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Worship Time is 10:30 AM every Sunday.

 

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Prospect's emerging ministry, Sensible Gun Safety, is hosting a book discussion on Sunday, January 21, from 12:15-1:45 p.m. in the Burnett Room. We will be discussing the book Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe from Gun Violence, by Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly. All are welcome. A light lunch will be provided. RSVP to Anne Love ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). For more information contact Anne or Dave Hogenauer, Robin Morey, John Pearson, or Nancy Shields
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Prospect Book Club, in the theme of “Always Being Reformed” has selected “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri for the next selection. This book will be discussed at the Sunday, January 28, 2018 meeting at 12:00 in the Burnett Room.

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Join us at the 2018 Church Retreat at Camp Johnsonburg! On March 2-3, Prospect members of all ages will be attending a retreat and deepening their faith.  The retreat begins with dinner on Friday, March 2nd and ends with dinner on Saturday evening. Payment for food, lodging and program is included in the $89 per person fee. Please indicate your interest by signing up in Fellowship Hall or contacting the church office with your reservation. All reservations and payments need to be made by February 15th.

 

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SUNDAY MORNING ADULT ED CONVERSATION:

RE-CONNECTING THE GENERATIONS

invites us to reflect on ways we can nurture one another’s faith through intergenerational relationships. Prospect’s mission statement asserts that we are “a family in Christ.” Our commitment to intergenerational ministry is reflected in our programming, and members frequently affirm the value of intergenerational experiences like the congregational retreat and Sensational Sundays. Such intergenerational programming is one way that the church is “being reformed.” Join us for coffee and conversation about “Re-connecting the Generations” from 9:15-10:15 AM Sunday, February 11. Speak to Rita Boyer to register or ask questions.

 


 

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.

 

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 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.

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IHN Hosting: We will be hosting Interfaith Hospitality Network families during the week of March 4th- March 10th. 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 remaining 2017-2018 school year camps are as follows:

 

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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