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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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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.



Happenings at Holly Presbyterian Church:

  • Sunday, February 7
    • Adult Sunday school -- 9:00 a.m.
    • Fellowship Team meeting -- 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    • Coffee and Fellowship -- 10:30 a.m..
    • Worship -- 11:00 a.m.
      • Scripture Lessons:
        • Old Testament Lesson -- Psalm 138
        • Gospel Lesson -- Luke 5:1-11
      • Sermon: “Fishing” - Associate Pastor Shaun Hardimon
      • "Gathering Place for Kids" Sunday School -- 11:15 a.m. (after Children's Sermon)
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 p.m.
    • TFC (Teen for Christ) -- 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 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.
    • Confirmation Class -- 5:00 p.m.
    • Team Meetings (New Schedule):
      • Fellowship Team -- 10:00 a.m.
      • Finance -- 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      • Care -- 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      • Outreach -- 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
      • Property -- 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Ash 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
    • "Wednesday Lunch Bunch" Bible Study -- 12:00 p.m.
    • "Friends With Needs Outreach" -- 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Soup Supper -- 6:15 p.m.
    • Ash Wednesday service with Imposition of Ashes -- 7:30 p.m.
    • No Presbyterian Women's Bible Study this week
    • No Presbyterian Men’s Bible Study this week
  • 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.
    • AYSO -- 7:00 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
    • "In The Beginning" Baby Pantry -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday
    • Office is closed
  • Sunday, February 14
    • Adult Sunday school -- 9:00 a.m.
    • Coffee and Fellowship -- 10:30 a.m.
    • Bake Sale -- 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
    • Worship -- 11:00 a.m.
      • "Gathering Place for Kids" Sunday School -- 11:15 a.m. (after Children's Sermon)
    • Bake Sale -- 12:15 p.m.
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 p.m.
    • TFC (Teen for Christ) -- 6:00 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.

crossPlease note the following changes to our Team meeting schedule beginning in February

Sunday, February 7

  • Fellowship -- 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, February 9th:

  • Fellowship Team -- 10:00 a.m.
  • Finance -- 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Care -- 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Outreach -- 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Property -- 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
If you would like to join a team, just come
at the selected time and see the Team leader.
We always need new input and ideas.

crossPer capita update
Our budget calls for $1,100 of the total $2,418 cost of per capita to be reimbursed by our members (the cost this year is $26/member).  The entire bill is due February 15.  Please consider contributing to this cost if you are able.  You can note "per capita" on the memo line of your check, or make a notation on the "other" line of your offering envelope.  This money goes to the Presbytery, and helps pay for the cost of running the Presbytery and Synod.  Thank you for any help you can provide in covering this cost.

crossImportant Notice: Congregational Meeting Sunday, February 21
The annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 21st, following Worship. Annual Reports will be available in the narthex by February 14th for your review.  Members will be voting on church business and terms of call.  Anyone is welcome to attend and observe. We strongly urge you to stay and attend this important event.

Help With Youth Group Needed
The Youth Group is looking for adult volunteers! No experience is needed nor do you have to plan anything!  Just come and be yourself any Sunday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  We have a flexible schedule built around a rotation of Bible Study, Service, and Fun.

If you are interested, look for the Youth Group clipboard in the narthex and sign your name and telephone number next to a date. Or send an email to pastorshaun@hollypc.org or contact me at 586-292-8772.

Pastor Shaun.

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.

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

Ambassadors   Fenton High School Ambassadors' Advent Concert
December 6, 2015
Halloween 2015   Halloween "Trick or Treat Outreach"
Saturday, October 31, 2015

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;
  • Strength, renewal, and healing for: Burnell Jenkins (brother of Joan Davis), Barbara & Owen Hallberg (Dr. Teryl LaFalce's mother and stepfather), Jimmy Duncanson (son), Todd Duncanson (husband) of Carrie Duncanson, Randy & Missy Doyon, William Woodard (grandson of Fred Gates), Bob Nelson (Linda Burns brother), Mandie and Josh Banks, and prayers for our members who are homebound, baby Celia Pettit, Peggy Ranger, Maxine Bolyea, Ed & Barbara Wells, Terry & Julie Parish and Angel Vliet, Fran Olson, Jim Smith and Janet Lyles;
  • Peace, strength, and comfort for Mary Renico, and for the family of Vicki Harron Barton (Linda Coale's friend);
  • For Flint residents and the water crisis.

Presbytery Prayer Requests ...

  • The Rev. Tom Brackbill (Alma First) and wife Pam as they deal with all that encompasses Pam's diagnosis of younger onset Alzheimer's disease. Pam is under the care of Masonic Pathways;
  • The Rev. Cathy Chang and family have completed their training but are now traveling to various churches for financial and prayer support. You can follow them on their new blog;
  • Ben Offrink, son of the Rev. Jim Offrick is doing very well in his battle with cancer. He and his family still need prayers and are very grateful for the support and love shown to them;
  • Michael and Rachel Ludwig, our Mission Co-Workers who are serving in Niger;
  • Elder Sally Pomeroy (Croswell-First) who had surgery for cancer on December 1st. The prognosis is very positive. Please pray for her as she recovers;
  • Bruce Graham, husband of the Rev. Linda Graham, Pastor of Cass City Fraser fell Dec. 24th. He is home now but it is anticipated that it will be a potentially lengthy recovery period.

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.

Presbyterian Women's Bible Study -- 7:00 p.m.
Please join our next Women's Bible Study beginning this Wednesday from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 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 call or e-mail to speak with 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 Wednesday Bible Study is based on the scripture readings for the following Sunday's Worship service, which is then followed by a 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:

  • 4 and 6 size diapers
  • Wipes (desperatly needed)
  • Kleenex
  • Ointment
  • Lotion
  • Body wash
  • 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:

  • Friday, February 12 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 20 -- 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Friday, February 26 -- 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

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“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, February 7,
will be available for pick up Sunday, February 14.

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

  • 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!