Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church

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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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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 .

Winter 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, February 7, at 10:30 a.m. when Rev. Dr. Nancy De Vries, will be preaching on Ephesians 2:11-22.  Her sermon is entitled "On Not Loving the Wall".

Basketball Camp returns to JAPC. All middle school students are invited to participate.  We are looking for adult volunteers to wash uniforms, run scoreboard, or help coach.  Camp runs on Thursdays and Saturdays from February 4 - March 12.  See Kathy Chateau for details or to volunteer.

Yoga (slow flow) continues on Saturday, February 6 (9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.) in the Youth Pit.  The fee is $5 per class, $12 per family.  Free mat usage.  All are welcome.

JAPC's Presbyterian Women is excited to partner with Motown Soup to raise funds for the Second Mile Center in Detroit.  In 10 years Motown Soups has given $465,000 to charities who work with the homeless and hungry and donated $100,000 in 2014 alone.  Homemade Chicken Noodle, Buscias Stuffed Green Pepper, Terry's Tomato Basil Bisque, Maggie's Premium  White Chicken Chili, Beef Barley & Vegetable, and our favorite, Chicken Pot Pie will be available for purchase on Souper Bowl Sunday, February 7 during our coffee hour ($8 - cash and checks only).  30% of our commission will go directly to the Second Mile Center.  All of Motown Soups profits go to non-profits who work with the homeless and the hungry.

The next Presbyterian Women's Bible study will take place on Monday, February 8 (7:00 p.m.) at the home of Karen Wininger.  Please sign-up in the Main Hallway or call the church office.

JAPC's observance of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 10, with dinner at 6 p.m. (soup, salad and rolls - $3) and a communion service at 7:15 p.m. in Dodge Hall.  Sign-up in the Main Hallway.

"Tea and Conversation" will meet for a special "Valentine's Day" gathering at JAPC on Friday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m. in the Parlor.  Hosted by Kathi Johnson, this 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 '15 - '16 Music Series and Jazz at JAPC continues in 2016. The Music Series presents Juliet Petrus:  "A Great Distance" on February 14 at 4:30 p.m.  Metro Detroit Native, Juliet Petrus ( will present a concert of Chinese and Chinese/American art songs new to the United States concert stages.  Admission is free so bring a friend! 

The Card-Makers will meet Thursday, February 18 in the Guild Room (10:00 - 1:00 p.m.) to create seasonal cards for military personnel and church members experiencing illness or physical limitations.  Please sign-up in the Main Hallway.  Questions?  Contact the church office.

The next Men's Breakfast will be on Saturday, February 20 at 9:00 a.m. in the Guild Room.  Howard Riley will lead the discussion on excerpts from Nile Harper's book "Urban Churches:  Vital Signs - Beyond Charity Toward Justice".  The reservation sheet and reading material is in the Main Foyer.

JAZZ at JAPC welcomes Metro Voices on Sunday, February 28 (4:30 p.m.).  Tight harmonies and sweet style will pervade this wonderful jazz vocal quartet's performance at JAPC!  Join us for a wonderful afternoon of jazz.  Free admission.

The Annual Lunch and Meeting of the Congregation and Corporation will be held on Sunday, March 6.  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 Wednesday, March 2.

JAPC will host a Blood Drive on Thursday, March 10, from 2:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Mark your calendar and plan to join us to donate and/or volunteer during this important event.  Laura Boyle and Connie Sfire are co-chairing the drive.  Blood donors are eligible if they donated on or before January 14.  To register online go to and use sponsor code japc13. 

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