Northern Lakes Community Church – A Presbyterian Church in Traverse City, Michigan

Welcome to the Web home of Northern Lakes Community Church, a Presbyterian church on the west side of Traverse City, Michigan. Our church is located at 5444 Herkner Road, just south of North Long Lake Road. Our phone number is (231) 935-4556.

Beginning first Sunday in October our service will begin at 10:00 am indoors.
Weather permitting:   In-person worship services are held outdoors in the back yard at 10:30 a.m. unless they are moved indoors due to inclement weather. Other activities are still suspended for now due to the COVID-19 crisis. Read our NLCC Reopening Plan here.

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This Week’s Service:

Sunday, September 27
  • Music, Scripture, Sermon and Announcements:
  • Pastor Sam’s sermon: “Twelve Baskets Full”, John 6:1-14

NEW! Weekly Online Bible Study: “What Do Jesus’ Stories Have to Do with Me?”

Participants will closely examine Jesus’ stories (especially parables) in the Gospels and explore their deeper biblical and theological meanings and understandings, which can be relevant and applicable in our own contemporary lives.

  • Zoom videoconference meeting link: us02web.zoom.us/j/82564134380
  • Session 1 (8/19): “The Parable of the Abundant Sower” (Matthew 13:1-9 & 18-23, Mark 4:1-9 & 13-20, and Luke 8:4-8 & 11-15)
  • Session 2 (8/26): “The Parable of the Kingdom of Heaven” (Matthew 13:31-34 & 44-52, Mark 4:30-32, and Luke 13:18-19)
  • Session 3 (9/2): “The Parable of the Talents” (Matthew 25.14-30)
  • Session 4 (9/9): “The Parable of the Good Samaritan” (Luke 10:25-37)
  • Session 5 (9/16): “The Parable of the Two Sons” (Luke 15:11-32)
  • Session 6 (9/23): “The Parable of the Father” (Luke 15:11-24)
  • Session 7 (9/30): “The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus” (Luke 16:19-31)
  • Session 8 (10/7): “The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard” (Matthew 20:1-16)

🙏 A reminder: even though we are not meeting in person, we still need your constant prayers and financial support to carry out all our meaningful ministries and missions for the world. Use the “Give Now” button above to make a secure donation through PayPal, or send a check to:

Northern Lakes Community Church
5444 Herkner Rd., Traverse City, MI 49685

Past Sermons:

Sunday, September 20
Sunday, September 13
Sunday, September 6
Sunday, August 30
Sunday, August 23
Sunday, August 16
Sunday, August 9

Notes to the Congregation


Taking steps to better serve God, our church family, and our community:

NLCC’s “Love Our Neighbors❣” campaign is making dry goods, canned goods, paper products and face masks available to the community via bins in front of the church. Read more and learn how you can contribute on our Announcements & Opportunities for Mission page.


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