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.

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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 this Sunday, June 5, when Rev. Dr. Nancy De Vries will preach on Luke 24:13-49.  Her sermon is titled “Stay With Us”.

Jazz at JAPC on Sunday, June 5, welcomes "Stars of the Future".  For a third time, young jazz artists from Metro Detroit under the mentorship of Marian Hayden will come together to give us a high-energy afternoon of music!  The concert will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  Admission is free so bring a friend and enjoy the many talented youth in our community.

The next Presbyterian Women's Bible Study will be held at the home of Pat Slone on Monday, June 6, at 7:00 p.m.  Ladies are welcome to join the group for an interesting discussion of the Bible.

A beautiful way to start the day: morning prayers and communion followed by breakfast on the second Wednesday of each month.  Join us on Wednesday, June 8, 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!

Used books wanted! We need your used books - children, novels and non-fiction for the "Books A'Blooming" sale on Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12.  Just remember - we cannot accept Reader's Digest condensed books, Encyclopedias or dictionaries.  Books may be brought to the church and placed under the display cabinet in Dodge Hall.

2016 Indian Village Home and Garden 2-Day Tour - Saturday, June 11 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. &  Sunday, June 12 - 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Would you like to volunteer to help during the Indian Village Home and Garden Tour?  Volunteers are needed to act as JAPC Church Hosts/Hostesses and Tour Guides (materials are provided) or to help sell refreshments. JAPC will participate in the tour both days. Questions?  Please call the Church office (313 822-3456).  Tickets for the tour (Cost: $22.50 pre-sale or both days $40.50 pre-sale).  Online pre-sale tickets end 6p.m. on June 10.

"Bible and Brew" will meet for the last time this season on Sunday, June 12 (7:00 p.m.) at City Kitchen (in the village, 16844 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe).  The evening's topic of discussion will be "What are your most serious religious and spiritual questions?".  In order to allow for some preparation, please email your questions in advance to Lou ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).  The names of those submitting questions will remain confidential.

Presbyterian Women will host a Summer Solstice party in the park on Monday, June 20, at 5:30 p.m.  Rev. Nancy De Vries and Patty Sunisloe will lead the discussion in exploring our spirituality and life beyond this world.  Please sign-up in the Main Hallway and indicate what you plan to share.

The Summer Worship Schedule begins Sunday, June 26. 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.

Tea and Conversation: Summer is the perfect time to gather in the company of good friends outdoors!  Tea and Conversation will meet on Tuesday, July 12 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 11, 18, and 25.  See the flyer on the Main Foyer table or contact Kathy Chateau for registration information and how you can help. 

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.

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!

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