New Waves United Church of Christ in Traverse City

Worship with us

Sundays 9:30 AM

Higher Art Gallery

126 Union St.

​​New Waves United Church of Christ in Traverse City

PO Box 5152

Traverse City, MI 49696.

New Waves UCC is committed to giving back to the Traverse City area by using our gifts to serve those who are vulnerable, and by partnering with organizations to advocate for justice on a diverse range of social issues. 

Up North Pride (UNP) - We support Pride as volunteers, by marching in the parade (the largest in Michigan), with our presence at the Pride Picnic, etc. Pastor Jody blessed the marchers of the Parades in 2016 and 2017. 

Polestar LGBT Resource Center (
TC Polestar) - We support Polestar as volunteers, by advertising in their directory, and we co-sponsored the Pulse Memorial Service June, 2017 with Polestar and Up North Pride.

Artists Making a Difference (USDAC) - We gather artists who want to use their talents to make a difference in our community. Meeting once a month to encourage one another, to listen to knowledgeable speakers on a specific topic for the year, we plan to use our created works in an exhibit in the Spring of 2018.

Homeless Youth and Work Force Housing -  We want to use our property at Bugai and M72 in the service of the community.  We recognize the need for affordable housing in our area and are planning to develop some acreage to increase the options, especially for those with housing insecurity and lower or fixed income levels.

Organic Gardens and Meditative Spaces - We recognize the need to reconnect with creation in renewing ways. We imagine gardens of edible landscaping, organic fruits and vegetables for local food pantries, and walking trails for meditation including the possibility of a Labyrinth on our property.

If you would like to be involved in these or other initiatives, here are some suggestions

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*Contact Pastor Jody to request an informal meeting to learn more about New Waves UCC

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