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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

Mark Your Calendars for the Advent Season Worship Services at the Holly Presbyterian Church.

Due to pandemic, the Holly Presbyterian Church will hold its Advent Worship Services outdoors this year in the
church parking lot to avoid the close personal contact of services held within the church building.

Rev. Dawn Russell -- from the Linden Presbyterian Church and the moderator of our Session – will conduct the worship service,
including serving Communion.  We will use a short-range FM radio transmitter
to send her words directly to the radios in our cars, where we can safely stay warm and listen to the services.
A speaker will also be used for those who prefer to listen from outside their cars.

Communion will be served on Sunday, December 6.  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.

After the worship services, members can have fellowship with other members,
but masks and social distancing requirements will be strictly enforced if they leave their cars.

The Worship Service schedule for the Advent services is as follows:
Sunday, December 6, at 2:00 p.m. (Communion will be served.)
Sunday, December 13, at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 20, at 2:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, at 5:00 p.m.

 
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
November 29
Worship Service Video



Rev. Dawn Russell
Pastor of Linden Presbyterian Church
Linden, MI
November 29
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, December 6 -- Second Sunday of Advent
    • 2nd Sunday of Advent at the Holly Presbyterian Church
      • The Worship Service will be held in the church's parking lot at 2:00 p.m. and will use an FM transmitter so you can listen to the service while staying safely in your car.
      • Guest speaker will be Rev. Dawn Russell, pastor of Linden Presbyterian Church.
      • Communion will be served. You may bring your own bread and juice, or use a small cup with juice and a wafer that the church will provide.
      • Face masks and social distancing will be required if you leave your car to visit.
    • 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
  • 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
    • 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, December 13 -- Third Sunday of Advent
    • 3rd Sunday of Advent at the Holly Presbyterian Church
      • The Worship Service will be held in the church's parking lot at 2:00 p.m. and will use an FM transmitter so you can listen to the service while staying safely in your car.
      • Guest speaker will be Rev. Dawn Russell, pastor of Linden Presbyterian Church.
      • Face masks and social distancing will be required if you leave your car to visit.
    • 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.
      • 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.

annimated crossDiscretionary Fund
We were unable to host the Ambassadors concert this year. They always tell us to keep the money donated at that concert to help those in need. It goes to our discretionary fund. If you are looking to help people, here is your opportunity.

Please make your check payable to HPC and in the memo section write Discretionary Fund. Bring your donations to a parking lot service, or mail to HPC, 207 E. Maple St., Holly, MI 48442.


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This year we are donating money to Holly Area Youth Assistance (which help Holly Area) for our Adopt-A-Family. This is the best way to do it with Covid-19. Therefore, you won’t need to go out, which will keep you safe too.

Please make your check payable to HPC and in the memo section write Adopt a Family. This will be the last week we will collect. Bring your donations to a parking lot service, or mail to HPC, 207 E. Maple St., Holly, MI 48442.


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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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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 .


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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

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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.


 
Please pray for those who suffer.

Prayers of Joy ...

  • We lift prayers of thanks for the safe arrival of Parker Michael Davis, born November 8 to parents Katie and Eric Davis.  He weighed 9 lbs 4 oz, 22" long. Katie and baby are doing fine.  Laura and Brian Parker are the proud grandparents. Congratulations to the entire Parker family!
  • Donna Miller is home from rehab after recovering from pneumonia and Covid-19.

Prayers of Comfort ...

  • For Rev. Dawn Russell, pastor of Linden Presbyterian Church and the moderator of our session, and her family on the passing of her father;
  • For the family and friends of Kay Vander Kuy, who went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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: Pej (Vicki and Jim Lyle’s daughter Janet); Lynn (Vicki Lyle’s sister) has been in the hospital since last Tuesday with a cellulitis infection in her leg; Guy Jones (husband of Amy Colegrove Jones), who had a heart attack and will have triple bypass surgery in the coming weeks; Perry and Amanda (friends of Laura and Brian Parker), who have COVID-19; Bob and Cathie Killewald, who were both diagnosed with COVID-19; Burt Brown (friend of Karen Haneline), has finally received a heart transplant; Fran Olson, who is in the Neuro ICU at Genesys after multiple seizures and apparently a brain bleed; Terry Parish, Josh Banks, who was injured at work last week; George McLaughlin (Sherry McLaughlin’s brother-in-law) and Cheryl and Darryl Poole (Sherry McLaughlin’s sister-in-law and brother-in-law) who all have COVID-19, and for protection for Tim McLaughlin (Sherry's husband) and Sherry; Pat McGoldric (Elizabeth Kici’s neighbor); Lisa Martin's mother who is battling cancer; Emily Martin; John Schettling (Tom Schettling's cousin); three of Karen Haneline's co-workers who are battling cancer; Charlotte Tinker-Bryant (friend of Sherry McLaughlin) who is battling cancer; Norm and Char Clement; Sue Polack (Sherry McLaughlin's sister-in-law); Kim Watkins (Laura Parker’s sister in law) who is recovering from injuries caused by an electrical accidental; Jim Killewald (Bob & Cathie’s son); Hadleigh Banks; 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 ...

Past Members

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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
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The Iobst Family
"Operation Transit" Newsletter

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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.