Women

The purpose of this ministry is to support, nurture, and challenge the women of St. Andrew through various programs. Women’s Ministry embraces all people, all ages, and from all walks of life. 

Womens Groups

Women’s Spiritual Growth Group

Wednesdays: September 13, 2023 through May 22, 2024  

9:30 – 11:30 am

Our first book will be:

Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World

by Vivek H Murthy M.D.

We use the Owl along with Zoom. 

Sister’s Bible Study

Wednesdays: September 13, 2023 through May 22, 2024

9:30 – 11:00 am

21 Psalms For the 21st Century by Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki for our first study.

United Women in Faith

Mission: We seek to connect and nurture women through Christian spiritual formation, leadership development, creative fellowship, and education so that they can inspire, influence and impact local and global communities.

Vision:  We are a powerful, fearless force driven by God’s love and united in sisterhood. With a focus on women, children and youth, we act for justice and transform communities. We face the realities we see in the world, even when they are not the ones we would like to see. However, our goal is not to bear witness simply to harms but also to God’s love by acting boldly to change those harms.

Action: Bold action, like faith, takes courage. Our bravery is inspired by God’s love and our powerful commitment to improve the lives of women, children and youth. United Women in Faith works for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems that harm women, children and youth—from racial and gender injustice to economic inequality, climate issues and more.

 We meet monthly in small “Circle” groups of caring and active women for fellowship, education, spiritual growth, and mission outreach and programs. Fundraisers take place throughout the year to help support global and local ministries. The entire St. Andrew Unit of United Women in Faith and guests gather at least twice yearly for outreach and social justice events. We participate in Conference and District events. All are welcome.

 

Contact UWF to join a circle group or get involved!

Daytime Circles

Agape Circle:

Meets the third Tuesday morning of each month at St. Andrew from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 (noon) for fellowship, educational programs, outreach opportunities, community field trips, and lunch. We support church-wide activities and mission projects. 

Friendship Circle:

Meets at Holly Creek Retirement Community on the third Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. and is our longest-running circle. This group of seniors and retired yet active women meet for fellowship, various educational programs, speakers, and projects. 

Evening Circles

United Women in Faith Book Group

The group meets the fourth Tuesday evening of each month at St. Andrew from 7:00 p.m.– 8:30 p.m. to discuss books suggested by members or from the United Women in Faith Reading Program, covering topics such as social justice, spiritual growth, education for mission, leadership development and nurturing for the community.

Circle of Joy

Meets the second Tuesday evening of each month at St. Andrew 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. for fellowship, various programs, and community outreach projects. Circle of Joy supports the Ruth Goebel program (Colorado Coalition women’s housing) and provides Christmas stockings and various donations to The Crisis Center and IFCS in addition to other outreach projects and church wide-activities and missions. Childcare is available upon request.

Specialty Circles

Piecemakers

An ongoing group making baptismal quilts, Quilts of Valor, and other community quilting projects and enjoys field trips. All quilters and those interested in learning how to quilt are welcome.

Sewing day- fourth Thursday at 1:00 pm
Business meeting- second Sunday, 10:00- 10:30 am

Yarn for Others

This ongoing group of knitters and crocheters meet the first and third Friday of each month from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 (noon) to crochet or knit afghans and baby items, as well as scarves for Blue Christmas, hats and whimsical animals for groups in our community. Knitters and Crocheters or those interested in learning how are welcome.

Hospitality

Help us by baking cookies or being part of the funeral reception serving team which supports families and friends during memorial services or other church and district-sponsored receptions and events. 

Cookie Angels will be asked to bake on a request basis. Once there is a known event, you will receive an email regarding the baked goods needed and when.

Receptions Serving Team will be notified by email when a reception is scheduled, and a need for volunteers is identified.

 

Welcome to Highlands Ranch MOPS and MOMSNext

at St. Andrew United Methodist Church

 

As moms, we belong together. We are a community of women who meet together to laugh, cry, and embrace the journey of motherhood. We believe that when we support one another, we all live happier and better equipped to thrive in our role as mothers. 

Find your community! MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is for moms with kids 0 to 5; MOMSNext is for all the mamas with kids 5-18 because, apparently, it doesn’t just get easier once they stop being toddlers. We offer daytime and evening meetings to accommodate your busy schedule. All groups enjoy guest speakers, content, and discussion on current parenting and relationship topics, crafts, community service, mom’s night out, and playdates. 

Our group meets at St. Andrew on the 2nd and 4th Mondays each month. Daytime MOPS and MOMSnext meet from 9:45-11:45 am, and childcare is provided with membership. Evening MOPS and MOMSnext meet from 7:00 – 8:30 PM.

Fall Semester

August 28 

September 11 & 25 

October 9 & 23 

November 13 & 27 

December 11 

Spring Semester

January 8 & 22

 February 12 & 26

March 11 & 25

April 8 & 22

May 13

Pricing

Per Semester

$60 for just mom, no childcare. Select this if you want to join the evening/working moms group!

$160 for mom + 1 kid

$185 for mom + 2 kids

 

MOPS Membership fees cover your MOPS International annual membership, speakers, crafts, and MOPS kids childcare, which includes a Christian kid-friendly curriculum taught by dedicated childcare workers who complete training and a background check. The higher fees per semester ensure that we will not ask you to participate in fundraising or volunteer for childcare duties. The childcare fees break down to about $10 per hour of childcare provided, which is more affordable than many other options! If the cost is prohibitive to you joining, please email us to discuss.

We can’t wait to welcome you and your kids to our MOPS family! If you have any questions, please email us at highlandsranchmops@gmail.com

Women’s Retreat

Every year there is a women’s retreat led by our women’s pastoral team.

Please stay tuned for more information on the 2024 retreat.

 

womens retreat option 2 (stock photo)