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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
“Sinners, Shepherds, and Joy”
Rev. Don Neuville
September 15

“How Much Are You Willing to Give,”
The Rev. Jean Munro
September 8


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Church News

Happenings at Holly Presbyterian Church

  • September 22 -- Kickoff Sunday
    • Adult Sunday School -- 9:30 a.m.
    • "Diving into Gratitude" Coffee Hour -- 10:30 a.m.
    • Worship (Child care provided) -- 11:00 a.m.
      • Gathering Place for Kids Sunday School -- 11:15 a.m.
      • Gospel Lesson: 1 Timothy 2:1-7
      • Sermon: “Pray for All,” Julianne Princinsky, EdD, Elder
    • 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.
  • 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.
    • Men’s & Women’s Bible Study -- 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.
    • Creative Spirits Team Meeting -- 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 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
    • "In The Beginning" Baby Pantry -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday
    • Office is close
  • September 29
    • 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 -- 11:15 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.


Annimated crossWelcome Julianne T. Princinsky
We welcome this morning Julianne T. Princinsky, EdD, retired President of Baker College of Flint, completed 38 years within the Baker College System following a short career in retail management.  An Elder at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Davison, MI, and former Commissioned Lay Pastor, Julianne continues to serve as Pulpit Supply in the Presbytery of Lake Huron.

Thomas Princinsky, retired Deputy Superintendent of Genesee Intermediate School District, and “Julie” celebrated 51 years of marriage in July 2019.  They have 3 adult married children and 7 wonderful grandchildren, ages 11 to 20.


Diving into GratitudeSeptember 22nd - Kick-Off Sunday
This year our church-wide theme is "Diving into Gratitude.” Our key scripture is Colossians 3:16:  "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."  This will be the underlying theme for Worship, Kid’s Sunday School and the Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies.


coffee hourFellowship & Coffee Hour Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Fellowship & Coffee hour is back at 10:30 a.m. Your help is needed to sign up to bring treats and help get the coffee made. You would need to come in at 10:00 a.m. Please see the sign-up sheet to see when you can help.


From the Care Team (Jan received this note from Charlene & Norm Clement)
"Hi everyone, we are making slow but sure progress.  Norm continues to use his wheelchair and has strong arm muscles.  I help him in and out of bed.  Thank goodness for gait belts and slide boards!  Our cousin’s wife in Pennsylvania is a RN and agrees that the gait belt and slide board are very helpful. We hope that we will be able to return church soon."

"Love to all our church friends,
Charlene and Norm"


work dayWorkday at Holly Presbyterian Church Saturday, October 5th, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Randy Cook is leading this. Take a good look around and see what we need to do so we can get a list together. Donuts and coffee will be served.


Comfort Circle starts back up on Saturday, October 5th, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Senior Luncheon with speaker at Davisburg United Methodist Church, October 5th
The Davisburg United Methodist Church has invited all our seniors to attend a luncheon on Saturday, October 5th, at 12 p.m. A guest speaker will be talking about phone and email scams. Please call the office -- 248.634.3373 -- and give your name and how many will be attending or go to their Website and at the top click on EVENTS and complete. This is a free event.


Rummage & Bake SaleRummage & Bake Sale will be October 10th – 12th
The Rummage & Bake Sale will be held Thursday, October 10th, through Satuday, October 12th.

Start going through your house, basement and garage for fall and winter items to donate. Donations may be brought to the church starting Sunday, October 6th, after the worship service, and then on Monday, October 7th, through Wednesday, October 9th, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Baked goods are also needed. Please bring them on Wednesday October 9th.


Snoop PartySnoop Party Saturday, October 19th, from 7 p.m - 9:00 p.m.
Mark your Calendar - Fun Times Coming Up! The Fellowship Team will be hosting a "Snoop Party" in the Fellowship Hall. This is a fun evening playing a gift exchange game that requires a "white elephant" unwrapped "gift" in a brown grocery bag, or, you could choose to buy something under $5.00. Also, bring an appetizer or something to snack on. Beverages will be provided.

If you've never played before, come anyway ... and bring a friend. Card tables will be needed, so if you have one, please bring it. Any questions contact Roberta Single at 248-634-4360.


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.

 


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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: Joe Watkins (Laura Parker's brother), 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), Jim Pelton, Linda Burns, Jan Owens (Rev Sharlyn's sister), and William Woodard (Rev Fred Gates grandson);
  • For peace and comfort for the family of Elmer Masingell (Penney Schettling’s step father);
  • For peace and comfort for the family of Cathy Bethune Judd (Barb Brown’s cousin);
  • 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;
  • And for our church, our future transitional pastor, and our future pastor who are coming to lead us.

Prayer Requests from the Presbytery ...

  • And 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

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Sunday SchoolGathering Place for Kids Children's Sunday School -- 11:15 a.m. (Starting Sunday, September 22)
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.


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2019 Adult Sunday SchoolAdult Sunday School Class -- 9:30 a.m. (Starting Sunday, September 22)
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.)


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Bible studyPresbyterian Women's and Presbyterian Men’s Wednesday Evening Bible Studies -- 7:00 p.m. (Starting Wednesday, September 25)
Each Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. the women and men will meet separately for a time of prayer, study and discussion.  The groups will begin with Colossians 3:1-17 discussing the Apostle Paul's letter to the church at Colosse in which he stresses the power and glory of Christ and instructs the church on Christian life. 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, September 27 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 11 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 25 -- 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.