2018 Spring Semester Short Courses

Click on the course title for more information and registration forms.  Space is limited, please register early

Leader: Ed Olson, PhD. Explore the synchronicity and mystery of the emerging common between science and spirituality. Meet weekly for five weeks on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 am - 11:15 am in Rm 1, Pleasant Hill Community Church. Materials provided. Ed Olson’s book Keep the Bathwater: Emergence of the Sacred in Science and Religion ​ is optional ($10.00)


Leader: Don Smith, BA in History, MDiv in Theology and Philosophy. Explore the questions “What counts as ​being free​? What (if anything) makes a person unique?” and more. Meet weekly for six weeks on Friday mornings from 10:00 am ​ ​to 11:00 am in Rm 1, Pleasant Hill Community Church. Jean-Paul Sartre’s 1946 lecture, ​Existentialism is Humanism​, will be provided.



April 17 - May 22: Exploring Big Ideas in Short Stories.
Leader: Holly McClain, BA. Explore, interpret, and evaluate challenging ideas presented in short stories working individually and as a group. Meet weekly for six weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in Rm 1, Pleasant Hill Community Church. Materials provided.







We regret to announce that this short course has been cancelled.  We hope to reschedule it in the future.
May 18 - June 8: Communication in Relationships (Personal, Social, Workplace)
Leader: Vicky Markham. Examine relationships from humanistic/emotional and scientific/neurobiological points of view. Meet weekly for 4 weeks on Friday mornings from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm in Rm 1, Pleasant Hill Community Church. Materials provided.


Courses are $20 ($10 per course for those who have a 2018 Shalom membership). To register for any of these courses, you may obtain a Course Registration Form at the Pleasant Hill Community Church, on the Uplands information porch at Heritage, at ​http://www.shalomcenterpleasanthill.com, by emailing ​shalomcenterpleasanthill@gmail.com, or calling President Don Dowdey at (931) 277-3033.

Shalom Center for Continuing Education
"Sponsoring learning and education since 2000"