Women’s Ministries

Welcome. Women’s Ministries at Saint Andrew offers you a variety of opportunities to connect with other women. We invite you to gather together for fun, study, support, and friendship — and usually some great food thrown in for good measure!

We hope you find one or several groups that work for you. For more details on any group, contact the name provided or the church office at 913-764-5888.

If you have questions or program ideas contact:
Denise Dugan at denise@sacchome.org or
Janey Pryor at jpryor10@kc.rr.com.

Check out the Women's Ministries photo gallery.

Women's Retreat

Women's Retreat - May 4-5, 2018
All Women are invited to our annual retreat held in the spring at Tall Oaks Conference Center in Linwood, KS. You only have to say the words “women’s retreat” to anyone who has attended and you’ll quickly see the enthusiasm, energy, and inspiration that resulted from their two days with other amazing women. We are excited to have Cindy Molini as our Retreat Leader and Rachael Rule to provide music. Registration form HERE. Contact Denise Dugan, denise@sacchome.org, for more information.

Quarterly Women's Events

We sponsor quarterly women's events to which all women at Saint Andrew are invited! They are usually a potluck Soup & Salad Lunch with lots of yummy soups, salads, and desserts with an interesting speaker on a timely subject. Watch this space for the next Quarterly Women's Event!

Women's Groups

Wise Women is a group for wise women of ALL ages and friends are always welcome. Each month will feature a varied and interesting program on such timely topics as health, creativity, family and friend relationships, rituals and traditions. Come see what we are all about! The group meets second Thursdays, September-May, 7:00-8:30 pm in Friends Hall. For more information contact co-facilitators, Rejane Henn, 816.587.1015, or Bernadette Kautio, bkautio@gmail.com.
Greg RiekeWEDNESDAY, May 9 - 7:00-8:30 pm; Friends Hall -
My Family"s Journey Through the Generations - An Immigrant Story, by Grieg Rieke will be the title of our May Wise Women program. As we have all been aware, immigration is a topic that has touched and is touching all of us, directly or indirectly.Greg will share his family story with us at our May Wise Women meeting. Greg Rieke is an historian and author. His book From the Harz Mountains to the Heartland of America will be highlighted, as part of the program. Greg is a member of Saint Andrew. Following the program, we will have our yearly "Spring Dessert Potluck" before our Wise Women summer break. Ladies, please bring a dessert to share. Thank you!

"My Family's Journey Through the Generations - An Immigrant Story" by Greg Rieke
Unless we are Native American, most of us have an immigrant story to tell. It may not be our own story, but rather, that of grandparents or great grandparents. Nevertheless it is our story too for without their journey to America we would not be here today. Greg Rieke will share the work he has done over the past fifty years, exploring when, how and why his family decided to become Americans. It is a unique, but also very common story; like each of us has. But not everyone has been intensely interested in these questions of origins. Greg and Beth also love to assist those aspiring to become Americans in the present day, by welcoming both refugees and international students to become part of their lives. Come hear how all these stories weave together to form a prototypical American quilt. “We all came here in different ships, but we’re all in the same boat now!”

spin• Ladies’ Night Out meets for dinner out on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. Please join us for great food and a chance to become better acquainted with Saint Andrew women! Contact Crysta Baier if you plan to come so we can save you a seat!
We gather next on April 24, at Spin Pizza (14230 W 119th St, Olathe, KS 66062)

• Women’s Reading Group is the perfect gathering if you enjoy reading a wide variety of books and engaging in lively discussions. We meet at various times/venues to accommodate each other’s schedules. We may have a Saturday morning coffee, a Sunday afternoon tea,perhaps an evening at church, etc. Contact Ann Karasek, annkarasek@gmail.com for more information.

• Gathering the Stories of Women in the Military is an ongoing initiative of Saint Andrew Christian Church's Women's Ministries. The mission is to honor women's service in the military by listening to their stories. Contact Marcia Manter, coordinator of this initiative, mmanter@aol.com or 913.894.5874, for more information.

• Service Projects - Volunteering is an important component of women's programming at Saint Andrew. Watch the Women's Email Newsletter for current projects.

Watch for our monthly Women's Email Newsletter for the most current information! Contact Denise Dugan, denise@sacchome.org to sign up.