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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

Sunday Worship

  • Adult Sunday School -- on summer break
  • Worship Service (Child care provided) -- 10:00 a.m.
  • "The Gathering Place for Kids" Sunday School -- 10:15 a.m. (after chilrden's sermon durning Worship)


  • Church Office: 248.634.9494
  • Pastor:
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      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.



Happenings at Holly Presbyterian Church:

  • Sunday, May 29 -- 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, Memorial Weekend
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    • Adult Sunday School on summer break until Sunday, September 11
    • Coffee and Fellowship -- 10:30 a.m.
    • Worship -- 11:00 a.m.
      • "Gathering Place for Kids" Sunday School -- 11:15 a.m. (after Children's Sermon)
      • Scripture Readings:
        • First Lesson -- Galatians 1:1-12
        • Second Lesson -- Luke 7:1-10
      • Sermon -- “The Broadness of God's Grace!" Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday -- Memorial Day
    • Office is closed
    • Pastor is not available
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 7:30 p.m.
    • Alanon meeting (Fellowship Hall) -- 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. - 3:00 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.
    • "Wednesday Lunch Bunch" Bible Study -- 12:00 p.m.
    • Presbyterian Women's Bible Study -- 7:00 p.m.
    • Presbyterian Men'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. - 3:00 p.m.
    • AYSO -- 7:00 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
  • Sunday, June 5
    • Adult Sunday School on summer break until Sunday, September 11
    • Coffee and Fellowship -- 10:30 a.m.
    • Worship -- 10:00 a.m. (Summer Hours)
      • "Gathering Place for Kids" Sunday School -- 11:15 a.m. (after Children's Sermon)
    • Graduation Recognition / Graduation Tea -- 11:00 a.m.
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 p.m.
    • TFC (Teen for Christ) -- 6:00 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. Our nursery attendant is Eric Mowery.

crossSummer Worship Hours To Begin June 5
We will begin 10:00 a.m. summer worship hours starting Sunday, June 5th.

crossThe Graduation Tea Will Be June 5th
Please plan to stay after worship on Sunday, June 5th, to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Fellowship Team.

New Members' and Attendees' Labels for Directory
New Members' and Attendees' list labels for your directory are now available in the Narthex on the table. You can stick into the back of your directory.  That way they will have the contact info in a place where it won’t slip out. Please take one sheet per directory.

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
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.

Presbyterian logoPresbyterian Relief Organizations
The following links are to Presbyterian organizations dedicated to helping those in need and disaster relief:

No SmokingSmoke Free Property
We are a smoke free property. Please extinguish your cigarette in your car before getting out. Thank you.

Church Life

The latest pictures of events at the Holly Presbyterian Church

cross Confirmation class   Confirmation of the Baptismal Vows
Pentecost Sunday,
May 15, 2016
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2016 Rummage Sale
Thursday, May 19 - Saturday, May 21

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, in military service;
  • For our members who are homebound, or in care facilities;
  • For strength, renewal, and healing for: Barbara & Owen Hallberg (Dr. Teryl LaFalce's mother and stepfather), William Woodard (grandson of Fred Gates), Barbara Wells, Terry & Julie Parish, Angel Vliet and Andy Schram, Fran Olson, Pete Olson, Celia Pettit, Bill Parks (brother in law of Ron & Kathleen Howe), Charles Jackson (brother of Peggy Ranger), Dale Huffman, Mandie Banks, Paul Burnett (friend of Cathie Killewald), Gene Stevens, Mark Freeman, Joey (Carlee Muenzer's nephew), Jesse Ramirez (Carlee Muenzer's boyfriend), Tom Schettling, Rob Paulson, Joan Davis, Kay Vander Kuy, Lois Caryl, Marge Smith and Tim Burns;
  • For Pastor Sharlyn;
  • For Flint residents during the water crisis.

Prayers of Praise …

  • We welcome Paul & Ashley Dryer's new arrival, Beau Daniel, born May 10th at 6:08 p.m., weighing 6lbs 7oz and 19.25" long.

Prayer Requests from the Presbytery ...

  • For the sister of Elder Cheryl Hosler (Croswell-First) eho has recently been diagnosed with cancer. We lift up Kathy, Cheryl, their family and loved ones.
  • For the family of Marydeana Duckworth and the congregation of Mt. Pleasant-First on her passing to the larger life last week. Marydeana was very active in Presbyterian Women both at her church and at the presbytery level.
  • For the family of Elder Kate Smith and the congregation of Croswell-First on her passing to the larger life last week. Kate was the secretary at Croswell-First and was also in the presbytery's CRE (Commissioned Ruling Elder) program.
  • For Mission Co-Workers:
    • The Rev. Cathy Chang and family who are now in the Philippines settling in and beginning their onsite work as Mission Co-Workers;
    • Michael and Rachel Ludwig, our Mission Co-Workers who are serving in Niger.

Christian Education

Sunday School For All Ages

Adult Sunday School
The Adult Sunday School will be on summer break until Sunday, September 11.

"The Gathering Place for Kids" Sunday School -- 10:00 a.m. (Summer Hours)
“The Gathering Place for Kids” Sunday School is for Infant, Pre-K and Kindergarten aged children. The kids will gather in the sanctuary during Worship at 10:00 a.m. and then move to the Nursery and Sunday School area at 10:15 after the Children’s sermon. If you would like to help, please see Christine Cook or Laura Parker for more details on how you can support our kids.

Bible study

"Wednesday Lunch Bunch" Bible Study -- 12:00 p.m.
We are currently studying the Gospel of Luke. Bring a little something for your lunch! You are welcome to join us for a good time of learning and fellowship. If you have any questions, please see Charlee Litten.

Presbyterian Women's Bible Study Wednesday's at 7:00 p.m.
We meet in the Fellowship Hall. From now to Advent we will be studying the Gospel of Luke. This is a class led class. Please join us.  Each week we discuss the scriptures for the upcoming Sunday. (We do study, but we have a good time together as well.)

Presbyterian Men's Bible Study Wednesday's at 7:00 p.m.
We meet in the Community Room. We will be studying the Gospel of Luke from now through to Advent. This is a class led class. Please join us. Each week we discuss the scriptures for the upcoming Sunday. It is a good learning time and fellowship as well.

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. Click here for more information and to access
Academic Earth's Religious Studies


Prayers For 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.


The Keefer Family
"Athletes in Action" Newsletter


crossYou Are Invited To Become Part Of A Ministry Partner Team
Josiah, Phoebe & Thomas Iobst are inviting us to become part of a Ministry Partner Team. They have an opportunity to go on an international summer outreach program to Port Shepstone, South Africa. The purpose is to talk to people about a personal relationship with Christ. More info available on bulletin board. Make check payable to "CRU" and send to: Josiah, Phoebe & Thomas Iobst c/o Stanley Iobst, 5279 Hale Dr., Troy, MI 48085. Please include designation #0870599. On line you can give thru give.cru.org/0870599. Money due to them by June 2nd. They need $11,000. Please prayerfully consider.

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:

  • 4 size diapers
  • Wipes
  • Kleenex
  • Shampoo

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, June 10 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 18 -- 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 24 -- 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

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.

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, June 5,
will be available for pick up Sunday, June 12.

Shopping at Meijer?
If you shop at Meijer, take time to stop in the church's Fellowship Hall and pick up an application to put in our ID#. They are in the brochure holder next to the bulletin board. This will give your church credit while you get perks at Meijer, so its a win-win.

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!