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.

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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 .

Fall Church Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Worship with us on Sunday, October 22, when guest preacher, Rev. Susan Pratt will be preaching on Psalm 40:4-17 and Matthew 14:22-33. Her sermon is titled "Sinking in Grace". Church School for younger children (Crib through 5th Grade).

The Tutoring T.R.E.E. has begun its 34th year! Tutoring T.R.E.E. program continues this Tuesday.  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.

Please join JAPC members and friends when we bike our way down the Dequindre Cut following worship on Sunday, October 22.  All are welcome.  Bring your own bike or rent one at the Wheelhouse.  For more information, contact Paula Cole or Kim Monts.  A reservation sheet is in the main hallway.

Fall Garden Clean-up - Garden Angels needed! On Saturday, October 28 at 9:00 a.m., the Garden Committee will clean and prepare the gardens for winter (please bring your own tools.)  If you can help, please sign up in the Main Hallway.

You are invited to a Sunday Forum at 11:45 a.m. in the Guild Room on October 29.  Learn about the current financial status of the church, where the money comes from, and how it is spent.  Get your questions answered.

Jazz at JAPC welcomes Marion Hayden's Quartet on Sunday, October 29 (4:30 p.m. in the sanctuary). Marion Hayden is one of very few female jazz bassists, in her case deciding to stay close to home while becoming one of the more enduring instrumentalists in the Midwestern United States and is known as part of great Detroit Jazz bass legacy.   Due to the generosity of members and sponsors, admission is free.  So bring a friend and enjoy an afternoon of jazz.

Children's Halloween Parade will be on Sunday, October 29 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.

2017 “Watch your Block”  Angels’ Night Anti-Arson Campaign. Show how much you care during the three-day Halloween period, October 29-31, to help prevent arson in Detroit.  Adopt a vacant house in your neighborhood and turn on your outdoor lights.  For more information or to volunteer call the City of Detroit, (313 224-4415).

An All-Church Work Day will be held on Saturday, November 11, from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Whether you can commit a short time or several hours, your help is needed. There is a task for everyone!  Please plan to join us. Sign up in the Main Hallway.

Make plans to be with us on Scottish Sunday, November 19.   It is a special day in the life of JAPC with the sound of bagpipes and the "Kirkin’ of the Tartans".  Following the service, a Coffee Hour, chaired by Jan O'Brien and Sally Wicks, will be held in the Dining Room, highlighted by Scottish music and dancing.  Help us make it a grand “Ceilidh”. The sign up sheet on the back page of the insert and on the table in the Main Hallway identifies a variety of ways you can help.

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