Hello, Friends,

This is a reminder about our meeting of Hollydale United Methodist Women on Tuesday, March 20, at 6:00 at the church.  

Please note that ALL MEN AND WOMEN  are invited to this special meeting.  

Our speaker is Fred Birk who will be talking about Identity Theft.  You do not want to miss this!

Please make plans to attend our meeting.  Please bring a snack to share if possible.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

Thank you for your support of United Methodist Women.

Blessings to you.

Carolyn Wilson

Eagle Scout Project

Daniel Duke is a Life Scout with Troop 757 at Hollydale UMC and is working on his Eagle Scout project.  He shared his project with the congregation yesterday at church and what a great idea and opportunity for Calvary Children’s Home.  Below is a message from Daniel about himself and the project.  Also below are two links, one to support Daniel financially through a gofundme.com page to purchase the items he has mentioned and a link to Calvary Children’s Home that is located on Lost Mountain Road in Powder Springs.  You can also help by providing some of the materials he has listed in his message below as well as yarn for knitting & crocheting that was added last night and can bring them by the church if you would like or can contact Daniel or his mother Trisha via email and coordinate how to get the items to him. Their emails are above.  Daniel plans to put together 75 bags and the deadline is Sunday, January 21st, so please keep the timing in mind.  Please pray for Daniel and the children’s home as they work together to give these foster children something of their own.  Thank you for your prayers and consideration.



Hello and happy new year. My name is Daniel Duke, and I am a Senior in the North Cobb High School magnet program and plan to attend

Kennesaw State University for a degree in Computer Science. I joined Pack 757 in 2006 as a first grader, and am now a member of Troop 757.

I'm currently working on my BSA Eagle Project and am gathering donations for contributing to the Calvary Children’s Home in the form

of care packages for the children in transition as well as those who reside there.  My aim is to collect drawstring bags to fill with

things like Bibles, toiletries (shampoo, deodorant, sunscreen chap stick, etc.), socks, blankets, brushes, combs, umbrellas, make-up,

sunglasses, ball caps, toboggans; all of which will go into making a package each child may call their own. Other things we desire to

collect are craft supplies, balls, frisbees, and other assorted items the children can enjoy communally.

    If you are interested in a wonderful philanthropy opportunity to share or assist with my project by making a contribution of any of

these materials or similar items you think the children may benefit from having, or simply a monetary donation, it will be greatly

appreciated. To learn more about Calvary Children’s Home, visit their site athttp://www.calvarykids.org. Thanks for your consideration and

all you currently do in support of all children, their educations and future.

Sincerely, Daniel Orion Duke

Susan Davis

Project Administrator-Office/HR Manager

300 Galleria Parkway, SE, Suite 200 / Atlanta, GA 30339


Prayer Request

Please keep Nicole Keyser in your prayers.  Nicole was diagnosed a few weeks ago with MRSA which is aninfection caused by a type of staph bacteria that's become resistant to many of the antibiotics used to treat ordinary staph infections. She has experienced multiple sores throughout her body and is undergoing treatment by an infectious disease doctor.  She is healing, but has shared today that she still has some sores that keep bleeding.  Please pray for healing for Nicole and that this terrible infection is gone very soon.  Thank you. 

 Susan Davis

The Mobile Food Pantry Needs You!

Happy New Year to all!!  Our first mobile food pantry of 2018 is this Saturday, January 6th starting at 8:00 am and we need your help!  We need help to unload the truck, sort the food items and bag them up to distribute to the community.  We NEED volunteers and plastic bags!  We can't do it without you!  Please pray about supporting the food pantry.  You will be BLESSED!  Thank you.

Prayer Request

Please keep Barry Leithead in your prayers.  Barry is the 28-year old son of a former coworker and friend of mine.  Barry suffered a stroke on December 21st and is in the neuro ICU at Emory Hospital.  His parents have been told he should recover but the recovery time will take months.  Please pray for the medical team taking care of Barry and also his parents, Tad and Sue, as this has been a great shock to them.  Pray for comfort and complete healing.  Thank you.


Susan Davis

Prayer Request

 Update and message from Pastor April…….

Hello, Hollydale Family!  Thank you for praying for Miss Nita.  The doctors discovered a UTI and are working to get her hydrated enough to recieve the antiobiotics she needs interveniously.  She is in Green Tower, Room 763.  Please, whether you know her or not, stop in to see her to share the love and hope of Christ not only with our dear sister Miss Hilt but with her room mate as well.  There is no better way for folks to see who Christ is than through the love and hope that shines through each one of you!I recommend visits of 15 minutes or less as Miss Nita is tired and needs to rest.  Please take a card of encouragement to Miss Nita so she and her family will remember you visited.  Please take a card of encouragement for her room mate as well as God leads you.Thank you for your compassionate heart for Christ and the deep walk of being His disciple.  It is a joy to see!In His Service Pastor April 678.571.7818

Church Canceled December 10, 2017


Due to the weather conditions and possible road hazards tomorrow morning on many of the side roads, Hollydale will not meet for services but suggest you have church at home with your loved ones.  The Peace of Christ comes into our lives when we are still and know that God is mighty.  Meditate upon Psalm 27:14.  Tomorrow morning be still and look outside and see God's power and work.  Be still and know that it is in Christ that we rest. 

