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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

  • Youth & Adult Sunday School are on Summer Break until September 7th
  • No Fellowship & Coffee durning Summer Break
  • 10:00 a.m. -- Worship Service (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

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.



“Broken Clay Babies”
Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
August 17

Associate Pastor Shaun Hardimon's
August 10th sermon,
"“The Holiday is Long Over," is not available

Archive of Sermon Transcripts:
2014 Sermons
2013 Sermons
2012 Sermons
2011 Sermons

Church News

Happening at Holly Presbyterian Church:

  • Sunday, August 24 (Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost)
  • Monday
    • Office is closed
    • Pastor is available for appointments, pastoral calls, or counseling
    • 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.
  • .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" Fun and Cribbage -- 12:00 p.m.
    • Friends With Needs Outreach -- 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 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..
  • Saturday
    • Office is close
  • Sunday, August 31

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!

SummerSummer Worship Hours
We are now observing our summer worship schedule. Sunday school and fellowship hour will be suspended and Sunday worship will begin at 10:00 a.m. each week through Labor Day.  We will return to our regular schedule on September 7th.

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

back to schoolBack To School Supply: Stuff The Bus
We are once again supporting the Holly Area Youth Assistance in the annual school supply drive. This event is to help local kids have great start to the school year! They especially need backpacks (not character ones but plain). Other items include:

  • 3 subject binder
  • folders-asst. colors
  • white out
  • pink-top erasers
  • pencil boxes
  • pencils
  • 5 subject binders
  • loose leaf paper
  • tape
  • rulers
  • markers
  • crayons
The Outreach Team appreciates your support!

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.

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:

On the First Sunday of each month, order your gift cards at face value to your favorite restaurant, retail store, gas station, movie theater, etc. You can click here for a list of participating retailers and their discount rates.

On the Second Sunday of each month you will receive your order.

The church will earn, on average, 4 - 5% of the face value of the cards ordered.

The Stewardship committee hopes everyone will prayerfully consider supporting this fundraising program. 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 September 7 will
be available for pick up September 14.

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


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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 Beatrice Johnston, Raelene Morgan, Judy Blackburn, Brian Palmero, Maxine Bolyea, Kennedy Todd, Jaymi Whalen, Pamela Lender, Ron Mikulak, Beth Krauss, Rev. Mark Knisley, Dan Nash, Mandie Banks, Fred Roeder, Dan Goodearl, Jim DeHaven, the family of Judy Watkins (Mother of Laura Parker), and for the family of Marilyn Hope;
  • For all those affected by the devastating weather and acts of violence and war across the globe.

Joys ...

  • For the safe travels and meaningful experiences of those attending the reatreat at Echo Grove Camp this weekend.

Christian Education

Calling All People With A Heart For Kids!
The Gathering Place for Kids will soon be open for another year of learning and fun, and we could not be more excited! We will be using a Spark! Activate Faith program that applies a workshop rotation model. Our workshops will include things like science, computer labs, story time, drama, cooking, music and more! We need fun, curious adults to help guide the workshops. Can you help one Sunday morning?  See Christine Cook or Laura Parker for more details!

"The Gathering Place for Kids" Youth Sunday School
and the "Adult Sunday School"
are on Summer Break until September 7

Bible Study"Wednesday Lunch Bunch" Bible Study
The Lunch Bunch will continue to gather over the summer months, however, the topic will be relaxation and fellowship as we gather to play cribbage! Each Wednesday bring a little something for your lunch! 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.

Online Giving

crossYou 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!


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 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 socks, diapers (size 4 & 5),
toiletries and 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.”

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. If you feel called to assist this ministry by volunteering or donating financial or in kind support, please see Beki Cook, Christine Cook, or Laura Parker.

"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, August 22 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 12 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 20 -- 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 26 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Read All About It! Big News!
We are excited to announce that we have added a "Lend or Swap Library" to our baby pantry.  With the support of the Friends of the Holly Township Library and their donation of some children's books, we have begun to provide this great opportunity to encourage literacy and reading at an early age to our Baby Pantry families. We invite the entire HPC family to support this new element of our ministry by donating children's books (used or new).

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, with 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.