April 27, 2020


Dear Friends:


Due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19 virus, your Shepherd’s Center Board has decided to cancel the July Summer session.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause you and we will miss seeing you.  Hopefully, by October we will be back to some form of normal and will be able to hold the Fall session as planned October 8 – November 12 at Peace Lutheran Church. Now, I must ask for your understanding and help.


We strive to keep our expenses at a minimum and our tuition low. Like all organizations we have expenses beyond those of programming. Ours include, but are not limited to, insurance, website, Post Office box, and Florida State filings. We are fortunate that the churches where we meet provide space free of charge and all of our teachers, facilitators, and Board members are volunteers. There is no payroll. However, we find that, even with tightening our belt as much as possible, we are operating at a loss that cannot be sustained. Therefore, beginning with the Fall session our tuition will be $20.00 per person for each six week session.


Because of canceling the Spring and Summer sessions we have suffered a financial blow. The loss of that income will be difficult to overcome. If you could help by sending a tax deductible donation, it would be greatly appreciated. Had you planned to attend the Spring and/or Summer sessions, the tuition for each session would have been $10.00 or $20.00 for both. However, any amount you can give will be helpful and we will be truly grateful.


Checks should be made out to Shepherd’s Center of South Brevard, Inc. and sent to P.O. Box 120232, West Melbourne, Fl 32912-0232.


Thank you so much for your continuing interest in and support of the Shepherd’s Center. It is a great joy for me to be a part of this organization and to serve as your President. On behalf of the Board, we miss you and are anxious  to see all of you again soon. Please stay well!



Mary Anne McMillen

P.S. In the future, we will be sending, as much as possible, class brochures by email. If you have an email address, please send it to Registrar@shepherdcenterofsb.org. For those who do not have e-mail addresses, we will continue to send a brochure by first class mail. If you do not wish to receive future brochures, call Elaine Heine at 321-215-7928 and leave message on voicemail .  Brochures are also available at www.shepherdcenterofsb.org. Help us to keep our expenses to a minimum!

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