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 around 285. Programs are intended to:

  • Enlighten
  • Entertain
  • Engage
  • Energize

​Classes:  We typically offer three 45-minute class sessions each Tuesday, 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.

​If you would like to help support our vision for enriching the lives of seniors through educational and recreational programs, please click on the button below.  Your donation would be greatly appreciated and acknowledged promptly.

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


Winter Session

January 15, 2019 - March 12, 2019

Spring Session

April 2, 2019 - May 28, 2019

Fall Session
September 17, 2019 - November 12, 2019

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

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 website. 

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