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Holly Presbyterian Church
207 East Maple Street
Holly, MI 48442
Phone: 248.634.9494


Office Hours:
Office is closed to visitors
until further notice due
to the COVID virus.

  • 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 -- 11:00 a.m.

Phone:

  • Church Office --
    248-634-9494
  • Pastor's Office --
    248-634-9494

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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. 

 

Congregation

Special Announcements

COVID-19 and Flu Update

Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issues face mask advisory
for holiday season due to sharp rise in flu and COVID-19 cases.

The Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a
Public Health Advisory that recommends everyone over the age of 2
should wear a face mask at indoor gatherings regardless of their vaccination status.
In addition, establishments should implement a policy to ensure that all persons entering
or seeking services, including employees, wear a mask.
This face mask advisory will remain effect until further notice. 
Click here for more information about this Michigan Public Health Advisory.

Therefore, due to this serious current public health crisis,
the Session of the Holly Presbytery Church has approved the following mask policy change:

Effective immediately, masks are required when inside the church building.
The only exceptions are for:

  • Children under the age of 5,
  • Those with a medical reason preventing them from wearing a mask, and
  • Those who are speaking at the front of the Sanctuary during worship service provided they are at least 15 feet away from all others directly in front of them.

    “In the Beginning” Baby Pantry Is Open Once Again!

“In the Beginning” Baby Pantry will be open once again at the Holly Presbyterian Church
on 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon.
Masks are required for entry.

There will be clothing, diapers, and toiletries available for children.


Watch Worship Services Online

Our Worship Services are now streamed live each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on YouTube.
Please click here to watch.

A video of the Sunday Worship Service will be available
beginning the following Monday on our YouTube Channel.


 

Sermons

Prayers of the People


Holly Presbyterian Church
Rev. Brooke Pickrell
December 5
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.

Happenings at Holly Presbyterian Church

  • Sunday, December 5 -- Second Sunday of Advent - PEACE
  • Monday
    • Office is closed
    • If you have a prayer concern or are in need of a pastor, please contact the church office at 248-634-9494 - or email at office@hollypc.org.  The phones and email will be monitored.
    • AA & Al Anon meetings have been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus.
  • Tuesday
    • Office is closed to visitors until further notice due to the COVID virus.
    • If you have a prayer concern or are in need of a pastor, please contact the church office at 248-634-9494 - or email at office@hollypc.org.  The phones and email will be monitored.
    • Friends With Needs has been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus
  • Wednesday
    • Office is closed to visitors until further notice due to the COVID virus.
    • If you have a prayer concern or are in need of a pastor, please contact the church office at 248-634-9494 - or email at office@hollypc.org.  The phones and email will be monitored.
    • 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 to visitors until further notice due to the COVID virus.
    • If you have a prayer concern or are in need of a pastor, please contact the church office at 248-634-9494 - or email at office@hollypc.org.  The phones and email will be monitored.
    • Friends With Needs has been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus.
  • Friday
    • Office is closed to visitors until further notice due to the COVID virus.
    • If you have a prayer concern or are in need of a pastor, please contact the church office at 248-634-9494 - or email at office@hollypc.org.  The phones and email will be monitored.
  • Saturday
    • Office is closed
    • If you have a prayer concern or are in need of a pastor, please contact the church office at 248-634-9494 - or email at office@hollypc.org.  The phones and email will be monitored.
  • Sunday, December 12 -- Third Sunday of Advent
    • Worship Service -- 11:00 a.m.
      • Rev. Brooke Pickrell, pastor
      • The Worship service will be streamed live on YouTube beginning at 11:00 a.m.
    • Office is closed
    • If you have a prayer concern or are in need of a pastor, please contact the church office at 248-634-9494 - or email at office@hollypc.org.  The phones and email will be monitored.
    • AA meetings at the church have been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus.

