ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS — With less than a week until Christmas, the youth of the First Presbyterian Church will perform a Christmas skit entitled “The Christmas Story” during Sunday’s 11 a.m. worship service.

       The church has also announced that it will conduct its annual Christmas Eve candlelight Communion service at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24.

       This Sunday’s service marking the Fourth Sunday of Advent will be presided over by the Rev. Paul F. Rack, the church’s pastor.

       The church will also continue its recently initiated informal service at 7 p.m. Saturday. The new 30-minute evening service is intended to offer area residents, both children and adults, with an alternate time to worship together.

       All members, friends and area residents are invited to attend any or all three service, which will be held in the church’s festively decorated sanctuary.


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       The adult choir, directed by David Nunez, will perform at both this Sunday’s and the Christmas Eve services.

       On Sunday, Dec. 28, the 11 a.m. service will feature the singing of the carols of the holiday season.

       On Sunday, Jan. 4, the church will conduct a “Great Blessing of the Waters” prayer service at 12:30 p.m. in the municipal yacht harbor. It will be preceded by the regular 11 a.m. service in the church.

       Sunday School, child care and activities for all children are provided during Sunday services at the nearly 125-year-old church, located at the corner of Third and East Highland Aves., where extra parking is available in a new municipal lot next to the Christian Education building on East Highland Ave.

       Weekly Bible Study, called Bible by the Bay, is conducted by Pastor Rack at 11 a.m. each Wednesday at Sissy”s Restaurant at the municipal yacht harbor.

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