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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 -- Suspended
  • Fellowship & Coffee -- Suspended
  • Worship Service (Child care provided) -- Suspended

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

Worship Services at the Holly Presbyterian Church will be held
at 2:00 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each the month.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Holly Presbyterian Church will hold its Worship Services outdoors in the church parking lot at 2:00 p.m.
on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month so as to avoid the close personal contact of services held within the church building.

Communion will be serviced during Worship on the 1st Sunday of each month.
Members of the congregation can bring their own bread and juice or use a small cup with juice and a wafer that the church will  provide.

The next outdoor Worship Service will be held March 7th in the church parking lot and will include Communion.

We will have guest preachers and use a short-range FM radio transmitter (87.9) to send their words directly to the radios in our cars, 
where we can safely stay warm and listen to the services. 
An additional speaker will also be set up outside for those who prefer to listen from outside their cars.

After the worship services, members can have fellowship with other members,
but masks and social distancing requirements will be strictly enforced if anyone leaves their car.


 
Sermons
Prayers of the People

Presbyterian CrossDue to the coronavirus, the Holly Presbyterian Church has suspended all indoor Worship Services until further notice.  Outdoor worship services will be held in the church parking lot whenever possible, using an FM transmitter so you can listen to the service on your car radio. Keep watching here for more informaiton.

Some Worship Services shown below were broadcast via the Internet from other churches within the Presbytery of Lake Huron during these difficult times.


Kirkridge Presbyterian Church,
Grand Blanc, MI

Pastor Rev. Glenn Grant
February 28
Worship Service Video



Linden Presbyterian Church,
Linden, MI

Pastor Rev. Dawn Russell
February 28
Worship Service Video



Contribute to the mission
of the Holly Presbyterian Church
If you would like to contribute to the mission
of the Holly Presbyterian Church,
you can do so using a secure donation form on the
Presbyterian Mission Exchange’s Website.
Click here for details.


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 sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God." Colossians 3:16
  • Sunday, February 28 - 2nd Sunday in Lent
    • There will be no outdoor Worship Service held in the Holly Presbyterian Church's parking lot this Sunday.
    • Online Sunday Worship Services -- Worship Services are streamed live from other churches within the Presbytery of Lake Huron each Sunday morning on their FaceBook or YouTube pages.
    • AA meetings at the church have been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus.
  • Monday
    • Office is closed until further notice and the pastor is not available.  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 -- during regular business hours. After hours you can call Jan Bradshaw, of the Care Team, at 248-459-1181, or email her at  jlbradshawjr@comcast.net.
    • AA & Al Anon meetings have been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus.
  • Tuesday
    • Office is closed until further notice and the pastor is not available.  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 -- during regular business hours. After hours you can call Jan Bradshaw, of the Care Team, at 248-459-1181, or email her at  jlbradshawjr@comcast.net.
    • Friends With Needs has been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus.
  • Wednesday
    • Office is closed until further notice and the pastor is not available.  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 -- during regular business hours. After hours you can call Jan Bradshaw, of the Care Team, at 248-459-1181, or email her at  jlbradshawjr@comcast.net.
    • Friends With Needs has been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus.
    • Presbyterian Women’s and Presbyterian Men's Wednesday Evening Bible Studies have been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus.
  • Thursday
    • Office is closed until further notice and the pastor is not available.  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 -- during regular business hours. After hours you can call Jan Bradshaw, of the Care Team, at 248-459-1181, or email her at  jlbradshawjr@comcast.net.
    • Friends With Needs has been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus.
  • Friday
    • Office is closed until further notice and the pastor is not available.  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 -- during regular business hours. After hours you can call Jan Bradshaw, of the Care Team, at 248-459-1181, or email her at  jlbradshawjr@comcast.net
  • Saturday
    • Office is closed.
  • Sunday, March 7 - 3rd Sunday in Lent
    • Due to the pandemic, our Worship Service today will be held outdoors in the church parking lot at 2:00 p.m.
      • We will use a short-range FM radio transmitter (87.9) to send the speaker’s words directly to the radio in your car, where you can safely stay warm and listen to the service.
      • There will be a guest speaker.
      • Face masks and social distancing requirements will be strictly enforced if you leave your car.
    • Online Sunday Worship Services -- Worship Services are streamed live from other churches within the Presbytery of Lake Huron each Sunday morning on their FaceBook or YouTube pages.
    • AA meetings at the church have been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus.

Annual Congregational Meeting
We normally have our Annual Congregational Meeting in February. However, due to COVID-19 and MDHHS restrictions, we are waiting until warmer weather. It has been planned for Sunday, May 2nd, after church.

