Activity Groups

PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN A GROUP.  All Activities that are meeting in person are required to follow the CDC and church sponsor's guidelines for Covid-19.

Shepherd's Center Activity Groups

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


The Pickleball group plays every Monday and Wednesday from 1 - 3:00 pm at First Baptist Church, 3033 SW MacVicar Ave, Topeka. No new players at this time.  Please contact Cyndi at [email protected] if you would like to play. Cyndi Ryan, Coordinator; Dave Mathias is Sub/Assistant.

Bridge (You must be fully vaccinated)

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. Kathy Harr calculates score tallies and winners. 

Hand and Foot Canasta (You must be fully vaccinated)

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 are required.  There are always people ready to teach you how to play. The group Coordinator is Sharon Young. 

Mexican Train Dominoes

Mexican Train Dominoes - Meeting on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, St. David's Episcopal Church, 3916 SW 17th St, Topeka. Please do not enter the building before 1:30 pm. If you are interested in getting together, please email the co-coordinators, Ottie Reed at [email protected] or Mary Adkins at [email protected]

Shepherd's Center Book Club

The book club meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 2 - 4:00 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1275 SW Boswell 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.

MAP - Memories, Ancestory, Photos -via Zoom

The MAP group meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 10 - 11:30 via Zoom. We share the premise that we all have a story within us, be it our 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: Rich McReynolds, Coordinator. Please contact Rich at [email protected] for the Zoom link.

Family History Writing Group

Family History Writing Group - 2nd Wednesday of the month, 10:00 - 11:30 am, Lowman United Methodist Church, room 12. Do you have great family stories to tell, and you want to pass them down to the next generation but don't know where to start?  Sally Kahle, the coordinator for this group, will help you get started.  Contact our office for more information. 

Strength, Mobility, & Stability - SMS Exercise

Strength, Mobility, Stability Exercise Group (SMS) - Meeting as follow in Topeka:
Monday 9:00 - 9:30 am Arbor Court, 4200 SW Drury Lane
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 - 9:30 am Rosehill Place, 3600 SW Gage Blvd # 97
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 - 10:45 am, Grace UMC, 2627 SW Western Ave
This class includes a little Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, and Calisthenics to help provide strength, mobility, and stability. If you would like to join, please contact Shirley Edgerton, Instructor Coordinator, at 785-979-4495. Paul Porter, Sub/Assistant

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 and masks are required. 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 

Line Dancing (You must be fully vaccinated)

Line Dancing - The 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 1:30 - 3:30 at First Baptist Church, 3033 SW MacVicar Ave, Topeka.  This activity is for anyone who likes to dance.  There are many levels of experience in this class.  Vaccines are required, masks optional. Please call Glenna Meek at 785-273-4727 to register for this activity.