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.

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Rev. Joanna HaraderWomen's Retreat

Women's Retreat
March 27-28, 2015, Tall Oaks Conference Center
All Women are invited to our annual retreat held 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 announce that Rev. Joanna Harader will be the keynote presenter at our annual overnight retreat! Joanna is the pastor of Peace Mennonite Church in Lawrence, KS, and blogs at www.spaciousfaith.com. Music will be provided by Joy Zimmerman! Registration forms are available in the Hearth Room and at this LINK. If you'd like to serve on the planning committee, please contact Denise Dugan, Associate Pastor.

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. Put these dates on your calendars:June 14 and September 20 will be this year's Salad Lunches.


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. -- caynne peppersOur next meeting is April 9 "Powerful Plants-Ancient Remedies" with Melissa Swartz. Melissa will be presenting a program on herbalism. She is well acquainted with the making of salves, tinctures and the use of plants such as cayenne, garlic, comfrey, plantain and elderberry and their therapeutic value. Melissa tells us that " Medicine is all around us, but most of us don’t know it—in fact, we often call medicinal plants “weeds” and try to eradicate them. Learn to see these plants with new eyes as we explore the world of medicinal plants and be introduced to some powerful and effective remedies." Join us for an educational evening and the sampling of tea made by Melissa! Friends are always welcome!

spin  pizza• 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 13: 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.