ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - The Rev. Barbara A. MacFie will be the guest speaker Sunday, Feb. 6, at the First Presbyterian Church. She will also administer Communion during the 10 a.m. service.
Her sermon is entitled "Blind Faith," a message ab out Presbyterians' obligation to carry the ministry out into the world and to be compassionate and loving to all others.
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, Feb. 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 lives. She has also filled in at various New Jersey churches.
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 Feb 13, 20 and 27. MacFie will return to the pulpit on March 6.
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.