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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, Reisa Hamilton, our pastor, Rev. Dr. Sharlyn DeHaven Gates, or our Website manager, Walter Brown.

Congregation

 

Happenings at Holly Presbyterian Church

  • Saturday, December 16
    • Office is closed
    • "In The Beginning" Baby Pantry -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 17 - Third Sunday of Advent
    • 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:
        • Isaiah 35:1-2a, 8-10
        • Psalm 126
        • Isaiah 61:1-11
      • Sermon: "The Desert Shall Rejoice," Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gate
    • Prayer Ministry following Worship
    • Healthy Check Up -- 12:00 p.m.
    • 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 at Rev. Sharlyn's home -- 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.
    • No Presbyterian Women's Wednesday Evening Bible Study
    • No Presbyterian Men's Wednesday Evening Bible Study
  • 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, December 24 - Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve
    • No Adult Sunday School
    • 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
    • Prayer Ministry following Worship
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 p.m.
    • Christmas Eve "Carols, Candles & Communion" Service -- 8:00 p.m.

    Advent Candlies

  • Monday, December 25 - Christmas Day

Manger Scene

Merry Christmas!


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.


crossWorship Schedule For Sunday, December 24
On Sunday, December 24th, we will have our normal morning Worship Service at 11:00 a.m. and then our Christmas Eve Service at 8:00 p.m. Our Christmas Eve Service will be "Carols, Candles & Communion." Invite your family and friends to both services.


Adopt-A-Family Christmas Outreach Project
Each tag includes the person's first name and type of gifts including sizes. Please wrap your gift and put the tag on it. Gifts will be delivered on Christmas Eve. Thank you in advance for helping these families.


Poinsettia Memorials
If you have not paid for your Poinsettia, please do so before December 25th. Please mark paid on the sheet once you have paid.


crossContributions To The Church
From the Finance Team: Any contributions to be itemized on your taxes for 2017 must be received at the church by December 31st, or postmarked by that date if mailed.


 
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 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, 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


 

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Prayers of the People

Prayers of Concern ...

  • For those serving, or who have served, in our military;
  • For our members who are home bound, or in care facilities;
  • For strength, renewal, and healing for: Roberta Single, Janis Dorsey (daughter of Suzie Dorsey), Suzie Dorsey, Beverly Glass (friend of Elizabeth Kici), Marty Rodriguez, Rose McColl (Dessalee Cook's mom), William Woodard (Rev Fred Gates grandson), Richard Murphy (father-in-law of Mandi Banks), Dan Nash, William Graham (nephew of Vicki and Jim Lyles), Hadleigh (infant daughter of Mandy & Josh Banks), Celia (infant daughter of Sara and Nick Pettit), Carlton Pernell (Gerry Jackson's friend), Ken Hecht, Norm Clement, Roy Howe (Kathleen Howe's brother-in-law), Rev. Fred Gates, Paul Burnett (neighbor of the Killewald's), Cari Oldenburg (friend of Cathie Killewald), and Terry Parish;
  • For our church and our pastor;
  • For our country, its leaders and for world peace in a troubled time;
  • For God's love and hope to surround the people affected by all recent disasters.

Prayer Requests from the Presbytery ...

  • The Rev. Ken Hetzel, Honorably Retired, who is experiencing heart issues.
  • Bruce Graham, husband of the Rev. Linda Graham, Pastor of Cass City-First and Cass City-Fraser, who is recovering from surgery.
  • The Rev. Jim Neumann, Pastor of Saginaw-Second, who is recovering from back surgery.
  • For Michael Hosler, son of Elders Alan and Cheryl Hosler, Croswell-First, following recent open heart surgery.
  • 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 And Men's Wednesday Evening Bible Studies
The Presbyterian Women's and Men's Wednesday Evening Bible Studies will not meet on December 20th and December 27th. We will resume our normal study groups on January 3rd at 7:00 p.m.


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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

 

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
  • 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:

  • Saturday, December 16 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 22 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Jaunary 12 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jaunary 20 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Jaunary 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

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.

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, December 10,
will be available for pick up Sunday, December 17.


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You can select Holly Presbyterian Church as your organization.
Then shop as usual. A part of the proceeds will go to us
It's that easy!


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