Inclement weather policy.

Whenever Lexington-Richland School District 5 makes any change  to their schedule for inclement weather, the Center will be closed.  
Info will be on WIS-TV, our Facebook page, and our website:

Online classes will not be affected. 

Shepherd’s Center of St. Andrews is an all-volunteer, interfaith learning program for active, independently mobile adults fifty and above, governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership.  We are affiliated with the national Shepherd's Centers of America, founded in Kansas City in 1972.  

Our goal is to help seniors enjoy a vibrant and active life. Current membership is over 200. Programs are intended to:




​Classes:  We typically offer classes on-site and on Zoom, covering a wide array of academic as well as general interest topics. We like to say that we are the best parts of college: great lectures and good discussions about interesting topics – with no homework and no tests!

Teachers: Many of our teachers are professors from the University of South Carolina or Columbia College; some are retired and some are active faculty. All volunteer their time and expertise. Some teachers are current members of the Shepherd's Center with areas of knowledge that interest the membership. Others are experts in the community who also volunteer their time.

Shepherd’s Center of St. Andrews is housed at Ashland United Methodist Church, 2600 Ashland Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29210.

Summer Camp
June 21 - August 25

​​​Welcome to Shepherd's Center of St. Andrews 

(currently meeting on Zoom and on-site classes)