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 .

Summer Church Office Hours begin Tuesday, May 30: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Please note that the office will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.

Please join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30 a.m. when Rev. Dr. Ken Kaibel will preach on I Peter 2:1-10.  His sermon is entitled "Called to be Saints".

In accordance with the Church’s By-Laws, notice is hereby given of a Meeting of the Congregation and Corporation of Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church to be held on Sunday, June 4, following the 10:30 a.m. worship service in the Sanctuary. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the report of the All-Church Nominating Committee and elect five Elders, five Deacons and three members to serve on the All-Church Nominating Committee.                                                                                                                                        ~Sally Wicks, Clerk of Session

Our Church Picnic will be Sunday, June 4 following worship service outside on the front lawn.  Hot dogs and lemonade will be provided.  Bring salad sides, snacks or dessert and lawn games to play.  The sign-up sheet is in the main hallway.  Children, teens, families, members old and new...all are invited to our church picnic!

The next Women’s Bible Study will be on Monday, June 5 (7:30 p.m.) at the home of Pat Slone.  The reservation sheet and study materials can be found on the literature table in the main foyer.

Used Books Wanted! We need your used books - children, novels, and non-fiction, - for the “Books A' Blooming” Sale on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11.  Just remember - we cannot accept Reader's Digest Condensed Books, Encyclopedias or dictionaries.  Books may be brought to the church and placed under the display cabinet in Dodge Hall.

The Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Joyce Zeder will be held on Sunday, June 11, following worship in the Zaun Chapel.  Please join us for this day of remembrance.

“Bible and Brew” will meet for the last time this season on Sunday, June 11 (7:00 p.m.) at City Kitchen (in the village, 16844 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe).  Join the group for lively discussion of the Bible.  Questions? Contact Lou Prues ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

An all JAPC Women’s Picnic will be held on Thursday, June 22, at 6:00 p.m. (Grosse Pointe City - Neff - Park).  Watch for sign-up sheets for your preference to bring an appetizer, salad, or dessert.  Transportation can be arranged if necessary.  This is a time to collect our ideas for strengthening our community of women in our church family.  And yes - we will kick back and celebrate the summer solstice together!

The Summer Worship Schedule begins on Sunday, June 25.  At 8:30 a.m., an informal and abbreviated service will be held in the Zaun Chapel. At 10:30 a.m., our traditional worship service will be in the Sanctuary, with Church School for our younger children (Crib through 2nd Grade). Children’s activity sheets will be available at both services.

Creative Arts Day Camps offer quality creative experiences for students in grades 2-7.  Camps will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. the weeks of July 10, 17, and 24.  Flyers are available on the Main Foyer table or contact Kathy Chateau for registration information and how you can help. 

Tea and Conversation: Summer is the perfect time to gather in the company of good friends outdoors! Tea and Conversation will meet on Tuesday, July 11 at 12:00 p.m. at the home of Valerie Yinger. All women of the church are invited to attend. Please contact Valerie for information.

Our 2017 Bible Camp will be held the week of July 31 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Children of all ages will discover the awesomeness of God through daily Bible stories, songs, and activities. Middle and high school students are encouraged to be VBS helpers.  All are welcome.  Contact Kathy Chateau for more information, to register or assist.

Calling all JAPC men! Lou and Barbara Prues cordially invite you to a barbecue on Thursday, August 3, 6:30 p.m. at their home (rain date Monday, August 7).  Come enjoy a great home-cooked steak dinner with all the “fixings”, a wonderful dessert and the opportunity to renew and create new friendships!  Cost is $22 per person. A reservation sheet will be available in coming weeks.    

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