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Worship Time is 10:30 AM every Sunday.



The Synod of the Northeast has some scholarship and no interest loans available to church members going to undergraduate studies or into seminary. The WURFFEL-SILLS SCHOLARSHIP AND INTEREST-FREE LOAN PROGRAM APPLICATIONS are due April 1st. The application and information can be found by clicking HERE or contact the church office to be emailed a copy.



Prospect Garden Clean Up Day

Saturday March 24, 2018

9:00 AM - Noon

Everyone is invited to spend a little time outdoors getting the property ready for spring. All help is appreciated for any amount of time. Projects to include:  cleaning out fountain, weeding, raking, clearing brush/last year's plants light pruning and disposing of debris. bring gloves, rakes, clippers and buckets if you have them. (Light)Rain or shine.


Prospect's Book Club- March selection and meeting

Sunday, March 18th at noon, will be the next gathering of the Prospect book club. The book to be discussed is  The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.  All are welcome!


Women’s Bible Study will meet Monday, March 12 from 10:00-11:30 AM in the Burnett Room. All women are welcome to this discussion-based study of the book of Hebrews, led by Rita Boyer. This session is titled “In Community with the Hope of the Future” and is based on Hebrews 11:1-3; 3:1-19; Psalm 95; Hebrews 4:1-11 and 6:9-12.




Sunday Morning Adult Ed Conversation: “We’re Not Dying, We’re Reforming” will be held in Fellowship Hall at 9:15 AM, March 11. Join us for refreshments and a look at how the church is being reformed today. We’ll hear about the 1,001 New Worshiping Communities initiative of the PCUSA. What is it? How are these new communities being and doing “church?” What can we learn from them about the activity of God’s Spirit in the world and in the church today? Join us for this conversation, led by Rita Boyer. Please sign up by calling the church 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.



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.


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.


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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