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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 -- 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday -- Office closed

Sunday Worship Hours

  • 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)

Phone:

  • Church Office -- 248.634.9494
  • Pastor:
    • Office -- 248.634.9494
    • Cell -- 620.423.2671

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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, Reisa Hamilton, our pastor, Rev. Dr. Sharlyn DeHaven Gates, or our Website manager, Walter Brown.

Congregation

 

Happenings at Holly Presbyterian Church

  • Saturday, November 18
    • Office is closed
    • "In The Beginning" Baby Pantry -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 19 -- A Service of Thanksgiving
    • Adult Sunday School -- 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    • Children's Sunday School -- 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    • Fellowship & Coffee -- 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    • Worship -- 11:00 a.m.
      • Children's Message
      • Scripture Lessons:
        • 1st Reading -- Psalm 100
        • 2nd Reading -- Colossians 3:12-17
      • Sermon: "Dressing Up for Thanksgiving," Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
    • Special Congregational Meeting following worship to elect Elders and Nominating Committee for next year
    • Prayer Ministry following Worship
    • Healthy Check-up following Worship
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday
    • Office is closed
    • Pastor is not available
    • AA meeting -- 7:30 p.m.
    • Alanon meeting -- 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
    • "Friends With Needs Outreach" -- 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Session Meeting
  • 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 "Friends With Needs Outreach"
    • No Presbyterian Men's or Women's Wednesday Evening Bible Studies
  • Thursday

Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Office is closed
    • Pastor is not available
    • No "Friends With Needs Outreach"
  • Friday
    • Office is closed
    • Pastor is not available
    • "In The Beginning" Baby Pantry -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday
    • Office is closed
  • Sunday, November 26
    • Adult Sunday School -- 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    • Children's Sunday School -- 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    • Fellowship & Coffee -- 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    • Worship -- 11:00 a.m.
      • Children's Message
    • Prayer Ministry following Worship
    • Bake Sale
    • Last day to sign up for Poinsettia Memorials
    • Hanging of the Greens after worship -- 12:15 p.m.
      • Soup and bread will be served for lunch.
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 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.


crossSpecial Congregational Meeting Sunday, November 19
There will be a Special Congregational Meeting on Sunday, November 19, following worship for the purpose of electing new elders and the Nominating Committee for next year.


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 on Sunday, November 19th. Each tag will include the person's first name and type of gifts including sizes. Please wrap your gift and put the tag on it. Gifts will be delivered on Christmas Eve
.


Christmas CarolersCommunity Christmas Caroling at Holly Presbyterian Church Friday, November 24th
Join the Holly Community in the start of the Dickens Festival with the Community Sing at our church on Friday, November 24th, at 6:00 p.m. We will sing carols, have something hot to drink and a snack. The parade will stop and pick us up and we will go downtown to see Santa and the tree lighting ceremony.


Christmas decoratingHelp Prepare The Church for Advent And Christmas On Sunday, November 26th
We will all gather to prepare the church for Advent and Christmas immediately following our worship service on Sunday, November 26th. Soup and bread will be served for lunch. Bring a merry heart to share in this fun way to kick off the upcoming season of joy!


PoinsettiaPoinsettia Memorials
A sign up sheet is available in the narthex for anyone who would like to order a poinsettia in memory of a loved one, or would simply like to sponsor a plant for the sanctuary. The plant cost includes matching wrap and bow. The cost is $20.00 for a single plant or $30.00 for a double plant. The final day to order a plant will be Nov 26th. Plants will be placed in the sanctuary December 10th.


 

 
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"Out of Chaos, Hope"
Give today to help
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
bring hope & healing to all those impacted by
Hurricane Maria, Hurricane Irma and
Hurricane Harvey
.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian
Church (U.S.A.) to witness to the healing love of Christ
through caring for communities adversely affected
by crises and catastrophic events.

We need your help. Please give generously.

100% OF YOUR GIFT WILL GO TO THE VICTIMS.
THERE ARE NO ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS.

If you prefer to mail a check, you may send it to:

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
PO Box 643700
Pittsburgh, PA, 15264-3700

You may also call us Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), at 1-800-872-3283 and donate by phone. For updates, please go to pda.pcusa.org.


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.


