Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church

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Our desire at JAPC is that all people find connection, grow in faith, and serve one other. For more information on church programs, click here.

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What We BelieveJAPC is part of the Presbyterian Church USA. Learn more about our Reformed Tradition and beliefs by clicking here.

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Church HistoryFor over 150 years, JAPC has been serving Christ in Detroit. For church history and architectural elements, click here.

Music at JAPC

Music at JAPCFrom jazz to carillon to vocal and instrumental programs, JAPC offers a variety of musical events. To learn more, click here.

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How You Can ServeJAPC is committed to serving Christ through outreach and mission. To view the ways you can help us serve, click here.

Upcoming Events at JAPC

We have a number of special worship, seasonal events and programs scheduled throughout the year. If you would like more information or want to receive our weekly E-Notes for upcoming events, call the Church Office (313) 822-3456 or e-mail the church office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Winter Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  The office will be closed on Monday, February 15, in observance of President's Day.  

Worship with us Sunday, February 14, at 10:30 a.m. when Rev. Dr. Nancy De Vries, will be preaching on John 21:15-19.  Her sermon is entitled "The Friendship that Transforms Us".

The next Presbyterian Women's Bible study will take place this Monday, February 8 (7:00 p.m.) at the home of Karen Wininger.  The evenings topic of discussion will focus on Mary and Martha and their relationship with and ministry to Jesus.  The passages considered will be Luke 10:38-42, John 11:1-54 and John 12:1-56.  Please sign-up by calling the church office.

The Tutoring T.R.E.E. needs your help! The Tutoring T.R.E.E. continues it's winter semester on Tuesdays (4:00 - 6:00 p.m.).  Tutors, enrichment leaders and office volunteers are needed.  If you want to help, contact Kathy Chateau.

JAPC's observance of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 10, with dinner at 6 p.m. (soup, salad and rolls - $3) and a communion service at 7:15 p.m. in Dodge Hall.  Sign-up by calling the Church Office.

Basketball Camp returns to JAPC. All middle school students are invited to participate.  We are looking for adult volunteers to wash uniforms, run scoreboard, or help coach.  Camp runs on Thursdays and Saturdays now through March 12.  See Kathy Chateau for details or to volunteer.

"Tea and Conversation" will meet for a special "Valentine's Day" gathering at JAPC this Friday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m. in the Parlor.  Hosted by Kathi Johnson, this event is for all ladies of the church and their friends.  Make your reservation by calling the Church Office and indicate what you will bring to share.

Yoga (slow flow) continues on Saturday, February 13 (9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.) in the Youth Pit.  The fee is $5 per class, $12 per family.  Free mat usage.  All are welcome.

The '15 - '16 Music Series and Jazz at JAPC continues in 2016. The Music Series presents Juliet Petrus:  "A Great Distance" on February 14 at 4:30 p.m.  Metro Detroit Native, Juliet Petrus ( will present a concert of Chinese and Chinese/American art songs new to the United States concert stages.  Admission is free so bring a friend!

Our Lenten Communion Breakfasts will begin on Wednesday, February 17 at 8:00 a.m. in the Zaun Chapel.  The 1/2 hour service will be followed by a continental breakfast in the Guild Room.  Join us before work for this special time of worship and fellowship. 

The Card-Makers will meet Thursday, February 18 in the Guild Room (10:00 - 1:00 p.m.) to create seasonal cards for military personnel and church members experiencing illness or physical limitations.  Please sign-up in the Main Hallway.  Questions?  Contact the church office.

The next Men's Breakfast will be on Saturday, February 20 at 9:00 a.m. in the Guild Room.  Howard Riley will lead the discussion on excerpts from Nile Harper's book "Urban Churches:  Vital Signs - Beyond Charity Toward Justice".  The reservation sheet and reading material is in the Main Foyer.

Our February Sunday Forum, scheduled following worship on February 21, will feature our own Musical Director, Stephen Warner.  Stephen will deliver an audiovisual tour of the pipe organs he has played through the years in Europe and the U.S. and explain how those experiences have influenced his approach to playing JAPC's historic Skinner Pipe Organ.  As usual, the Forum will begin at 11:45 in the Zaun Chapel.  Please join us!

JAZZ at JAPC welcomes Metro Voices on Sunday, February 28 (4:30 p.m.).  Tight harmonies and sweet style will pervade this wonderful jazz vocal quartet's performance at JAPC!  Join us for a wonderful afternoon of jazz.  Free admission.

The Annual Lunch and Meeting of the Congregation and Corporation will be held on Sunday, March 6.  The boxed lunch ($9) will be served at 12:00 p.m. in the Dining Room.  The meeting will begin at 1:15 p.m. in Dodge Hall.  Sign-up in the Main Hallway by Wednesday, March 2.

JAPC will host a Blood Drive on Thursday, March 10, from 2:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Mark your calendar and plan to join us to donate and/or volunteer during this important event.  Laura Boyle and Connie Sfire are co-chairing the drive.  Blood donors are eligible if they donated on or before January 14.  To register online go to and use sponsor code japc13.

Spring Clean-up! Volunteers are needed on Saturday, March 12 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) to get a "jump start"on Spring cleaning.  If you can donate an hour or two or the whole morning, there are a myriad of tasks to be completed.  While some require special expertise, most just demand a willing spirit.

P.W. Crafters Circle - Crafting for a Cause. The original Crafters have joined with JAPC's Presbyterian Women to create this new dynamic crafters circle.  The group will meet in Dodge Hall for fellowship and to make crafts for future fund raising on Saturday, March 19 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    Bring your crafting ideas and join this fun group!

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