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Holly Presbyterian Church
207 East Maple Street
Holly, MI 48442
Phone: 248.634.9494

Office Hours:
  • Monday: Office closed
  • Tuesday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday: Office closed

Sunday Worship

  • Adult Sunday School -- 9:30 a.m.
  • Fellowship & Coffee -- 10:30 a.m.
  • Worship Service (Child care provided) -- 11:00 a.m.
  • "The Gathering Place for Kids" Sunday School -- 11:15 a.m. (after chilrden's sermon durning Worship)


  • Church Office: 248.634.9494
  • Pastor:
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      248. 369.8893
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Welcome to Holly Presbyterian Church!
A member of Lake Huron Presbytery,
Presbyterian Church USA

We are a joyful family of faith
that nurtures knowing, growing, sharing, and serving as followers of Christ
within our church, our community, and around the world through peaceful and loving relationships.


Whether you're a visitor or member, this Website is dedicated to serving as a source of congregational information and, maybe, even inspiration.  Start your visit by reading the news below, or by clicking the links on the left.  You will find a virtual sketch of the people and life of Holly Presbyterian Church, which will give you a sense of who we are and the journey of faith we are now on. 

If you have feed-back for us, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Outreach Team chairperson, Laura Parker, or our pastor, Rev. Dr. Sharlyn DeHaven Gates.


Rev. Gates' Blog
Sharlyn's Blog


“In Everything, Give Thanks"
Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
November 22

“Birth Pangs"
Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
November 15

Church News

Happenings at Holly Presbyterian Church:

  • Sunday, November 22 - A Service of Thanksgiving
  • "As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest,
    cold and heat, summer and winter,
    day and night will never cease." (Gen 8:22)

    • Adult Sunday school -- 9:30 a.m.
    • Coffee and Fellowship -- 10:30 a.m.
    • Worship -- 11:00 a.m.
      • Scripture Lessons:
        • The Psalter -- Psalm 126  
        • New Testament -- Colossians 3:12-17
      • Sermon: “In Everything, Give Thanks," Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
    • "Gathering Place for Kids" Sunday School -- 11:15 a.m. (after Children's Sermon)
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 p.m.
    • Teen for Christ (TFC) Meeting -- 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday
    • Office is closed
    • Pastor is available for appointments, pastoral calls, or counseling
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 7:30 p.m.
    • Alanon meeting (Fellowship Hall) -- 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday
    • Office is open 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Pastor is available for appointments, pastoral calls, or counseling
  • Wednesday
    • Office is open 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Pastor is available for appointments, pastoral calls, or counseling
    • No "Wednesday Lunch Bunch" Bible Study this week
    • Presbyterian Women's Bible Study will meet in January
    • Presbyterian Men’s Bible Study -- 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday -- Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day

    • Office is closed
    • Pastor is not available.
  • Friday
    • Office is open 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Pastor is available for appointments, pastoral calls, or counseling
  • Saturday
    • Office is closed
    • "In The Beginning" Baby Pantry -- 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 29
    • Adult Sunday school -- 9:30 a.m.
    • Coffee and Fellowship -- 10:30 a.m.
    • Worship -- 11:00 a.m.
    • "Gathering Place for Kids" Sunday School -- 11:15 a.m. (after Children's Sermon)
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 p.m.
    • Teen for Christ (TFC) Meeting -- 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Kids In Worship
A nursery is provided downstairs for children ages 5 and under.  All children are always welcome in worship.  Ask our ushers about age appropriate worship bags for kids!  We believe it is important for children to begin experiencing worship at a young age and while they may not be able to give their attention to the entire service, they will enjoy participating as they begin to learn the parts of worship we do on a regular basis. Parents can help them learn things like the "Halle, Halle," the "Doxology," the Lord's Prayer, or the little phrases like "Thanks be to God," and "Our ears are open!"  We love our young worshippers!

Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteer drivers for Monday's and Friday's for Holly. They provide meals to homebound seniors. Please call there office at (810) 632-2155 if you are willing to serve.

2015 Adopt-A-family Christmas Outreach Project
We will be doing our annual Christmas Adopt-A- Family mission again this year. The gift tag boards will be displayed Sunday, November 22. Gifts will be delivered on Christmas Eve.

Christmas CarolersDickens Community Sing Friday, November 27th
Join the community for the Dickens Community Sing on Friday, November 27th, at 6:00 p.m., as we sing Christmas Carols in our sanctuary.  The Chamber of Commerce will be providing refreshments. The parade will stop at the church so the carolers can join the parade to go into town to light the Christmas tree.

