ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - The Rev. Barbara A. MacFie will be the guest speaker Sunday, Jan. 2 at the First Presbyterian Church. She will also administer Holy Communion during the 10 a.m. service.

Her sermon is entitled “Believing The Incredible, Credible.”

The church will continue its special first-Sunday-of-the-month children's program, which is held when Sunday School is in recess. Regular Sunday School classes will resume on Sunday, Jan. 9.

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Rev. Barbara A. MacFie

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 on Jan. 9 and will also preach at Sunday services on Jan. 16, 23 and 30. The annual congregational meeting, moderated by the Rev. John Monroe, pastor of the Rumson Presbyterian Church, will also be held on Jan. 30.

MacFie will next preach at the church on Sunday, Feb. 6.

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.