Truck To Houston - Food & Help For Hurricane Hit Families

I just found out that Pastor Roberto has secured a whole truck load of food from Atlanta Food Bank! Praise the Lord!  AFB is donating it to the Houston area.  This Sunday after the 11am service, the Powder Springs Hispanic community is hosting a luncheon to raise money to pay a truck driver to drive the food to Houston.  All are invited.

Additionally, if anyone wants to go to help the community of Houston, there is a group going from Thursday to Sunday of next week.  Contact Pastor April if you want to go.

If you want to help with supplies for those going, bring any of the following to Hollydale UMC this Sunday and place them under the altar.  We are collecting scrub brushes, buckets, garbage bags, gloves, soap-Dawn, Clorox bleach, shovels, paint brushes/rollers, paint pans, paint, and most of all prayers!

Pray for those suffering and families who have lost loved ones in Mexico.  Pray for those facing devastation in Puerto Rico.  May all lean upon the Savior and draw close to God.

In His Service
Pastor April


Hello, Friends,

This message is to let you know that Hollydale United Methodist Women will NOT meet tonight.

 I want to thank all of you who helped cook, prepare, serve and clean up for the Wednesday Night Supper last week on September 6!  Our Hollydale United Methodist Women are always so supportive and so generous!  Please know that you are appreciated!

I hope that you are all doing well, and I hope that you and your family did not have any storm damage or problems.  Let's pray for all who were affected by the recent storms.  

I look forward to seeing you soon.

"Rejoice in the Lord always."  Philippians 4:4

"Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you."  1 Peter 5:7

May God bless you.
Carolyn Wilson


Hollydale is having a Fall Soccer Season and we look forward to working with you and supporting our community in this outreach ministry! Listed below are upcoming activities and dates where we need your help.  Please take a look and let Pastor April know where you can serve!  Thank you.

We have ordered new soccer goals, soccer balls, and ball pumps!  Please plan to help us get them ready on Sunday, September 3rd before church, 9 - 10AM. 

FALL SOCCER SEASON - SEPT 6th to NOV. 11th (Reg. 9/6, 5-5:30PM)
Our Fall Soccer season starts September 6th and we hope that you will consider being a part of it!  We need coaches and parent greeters at every practice.  Practices will be on Wednesday (if 25 or less kids) and possibly adding Monday nights (if over 25 kids) from 5:30-6:30PM.  This season the kids will practice in 10 & over or 9 & under groups and will break out into their teams for the game days.  (If we get a large number of players and coaches, this is subject to change and go back as it was in the Spring Season.)
There will be weekly practice for one hour each week + three game day Saturdays (Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11).  Cost is $50 if new player; $30 if a continuing player (already has a uniform from an earlier 2017 season).  Registration will be in person on Wednesday, September 6th, 5-5:30PM.

We will have a soccer skills drills during our Great Day Give A Way Yard Sale on September 16th, 9am - 11am.  We will let kids attending the yard sale kick goals and dribble obstacle courses to see if they would like to sign up to play.

If you are interested to volunteer and haven't spoken to me about it yet, please plan to attend Safe Sanctuary Trainingon September 3rd and send me an email or text right away to let me know how you would like to participate (coach, assist a coach, visit with parents at practice, concession stand, field prep, purchaser for concessions).

All coaches and adult volunteers are required to take yearly Safe Sanctuary Training.  This will be given on Sunday, September 3rd from 9:30-10AM.

Thank you for your continued prayer and support.  We will conduct ourselves and this program to be instruments of the grace of Christ Jesus to these kids and families used and blessed by God to invite them into relationship with Christ and to grow in that relationship at Hollydale UMC.

In His Service,
Pastor April

Tiffany Evans' - Fundraiser and Building Days on Habitate Home Now till Aug. 26th!

Please reserve Sept. 3rd for Tiffany Evans’ “Down payment & needed household items Fundraiser”.  Tiffany will serve Chicken Alfredo, salad, and bread that Sunday after our worship services.  She welcomes any support you can provide. 

