ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - The Rev. Barbara A. Macfie will be the guest speaker at the Sunday, June 6, worship service at the First Presbyterian Church. She will also administer Holy Communion during the 10 a.m. worship service.
Her sermon is entitled "Contributing to God’s Spiritual Creation.”
The church will continue its special first Sunday of the month children program following Communion.
The adult choir, under the direction of David Nunez, will sing "You Who Are" and "Praise to the Lord."
Hymns during the worship service will be “When Morning Gilds the Skies,” “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” and “Song of Hope.”
Rev. Macfie has been an ordained Presbyterian minister for eight years and is a counselor who concentrates her efforts on her private practice at Phoenix Counseling Center, Metuchen, where she lives. She has also filled in at various New Jersey churches.
She is a graduate of Monmouth University’s Psychological Counseling Program and holds a degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. Prior to seminary, she served as a U.S. Army chaplain's assistant in Germany, Saudi Arabia and Fort Monmouth.
Rev. Michael Riley, minister, author and Asbury Park Press columnist, will return to the pulpit for three consecutive Sundays, June 13, 20 and 27. Rev. Macfie will next preach at the church on Sunday, the Fourth of July.
All area residents are welcome at the 120-year-old, handicapped accessible church at Third and E. Highland Aves. Child care is provided during all Sunday worship services and all children are welcome to join the Sunday School program.