Upcoming Events at JAPC
Church Office Hours are : Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon.
The Sunday Bible Study focusing on “The Text for the Day” is held each Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the Guild Room.
Our Sunday worship service is at 10:30 a.m.. Concurrent with the service is Church School for children (Crib - 8th Grade).
This Sunday is the 2nd Sunday in Advent. Our Pastor, Peter Smith will preach and his sermon is entitled, "A Little Child and is based on Isaiah 11:1-10
Want to offer hope to the Filipino people? Super Typhoon Haiyan left monumental devastation when it struck the central Philippines. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is working in collaboration with our mission partner, the National Council of Churches in the Philippines. The response has included non-perishable food items, material resources, drinking water, emergency-shelter kits and cash-for-work-programs. Use a pew envelope or note on your check “Disaster Relief”.
Christmas Baskets - The Board of Deacons will provide Christmas Baskets ($100 per Basket) for 50 families of children in the Tutoring T.R.E.E. and at Nichols School. If you would like to support this project, mark your check “Deacons’ Christmas Baskets”.
The Mitten Tree, will be in the Main Foyer on December 8 to receive your gifts of mittens, scarves, hats and socks. Items donated will be given to Nichols School for distribution
An Advent Family Celebration” on Sunday, December 8 immediately following worship service in Primary Church School Room. Families with children pre-school through middle school are invited to participate in Advent lesson, crafts, and songs. Advent wreaths will be available. Contact Katy or Kathy for information or to register.
The ̀13 -̀14 Music Series continues with “Home for the Holidays” presented by the Community Chorus of Detroit on December 14 (7:30 p.m.) and December 15 (4:00 p.m.). It is a ticketed event.
Men - mark your calendars! The Annual Presbyterian Men’s Advent Communion Breakfast will be held on Saturday, December 14, (7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) at Park United Presbyterian Church. Reservations ($12 per person) must be made on-line by December 5.
JAPC will host a special Angel Tree Celebration on Saturday, December 14 (12 to 2:00 p.m.). Approximately 30 children and their families will be coming for lunch, games and to receive their gifts. Help is needed to set up, assist with serving and clean up. Please sign up in the Main Hallway.
“Tea and Chatter” will meet for a Christmas luncheon on Thursday, December 12 at 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. at the Cotswold Café at the Edsel Ford House. Make your reservation on the sign up sheet in the Main Hallway.
The CREW are attending a performance of Grosse Pointe Theater's production of "White Christmas" on Thursday, December 19. Tickets ($20) are available to purchase in the Church office. Questions? Contact Dianne Rentschler.
Want to help the Deacons deliver the Christmas baskets on Saturday, December 21 (9:00 a.m.) Please call Marve Adams (313 882-9551) to volunteer.
Christmas Worship Opportunities
• Family Christmas Eve Service at 4:00 p.m. will have the traditional Christmas story told in a family-friendly way, highlighted by the Joyful Noise and Cherub Children’s Choirs and Chancel Choir soloists. The service is not limited to families and children but to anyone who prefers an earlier time.
• Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 10:00 p.m. . This beautiful and traditional service is preceded by an extended prelude beginning shortly after 9:30 p.m. As we joyfully celebrate the Christmas Story, we will be joined by the gifted musical artistry of guest musicians and the Chancel Choir.
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