Decorating Christmas TreeHanging of the Greens-Sunday, November 29th, following worship
Please stay and help with a merry spirit and a helping hand as we "Deck the Halls."  A sign up sheet will be available in the narthex. Please bring a sack lunch.

Christmas MusicFenton High School Ambassadors Christmas Concert, Sunday, December 6th
Mark your calendars; the Fenton High School Ambassadors Christmas Concert will be Sunday, December 6th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Holly Presbyterian Church’s sanctuary. Everyone is invited.

Presbyterian logoPresbyterian Relief Organizations
The following links are to Presbyterian organizations dedicated to helping those in need and disaster relief:

Pantry NeedsForgotten Harvest Food Pantry
In support of the important work done by our brothers and sisters in Christ at First Baptist Church of Holly, we continue to collect non-perishable food for their Forgotten Harvest Food Pantry. Items can be placed in the collection tote in the Narthex. Thank you for your support.

Presbyterian logoExploring Membership
If you are interested in joining The Holly Presbyterian Church, please talk to Rev. Sharlyn, or contact the church office by calling 248-634-9494 or sending an email to office@hollypc.org.

No SmokingSmoke Free Property
Effective September 1st we are a smoke free property. Please extinguish your cigarette in your car before getting out. Thank you.

Church Life

The latest pictures of events at the Holly Presbyterian Church

Past Members

CrossRemembering Past Members and Ministers
Over 1,700 people have joined our church over the years, including 38 pastors. We remember those who have gone on before us with a link on the “Our Church History” page to a virtual cemetery with information regarding burial locations, often including pictures of their memorial stones, links to other family members, and more.

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Prayers of the People

Prayers of Concern ...
  • For those serving, or who have served, us and our country in military service;
  • For all those who are in nursing homes, shut in, or seeking comfort and healing;
  • For strength, renewal, and healing for: Beth Krauss (friend of Laura Parker), Scott (brother-in-law of Carrie Duncanson), Sara Pettit and baby Celia, Barbara and Owen Hallberg (Dr. Teryl LaFalce's mother and stepfather);
  • For comfort and God's peace for: the family and friends of Jim Hope, and Vicki Lyles and family as they grieve the loss of her father, Tom Gilbert.

Christian Education

Sunday School For All Ages

Adult Sunday School -- 9:30 a.m.
The Adult Sunday School is being lead by Barb Brown and will cover the study topic entitled “The New Testament,” which will include subjects such as: The Early Christians and Their Literature; The Greco-Roman context; Ancient Judaism; the Earliest Traditions About Jesus; Matthew -- Jesus the Jewish Messiah; The Historical Jesus; and many others. All adults and high school students are welcome to be part of this class and join the discussions.

"The Gathering Place for Kids" Sunday School -- 11:00 a.m.
“The Gathering Place for Kids” Sunday School is for Infant, Pre-K and Kindergarten aged children. The kids will gather in the sanctuary during Worship at 11:00 a.m. and then move to the Nursery and Sunday School area at 11:15 after the Children’s sermon. If you would like to help, please see Christine Cook or Laura Parker for more details on how you can support our kids.

Bible study

"Wednesday Lunch Bunch" Bible Study -- 12:00 p.m.
The "Wednesday Lunch Bunch" Bible Study group is currently studying the Psalms. Bring a little something for your lunch! All are welcome to join us for a good time of fellowship and learning. If you have any questions, please see Charlee Litten.

Upcoming Women's Bible Study
Please join our next Women's Bible Study beginning January 13th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The study is a Presbyterian Women's study entitled “Come to the Waters,” by Judy Record Fletcher. This nine-week study will be led by Laura Parker and Christine Cook. Please sign up in the Narthex, or let Christine know you will be attending. We will be ordering the books in December; each book cost $13.  If you are able to reimburse the church for the book that would be helpful. Please call, e-mail, or speak to Christine if you have any questions. (Phone: 248-343-4157; e-mail: cmcook2375@yahoo.com

Presbyterian Men’s Wednesday Evening Bible Study -- 7:00 p.m.
The current study is based on select scripture readings followed by discussion. The class is led by Randy Cook. Come on out for a good time of fellowship and learning. We meet in the Fellowship Hall on the upper level.

