Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church

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Music at JAPCFrom jazz to carillon to vocal and instrumental programs, JAPC offers a variety of musical events. To learn more, click here.

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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 .

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

Worship with us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. when our Interim Pastor, Rev. Dr. Ken Kaibel, will preach on Matthew 11:2-11.  His sermon is entitled, “What Do You Expect?”.  

The Mitten Tree in the Main Foyer is ready to receive your gifts of mittens, scarves, hats and socks. Items donated will be given to Nichols School for distribution in January.

Women’s Bible Study continues on Monday, December 5, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Trenna Ruffner.  We will take a close look at Luke’s story of the life of Jesus and how it compares with the Gospels of Mark and Matthew.  Study materials are available on the literature table and reservation sheet in the Main Hallway.  Please join us for a lively discussion.

The December Tea & Conversation will be on Tuesday, December 6 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at The Spirit Café (17567 Hubbell Street, Detroit 48235 - located inside of Westminster Presbyterian Church).  Reservations are limited to 15 ladies.  Please sign-up in the Main Hallway.

Join us for a joyous musical celebration of the Christmas season! As part of the JAPC Music Series, the Community Chorus of Detroit presents “Holiday Classics” on December 9 (7:30 p.m.) and December 10 (4:00 p.m.). Tickets are available online at or at the door.

Church Men - mark your calendars! The 35th Annual Presbyterian Men’s Advent Communion Breakfast will be held  on Saturday, December 10, at 8:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Northville.  Purchase tickets by December 1.  For more information, please call Sandy Jensen, Presbytery of Detroit office manager, at 313-345-6550 ext. 220.

Christmas Worship Opportunities
•    Family Christmas Eve Service at 4:00 p.m. will have the traditional Christmas story told in a family-friendly way, highlighted by the Joyful Noise and Cherub Children’s Choirs and Chancel Choir soloists. The service is not limited to families and children but to anyone who prefers an earlier time. 
•    Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 10:00 p.m.  This beautiful and traditional service is preceded by an extended prelude beginning shortly after 9:30 p.m. As we joyfully celebrate the Christmas Story, we will be joined by the gifted musical artistry of guest musicians and the Chancel Choir.           
The UAW Parking Lot is available during the Candlelight Communion Service on Christmas Eve!  Other available parking includes street parking on Burns and Fischer.

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