• INS & OUTS OF KNITTING -- Sue Kailer
  • BRIDGE FOR FUN -- Lila Seager
  • JOY OF WOODCARVING -- Carl & Virginia Pilcher
  • MEMOIR WRITING -- Donna Berner
  • TABLE GAMES/COLORING --No Facilitator—Bring your games or coloring supplies & join your friends.

If you (or someone you know) needs help in order to pay to attend Adventures in Learning, full scholarships are available to cover the registration fee for the session ($40). The cost of lunch is not included. You may request assistance in writing, in person or by phone at least two weeks before the session begins. If you need transportation, transportation for scholarship recipients can be provided by Presbyterian Manor of Wichita. 

Call the office at 721-2208 or come by to get an application form at 745 N. Westlink.  Completed forms must be returned by February 22, 2018

   If you are planning to attend any of the afternoon activities, please indicate as requested on the Registration Form.


Spring 2018: Thursdays, March 8—April 12
West Heights United Methodist Church  -  745 N. Westlink
Registration fee is $40 and covers all classes during the 6-week session. FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Click HERE to download the Registration Form
Lunch buffet ($9.00) by paid reservation due by Monday, March 5th at Noon for the March 8th.
You may bring your own lunch, if you prefer.

9:00-10:00 am 


Adventures in Learning

March 8th-April 12th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm 

  When the Weather Is Bad….
If the Wichita Public Schools are closed due to
weather, Adventures in Learning classes and our office are also closed.



  • Mar. 8: To Be Announced
  • Mar. 15: Diabetes: Do I or Could I? -- Michelle Weber, RN, CDE
  • Mar. 22: Special Spring Break Class in Sanctuary at 10:15 a.m.
  • Mar. 29: Nutrition as We Age -- Dr. Ann Hunter
  • Apr. 5: Shake My Hand...Gently! -- Dr. Steen E. Mortensen, Rheumatologist
  • Apr. 12: Marketing Prescription Drugs -- Duane Nagel, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Wichita State University


March 22nd from 10:15—11:30 a.m.
Pauline Sharp

“Chief Lucy of the Kaw Nation”
A citizen of the Kaw Nation, Pauline has researched the history & culture of the Kanza People, from whom Kansas took its name. She tells the story of her people through the character of her grandmother, Lucy Tayiah Eads, who was born in a tipi on a creek bank in Indian Territory in 1888. The adopted daughter of Chief Washunga, Lucy went on to become the first woman Chief of the Kaw in 1922. The setting of the performance is 1955 in Lawrence, KS when Lucy and her husband, John, are preparing to move back to Oklahoma after a long separation from her tribe.

Questions and Answers will follow Pauline’s presentation.

You are welcome to come early at 9:00 a.m. for an informal session of Coffee, Conversation and Brain Games in the Family Life Center.


  • Mar. 8: May the Force Be With You, as It Was with Me, I -- Mike McKenna
  • Mar. 15: May the Force Be With You, as It Was with Me, 2 -- Mike McKenna
  • Mar. 22: Special Spring Break Class in Sanctuary
  • Mar. 29:  Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti -- Roberta Beckmann, Nurse/Counselor
  • Apr. 5: What a Mess—Understanding & Responding to Hoarding -- Nancy Trout, LSCSW
  • Apr. 12: Wichita Children’s Home -- Debbie Kennedy, Executive Director



Good news:  Muffins, cookies, etc. will be available during the morning at the Café. A FREE WILL
OFFERING JAR WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOUR DONATION.   If you would like to donate items for future sessions, please call the office (721-2208).


10:15 - 11:15 am

This has been a bad flu and cold season, so if you have a sore throat, fever, are sneezing or coughing or are not feeling well, please be respectful of others and keep comfortable at home while taking care of yourself.


Copyright 2018. Shepherd's Center of West Wichita. All rights reserved.


  • Mar. 8: Cruising with Celebrity -- Megan Barbe, Celebrity Cruises
  • Mar. 15: Friendship Force International —Global Understanding through Travel -- Steve Smith
  • Mar. 22: Special Spring Break Class in Sanctuary at 10:15 a.m.
  • Mar. 29: Cruising the Norwegian Fjords -- Steve & Anita Chartier, Paul & Linda Winter
  • Apr. 5: Fun Traveling with “Road Scholar” Programs -- June & Lyle Koerper
  • Apr. 12:  Tour of the Languedoc Region, Southern France -- Richard Caldwell, Retired Educator


  • Mar. 8: Phillip Brownlee, Executive Director, Sedgwick County Medical Society
  • Mar. 15: Cindy Miles,  Board Member, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
  • Mar. 22: Special Spring Break Class in Sanctuary at 10:15 a.m.
  • Mar. 29: Jeff Fluhr,  President, Greater Wichita Partnership
  • Apr. 5: Putting It Together—the Making of a
    Symphony Season -- Don Reinhold, CEO, Wichita Symphony
  • Apr. 12: WSU Innovation & Wichita’s Future 
    -- Lou Heldman, Vice President for Strategic Communications, Wichita State University 


  • Mar. 8: A Teen Candidate for Governor -- Ethan Randleas                  
  • Mar. 15: When EMS Comes Knocking on Your Door...What to Expect & Do -- Bill Robben, Major—Paramedic
  • Mar. 22: Special Spring Break Class in Sanctuary
  • Mar. 29: Politics & the Law -- Blake Shuart, Attorney
  • Apr. 5: The Important Role of KPTS, Channel 8 in Our Community -- Victor Hogstrom, President & CEO, KPTS
  • Apr. 12: Demographics & Future Services of Central Plains Area Agency on Aging -- Monica Cissell, Celia Easley, CPAAA


  • Mar. 8: The Importance & Place of Art in the Church -- Rev. Dr. Kenton D. Van
  • Mar. 15:  Icons—Windows into Heaven -- Vasiliki Billie Oldziey, Iconographer/Teacher
  • Mar. 22: Special Spring Break Class in Sanctuary
  • Mar. 29: Perfect & Imperfect Time I -- Dr. Guy Vollen, Director, Chancel Choir at Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • Apr. 5; Perfect & Imperfect Time -- Dr. Guy Vollen
  • Apr. 12: The Bible as Literature: Appreciating the Sacred Story -- The Rev’d Andrew O’Connor, Rector, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church