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

2014 Women's Retreat: March 28-29
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. - This year we were pleased to welcome Pam Hamilton and Peggy Barnell as our retreat leaders! Both are accomplished, creative speakers. Contact Denise Dugan if you are interested in being part of the planning committee for the 2015 Retreat.

Quarterly Women's Events

Michael ReaWe 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. -- Our next Women's Salad Lunch is April 27, 11:30 am in Friends Hall. "Sustaining Your Community" We are pleased to welcome Michael Rea, Sustainability Project Manager at Johnson County Community College. Johnson County Community College has had a big focus on sustainability for the last 4 years integrating new recycling programs, reuse programs, and reduction of energy and materials. We have also been busy integrating sustainability into our curriculum and offering courses on topics ranging from solar technology, to reupholstering. Find out more about what we are doing and what you can do to sustain our community, creating a healthy and long-lasting future for our children. Please RSVP and let us know if you will bring a salad, bread, or dessert. If you can help with set-up or clean-up, let us know that as well. Childcare is provided by reservation.

Women's Groups

Sandy Gibson•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. Welcome Bernadette! For more information contact Rejane Henn, 816.587.1015, or Burnadette Kautio, bkautio@gmail.com.
Our next meeting is April 10:
" Fairy Gardens and Terrariums" with Sandy Gibson, the Assistant Floral Manager and Tropical Plants Buyer for Family Tree Nursery - Sandy will demonstrate the process of assembling a real life Fairy Garden and a Terrarium at our April Wise Women meeting. She will bring with her decorative materials and tropical plants and will explain the steps in making a Fairy Garden and a Terrarium. She will explain the proper care for both. Sandy Gibson grew up in a family of horticulturists and has always had an interest in plants. She has been employed by Family Tree Nursery for 8 years where her creative abilities have been a wonderful asset for the nursery. She believes that Family Tree Nursery is a remarkable nursery, due to the knowledge of its employees and the variety of products available to the public. She is looking forward to presenting the program to our Wise Women on April 10th! Please mark you calendars for an informative evening of fun and fellowship! - Rejane and Bernadette

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.
April 14: Spin Pizza (14230 W 119th St, Olathe, KS 66062)

book groupWomen’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. We meet next on Saturday, May 17 at 9:00 am in Friends Hall, so - Save the date! We're currently reading "Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel" by Maria Semple. -- "In her second novel...Semple pieces together a modern-day comic caper full of heart and ingenuity....a compelling composite of a woman's life-and the way she's viewed by the many people who share it. As expected from a writer who has written episodes of Arrested Development, the nuances of mundane interactions are brilliantly captured, and the overarching mystery deepens with each page, until the thoroughly satisfying dénouement." (Publisher's Weekly)

• 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.