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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

Regular 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 -- 11:00 a.m.


  • Church Office -- 248-634-9494
  • Pastor:
    • Office -- 248-634-9494
    • Cell -- 248-390-0378


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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.


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Prayers of the People
"You Are Blessed"
Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
February 17
Worship Service
Video will be
available shortly

"Casting Our Nets”
Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
February 10

Archive of Worship Service Videos
and Sermon Transcripts:

Click here to access the
Holly Presbyterian Church's
Worship Service video archive
on our YouTube Channel

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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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Presbyterian Mission Exchange’s Website.
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Church News

Happenings at Holly Presbyterian Church

  • Sunday, February17 -- 6th Sunday after Epiphany
    • Adult Sunday School -- 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    • Fellowship & Coffee -- 10:30 a.m.
    • Children's Sunday School -- 11:00 a.m.
    • Worship (Child care provided) -- 11:00 a.m.
      • Scripture Lessons:
        • Old Testament: Isaiah 6:1-8
        • The Gospel: Luke 5:1-11
      • Sermon: "You Are Blessed," Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 p.m.
    • No Confirmation Class this Sunday
  • Monday
    • Office is closed
    • Pastor is not available
    • 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 available for appointments, pastoral calls, or counseling
    • Freedom Work Opp. (Fellowship Hall) -- 10:00 a.m.
    • 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.
    • No Presbyterian Women's and Presbyterian Men's Wednesday Evening Bible Studies this evening. Both Bible Studies will resume Wednesday, March 13
  • 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 close
  • Sunday, February 24
    • Adult Sunday School -- 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    • Fellowship & Coffee -- 10:30 a.m.
    • Children's Sunday School -- 11:00 a.m.
    • Worship (Child care provided) -- 11:00 a.m.
    • Annual Congregational Meeting -- 12:00 p.m.
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 p.m.
    • Confirmation Class -- 4:30 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 24
The Annual Congregational Meeting of the Holly Presbyterian Church will take place Sunday, February 24, after Worship.  This is a change from the original date of Sunday, February 17. Please note the change on your calendars and plan to attend. The Annual Report will be available on the table in the narthex no later than Sunday, February 10th, for your review. Snacks will be provided during the meeting.

crossAsh Wednesday Service, Wednesday, March 6
Mark your calendars: our Ash Wednesday service will be March 6, beginning with Soup and Bread at 6:15 p.m. in Fellowship Hall and then moving to the sanctuary for our Ash Wednesday service at 7:15 p.m.

Our Per Capita Payment Due
Our per capita apportionment of $2,186.52 was 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 ($28.77 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 able to cover a decent portion of the bill.

New directories
New directories are available on the table in the narthex. They have all the changes, including the Session list at the end.

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

Pictures And Videos Of Events At
The Holly Presbyterian Church


Presbyterian Disaster Relief

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Presbyterian Disaster Assistance:
"Out of Chaos, Hope"
California Wildfires   Hurricane Michael
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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.


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.


Prayers of Concern ...

  • For strength, renewal, and healing for: Keith & Val Magnuson (Kevin's parents), Ron Schram (Julie Parish's Dad & Mary Renico's brother-in-law), Jake Vedeer (Kenzie Nash's friend), Darrell Strickler (Kathleen Howe's brother-in- law), Debbie Russell, Loretta Weiss, Norm & Charlene Clement, Roberta Single, Linda Living-Hawley (Tyrone Community Church), Lisa Martin, Fran Olson, Jim Striggow (Penny Schettling's cousin), Joe Watkins (Laura Parker's brother), Cindy Glenn (Elizabeth Kici's granddaughter's mother-in-law), Helen Timko (Penny Schettling's friend), Joan Davis, Hadleigh Banks, Jim Pelton, Linda Larmon & Susan Houghton (Mandie Banks' aunts), Linda Burns, Jan Owens (Rev. Sharlyn's sister), Diane Scubiak (step granddaughter of Elizabeth Kici), Tammy Vally (neighbor of Elizabeth Kici), Linda Voll (Karen Haneline's friend), Denny & Beverly Glass (Elizabeth Kici's friend's daughter), and William Woodard (Rev. Fred Gates grandson);
  • Prayers of comfort for the family and friends of Dawn Spring, dear niece of Colleen Spring;
  • Prayers of comfort for the family and friends of Pete Olson;
  • Prayers of comfort for the family and friends of Jackie Pechota (Penny Schettling's daughter-in-law Jess' grandma);
  • 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 and man-made 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 ...

  • Prayers of comfort for the family and friends of Cindy Ritenour, daughter of Rev. Glenn Grant (Pastor of Grand Blanc Kirkridge) and wife Debbie (Assistant Director of the Presbytery's Disaster Response Team);
  • For the Presbytery's Mission Co-Workers:
    • The Rev. Cathy Chang and family who are serving in the Philippines;
    • Michael and Rachel Ludwig, our Mission Co-Workers who are serving in Niger.


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.


Christian Education

Sunday SchoolChildren's Sunday School
Children's Sunday School will meet from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. in the "Gathering Place" in the basement. Children of all ages are welcome. Charlee Litten is the head teacher.

2019 Adult Sunday SchoolAdult Sunday School Class
The Adult Sunday School class meets at 9:30 a.m. in the "Community Room” and is now studying “Jesus and His Jewish Influence.” The course, led by Barb Brown, uses DVDs by distinguished archaeologist Dr. Jodi Magness that will help you understand Jesus’ life and teachings within the context of early Judaism. Using passages from the Old Testament, the course sheds light on what Jesus’ teachings and sayings meant to Him and His first followers. 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 Study
The Presbyterian Women’s Bible Study is currently on break and will resume Wednesday, March 13.

Presbyterian Men’s Wednesday Evening Bible Study
The Presbyterian Men’s Bible Study is currently on break and will resume Wednesday, March 13.

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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



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:

  • 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, February 22 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 8 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 16 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 22 -- 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, January 6,
will be available for pick up Sunday, January 13.

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Do you shop on Amazon?
If so, please sign up on Amazon Smile.
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

  • 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