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 .

Church Address: 8625 E. Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48214

Fall/Winter Office Hours : Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon.  The Church Office will be closed this Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Worship with us Sunday, November 30, when our Pastor, Peter Smith will preach on Mark 13:24-37.  His sermon is entitles "Sleeping on the Job?".

The Tutoring T.R.E.E. program continues it's 31st year on Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  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 Sunday Bible Study, led by Louis Prues, focusing on "The Text for the Day", will continue Sunday, November 30 at 9:00 a.m. in the Guild Room.

Advent Church School - Each week of Advent, the children will take hope a special project for the family to focus on the meaning and themes of Advent.  The projects are meant to help create dialogue and encourage family faith time.  Contact Kathy Chateau for information.

"Hanging of the Greens" - Your help is needed as we continue the tradition of the "hanging of the greens" at various times from Sunday, November 30 through Saturday morning, December 6.  Trees will be decorated, garlands and wreaths hung and creches assembled.  If you would like to help, call the Church Office (313 822-3456) or sign-up in the Main Hallway.

Cookies are needed for Holiday boxes for our shut-ins. Assist our Pastor in making the holidays a wee bit brighter for members and friends who cannot be with us.  If you would like to donate homemade holiday cookies, please sign-up in the Main Hallway.  The cookies need to be at the Church by Monday, December 1 by 10:00 a.m..  Questions?  Contact Linda Smith or Bunny Rentschler.

Contemplative Advent Service - Start the Advent Season with peace and calm in your spirit.  Join us for a contemplative prayer service on Wednesday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m.  The service will be an opportunity to involve your mind and soul in learning new ways of praying to God by reflecting on the meaning of Advent and the Christmas story.  Please sign-up in the Main Hallway.

The Crafters need help stocking their Pipers Pantry on Sunday, December 7.  If you would like to donate a homemade baked good, bread, jelly or condiment, contact Joyce Catlin.  Please label the item and include your name.

The Mitten Tree will be in the Main Foyer on December 7 to receive your gifts of mittens, scarves, hats and socks.  Items donated will be given to Nichols School for distribution in January.

"Bible and Brew" resumes Sunday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m., at City Kitchen, 16844 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe.  The evening's topic will be "God Becomes Human...Really?" (scripture John 1:1-18).  Questions?  Contact Lou Prues.

"Tea and Chatter" will meet Tuesday, December 9 for an 11:30 a.m. lunch at Cotswold Cafe (Ford Estate, 1100 Lake Shores Road, Grosse Pointe Shores).  The sign-up sheet is in the Main Hallway and reservations are limited to 12 ladies.

The '14-'15 Concert Series continues with "A Jubilant Song"presented by the Community Chorus of Detroit on December 12 (7:30 p.m.) and December 13 (4:00 p.m.).  Tickets are available online at for $20 or at the door for $25.

Men - mark your calendars!  The Annual Presbyterian Men's Advent Communion Breakfast will be Saturday, December 13, (7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) at First Presbyterian Church (701 Church Street, Plymouth 48170).  Reservations ($15 per person) must be maid online by December 4.

JAPC will host a special Angel Tree Celebration on Saturday, December 13 (12 - 2:00 p.m.).  Approximately 30 children and their families will be coming for lunch, games and to receive their gifts.  Help is needed to set up, assist with serving and clean up.  Sign up in the Main Hallway.

Want to help the Deacons deliver the Christmas baskets on Saturday, December 20 (9:30 am.)?  Please call Marve Adams, Moderator of the Board of Deacons to volunteer.

The "Brunch Bunch" will be gathering on Sunday, December 21 at 12:30 p.m. at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (788 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores).  The cost is $20 which includes coffee and tea.  The reservation sheet, waiting list only, is in the Main Hallway.

Yoga Class (Slow Flow) resumes Saturday, January 17 (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.

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