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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

Summer Hours:

  • Adult Sunday School will resume in the Fall after summer vacation
  • Children's Sunday School will resume in the Fall after summer vacation
  • Fellowship & Coffee will resume in the Fall after summer vacation
  • Worship Service -- 10:00 a.m. (Child care provided)

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 Donna DeNise, our pastor, Rev. Dr. Sharlyn DeHaven Gates, or our Website manager, Walter Brown.

Congregation
 

Sermons
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Prayers of the People

"Follow Me”
Guest pastor Rev. Don Neuville
July 22

Worship Service Video

Transcript of
Sermon is not available

“Worship In The Park” Sunday"
Celebrating 159 Years of Faithful Service
to Jesus Christ

“The Greatest Gift”
Guest pastor Rev. Don Neuville
July 15

Worship Service Video

Transcript of
Sermon is not available


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of the Holly Presbyterian Church

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of the Holly Presbyterian Church,
you can do so using a
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Church News

Happenings at Holly Presbyterian Church

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The pastor is not available the Week of July 22
Please contact the church at (248) 634-9494 during
office hours if you would like to speak to someone.
In case of an emergency, please contact Rev. Glen
Grant, pastor at Kirkridge Presbyterian Church,
at (810) 444-6319.
  • Sunday, July 22

"So then you are no longer strangers and aliens,
but you are citizens with the saints and
also members of the household of God." – Eph. 2:19

    • Worship -- 10:00 a.m
      • Scripture lesson: Mark 2:13-14
      • Sermon: “Follow Me,” guest pastor Rev. Don Neuville
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday
    • Office is closed
    • Pastor is not available - Please see above note
    • AA & Al Anon meetings -- 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 not available - Please see above note
    • "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 not available - Please see above note
    • "Friends With Needs Outreach" -- 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 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 not available - Please see above note
    • "Friends With Needs Outreach" -- 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • AYSO -- 7:00 pm (Fellowship Hall)
  • Friday
    • Office is open 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Pastor is not available - Please see above note
    • "In The Beginning" Baby Pantry -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday
    • Office is close
  • Sunday, July 29
    • Worship -- 10:00 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.



Back To SchoolHolly Presbyterian Church Outreach Back-To-School Project
In cooperation with Holly Area Youth Assistance, we will again be collecting school items for needy students. Start watching the sales at various stores and see the list of items needed for this important project. But please bring the items to the church no later than Sunday, August 19th. Financial donations will be accepted as well.

If you have any questions, please contact Donna DeNise at 248-634-3760, or by email.

Click here for a complete list of needed school items.


CrossVacation Bible School at Holly Calvary United Methodist Church, July 23 - 27
The Holly Calvary United Methodist Church will be holding this year’s Vacation Bible School July 23rd - 27th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for K-6 grades. Call 248.634.9711 if you have any questions.


Norm Clement
Norm has moved closer! He is now at Crestmont in Fenton in room 205. New labels are in the Narthex in an envelope for your convenience of sending a card/letter.


Michigan Consumer EducationMichigan Attorney General’s Office To Present Seminar On Phone, Mail and E-Scams, August 26
The “Friends With Needs” have invited representatives from the Michigan Attorney General’s Office to present a seminar concerning phone, mail and e-scams on Tuesday, August 28th at 1:30 p.m. at the Holly Presbyterian Church. They will teach us the telltale signs of scams found through phone calls, mail, email and texts. Join us and tell your friends. It's free. Click here for more information.


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, please remember those less fortunate this Christmas Season and bring in can goods and non perishables. Items can be placed in the collection tote in the Narthex.


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


 

Prayers of Concern ...

  • For strength, renewal, and healing for: Cathie Killewald, Linda Voll (Karen Haneline's friend), Mandie, Keaton, Hadleigh, & Josh Banks, Norm Clement, Jeff O'Connor (Ellen Paulson's son-in-law), Caroline Lucido (Brian Parker's sister), Peggy Ranger, Denny & Jan Owens, Penny Schettling, Don Colegrove, Nathan Prater (nephew of Don & Doris Colegrove), Lee Demesles (Elizabeth Kicis' daughter-in-law's parent), Beverly Glass (Elizabeth Kici friend's daughter), Dawn Spring (Colleen Spring's niece),  Linda Voorheis, Linda Kelly, William Woodard (Rev Fred Gates grandson), and Ken Hecht, Celia (daughter of Sara and Nick Pettit), and Terry Parish;
  • For peace and comfort for the family of Dan Nash;
  • For our members who are home bound, or in care facilities;
  • For those serving, or who have served, in our military;
  • For those who are suffering from natural disasters;
  • For our country, its leaders and for world peace in a troubled time;
  • And for our church and our pastor.

Prayer Requests from the Presbytery ...

  • Elder George Granberry of Flint-Trinity United on the recent passing of his wife Katie Granberry.
  • The Rev.Larry McMellen, Honorably Retired as he moves to Ohio to be closer to family.
  • For Pam Brackbill and the Rev. Tom Brackbill, Pastor of Alma-First, as they deal with all that encompasses Pam's diagnosis of Younger Onset Alzheimer's Disease;
  • 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.

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 virtual cemeteries with information regarding burial locations, often including pictures of their memorial stones, links to other family members, and more.

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

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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:

  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby wash
  • Baby wipes
  • Diaper cream
  • Body lotion

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 27 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 18 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 24 -- 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

Christian Education

Sunday SchoolChildren's Sunday School
Children's Sunday School is on summer break beginning Sunday, June 3rd, until the Fall.

 



Adult Sunday School Class

The Adult Sunday School Class is on summer break beginning Sunday, June 3rd, until the Fall.  When it resumes, the class will meet Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the "Community Room."  We will continue to study 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.


Bible study

Presbyterian Women's Wednesday Evening Bible Studies
The Presbyterian Women’s Wednesday Evening Bible Studies is currently on summer break until the Fall. Please keep watching here for updates.

Presbyterian Men’s Wednesday Evening Bible Studies
The Presbyterian Men’s Wednesday Evening Bible Studies is currently on summer break until the Fall. Please keep watching here for updates.


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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

Presbyterian Disaster Relief

 
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.
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 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.

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, April 8
will be available for pick up Sunday, April 15.


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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

  • 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