Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church

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What We Believe

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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

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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

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 Pastor, Peter Smith, will preach on Matthew 16:21-28.  His sermon is titled “God Forbid!”.

A volunteer Women’s Chorus will sing for both the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services on September 8.  For more information, please contact Stephen Warner.

Join the Card-Makers! The group will meet in the Guild Room on Thursday, September 11 (10:00 - 1:00 p.m.) to create holiday cards for ill and shut-in church members. If you want to participate, there is a sign-up sheet in the Main Hallway. For questions, contact Linda Smith.

The monthly Men's Breakfast resumes on Saturday, September 13 at 8:30 a.m. in the Guild Room. Peter Smith will lead the discussion of Marcus Borg’s new book, “Convictions”.  The reading selection and reservation sheet are on the Main Foyer Table.

Need to clean out those closets? A JAPC Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, September 13 (the date of the Indian Village Sale),  from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Table rental is $10.00.  You will, of course, be responsible for setting up and carrying away any unsold items.  There is a sign-up sheet on the Main Hallway Table.

JAPC Fall Fun Fair (for neighborhood and church families) will be held on Saturday, September 13. There will be carnival food, games, activities and prizes for kids from 1-12. If you are interested in participating or helping, please sign-up in the Main Hallway. Questions? Contact Kathi Johnson, Rebecca Underwood or Kathy Chateau.

The Chancel Choir will begin its choral season with a rehearsal on Sunday, September 14 at 8:30 a.m in the Choir Room. The regular choir rehearsal time is at 9:00a.m. on Sunday mornings with an occasional rehearsal starting at 8:30 a.m. during busy seasons. If you have any questions, please email Stephen Warner.

Join us for our final concert in the 2014 Summer Carillon Series on Sunday, September 14, following worship, on the front terrace.  Performing is Kipp Cortez, carillon instructor and interim University Carillonneur at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Calling all Presbyterian Women. Sunday, September 14 will mark the election and installation of the new PW Moderator, Patty Sunisloe, and Vice Moderator, Pat Slone. Plan on attending a short service after worship to welcome the new board. An exciting new calendar has been planned so don’t miss being a part of our new year.

The Tutoring T.R.E.E. is beginning its 31st  year!  Tutor training will be held on Tuesday, September 16, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., and the Tutoring T.R.E.E. program begins on Tuesday, September 23.  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 Annual Golf Outing (Note change of date) - Come swing with us on Sunday, September 21 at the St. Clair Shores Golf Club. Tee times start at 1:05 p.m. and play an 18-hole, four person scramble (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 may meet us at the clubhouse (RSVP needed). For more information contact Allyn or Pam MacKay or Dennis or Cyndie Hansinger.

JAPC will host a Blood Drive on 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.  Please do not give blood at another facility after September 3 if you are going to donate at JAPC.

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.

Seeking to Serve Christ in Detroit.

 

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