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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
    • Home -- 248. 369.8893
    • 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, Reisa Hamilton, our pastor, Rev. Dr. Sharlyn DeHaven Gates, or our Website manager, Walter Brown.

Congregation

 
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  Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates’ blog, “A Journey of Grace ...,”
and can be found by clicking here:
http://www.sharlyndgates.com.

Sermons

"Speaking the Truth in Love,”
Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
September 17


“What Was He Thinking?”
Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
September 10

Church News

Happenings at Holly Presbyterian Church

  • Sunday, September 17
    • Adult Sunday School -- 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    • Fellowship & Coffee -- 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    • Worship -- 11:00 a.m.
      • Children's Message
      • Scripture Lesson:
        • Epistle Lesson -- Romans 13:8-14
        • Gospel Lesson -- Matthew 18:15-22
      • Sermon -- "Speaking the Truth in Love,” Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
    • Prayer Ministry following Worship
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday
    • Office is closed
    • Pastor is not available
    • AA meeting -- 7:30 p.m.
    • Alanon meeting -- 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.
    • Session Meeting -- 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. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Presbyterian Women's Wednesday Evening Bible Studies -- 7:00 p.m.
    • Presbyterian Men’s Wednesday Evening Bible Studies -- 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.
  • 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, September 24
    • Adult Sunday School -- 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    • Fellowship & Coffee -- 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    • Worship -- 11:00 a.m.
      • Children's Message
      • Scripture Lessons:
        • Jonah 3:10 - 4:11
        • Matthew 20:1-16
      • Sermon: "The Unfairness of God," Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
    • Prayer Ministry following Worship
    • Baby Pantry Volunteers 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.


Baby Pantry Volunteers Needed
There will be a meeting after church on Sunday, September 24th, for anyone who volunteers in the Baby Pantry or is interested in the Baby Pantry. We will be discussing the mission statement and guidelines to work by. If you have input or would just like to participate in the discussion, please join us the 24th.


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  Presbyterian Disaster AssistancePresbyterian Disaster Assistance:
"Out of Chaos, Hope"
Give today to help Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
bring hope & healing to all those impacted by
Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey
.

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.

The PDA is in touch with presbyteries in affected areas of Florida and Texas to offer assistance. We are standing by with resources and National Response Team members ready to deploy upon invitation and when it is safe to do so.

For those who wish to support PDA's emergency response and recovery efforts, gifts can be designated to: Hurricane Irma (DR000194-irma); or Hurricane Harvey (DR000169-Harvey). We need your help. Please give generously.

100% OF YOUR GIFT WILL GO TO THE VICTIMS OF
HURRICANES IRMA AND / OR HARVEY.
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 us 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.


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.


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

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Prayers of the People

Prayers of Concern ...

  • For those serving, or who have served, in the military;
  • For our members who are home bound, or in care facilities;
  • For strength, renewal, and healing for: William Graham (nephew of Vicki and Jim Lyles), Carlton Pernell (Gerry Jackson's friend), Germaine Sonderegger (friend of Karen Haneline), Jay Bihun (friend of Barb Brown), Ken Hecht, Norm Clement, Rev. Fred Gates, Roy Howe (brother-in-law of Kathleen Howe and brother of the late Ron Howe), Celia (infant daughter of Sara and Nick Pettit), Hadleigh (infant daughter of Mandy & Josh Banks), Paul Burnett (neighbor of the Killewald's), Cari Oldenburg (friend of Cathie Killewald), Barb Wells, Caroline Parker-Lucido (Brian Parker's sister), Terry Parish, Margaret House, Peggy Ranger;
  • For the victims of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey;
  • For strength, comfort and peace for the family of Glenn Walters (Loretta Weiss cousin);
  • For strength, comfort and peace for the family of Grady Griffin (Rev. Sharlyn's friend);
  • For strength, comfort and peace for the family of Lisa Martin's Uncle Scott;
  • For strength, comfort and peace for the family of Steve Wilkerson and Mary Ann Barnes;
  • For our church and both of our pastors;
  • For our country, its leaders and for world peace in a troubled time.

Prayer Requests from the Presbytery ...

  • For strength, comfort and peace for the family of Rev. Dr. George Baird;
  • 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

Children's Sunday School
Children's Sunday School will resume on October 1st.


Teens for Christ (TFC)
Teens for Christ To Be Announced.  Keep watching here for more information.


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. 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
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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
  • 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 are:

  • Friday, September 22 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 13 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 21 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 27 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Baby Pantry FaceBook Page.

“And he took the Children in his arms,
put His hands on them and blessed them.”
Mark 10:16

Past Members

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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.

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, September 3,
will be available for pick up Sunday, September 10.


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
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All donations are greatly appreciated