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Worship Time is 10:30 AM every Sunday.

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Middle High Johnsonburg Retreat! December 1-3. All students in 6-8 grade are welcome. Reservations and payment(your choice of $90 or $105) are due to Rita by November 1st! Checks should be made payable to Prospect Presbyterian Church.

 

 

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Women's Bible Study meets again on Monday, November 13 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.This session titled "In Community with the Living Word" explores Hebrews description of God's word as both living and active. All women are welcome to this informal discussion led by Rita Boyer.

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Sensible Gun Safety, an Emerging Ministry, is sponsoring an education and letter writing event on Saturday, November 4, from 1-3 PM in Fellowship Hall. Learn about gun laws and write to elected officials telling them about your point of view.  Paper,envelopes and stamps will be provided.  Bring a pen and a friend! RSVP to Anne Love at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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The Prospect Book Club will meet again on November 15. The book that will be discussed is The Working Poor: Invisible in America, by David Shipler.
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HELP WANTED: Your help is needed to help Prospect be the welcoming place we know it to be. Could you greet the people who walk in the door each Sunday? How about help with the worship service as a liturgist or an usher? Maybe you'd like to make and serve coffee after the service. Now you can sign up for helping out right from home. Please go to http://tinyurl.com/mqxkd68 or just CLICK HERE to be taken to a Sign Up Genius page. You just enter your email then click the spot you'd be willing to help out with and you will receive a reminder email a few days before. Calls to the office, notes on the yellow bulletin inserts and signing up on the clipboard in fellowship hall will also work.

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Hospitality on Sunday: Prospect is in need of 4-5 people who can help to organize hospitality for Sunday mornings.  This revitalized ministry team would coordinate with the pastor and office to recruit, schedule, and train ushers, greeters and fellowship hour hosts.  We hope to gather this group after worship in fellowship hall one Sunday before the end of August.  This group of 4-5 or more would not be doing these things every week, but ensuring that people are in place to create and warm and inviting atmosphere on Sunday mornings.  If interested, email or call the office.

 


 

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 2017.

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.

 

Prospect Hunger Program will also be hosting a food donation collection point on November 18th from 9:00 - noon. To see a list of the most needed items, Click Here.


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 2017 is $28 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.

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IHN Hosting: We will be hosting Interfaith Hospitality Network families during the week of November 26- December 3, 2017. The hosting schedule will be updated and posted on the church’s website on Mondays.  If you would like to volunteer, contact the church office or one of the coordinators. Hopefully these alternative options will make it easier for volunteers to sign up at their convenience, to help our congregation fulfill this vital mission to families in Essex County.

 

 


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. The 2017-2018 school year camps are as follows:

November 9 & 10 (to the moon and beyond)

February 16 & 17 (Winter Olympics)

April 9-13 (Author Study- Laura Numeroff)

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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