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 

Join us this Sunday for our 10:30 a.m. worship service when our Pastor, Peter C. Smith, will preach on 2 Timothy 4:1-21.  His sermon is titled “Now or Never”.

The Tutoring T.R.E.E. program continues it's 31st year on Tuesdays 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.

JAPC will host a Blood Drive Wednesday, October 29 from 2:30-7:30 p.m.  Mark your calendars and plan to join us to donate and/or volunteer during this important event. Connie Sfire is chairing the drive.  You can donate if you have not given to another facility after September 3.

The CREW will have an event planning luncheon on Thursday, October 30, at 11:00 a.m. in the Guild Room.  Please sign-up in the Main Hallway.  For more information or questions, contact Dianne Rentschler.

Yoga Class (Slow Flow) continues Saturday (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.

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

"Bible and Brew" will meet on Sunday, November 2, at 7:00 p.m. at City Kitchen (Grosse Pointe in the Village).  Join us for a lively discussion and fellowship.  Questions?  Contact Lou Prues.

All Church Work Day will be held on Saturday, November 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00. Whether you can commit a short time or several hours, your help is needed.  There is a task for everyone!  Please plan on joining us.  Sign-up is in the Main Hallway.

Interested in Church membership? Our next New Member Class will be on Sunday, November 9 at 9:00 a.m. in Dodge Hall.  Need additional information, speak to one of the Pastors or call the Church Office.

Tour the Parade Company's Studio on Wednesday, November 12, at 1:00 p.m.  All are welcome to join the 1 hour tour which is being sponsored by The CREW.  The admission fee is $8 child (3-17), $12 adult and $10 senior (65+).  This is sure to be fun for all ages.  Sign-up in the Main Hallway or contact Dianne Rentschler with questions.

The next Men's Breakfast will be Saturday, November 15 at 8:30 a.m. in the Guild Room.  The discussion let by Peter Smith will look at several chapters from Timothy Jenins' book The God-Shaped Brain - how changing your view of God transforms your life. Copies of the reading selection and reservation sheet are on the Main Foyer Table.

The Card Makers will meet on Thursday, November 20 (10:00 - 1:00 p.m.) in the Guild Room to create Christmas cards for ill and shut-in church members.  To attend, please sign-up in the Main Hallway.  Questions? Contact Linda Smith.

Make plans to be with us on Scottish Sunday, November 23. It is a special day in the life of JAPC with the sound of bagpipes and the "Kirkin' of the Tartans".  Following service, a Coffee Hour, chaired by Barb Lathrup and Sally Wicks, will be held in the Dining Room, highlighted by Scottish music and dancing.  Help us make it a grand "Ceilidh".  The sign-up sheet on the back page of the bulletin insert and on the table in the Main Hallway identifies a variety of ways you can help.

The Crafters need help stocking their Pipers Pantry during Scottish Sunday, November 23 and on Sunday, December 7.  If you would like to donate a homemade baked good, bread, jelly or condiment, contact Joyce Catlin.  Please label the item and include your name.


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