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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

Regular 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.
  • "The Gathering Place for Kids" Sunday School -- 11:00 a.m.


  • Church Office -- 248-634-9494
  • Pastor:
    • Office -- 248-634-9494
    • Cell -- 248-390-0378


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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, our pastor, Rev. Dr. Sharlyn DeHaven Gates, or our Website manager, Walter Brown.


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Prayers of the People
"Shouting Stones"
Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
From Palms to Passion Sunday
April 14

"Stuck in Fear"
Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
5th Sunday in Lent
April 7

Archive of Worship Service Videos
and Sermon Transcripts:

Click here to access the
Holly Presbyterian Church's
Worship Service video archive
on our YouTube Channel

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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.


Church News

Happenings at Holly Presbyterian Church

He Is Risen

  • Sunday, April 21 - Easter Sunday
    • No Adult Sunday School
    • Fellowship & Coffee -- 10:30 a.m
    • Children's Sunday School -- 11:00 a.m.
    • Worship -- Easter Sunday & Confirmation Day (Child care provided) -- 11:00 a.m.
      • Scripture Lessons:
        • The Acts of the Apostles: Acts 10:34-43
        • The Gospel: Luke 24:1-12
      • Sermon: "He is Not Here!" Rev. Dr. Sharlyn Gates
    • AA meeting (Community Room) -- 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday
    • Office is closed
    • Pastor is not available
    • 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.
    • Pastor is available for appointments, pastoral calls, or counseling
    • Friends with Needs Outreach (Fellowship Hall) -- 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.
    • Pastor is available for appointments, pastoral calls, or counseling
    • Friends with Needs Outreach -- 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Presbyterian Women's and Presbyterian Men's Wednesday Evening Bible Studies (Simon Peter study concludes) -- 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.
    • Pastor is not available
    • Friends with Needs Outreach -- 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday
    • Office is closed
    • Pastor is not available
    • "In The Beginning" Baby Pantry -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday
    • Office is close
  • Sunday, April 28
    • Adult Sunday School -- 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    • Fellowship & Coffee -- 10:30 a.m
    • Children's Sunday School -- 11:00 a.m.
    • Worship (Child care provided) -- 11:00 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.

Rev SharlynRev. Sharlyn’s Retirement Party Sunday, April 28
We will be having a retirement party for Rev. Sharlyn on Sunday, April 28, after worship. Please plan to attend this joyous occasion.


crossAnnual Flower Fundraiser
Ready to plant some annual flowers? Or hang some flower baskets?
We are excited to announce you can get your flowers here at a good price. Tell all your friends to order from us as well. Order slips are available in the bulletin or see Bob Killewald. Monies earned will go towards payment of the snow plowing. Deadline to order is April 28th. Flowers come in Sunday, May 12th (Mother’s Day).

"New Generation Seniors of Holly"
There is a copy of the special activities for the "New Generation Seniors of Holly" for April through August available on the table in the narthex. For more information call 248.634.1758.

Karl Richter Community Center, 300 East Street, Holly, MI

Activities schedule:

1st, 2nd & 4th Thursdays:
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. -- Cards, Board Games, Socializing, and Coloring

3rd Thursday:
12:00 p.m. -- Potluck and Bingo 25 cents a card (max 4 cards)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Cards
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Board Games

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 this Christmas Season and bring in can goods and non perishables. Items can be placed in the collection tote in the Narthex.

HPC logoExploring Membership
If you are interested in joining The Holly Presbyterian Church, please talk to Rev. Sharlyn Gates, or contact the church office by calling 248-634-9494 or sending an email to office@hollypc.org.


Church Life

Pictures And Videos Of Events At
The Holly Presbyterian Church


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.


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.


Prayers of Concern ...

  • Prayers for Revs. Sharlyn and Fred Gates as they move to Williamston;
  • For strength, renewal, and healing for: Janice Jackson (Gerry’s mom), Tom House (Margaret House’s son), Jake Vedeer (Kenzie Nash's friend), Darrell Strickler (Kathleen Howe's brother-in- law), Debbie Russell, Norm & Charlene Clement, Lisa Martin, Fran Olson, Joe Watkins (Laura Parker 's brother), Cindy Glenn (Elizabeth Kici's granddaughter 's mother-in-law), Helen Timko (Penny Schettling's friend), Joan Davis, Hadleigh Banks, Jim Pelton, Linda Larmon & Susan Houghton (Mandie Banks' aunts), Linda Burns, Jan Owens (Rev Sharlyn's sister), Diane Scubiak (step granddaughter of Elizabeth Kici), Tammy Vally (neighbor of Elizabeth Kici), Denny & Beverly Glass (Elizabeth Kici's friend's daughter), and William Woodard (Rev Fred Gates grandson);
  • Prayers of comfort for the family and friends of Ron Schram (including wife Marge, daughter Julie Parish and Mary Renico);
  • For our members who are home bound, or in care facilities;
  • For those serving, or who have served, in our military;
  • For those who are suffering from natural and man-made disasters;
  • For our country, its leaders and for world peace in a troubled time;
  • And for our church, our pastor, our interim pastor, and the pastor coming to lead us into the future.

Prayer Requests from the Presbytery ...

  • Prayers of comfort for the family and friends of Pat Neuville, wife of retired Pastor Don Neuville;
  • Prayers for Elder Linda Living-Hawley, Commissioned Ruling Elder of Tyrone Community Church.
  • Prayers for the Rev. Desiree Lawson and husband Anthoy, who are moving to Boston.
  • Prayers for the Presbytery's Mission Co-Workers:
    • The Rev. Cathy Chang and family who are serving in the Philippines;
    • Michael and Rachel Ludwig, our Mission Co-Workers who are serving in Niger.


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 SchoolChildren's Sunday School
Children's Sunday School will meet from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. in the "Gathering Place" in the basement. We will continue our adventure and learn about Simon Peter just like the adults.

2019 Adult Sunday SchoolAdult Sunday School Class
The Adult Sunday School class meets at 9:30 a.m. in the "Community Room” and is now studying “Jesus and His Jewish Influence.” 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 what Jesus’ teachings and sayings 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 treats provided; bring your own water or coffee.)

Bible study

crossPresbyterian Women's and Presbyterian Men’s Wednesday Evening Bible Study -- 7:00 p.m.
Beginning Wednesday, March 13th, and throughout Lent, we will be studying the book "Simon Peter,” by Adam Hamilton.  We will meet in the sanctuary to watch the video and then dismiss and go to the Fellowship Hall to have our discussion.

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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



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" will normally be open on the second and fourth Fridays of each month, and the third Saturday. The upcoming dates are:

  • Friday, April 26 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 10 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 18 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 24 -- 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, April 7,
will be available for pick up Sunday, April 14.

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Do you shop on Amazon?
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!

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