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 

Join us this Sunday for our 10:30 a.m. worship service when our Pastor, Peter C. Smith, will preach on Psalm 9:1.  His sermon is titled “The Heart of Gratitude”.

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.

Yoga Class (Slow Flow) continues Saturday (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.

The Sunday Bible Study, led by Louis Prues, focusing on "The Text for the Day", continues Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in the Guild Room.

"Tea and Chatter" will meet on Tuesday, October 21 at 1:30 p.m. at Just Delicious Scones (28750 Utica Road, Roseville).  Kathi Johnson will be hosting.  To attend, please sign-up in the Main Hallway.

Join the Card Makers on Thursday, October 23 (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) in the Guild Room.  The group will be making holiday cards for ill and shut-in members of the church.  If interested in joining the group, please sign-up in the Main Hallway.  For questions or more information, contact Linda Smith.

The Presbyterian Women Present: The Parable Players, a branch of Magic Carpet Theatre, will present “At His Feet” on Saturday, October 25.  Three vignettes from the Bible will be presented with music interwoven with the play.  “At His Feet” has been presented all over Michigan and we are pleased to have this production here at JAPC.  Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. with the play commencing at 10:00 a.m. 

Euchre Night on Saturday, October 25 (7:00 - 10:00 p.m. ) Allyn and Pam MacKay are hosting a fun evening of Euchre.  Space is limited to 14 players.  Beverages and table snacks will be provided.  Sign up in the Main Hallway and indicate what you will bring to share (appetizer or dessert).  If you have any questions, please contact Pam.

Children's Halloween Parade will be on Sunday, October 26 following worship service.  Children are encouraged to dress up for this event.  Middle and high school students are also invited to dress up and be Halloween helpers.  Adults can bring treats for the kids and change for the Presbyterian Relief Fund.

JAZZ at JAPC on Sunday, October 26, at 4:30 p.m., welcomes powerful trombonists Ron Kischuck and Ed Gooch.  The duo will be treating us to an afternoon inspired by J.J. Johnson, Curtis Fuller and Slide Hampton.  Make plans to attend and bring some friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz at JAPC.

JAPC will host a Blood Drive Wednesday, October 29 from 2:30-7:30 p.m.  Mark your calendars and plan to join us to donate and/or volunteer during this important event. Connie Sfire is chairing the drive.  Please do not give blood at another facility after September 3 if you are going to donate at JAPC.

The CREW will have an event planning luncheon on Thursday, October 30, at 11:00 a.m. in the Guild Room.  Please sign-up in the Main Hallway.  For more information or questions, contact Dianne Rentschler.

"Bible and Brew" will meet on Sunday, November 2, at 7:00 p.m. at City Kitchen (Grosse Pointe in the Village).  Join us for a lively discussion and fellowship.  Questions?  Contact Lou Prues.

All Church Work Day will be held on Saturday, November 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00. Whether you can commit a short time or several hours, your help is needed.  There is a task for everyone!  Please plan on joining us.  Sign-up is in the Main Hallway.

Interested in Church membership? Our next New Member Class will be on Sunday, November 9 at 9:00 a.m. in Dodge Hall.  Need additional information, speak to one of the Pastors or call the Church Office.

Tour the Parade Company's Studio on Wednesday, November 12, at 1:00 p.m.  All are welcome to join the 1 hour tour which is being sponsored by The CREW.  The admission fee is $8 child (3-17), $12 adult and $10 senior (65+).  This is sure to be fun for all ages.  Sign-up in the Main Hallway or contact Dianne Rentschler with questions.

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