A Tiny OU Schedule Change

The Shepherd’s Center looks forward to welcoming to St. Luke on Monday, the 27th, Professor Evie Terrono, professor of art history at Randolph-Macon College.  Her very timely topic is “Mansions and Monuments and Southern Identity in Richmond.”

Because of a conflict beyond her control, Prof. Terrono will begin her talk at 12:45, instead of our accustomed 12:30.  That’s a little extra time to learn more about the Shepherd’s Center and to get to know one another (and maybe even have a second piece of cake!)  See you then.  Bring a friend!

Lunch and Life Update

Father Michael Renninger, pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church, will speak tomorrow, September 20th, on Angels, Saints…and Old Blue Eyes!-Spiritual Themes in Popular Lyrics.  Normally, our presentations are on the lower level of St. Mary, but for Father Renninger, we will be on the upper level of the church in the commons area outside the sanctuary.  Use the main entrance on the Gayton Road side of the building.  Bring a sandwich – the church will provide drinks and additional refreshments.  Doors open at noon and the talk will begin at 12:30 pm.  If you have any questions, please call TSCOR at 355-7282.  Thanks – Julie

Ready for a New School Year?!

School days, school days; Dear old Golden Rule days!

Open University begins Monday, September 18.  If you haven’t seen the course schedule, CLICK HERE .  We are looking forward to a great session and a wonderful year of learning together.  Tell your family, friends and neighbors.  Hope to see you there – Julie

Almost a new year for TSCOR

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I was looking through some files for something entirely different from what I found and I thought it would be fun to share it with you.  We are about to start our 34th year of service to the older population of Richmond on July 1st and it is great to look back at our 30th, when the article below was written by our pal, Bill Lohmann.   Enjoy the article and remember, our volunteers, members, students and clients are why we are still here!

Article: “Shepherd’s Center to mark 30 years of helping seniors”

Happy Summer!!

– Julie

And you thought we forgot….

Happy National Volunteer Week!!!!

In fact, we would not exist without our volunteers!

Many, many thanks to ALL of you for making us the great organization we are and for helping us to create a more caring community for older adults here in the River City. 

We really couldn’t do it without ewe (big grin) – Julie

Small Changes in OU Topics

On Monday, January 23, at 9:45 a.m., popular teacher Ellis West will speak on the topic Should the Electoral College System of Electing the President Be Abolished?  This replaces the topic originally listed for him in the Open University schedule (which is now changed on the website schedule).  Come to St. Luke Lutheran to hear what Ellis has to say about this important and timely topic!

On Thursday, February 9, at 9:45 a.m., Jim Smith will speak on the topic, The Incredible “Way.” An Obscure Palestinian Sect Mysteriously Becomes An International Movement.  We hope to see you at First Presbyterian that day.

Baaaaaa lamb

Open University Presenter Changes on Mondays

There have been a few changes to the schedule on Mondays at St. Luke:

pj book The Lunch Speaker on Monday, October 3, at 12:30  at St. Luke Lutheran, will be Dr. David Mark Cooper, author of Mapping Your Adventure:  Discovering Integrity in a Life Review.  Dr. Cooper is a respected therapist and educator, who lives in Richmond.  He takes the place of Randy Fitzgerald, well-known columnist and humorist, who will be unable to speak because of illness.  Dr. Cooper will bring copies of his book, should his listeners wish to purchase it at the end of his talk.

 Ellis West will present The Constitution’s Ban on Religious Tests for Holding Public Office on October 17 and Andrew Crislip will conclude his presentation with The Lost Gospels II on October 24.  Both are at 11:00 a.m.

Shantaram Talegaonkar will present Seven Delhis: The Evolution of a City Over One Thousand Years on October 24 and Barbara Goehle will present The Amazing Victoria Falls on November 7.  Both are at 9:45.

 AND, because that is a mouthful, click here for a new first page for your schedule!


First Presbyterian-New Door Policy

pj bookFor those attending the Open University at First Presbyterian on Thursdays, the church has adjusted the times when the entry doors will be locked.   They will be unlocked from 9:15-10:15 a.m. and from 1:15-1:45 p.m.  If you arrive outside of those times, all you need to do is ring the “Call Bell” to be buzzed into the building.  This has to do with their preschool and security.  Thank you for your understanding – Julie