PW ENews October 2014

A Word from Our Moderator

…The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

            Galatians 5:6

I love that thought. We will explore the concept of faith in the spring on our annual women’s retreat. I’m looking forward to it already and I hope that you will be able to join us. There is more information later in this newsletter and we will be firming up all of the details soon so that we can begin the registration process. In the meantime, three Bible studies are now under way and other activities are in the mix for the women of Northminster. Stay tuned to your email, the Sunday bulletins and the PW bulletin board outside the Fireside Room for all of the details!

Your Sister in Christ,

Nancy Thompson

PW Moderator

PW Missions

In October we will celebrate Clergy Appreciation, by treating our clergy and staff to lunch at an area restaurant. A donation envelope will be available at each circle meeting and also in the PW box in the workroom. Join us in thanking our clergy and staff for all their hard work and loving support throughout the year!

We will also be collecting towel sets (preferably white), pillows and toiletry items for the Thornwell children in Brophy and Bryan-Mac cottages. These are the assessment cottages and can house up to 20 children ofvarious ages. This is their first “home” at Thornwell, often with their siblings and sometimes nothingelse. These items are for their own “Welcome Basket” and can be left in the Mission Box in the Fireside Room throughout the month.

Looking forward to a great year of giving!

PW Retreat – Save the dates!

Are you looking for an exciting way to celebrate the first weekend of Spring in 2015?

Are you an adult female member of NPC who wants to spend a fun weekend with close friends?

Do you want to make some new friends?

Are you wondering whose birthday we’ll celebrate on March 20th and what her favorite cake is?

Do you love being in the mountains? Looking across a lake at a mountain view?









            SAVE THE DATE NOW: MARCH 20 – 22, 2015

Place: Lake Chatuge Lodge: in Hiawassee, GA

Retreat Leader: NPC’s own Jennifer Filpi

Look for details in the coming weeks!

To quote a famous hobbit, “It wouldn’t be the same without you…”

Questions: Beth Cotter 770-653-3854 or


Bible Studies for 2014-2015

It’s never too late to join in on a Bible study. There are three different organized Bible studies offered for women this year. Two of them meet in the traditional PW Circle format of monthly meetings either on Tuesday evenings or Wednesday mornings.

Rebekah Circle – Tuesday Nights, 3rd week of each month beginning 9/16

Circle Leader: Barbara Christopher ( )

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

“Paul, like us, wrestled with and questioned his faith as he tried to live as authentically as possible in an ancient world that was also in the midst of a great deal of change…This study invites us all to ask whether or not we understood Paul’s writings clearly in the past and to read his letter afresh in light of the issues we face in our time. Concepts of shared partnership, power in weakness, healing, reconciliation, love, and a new apostolate all figure prominently in (author) Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty’s reading of Paul. She hopes that you will find your own voices among the larger community of interpreters as we discern together the meaning of these ancient passages for the world in which we live today.”

Introducing the 2014–2015 Bible Study –


Ruth Circle – Wednesday Morning, 3rd week of each month beginning 9/17

Circle Leader: Marline Kelly ( )

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

by Chad Hovind

This study takes us through the entire bible in 8 sessions using a 30-minute DVD presentation, group discussion after the video, and elective short reading material to review at home. It will cover Genesis to Revelation in a comprehensive yet streamlined presentation of the biblical narrative. This might be a study in contrasts for those who participated in The Year of the Bible in 2013. Here are the session topics in order of study:

  1. The Beginning: Trust Me (Genesis-Exodus)
  2. The Conquests: Don’t Give Up (Exodus-1 Samuel)
  3. The Monarchs: Stop Running and Return to Me (1 Samuel-1 Kings)
  4. The Predictions: Keep God First (2 Kings-Malachi)
  5. The Doubts: Facing Adversity (Job, Ruth, Lamentations, Psalms)
  6. The Christ: God’s Greatest Gift (Matthew-John)
  7. The Church: A new Mission (Acts-Thessalonians)
  8. The End: Never Give Up (Revelation, Daniel, Matthew 24)


The JOY Bible Study group – learning about Jesus, Others, Yourself – 2nd and 4th Wednesday Mornings beginning 9/10

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

Group Leader: Sherri Rogers ( )

“(This) is a DVD lecture series on the book of Revelation. Beth presents many points of view, allowing women to decide for themselves when the interpretation varies among scholars. She teaches that God is as specific about what he DOES reveal as He is about what HE does NOT reveal.”

Each DVD session is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and the group will discuss the video contents after watching.


PW Book Club

Nancy Campbell led our discussion of The Light Between Oceans in September.  The author is a mystery still but our discussion was lively as usual!
We revised our calendar to make our November book choice more suited to the beginning of the holidays.  We will move Me Before You to our March meeting now, and Arlene has graciously invited us to her home for the November meeting to discuss Wonder.
October 28, 2014  The Wednesday Sistersby Meg Waite Clayton (Tina)
November 25, 2014 Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Nan)
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
If anyone is interested in facilitating the discussion of Me Before You in March, please let Nan know.  

Nan Brown is the coordinator of the book group and can be reached at .

Northminster PW Calendar 2014-15


8     JOY Bible Study

15   JOY Bible Study

21   Rebekah Circle

22   Ruth Circle

28   Book Club

29   JOY Bible Study



2     CT meeting

12   JOY Bible Study

18   Rebekah Circle

19   Ruth Circle

25   Book Club

27   Thanksgiving



? 2     Christmas Gathering

7    Cookies with Santa

10   JOY Bible Study

16   Rebekah Circle

17   Ruth Circle



11   CT meeting

14   JOY Bible Study

19   MLK Day

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

25 JOY Bible Study

29 Palm Sunday



5    Easter Sunday

6-10 Fulton County Spring Break

8     JOY Bible Study

12   CT meeting

15   JOY Bible Study

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!