Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church

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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

Summer Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Closed Saturdays

Summer Worship Hours:At 8:30 a.m., an informal and abbreviated service will be held in 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 to enhance their worship experience.

At both services this Sunday our Parish Associate, Kathleen Doyle-Hohf, will preach on Matthew 13:31-33,44-52.  Her sermon is titled, “Do You Have What It Takes?”.

Creative Arts Day Camps offer quality creative experiences for students in grades 2-6.  Camps will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., the weeks of July 21 and 28.  See the flyer on the Main Foyer Table or contact Kathy Chateau for information.

Can you help prepare and serve lunches during the Creative Arts Day Camp (10:00 a.m. to 12 noon)? You could help for one day or several times during the camp.  Sign up in the Main Hallway.  For more information, contact Kathy Chateau.

The Card Makers will be creating greeting cards for our nation’s military who are stationed overseas. They will meet Thursday evenings, July 31 and August 14. Anyone interested in helping are encouraged to join them. Questions? Contact Linda Smith.

Scottish roots? Attend the St. Andrew’s Society’s Highland Games, on Saturday, August 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Greenmead Park, Livonia.  Directions and additional information will be available on the Main Foyer Table soon. There is an admission charge.

Join us for an old-fashioned church family picnic on Sunday, August 3 at 1:00 p.m. at Patterson Park (Grosse Pointe Park).  Burgers, buns, hot dogs, condiments and paper products will be provided (we will pass the hat to cover the cost.)  Sign-up in the Main Hallway and indicate what you will bring (salad or dessert) to share If you have games others can play (Frisbee, volleyball, ladder golf, etc.) bring them with you.

“Workshop of Wonders” is our 2014 Bible Camp theme which be held the week of August 4 from 9:30 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.

Join our neighbors in Indian Village for our popular Carillon Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 5 at 7:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the church. Dutch carillonneurs, the Groningen Duo, Auke De Boer and Adolph Rots, have planned a delightful recital to be played on our beautiful 23-bell Gillett and Johnston carillon while guests relax in chairs and blankets and enjoy frozen desserts, cookies and beverages. The hour-long evening event is free and open to all.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game! JAPC has 10 tickets remaining at a special $29.00 group rate for the Friday, August 15thTigers game against the Seattle Mariners at 7:05 p.m. We will gather at Sindbad's Restaurant (100 St. Claire Street, Detroit) at 5:15 p.m. in time for a quick bite and make it on the shuttle before the game. Following the game, we will get back on the Sindbad's shuttle and return to the restaurant. If you are interested in attending the event, you can purchase your ticket from Margie Uysal in the Church Office (Monday - Friday) or on Sunday from the Office Volunteer. For additional information, contact Ken Cherven.

JAPC Annual Golf Outing - Come swing with us on Sunday, August 17 at the St. Clair Shores Golf Club. Tee times start at 1:05 p.m. and play an 18-hole, four person (limited to 16 players). Golf will be followed with an a la carte dinner at 5:30 p.m. The cost this year is $35 which covers greens fees, carts and prizes. Anyone who wishes to join us for dinner only may meet us at the clubhouse (RSVP needed). For more information contact Allyn or Pam MacKay or Dennis and Cyndie Hansinger.

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