Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church

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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 .

Summer Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  The office will be closed Monday, July 6 in observance of the 4th of July holiday and will reopen Tuesday, July 7.

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 coffee fellowship hour will be held between services from 9:15 until 10:15.  This temporary change of time is being done for summer worship.  Our Pastoral Associate, Katy Doyle-Hohf, will preach on Ecclesiastes 3:1-13.  Her sermon is entitled "Holy Janitors".

Our 2015 Summer Carillon Series opens this Sunday, July 5, with a program of patriotic, folk and seasonal tunes played on our historic 23-bell Gillett & Johnston carillon by Jenny King.  The music begins at 9:30 a.m. during the new mid-service coffee fellowship hour.  All are welcome! 

JAPC's PW is assisting The Second Mile Center Health Fair on July 20 by assembling 25 personal care bags.  Each bag will contain a tooth brush, dental floss, 6.4 oz. tooth paste, bath size bar soap, deodorant, chapstick, wash cloth, 15 oz. shampoo and 15 oz. conditioner.  Items will be collected until July 7.  Marked collection boxes can be found near the sign-up table in the Main Hallway.

Tea and Chatter: Summer is the perfect time to gather  in the company of good friends outdoors! Tea and Chatter will meet on Tuesday, July 7 at 12:00 p.m. at the home of Valerie Yinger. All women of the church are invited to attend. Sign up in the Main Hallway and indicate what you are bringing to share.

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. the weeks of July 13, 20, and 27.  See the flyer on the Main Foyer table or contact Kathy Chateau for registration information and how you can help.

The Presbyterian Women of JAPC invite all women to stop by our "Open House" table during the coffee fellowship hour on Sunday, July 19, when JAPC's PW members will answer questions about our work.  JAPC's PW have been supporting the important mission work of the Second Mile Center on Detroit's eastside and in raising awareness of human trafficking and ways to help its victims.  Directed by a small board, PW welcomes the interest of all women who are seeking personal involvement in the community through Christian service.  If you are unable to attend the short meeting, please give Patty Sunisloe, Pat Slone or Karen Wininger a call.  We'd love to hear from you.

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.

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