About North Community
The members and friends of North Community Evangelical Lutheran Church welcome all persons, regardless of ethnic heritage, religious backgrounds, etc.
Our purpose is clear:
- We worship Christ
- Serve the Community
- Share God's Word
We invite you to become a part of North Communtiy (NCLC) and connect where you are most comfortable and called.
North Community Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded by a nucleus of about 113 people who had been commissioned by Clinton Heights Evangelical Lutheran Church to establish a new mission congregation in a rapidly growing community north of their parish. The first service was held February 2, 1947 in the Beechwold Theater (now Revco) led by the Reverend William Hulme, pastor of Clinton Heights, and Chaplain Edward Kroencke. Soon a three and one-half acre plot of ground on Morse Road was acquired, and the first unit of a three-unit plan was dedicated on October 30, 1949. The congregation continued to grow and a new facility was dedicated in 1959.
During the years our ministry has sponsored over three dozen refugees; supported Faith Mission and Habitat for Humanity; initiated projects for homeless persons; sponsored a missionary family; became a mission partner with Hosanna Lutheran, Pataskala; and opened out doors to a variety of community programs. In an attempt to strengthen the congregation’s ministry, a TEAMS (Talents of Everyone Applied to Mission and Service) program was successfully developed.