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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

Sunday Worship Hours:

  • Adult Sunday School -- 9:30 a.m.
  • Fellowship & Coffee -- 10:30 a.m.
  • Worship Service (Child care provided) -- 11:00 a.m.

Phone:

  • Church Office -- 248-634-9494
  • Pastor: (Information to come)

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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, or our Website manager, Walter Brown.

Congregation
 

Sermons
Prayers of the People
“Choose a better way”
Elder Lisa Naveen
December 8

“Hope is Coming”
Pastor Shaun Hardimon
December 1


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Church News

Happenings at Holly Presbyterian Church

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sings psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God." Colossians 3:16
Diving in Graditude

  • Saturday
    • Office is close
  • Sunday, December 15 -- 3rd Sunday of Advent - JOY
    • Adult Sunday School -- 9:30 a.m.
    • Fellowship & Coffee -- 10:30 a.m.
    • Worship (Child care provided) -- 11:00 a.m.
      • Gathering Place for Kids Sunday School (meet in Sanctuary) -- 11:00 a.m.
      • Scripture Lessons: James 5:7-10 and Matthew 11:2-11
      • Sermon: "Joyful, Patient Preparation," Elder Julianne Princinsky, EdD
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday
    • Office is closed
    • AA & Al Anon meetings -- 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.
    • The pastor is not available. Please contact the church office at 248-634-9494 -- or email at office@hollypc.org -- during business hours if you would like to speak to someone.  After hours you can contact Jan Bradshaw of the Care Team at 248-459-1181
    • Friends With Needs -- 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.
    • The pastor is not available. Please contact the church office at 248-634-9494 -- or email at office@hollypc.org -- during business hours if you would like to speak to someone.  After hours you can contact Jan Bradshaw of the Care Team at 248-459-1181
    • Friends With Needs -- 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Presbyterian Women’s and Presbyterian Men's Wednesday Evening Bible Studies -- 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.
    • The pastor is not available. Please contact the church office at 248-634-9494 -- or email at office@hollypc.org -- during business hours if you would like to speak to someone.  After hours you can contact Jan Bradshaw of the Care Team at 248-459-1181
    • Friends With Needs -- 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.
    • The pastor is not available. Please contact the church office at 248-634-9494 -- or email at office@hollypc.org -- during business hours if you would like to speak to someone.  After hours you can contact Jan Bradshaw of the Care Team at 248-459-1181
  • Saturday
    • Office is close
  • Sunday, December 22 -- 4th Sunday of Advent
    • Adult Sunday School -- 9:30 a.m.
    • Fellowship & Coffee -- 10:30 a.m.
    • Worship (Child care provided) -- 11:00 a.m.
      • Gathering Place for Kids Sunday School (meet in Sanctuary) -- 11:00 a.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.


Welcome
It is with great pleasure we welcome back Elder Julianne Princinsky, EdD. It is an honor and a privilege to have you back with us.


Poinsettia plantPoinsettia Memorials
The order has been turned in and they will be here December 13th. You may take them home after Christmas Eve Service. If you have not paid for yours, please remember to do that this week or next. Thank you!


Christmas Eve ServiceChristmas Eve Service Tuesday, December 24
Christmas Eve Service will be at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24th. Join us for this special service as we celebrate with Carols, Candles and Communion. Bring your family and friends.


CrossChurch Office Closure Christmas Eve, December 24, through New Years
The office will be closed from Christmas Eve, December 24th, through New Year’s Day. You can contact someone from session should you need to talk to someone.


Volunteers NeededVolunteers Needed
We need volunteers to sign up for coffee hour for December and January. Also, we need people to look at the Worship Volunteer sheet and see where you can help out. We appreciate you and so does God.


Offering Envelopes
Your offering envelopes have come in. Please get yours in the narthex.


Confort CircleComfort Circle
There is a need for yarn. They make hats for veterans with them. If you have any you can donate, there is a box in the narthex. Thanks!


Adopt A FamilyAdopt-A Family Christmas Outreach Project
We are doing our annual Christmas Adopt-A-Family Mission again, this year as well as helping them with some basic household needs. The list is in the narthex. The gift tags are on the board in the narthex. Please wrap your gift and put the tag on it, but not the household items and return to the church no later than Sunday December 22nd. Thank you in advance for helping this family.


Presbyterian CrossOur next step in finding a new pastor ...
The next step we have in finding a new pastor is to find a transitional pastor, and a search team (referred to as "The Transitional Minister Search Team," or TMST) has been formed for this task. The transitional pastor will do all the things a regular pastor does, plus assist us in the steps we need to take to find a new pastor. Keep watching here for updates.


annimated crossIf you have a prayer concern or are in need of a pastor …
If you have a prayer concern or are in need of a pastor, please contact the office at 248-634-9494, or email at office@hollypc.org.  The office is open Tuesday - Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., closed 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. for lunch. After hours you can call Jan Bradshaw of the Care Team at 248-459-1181 or email at jlbradshawjr@comcast.net .


