ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS -- The Elder Sue Smith will be this Sunday's guest preacher when the First Presbyterian Church holds its worship service in the gazebo in the municipal marina.
All area residents are invited to attend the service, which starts at 11 a.m. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held in the 127-year-old at Third and East Highland avenues.
Smith, who lives in Middletown Township, is the recently elected moderator of the Monmouth Presbytery of the national Presbyterian Church USA. She is a member and ruling elder of the Rumson Presbyterian Church.
Her sermon title will be entitled "Promises, Promises," which will be based on Genesis 21:8-21. The topic is expected to be remembering God's promises when it feels like we have been deserted.
The church will holds its next harbor service on Sunday, July 23. Outdoor services will also be held on the fourth Sunday of August and September
Vacation Bible School will be conducted by the Area Association of Community Churches July 10-14 at the three Third avenue Protestant churches and will be run by staffers from Camp Johnsonburg Presbyterian Camp.