Her goal is $3,000 which will give Tiffany her down payment, pick out a new washer, dryer, beds, couch, and other needed items.  If you want to give Tiffany something towards this, it is not tax deductible, and the check should be given directly to her, not the church.

Also, any Saturday before August 26th that anyone 18 or older wants to help with building the Habitat house can now just text Tiffany at 404.883.4916 the week before and plan to be there on Saturday.  Any amount of time will make a big difference!  Come out and show the Hollydale UMC love - bring your friends & family with you!  Let them know you are from Hollydale UMC when you show up for the build!

In His Service,
Pastor April

Undie Sunday - July 30th

Start shopping now for those socks and undies! 

Our Hollydale children will be taking up an offering of children sized underwear and socks on July 30th.  The kids will be the ushers to collect the items.  These will go to bless families in need in the community near Powder Springs.

We will then bring the socks and undies to the joint Worship Service & Ice Cream Social @ 5PM at McEachern Memorial United Methodist.  The children from each church will be taking our offering up the isle at that 5pm service.  Powder Springs will distribute the offering to kids in their area who are in need.

If you won’t be available on the 30th, we will miss you at church, but you can bring in the items between now and the 30th .  Thanks!


Hello, Friends,

ALL LADIES are invited to join us on Tuesday, July 11, at 6:00 at Pasta Bella Restaurant on Austell Road for our Ladies Night Out.  

We hope that you will invite a friend and make plans to attend this evening of good food, good times, and great fellowship!!

We hope that you will plan to be there!  

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday evening at Pasta Bella!  

Please let me know if you will be attending.  You can e-mail me at to respond that you will attend.

Thank you.
Carolyn Wilson


June 26-30 - GROW Camp (Rising 1-6th grade campers) ($135/camper)

REGISTER @<> and choose "Powder Springs Area". 

Space is limited to 25 campers.

Superheros Bible Adventure Club starts next week!

It’s next week at Hollydale! 

June 19th -23rd, 9am – 12 noon.  $50/per student, Ages 5-18. 

23 kids are registered with 19 needing scholarships.  If you can help to sponsor a student, please pray about it and place your check in the offering plate, marked “Adventure Club.”  Volunteers 15 years and older are needed to help.  Please contact Pastor April at or Adventure Club Coordinator Pamela Saunders  at for details and opportunities to help. 

The great heroes of the faith come to life!   Students learn their own God-given superpower and how to use it for Christ.  Activities, fun service projects, and outdoor events.  Students will need to pack a lunch and bring a snack. 

Susan Davis

Bible Adventure Club Briefing THIS Sunday

Message from Pastor April………..

Bible Adventure Club Briefing THIS Sunday, 12:10-12:30pm, ALL WILLING TO HELP IN ANY WAY (including prayer) PLEASE ATTEND

We will see the daily plan, see a list of needed supplies, assign tasks, pray over the 24 young people who have registered, and pray over the volunteers.  Please do not miss it!!!

Bible Adventure Club happens June 19-23, 9am-noon.

UMCOR project

Hello, Friends,

We will meet on Thursday, June 8, at 6:00 at the church to prepare our UMCOR Layette Kits.

These kits will be taken to Annual Conference in Athens on June 13 so we need to get everything ready to go.

Please join us as we work together on this special project.

Visit the UMCOR website and look at the items needed for Layette kits.  There is a video that shows the exact directions for assembling the kits.

Thanks so  much to everyone for your assistance with this special mission project!!

Some of you may decide to make a monetary donation if you are not able to shop for items.

All donations are welcome!

Thank you so much for your generosity!!

Carolyn Wilson


Celebrate our Graduates

We will celebrate our graduates, both high school and college, this coming Sunday, June 4th, with a reception immediately following church.  If anyone would like to bring a dish to share, they are invited to do so.  The church will provide sandwich fixins /cold cut wraps, chips, cake and lemonade.  Please bring cards and congratulations for each graduate! Below are our graduates to celebrate!

