Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church

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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 .

Church Address: 8625 E. Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48214

Fall/Winter Office Hours : Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon. The office will be closed on December 25th and will reopen on December 29.

Worship with us Sunday, December 21, when the service is based on “Lessons and Carols”. Through scripture and music we will prepare ourselves for the wonder and glory of Christmas Day.

Advent Church School - Each week of Advent, the children will take hope a special project for the family to focus on the meaning and themes of Advent.  The projects are meant to help create dialogue and encourage family faith time.  Contact Kathy Chateau for information.

Christmas Worship Opportunities:

  • Family Christmas Eve Service at 4:00 p.m. will have the traditional Christmas story told in a family-friendly way, highlighted by the Joyful Noise and Cherub Children's Choirs and Chancel Choir soloists.  The service is not limited to families and children but to anyone who prefers and earlier time.
  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 10:00 p.m. This beautiful and traditional service is preceded by an extended prelude beginning shortly after 9:30 p.m.  As we joyfully celebrate the Christmas story, we will be joined by gifted musical artistry of guest musicians and the Chancel Choir.

The Mitten Tree will be in the Main Foyer is ready to receive your gifts of mittens, scarves, hats and socks.  Items donated will be given to Nichols School for distribution in January.

Want to help the Deacons deliver the Christmas baskets on Saturday, December 20 (9:30 am.)?  Please call Marve Adams, Moderator of the Board of Deacons to volunteer.

The "Brunch Bunch" will be gathering on Sunday, December 21 at 12:30 p.m. at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (788 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores).  The cost is $20 which includes coffee and tea.  The reservation sheet, waiting list only, is in the Main Hallway.

"Bible and Brew" resumes Sunday, January 4 at 7:00 p.m., at City Kitchen, 16844 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe.  Questions?  Contact Lou Prues.

The Tutoring T.R.E.E. program will begin it's second session on Tuesday, January 2 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Tutors and enrichment leaders are always needed. It only takes two hours per week to make a difference.  If you are willing to help by volunteering to tutor or to provide healthy snacks, call or email Kathy Chateau.

The Monthly Men's Breakfast resumes on Saturday, January 10 at 8:30 a.m. in the Guild Room.  Peter Smith will lead the discussion on selections from best-selling author, Dr. Henry Cloud's book, "Never Go Back".  Copies of the reading selection and reservation sheet are on the Main Foyer Table.

The Sunday Bible Study, led by Louis Prues, focusing on "The Text for the Day", will resume on Sunday, January 11 at 9:00 a.m. in the Guild Room.

Yoga Class (Slow Flow) resumes Saturday, January 17 (9:30 - 10:30 a.m.) in the Youth Pit.  The minimum donation is $5 per class or $12 per family.  Free mat usage.  All are welcome.

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