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Worship Time is 9:30 AM every Sunday in July and August.

It will return to 10:30 AM beginning September 2nd.



The Prospect Book Club will be reading from the genre Autobiography/biography for the next three meetings. The meetings will run from 12 noon to 1:30 pm in the Burnett Room.  See selections and dates below. 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.

July 22nd ** 11:00 AMHelen Keller: Story of My Life


September 23rdEleanor: A Spiritual Biography by Harold Ivan Smith

Prospect Church will be joining in with Camp Prospect for a summer food drive to benefit Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity. (MEND) Please bring your healthy, non-perishable donations and place in the box in the narthex. MEND will be bringing their new green donation bus, the"green bean" on August 7th to visit the camp goers and to receive the donations. All donations are then distributed to MEND food pantries in Essex County.


Camp Johnsonburg offers many options for the summer! You can find brochures on the second floor wall file outside the conference room near Rita’s office.You can also find the information online at http://www.campjburg.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/Summer-2018-Brochure.pdf. Many Prospect children and youth will be attending Week 7, August 5-11; but there are plenty of opportunities, including shorter beginner camps for those who are not quite ready for a full week away.



Join us in worship on August 12th when our guest speaker will be Rev. Samuel A. Schreiner III. He is the Executive Director of the Friends of Forman Christian College in Lahore, Pakistan. Forman is one of the major mission projects that we support through our mission giving each year.



MISSION TRIP GROUP LEAVES JULY 13th to go to Leech Lake, Minnesota. They will return on August 21st after a week of working with the people of the community through work projects, children's programming or working with community youth.



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.

ConnectEd will resume with a kick-off breakfast on September 9th, 2018 at 9:15!


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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