Activity Groups That Are Meeting

All Activities that are meeting in person are required to follow the CDC guidelines for Covid-19.

Tai Chi Meeting at Lowman United Methodist Church on Mondays and Thursdays 9:30 - 10:30 
March 15, SMS-Strength, Mobility, Stability Exercise Group - Mon and Thur, 10:00 - 10:45
at Grace UMC, 2627 SW Western Ave, Topeka.
Spiritual Book Club via Zoom 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 2 - 4:00 pm
MAP Group via Zoom 4th Wednesday of the month from 10 - 11:30

Activity Groups Calendar

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Shepherd's Center Activity Groups

Let's get moving, have some fun, and enjoy playing!


The Pickleball group plays on Monday and Wednesday of each week. Monday, 3 - 5:00, Countryside United Methodist Church, 3221 SW Burlingame Rd, Topeka
Wednesday, 1 - 3:00, First Baptist Church, 3033 SW MacVicar Ave, Topeka
Beginners - Wednesday 1 - 3:00 pm please go to First Baptist Church 
Cyndi Ryan is the group Coordinator and Dave Mathia is Sub/Assistant.

Hand and Foot Canasta

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 2 - 4:00 pm, St. David's Episcopal Church, 3916 SW 17th St, Topeka. 
Park on the West side of the church and go to the East end of the fellowship hall.  This is a fun and easy game to learn for tables of 4-6 people. No reservations required.  There are always people ready to teach you how to play. The group Coordinator is Caroline Huff and Sharon Young is Sub/Assistant.

Spiritual Book Club - Meeting on Zoom

The book club meets on the 1st Monday of the month from 2 - 4:00 pm at First Congregational, 1701 SW Collins Ave, Topeka.  Enter through the south door, turn left and go to the library.  Members select a book of study based on how well it lends itself to spiritual growth and group discussion.  Pat Kirkman is the group coordinator who may be contacted at 231-0376 for information on the current book of study.


Party Bridge - American Standard 
This Bridge group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 1 - 3:30 pm, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2021 SW 29th St, Topeka.  Park on the East side and use East double doors.  You must know bridge basics.  Arrive a few minutes early ready to play at 1:00.  Roma Sessin is the group coordinator and Joan Arterburn is the sub/assistant.  Arrangements must be made by Monday at 5:00 by calling Joan at 408-5174.  Score tallies and winners are calculated by Kathy Harr.

Line Dancing

The Line Dancing group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 1:30 - 3:30 at First United Methodist Church, 600 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka.  Park on the West side and use the West door.  Once inside immediately turn left and walk the ramp to the library, then turn left to the elevator.  Push floor B to go to the fellowship hall.  This is a mixed group of dancing experience, and each learns at their own pace. Come and watch or feel free to join in.  The goal is to have fun, enjoy the music and get some exercise.  Glenna Meek - Coordinator, Kathy Ogle - Sub/Assistant. 

Strength, Mobility, & Stability - SMS Exercise

There are two SMS groups that meet each week. These one-hour classes include a little Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, and Calisthenics to help provide strength, mobility, and stability. 
Tuesdays, 10:00 at Countryside United Methodist Church, 3221 SW Burlingame Rd, Topeka.  Park on North side, use the middle door, turn left and go downstairs.   
Thursdays, 10:00 at Grace United Methodist Church, 2627 SW Western Ave, Topeka.  Enter the building through the middle door. Shirley Edgerton, Instructor Coordinator, and Paul Porter, Sub/Assistant.

MAP - Memories, Ancestory, Photos - Meeting via Zoom

The MAP group meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 10 - 11:30 at First Presbyterian Church, 817 SW Harrison St, Topeka.  Park on the North side, interior parking spaces.  Use the North doors and take the elevator to the 2nd floor, turn right to room 206.  We share the premise that we all have a story within us, be it our own life memoir or telling stories about our ancestors.  This group enjoys sharing genealogy discoveries, learning from others about sources, creating keepsakes, photo books, scrapbooks, albums, and videos to bring history to life.  On occasion, the group will take field trips.  Ellen Horn, Coordinator.

Tai Chi for Health with Madon Dailey

Tai Chi for Health - Mondays and Thursdays 10:00 - 11:00 am at Lowman United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 4101 SW 15th Street, Topeka. If you would like to sign up for this class, please contact Madon by emailing her at [email protected] or call 785-845-4478. There is a limit of 15 in-person attendees for this class. Due to Covid, Social distancing is required, and masks are to be worn.

To Join Madon from Home via Zoom Monday thru Friday at 10:00 am, click on the following link: Tai Chi Zoom Meeting ID: 908 593 3664 Passcode: TopekaTC4V