Upcoming Events at JAPC
Summer Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
During the summer take time for re-creation - worship with us 8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. 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. Our Interim Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Nancy De Vries, will preach at both services. She will be preaching on John 3:1-21 and her sermon title is "Nicodemus: The Cautious Intellectual".
The Tutoring T.R.E.E. is beginning its 32nd year! Tutor training will be held on Tuesday, September 15, from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., and the Tutoring T.R.E.E. program begins on Tuesday, September 22. Tutors and enrichment leaders are always needed. It only take 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.
Join the Card Makers! The group will meet in the Guild Room on Thursday, September 17 (10:00 - 1:00 p.m.) to create holiday cards for ill and shut-in church members. If you want to participate, there is a sign-up sheet in the Main Hallway.
The monthly Men's Breakfast resumes on Saturday, September 19 at 9:00 a.m. in the Guild Room. Copies of the reading selection and reservation sheet will be available in coming weeks on the Main Foyer Table.
JAPC Fall Fun Fair (for neighborhood and church families) will be held on Saturday, September 19. There will be carnival food, games, activities and prizes for kids from ages 1-12. If you are interested in participating or helping, please contact Peter Allen, Rebecca Underwood or Kathy Chateau.
The Blessing of the Backpacks! On Sunday, September 20 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.
JAPC's 17th Annual Golf Outing on Sunday, September 20 will be held at the St. Clair Shores Golf Club. Tee times start at 1:05 p.m. and play an 18-hole, four person scramble (limited to 20 players). Golf will be followed with an a la carte dinner at 5:30 p.m. The cost this year is $35 which covers greens fees, carts and prizes. Anyone who wishes to join us for dinner may meet us at the clubhouse (RSVP needed). For more information contact Allyn or Pam MacKay.
The Crafters will meet on Monday, September 21, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Guild Room to work on craft projects for their Indian Village and Scottish Sunday Craft Fairs. The group meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. For more information, call Pat Shumate.
The Crew is back and ready for a cruise! A cruise to The Detroit Zoo that is on Thursday, September 24. Twenty (20) people are needed to qualify for a reduced ticket price of $8 (age 62+). If mobility is a challenge, the zoo has 7 electric personal scooters (first come $25) and an unlimited supply of wheel chairs ($10). The group will gather either at The American Coney Island or The Arctic Café at an agreed time. The zoo has many new exhibits and with the cooler weather, the animals are more active. As always, guests are encouraged. A sign-up sheet is in the Main Hallway.
The Sunday Bible Study, led by Lou Prues, and focusing on the "Text for the Day" will begin on Sunday, September 27 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.
Have a pet? JAPC will hold the Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October, 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).
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.
"Antiques & Treasures Evening at JAPC" will be held Friday, October 16 from 7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. An appraiser from The Treasure Trove (Grosse Pointe) will be joining us for the evening. Verbal appraisals for a maximum of 2 items per person will be provided during the event. Appetizers and desserts will be provided for your enjoyment.
Tea & Chatter 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.