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


Church Life

The Latest Pictures And Videos Of Events At The Holly Presbyterian Church


 

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Prayers of the People

Prayers of Concern ...

  • For those serving, or who have served, in our military;
  • For our members who are home bound, or in care facilities;
  • For strength, renewal, and healing for: Roy Howe (brother-in-law of Kathleen Howe and brother of the late Ron Howe), Aaron Baize (son-in-law of Reisa Hamilton), Beverly Glass (friend of Elizabeth Kici), Suzie Dorsey, Marty Rodriguez, Rose McColl (Dessalee Cook's mom), William Woodard (Rev Fred Gates grandson), Richard Murphy (father-in-law of Mandi Banks), Dan Nash, William Graham (nephew of Vicki and Jim Lyles), Hadleigh (infant daughter of Mandy & Josh Banks), Celia (infant daughter of Sara and Nick Pettit), Carlton Pernell (Gerry Jackson's friend), Ken Hecht, Norm Clement, Rev. Fred Gates, Paul Burnett (neighbor of the Killewald's), Cari Oldenburg (friend of Cathie Killewald), and Terry Parish;
  • For our church and our pastor;
  • For our country, its leaders and for world peace in a troubled time;
  • For God's love and hope to surround the people affected by all recent disasters;

Prayer Requests from the Presbytery ...

  • Elder Kathy Grimes, Commissioned Ruling Elder of Elkton-Chandler and Kinde-First, as she continues treatment for breast cancer.
  • For our Mission Co-Workers:
    • Michael and Rachel Ludwig, our Mission Co-Workers who are serving in Niger;
    • The Rev. Cathy Chang and family who are now in the Philippines.

Christian Education

Sunday School

crossChildren's Sunday School
Children's Sunday School is from 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the "Gathering Place" in the basement. Children of all ages are welcome. Angel Vliet is the teacher.


Adult Sunday School Class
The Adult Sunday School class meets Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the "Community Room." We are studying the Jewish background of Jesus, and looking at the archeological sites where Biblical events occurred. All adults and high school students are welcome to be part of this class and join the discussions. (Small treats provided; bring your own water or coffee.)


Bible study

Presbyterian Women's Wednesday Evening Bible Studies
Presbyterian Women's Bible Study meets Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the "Community Room." Rev Sharlyn Gates will be leading the ladies. We will be studying the Scriptures for the coming Sunday. A great time of learning and fellowship will be had.

Presbyterian Men’s Wednesday Evening Bible Studies
Presbyterian Men's Bible Study meets Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the "Gathering Place" on the west side of the basement. The Bible Study is led by Randy Cook and focuses on the Scripture for the upcoming Sunday. Please join us. It is a good learning time and fellowship as well.


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Free Online Religious Studies 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

Missions

Prayers For Our Missionary Families
The Holly Presbyterian Church supports two missionary families as part of our ongoing outreach to the world: the Keefer family (serving Christ through their Athletes in Action ministry at U of M in Ann Arbor, Michigan) and the Iobst family (serving Christ through the Operation Transit ministry in Algeciras, Spain).  We are called to act as the hands and feet of Christ in our world, and because we cannot all serve in full time ministry, we offer our support financially, and spiritually, to those who do. Please pray for these families and consider sending them a note or e-mail of encouragement.

Newsletters From Our Missionary Families
 

The Iobst Family
"Operation Transit" 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:

  • Size 4 diapers
  • Kleenex
  • Clothing sizes 3, 4 and 5T

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 and invite the entire Holly Presbyterian Church family to support this expanded ministry by donating children's books (used or new).  The families love this new library 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 18 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 24 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 8 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 16-- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 22 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Baby Pantry FaceBook Page.

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

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.

Fund Raising

Great Lake ScriptGreat Lakes Scrip Fund Raising Program
The Great Lakes Scrip Program is a simple 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 on the first Sunday of each month, or placed in the offering plate. If you have any questions please see Vicki.

Card orders placed Sunday, November 5,
will be available for pick up Sunday, November 12.


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Recycle logoRecycle Batteries And Ink Cartridges
We recycle batteries of all sizes as well as ink cartridges. On top of that we are able to turn them in for cash, which goes back to the church. Don't forget when you replace your next battery or cartridge to bring in your empty to the narthex. Thank you.

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.

All donations are greatly appreciated