PW ENews January 2015

 A Word from Our Moderator

 Dear Women of Northminster,

It’s a new year, full of new opportunities, new ideas, new hopes, new goals. As we start filling in our calendars for 2015, I hope you’ll be able to include some PW activities on yours. Read on to learn what we have going on to find what appeals to you. In addition to this newsletter, you also should have an attachment that is the brochure for the annual PW retreat. This year it will take place in March, a little bit earlier in the spring than it has been in the past. We are hoping this will allow more women to join us, before our schedules get completely consumed with outdoor activities and end-of-school-year busy-ness. We also have three Bible studies continuing - you are welcome to join in at any time.

Your Sister in Christ,

Nancy Thompson, Moderator

PW Missions

For January, each circle will be making sandwiches for the Open Door Community of Atlanta. This program serves breakfast, lunches and provides showers, free medical clinic, and worship services to Atlanta’s homeless. Please bring the following items to your circle: whole wheat bread; sandwich meat (not bologna); sliced cheese and join us as we make sandwiches together.

We will also continue to collect items for the children at Thornwell, specifically supporting the middle school boy’s cottage. We are collecting new/slightly used clothing for the pre teen/teen aged boys in the Georgia-Beatie Cottage. We will also be collecting kitchen supplies, such as dish towel/cloths, sponges, scrubbers, dish detergent, etc. These items can be left in the Mission Box in the Fireside Room throughout the month.

Looking forward to a great year of giving!

PW Book Club

Upcoming books:

January 27, 2015  Tell the Wolves I'm Home by  Carol Rifka Brunt (Toni - Leslie back-up)
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,

 2015 Women’s Spring Retreat

2015 – What is to be remains to unfold!

One thing is certain:

The NPC Women’s Retreat will enrich your life!

How, you ask?

Attending the Retreat will

stimulate your thinking about your faith,

give you “down time” to enjoy your friends,

test your shopping, spending, and saving skills (!),

allow “me time” to simply rest and take in the beauty of lakes and mountains,

offer opportunities to walk, to hike, to read, to knit, to watch a good movie, to

laugh, to talk!

hone your listening skills – as well as your sharing skills,

sit by a fire, eat s’mores if you like, or just watch the flames!

Sing songs, learn lessons, probe your beliefs, and pray!



            MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW for : MARCH 20 – 22, 2015

Lake Chatuge Lodge: in Hiawassee, GA

Retreat Leader: NPC’s own Jennifer Filpi

Retreat Registrar: Leslie Jones

Retreat Committee Members:

Nancy Campbell:

Marline Kelly:

Nancy Thompson:

Beth Cotter:


Northminster PW Calendar 2014-15


11   CT meeting

14   JOY Bible Study

20   Rebekah Circle

21   Ruth Circle

27   Book Club

28   JOY Bible Study



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,

Fellowship Moderator: OPEN – Contact Katie Day if interested!