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.

Church Life

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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 .

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

Join us for worship on World Communion Sunday, October 2 at 10:30 a.m. As we gather around the Lord’s Table with Christians around the globe, we will remember and affirm our oneness in Christ. To enrich our worship, we invite members and friends to lend cloths (representing ethnic and cultural traditions) to cover the Communion Table. Please bring the cloths to the church by September 28.  Our interim pastor, Rev. Dr. Ken Kaibel, will be preaching on Jeremiah 29:1-14; James 2:1-13.  His sermon is titled “Stories of Peace”.

Presbyterian Women we need your help - to purchase items for the Ingathering mission.  Please check the bulletin board in the back hall for instructions and items to be purchased.  We will collect items now through October 11.  This is a simple but worthwhile project that we participate in each fall.  All churches are given a list of items to donate and hopefully we can meet our goal.  Thank you for your help! ~Kathy Horlocker.

Our 2016 Summer Carillon Series finishes with Julie Ford on Saturday, October 1 at 12:30 p.m.  Organist at St. Peter and Paul Jesuit in downtown Detroit, Julie studied carillon with Margo Halsted at U-M in Ann Arbor and plays now at Oakland University.  The program is part of our 90th anniversary celebration of the JAPC organ and carillon.  Register today for a box lunch or bring your own and join us!

“Bible and Brew” will meet again on Sunday, October 2 (7:00 - 8:30 p.m.) at City Kitchen  (in the village, 16844 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe).   The discussion will be about politics of the Old and New Testaments (yes they had politics even back then) and how they influenced the culture, the faith, and the community.  Need more information?  Contact Lou Prues.

Presbyterian Women Crafters will meet again on Monday, October 3, to get ready for Scottish Sunday.  We welcome all women to join us the first and third Monday of each month (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.).  You may bring something to work on or join in on one of our projects.  Christmas items are quick sellers as well as many other items.  Our mission is to serve the Lord, to help others in need, and to enjoy the fellowship of service with one another. 

PW Women’s Bible Study resumes Monday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Jenny  King.  “Who is Jesus?” is the focus of our reading and discussion.  We begin with the Gospel according to Mark, chapters 1-8.  Study guides for the evening are on the church literature table in the Main Foyer.  Please sign-up as space is limited.

JAPC will host a Blood Drive on Thursday, October 6 from 2:30-7:30 p.m. Mark your calendars and plan to join us to donate and/or volunteer during this important event. Please do not give blood at another facility after July 28 if you are going to donate at JAPC’s blood drive.  Appointments can be made at and enter sponsor code japc13.

Fall Garden Clean-up - Garden Angels needed! On Saturday, October 15 at 9:00 a.m., the Garden Committee will clean and prepare the gardens for winter (please bring your own tools.)  If you can help, please sign up in the Main Hallway.

Join JAPC for Pints & Parables with Peter Rollins on Thursday, October 20 (7:30 - 9:00 p.m.) at the Kresge Estate in Detroit's Arden Park.  This Irish theologian will be offering some of his favorite penned parables for reflection and spirited conversation.  21 & over, $20 pp, go to for tickets.

Have a Pet? JAPC will hold the Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 22, at 10:30 a.m. on the Terrace.  We request that animals be on a leash or in a carrying container.

Tea and Conversation on Thursday, October 27 (1:00 p.m.) will be hosted by Sandra Nichols.  Reservations are limited to 10 ladies.  Please sign-up in the Main Hallway and indicate what you are planning to share.

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