ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS — The Rev. Michael Riley will take look at Old Testament cities of refuge and how each of us can find sanctuary in Jesus during his Sunday message at the First Presbyterian Church.

   The pastor’s sermon during the 10 a.m. worship service is entitled “Running to the City.”

   Riley, who is a columnist for the Asbury Park Press, will also continue his “mystery bag” children’s sermon series during which youngsters try to “stump the pastor” by placing personal “treasures” in brown paper bags. The minister then creates a message from the contents of a bag.

   In addition to being a columnist, Riley he is a staff writer and editorial writer at The Press. His column, now called the “Irreverent Reverend,”  appears on Fridays.

   The 122-year-old, handicapped accessible church at Third and E. Highland Aves. has extra parking available in a new municipal lot next to the Christian Education Building on East Highland avenue.


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   Child care for four-year-olds and younger continues to be provided during the regular worship service


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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...