ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – The Rev. Barbara A. MacFie will be the guest speaker at 10 a.m. Sunday, March  6, at the First Presbyterian Church.

She will also administer Communion and officiate during the ordination  and installation of newly elected church officers.

Her sermon is entitled “”Living In Hope.” The sermon will focus on the meaning of the Transfiguration and how the it is a source of Christian confidence. By virtue of that confidence, we live in hope.

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, March 13.

MacFie has been an ordained Presbyterian minister for 12 years and is a counselor who concentrates her efforts on her private practice at Phoenix Counseling Center, Metuchen, where she resides. She has also filled in at various New Jersey churches.


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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 and Saudi Arabia and at Fort Monmouth.

The Rev. Michael Riley, minister, author and Asbury Park Press columnist, will be the guest preacher on March 13, 20 and 27.

All area residents, including children, are welcome at the 121-year-old, handicapped accessible church at Third and E. Highland Aves.

Child care is provided during all Sunday worship services.

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