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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

  • 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)

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

 

Happenings at Holly Presbyterian Church

Pathway to the Cross

Pathway to the Cross
"Show me your ways, O Lord;
Teach me your paths."
Psalm 25:4 (NKJV)

  • Sunday, February 18 - 1st Sunday in Lent
    • Adult Sunday School -- 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    • Children's Sunday School -- 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    • Fellowship & Coffee -- 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    • Worship -- 11:00 a.m.
      • Children's Message
      • Scripture Lessons:
        • Old Testament Lesson: Numbers 21:4-9
        • Gospel Lesson: John 3:1-21
      • Sermon: "On the Path: God's Provision of Grace," Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
    • Prayer Ministry following Worship
    • Healthy Check-up following Worship
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday
    • Office is closed
    • Pastor is not available
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 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. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Session Meetings -- 7:00 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. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Presbyterian Women's and Presbyterian Men's Wednesday Evening Bible Studies -- 7:00 p.m.
      • Study topics will be:
        • Scripture: John 4:1-42
        • Sermon: "On the Path: Thirst Quenching Water"
  • 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. - 4:00 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 25 - 2nd Sunday in Lent
    • Adult Sunday School -- 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    • Children's Sunday School -- 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    • Fellowship & Coffee -- 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    • Worship -- 11:00 a.m.
    • Prayer Ministry following Worship
    • Annual Congregational Meeting following worship
    • 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.


crossAnnual Congregational Meeting Sunday, February 25th
The Annual Congregational Meeting will be on Sunday, February 25th, after worship. Please mark your calendars for this very important meeting.


Comfort Circle
The Comfort Circle will meet on Saturday, March 3rd, at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.


Per Capita Payment Due
Our per capita apportionment of $2801.76 is due to the presbytery by February 15. This payment, which is more than the average amount we collect for a Sunday offering, comes right after we have just paid our annual building and worker's compensation insurance bills. This creates a major cash flow issue for your treasurer. If you would contribute your portion of the per capita payment ($26.94 per member), it would help out a lot. We know that not everyone is able to do this, but are hoping that if we each give what we can, we will be able to cover a decent portion of the bill.


Presbyterian Women Spring Gathering Saturday, April 14
The "Celebrating the Gifts of Women" will be held on Saturday, April 14th, at 1:00 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Bay City. No fee.  Also, the Church wide Presbyterian Women Gathering will be August 1st - 3rd in Louisville, KY. Please see Laura Parker if you are interested in attending either event.


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

The Latest Pictures And Videos 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.

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.


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Prayers of the People

Prayers of Concern ...

  • For strength, renewal, and healing for: Dawn Spring (Colleen Spring's niece), Jesse Jones, Kyle & Jessica Elliott, Peggy Ranger, Mandie Banks, Charlee Litten, Don Colegrove, Linda Voorheis, Linda Kelly, Claudia Morton, Roberta Single, William Woodard (Rev Fred Gates grandson), Hadleigh (infant daughter of Mandy & Josh Banks), Celia (infant daughter of Sara and Nick Pettit), Dan Nash, Ken Hecht, Cari Oldenburg (friend of Cathie Killewald), and Terry Parish;
  • For peace and comfort for Loretta Weiss and her family in the unexpected loss of her sister;
  • For peace and comfort for the family of Billie Stoner (friend of Weiss's and Killewald's);
  • For peace and comfort for the family of Jesse and Felicia Jones (baby);
  • For peace and comfort for the family of Paul Burnett;
  • For our members who are home bound, or in care facilities;
  • For those serving, or who have served, in our military;
  • For our country, its leaders and for world peace in a troubled time;
  • For God's love and hope to surround those affected by recent disasters;
  • For peace and comfort for the shooting victims at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL, and their families; for the families that lost loved ones; and for all the students who will be going back to school. May God's love shine on them;
  • For violence, racism, and killing to be replaced with peace, unity, and compassion for others, and for the people's eyes to be open to who Jesus is and his love;
  • For our church and our pastor.

Prayer Requests from the Presbytery ...

  • Bruce Graham, husband of the Rev. Linda Graham, Pastor of Cass City-First and Cass City-Fraser, who was scheduled to have surgery last month but has been postponed due to other health issues.
  • 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.

Christian Education

Sunday School

crossChildren's Sunday School
Children's Sunday School is from 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the "Gathering Place" in the basement. Children of all ages are welcome. Angel Vliet is the teacher.


Adult Sunday School Class
The Adult Sunday School class meets Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the "Community Room." We are studying 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. (Small treats provided; bring your own water or coffee.)


Bible study

Presbyterian Women's Wednesday Evening Bible Studies
Presbyterian Women's Bible Study meets Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the "Community Room." Rev Sharlyn Gates will be leading the ladies and we will be studying the Scriptures for the coming Sunday. A great time of learning and fellowship will be had
.

Presbyterian Men’s Wednesday Evening Bible Studies
Presbyterian Men's Bible Study meets Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the "Gathering Place" on the west side of the basement. The Bible Study is led by Randy Cook and focuses on the Scripture for the upcoming Sunday. Please join us. It is a good learning time and fellowship as well.


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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

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:

  • Kleenex
  • Clothing sizes 3, 4 and 5T

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, February 23 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 9 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 17 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 23 -- 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, February 4,
will be available for pick up Sunday, February 11.


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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

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.

All donations are greatly appreciated