PW ENews February 2015

Dear Women of Northminster,

I’m keeping it short and sweet this month. We’re looking forward to a weekend retreat in March, details below. Bible studies and book club continue – all are welcome to jump in anytime to check them out and maybe find something that feeds your soul. Missions change from month to month, so find the current project here or on the PW bulletin board.

I hope you’ll join us!

Nancy Thompson, Moderator

 2015 Women’s Retreat!

Yes, we are still accepting reservations!

Yes, you can have your own private room with King bed for $285!

Yes, you can have a shared room with 2 Queen beds for $190!

Yes, yes, yes, all rooms come with 2 nights lodging, 2 hot breakfasts, and 2 dinners!

Yes, we provide carpooling, roommates, reservations, scholarships!

Yes, you can invite any woman you know to join us!

Yes, you will grow spiritually!

Yes, you will enjoy quiet moments!

Yes, there will be moments of hilarity!

Yes, you can read, walk, nap, knit, crochet, play Bunco, sing, dance, craft, talk, listen, explore, shop!

Yes, you can study with Jennifer Filpi!

Yes, you can learn to have Faith Like A Child!


Sign up now for the March 20 -22 Women’s Retreat at Lake Chatuge Lodge in Hiawassee! (

Registrar: Leslie Jones ( )

PW Moderator: Nancy Thompson ( )

Moderator-Elect: Beth Cotter ( )

Bunco Queen: Nancy Campbell ( )

Hostess: Marline Kelly ( )

(This is shaping up to be one of the largest retreats in years, one that you don’t want to miss – just saying!)


PW Missions

For February, we will be sending goodies and homemade cards (by our NPC children) for Valentine’s Day to over 30 NPC college kids and seniors! Thank you for your generous donations.

We will also continue to collect items for the children at Thornwell, specifically supporting the middle school girl’s cottage. We are collecting new/slightly used clothing for the pre-teen girls in the Sarah Cottage. The Christmas gifts are still shiny and they are all set with winter stuff, so let’s start planning for summer.    We will also be collecting pre-teen girl’s book series for summer reading, fun sunglasses, water bottles, beach towels and bags! These items can be left in the Mission Box in the Fireside Room throughout the month.

Because of your generosity and amazing sandwich making skills at January’s circle meetings, we delivered over 20 full sandwich bags to the Open Door Community of Atlanta!

Looking forward to a great year of giving!


We need YOU on the PW CT

The PW year runs from fall to spring, so we are now in the process of putting together a new CT (coordinating team) to head up next year’s activities. If you’d like to find out how you can contribute your talents, please contact Katie Day ( ).

 PW Book Club

Upcoming books:

February 24, 2015  Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths by Bruce Feiler  (Arlene)
March 24, 2015  Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
Nan Brown is the coordinator of the book group and can be reached at .


Presbyterian Women Ongoing Bible Studies

 The JOY Bible Study group – learning about Jesus, Others, Yourself – 2nd and 4th Wednesday mornings

Here and Now…There and Then: A Lecture Series on Revelation by Beth Moore

Group Leader: Sherri Rogers,

 Rebekah Circle – Tuesday Nights, 3rd week of each month

Horizons PW Bible Study: Reconciling Paul – A Contemporary Study of 2 Corinthians

Circle Leader: Barbara Christopher,

Ruth Circle – Wednesday Morning, 3rd week of each month

Fast Track: Genesis to Revelation, The Quickest Way to Understand the Bible, by Chad Hovind

Circle Leader: Marline Kelly,


Northminster PW Calendar 2014-15



1     CT meeting

11   JOY Bible Study

17   Rebekah Circle

18   Ruth Circle

24   Book Club

25   JOY Bible Study



1   CT meeting

11 JOY Bible Study

17 Rebekah Circle

18 Ruth Circle

20-22 PW Retreat

24 Book Club

29 Palm Sunday



5    Easter Sunday

6-10 Fulton County Spring Break

12   CT meeting

21   Rebekah Circle

22   Ruth Circle

?28   Book Club



5     Birthday Gathering/


?26   Book Club



? 7     CT Transition meeting


Your PW Coordinating Team for 2014-15

Moderator: Nancy Thompson,

Moderator-Elect: Beth Cotter,

Spiritual Growth Coordinator: Sherri Rogers,

Secretary/Historian: Nancy Campbell,

Treasurer: Nicole Adams,

Missions Moderator: Jeanne Patterson,

Cookies With Santa organizer: Beth Wise,

Rebekah Circle Leader: Barbara Christopher,

Ruth Circle Leader: Marline Kelly,

Search Moderator: Katie Day,