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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, Reisa Hamilton, or our pastor, Rev. Dr. Sharlyn DeHaven Gates.



Happenings at Holly Presbyterian Church

  • Sunday, March 26 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent
    • Adult Sunday School -- 9:30 a.m.
    • Fellowship & Coffee -- 10:30 a.m.
    • Worship -- 11:00 a.m.
      • Introduction to Scripture:
        • Old Testament -- Exodus 6:6-8, Exodus 20:1-17
        • Gospel Lesson -- Matthew 5:17-18
      • Sermon -- “Wilderness Wisdom -- Covenant Promises," 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.
  • 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.
    • Presbyterian Women's Bible Study -- 7:00 p.m.
    • Presbyterian Men's Bibe 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.
    • AYSO ( Community Room) -- 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 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
    • Office is closed
  • Sunday, April 2 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent
    • Adult Sunday School -- 9:30 a.m.
    • Fellowship Team Meeting -- 10:00 a.m.
    • Fellowship & Coffee -- 10:30 a.m.
    • Worship -- 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.

crossSpecial Maundy Thursday Supper and Service Thursday, April 13th
Sign up now for a very special Maundy Thursday Supper and Service at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13th, by calling the church office at 248-634-9494, via e-mail at office@hollypc.org or use the sign up sheet in the narthex. We will eat together and observe a modified Passover meal with a Christian focus. This service will give an overall sense of the Jewish Passover, but will also observe the Last Supper that Jesus gave us. There is no charge, nor do you need to bring anything.

Easter LilyEaster Lilies
A Sign-Up-Sheet is available in the Narthex until April 2nd. Please sign up if you would like to have a memorial plant on Easter.


One Great Hour of Sharing

A gift to One Great Hour of Sharing enables the church to share God’s love with our neighbors-in-need around the world by providing relief to those affected by natural disasters, provide food to the hungry, and helping to empower the poor and oppressed. The One Great Hour of Sharing offering goes to help people in the U.S. and abroad.  This special offering will be received on Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.

crossPer Capita Payment
“Thank You” to everyone who contributed toward the per capita bill. You covered over half of the bill, which was very helpful. If you did not make a donation, and still wish to, the amount is $26.17 per member. Just note on your check or envelope that the money is for per capital

Vicki Lyles

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Services (MPAS) Guest Speaker, April 4
The “Friends with Needs Outreach” has invited a guest speaker from the Michigan Protection & Advocacy Services (MPAS) to speak at our church on Tuesday, April 4th, at 1:45 p.m. We need a minimum of 15 people for them to come. A sign up sheet is in the narthex. They can explain the rights of people with any disability, answer questions on employment, social security, education, health care and insurance, service animals, housing and much more.

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 Disaster AssistancePresbyterian Disaster Assistance: Out of Chaos, Hope
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.
Here is how we work.

You can help by giving financially.  Gifts can be made:

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is also responding to:

Church Life

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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 home bound, or in care facilities;
  • For strength, renewal, and healing for: Andy Schram (Julie Parish's son), Barb Wells, Doris Colgrove, Dorothy Leaming, Fran & Pete Olson, Rachel Sparling, Patty Davis (friend of Jan and Gordie Bradshaw), Cheryl (Jan Bradshaw’s sister), Lisa Martin, Shonelle (Sherry McLaughlin's niece), Hadleigh (infant daughter of Mandy Banks), Celia (infant daughter of Sara and Nick Pettit), Margaret House, John Miller (Donna Miller's son), Donna Miller, Dolores Mikulak & family (Karen Haneline's mom), Carlton Pernell (Gerry Jackson's friend), Laura Parker, Joe (Laura Parker’s brother), Caroline Lucido (Brian Parker's sister), Joan Davis, Terry & Julie Parish & Angel Vliet, Peggy Ranger, Barb Brown, Bob Killewald, and Paul Burnett (friend of Cathie Killewald);
  • For peace and comfort for the family of Pat Downing (ex mother in law of Julie Parish);
  • For our church and both of our pastors;
  • For the Flint residents during the water crisis;
  • For our country, its leaders and for world peace in a time of trouble.

Prayer Requests from the Presbytery ...

  • For Kathy Grimes, Commissioned Ruling Elder of Elkton Chandler and Kinde First, as she continues treatment for breast cancer;
  • Rev. Tom Brackbill and Pam of Alma First as they deal with Pam's diagnosis of Younger Onset Alzheimer's Disease. Pam is under the care of Masonic Pathways;
  • Prayers for peace and comfort for the family of Rev Carol Miller, retired Minister of Lake Huron Presbytery. She served as Pastoral Visitor and Adult Sunday School teacher at Saginaw First. She passed on March 21, 2017. Visitation will be at Saginaw-First on Sunday March 26 at 2:00 p.m. A service will follow at 3:00 p.m.;
  • 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 For All Ages

Adult Sunday School -- 9:30 a.m.
The Adult Sunday School class meets on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Room. We are starting a new study of the Jewish background of Jesus. 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.)

"The Gathering Place for Kids" Sunday School -- 11:15 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 a.m. after the Children’s sermon. If you would like to help, please see Laura Parker for more details on how you can support our kids.

Bible study

Presbyterian Men’s Wednesday Evening Bible Study -- 7:00 p.m.
This is a class led class. Please join us.  Each week we are focusing on the Lenten theme - Wilderness Wisdom. It is a good learning time and fellowship as well. 

Presbyterian Women's Wednesday Evening Bible Study -- 7:00 p.m.
The Presbyterian Women Bible Study is led by Rev. Sharlyn. Each week we are focusing on the Lenten theme - Wilderness Wisdom. 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


Grief Support Group
The grief support group meets every other week on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  The April meetings will be on April 5th and 19th. Even if you have not lost a loved one, but have life changes you are struggling with, or if you just feel the need to be with others for support, please join us! This group will be led by Reverend Sharlyn and Elder Linda Burns, our Stephen Minister.

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 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 and kleenex.

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 (Please note time change for Saturdays) are:

  • Friday, April 7 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 15 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 21 -- 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

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, March 5,
will be available for pick up Sunday, March 12.

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.

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

All donations are greatly appreciated!

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.