Open your Bible together and share some time in the scriptures.  Have a BLESSED Sunday!

Breakfast with Santa and Santa's Secret Shop for Kids

Please join us at Hollydale United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 2nd 9:00 am–11:30 am. We will have pancakes, visit and pictures with Santa, and a special Kid’s Secret Santa Shop where the children will be able to "shop" (no money needed) for small gifts for family, and have them wrapped and ready to give at Christmas!


We need pancake mix (the kind you only add water) and syrup for our Breakfast with Santa.  If you are able to help, please bring it to the kitchen and leave on the counter. 

We need volunteers to help make the pancakes and serve the community.

We need volunteers to help with the Secret Santa Shop.  Gail Draper is coordinating the shop, so please let her know you can help with set up, helping the kids pick out gifts, wrapping, etc. 

Her email is drapergail52@gmail.com









    • We need donations for the Secret Santa Shop.  We are looking for items such as jewelry,  picture frames, ornaments, mugs, candles, little toys,  hand towels, pot holders, small tools, knickknacks, socks , gloves, scarfs, hats, nail grooming sets, golf balls, wallets, purses ,makeup bags, coffees, teas, candy, flash lights, keep sake boxes , coasters, crafts, vases, wind chimes , garden tools, wall decor, children's books, ties, & hankies (male and female), small potted flowers , *Christmas decorations, movies,  music. Things like that. *This is the time you can re-gift items given to you that's not to your taste and clean up a little at home! 
    • Wrapping paper, ribbons & bows, tape, gift bags of all sizes and gift tags.
    • All items can be dropped off in the fellowship hall and placed on the counter in the kitchen by the refrigerator.  Please mark it "Santa’s Shop" or Gail Draper, so it’s apparent what it’s for. 
    • Share this with your family, friends & neighbors!


We thank you in advance for making the little ones so happy and boosting their self esteem! 




Opportunity to help our community through the Cobb County Police Department

Cobb County Police - "Giving the Gift of Warmth"


The Cobb County Police Department's Community Affairs Unit is excited to announce its first annual coat drive - "Giving the Gift of Warmth". The police department is asking for your support in making this project a success. The donation of your gently used coats and other winter wear (scarves, hats, and gloves) to kids and families in need is appreciated by all. Your donated items will be shared with numerous organizations throughout Cobb County. Donations can be dropped off at any of our office locations: Pct. 1 - 2380 Cobb Parkway, Kennesaw, Ga. 30152 Pct. 2 - 4700 Austell Road, Austell, Ga. 30106 Pct. 3 - 1901 Cumberland Parkway, Atlanta, Ga. 30339 Pct. 4 - 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, Ga. 30067 Pct. 5 - 4640 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs, Ga. 30127 H.Q. - 140 North Marietta Parkway, Marietta, Ga. 30060. Drop off hours for all sites: 9am-4pm. If you are unable to make a drop off donation, please call Sgt. Jeff Tatroe (Community Affairs Unit supervisor) at 770-499-3981 or email him at jeff.tatroe@cobbcounty.org for a scheduled pick-up. Let us all ensure that everyone enjoys warmth during the upcoming winter season. On behalf of Chief Mike Register and the entire Cobb County Police Department, thank you in advance for your generosity and support

The Little School at Hollydale opens Tuesday, October 31st!

Message from Pastor April……….

Beloved Church Family - Celebrate with us. The Little School at Hollydale opens Tuesday, October 31st!

Join me in praying for the teachers, the preschool students, and their families!

Invite families you know with 4 & 5 year olds to enroll in this great bilingual preK program Tuesday through Thursday mornings during the school year.  The cost is $10 per week.  A Registration form in English/Spanish is attached or you can download one from the church website at www.hollydaleumc.org.  To enroll, print and complete the form then bring it to the church or school.  Thank you.

In His Service
Pastor April

Hollydale Pumpkin Patch!

Spread the word so folks are buying their pumpkins from our Hollydale UMC Patch!  

  • Share that all the money is split between the church & the Navajo Indian Reservation in NM.

  • Share there is face painting, pumpkin carving, story time, & pumpkin painting on sight.

  • Share that on Fridays from 2-4pm there will be Pamper the Pets where the kids can come interact with animals (rabbit, turtle, dog) and help raise money for the Girl Scouts.

  • The pumpkins are reminding us of our most powerful weapon/tool for living well.  Challenge your friends, coworkers, and people you don't know standing next to you in line at the checkout to stop by and see if they can figure out what the pumpkins are reminding them to do.