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 - April 15 - 16, 2016
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 for more information.

The Voices From HeavenQuarterly 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.
Our next Women's Lunch is February 7
with Maija Rhee Devine the author of "The Voices of Heaven" 11:45, Friends Hall
We are excited to welcome Maija as our guest presenter. Maija will explore the contemporary questions raised in her novel, “The Voices of Heaven.” How do traditional patriarchal values impact gender/population issues TODAY? What is the legacy of the Korean War on women and the young generation? Sharing images from her autobiographical novel, Devine explores life in today’s Korea.

Maija Rhee DevineMaija earned a B.A. from Sogang University (Seoul) and an M.A. from St. Louis University. Her short stories and poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Boulevard, and North American Review. Her autobiographical novel about Korea, The Voices of Heaven, won 4 book awards in 2014, including the AAUW-KC’s Thorpe Menn Literary Excellence Award. Her works in progress are a nonfiction collection and a novel about Korean comfort women of WWII. The link to one of Devine’s comfort women stories recently published in The Korea Times is: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2015/08/162_184265.html.

Main dish casseroles will be provided. Please RSVP here and let us know if you will bring a salad, dessert or rolls, and if you are available to help with set-up or clean-up. Childcare provided by reservation only.

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.
chocolateOur next meeting is February 11 - "Chocolate, Mindfulness and Love"
Join us, 7:00-8:30 pm in Friends Hall, for a fascinating evening of learning all there is to know about CHOCOLATE! In this February month of LOVE, Chocolate takes center stage! Cheryl Giles, M.D, will speak about Chocolate, Mindfulness and Love. She will help us realize how mindful eating not only enhances the joyful appreciation of food, but also encourages digestion, involving the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems of the body. Chocolate is often a gift symbolizing love to others, family, partners. Mindful eating can also model caring for one's self.
Come and join us for a very informative and delicious evening!

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 February 8 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.