Presbyterian CrossExploring Membership
If you are interested in joining Holly Presbyterian Church, please contact the church office at 248-634-9494.

 


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 and bring in can goods and non perishables. Items can be placed in the collection tote in the Narthex.

Church Life


 

 

Prayers of Concern ...

  • For healing, strength, and peace for: Barb Brown, Denny Owens (husband of Jan Owens and Sharlyn Gates’ brother-in-law), Martin Lyles (Jim Lyles' father) and comfort for Jim and Vickie, Jim Smith (Mandie Banks grandfather), Cody Glover (Carrie Duncanson’s sister-in-law’s nephew), Sue Tamm (Carrie Duncanson and her mother-in-law’s friend), Gordie Bradshaw, Joe Watkins (Laura Parker's brother), Hadleigh Banks, Betty Striggow (Penny Schettling’s mother), Linda (Elizabeth Kici’s neighbor), Jesse Ramirez (Carlee Olson-Ramirez’s husband), Carla Rigsby (Penny Schettling’s friend), Linda (neighbor of Elizabeth Kici’s daughter Melinda), Peter Kici, Janice Jackson (Gerry’s mom), Jake Vedeer (Kenzie Nash's friend), Cindy Glenn (Elizabeth Kici's granddaughter's mother-in-law), Helen Timko (Penny Schettling's friend), Norm Clement, Jim Pelton, Linda Burns, Jan Owens (Rev. Sharlyn's sister), and William Woodard (Rev. Fred Gates grandson);
  • For the family of Steve Downey (Julie Parrish’s former husband);
  • For our members who are home bound, or in care facilities;
  • For those who are suffering from natural and man-made disasters;
  • For those serving, or who have served, in our military;
  • For our country, its leaders and for world peace in a troubled time;
  • For all the churches in our Presbytery that are in transition;
  • And for our church, and our future transitional pastor and future pastor who are coming to lead us.

Prayer Requests from the Presbytery ...

  • Prayers for Rev. Philomena Ofori-Nipaah, Vice Moderator of Presbytery, who was in an accident while visiting Ghana. She is expected to arrive back in the states soon.
  • Prayers for Rev. Ken Hetzel, retired, who is battling cancer.
  • Prayers for all of the churches that are in transition.
  • Prayers for the Presbytery's Mission Co-Workers:
    • Michael and Rachel Ludwig, our Mission Co-Workers who are serving in Niger.

Sharlyn & Fred

Rev. Sharlyn’s Retirement
Please pray for Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates and her husband, Rev. Fred Gates, and wish them well and a happy retirement as they move into this next phase of their lives. We will all miss them.

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.

Christian Education

Sunday SchoolGathering Place for Kids Children's Sunday School -- 11:00 a.m. (Meet in the Sanctuary)
Theme: Growing In Grace & Gratitude!

The kids will begin each Sunday in Worship. Following the Children's Message kids will join their teachers to journey to The Gathering Place until 12:00 pm.

We will be learning about grace & gratitude this year. Children nurturedin the love and grace of God learn a new story of who and whose they are by watching, listening, tasting, smelling, playing and exploring holy things in the context of a faith community.


2019 Adult Sunday SchoolAdult Sunday School Class -- 9:30 a.m.
We will continue studying “Jesus and His Jewish Influences.” The course, led by Barb Brown, uses DVDs by distinguished archaeologist Dr. Jodi Magness that will help you understand Jesus’ life and teachings within the context of early Judaism. Using passages from the Old Testament, the course sheds light on the Jewish background of Jesus while the New Testament portrays Jesus’ teachings and sayings and what they meant to Him and His first followers. All adults and high school students are welcome to be part of this class and join the discussions. (Small treat provided; bring your own water or coffee.)


Bible studyPresbyterian Women's and Presbyterian Men’s Wednesday Evening Bible Studies -- 7:00 p.m.
Each Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. the women and men will meet separately for a time of prayer, study and discussion. They will use the scriptures from each week and sermon title. Questions will be provided by Pulpit Supply for that week. All are invited for a great time of learning and fellowship.


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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

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.

Donations can be placed in the crib in the narthex,
or financial donations can be placed in the offering plate
in an 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" Baby Pantry will normally be open on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. The upcoming dates are:

  • Friday, December 13 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 27 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 10 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 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

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


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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

Presbyterian Disaster Relief

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance logoPresbyterian Disaster Assistance: "Out of Chaos, Hope"
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.