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Worship Time is 10:30 AM every Sunday

ConnectEd begins at 9:15 AM every Sunday

 

 


TELL ME THE STORY BEHIND THE HEADLINES

Join us for an adult elective that invites us to see Presbyterian-produced documentaries that share the stories behind some of today’s major headlines. As an arm of Presbyterian Disaster  Assistance, Story Productions is a ministry that connects, engages and equips congregations and communities through the medium of Story. They have produced award winning documentary resources on topics such as gun violence, immigration, and the water crisis in Flint.

These films have been screened across the country and in many cases have mobilized community groups to engage in active responses. We will see and briefly discuss three of these provocative documentaries. This elective will be offered in a morning option of 9:15-10:15 AM April 26, May 3, and May 10 as well as an evening option of 7:00-9:00 PM April 26 and May 3. Choose the option that suits your schedule.      Contact Rita Boyer if you have any questions.

 


SENSATIONAL SUNDAYS

All ages are encouraged to join us in Fellowship Hall from 9:15-10:15 AM for Sensational Sundays on March 22nd and April 5th.

On March 22nd we hear the story of Jesus healing a man who was born blind and on April 5th we will hear stories of the last week of Jesus’ life through our annual Palm Sunday Journey to Jerusalem.

This Palm Sunday tradition has become a meaningful ritual for people of all ages! After gathering in Fellowship Hall, at 9:15, the assembly will be divided into smaller groups that will travel to various locations in the building where the events of Holy Week will be remembered with first-person stories and dramatic presentations.

Volunteers are needed to share these very brief stories. Scripts and costumes are provided. If you would like to help present a scene, please contact Rita.

 


 

Johnsonburg Church Retreat 2020

The annual Prospect Church retreat at Johnsonburg was March 6-7. If you'd like to see the photos, check out this album!

https://www.facebook.com/pg/prospectchurch/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10157066947905922


MISSION SOUP

Chef Alex Biggs and Prospect’s youth made “Mission Soup”! The Mission Soup project is an annual fundraiser that benefits the Sr. High Summer Mission Trip. Each year it raises     almost $1,000 to help pay for the van rental, adult chaperone fees, and other costs related to the mission trip so that families pay only the YouthWorks fee ($360 per student this year).

Soup will be available in Fellowship Hall after worship on March 1st; so please plan to take some home in exchange for a donation to the Sr. High Mission Trip fund! Those who donate $10 will receive a pint of soup, while those who donate $20 will receive a quart. It will be hard to choose from this year’s varieties: Italian Wedding, Chicken Tortilla, and Vegetarian Tomato Basil. In the weeks following March 1st, containers of frozen soup will be available each Sunday in Fellowship Hall as      supplies last. Thank you for supporting our youth as they prepare for their July 26-31 Mission Trip to Brooklyn!


 

 


 

 

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, September - May, 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.

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

or contacting the church office. Ushers and Fellowship time hosts are also needed!


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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 will be no Good Neighbor Coffee during August.


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 2020 is $31.25 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 ConnectEd 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 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Camp begins June 22 and goes through July 31, 2020, new theme/session every two weeks.

For more information go to www.campprospect.org.

 

 

 

 
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