ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS --  Sunday School at the First Presbyterian Church will begin this Sunday  and all area families are invited to enroll their children.

       The Rev. Michael Riley will continue his "mystery bag" children's sermon series during which youngsters try to "stump the pastor" by putting personal "treasures" in small bags and challenging him to create a message from the contents.

       Riley's Sunday sermon will be entitled a "Stranger in A Strange Land" and will be based on the scripture found in Exodus 2:1-22.

        The preacher has been an ordained minister since 1985 and served as a pastor for over 20 years before turning to journalism full-time in 1997. He was pastor at the First Presbyterian Church for the past three years and a regular preacher there before that and since. 

        He is as columnist, staff writer and an editorial writer for the Asbury Park Press. His weekly column, "The Irreverent Reverend," appears in The Press on Fridays.
       The Riley-conducted weekly Bible study is held at 7 p.m. each Wednesday and is open to the public.
       The adult choir, directed by David Nunez, will resume its weekly performances next Sunday, Sept. 22. Rehearsals will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19. 

        The 123-year-old, handicapped accessible church at Third and E. Highland Aves. has extra parking available in a new municipal lot next to the Christian Education Building on East Highland Avenue.
       Child care for four-year-olds and younger continues to be provided during each worship service.   

      The 123-year-old, handicapped-accessible Presbyterian church at Third and E. Highland Aves. has extra parking available in the new municipal lot next to the Christian Education Building on East Highland Avenue.
     The church provides child care during all worship services.