18 – Old Enough to Vote!

Women-of-1916-ComboShepherd’s Center 18th Birthday Fundraiser


Support our campaign to keep us growing

Cast your ballot for a good time

Friday, September 9, 2016

Shepherd’s Center at Webster Hills UMC

1333 W. Lockwood Ave., 63122

11 am Registration, Reception and Silent Auction

12 Noon Luncheon and Guest Speaker

reservations required. click here to download a reservation form


Presented by Jane Porchey, President, Webster Groves Historical Society

in conjunction with the special exhibition of suffragette fashion at Hawken House Museum – a selection of artifacts and dresses will be on display at the event

Thanks to Our Sponsor

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Fall 2016 – Back to School!

BackToSchoolHeaderA message from Betsy Solomon, Executive Director

Even though the autumn months are technically the last months of the calendar year, somehow they are fixed in our minds as a new beginning. When we are kids it is the beginning of a new school year. For many young adults a new year of college, and eventually parents sending kids to school. This fall, the Shepherd’s Center will have its own “Back to School” with a selection of new classes to accentuate old favorites.

  • Guest Speakers Series: An Adventures in Learning Tradition
  • Documentary Film Screenings
  • Modern Masters: Cezanne, Matisse, Chagall
  • Find Your Personal Muse Workshop
  • Technology Workshops
  • Table Wisdom: Where a Conversation May Lead
  • Great Decisions 2016 Discussion Group
  • Vision Loss Self-Management Workshop
  • Retirement 101
  • Exercise, Studio Art, Brain Fitness and More!

Click here to download a class listing. Fall classes begin September 15 – see you in class!

Keep Moving – Summer Exercise Classes

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Douglass Line Dance

  • Monday, Weights=Strength=Health at Webster Hills UMC
  • Tuesday, Chair Yoga at Harrison Avenue UMC
  • Thursday, Line/Slide Dance at Douglass Manor
  • Friday; Weights=Strength=Health, Interval Exercise and Chair Yoga at Webster Hills UMC
  • Monday through Thursday, Open Gym Time for Walking in the Gym at Webster Hills UMC

For time, location, fee, registration and other details, click here to download the summer 2016 schedule.

Call for Volunteer Drivers!

Barb and Sally 3Through the first six months of 2016, Shepherd’s Center volunteer drivers have provided nearly 300 rides, logging over 5700 miles!

We were so busy that, unfortunately, we had to turn away some callers who were looking for a ride. With the ever increasing popularity of the transportation service – due in no small part to the tremendous volunteers who give so generously of their time – we are looking for more drivers. All we ask of drivers is that they provide one ride a month. Of course we will happily accept more time if you are willing. Several driver orientation sessions are scheduled in the coming weeks. Please call (314) 395-0988 for more information.

Alive Inside Screening at Webster Groves Public Library

Alive InsideSunday, July 17, 2-3:30 pm

Alive Inside

A Film by Michael Rossato-Bennett (2014)

Alive Inside is a joyous cinematic exploration of Music’s Capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest party of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossata-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized and awakened by the simple act of listening to the music of their youth. Sundance Film Festival Winner.


Webster Groves Public Library

301 East Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63119

Free and open to the public – walk-ins welcome on a first come first served basis – doors open at 1:30

Help Fill Our Gift Baskets!


New and Re-Gifted Items Welcome!

For the 18th Birthday Party Fundraiser Auction


Popular items from previous years include:

  • Gift certificates
  • Event tickets
  • Items for themed-gift baskets
  • Handmade crafts, art
  • Homemade baked goods
  • Jewelry, purses, unique accessories
  • Holiday items: Halloween, Christmas, etc.


Items Needed by August 19

Bring donations to any Shepherd’s Center program or the office

office address: 1333 W. Lockwood, Glendale, 63122, downstairs

Call 314-395-0988 with questions

Lots of Summer Programs!

Secret St. LouisGuest Speaker Series at Webster Hills UMC

Begins July 8 with Author Visit: David Gaugher, Secret St. Louis: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure


Weights=Strength=Health, Interval Exercise and Chair Yoga

continues Fridays all summer at Webster Hills UMC

Chair Yoga

continues Tuesdays all summer at Harrison Avenue MBC


More Summer Classes:

Discussion Group: Our Place on Earth with Helen Gennari

Eating Smart – Being Active presented by University of Missouri Extension

Colored Pencil with Artist Khris Scharfenberger

Quick Witz: Brain Fitness Program with Karen Dickerson

click here for a complete schedule of summer programs

Eating Smart – Being Active

ESBA_logo250Eating Smart ● Being Active

Presented by Terressa Caine-Clary, University of Missouri Extension

Tuesdays, July 12-September 13, 9:30-11 (no class August 2 and 30)

Eating Smart Being Active offers research-based information about nutrition, physical activity, food safety and making the most of your food dollars. It is a FREE program provided by University of Missouri Extension Family Nutrition Education Programs. Interactive lessons focus on simple messages related to food, nutrition and tips for feeding yourself and your family. Lessons include food tastings and tools to take home. FREE, registration required, download form here.

Mountains, Music and Memories: Documentary Film Series

Meru imageMountains, Music, and Memories: Documentary Film Series

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

For details about each film click here



Sunday, June 26, 2-4 pm

A Film by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (2015)

Sundance Film Festival Winner


What Happened, Miss Simone?

Sunday, July 10, 2-4 pm

A film by Director Liz Garbus (2015)

Academy Award Winner Nominee


Alive Inside

Sunday, July 17, 2:00-3:30

A film by Michael Rossata-Bennett (2014)

Sundance Film Festival Winner


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