Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church

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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 - 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 Pastoral Associate, Louis Prues, will preach at both services.  He will be preaching on Psalm 20 and his sermon title is "The Search for Peace and Balance".  Also this Sunday, a new chapter in JAPC's history begins with our Interim Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Nancy DeVries, being part of both services. I know you will want to come and meet Nan and welcome her to our wonderful church.

Creative Arts Day Camps offer quality creative experiences for students in grades 2-6.  Camps will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and continues it's final week (July 27).  Contact Kathy Chateau for registration information and how you can help.

Join our neighbors in Indian Village for our popular Ice Cream Social Carillon Concert on Tuesday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. on the front lawn.  Pat Macoska, organist and carillonneur at St. Mary's of Redford, is our guest recitalist who will play on our beautiful 23-bell Gillett and Johnston carillon while guests relax in chairs and blankets and enjoy frozen desserts, cookies and beverages.  The hour-long event is free and open to all.

Join us of an old-fashioned church family picnic on Sunday, August 2 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 mights want to play such as frisbees, volleyball, ladder golf, etc.  All are welcome, including friends!

Our 2015 Bible Camp will be held the week of August 3 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 10, 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 $15 per person.  Reserve a spot on the reservation sheet in the Main Hallway or call the Church Office.

JAPC Presbyterian Women will have their next meeting on Wednesday, August 12, at 4:30 p.m. at the home of Patty Sunisloe (food, wine and fellowship).  The group will plan social activities, community outreach projects, and fundraising events.  All women of JAPC are automatically members of the Presbyterian women's group and welcomes the attendance and input from all the women of the church as they strive to grow in size and accomplishments.

Take me out to the ball game! JAPC has 25 tickets at a special $34.00 group rate for the Friday, August 21st Tigers game against the Texas Rangers at 7:08 p.m. We will gather at Sindbad's Restaurant (100 St. Claire Street, Detroit) at 5:15 p.m. in time for a quick bite and make it on the shuttle before the game. Following the game, we will get back on the Sindbad's shuttle and return to the restaurant. Tickets are on a first come basis and will be available for purchase in the Main Office. For additional information, contact Ken Cherven.

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 .

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