Volunteer Extraordinaire! Jerry Ehnes

Our own Jerry Ehnes won the Shepherd’s Centers of America National Volunteer Award!

Cut and paste the link to read a great article about it in the Webster Kirkwood Times.


Sunday Afternoon Film Series is Back

Sunday Afternoon Film Series

Hosted by The Shepherd’s Center in collaboration with Webster Groves Public Library


The American Artist: The Life and Times of George Caleb Bingham

Sunday, July 9, 2-4

A Film by Wide Awake Films (2016)

The American Artist is a biographical docu-drama about George Caleb Bingham. He was a successful self-taught artist, politician, and family man. His home, family, career, and life’s work were all but lost as the American Civil War split his world in two. A century after his death, George Caleb Bingham’s work was not only rediscovered, it is celebrated as a National Treasure. His paintings, his politics, his life are a testament to his perseverance, ingenuity, and unwavering determination. An America, long since forgotten, is preserved through his life’s work.


Age of LoveThe Age of Love

Sunday, July 16, 2-4

A New Documentary on Seeking Love After 70, Director Steven Loring (2016)

The Age of Love follows the humorous and poignant adventures of thirty seniors in Rochester, NY who sign up for a first-of-its-kind speed dating event exclusively for 70- to 90-year-olds. From anxious anticipation through the dates that follow, it’s an unexpected tale of intrepid seniors who lay their hearts on the line, and discover how dreams and desires change—or don’t change—from first love to the far reaches of life.


accidental courtesyAccidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America

Sunday, July 23, 2-4

Documentary by Matt Ornstein (2015)

Musician Daryl Davis has an unusual hobby. He’s played all over the world and in his free time Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan – something few black men can say. In Accidental Courtesy, Daryl’s journey takes him across the country, from those who have left the Klan, to some still active in the organization. In an age of digital disconnection, Daryl’s method is rooted in personal interaction and we as viewers reap the rewards. Daryl asks them the question – how can you hate me if you have never met me?


Webster Groves Public Library LogoAll Films Shown at

Webster Groves Public Library

301 East Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63119

Free and open to the public

Please RSVP to the Shepherd’s Center 314-395-0988

Walk-ins welcome on a first come first served basis

Doors open at 1:30

New Technology Classes at Laclede Groves

smart phoneTech Talk: Touch Screen Smart Phones

Wednesday, June 14, 11-12

Laclede Groves, 723 S. Laclede Station Road, 63119, class held in 701/705 building

For touch screen phones only, IPhone or Android, no IPhoneS. Learn the basics such as volume control, making a call, sending a text, how to use email etc. Kim will have an outline but please bring your questions! Free, REGISTRATION REQUIRED, to register call the Shepherd’s Center at 314-395-0988.


Tech Talk: Computers

Wednesday, June 28, 2-3

Laclede Groves, 723 S. Laclede Station Road, 63119, class held in 701/705 building

Learn about the basic equipment and how to use it: CPU, keyboard, mouse and various types of disks for storage. For both laptops and desktop computers. Kim will have an outline but please bring your questions! Free, REGISTRATION REQUIRED, to register call the Shepherd’s Center at 314-395-0988.


For a complete class schedule click here

Discover Your Parks: It’s Free and It’s Fun

sun graphicA Community Connection Coffee hosted by the Shepherd’s Center and Grace Episcopal Church

Representatives from Kirkwood, Webster Groves and St. Louis County Parks and Recreation; and Powder Valley Nature Center/Missouri Department of Conservation will share information about the many resources they have to offer our communities. The focus will be programs, opportunities for fitness, and outdoor fun specifically for older adults. Information will also be available about Missouri State Parks in the St. Louis Area.

Wednesday, May 17, 9:30-11

Grace Episcopal Church, 514 E. Argonne Dr., Kirkwood, 63122

Coffee and donuts served, Please RSVP to the Shepherd’s Center 314-395-0988

May Guest Speakers at Webster Hills UMC



May 12, 9:30-10:30 – Hitchhiking Through Europe: During the Summer of 1956.Author Joe Hahn shares his story of travel as a twenty-one year old college student exploring Europe before entering the Army.




Karpeles Museum


May 19, 9:30-10:30 – Wright Brothers First Flight – A special exhibition at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum presented by curator Kerry Manderbach.



Adele Bloch Bauer


May 12 and 19, 10:30-11:30 – Modern Masters: Picasso and Klimt – Two session lecture series presented by Betsy Solomon, Art Historian and Shepherd’s Center Executive Director






Shepherd’s Center at Webster Hills UMC, 1333 W. Lockwood Ave., Glendale 63122

$4/person/class, first time participants attend for free