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Worship Time is 10:30 AM every Sunday

ConnectEd begins at 9:15 AM every Sunday


Looking Forward and Backward: Telling Our Church's Story. Sunday, October 27, from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Come to a potluck dinner and history-telling conversation that will inform this year's strategic planning process! Contribute your memories of highlights, challenging times, and cherished moments as we collaboratively construct a timeline of events from present day to the past. What do you remember, and what do you remember hearing about? We will look for clues to our future as we sift through stories of the past. All ages are welcome. Sign up in Fellowship Hall or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Questions? Contact Alex Shaquille Thompson, Mary Olive Smith, or Anne (Love) Van Der Karr.


Jesus was a master storyteller, often using parables so that people might hear God’s profound word through a simple story. Throughout October we will hear some of the parables Jesus told, as recorded in Luke. On October 13 all ages will gather together in Fellowship Hall at 9:15 to hear and respond to “Get Up and Go,” the parable about ten lepers who are healed.

Stories speak to all ages. Please join us for this time of intergenerational sharing and learning.


The Presbyterian story can be told in many different ways. We can tell it by reciting our history. We can tell it by sharing stories of the church’s mission and changed lives. We can tell it by affirming what we believe. We can even tell it by looking at what we don’t believe! Join us in the Burnett Room October 20 and 27 from 9:15-10:15 AM for the adult elective “What Presbyterians Don’t Believe.”


This topic was chosen by those who enjoyed last year’s lively discussion of Politics and Presbyterian Theology and will be taught by Rita Boyer.



All story-loving children ages 5 and up are invited to join us on Saturday, October 26 from 4:00-5:00 when “Dr. Seuss Goes to Church!”


On this weekend before Halloween we will hear “What Was I Scared Of?” We’ll add some food, fun, and faith to this story about fear. Please tell us you’re coming by contacting Rita Boyer or the church office by October 23.



This event will begin immediately after the scheduled children’s Christmas musical rehearsal, but it is not limited to children who are participating in the musical. Children can either come for the 3:00 rehearsal and stay until  5:00, or simply come to Dr. Seuss Goes to Church from 4:00-5:00.


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.



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!


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 2019 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 during select school vacations as well as weekly summer camp in                    June and July.

For more information go to www.campprospect.org.




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