 Charlie Hardage (high school)

Gavin Pryce (high school)

Hope Ellis (high school)

Kylie Parrish (high school)

Aubrey Spivey (college)

Hollydale Events and Summer Camps

June 1-2 (Thurs-Fri) - Local Missions Service Camp @ Hollydale UMC.

(All ages! Join our local mission team. Paint outdoor chapel, organize storage rooms, etc..)  REGISTER in person at the church Wednesdays at 6pm or Sundays at 10am

June 4 (Sunday) – Senior Sunday!  Email bio including pic of our graduating seniors to Pastor.  Reception after church!  Bring a dish to share & a card for each senior!.

June 5 – 9 (Mon – Fri) – 7AM – 6PM, Christian Professional Performing Arts Academy – Professional instruction in voice, piano, drums, dance, & theater. ($150/camper) REGISTER in person at the church Wednesdays at 6pm or Sundays at 10am or online at<> under event tab.  Must register by May 30.

June 10 (Sat) – 11AM Theater Production by the Christian Professional Performing Arts Academy Students (Drums, Piano, Dance, Voice, Theater) Fundraiser Ticket, $10/adult, $5/kids Buy tickets at the door.

June 19-23 (Mon – Fri) Bible Adventure Club + ASP until 4pm @ Hollydale UMC, 9am-12pm ($50 per camper)+ asp available until 4pm for additional $95 which includes outings to bowl, bumper cars, hike Kennesaw Mtn, a movie day, ice cream on Marietta Square, etc.

REGISTER in person at the church Wednesdays at 6pm or Sundays at 10am

June 26-30 - GROW Camp (Rising 1-6th grade campers) ($135/camper)REGISTER @<> and choose "Powder Springs Area".  Space is limited to 25 campers.

Bishop's Special Offering @ Annual Conference

The North Georgia United Methodist Annual Conference is just around the corner (June 13-15) and as in past years, the Bishop chooses a special mission or fund to support and request that churches join in support with a one-time gift delivered at the annual conference.  For 2017, the Ministerial Education Fund (MEF) has been chosen.  Below is a short description of the purpose of this fund. Pastor April was a recipient of this fund while she was in seminary.  Over the next couple of Sundays, Hollydale will be taking up an offering to support the MEF and ask that you pray and consider supporting this fund with a special donation.  Please mark your checks on the stub “MEF” so we can account for it as a designated gift and place in the offering plate.  This special offering is above and beyond your normal tithes and giving and we appreciate your support.  Thank you.

The Ministerial Education Fund has helped thousands of men and women become pastoral leaders in The United Methodist Church. Chances are seminary students from your congregation or the pastor of your church was a recipient of MEF. It is nurtured and funded by United Methodists to provide scholarships to seminary and undergraduate students, course-of-study for local pastors, and license to preach school.

MEF is a general church apportioned fund of which 25 percent is retained by our conference. But 100 percent of the giving to the Annual Conference Special Offering will go to United Methodist seminary and course of study students in the North Georgia Conference. 

Raising up servant leaders is part of our call to make disciples, and this call is addressed in part by our giving to the Ministerial Education Fund (MEF).

Grants from the Ministerial Education Fund help pay tuition and other costs for future clergy who will serve our churches or go on to be chaplains, teachers and missionaries. 

Happening this Sunday at Hollydale

We have our big Soccer Celebration this Sunday from 11am-1pm (worship service + lunch)!

Sunday from 1:30-3pm is the in person registration for:

  • Summer Soccer Season (May 31 - June 27)
  • Performing Arts Academy Camp (June 5-10.)  Get professional instruction in drums, piano, voice, dance, or theater. $150 cost includes registration fee. 7am - 6pm.
  • Bible Adventure Camp (June 19 - 24.)  Five Bible heroes come to life!  Act out their adventures and discover your own superpower. $50. 9am-noon.