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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:
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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, Laura Parker, or our pastor, Rev. Dr. Sharlyn DeHaven Gates.



Rev. Gates' Blog

Sharlyn's Blog


Guest Speaker Rev. Ray Knudsen's sermon
for Sunday, July 24, entitled"Strength for the Journey,"
is not available

Associate Pastor Shaun Hardimon’s sermon
for Sunday, July 17, entitled "Constant Change,"
is not available

Church News

Happenings at Holly Presbyterian Church:

  • Sunday, July 24 -- 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    • Worship -- 10:00 a.m.
      • "Gathering Place for Kids" Sunday School -- 11:15 a.m. (after Children's Sermon)
      • Scripture Reading -- Romans 8:28-39
      • Sermon -- "Strength for the Journey," Guest Speaker Rev. Ray Knudsen
    • 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.
    • The pastor is not available. Please contact the church office if you would like to speak to someone
    • "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.
    • The pastor is not available. Please contact the church office if you would like to speak to someone
    • "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.
    • The pastor is not available. Please contact the church office if you would like to speak to someone
    • "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.
    • The pastor is not available. Please contact the church office if you would like to speak to someone.
  • Saturday
    • Office is closed
  • Sunday, July 31
    • Worship -- 10:00 a.m.
      • "Gathering Place for Kids" Sunday School -- 11:15 a.m. (after Children's Sermon)
      • Scripture Reading:
        • Psalm 49:1-8
        • Luke 12:13-21
      • Sermon -- "Being Rich," Associate Pastor Shaun Hardimon
    • 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.

August Team Meetings:

  • Tuesday, August 2nd --
    • Information Technology -- 6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
    • Worship -- 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    • Christian Education -- 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 14th --
    • Fellowship Team Meeting -- (time to be determined)
  • No August Team Meeting --
    • Personnel

Jacq N Diane's Juice Box In Downtown Holly Supports The Baby Pantry
Tips received this month at the Jacq N Diane's Juice Box will go to “In the Beginning” Baby Pantry. So let’s give them our business and support.

Meals 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

Back to schoolHolly Presbyterian Church Back-To-School Outreach Project
In cooperation with Holly Area Youth Assistance, we will be collecting the much needed school items listed below. (A list can also be found in the church narthex.) Please bring the items in no later than Sunday, August 14th. We are collecting early because there are so many good deals this time of year! Financial donations will be accepted as well.
  • 3 ring 1” binders
  • Report folders - 2 pocket with or w/o tabs inside & different colors
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Pencil boxes or pouches
  • Markers or dry eraser markers
  • Ziplock bags - 1 gallon size
  • Facial tissues
  • Good quality Back Packs
  • Pencil sharpener
  • #2 pencils

Presbyterian logo Summary of the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), June 18-25, 2016

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: Cecilia Borema (Margaret Rainey's granddaughter), Peggy Ranger, Lisa Martin, Shannon Simoneau (Linda Burn's niece), Aaron Mikulak (Karen Haneline's nephew), Keith Magnuson (Kevin Magnuson's father), Shonelle Wyatt (Sherry McLaughlin's great niece), Barb Brown, Bob Killewald,  Diana Graham (Jim Lyles's sister), Paul Burnett (friend of Cathie Killewald), Gene Stevens, Tom Schettling, Joan Davis, Kay Vander Kuy, Lois Caryl,  Terry & Julie Parish, Angel Vliet and Andy Schram, Fran & Pete Olson, Celia Pettit, Charles Jackson (brother of Peggy Ranger), Dale Huffman;
  • For the Flint residents during the water crisis;
  • For the victims, and their families, of the attacks in Baton Rouge, Dallas and Orlando. Please pray for our country;
  • For the victims of the terrorist attack in Nice, France.

Prayers of Joy ...

  • Giving thanks for a healthy baby girl born to Josh and Mandie Banks on Thursday, June 30th. Hadleigh Maeve Banks was born Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 2:23 p.m., weighing 6 lbs. 11.5 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches long. Congratulations to Josh, Mandie and Keaton!

Prayer Requests from the Presbytery ...

  • Ordination / Commissioning:
    • Rev. Lindsey Carnes on July 29,  as Co-Pastor of Fenton First
    • And Rev. Robbie Carnes on July 29, as Co-Pastor of Fenton First.


  • For Kim Strunz (member of Caro-First and an Inquirer Under Care of the presbytery) who is home now doing well in her recovery from surgery for a fractured hip she injured when she fell last month.
  • For our 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 at 7:00 p.m.
The women meet in the Community Room and will be studying the Gospel of Luke. Please join us each week as 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 at 7:00 p.m.
The men meet in the west side of the lower level and will also be studying the Gospel of Luke. This is a class led by Randy Cook. Please join us as 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, August 12 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 20 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Please note time change for Saturdays)
  • Friday, August 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

Great Lake ScriptGreat 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:

  • On the First Sunday of each month, order your gift cards at face value to your favorite restaurant, retail store, gas station, movie theater, etc. You can click here for a list of participating retailers and their discount rates, or click here for a searchable list.
  • On the Second Sunday of each month you will receive your order.

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, August 7,
will be available for pick up Sunday, August 14.

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.

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!