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Shepherd's Center Topeka

A volunteer seniors organization that enhances physical well-being, spiritual growth, and education for life.

Adventures in learning!

Shepherd's Center offers four "Adventures in Learning!" sessions per year in February, April, August and October from  9-11:30 a.m. on the Fridays that month.  Classes are 50 minutes long with the first beginning at 9:00. Participants may choose from four different classes being offered in each time slot.  At 9:50 refreshments are provided compliments of our community partners where you'll have an opportunity to interact with other members, community partners, and join with the Director in recognizing birthdays and anniversaries.  At 10:40, the second class begins. The cost is $30.00 per quarterly session (pays for all four Fridays).  So, for $30, a person chooses eight educational classes, along with fellowship time and refreshments. Now that's a BARGAIN! With annual membership in SCT, members pay only $25!

Class choices are offered in health, religion, news & current events, people & places, community, the arts or history, library wisdom, potpourri (classes that may not fit one of the regular categories) or a "back by popular demand" speaker.  Our speakers include college professors, physicians, clergy, business professionals, authors, artists, lawyers, and other devoted individuals who graciously give of their time and talent in support of the Shepherd's Center mission.  If you would like to be considered as a speaker for a class program, please send information with your proposal to SCT, 4101 SW 15th ST, Topeka, 66604. 

It's a God thing . . . because we know that changes can happen in our members' lives, scholarships are available for those with a financial need. Please visit with the SCT Director. Inevitably this gift to one member is compensated for by an extra donation from another member.

It takes a lot of volunteers to carry out an Adventures in Learning! session since an average Friday has 300 in attendance. Member profiles assist in matching the right volunteer with the right tasks. Recognition is given to volunteers at an annual banquet.  

for complete information about classes and trips, read the most recent newsletter found on our "News" page.


USING THE ONLINE FORM                                       PayPal was one of the first E-commerce companies established to provide a secure way to purchase online. Their signature padlock, like that of Shepherd's Center, can be seen in front of the website address on the browser bar, and is something you should check before making a purchase on any website to protect your personal information.

Always double check the shopping bag before finalizing your purchase.  If you made a mistake, you can increase/decrease the quantity, clear the bag, or if satisfied, click "continue shopping" and move to the next item. Spouses should fill out class choices for one, click continue shopping, and fill out the classes for the other spouse. Please read the instructions on the check out pages. 

E-mail, or call, 785-249-3258, if you have difficulty using our online registration platform. We have tried to make this as simple as possible, but only your feedback will let us know if that is not the case.

Adventures in learning Registration: Details on classes in most recent newsletter - click on news tab at top

First time guests Adventures in Learning

Try before you buy! Guests are invited to participate on a Friday morning of their choosing without paying for the session. Select classes and refreshments for ONE Friday and then below, select guest check-out. You can also provide the same information by calling the office. 

If guests wish to continue they must pay for the full session regardless of the number of remaining Fridays, There is no pro-rating of the price.  

TRAVELERS & semi-annual socials

"Travelers" is a benefit for members only. Trips include: Field trips in-town, and often free; Day trips to other cities or towns; Vacations out-of-state mid-summer. Fees apply on all bus trips.

Vacation 2020 Trip Brochure

Semi-Annual Socials are open to members and guests, anyone age 55+ . Every January we have a New Year Social in conjunction with our Community Partners which includes: Free food, entertainment and information about our activities. Every July we have Charity Social with food, games and entertainment. Registrations and sales are all donated to an adopted nonprofit that does good works in our community.