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.

Weddings at JAPC

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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 .

Summer Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

Join us for worship on Communion Sunday, August 28. At 8:30 a.m., an informal and abbreviated service will be held in the 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.  This Sunday, Rev. Dr. Louis Prues will be preaching on Psalm 28.  His sermon is titled "Can You Hear Me Know?".

The Blessing of the Backpacks! On September 11, during the children's meditation, all students (ages K - 12) will have the opportunity to bring their backpacks to the front of the Sanctuary for a special message, blessing and a reminder to take home.

“Back to Church Sunday Celebration” September 11, 2016.  Parish Life and Membership Committees invite the congregation to join us in an after church party kicking off fall and the start up of church activities.  Celebrate the morning with Reverend Lou Prues preaching, the full choir and be part of this festive Sunday after church gathering with the Angel Choir and Children’s Activities.  Enjoy the morning with cake and other refreshments, coffee and conversation. Let us join in peace, harmony and fun.

Bible and Brew will resume on Sunday, September 11 (7:00 p.m.) at City Kitchen (in the village, 16844 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe).  Need more information?  Contact Lou Prues.

The Tutoring T.R.E.E. is beginning its 33rd year! Tutor training will be held on Tuesday, September 13, and the Tutoring T.R.E.E. program begins on Tuesday, September 20.  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.

The monthly Men’s Breakfast resumes on Saturday, September 17 at 9:00 a.m. in the Guild Room. The discussion, led by Carl Sultzman, will be based on Francis Collins’book, The Language of God - A Scientist Presents Evidence For Belief.  An instant bestseller,  The Language of God is known to provide the best argument for the integration of faith and logic since C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity.  Copies of the reading selection and reservation sheet are on the Main Foyer Table.

JAPC Fall Fair (for the neighborhood and church families) will be held on Saturday, September 17.  There will be carnival food, games, activities and prizes for kids from 1 - 12 years of age.  If you are interested in participating or helping, please contact Kathy Chateau.

“Rivard Repast” Join us for the first “Presbyterian Women” progressive dinner party.  We will usher in fall with this event on Thursday, September 22.  Let’s start with appetizers at the Sunisloe’s home at 6:00 p.m., main course with the Winingers at 7:00 p.m. and dessert at the MacKay’s home at 8:30 p.m.  Join the fun and stroll along with us.  Please sign-up in the Main Hallway (limited to 15 ladies).

Jazz at JAPC kicks off the season on Sunday, September 25.  Concerts begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  Due to the generosity of members and sponsors, the concerts continue to be free admission.

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.

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