

There are many times when church members are in need, or when church members can offer their help to others. Below are some suggestions of when to call the church office:

*When you or a family member is sick or in the hospital;

*When there is a death in the family; when there is a birth in the family;

*When you need prayers or counseling or spiritual care;

*When you are planning a marriage;

*When you are moving or you get a new neighbor;

*When you would like communion served at home.

You can reach the church office at 973-763-2090 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Prospect Hunger Program

Each month the Prospect Hunger Program brings bagged lunches to Newark to feed the homeless living in and around Penn Station. The lunches are bagged assembly line style during Fellowship Hour.

Please join us on the third Sunday of each month after worship for both fellowship and lending a hand to create the lunches.


Per Capita

In January of each year, Prospect asks members to contribute to the church's per capita payment to the Presbyterian Church (USA).  Per capita is the church's per member share in the basic operating costs of being a local, regional and national denomination.  It helps to pay for staff that offer support and ministry to congregations as they seek pastors and other staff.  It provides for the cost of maintaining offices. It covers the cost of holding meetings for the participatory government of our denomination. The cost  for 2018 is $30 per member. There is a blue envelope in your offering envelopes for this offering, or, write "per capita" in the memo line of your check.


Special Needs Parking

Please make a note that our Special Needs Parking on Sunday mornings has been expanded from the front of the church near Tuscan Rd. up to and including the front of the manse.

Prospect Nursery

Just a reminder that the nursery is available during the Sunday school and worship hours for children up to age five (Pre-K).  We hope to have many children using the nursery this school year.  Please check the sign-in list by the door and volunteer to be a helping parent occasionally.  Even if you are signed up for a particular day, you will only be asked to stay and help if the nursery if very full.  Holly Evans is the nursery coordinator.  Please contact her at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with questions or to sign up to help.

Camp Prospect

Camp Prospect is a play-based program that helps build friendships and a sense of community.  The unique mixed-age environment and engaging themes allow children to learn and explore through arts & crafts, music, movement, water play and more. Camp Prospect is open to preschoolers and kindergartners. Camp Prospect offers these daily camp sessions during select school vacations as well as weekly summer camp in June, July and August.

For more information go to www.campprospect.org,

or email Peggy Tobin This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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