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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 -- on summer break
  • Worship Service (Child care provided) -- 10:00 a.m.
  • "The Gathering Place for Kids" Sunday School -- 10:15 a.m. (after chilrden's sermon durning Worship)


  • Church Office: 248.634.9494
  • Pastor:
    • Office:
    • Home:
      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


Rev. Dr. Sharlyn DeHaven Gates
Sunday, June 23

Associate Pastor Shaun Hardimon’s sermon
for Sunday, June 12, entitled "Two Ways,"
is not available

Church News

Happenings at Holly Presbyterian Church:

  • Sunday, June 26 -- 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    • Worship -- 10:00 a.m. (Summer Hours)
      • "Gathering Place for Kids" Sunday School -- 11:15 a.m. (after Children's Sermon)
      • Scripture Readings:
        • Epistle Lession -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25
        • Gospel Lession -- Luke 8:51-62
      • Sermon -- "Is Jesus Getting Fed Up?” Rev. Dr. Sharlyn DeHaven Gates
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday
    • Office is closed
    • Pastor is not available
    • 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
    • "Friends With Needs Outreach" -- 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • "Friends with Needs" is hosting guest speaker Senator Dave Robertson -- 2:00 p.m.
  • 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
    • "Friends With Needs Outreach" -- 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • "Wednesday Lunch Bunch" Bible Study -- 12:00 p.m.
    • Presbyterian Women's Bible Study -- 7:00 p.m.
    • Presbyterian Men's Bible Study -- 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday
    • 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.
  • 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 -- Beginning of Independence Day Weekend
    • Office is closed
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  • Sunday, July 3
    • Worship -- 10:00 a.m. (Summer Hours)
      • "Gathering Place for Kids" Sunday School -- 11:15 a.m. (after Children's Sermon)
      • Scripture Readings:
        • Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16
        • Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
      • Fellowship Team Meeting -- 11:00 .a.m
      • 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. Our nursery attendant is Eric Mowery.

crossFriends with Needs To Host Senator Dave Robertson Tuesday, June 28th
Friends with Needs is hosting guest speaker Senator Dave Robertson at Holly Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, June 28t,h at 2:00 p.m. His topic will be on Occupation and Mental Illness. The public is welcome.

crossMeals on Wheels in Holly Needs Volunteers
Holly’s Meals on Wheels needs drivers and packers. The commitment is 1-2 hours. Please call Lucy at 810-632-2155, or email her at info@lwmow.org

crossWorship In The Park Sunday, July 10
The annual Worship in the Park will take place Sunday, July 10th, at 10:00 a.m. There will be a potluck after worship, with hot dogs, buns, lemonade, and condiments provided.  Please bring a dish to pass and table service.

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 Gates, or contact the church office by calling 248-634-9494 or sending an email to office@hollypc.org.

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

No SmokingSmoke Free Property
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, in military service;
  • For our members who are homebound, or in care facilities;
  • For strength, renewal, and healing for: Aaron Mikulak (Karen Haneline's nephew), Keith Magnuson (Kevin Magnuson's father), Shonelle Wyatt (Sherry McLaughlin's great niece), Barb Brown, Bob Killewald, Christine Cook, Carrie & Todd Duncanson, Charlene Clement, Diana Graham (Jim Lyles' sister), Ron Martin (Emily Martin's grandpa), Don Pluta (Emily Martin's Gym Teacher), Paul Burnett (friend of Cathie Killewald), Gene Stevens, Tom Schettling, Rob Paulson (Ellen Paulson’s former husband), Joan Davis, Kay Vander Kuy, Lois Caryl, Barbara Wells, Terry & Julie Parish, Angel Vliet and Andy Schram, Fran & Pete Olson, Celia Pettit, Charles Jackson (brother of Peggy Ranger), Dale Huffman, Mandie Banks, Barbara & Owen Hallberg (Dr. Teryl LaFalce's mother and stepfather);
  • Prayers for the Brian & Carla Ladd family who's family home burnt down June 13th;
  • Prayers and comfort for the family of Bill Parks (brother-in-law of Ron & Kathleen Howe);
  • For the Flint residents during the water crisis.

Prayer Requests from the Presbytery ...

  • For all who are affected by the tragedy in Orlando.
  • For Mission Co-Workers:
    • The Rev. Cathy Chang and family who are now in the Philippines settling in and beginning their onsite work as Mission Co-Workers;
    • Michael and Rachel Ludwig, our Mission Co-Workers who are serving in Niger.

Christian Education

Sunday School For All Ages

Adult Sunday School
The Adult Sunday School will be on summer break until Sunday, September 11.

"The Gathering Place for Kids" Sunday School -- 10:00 a.m. (Summer Hours)
“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 10:00 a.m. and then move to the Nursery and Sunday School area at 10:15 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" -- 12:00 p.m.
We will be playing cribbage throughout the summer months.  You are welcome to join us. Bring a snack or light lunch. . If you have any questions, please see Charlee Litten.

Presbyterian Women's Bible Study Wednesday's at 7:00 p.m.
From now through Advent we will be studying the Gospel of Luke. This is a class led class. Please join us.  Each week we discuss the scriptures for the upcoming Sunday. (We do study, but we have a good time together as well.)

Presbyterian Men's Bible Study Wednesday's at 7:00 p.m.
We will be studying the Gospel of Luke from now through to Advent. This is a class led class. Please join us. Each week we discuss the scriptures for the upcoming Sunday. It is a good learning time and fellowship as well.

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
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.


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:

  • 4 size diapers
  • Baby wash
  • Diaper ointment
  • Wipes
  • Kleenex
  • Shampoo

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:

  • Friday, July 8th -- 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 16 -- 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 22 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 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

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.

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, July 3,
will be available for pick up Sunday, July 10.

Shopping at Meijer?
If you shop at Meijer, take time to stop in the church's Fellowship Hall and pick up an application to put in our ID#. They are in the brochure holder next to the bulletin board. This will give your church credit while you get perks at Meijer, so its a win-win.

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!