ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - The Rev. Barbara A. Macfie will be the guest speaker Sunday, Oct. 3 at the First Presbyterian Church. She will also administer Holy Communion during the 10 a.m. worship service.

Her sermon is entitled “In The Circle Of Faith, You Are Never Alone," a message about "a faith that can move mountains, if that is our reality; a faith that can comfort in the face of severe adversity, if that is our plight."

The church will resume its special children's program -- conducted by Elder Toddy Yereance, which is held on the first Sunday of the month when Sunday School is in recess.

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Rev. Barbara A. Macfie

Macfie has been an ordained Presbyterian minister for special 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 on Oct. 10. Macfie will next preach at the church on Sunday, Nov. 7.

All area residents, including children, 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.