Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church

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Church HistoryFor over 150 years, JAPC has been serving Christ in Detroit. For church history and architectural elements, click here.

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

World Communion Sunday is October 4.  Join us for worship at 10:30 in the Sanctuary, with Church School for our children (Crib through 5th Grade), as we gather around the Lord's Table with Christians around the globe, we will remember and affirm our oneness in Christ.  Our Interim Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Nancy De Vries, will be preaching on Ephesians 4 (selected verses) and her sermon title is "Carriers of Wonder".

Yoga Class (Slow Flow) continues on Saturday, October 3 (9:30 - 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Pit.  The minimum donation is $5 per class or $12 per family.  Free mat usage.  All are welcome.

Have a pet? JAPC will hold the Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 3, at 11:00 a.m. on the Terrace.  We request that animals be on a leash or in a carrying container.  Following the blessing, there will be refreshments for all participants (humans and pets).

The Sunday Bible Study, led by Lou Prues, and focusing on the "Text for the Day" continues Sunday, October 4 at 9:00 a.m. in the Guild Room.  Join us and get a "head start" on the morning's sermon by reflecting on its biblical text.

Presbyterian Women need your help in purchasing items for the Ingathering Mission.  Please see the bulletin board in the Main Hallway for instructions on how you can help.  Items will be collected now through October 4.

"Bible and Brew" will resume on Sunday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m., at City Kitchen (16844 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe).  The theme for this year will be "The Difficult Parables of Jesus".  Questions?  Contact Lou Prues.

JAPC will host a Blood Drive on Thursday, October 8 from 2:30 p.m. - 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 to another facility after August 1 if you are going to donate at JAPC's blood drive.

Fall Garden Clean-Up - Garden Angels needed! On Saturday, October 17 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.

Tea & Conversation will have their fall gathering on Thursday, October 22, at noon at the Royal Eagle Tea House at St. Sabbas the Sanctified Orthodox Monastery (18745 Old Homestead Drive, Harper Woods, 48225).  Space is limited to 12 guests.  The seven course Russian Tea is $20 per person and includes soup, finger sandwiches, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a dessert sampler along with a large selection of teas.  Please sign-up in the Main Hallway.

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