Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church

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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

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., Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon. 

Worship with us Sunday, February 1 at 10:30 a.m. when our Parish Associate, Kathleen Doyle-Hohf, will preach on Mark 1:21-28.  Her sermon is entitled "What is God's Work?". 

The Tutoring T.R.E.E. program continues with it's second session on Tuesdays, from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  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.

Yoga Class (Slow Flow) continues Saturday, January 31 (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 welcome.

The Sunday Bible Study, led by Gilbert Baker and/or Jan O'Brien, focusing on "The Text for the Day" continues on Sunday, February 1 at 9:00 a.m. in the Guild Room.

“Souper Bowl” Sunday, February 1. As we enjoy the satisfaction of food and drink while watching the Super Bowl football game, young children around the world will die from malnutrition and preventable diseases.  In 2014, 7,619 groups in the United States generated over 8.4 million dollars in cash and food items for local charities. Please give a dollar (or two) as you leave worship on Sunday, February 1. The donations will be sent directly to the food pantries of the Presbytery of Detroit.

"Tea and Chatter" will meet for a special "Valentine's Day"gathering at JAPC on Friday, February 13 at 1:00 p.m.  Hosted by Kathi Johnson, the event is for all ladies of the church and their friends.  Make your reservation on the sign-up sheet in the Main Hallway and indicate what you will bring to share.

The next monthly Men’s Breakfast will be Saturday, February 14, at 8:30 a.m. in the Guild Room.  Peter Smith will lead the discussion on selections from best-selling author, pastor, global strategist, theologian, and philanthropist, Rick Warren’s book, “God’s Power to Change Your Life”.  Copies of the selection and reservation sheet are on the Main Foyer Table

JAPC's observance of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 18, with dinner at 6 p.m. and a communion service at 7:15 p.m. in Dodge Hall.  Menu and cost to be determined.  Sign-up in the Main Hallway.

The Card-Makers will beet on Thursday, February 19 in the Guild Room (10:00 - 1:00 p.m.) to create Easter cards for church members experiencing illness or physical limitations.  The sign-up sheet is in the Main Hallway.

Interested in exploring church membership? Our next New Member Class is on Sunday, February 22, at 9:00 a.m. in Dodge Hall.  Questions?  Contact the Church Office.

JAZZ at JAPC - Our award winning solo piano artist, Taslimah Bey, will create a sense of excitement and evoke pleasant memories with the fine art of Ragtime Piano on Sunday, February 22 (4:30 p.m.).  Make plans to attend and bring some friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz at JAPC.  Admission is free.

This year's Lenten Study (February 23 - March 31) offers two choices of day and time - Monday mornings (10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) or  Tuesday afternoons (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.).  We will use John Indermark's book "Parables and Passion".  Participants will discover new insights about the passion story through the lenses of Jesus' parables.  As Indermark writes "Parables nudge us all to receptive insight".  The sign-up sheet is in the Main Hallway.  You can purchase the book ($15) in the Church Office.

The Presbyterian Women's Guild is sponsoring a Mid-Winter Warm-Up Dinner on Wednesday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m. at Rockefellars (15402 Mack, Grosse Pointe Park, 48230).  All women of the church are invited to attend.  Please sign-up in the Main Hallway.

The Annual Brunch and Meeting of the Congregation and Corporation will be held on Sunday, March 1.  The brunch will be served at 12:00 p.m. in the Dining Room.  Cost will be determined.  The meeting will begin at 1:15 p.m. in Dodge Hall.  Sign-up in the Main Hallway by February 25.

The 2015 Presbyterian Women's Annual Retreat on Saturday, March 14, at First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with lunch included in the registration fee of $30.  It is a day for spiritual renewal under the leadership of Pat Johnson, a retreat leader from FPCRO.  Eleven workshops will be provided which 2 can be chosen.  There will be a worship service with Communion to end the day's activities.

JAPC will host a Blood Drive on Wednesday, March 18, from 2:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Mark your calendar and plan to join us to donate and/or volunteer during this important life saving event.  Please do not give blood at another facility after January 18 if you are going to donate at JAPC.

The Concert Series presents Hector Olivera on Sunday, March 22 (4:30 p.m.).  Our Skinner Organ will be put to the test by one of the grand masters with his “Olympic”virtuosity, visionary musicianship and great charm!  Free admission.

SAVE THE DATE! Congregational Farewell to Peter and Linda Smith - Sunday, March 29, 2015.  Luncheon following Palm Sunday Worship.  More details to come.

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