Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church

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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 .

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

Please join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30 a.m. when the Rev. Dr. Louis Prues, will preach on Luke 24:13-35.  His sermon is entitled "Eyes of Understanding".

The Indian Village Woman’s Garden Club will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast this Saturday, April 29 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m. (in the JAPC dining hall downstairs).  Breakfast includes pancakes, sausages and beverages.  Cost is $9 for each adult, $5 for each child (4 - 12 years old), and free to children 3 and under.  All are welcome to attend!

The Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Zdenka Sellenraad (sister-in-law of Marieke Allen) will be held on Saturday, April 29, at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.  Please join us for this day of remembrance.

Stand for Peace with the Tutoring Tree students on Tuesday, May 2 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.  All are invited to come support our children in choosing non-violence.  We will dedicate a Peace Pole on JAPC property.  Community, church, and law enforcement members are invited to come.  Contact Kathy Chateau for more information or to help. 

Work in the gardens of Earthworks on May 6 (9:00 a.m. - noon) May 6 (9:00 a.m. - noon) at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit.  All middle and high school students and their family and friends are invited to participate.   Please contact Kathy Chateau if you want to join in this event (313-822-3456 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Anniversary Celebration - We will celebrate the church’s 163rd Anniversary on Sunday, May 7.  As we recall our history, we will honor those who have been members for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, & 50+ years. Following the service there will be a special Anniversary Coffee Hour in Dodge Hall.

Deacons’ “Bake Goods” Auction will be on Sunday, May 7 following worship.  There will be an auction of cakes, cookies and other goodies to raise funds for the Everyone Eats mission program.  The auctioneer will be our own Lou Prues.  Make sure to bring your “dough” - both baked and green.

The final Music Series Concert for the season will be on Sunday, May 7, at 4:30 p.m.  Please join us as we welcome the River Raisin Ragtime Review.  The ensemble with vintage instrumentation will be performing works from the turn of the century to the 1920's.  Admission is free so bring a friend or two!

Garden Clean-up and Flower Planting Day. The Garden Committee is cleaning the church’s gardens and planting spring flowers on Saturday, May 13 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  If you would like to help, please sign up in the Main Hallway.

Please mark your calendar for the Community Chorus of Detroit's spring concert on Friday, May 19 (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday, May 20 (2:0 p.m.).  The concerts theme is to celebrate the historic influences of British music and invites exciting references to cultural links across the Atlantic - in history, genre and geography.  To purchase tickets in advance($20), please visit

The next Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, May 20 will be held in the Guild Room and led by Gregg Coughlin.  The reading materials and reservation sheet will be available in coming weeks.

Used Books Wanted! We need your used books - children, novels, and non-fiction, - for the “Books A' Blooming” Sale on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11.  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..    

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