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.
CWSWomen and Men are invited to attend the August 17 Women’s Salad Lunch at 11:30am in Friends Hall. We have all watched the humanitarian crisis grow at the US/Mexico border as our nation struggles with how to respond to the over 50,000 unaccompanied children who have fled extreme violence and poverty in their home countries. Saint Andrew member Barry Shade, Associate Director for Domestic Response at Church World Service will help us explore the issues involved and let us know how Church World Service is responding to this crisis. Please RSVP here and let us know if you will bring salad, bread, or dessert, and if you can help with set-up or clean up. Childcare available on request.

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. Bernadette Kautio and Rejane Henn are now working together as co-facilitators for the Wise Women programs.
For more information contact Rejane Henn, 816.587.1015, or Burnadette Kautio, bkautio@gmail.com.
We are currently on hiatus and will reconvene September 11.

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.
August 11: 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 Still Aliceother’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. - Women's Book Group is on hiatus over the summer but we will meet September 20, 9:00 am in Friends Hall to discuss "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova. In her extraordinary New York Times best selling novel, an accomplished woman slowly loses her thoughts and memories to Alzheimer's disease-only to discover that each day brings a new way of living and loving. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, and Kristen Stewart!

• 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. Mindful Living is on summer hiatus until September 18. 

• 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.