Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church

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Church Programs

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 Sunday, July 31. 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. 

Creative Arts Day Camps offer quality creative experiences for students in grades 2-6.  Camps continue with its final week (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. the week of July 25).  See the flyer on the Main Foyer table or contact Kathy Chateau for registration information and how you can help.

A beautiful way to start the day: Morning Prayers.  Join us this Wednesday, July 27 (please note date change), at 8:00 a.m. in Zaun Chapel for a half-hour of prayer and liturgy.  Breakfast will be served in the Guild Room following worship.  All are welcome!

Our 2016 Bible Camp will be held the week of August 1 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Children of all ages will discover the awesomeness of God through daily Bible stories, songs, and activities. Middle and high school students are encouraged to be VBS helpers.  All are welcome.  Contact Kathy Chateau for more information, to register or assist.

Calling all JAPC men! Lou and Barbara Prues cordially invite you to a barbecue on Monday, August 1, 6:30 p.m. at their home.  Come enjoy a great home-cooked steak dinner with all the "fixings", a wonderful dessert and the opportunity to renew and create new friendships!  Cost is $20 per person.  Reserve a spot in the Main Hallway or call the Church Office.

Mark your calendars for our Friends and Neighbors carillon program on Tuesday, August 2, at 7:30 p.m.  Our guest will be Dutch carillonneur Mathieu Polak.  This is the musical evening in which we welcome our Indian Village neighbors.  And as is our custom, it includes ice cream, frozen confections, cookies and summer beverages.

Join us for an old-fashioned church family picnic on Sunday, August 7 at 1:00 p.m. at Patterson Park (Grosse Pointe Park).  Burgers, buns, hot dogs, condiments and paper products will be provided (we will pass the hat to cover the cost).  Sign-up in the Main Hallway and indicate what you will bring (salad or dessert) to share.  Also, please feel free to bring games that others might want to play such as frisbee, volleyball, ladder golf, etc.  All are welcome, including friends!

Join the Card Makers! The Card-Makers will meet Sunday, August 14 in the Guild Room (beginning at 9:30 a.m.) to create seasonal cards for military personnel and church members experiencing illness or physical limitations. Please sign-up in the Main Hallway for this important ministry.

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