Religious Studies (Free Online Videos)

We have posted a link to free online Religious Studies Courses from Academic Earth on our Christian Education page. These highly informative video lectures are by experts from prominent colleges and universities in subjects ranging from early Christian art, Faith and Globalization, an introduction to the Old Testament, the New Testament, and Hebrew scriptures in Judaism and Christianity.

Click here for more information and to access
Academic Earth's Religious Studies


Prayers For Missionary Families
Please remember to support missionaries both domestically and abroad by lifting them up in prayer each day. Holly Presbyterian Church directly supports to two missionary families: The Keefer Family serves Christ through their Athletes in Action ministry at U of M in Ann Arbor Michigan; and the Iobst Family Serves Christ through the Operation Transit ministry in Algeciras Spain.  May God cover these families with his love and grace as they answer His call.


The Iobst Family
"Operation Transit" Newsletter"


The Keefer Family
"Athletes in Action" Newsletter

In the beginning"In The Beginning" Baby Pantry Update:
The "In The Beginning" Baby Pantry -- located on the lower level -- is a free resource for parents of infants, providing new and gently used clothing, linens, incidentals, diapers, formula, and emotional support for families experiencing tough times.

We are in need of:

  • 1 and 4 size diapers
  • Wipes
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Lotion and, especially, diaper cream

Donations can be placed in the crib in the narthex,
or financial donations can be placed
in the offering plate with a notation or envelope marked “Baby Pantry.”

Give & Take Library: We have added a "Give and Take Library" to our baby pantry. We invite the entire Holly Presbyterian Church family to support this new element of our ministry by donating children's books (used or new).  The families love this new element of the ministry and are being blessed by it! Thank you to all who have contributed.

"In the Beginning" will normally be open on the second and fourth Fridays of each month, and the third Saturday. The upcoming dates are:

  • Saturday, November 21 -- 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Friday, November 27 -- 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Friday, December 11 -- 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 19 -- 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
FaceBook Logo Click here to see the
Baby Pantry FaceBook Page.

“And he took the Children in his arms,
put His hands on them and blessed them.”
Mark 10:16

Fund Raising

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Use Amazon.com’s “AmazonSmile” To Benefit The Holly Presbyterian Church
If you use Amazon.com, did you know that a percentage of your purchase amount could benefit our church?  AmazonSmile is a Website operated by Amazon.com that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by its customers.  Click here for more information about how you can use AmazonSmile to benefit the Holly Presbyterian Church.

Great Lakes ScripGreat Lakes Scrip Fund Raising Program
The Great Lakes Scrip Program is a simply and easy way to support Holly Presbyterian Church. Here's how it works:

The church will earn, on average, 4 - 5% of the face value of the cards ordered.

Orders can be given to Vicki Lyles or Christine Cook on the first Sunday of each month, or placed in the offering plate. If you have any questions please see Christine or Vicki.

    Card orders placed Sunday, December 6,
    will be available for pick up Sunday, December 13.

Also, Don't Forget These Opportunities To Support The Church!

  • VG's Community Rewards Program: During the week of November 22nd - 28th, purchases made with your "YES" card will automatically be credited to our account. If you don't have Holly Presbyterian Church on your "YES" card, please contact our church office manager.
  • Good Search and Good Shop, Phoneraiser: phone, batteries and ink jet cartridge recycling. All of these opportunities provide valuable resources to our mission with no out-of-pocket cost to you. If you need more information ask a member of Session.

All of these opportunities provide valuable resources to our mission with no out-of-pocket cost to you. If you need more information ask a member of Session.

Online Giving

You can now make donations electronically to the Holly Presbyterian Church through the Presbyterian Mission Exchange’s Website using your credit card or debit card. All electronic transactions are secure and private. Here is how it works:

  • Click the “Give Now” button below. This will take you directly to the Holly Presbyterian Church’s secure donation form on the Presbyterian Mission Exchange’s Website.
  • Completely fill out the form using the easy-to-use instructions and then click-on the “Give Now” button at the bottom of that page. You will then see a “Thank You” screen.
  • You will receive an e-mail from the Presbyterian Mission Exchange acknowledging your donation to the Holly Presbyterian Church, which can then be used as a receipt for your IRS tax form. The church treasurer will simultaneously receive an e-mail notification of your donation for the church’s records.

Online Giving
Click here for direct access
to the secure donation form

All donations are greatly appreciated!