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.

View a Google Map to our church here.

Learn more about Northern Lakes Community Church, its history and mission in this 13-minute video.


Sunday Morning

8 a.m. – Lake Service at Taylor Park

  • Casual Lakefront service on Long Lake with Campfire style music. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on.

10 a.m. – Praise Worship Service

  • Infants and parents supervised nursery
  • Ages 4-7 Children in Worship program and supervised play
  • Ages 7 and up Bible Life curriculum

11:30 a.m. – Sunday School for all ages (September–May)

Tuesday Afternoon

1 p.m. – Worship at The Village at Bay Ridge, 3848 Silver Lake Rd., in the craft room, just outside the central elevators.


  • Small Groups
  • Adult Ministries/Classes
  • Youth Group activities
  • Vacation Bible School (K through 6th grade)


NLCC rents its building to for- and not-for-profit groups for weddings, showers, family events, even ongoing business space.
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Weekly E-Bulletin

Listen to the latest sermon:
September 16 – Sermon by the Rev. Arthur VanEck – Jesus Cares – Psalms 91, Matthew 23:1-15, 23-26, 37

Sunday School

Sunday School for adults and children begins after church each Sunday, at 11:30 a.m.

The adult class will begin with a 6-week session entitled “How To Do Church, According to Paul,” and will focus on themes from 1 Corinthians.

Elementary Challenge

Our youth group for elementary students and their entire families meets the third Sunday of each month. We eat meals together, share in a Bible activity and do a fun activity or service project. In the coming months we will have a video conference with our missionary in Haiti, hike in the woods and more.

Moving Ahead

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


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In cases of extreme weather, NLCC will cancel worship services.
Current Status: OPEN

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