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Holly Presbyterian Church
207 Easr 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 close

Sunday Worship

  • Sunday School For All Ages -- 9:30 a.m.
    • The Gathering Place for Kids
    • High School Youth Class
    • Young Adults Class
    • Adult Sunday School
  • Fellowship & Coffee -- 10:30 a.m.
  • Worship Service (Child care provided) -- 11:00 a.m.


  • Church Office: 248.634.9494
  • Pastor:
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Welcome to Holly Presbyterian Church!
A member of Lake Huron Presbytery,
Presbyterian Church USA

The Holly Presbyterian Church is a community of faith in God
that values peaceful, loving, and just relationships
in our church, families, and the world.


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, Judy Studer, or our pastor, Rev. Dr. Sharlyn DeHaven Gates.


Happenings at Holly Presbyterian Church:

  • Sunday, January 25 -- Third Sunday after Epiphany
  • Monday
    • Office is closed
    • AA and Alanon -- 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. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Session -- 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
    • "Wednesday Lunch Bunch" Bible Study -- 12:00 p.m.
    • "Friends With Needs Outreach" -- 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Men's Bible Study -- 7:00 p.m.
    • Women's Bible Study -- 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. - 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
    • Christian Ed Retreat (Vivian's Via Rosa) -- 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday
    • Office is closed
    • Christian Ed Retreat (Vivian's Via Rosa)
  • Sunday, February 1

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!

Annual Congregational Meeting, February 15
Make plans to attend our annual meeting of the church family. We will look at many important topics concerning the life of the church, and voting on the Terms of Call for Rev. Gates.

Exploring 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 Calling List/Directory
Updated copies of the church calling list have are located on the table in the Narthex. Several contacts have been changed and new people added, so pick one up soon.

Health & WellnessHealth & Wellness Workshop: Body, Mind & Spirit.  Tuesday, February 24th at 6:30 p.m.
The Care and Outreach Teams are pleased to announce a shared project in this special workshop. Taking care of ourselves is important to God; by taking care of ourselves we are better equipping the church to answer His call.  Plus we feel great!  We will have a Healthy Recipe Tasting buffet, a lecture & demonstration on "Functional Fitness" by fitness professional Brian Feldman (BA in Exercise Science, NFPT; CPT) of Snap Fitness Holly, followed by a guided meditation by Rev. Sharlyn.  This free workshop is open to the community.

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.

Schwans Food ServiceSchwans Cares Fundraiser
This is our second year taking part in this fundraising opportunity, providing members & friends a chance to support the ministries and facilities of HPC by purchasing food through the Schwans Food Service. You will be able to order online or by phone, and have the groceries delivered directly to you by Schwan's Home Delivery.  To join as a fundraiser: visit Schwans-Cares.com, enter Campaign ID: 17288 into search box, join now or call 1 855-870-7208.  Electronic Gift Certificates gives 40% revenue back to the church, 20% on product. Thank you

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, February 1,
will be available for pick up Sunday, February 8.

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 the our mission with no out of pocket cost to you. If you need more information ask a member of Session.

Church Life

The latest pictures 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 us and our country in military service;
  • For all those who are in nursing homes, shut in, or seeking comfort and healing;
  • For the deliverance of the people in Iraq and Syria from the terrible threat of ISIS.
  • For those who have contracting the Ebola virus.
  • For Raelene Morgan, Brian Palmero, Maxine Bolyea, Kennedy Todd, Pamela Lender, Ron Mikulak, Beth Krauss, Rev. Mark Knisley, Dan Nash, Dan Goodearl, Jim DeHaven, Fred Gates, Marjorie Smith, Connie "C.J." Brummeler, Sharon Lowes, the family of Shannon Cook, Harriett Striggow, LeAnn Book, Jennifer Chanter, Jan Owens, Beatrice Johnston, Claudia Morton, family of Jaymi Whalen, Sherry McLaughlin, Karen Haneline, Gene Stevens, Steve Yokum, and Amber Leaming.

Joys ...

  • Prayers of thanksgiving for the generous support that our ministry, "In the Beginning Baby Pantry," has received from our neighboring churches.
  • Prayers of thanksgiving that Jan Owen's (Rev. Sharlyn's sister) eyesight is restored and the test for MS are negative. Praise God.

Christian Education

Sunday School For All Ages

The Gathering Place for Kids
"The Gathering Place For Kids" now meets during worship, following the children's sermon. Our kids program uses the Spark Activate Faith curriculum and is a workshop rotation modeled classroom where our kids get to explore their faith through art, science, cooking, computers, games, stories, music and drama! We need fun, curious adults to help guide the workshops for the Gathering Place for Kids.

Spend a little time getting to know our amazing kids! Can you help one Sunday morning? See Christine Cook or Laura Parker for more details on how you can support our kids!

Adult Sunday School
Barb Brown leads the study of ”Comparative Religions: "What do the basic tenants of the world’s five major religions and philosophies have in common?" We will be studying the way these markedly different belief systems have set up their moral codes, showing the great number of similarities, and a number of the differences between them, and looking at how each of the systems currently influences the actions of nations on the world stage.

Bible study

Cross"Women's Wednesday Evening Bible Study -- 7:00 p.m.
Our current study is called "Making Peace With Your Emotions," and is a Women of Faith Bible study. We’ll examine the idea that not only did God create us and give us emotions, but He feels them Himself too. And we’ll look at emotions that are truly a gift -- whether it’s fear or anger or joy -- and unpack their holy dimensions. The class is lead by Laura Parker and Karen Haneline. Join us for this wonderful time of friendship and learning Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

"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 lead by Randy Cook. Come on out for a good time of fellowship and learning. We meet in the Community Room on the lower level.

"Wednesday Lunch Bunch" Bible Study -- 12:00 p.m.
"The Lunch Bunch Bible Study" is on Women of the Bible, and you are welcome to join us each Wednesday at noon. Bring a little something for your lunch and enjoy a good time of learning and fellowship! If you have any questions see Charlee Litten.

Religious Studies
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 wipes, soap, shampoo, lotion
and especially diaper cream.
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 are loving this new element of the ministry and are being blessed by it! Thank you to all who have contributed. .

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.

"In the Beginning" will normally be open on the second and fourth Fridays of each month, in addition to the third Saturday. The upcoming dates are:

  • Friday, February 13 -- 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 21 -- 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 27 -- 10 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.

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!