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 BelieveJAPC is part of the Presbyterian Church USA. Learn more about our Reformed Tradition and beliefs by clicking here.

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Educational OpportunitiesJAPC is a place of spiritual growth and education. For our more information, click here.

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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.

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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 Sunday, September 24, when our Interim Pastor, Rev. Dr. Ken Kaibel, will preach on Matthew 16:21-28.  His sermon is titled "Mysterious Ways". Church School for younger children (Crib through 5th Grade). Join us after worship for Sundae Sunday when we will have a make-your-own sundaes as part of the coffee hour. 

The Tutoring T.R.E.E. is beginning its 34th year! Tutoring T.R.E.E. program begins on Tuesday, September 19.  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.

The Crew would like to invite all JAPC people and their friends to join us for The Grosse Pointe Theaters production of Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance"  at The Grosse Pointe Theater (University of Ligget School) on Friday, September 22 at 8:00 p.m..  Tickets are $25 each or for groups of 10 or more $23 each and for groups of 20+ $21 each.  D

Jazz at JAPC kicks off the season on Sunday, September 24, when we welcome Keller/Kocher Quartet, four musicians who bring together experience, compatibility, creativity, and tradition. Jazz that's easy to like.  Concerts begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  Due to the generosity of members and sponsors, the concerts continue to be free admission.

JAPC Fall Fair (for neighborhood and church families) will be held on Saturday, September 30.  There will be carnival food, games, activities and prizes for kids from 1 -12.  If you are interested in participating or helping, please contact Kathy Chateau.

World Communion Sunday is October 1.  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 September 27.

JAPC will host a Blood Drive on Thursday, October 5 from 1:30-7:30 p.m. Mark your calendars and plan to join us to donate and/or volunteer during this important event. Please do not give blood at another facility after July 27 if you are going to donate at JAPC’s blood drive.

The Crew is offering another musical opportunity for all members of JAPC - a trip to Detroit’s Orchestra Hall on Friday, October 6 (10:45 a.m.) to see Ella & Louis, a revue of the wonderful music they once sang together and on their own.  Tickets on the main floor are $43 if we purchase 10 or more.  Lunch at The Traffic Jam will follow the concert.  Please make your reservation by Monday, September 25, so that tickets can be ordered.

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.

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