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 Believe

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

Church Life

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Educational Opportunities

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

Church History

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.

How You Can Serve

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 .

Summer Church Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  The church will be closed on Wednesday, August 16, and Thursday, August 17, due to building maintenance.

The Summer Worship Schedule continues. At 8:30 a.m., an informal and abbreviated service will be held in the Zaun Chapel. At 10:30 a.m., our traditional worship service will be in the Sanctuary, with Church School for our younger children (Crib through 2nd Grade). Children’s activity sheets will be available at both services.  Rev. Dr. Ken Kaibel will be preaching on Romans 10:1-13 and Matthew 15:10-28.  His sermon is titled "Playing Your Foul Balls”.

A End of Summer Blast for 7th - 12th graders will be on Saturday, August 19 from 6 - 9 p.m.  Food, games and fun!  Contact Kathy Chateau (313-822-3456) for more details.

The Blessing of the Backpacks! On September 10, during the children’s meditation, all students (ages K-12) will have the opportunity to bring their backpacks to the front of the Sanctuary for a special message, blessing, and a reminder to take home.

“Back to Church Sunday Celebration” is on September 10.  Join us in an after church party kicking off fall and the start up of church activities.  Celebrate the morning with Reverend Dr. Ken Kaibel preaching, the full choir and be part of this festive Sunday after church gathering with the Angel Choir with children’s activities. Enjoy the morning with with refreshments, coffee and conversation.  Let us gather together in peace, harmony and have fun.

The Tutoring T.R.E.E. is beginning its 34th year! Tutor training will be held on Tuesday, September 12, and the 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 monthly Men’s Breakfast resumes on Saturday, September 16 at 9:00 a.m. in the Guild Room. The discussion will be led by Rodney Burlett.  Copies of the reading selection and reservation sheet are on the Main Foyer Table.

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.

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.

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