Hanging of the Greens
Advent season is almost here. This year we have made a sign-up sheet of what needs to be done and when it has to be done by. We are limiting the number of people being together because of Covid. Please try to adhere to no more than four. You will also need to decide when you want to meet to decorate.  If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Lyles at 248-634-4610.


Poinsettia Memorials
The Worship Team is selling Poinsettias for Christmas. They will be displayed Dec. 12th through Dec. 25th at which time you may take them home.If you would like to remember a loved one this season, please fill out the form indicating a single for $15 or double for $25. Then indicate who they are in remembrance of.


Adopt-A-Family Mission
We are doing our annual Christmas Adopt-A-Family Mission again, this year. The gift tags are on the board in the narthex. Each tag will include the person’s first name and type of gifts including sizes. Please wrap your gift and put the tag on it. Return to the church no later than Sunday December 19th. Thank you in advance for helping this family.


Come to church and get a mask with our logo. Spread the word, not the virus.

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
  Halloween "Trick or Treat Outreach"
Sunday, October 31, 2021
An Archive of "Pictures of Events" can be found
by clicking on this link.
 
Fund Raising

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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!     

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.

 


Prayers of Comfort ...

  • For all those who have been deeply affected by the tragic Oxford High School shooting, especially the families and friends of the four students who were killed, the students and the teacher who were injured, and for the 15-year-old sophomore who is currently in custody.
  • For the family of Betty Striggow (Penny Schettling's mother) who passed to the Greater Life on Tuesday at the age of 96.  Please r

Prayers of Joy ...

  • We are overjoyed that Rev. Brooke is able to be here in person.
  • Mandie Banks’ grandma is doing well and came home from the hospital last week after her surgery to remove bile duct stones.

Prayers of Concern ...

  • For those who are suffering from natural and man-made disasters.
  • 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: Mark Hubbard (a very good friend of the Banks family) who is in ICU with COVID and a stroke; Josh Banks, who has been exposure to COVID at work; Mandie Bank’s mom, who is still having back pain and constant bladder issues since her surgery two weeks ago; Chris Rigdard (Pastor Brooke’s husband) who has COVID; Frank Kasparek (Jan Bradshaw’s brother in law) who contracted COVID several weeks ago; Barb Brown (concerning nodules on her lungs); Steve in FL (Friend of Cathy & Bob Killewald) who has stage 4 bladder cancer; Debbie Mikolowski (Penny Schettling's sister), who is battling cancer and having a difficult time; George Dzahristos (a friend of Randy Cook’s) who has suffered an aneurysm in his brain and has a long recovery; Mary Renico who continues with wound treatment; Melinda (Elizabeth Kici’s daughter), who was diagnosed with breast cancer and is undergoing treatment; Jim Pelton, who has Lewy Body Dementia and in decline; Diana (friend of Cathie Killewald) who is facing health issues with her lungs and continues with medical tests; Mandie Banks who has not been feeling well and is going through medication adjustments for Lupus;  Mandie’s mom, Laura, who is recovering from back surgery on November 16; Jim Killewald (Bob & Cathie’s son) who has a lot of pain; ongoing prayers for Hadleigh Banks, Keaton Banks who still is having kidney issues and will be on medication for six months; Fran Olson and Terry & Julie Parish.
  • 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 during these difficult times.

Prayer Requests from the Presbytery ...

  • Prayers for family of loved ones of the Rev. Alec Brooks who passed to the larger life last month at the age of 101. Alec was the longest standing member of our presbytery.
  • Prayers for Rev. Peter Russell, Honorably Retired, who is residing at Abbey Park in Grand Blanc. His health has declined recently.
  • 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:

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.

Missions

In the beginning"In The Beginning" Baby Pantry Is Open Once Again
“In the Beginning” Baby Pantry will be open once again at the Holly Presbyterian Church on 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon. There will be clothing, diapers, and toiletries available for children.

Masks are required for entry.

If you would like to help, please see Cathy or Donna.


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
Monthly Prayer Letter


 

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.