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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 -- during regular business hours.  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 .


Mission Study Results
Thank you all for taking the time to complete the Congregational Survey and for participating in our group discussion "Celebrating the Past" this summer. Please click the link below to see the final Mission Study Report which has been approved by the Session and Presbytery and shared with the PNC as they begin the search process for a new pastor. 2020 Mission Study


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The Session, working with the Presbytery of Lake Huron, is currently going through the processes required by the Presbyterian Church (USA) when searching for a new pastor. The following is the latest update from the Mission Study Team.

Are you missing your “Our Daily Bread” and “These Days” devotions? You can pick up a free copy at the church under the covered porch going into the narthex. Please take one for yourself and a friend or neighbor.


Pictures And Videos Of Events At
The Holly Presbyterian Church

 

1st Worship Service In The Holly Presbyterian Church’s Parking Lot

Sunday, November 8, 2020


An Archive of "Pictures of Events"
can be found by clicking on this link.


 
Pray Each Day.

Prayers of Comfort ...

Prayers of Joy ...

  • We’re thankful Gerry Jackson’s skin cancer surgery was successful!
  • Charlotte Tinker-Bryant’s surgery went well and will continue to recover for a few days in the hospital (friend of Sherry McLaughlin).
  • Baby Ryan Washer has been discharged from PICU and is now home recovering from his surgery (friend of the Bradshaw’s).

Prayers of Concern ...

  • For all those sickened and threatened by the COVID-19 virus here in the United States and around the world.
  • For healing, strength, comfort and peace for: Norm Clement, who may have another infection, and his sister Charlene, who has fallen recently (both are at Genesys); Katie and Parker, who have COVID-19, and Eric; Jack Beelby (friend of Bob Killewald) who has been diagnosed with multiple cancers; Jimmie Pernell (friend of Gerry Jackson) who is fighting cancer; Mary Renico who continues to heal from  squamous cell procedure; Baby Ryan Washer and his family as he continues to recover from surgeries; Debbie Mikolowski (Penny Schettling's sister), who is having health issues; Josh Banks (Mandie’s husband), who has a herniation and tear in a couple discs; Burt Brown (friend of Karen Haneline) who had a heart transplant and then spinal ischemia-now confined to a wheelchair; Fran Olson who is at Carlee and Jesse’s receiving therapy; Terry Parish as he faces some struggles, as well as his wife Julie; Lisa Martin's mother who continues treatment for lung cancer (and for Lisa and Emily as they help care for her); Karen Haneline's friend who is battling breast cancer and just had a double mastectomy; Charlotte Tinker-Bryant (friend of Sherry McLaughlin) who is recovering from cancer surgery; Sue Polack (Sherry McLaughlin's sister-in-law) who is battling lung cancer; Jim Killewald (Bob & Cathie’s son) who has a lot of pain; ongoing prayers for Hadleigh Banks and Jim Pelton.
  • 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 pastor who is coming to lead us.

Prayer Requests from the Presbytery ...

  • Prayers for the Rev. George Gillette, who is under Hospice care at Candlestone Assisted Living in Midland.
  • Prayers for all of the churches in our Presbytery that are in transition.
  • Prayers for the Presbytery's Mission Co-Workers:

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
The Gathering Place for Kids Children's Sunday School has been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus.

 

 


Story of the BibleAdult Sunday School Class
The Adult Sunday School class has been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus.

 

 

 

 


Bible studyPresbyterian Women's and Presbyterian Men’s Wednesday Evening Bible Studies
Presbyterian Women's and Presbyterian Men’s Wednesday Evening Bible Studies have been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus.


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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

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In the beginning"In The Beginning" Baby Pantry Update:
Due to the coronavirus, the Baby Pantry is closed. However, some supplies from the Pantry have been donated to the Village of Holly for distribution.  If someone is in need of diapers and toiletries for a child, please contact the church office at 248-634-9494, leave a message on the answering machine with an order and contact information, and arrangements will be made to gather the needed supplies and give them to the caller.


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 Paris, France).  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

Fund Raising

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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

The Presbytery Mission COVID-19 Response “Give, Act and Pray”
COVID-19 has affected all of us. The Presbytery Mission has set up a fund through Presbytery Disaster Assistance. They need our help to “Give, Act and Pray.” If you are able to give, you can send it to Holly Presbyterian Church (207 E. Maple St., Holly, MI  48442) with your regular tithes and offerings. In the memo mark how much is to go to COVID-19. We will send one check to them.


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.