ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS — The First Presbyterian Church will hold its Trinity Sunday worship service this weekend at the Gazebo in the Municipal Yacht Harbor, the day before

Memorial Day.

       “Our message will focus on John 3:1-17 and the sermon title will be ‘The Answers Are Blowing in the Wind,'” according to Pastor Kathy Genus. “Our service will include a special candle-lighting ceremony as well as a litany of remembrance and peace to honor all who served in the military during wartime and those whose lives were lost during service to our country. 

       “We look forward to all who will join us, sharing in fellowship and worship in the beautiful harbor setting. We will focus on the nature of the water and spirit of the ever re-creating redemptive God who lives within each of us; recognizing God with us leads us in lives of love, mercy, and peace for all.”   

        All area residents are invited to the 10 a.m. service. In the event of rain, the worship will be held in the 127year-old church at Third and East Highland Ave.


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        Musical Director David Nunez will provide the music and the adult choir will offer an anthem.

       The community Vacation Bible School, run by the staff of Camp Johnsonburg, will be held at the Central Baptist Church June 27-29.

       Genus was appointed early this year as the church’s new pastor.

       She is a graduate both Thomas A. Edison College and New Brunswick Theological Seminary and is a certified Christian educator in the Presbyterian Church USA. She is the former pastor of the Osceola Presbyterian  in Clark.

       She lives in Toms River with her husband, Frank.

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