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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Educational OpportunitiesJAPC is a place of spiritual growth and education. For our more information, click here.

Church History

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.

How You Can Serve

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 Church Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Worship with us at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday when our Interim Pastor, Rev. Dr. Ken Kaibel, will preach on Numbers 11.  His sermon is entitled, “Traveling Light”.

“Tea and Conversation” will meet for a special “Valentine’s Day” gathering at JAPC on Tuesday, February 14 at 1:00 p.m.  Hosted by Kathi Johnson, the event is for all ladies of the church and their friends.  Make your reservation on the sign-up sheet in the Main Hallway and indicate what you will bring to share.

Please join us for winter movie nights on Friday, February 17th.  Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. with a family movie at 6:30 p.m.  Pizza, popcorn, snacks and beverages will be available for all.  A free night for the whole family.  If you would like to help host, please contact Kathy Chateau or Bruce Maters.

The next monthly Men’s Breakfast will be Saturday, February 18, at 9:00 a.m. in the Guild Room.  Tom Wininger will lead the discussion on Timothy Keller’s book “The Reason for God - Belief in an Age of Skepticism.  Copies of the reading selection and reservation sheet are available on the Main Foyer literature table.

Sign up today to attend a “Table for Friends” Mardi Gras Mixer on Saturday, February 25 (6:00 - 9:00 p.m.).  It is a great way to get to know other JAPC members and friends. A reservation sheet is in the Main Hallway.

Fireside Chats - You are invited to meet with Ken, our interim pastor, by the fireplace in the parlor following worship on Sunday, February 26. You can bring your concerns about the past, present and future. You can bring your questions about the interim process. The only way to make it work is by working together.

JAPC’s observance of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1, with dinner at 6 p.m. (soup, salad and rolls  - price to be determined) and a communion service at 7:15 p.m. in Dodge Hall.  Sign-up in the Main Hallway.

Lenten Bible Study will be every Sunday (March 5-April 2) beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Guild Room.  Please join us on this spiritual journey during Lent.

The Annual Lunch and Meeting of the Congregation and Corporation will be held on Sunday, March 5.  The brunch will be served at 12:00 p.m.  Cost will be determined. The meeting will begin at 1:15 p.m. in Dodge Hall. Sign-up in the Main Hallway by Wednesday, March 1.        

The Concert Series presents Paul Grovesnor and Imani Manchu on Sunday, March 5 at 4:30 p.m.  These two young vocalists will stun with their intensity and talent.  They will delight their audience with art song, arias, duets and scenes from opera and musical theater.  Admission is free so bring a friend!

JAPC will be leading an effort to start a new community feeding program at Gratiot Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, March 8.  The program, a part of Everyone Eats, involves a number of area Presbyterian churches.  We are looking for volunteers to help serve our neighbors.  To volunteer, please sign up in the main hallway.

JAPC will host a Blood Drive on Thursday, March 9, from 2:00 to 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 13.  To register online go to  and use sponsor code japc13.

Spring Clean-up! Volunteers are needed on Saturday,  March 25,  (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 demand just a willing spirit.

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