ah first presbyterian churchATLANTIC HIGHLANDS - The Rev. Kathy Genus will officiate at the 4 p.m. Christmas Eve Sunday worship service at the First Presbyterian Church.

During the service, she will wrap up her four-part Advent sermon series, entitled "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"

All area residents are invited to attend the service in the festively decorated 127-year-old church at Third and East Highland avenues.   

The Christmas eve service will be one of lessons and carols and will include two short homilies, one on Luke 2:1-7, entitled "An unrecognized gift, focusing on the birth of Jesus."

The second will be Luke 2:8-20, focusing in the mad dash of the shepherd, particularly on the ones who saw the star.

Musical director David Nunez will lead the adult choir during the service.

Genus lives in Toms River and has served congregations in the Monmouth and Elizabeth Presbyteries as a director of Christian Education. She was previously the pastor of Osceola Presbyterian Church in Clark Township.

She is a graduate of New Brunswick Theological Seminary and is a certified Christian educator.