ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS -- Jennie L. Salas, the associate director of field education at the Princeton Theological Seminary, will be the guest preacher at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church at the Gazebo in the municipal yacht harbor.
She will be substituting for the Rev. Paul F. Rack, pastor of the Atlantic Highlands Church.
Jennie’s sermon is entitled "Danger Zone" and is based on the Scriptures, namely Amos 6:1a, 4-7 and Luke 16:19-31.
The theme of the message is to become aware of the danger of being “complacent” in our relationship with God and in living out our purpose and responsibility as a community of faith.
Salas, a North Brunswick resident, has been at Princeton Theological Seminary for five years. While in seminary, the native New Yorker lived in Brazil as an intern missionary and served children affected with HIV and abused children.
She is the daughter of Puerto Rican parents and speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Salas is also a pastor in residence at the Iglesia Presbiteriana Nuevas Fronteras in Plainfield.
She has a masters degree in social work and continues to serve in non-profit faith-based ministries that serve the poor, individuals with mental illness, oppressed and displaced.
Area residents are invited to join with church members of the 126-year-old Atlantic Highlands church.
In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at the church at Third and East Highland avenues instead of at the Gazebo.