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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Rev. Joanna HaraderWomen's Retreat

Women's Retreat
March 27-28, 2015, Tall Oaks Conference Center
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. We are excited to announce that Rev. Joanna Harader will be the keynote presenter at our annual overnight retreat! Joanna is the pastor of Peace Mennonite Church in Lawrence, KS, and blogs at www.spaciousfaith.com. Music will be provided by Joy Zimmerman! Registration forms are available in the Hearth Room and at this LINK. If you'd like to serve on the planning committee, please contact Denise Dugan, Associate Pastor.

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: March 1, June 14 and September 20 will be this year's Salad Lunches.

Traci McClellan-SorellWomen's Lunch - March 1: "Uncovering Christian Origins in the Doctrine of Discovery" with Traci McClellan-Sorell; 11:45 in Friends Hall. Come enjoy a wonderful luncheon with other women from Saint Andrew while learning more about the Doctrine of Discovery and what it means for our Christian faith. Originating in the 15th Century, the Doctrine has been used to justify and provide a legal basis for seizing the lands of indigenous peoples that started with Christian monarchs and continues to the present day. Other denominations have taken action, repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery and examining how they might be accountable to indigenous peoples for the harm that has been done.  At the last Disciples of Christ General Assembly (GA) in 2013, our denomination adopted a proposal for reflection and research on this issue. We will discuss how our church can be supportive of this work, including co-sponsoring a resolution, as we send delegates to the GA this summer. Join us! Please RSVP and tell us if you can contribute salad, soup, bread or dessert -- and if you're willing to help with set-up or clean-up. Childcare is available by request.

Traci McClellan-Sorell is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and a licensed attorney with a background in federal Indian law and the rights of indigenous peoples.  She joined Saint Andrew with her family in July 2012.

Women's Groups

tasteful olive•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.
Our next meeting is March12: “The Tasteful Olive"
Come hear Jeanne Mackay, owner of The Tasteful Olive, share all about fresh olive oil and aged, naturally flavored balsamic vinegars!. Thursday, March 12, 7:00 pm in Friends Hall. She will allow us to sample some of the fine flavors and also taste some food products made with the oils and vinegars. Included will be easy ways to use the products and recipes to take home. for more information on the store click onto http://www.thetastefulolive.com/.
Wise Women is a group for women of all ages. All are invited and friends are always welcome! Join us!

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.
March 9: 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 the art of racing in the rainlively 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 group meeting will be Saturday, March 21, 9:00 am, Friends Hall. We'll be discussing The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.

• 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.