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 Believe

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 Opportunities

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 .

Spring Office Hours : Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Join us for worship this Pentecost Sunday, May 24, at 10:30 a.m. Michael Horlocker will preach on 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13.  His sermon is entitled “Pentecost Dreams".

The Sunday Bible Study focusing on "The Text for the Day" continues Sunday, May 24 at 9:00 a.m. in the Guild Room. Join us and get a "head start" on the morning's sermon by reflecting on its biblical text.

The Card-Makers will meet on Thursday, May 21 in the Guild Room (10:00 -1:00 p.m.)  to create cards for church members and friends. Please sign-up in the Main Hallway.

Have you participated in the Kroger Community Rewards program to benefit JAPC? Kim Monts will be available after service Sunday, May 31to register individuals’ Kroger Plus Cards. Please have your Kroger Plus Card with you. Or go to to enroll/re-enroll (the church’s ID number is 82468) or contact Kroger Customer Service at 1-800-576-4377.  Every time you shop at Kroger and swipe your Kroger Plus Card, a percentage of your purchase supports JAPC.

A Spaghetti Dinner for Second Mile Center sponsored by the Presbyterian Men and St. John's Presbyterian Church (1961 E. Lafayette, 48207) will be held on Saturday, June 6 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  All moneys will go the center.  Dinners are $15/person which includes meaty spaghetti with cheese, Italian salad, roll, cake and beverages.  You can either eat in or carry-out.  Donations welcomed.  Please call St. John's Presbyterian Church (313-567-0213) to reserve your meal or order a carry-out.  Dinners can also be paid at the Presbyterian Men's Paypal site.

Used Books Wanted! We need your used books - children, novels, and non-fiction for the "Books A' Blooming" Sale on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7.  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 Crafters need help stocking their Pipers Pantry with baked goods for the Indian Village Home Tour on Saturday, June 6 and during coffee fellowship on Sunday, June 7.  If you can donate, contact Pat Shumate.

Jazz at JAPC on Sunday, June 7, welcomes “Stars of the Future”.  A repeat hit from last year, Marion Hayden will assemble student musicians from all over metro-Detroit to wow us with their youthful talent and energy!  The concert will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  Admission is free so bring a friend and enjoy the many talented youth in our community!

“Bible and Brew” will meet for the last time this season Sunday, June 7 (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.

Concert Series presents “A Night at the Theater” on Sunday, June 14.  The JAPC Chancel Choir, soloist and friends will present a cabaret program of musical theater favorites.  The program begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary with free admission.  

The next monthly Men’s Breakfast meets on Saturday, June 20 at 9:00 a.m. in the Guild Room. The discussion will be led by Tom Wininger. The reservation sheet is on the Main Foyer Table and the reading material will be available next week.

Euchre Night on Saturday, June 20 (7:00 - 10:00 p.m. ) Allyn and Pam MacKay are hosting a fun evening of Euchre at their home.  Space is limited to 14 players.  Beverages and table snacks will be provided.  Sign up in the Main Hallway and indicate what you will bring to share (appetizer or dessert).  If you have questions, contact Pam.

Tea and Chatter: Summer is the perfect time to gather  in the company of good friends outdoors! Tea and Chatter will meet on Tuesday, July 7 at 12:00 p.m. at the home of Valerie Yinger. All women of the church are invited to attend. Sign up in the Main Hallway and indicate what you are bringing to share.

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 13, 20, and 27.  See the flyer on the Main Foyer table or contact Kathy Chateau for registration information and how you can help. 

Our 2015 Bible Camp will be held the week of August 3 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.

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