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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 has suspended all Worship Services until further notice.  The following Worship Services were broadcast via the Internet from another church within the Presbytery of Lake Huron, or a guest speaker, during these difficult times.


Rev. Glenn Grant
Pastor of Kirkridge Presbyterian Church,
Grand Blanc, MI
July 12
Worship Service Video


Rev. Dawn Russell
Pastor of Linden Presbyterian Church
Linden, MI
July 12
Worship Service Video




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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

  • Sunday, July 12
    • Adult Sunday School has been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus
    • Sunday Worship Services -- Worship Services are streamed live from other churches within the Presbytery of Lake Huron each Sunday morning from their FaceBook pages and are archived on the Pastor’s Page and Worship Service Archive pages.
      • Special Holly Presbyterian Church "Worship In the Park" Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.
        We are planning to do "Worship in the Park" again this year on July 12, at 10:00 a.m.  We will be meeting outdoors at our usual location (Lakeside Park in Holly), but this year there will be some differences. Please see below for details.
      • Kirkridge Presbyterian Church: 8070 S. Saginaw St, Grand Blanc, with Rev. Glenn Grant
    • AA meetings at the church have been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus
  • Monday
    • Office is closed until furthter 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 furthter 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 furthter 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 furthter 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 furthter 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, July 19
    • Adult Sunday School has been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus
    • Due to the coronavirus, all Worship services in the Holly Presbyterian Church's building have been suspended until further notice
    • Sunday Worship Services --
    • Worship Services will be streamed live from other churches within the Presbytery of Lake Huron on FaceBook or YouTube. Keep watching here for more information and links.
    • AA meetings at the church have been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus

Special Holly Presbyterian Church "Worship In the Park," Sunday, July 12
We are planning to do "Worship in the Park" again this year on July 12, at 10:00 a.m.  We will be meeting outdoors at our usual location (Lakeside Park in Holly), but this year there will be some differences:

  • We will be using the larger pavilion this year, located to the east of the smaller pavilion we normally use.
  • Masks will be required.  We will have some spare masks available, but please bring your own mask if you have one.
  • There will be no singing during worship service. (Singing greatly increases the chances of spreading the virus if someone is infected and doesn't know it.)
  • We will be seated with at least six feet distance between each household group.
  • If possible, bring your own lawn chairs.
  • Please bring your own lunch and beverage; we will NOT have a potluck meal.
  • We do not know if the rest rooms will be open. You might want to avoid using them even if they are available.

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.


"Summer Fun" Outreach
The Outreach Team is gathering items for "Summer Fun" 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 of which are teens.  This project is a replacement for the “Easter Bags” that were canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

We are currently assembling bags of items, which will be given to the teens.  Here is a list of what is needed and can be purchased at the Dollar Store:

  • Deodorant
  • Socks
  • Little games
  • Playing cards
  • Crossword puzzle books
  • Gum
  • All kinds of candy
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Shaving cream
  • Shaving blades
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Shampoo
  • Cream rinse
  • Nail files
  • Hairbrushes/combs
  • Wash cloths
  • Kleenex
  • Body wash soap

We will collect these items when the church reopens,
and we are back together.


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.


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 .


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.


 

 

 

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: Sue Polack (Sherry McLaughlin's sister-in-law), Gary (friend of Karen Haneline), Bob Gibson, Jen (Scott Studer’s wife and Judy Studer’s daughter-in-law), Kim Watkins (Laura Parker's sister in-law), Fran Olson, Rick Bugryski (Margaret Perry’s bother-in-law) and his wife Susan, Beth Dryer, Margaret House, Shar Hecht, Stan Iobst (Allan’s dad), Jim Killewald (Bob & Cathie’s son), 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 pastor who is coming to lead us.

Prayer Requests from the Presbytery ...

  • Peace and comfort for the families of who passed away:  Mark Spencer husband of Linda Spencer from Deckerville first, Pam Brackbill wife of Rev. Tom Brackbill from Alma First, Marquietta Davis former staff member of the Presbytery, Donald Percy Sr, father-in-law of Stacy Percy, Presbytery Staff member.
  • Prayers for Elder Don Wixson, Commissioned Ruling Elder of Vassar-First, who is being treated for cancer.
  • Prayers of joy for Rev. Ken Hetzel, retired, who has been proclaimed cancer free.
  • 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

Church Life

Pictures And Videos Of Events At
The Holly Presbyterian Church

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
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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

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.