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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 Worship Services outdoors in the church parking lot, and Communion service, will be Sunday, February 7.

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.


Rev. Glenn Grant
Pastor of Kirkridge Presbyterian Church,
Grand Blanc, MI
January 24
Worship Service Video



Rev. Dawn Russell
Pastor of Linden Presbyterian Church,
Linden, MI
January 24
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, January 24
    • 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.
    • Session ZOOM meeting -- 7:00 p.m.
  • 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 -- Christmas Day
    • 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, January 31
    • 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.

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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.


 
Have a Joyous New Year.

Prayers of Comfort ...

  • For the family and friends of Gerry Buccellato (friend of Sherry McLaughlin) who helped in the food pantry at St. Rita Catholic Church.
  • For the family and friends of Gary Pike (friend of Karen Haneline), and his wife and daughter. Gray passed away suddenly January 16.
  • For the family and friends of AJ Turner, a longtime resident of Davisburg and a longtime friend of Sherry McLaughlin and Walter and Barbara Brown.
  • For the family and friends of Gloria Buchanan (sister-in-law of Kathleen Howe) who passed away suddenly from a heart attack.  Buck Buchanan (Gloria’s husband and Kathleen’s brother) had just completed his last day of quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19.  Gloria had tested negative for COVID, but a number of her family-- including her mother who is in her 90's-- have tested positive, so it is difficult for them to be together at this time of sorrow.
  • For the family and friends of John Schettling (Tom Schettling’s cousin).

Prayers of Praise ...

  • Laura Nash (Mandie Banks’ mother) does not have a mass on her kidney.

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: Jimmie Pernell (friend of Gerry Jackson) who is fighting cancer; Gerry Jackson, who has squamous carcinoma that must be removed; Mary Renico who also has found a squamous; Debbie Mikolowski (Penny Schettling's sister), who is having health issues; Jim Smith (Mandie Banks grandpa), who is in Hospice; Josh Banks (Mandie’s husband), who has a herniation and tear in a couple discs; Kim Nash (Mandie’s aunt), as she waits for test results for possible cancer; Rev. Glenn Grant, who has COVID-19; Gloria Buchanan's whose mother tested positive for COVID-19; Laura Nash (Mandie Banks' mother) who has kidney stones; Guy Jones (Amy Colegrove Jones' husband) had two stents on January 11;  Burt Brown (friend of Karen Haneline) who had a stroke and is confined to a wheelchair; Fran Olson is at Carlee’s and receiving therapy and Jesse is home to recover and receive therapy in the coming weeks; 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; Charlotte Tinker-Bryant (friend of Sherry McLaughlin) is continuing chemo treatments but getting stronger each day; 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; Jan Owens (Rev. Sharlyn Gate's sister); William Woodard (Rev. Fred Gates’ grandson). And continuing prayers for Hadleigh Banks, Jim Pelton, and Linda Burns.
  • 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 ...

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.