ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS — The Rev. Barbara Macfie will address what it means to be created in the image of God during her guest appearance at the 11 a.m. Sunday service at the First Presbyterian Church.
Macfrie, who has preached here regularly over the years, will present a message entitled “Created in the Image of God.” Her sermon will be the first part of a two-part message, which she will complete during her second guest appearance on Sunday, July 19.
She will also address what it means to have a moral responsibility to love and care for one another. The following week’s sermon addresses “the thought of being created in the image of God, in a Trinitarian sense, and our relationship and responsibility to the world, the earth, the sky, the seas and all that dwell therein.”
Macfie will be substituting for the church’s pastor, the Rev. Paul F. Rack, who will return to the pulpit during a special joint service with Hope Presbyterian Church of Tinton Falls on Sunday, June 26, at the Gazebo in the municipal yacht harbor. That service will be followed by a joint church picnic.
Rack is pastor for both the Atlantic Highlands and Hope Presbyterian churches.
Choir director-organist David Nunez will coordinate the music.
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The church is also continuing its shorter, informal weekend service entitled a “Gathering in God’s Love” at 7 p.m. on each Sunday evening in the church.
In marking its 125-year anniversary, the First Presbyterian Church is dedicating itself to the support of the Atlantic Highlands food pantry. Members and friends are urged to donate canned goods and 125 coins onregular basis. This month the church is emphasizing the collection items appropriate for children’s lunches during the summer when they are not getting lunch at school.
The food pantry is operated by the Association of Area Community Churches (AACC). First Presbyterian Church donors are asked to drop off canned goods and other non-perishable items in the entrance Narthex of the Atlantic Highlans church, located at Third and E. Highland Aves.
The church is also taking part in the AACC-sponsored Community Vacation Bible School, which will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., July 13-17 at the Atlantic Highlands Elementary School. To sign up or volunteer, contact the director at 732 320-8170 or by e-mail at [email protected]