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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Women's Retreat

Women's Retreat
Save the Date! March 27-28, 2015! 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. Registration forms become available in January. Contact Denise Dugan if you are interested in being part of the planning committee for the 2015 Retreat.

Quarterly Women's Events

We sponsor quarterly women's lunches 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. This month will be a special Women's Lunch and we will invite the men too. - Women's Sponsored Soup & Salad Lunch - Everyone Invited!
November 9, 11:30am, Friends Hall. Men are invited to join the women of Saint Andrew for a soup & salad potluck. Saint Andrew Intern, Kimberly White will have a gallery set up of our 'Conversation Peace' postcards. All are invited to come, eat, view the gallery, and talk together about the responses crafted by our congregation. The discussion will be led by Kimberly White. Please RSVP to let us know how many are attending; if you will bring soup, salad, or dessert; if you can help with set-up or clean-up; and if you need childcare.

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 groupmeets 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.
Valeria EdwardsNovember 13 -
7:00-8:30pm, Room 204 (Please note the room change-this month only). "Organizing Your Important Papers" with Valeria Edwards
Valeria Edwards will present a systematic plan for keeping track of important documents such as birth certificates, immunization records, vehicle titles, and insurance policies to ensure that they can be found quickly and easily when we need them most. Even on an everyday basis, systematic record keeping makes it easier to pay bills on time, find receipts, and share paperwork responsibilities in a family. Keeping organized records will make tax season a bit less stressful. This presentation teaches goal setting and other strategies to make record keeping manageable.

Valeria Edwards is a County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences at K-State Research and Extension. As a financial literacy educator, Valeria helps adults define and achieve their goals related to financial security through practicing behaviors such as managing credit, developing and maintaining an organized household record keeping system, and making informed insurance decisions. Please join us for this informative program!

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! Please contact Amy Diediker, amydiediker@gmail.com for more information.
November 10: 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/venuesto accommodate each other’s schedules. We may have a Saturday morning coffee, a Sunday afternoon tea, bookperhaps an evening at church, etc. Contact Ann Karasek, annkarasek@gmail.com for more information.
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, November 12, at 6:30 pm to discuss "Charlie Wilson's War" by George Crile and watch the movie. It will be a potluck at the home of Ann Karasek (11560 S Skyview Ln Olathe 66061). More details coming soon!

• 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.

• Mindful Living can decrease anxiety, fear, anger, and increase productivity, concentration, and self- confidence, leading to peace with each step of our lives. The group meets third Thursdays, October-May, 7:00-8:30 pm in Room 204. Contact Jody Gyulay, 913.236.8359, 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.