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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 -- will begin Sunday, September 23 at 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 -- will begin Sunday, September 23 at 11:00 a.m.

Phone:

  • Church Office -- 248-63-.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.

Congregation
 

Sermons
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Prayers of the People

“Dream a Little Dream"
Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
October 14
Pastor Appreciation Day

Worship Service
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Available

Video honoring Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
Pastor Appreciation Day
October 14, 2018


“What in the World"
Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
October 7

Worship Service
Video

Closed Captions (CC) Available



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Church News

Happenings at Holly Presbyterian Church

  • Sunday, October 14
    • Adult Sunday School -- 9:30 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:
        • First Reading: Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24
        • Second Reading: Genesis 28:10-19a
      • Sermon: “Dream a Little Dream," Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 p.m.
    • 1st Fall Festival Trunk or Treat -- 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday
    • Office is closed
    • Pastor is not available
    • AA & Al Anon meetings -- 7:30 p.m.
    • Newsletter Articles Due
  • 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 -- 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.
    • Presbyterian Women's and Presbyterian Men's Wednesday Evening Bible Studies -- 7:00 p.m.
      • Genesis 29:15-28
      • Psalm 105:1-6
  • 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
  • Saturday
    • Office is closed
    • "In The Beginning" Baby -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Snoop Party -- 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 21
    • Adult Sunday School -- 9:30 a.m.
    • Fellowship & Coffee -- 10:30 a.m.
    • Children's Sunday School -- 11:00 a.m.
    • Worship (Child care provided) -- 11:00 a.m.
    • Healthy Check-up -- 12:15 p.m.
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 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.



Fall Festival

1st Fall Festival Trunk or Treat -- Sunday, October 14th, From 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Our 1st Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat will be Sunday, October 14th, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. We will have cars with decorated trunks in the parking lot with candy for our little families, plus games, donuts, cider, and coffee downstairs. If you can help in anyway by either purchasing needed items, or being here for the event. Contact Mandie Banks at 248.820.0657 if you have a question.


“The Adventure Begins"

  • Adult Sunday School:
    The Adult Sunday School class meets 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.
  • Children's Sunday School:
    Children's Sunday School meets from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. in the "Gathering Place" in the basement. Children of all ages are welcome. Nursery provided.
  • Adult Bible Study:
    This will be ... A daring adventure into the great unknown ... BE BRAVE, BE BOLD, AND JOIN US Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. For September, please read chapters 12 - 17 of Genesis.

Snoop PartyMark your Calendar! Snoop Party Saturday, October 20th, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fun Times Coming up! The Fellowship Team will be hosting a "Snoop Party" on Saturday, October 20th, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. This is a fun evening playing a gift exchange game that requires a "white elephant" unwrapped "gift" in a brown grocery bag, or you could choose to buy something under $5.00. Also, bring an appetizer or something to snack on. Beverages will be provided.  If you've never played, come along and bring a friend as well. Card tables will be needed, if you have one. Any questions, contact Roberta Single at 248-634-4360.


Rummage SaleRummage & Bake Sale from Thursday, October 25 through Saturday, October 27
It's that time of year again. Pull out your fall and winter items you are no longer using and donate them to Holly Presbyterian Church.

Bring In your stuff:
Items may be brought in starting Sunday, October 21st. Then starting at 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday, October 22nd, through Wednesday, October 23rd, items will be accepted. Please have all your items in by Wednesday at 12:00 p.m.

Sale starts:
Thursday, October 25th, and Friday the 26th 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday October 27th 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

A sign-up sheet is available in the narthex to set up and work the sale. Also baked goods are needed.


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.


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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


 

Prayers of Concern ...

  • For strength, renewal, and healing for: Pam Remillard,  Jack Cotaling (Randy Cook's nephew), Jan Bradshaw, Linda Larmon & Susan Houghton (Mandie Banks' aunts), Elizabeth Kici, Terry Parish, Linda Burns, Ron Swift (friend of Walt & Barb Brown), Ben (from Physical Therapy-Elizabeth Kici & Sherry), Jan Owens (Rev Sharlyn's sister), Julia Belyayeva-Hull, Norm Clement, Diane Scubiak (step granddaughter of Elizabeth Kici), Tammy Vally & Richard Perkins (both are neighbors of Elizabeth Kici),  Linda Voll (Karen Haneline's friend), Mandie, Keaton, Hadleigh, & Josh Banks, Caroline Lucido (Brian Parker's sister), Peggy Ranger, Denny &, Beverly Glass (Elizabeth Kici friend's daughter), Dawn Spring (Colleen Spring's niece), Linda Voorheis, Linda Kelly, and William Woodard (Rev Fred Gates grandson);
  • For Peace and Comfort for the family of Dora Spangler;
  • 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 disasters;
  • For our country, its leaders and for world peace in a troubled time;
  • And for our church and our pastor.

Prayers of Joy ...

  • For Todd & Wendy Monty who are expecting their first child October 25th (Mary Renico's son and grandma's first grandchild!!)

Prayer Requests from the Presbytery ...

  • The Rev. Glenn Grant (Grand Blanc-Kirkridge), wife Debbie and family. Their daughter Caitlin Ritenouer is battling cancer.
  • 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. Pam is under the care of Masonic Pathways;
  • For the Presbytery's Mission Co-Workers:
    • The Rev. Cathy Chang and family who are now in the Philippines.
    • Michael and Rachel Ludwig, our Mission Co-Workers who are serving in Niger;

Presbyterian Disaster Relief

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Presbyterian Disaster Assistance:
"Out of Chaos, Hope"
Hurricane Michael   Hurricane Florance

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 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.

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.

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:

  • 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:

  • Saturday, October 20 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 26 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Baby Pantry FaceBook Page.

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

Christian Education

Sunday School

Children's Sunday School
Children's Sunday School meets 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.



Adult Sunday School Class
The Adult Sunday School class meets 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 Wednesday Evening Bible Study
The Presbyterian Women's Bible Study meets Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the "Community Room." Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates will be leading the ladies and we will be studying the Scriptures for the coming Sunday. A great time of learning and fellowship will be had.

Presbyterian Men’s Wednesday Evening Bible Study
The Presbyterian Men's Bible Study meets Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the "Gathering Place" on the west side of the basement. The Bible Study is led by Randy Cook and focuses on the Scripture for the upcoming Sunday. Please join us. It is a good learning time and fellowship as well.


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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

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, October 7
will be available for pick up Sunday, October 14.


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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