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.

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. Our next event is:
word cloudWomen’s Potluck Brunch - October 18
, Noon-2pm
Faithful Conversations Redux with Shannon Mullican, LMSW, CSR

Join Shannon for a condensed version of her workshop Faithful Conversations: Coming Out, Healing the Hurt. The keynote piece of these workshops are monologues imagining the voices of women in the Bible and how they might address issues of sexuality from their particular contexts. We’ll get to hear some of these “new voices” which counter old messages of judgement and condemnation that many have experienced from traditional religious viewpoints. Innovative and thought-provoking, they’ll offer us lots to talk about! Shannon will also share helpful resources useful for reaching out to folks who have felt rejected by the church because of their sexuality.

Shannon has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from UMKC and a Certificate in Sexuality and Religion from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. She has experience working with families and individuals, and has a passion for helping all people see themselves as beloved children of God.

Bring your favorite brunch foods to share! Please RSVP and let us know if you need childcare, and whether you can help with set-up or clean-up.

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.
Our next meeting is
emergency prepardnessReady or Not? It's Up to YOU: Smart, Simple Steps to Stay Safe
October 8
7:00 pm, Friends Hall
It is important to know that in a widespread emergency or natural disaster, professional first responders may not reach you quickly. The most critical thing you can do is prepare to take care of yourself and those in your care. Spending a little time organizing supplies, many of which you probably already have on hand, and thinking about your options ahead of time can make a big difference in your safety and comfort during any emergency event.
Have you thought about how you would manage if you lost power, water and other utilities for an extended period? What if you had to take your pets with you to an emergency shelter? What about your prescription medications? What simple, multi-purpose items are essential for your supply kit?
The things we take for granted on a daily basis are the most challenging to do without in a crisis. Being prepared doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. It is important to get started now, and this presentation will help you do just that. Certified emergency preparedness trainer Kathy Wing will share simple, inexpensive tips on how to prepare for unexpected situations, be it a major crisis or a small mishap. Her enthusiasm and thrifty spirit will inspire you to complete your family’s emergency plans and kits right away, just in time for severe winter weather.


• 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 October 12 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.