Address:701 Westminster Road
Traverse City Michigan 49686
Hours:Office Hours Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Sunday Worship Times Traditional Worship 9:00 am and 10:30 am Holy Communion is served traditionally on the first Sunday of the month. neXus Worship 11:00 am (neXus is a café style worship gathering that meets in the Westminster Room Holy Communion is served weekly at the neXus worship gathering.
The Presbyterian Church of Traverse City is a dynamic and vibrant community of faith. We are a church that cares about people, in our congregation, in our community and beyond. Gathering for worship on the Lord's Day, where we enjoy excellent preaching and outstanding music, is central to our life together as we seek to serve Jesus Christ and our neighbors. Nurturing our children of all ages in faith and comforting people who suffer are essential to our ministry. In all we do, we seek to be faithful to God, who encounters us in our worship and our lives.
Our worship is God-centered and celebratory. Our mission is to serve Christ by serving our neighbors. Our ministry is inclusive and affirming of all whom the Holy Spirit has called to serve with us. Our hope is to help all God's children to know they are loved, they are of worth, and their lives have meaning.
Participating in our life together, you will find fellowship with people of all ages and a variety of programs that reflect our love for God and concern for God's creation. We are honored to have you as part of our family, whether for a Sunday, a season, or a lifetime. We've made a place for you. See you in church!
Friday, Oct. 2 4:00PM Sr. Hi Coffee Hour at BREW Saturday, Oct. 3 No Scheduled Events Sunday, Oct. 4 8:45AM 'The Wired Word' Adult Christian Education in Fellowship Hall 8:45AM The Gathering WORSHIP in the Sanctuary 9:30AM Sanctuary Choir 9:30AM Fellowship Time in the Narthex 10:00AM Traditional WORSHIP in the Sanctuary 10:00AM neXus WORSHIP in Westminster Room 10:15AM Worship Center (Pre-2nd Grade) 10:15AM Sunday School (3rd-5th Grade) 11:00AM Carol Choir 11:30AM CORE Band Practice Monday, Oct. 5 9:30AM Mom's Morning Out 6:00PM Westminster Bells 7:00PM VERSE on Tap with the neXus Band at Right Brain Brewery Tuesday, Oct. 6 Weekly Announcement Deadline 8:30AM Men's Golf at Elmbrook 9:30AM Staff Meeting 10:00AM Book Club 5:30PM Adult Ministries Committee 6:30PM Deacon Board Wed., Oct. 7 9:30AM 'Early Word' Bible Study 10:45AM Willow Cottage Hymn Sing 5:30PM Centering Prayer 5:30PM Wednesday Night Connection 5:30PM Buffet Dinner for All 5:45PM CORE Jr&Sr High Gathering & Fellowship 6:15PM CREW Club (Pre-5th Grade) 6:15PM Nursery Care 6:30PM Adult Class Offerings: - Animate: Faith - Sticky Faith -Adult Ministry Program: Cuban Pastor Yoelkis Gonzalez Visit & Program Thursday, Oct. 8 7:00AM Men's Breakfast at Campus Plaza Omelette Shoppe 10:00AM Baby Pantry 6:15PM Kirkringers 7:00PM neXus Band Rehearsal 7:30PM Sanctuary Choir Friday, Oct. 9 4:00PM Sr. Hi Coffee Hour at BREW Saturday, Oct. 10 No Scheduled Events
Church Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm
Wednesday Night Connection - A unique multi-generational program for everyone! There is a place for you here! All are welcome!
5:30-6:15pm Dinner Buffet For All Ages (Fellowship Hall) You do not have to attend dinner to take part in the programs, but it is a great way to enjoy a relaxed, family dinner once a week!
6:15-7:45pm Free Nursery Care for children under 4 years old
6:15-7:45pm CREW Club for all Preschool – 5th Grade
6:15-8:00pm CORE for JR and SR High Youth
6:30-7:45pm Adult Class & Program Offerings (see complete list below)
Adult Classes in October Every Wednesday 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Animate: Faith (Meeting Room B) – Seven big conversations about Faith with Christian Leaders, such as Brian McLaren, Lillian Daniel, Mark Scandrette, Shane Hipps, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Lauren Winner and Bruce Reyes-Chow. This adult education course imaginatively explores topics of Christianity: God, religion, Jesus, salvation, the cross, the Bible, and church. (8 week study)
Sticky Faith (Meeting Room A) – This group will join together to read the well-known book, Sticky Faith by Dr. Kara E. Powell and Dr. Chap Clark. This easy-to-read guide and video presents both a compelling rationale and a powerful strategy to show parents how to actively encourage their children’s spiritual growth so that it will stick to them into adulthood and empower them to develop a living, lasting faith. Written by authors known for the integrity of their research and the intensity of their passion for young people, Sticky Faith is geared to spark a movement that empowers adults to develop robust and long-term faith in kids of all ages. (6 week study)
Adult Ministries Programs (Westminster Room) - A different weekly presentation by a pastor, member or community friend
October 7 – Cuban Pastor Yoelkis Gonzalez: Please join us in welcoming Yoelkis Gonzalez from Guanabacoa, Cuba! Yoelkis is the guest of a Chicago Presbyterian Church and has been invited to join us for a short visit. He will be our guest speaker on Wednesday, October 7. He graduated from the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Matanzas, Cuba in 2012 and has been Pastor of Presbyterian-Reformed Church in Guanabacoa, Cuba beginning January 2013. Enjoy fellowship and dinner beginning at(time) and stay to hear Yoelkis presentation! Hear about the exciting outreach programs of his Church, the youth and Sunday School programs. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear stories from our Christian brother, and learn about his Church and his faith journey in Cuba!
October 14 – Every Second Counts: AED Info Night: Do you know what to do when a crisis occurs that involves someone’s heart? Fire Chief Tuller will help anyone not experienced know how to respond. We have an AED (automated external defibrillator) in our Narthex just for that situation. An automated external defibrillator (AED)is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardiain in a person and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm. Come see and hear from a trained professional what the proper steps and directions are in operating an AED machine and how useful it can be to a congregation member or friend.
October 21 - The Habitat for Humanity Hiawatha Land Mission Trip Experiences: Join our church’s mission team for a night of remembrances, experiences and stories. Hear about the many opportunities they had to help in the Hiawatha Land, Manistique, MI.
October 28 –FAMILY MISSION NIGHT: Operation Gratitude: This all-church event is for people of ALL ages. Let’s come together and be the handsof Jesus here within our church walls. We are going to make “Quick-Deploy” Paracord Bracelets for our deployed troops, new recruits, and first responders! These bracelets will be sent to OPERATION GRATITUDE, an organization that supplies care packages to troops, veterans, new recruits, first responders, wounded warriors, and care givers. Each bracelet uses about 7 ½ ft of nylon paracord. If you are able bring cord with you. The church will also provide cord and instructions. If you have a little one, they can join by coloring a picture or writing a letter that can be sent along with the bracelets. All are welcome!
Our Vision To Love as Christ Loves
To be a welcoming, caring, dynamic family of faith making a difference in our lives, our communities, and the world Our Mission To share God’s love through meaningful worship, study, caring relationships, service, and outreach