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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
Presbyterian CrossDue to the coronavirus, the Holly Presbyterian Church suspended all Worship Services beginning March 15, 2020.  The following Worship Service was broadcast via the Internet from another church within the Presbytery of Lake Huron during this difficult time.

April 5 -- Palm Sunday
Presbyterian CrossPalm Sunday Worship Service prepared jointly by the Presbyterian Churches of southeastern Lake Huron Presbytery.


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of the Holly Presbyterian Church
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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 sings psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God." Colossians 3:16

  • Thursday, April 9 - Maundy Thursday
    Maundy Thursday
    • Office is closed through May 10
    • 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 suspended until Tuesday, May 12
    • The Maundy Thursday service has been canceled due to the coronavirus
  • Friday, April 10 - Good Friday
    Maundy Thursday
    • Office is closed through May 10
    • 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.
    • The Good Friday service has been canceled due to the coronavirus
  • Saturday
    • Office is closed
  • Sunday, April 12 - Easter Sunday
    Palm Sunday
    • Adult Sunday School has been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus
    • Due to the coronavirus, all Worship services at the Holly Presbyterian Church have been suspended until Sunday, May 10
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday
    • Office is closed through May 10
    • 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 -- 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday
    • Office is closed through May 10
    • 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 suspended until Tuesday, May 12
  • Wednesday
    • Office is closed through May 10
    • 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 suspended until Tuesday, May 12
    • 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 through May 10
    • 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 suspended until Tuesday, May 12
  • Friday
    • Office is closed through May 10
    • 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, April 19
    • Adult Sunday School has been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus
    • Due to the coronavirus, all Worship services at the Holly Presbyterian Church have been suspended until Sunday, May 10
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 p.m.

CrossScripture Readings While You’re Stuck At Home (from Pastor Cassie Todd)
Here are Websites Scripture readings that are very appropriate while you are stuck at home waiting-out the coronavirus crisis.

  • Stuck at Home Bible Camp: YouTube lessons for most days of the week: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPLxKcm1p4W5vvtZG-R3TkQ
  • Free Faith Formation Resources from Illustrated Ministry for the 4th week of Lent:  https://illstrtdm.in/LentWeek4
  • These are continued scriptures that you can use for this week:
    • Trusting God: Isaiah 26:4; Psalm 56:3; Psalm 32:10; Psalm 112:7; Proverbs 3:5-6.
    • Faith: Mark 5:36; 1 John 5:5; Romans 10:9; 2 Corinthians 5:7.
    • Fear & Anxiety: Deuteronomy 31:6; Isaiah 43:1; Isaiah 41:13-14; Proverbs 12:25; Psalm 46:1.
    • Healing: Isaiah 53:4-6; Luke 4:41; Exodus 23:25; Matthew 8:14-15; 3 John 1-2.

I Hope you are finding comfort in God's word. I know I am.

Please, I urge you to make some phone calls to the regular shut ins as well as your family, church family and friends. It's good for you and them!

Pastor Cassie Todd


Hadleigh Fundraiser

Hadleigh Banks Fundraiser
Hadleigh Fundraiser- T-shirts are now available for $25 each in adult sizes small - 4XL and youth sizes small - XL. Above is a sample of the front and back. This fundraiser runs until mid-April time frame. Once the order is placed, we will have them in 1 to 2 weeks. All proceeds go to help with Hadleigh’s ongoing medical expenses that are not covered by their insurance. This will be a pre-order, you can make your payment through PayPal (ppbhaddiebugbows@gmail.com ) or, should you prefer to make a cash donation, please make your check payable to “Mandie Banks,” 722 Hartner, Holly MI 48442. Thank you!


Easter BasketEaster Bag Outreach
The Outreach Team is gathering items for Easter Bags for the Traverse Place shelter for homeless and runaway youth. Traverse Place provides counselors to assist the youth and their families and currently has 7 males and 7 females, all are teens.

We are assembling Easter bags (which have been delayed due to the coronavirus crisis) to give the teens and will need items to fill the bags by Sunday, May 17. They can be left at the church beginning Sunday, May 10.  Here are the items, which can be purchased at the Dollar Store:

  • Deodorant
  • Socks
  • Little Games
  • Playing Cards
  • Crossword Puzzle Books
  • Gum
  • All kinds of Candy
  • Toothpaste/Toothbrushes
  • Shaving cream/Shaving Blades
  • Nail polish and Remover
  • Shampoo/Cream Rinse
  • Nail Files
  • Hairbrushes/Combs
  • Wash Cloths
  • Kleenex
  • Body Wash Soap

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 -- 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 .

Church Life

Pictures And Videos Of Events At
The Holly Presbyterian Church


 

 

Prayers of Concern ...

  • For all those sickened and threatened by the coronavirus here in the United States and around the world;
  • For healing, strength, and peace for: Donna Ford (Jim Lyles' sister), Dave (Joanne Ross’ husband) and their son David and his family, Beth Dryer, Margaret House, Fran Olson, Vicki Lyles, Sherry McLaughlin, Shar Hecht, Stan Iobst (Allan’s dad), Mike Hooten (Barb Brown's sister's former husband), Jim Killewald (Bob & Cathie’s son), Rev. Ray Knudsen, Norm Clement, Hadleigh Banks, Peter Kici, Helen Timko (friend of Penny Schettling), Jake Vedeer (Kenzie Nash's friend), Jim Pelton, Linda Burns, Jan Owens (Rev. Sharlyn's sister), and William Woodard (Rev. Fred Gates’ grandson);
  • 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. Ken Hetzel, retired, who is battling cancer.
  • Prayers for Bruce Graham, husband of the Rev. Linda Graham, Davison-St. Andrews, who is recovering from a recent stroke.
  • Prayers for Elder Don Wixson, Commissioned Ruling Elder of Vassar-First, who is being treated for cancer.
  • Prayers for all of the churches in our Presbytery that are in transition.
  • Prayers for the Presbytery's Mission Co-Workers:

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
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.


food pantryForgotten 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.


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

 

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


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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
Please bring in your ink cartridges and batteries. We can turn some of them into cash for office supplies.       

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.