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. 

Join us this Sunday for our 10:30 a.m. worship service when our Parish Associate, Kathleen Doyle-Hohf, will preach on Matthew 20:1-16.  Her sermon is titled “What is Fair?”.

The Tutoring T.R.E.E. is beginning its 31st year!  Tutor training will be held Tuesday, September 16, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., and the Tutoring T.R.E.E. program begins on Tuesday, September 23.  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.

JAPC Annual Golf Outing - Come swing with us Sunday, September 21 at the St. Clair Shores Golf Club. Tee times start at 1:05 p.m. and play an 18-hole, four person scramble (limited to 16 players). Golf will be followed with an a la carte dinner at 5:30 p.m. The cost this year is $35 which covers greens fees, carts, and prizes. Anyone who wishes to join us for dinner may meet us at the clubhouse (RSVP needed). For more information contact Allyn or Pam MacKay or Dennis or Cyndie Hansinger.

Yoga Class (Slow Flow) resumes Saturday, September 27 (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 welcom.

JAZZ at JAPC begins its new season Sunday, September 28 at 4:30 p.m. when it welcomes clarinetist David Bennett.  He will be joined by drummer Pete Siers and pianist Tadd Weed.  Make plans to attend and bring some friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz at JAPC.

The monthly Presbyterian Women of all Detroit area groups will take place at JAPC on October 1 at 9:45 a.m.  The business meeting will commence and conclude with lunch served in the dining room.  Our organization has been an integral part of Presbyterian activities worldwide including gun control, human trafficking, spiritual development, etc.  Join us as we learn what committed women can do.  Call the Main Office to make your reservation.

Have a Pet? JAPC will hold the Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 4, at 10:30 a.m. on the Terrace.  This year’s blessing will be in remembrance of Mary Waterstone, a true advocate of all creatures, large and small.  We request that animals be on a leash or in a carrying container. Following the blessing, there will be refreshments for all participants (humans and pets).

World Communion Sunday is October 5. As we gather around the Lord’s Table with Christians around the globe, we will remember and affirm our oneness in Christ. To enrich our worship, we invite members and friends to lend cloths (representing ethnic and cultural traditions) to cover the Communion Table. Please bring the cloths to the church by October 2.

“Bible and Brew” will resume meeting again on Sunday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m., at City Kitchen, 16844 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe. Questions? Contact Lou Prues.

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.

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.

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.

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