ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS -- The Rev. Barbara Macfie will address "the thought of being created in the image of God, in a Trinitarian sense, and our relationship and responsibility to the world, the earth, the sky, the seas and all that dwell therein" during her second consecutive guest appearance at the First Presbyterian Church.
Macfrie, who has preached here regularly over the years, will present a message entitled "Moral Responsibility" at the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday at the church at Third and E. Highland Aves. Her sermon is the second of a two-part message.
She will also administer Communion.
Macfie is substituting for the church's pastor, the Rev. Paul F. Rack, who will return to the pulpit during a special joint service with Hope Presbyterian Church of Tinton Falls on Sunday, June 26, at the Gazebo in the municipal yacht harbor. That service will be followed by a church picnic.
Rack is pastor for both the Atlantic Highlands and Hope Presbyterian churches.
Choir director-organist David Nunez will coordinate the music.
In marking its 125-year anniversary, the First Presbyterian Church is dedicating itself to the support of the Atlantic Highlands food pantry. Members and friends are urged to donate canned goods and 125 coins onregular basis. This month the church is emphasizing the collection of items appropriate for children's lunches during the summer when they are not getting lunch at school.
The food pantry is operated by the Association of Area Community Churches (AACC). First Presbyterian Church donors are asked to drop off canned goods and other non-perishable items in the entrance Narthex of the Atlantic Highlans church, located at Third and E. Highland Aves.