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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

Summer Sunday Worship

  • "Sunday School For All Ages" is on summer break until September 13
  • Fellowship & Coffee is on summer break until September 13
  • Worship Service Summer Hours -- 10:00 a.m. (Child care provided)


  • Church Office: 248.634.9494
  • Pastor:
    • Office:
    • Home:
      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

A new blog entitled:
“A Journey Of Grace
Thru The Insights And Writings
Of Dr. Sharlyn Dehaven Gates”

(Updated May 13)


“A New Song”
Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
June 28

“Learning to Trust"
Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
June 21

Church News

Happenings at Holly Presbyterian Church:

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July 4th
Independence Day
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  • Office closed for Independence Day
  • Pastor is not available
  • Sunday, July 5
    • Worship -- 10:00 a.m. (Summer Hours)
      • Gospel Lesson -- Luke 7:18-23
      • The Psalter -- Psalm 145
      • Sermon -- “A New Orientation - Let Freedom Ring,” Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday
    • Office is closed
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 7:30 p.m.
    • Alanon meeting (Fellowship Hall) -- 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday
    • Office is closed (Please see below)
    • Pastor is available for appointments, pastoral calls, or counseling
    • "Friends With Needs Outreach" -- 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    • Office is closed (Please see below)
    • Pastor is available for appointments, pastoral calls, or counseling
    • "Wednesday Lunch Bunch" -- 12:00 p.m.
    • "Friends With Needs Outreach" -- 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Presbyterian Men's Bible Study -- 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday
    • Office is closed (Please see below)
    • Pastor is available for appointments, pastoral calls, or counseling
    • "Friends With Needs Outreach" -- 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Trim Healthy Mama Support Group -- 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday
    • Office is closed (Please see below)
    • Pastor is available for appointments, pastoral calls, or counseling
  • Saturday
    • Office is closed
  • Sunday, July 12 (Worship In The Park and Potluck)
    • Worship -- 10:00 a.m. (Summer Hours)
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 p.m..

Kids Worship Kits
HPC welcomes children in worship.
We offer book bags with activities for the kids to
enjoy and hope this resource will help make the
service more enjoyable for them!

Office Manager Will Be On Vacation July 6th - July 10th
Our office manager will be on vacation July 6th - July 10th, so the church office will be closed. Rev. Sharlyn will be in and out of the office and will check messages regularly. If you need to come in, or to talk to her, please leave a message and she will call you back. If you have an emergency, call her cell phone at 620-423-2671.

Worship In The Park and Potluck July 12
We will hold our 10:00 a.m. Worship Service on July 12 at Bush Lake, followed by a potluck. Our Fellowship Team will provide hot dogs, buns and drinks. Please bring your own service and a dish to pass.

Holly Presbyterian Church Outreach: Back-To-School Project
In cooperation with the Holly Area Youth Assistance, we will be collecting items for the Holly Area Back-To-School Project. A list of the needed items can be found in the narthex. (Financial donations will be accepted as well.) Please bring items in no later than Sunday, August 16th. We are collecting early because there are so many good deals this time of year! Anyone who would like to may join with us to take our donations to the “Stuff the Bus” event August 22nd.

Sunday Worship Service Time Change For Summer
The Sunday Worship service has been moved back one hour for the summer and will now begin at 10:00 a.m.  Sunday School and Fellowship & Coffee are on summer break until after Labor Day. We will resume regular hours for Sunday School, Fellowship & Coffee and the Worship Service on Sunday, September 13.

Trim Healthy Mama Support Group
The Trim Healthy Mama Support Group is now meeting in the Community Room at Holly Presbyterian Church every 2nd and 4th Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Teryl LaFalce is leading the group, helping to understand the concept of how to burn fuels efficiently for weight loss. Come join us for these free meetings! The food is delicious and it's easy to do on a budget. Women and men are both welcome.

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
For anyone interested in exploring membership at Holly Presbyterian Church, we will be planning a time to meet Pastor Sharlyn. If you are interested in joining us, please contact the church office by calling 248-634-9494 or sending an email to office@hollypc.org.

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 us and our country in military service;
  • For all those who are in nursing homes, shut in, or seeking comfort and healing;
  • Beatrice Johnston, Amber Leaming, Barb Brown, Pete Olson, Christine Cook, Ron Randall (Marilyn Voorhies), William Woodard (Fred Gate's grandson), Ed & Barbara Wells and family as they grieve the loss of Ed's sister, Lena Bell Barber.

Prayers of Joy ...

  • We give thanks for our country and for the men and women who have sacrificed over the years for our freedom.

Christian Education

Sunday School For All Ages

"The Gathering Place for Kids" and Adult Sunday School
"The Gathering Place for Kids" and the Adult Sunday School are on summer break until Sunday, September 13.

Bible study

"Wednesday Lunch Bunch" Bible Study
We will then play cribbage for the summer.  You are welcome to join us. Each Wednesday bring a little something for your lunch! A good time of learning and fellowship. If you have any questions see Charlee Litten.

Presbyterian Men’s Wednesday Evening Bible Study -- 7:00 p.m.
The current study is based on select scripture readings followed by discussion. The class is led by Randy Cook. Come on out for a good time of fellowship and learning. We meet in the Community Room on the lower level.

Presbyterian Women's Wednesday Evening Bible Study
The Presbyterian Women’s Bible Study is on summer break.

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.

For more information, click here and
then scroll to the bottom of the page.


Prayers For Missionary Families
Please remember to support missionaries both domestically and abroad by lifting them up in prayer each day. Holly Presbyterian Church directly provides ongoing financial supports to two missionary families: The Keefer Family serves Christ through their Athletes in Action ministry at U of M in Ann Arbor Michigan; and the Iobst Family Serves Christ through the Operation Transit ministry in Algeciras Spain.  May God cover these families with his love and grace as they answer His call.


The Iobst Family
"Operation Transit" Newsletter"


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 newborn size diapers, as well as
soap, shampoo, lotion and especially diaper cream.

In addition, we are low on many clothing sizes:
Girl’s pants (12-18 mo., 24 mo., 2T)
Girl’s shirts (3T, 4T)
Boy’s PJ's (18-24 mo., 2T, 3T, 4T)

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. We invite the entire Holly Presbyterian Church family to support this new element of our ministry by donating children's books (used or new).  The families love this new element of the ministry 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, July 10 -- 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 18 -- 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Friday, July 24 -- 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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Baby Pantry FaceBook Page.

Please lift up in prayer this week the little ones that we serve through the Baby Pantry. May they be blessed with health and may their families feel the love of Christ through our ministry.

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

Fund Raising

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Use Amazon.com’s “AmazonSmile” To Benefit The Holly Presbyterian Church
If you use Amazon.com, did you know that a percentage of your purchase amount could benefit our church?  AmazonSmile is a Website operated by Amazon.com that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by its customers.  Click here for more information about how you can use AmazonSmile to benefit the Holly Presbyterian Church.

Great Lakes ScripGreat 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:

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, July 5,
    will be available for pick up July 12.

Also, Don't Forget These Opportunities To Support The Church!
VG's Community Rewards Program, Good Search and Good Shop, Phoneraiser: phone and ink jet cartridge recycling. All of these opportunities provide valuable resources to our mission with no out of pocket cost to you If you need more information ask a member of Session. Don't forget these opportunities to support the church too!

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!