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 .

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

Worship with us Sunday, May 1 when Rev. Dr. Louis Prues preaches on Philippians 2:3 & 4.  His sermon title is "Remembering What's Important". There will be Church School classes for Crib-Toddler thru Fifth Grade. Anniversary Celebration - We will celebrate the church’s 162nd Anniversary also on Sunday, May 1.  As we recall our history, we will honor those who have been members for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, & 50+ years. Following worship service there will be a special Anniversary Coffee Hour in Dodge Hall. "Bible and Brew" continues at 7:00 p.m. at City Kitchen (in the Village, 16844 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe).  Join the group for a lively discussion of the Bible.  Questions?  Contact Rev. Dr. Louis Prues, covener.

Our self study survey April 30 deadline is near. The link needed to complete the survey electronically is or take a paper copy, available at the Elder's Desk, with you to complete and return before the April 30 deadline (at midnight).  Your input is critical to the current and future of our church.  It is extremely important that everyone completes the survey.

Presbyterian Women is hosting a “Girls Night Out” on Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m.  The ladies will gather at 6:30 p.m. at The Current Food and Libations (on the Nautical Mile, 24026 Jefferson in St. Clair Shores).  All ladies of the church and their guests welcome.  Reservations are needed so please sign-up in the Main Hallway.

Yoga Class (slow flow) continues Saturday, April 30 (9:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.)in the Youth Pit.  The cost is $5 per class, $12 per family.  Free mat usage.  All ages and abilities are welcome.

Crafting for a Cause will continue its' glass etching workshop on Saturday, April 30 (10:00 a.m. - noon).  New projects will also be demonstrated.  If you have your own crafts under way, please  bring them so we can share ideas and plan future workshops.  We'll provide the coffee, tea and rolls.  You bring your talents and enthusiasm.  For more information, contact Pat Shumate.

The next Presbyterian Women's Bible Studday will be held at the home of Jenny King on Monday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.  The evenings topic of discussion will be Ephesians 2:4-10.  There is a reservation sheet in the Main Hallway.

Garden Clean-up and Flower Planting Day. The Garden Committee is cleaning the church’s gardens and planting spring flowers on Saturday, May 14 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  If you would like to help, please sign up in the Main Hallway.

Deacons’ “Bake Goods” Auction will be on Sunday, May 22 following worship.
There will be an auction of cakes, cookies and other goodies to raise funds for Summer Camp scholarships.  The auctioneer will be our own Lou Prues.  Make sure to bring your “dough” - both baked and green.

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.

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