ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS -- Brenda Crespo, a candidate for the ministry in the Elizabeth Presbytery, will be the guest preacher at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service at the First Presbyterian Church.
The title of her sermon will be "Do Not Be Afraid, Just Have Faith" and it will touch on how to deal with fear.
This will be Ms. Crespo third appearance in Atlantic Highlands. She conducted her first service ever here in February.
The Perth Amboy native now lives in Metuchen with her husband of nearly 25 years, Adolfo Rodriquez. They have two children, Tyler and Julianna.
She is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Perth Amboy, is training at the New Brunswick Theological Seminary and works for the N.J. Institute for Disabilities in Edison.
She will be substituting for the Rev. Paul F. Rack, is pastor of the Atlantic Highlands church.
All area residents are invited to join with church members at the 11 a.m. worship service in the air-conditioned Fellowship Hall in the rear of the 126-year-old Atlantic Highlands church at Third and East Highland Aves.
Elder Barbara Stone will serve as liturgist and the David Nunez-directed adult choir will perform.
Once again, the church will be worshiping at the Gazebo in the municipal yacht harbor on the fourth Sunday of each summer month, starting next Sunday, June 26. Other summer services at the Gazebo will be held on July 24, Aug. 28 and Sept. 28. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at the church.
The annual church picnic will be held in the harbor following the Sept. 28 service at the Gazebo.
Area residents are also invited to attend weekly Bible Study at 11:15 a.m Wednesday at Sissy's Restaurant in the yacht harbor.
A special joint service with the Hope Presbyterian Church of Tinton Falls will held at Wolcott Park in Eatontown, at 10 a.m., Sunday, July 31, followed by a joint picnic.
Rask is pastor of both the Tinton Falls and the Atlantic Highlands Presbyterian churches.