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Worship Time is 10:30 AM every Sunday.

 


 

 

Children's Pageant Rehearsals begin October 6th at 3:00 pm. Please contact Peter Ncanywa or Carolyn Berry to get more information or to sign up your child.

 


 

THEOLOGY FOR PRESBYTERIANS is a four-week adult elective for anyone who wants to consider what it means to be Presbyterian Christians in the world today. We will cover the basics. How does our theology understand the Bible, God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Church, and the Future? This is for people who are new to Presbyterian theology, people who would like a refresher, or people who want to be able to articulate to others their own faith and what it means to be Presbyterian. The elective will be taught by Rita Boyer at 9:15 AM in the Burnett Room October 14, 21, 28, and November 4. If you are interested in an evening time option, please speak to Rita as soon as possible.


 

JOHNSONBURG YOUTH RETREATS will be held November 16-18 for Sr. Highs and November 30-December 2 for Middle Highs. “More Than Enough” is the theme of both retreats. Johnsonburg Center has instituted a two-tier fee system for all retreats so that families can choose the tier that is affordable for them. Tier 1 pricing is $110, minus a Prospect scholarship of $20, which drops the fee to $90 per student. Tier 2 pricing is $125, minus a Prospect scholarship of $20, which drops the fee to $105. Please reserve your spot with Rita Boyer ASAP. No deposit is needed at this time. Because these retreats fill to capacity very quickly, we would like to get our requests in by next week.


 

 

CONGREGATIONAL POTLUCK SUPPER: HOW DO YOU SPELL PRESBYTERIAN will be held Sunday, September 30 from 5:00-7:30 PM in Fellowship Hall. Inspired by the cancellation of last year’s Congregational Johnsonburg Retreat, the Christian Ed Ministry Team will offer a mini Johnsonburg experience, complete with hot chocolate and some of the creative intergenerational activities that were planned for the cancelled retreat. What does it mean to be Presbyterian? What’s our brand of Christianity? What does our logo say about who we are? Please register in Fellowship Hall or by calling the church office and plan to bring a sharable entrée, side dish, salad, or dessert.


 

The Prospect Book Club will be reading Eleanor: A Spiritual Biography by Harold Ivan Smith from the genre Autobiography/biography for the next meeting on October 7th. The meeting will run from 12 noon to 1:30 pm in the Burnett Room.  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.

 

 


 

 

The MISSION TRIP GROUP is back from their trip to Minnesota! Check out their pictures from their work on the bulletin board outside of the North Room.


 

 

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.

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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.


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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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