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
All Women are invited to our annual retreat held at Tall Oaks Conference Center in Linwook, 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.

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.
tea ceremony Our next meeting
is May 14: Chado-The Japanese Tea Ceremony Experience
Harmony, Respect, Purity and Tranquility are words that form the basic principles of “chado” or Japanese Tea Ceremony. You are invited to not only learn about the symbolism and rituals associated with tea but to also experience the tea ceremony. Natsuko Nishimune has studied tea ceremony for 12 years in Japan and continues to study and practice here in Kansas with tea master, Dale Slusser. She holds a 3rd degree instructor certificate from the Urasenke school. She will be assisted by Dianne Daugherty (SACC member), President of the Heart of America Japan America Society and Japanese teacher. Together they will provide a brief overview about the tea ceremony and how it came to Japan; they will introduce the materials used in preparing tea and provide insights into the symbolism and rituals of the tea ceremony. Attendees will be able to enjoy the tea and sweets while participating in or observing the tea ceremony while Dianne provides soft koto music to enhance theexperience. Please join us for a special evening! Please note: We will hold our Dessert Potluck at a later meeting.

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• 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 May 11 at Spin Pizza (14230 W 119th St, Olathe, KS 66062)


May book group• 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.
Our next gathering will be on May 16, 9am in Room 202/203.
We hope you'll join us to discuss "The Storied Life of A.J. Fickry" by Gabrielle Zevin.

• 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.