Educational Opportunities are offered on Sunday mornings from 11:30 to 12:30, with topics ranging in length from 1 to 6 Sundays. Recent classes have covered "Presbyterians 101," "Talking about Social Justice," "Being Mortal" (book study), "Half-Thruths" (tackling things the Bible doesn't really say), "Fearless", and some of the "Nooma" studies produced by Rob Bell, inviting us to take a look at familiar topics from a bit of a different perspective.
Annual retreats to help us grow spiritually are open to the community, and often include guest leaders. This is an all-day event held on a Saturday in late January or early February. Each year's retreat has a different focus. 2019 was "Creation Care as a Spiritual Practice". Some themes from past years have been "Love: The Greatest Spiritual Gift," "Fruits of the Spirit," "Spiritual Practices," and "Spirituality and the Arts"
Visiting Musicians and Prayer Stations have helped us grow as well.
Westminster Seminars are occasional presentations advertised to the wider Jackson community on topics of broad interest that are also particularly significant for people of faith. Topics have included "Science and Religion," a book study on Waking Up White by Debby Irving, the film Alive Inside about how music can reach persons with Alzheimer's Disease, and resources available as we and/or our older family members may need additional support.