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 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. If you would like to be a Team Leader to plan, host, and handle the logistics for the June or September Lunch RSVP and let us know which one. A team leader will assemble her team, choose the topic, determine the menu, and arrange for set-up/clean-up.

women's game nightIn addition to the Women's Lunches we will be having other gatherings. Our first one is :Women's Game Night - Friday, February 6: Janey Pryor and friends will host a game night at 7:00 pm in Friends Hall, for all interested women. Bring a snack and a beverage and meet in Friends Hall at 7. Game is yet to be determined. If you have a favorite, bring it. Please RSVP for this event.

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.
Kathy Waller
Our next meeting is February 12: “Pet Partners' Therapy Animal Program” with Kathy Waller.-- Please join us for an educational and heart-warming evening, learning about Pet Partners' Therapy Animal Program and its ministry. Pet Partners is a non-profit organization that brings individuals together who share a common passion - a love of animals and people. They are committed to making a difference within our local communities and across the globe.Pet Partners' Therapy Animal Program trains volunteers, and screens volunteers and their pets for visiting animal programs in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, schools and other facilities. The program was established in 1990 to ensure that "both ends of the leash," people as well as animals, were well-prepared to participate in animal-assisted activity and animal-assisted therapy programs. Pet Partners' Therapy Animal Program is the only national registry that requires volunteer training and screening of animal-handler teams. - Sometimes it takes an animal to do the job. - At the heart of all of Pet Partners' programs is research which demonstrates that when animals are around, people's blood pressure goes down, stress and anxiety levels are reduced, people feel less lonely and less depressed, and they tend to be more social and community oriented.

Kathy Waller, and her English Black Labrador Maxine, have been a registered therapy team since 2009. They currently visit the Olathe Medical Center, Kids TLC in Olathe, and Olathe Hospice House. They have also participated in finals stress relief visits at various colleges and Camp Erin, a grief camp for children sponsored by Kansas City Hospice. Kathy is a licensed instructor for Pet Partners and teaches the Pet Partners Handler Course to prepare animal therapy teams for their evaluation. Kathy is a retired elementary teacher. When she and Maxine aren’t visiting facilities they can be found enjoying her four wonderful grandchildren.
Kathy and her husband, Jeff, and two children, Kerry and Alex, are founding members of Saint Andrew. This previous year, Kathy served as Past Moderator of the Leadership Circle.

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.
February 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 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.

• 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.