"Paint out Pain" event

Hollydale United Methodist Church is exciting to be hosting a “Paint Out Pain” event in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness, lead by Janie Deadwyler on Saturday, October 13th from 1pm-4pm. There is limited space, so get your tickets early!

P.O.P. "Paint Out Pain" will help you see what you are blinded by and release the hurt of emotional, verbal, mental and psychological abuse. Finally release these emotions in a creative way and freeing atmosphere. LIMITED SPACE: GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY BY: OCTOBER 8, 2018. A link with further details is below.


Special Weekend of Music @ Hollydale

You and your family and friends are invited to enjoy a Special Weekend of Music at Hollydale UMC!


Southern Gospel, Bluesy Rock & Traditional


Friday, August 17th @ 7pm

Southern Gospel with Tom Moore

Saturday, August 18th @ 7pm

Traditional with Ralph Freeman

Sunday, August 19th @ 11am Worship Service


Musical Guests: Tom Moore & Ralph Freeman   /  Speakers: Ashley Smith (Sun.)

“Give me Oil in my Lamp!”  We never want to be lamps without oil!  Join together for this time to hear music and testimony and remember the Lord's grace & goodness! 

Come, let your lamp be filled with the oil of the Lord!  May the light of Christ shine brightly in and through you for all the world to see!  Let Him set your feet & heart to dancing!  

If someone you know wants to share a solo, a song set or a testimony, please have them text Pastor April at 678.571.7818 or email to aprilellisellis@gmail.com.

Come out and be blessed!




Hollydale UMC Spaghetti Fundraiser!!!

Come join us this Sunday, August 12th, for a Spaghetti luncheon fundraiser

Lunch will be served immediately after our service.

Suggested Donation - $6/Adult and $3/child

Donations collected will be directed to general funds with special emphasis on pension & insurance.

We look forward to seeingeveryone at our Hollydale UMC Café

Don’t forget to bring a friend – or two – or more!!!

Special Weekend of Music

 “OIL FOR OUR LAMPS” Special Weekend of Music, August 17 (7-8pm), 18 (7-8pm) & 19 (11am)!  Southern Gospel, Bluesy Rock & Traditional.

Musical Guests: Tom Moore, Buddy Causey  - Speakers: Buddy Causey (Sat.), Ashley Smith (Sun.)

“Give me Oil in my Lamp!”  We never want to be lamps without oil!  Join together for this time in August to hear music and testimony and remember the Lord's grace & goodness!  Come, let your lamp be filled with the oil of the Lord!  May the light of Christ shine brightly in and through you for all the world to see!  Let Him set your feet & heart to dancing!  

You and your friends and family are invited to enjoy a Special Weekend of Music in August at Hollydale UMC!  If someone you know wants to share a solo, a song set or a testimony, please have them text me.  Come out and be blessed!  Let God set your feet & heart to dancing!  

Light refreshments and coffee will be provided after each service.

Friday, August 17 from 7-8PM

Saturday, August 18 from 7-8PM

Sunday, August 19 from 11AM - Noon

Hollydale UMC
2364 Powder Springs Road
Marietta, Georgia 30064


In His Service,
April Briant (Ellis)


Hollydale is going to the Camp Meeting this Sunday night!


 This Sunday evening, July 15, at 7:30 PM our D.S. has invited us all to Marietta Campground located at 2300 Roswell Road, Marietta just across Roswell Road from East Cobb United Methodist Church.  This is the first Sunday evening of their 2018 annual Camp Meeting and they have designated it as the ‘Atlanta-Marietta District Night’.  We are to be their honored guests. 

I used to stay the week often at Camp Meeting in PA with my Uncle Ted and his family.  It is a tradition that goes back to when Methodism first came to this country before the Revolutionary War.  

 The D.S. shares his thoughts on it in the following paragraphs:

 What is important is that we gather to share in this wonderful ministry tradition located within the bounds of our district.  It is our opportunity to share our connection with each other through an instrument of ‘revival’ that God has used across the years to renew God’s church and to reach the world for Christ.

The word ‘respect’ (re-spicere) literally means ‘to look again’.  The journey of God’s people across time is full of moments when God renewed and reached a deeper place in people’s souls.  Various instruments, some that became traditions, God has used…Camp Meeting, a time to step aside focus intently on matters of the soul, has been such an instrument.  I ‘respect’ the movement of God’s Spirit across the years and will ‘look again’ for the wind of that Spirit this Sunday evening. 

Let’s support this ministry of our district and wait togetherfor the Spirit of God.  “…those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31) 

 In His Service

Pastor April

Spring Yard Sale April 21st


.If you have item you want to donate to the Hollydale  booth, please bring them to the fellowship hall and place in the box.  Contact Gail Draper at drapergirl52@gmail.com or text to 770-598-3225 with any questions.  Thank you.

Hollydale United Methodist Church is having a Community Spring Cleaning Yard Sale!
Saturday, April 21st – 8am to 1pm

Spaces are available for $25 for you to bring all the items you don’t need or want and make a little extra money.

Start gathering your stuff now! 

There will be raffles every hour, cake walk and old fashion lemonade stand. 

Lots of fun for everyone!  Come and join us!

Proceeds will go to support the church’s ministries

For details and to reserve a space, please contact Gail Draper @ drapergail52@gmail.com


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