Friday & Saturday, October 12-13, 2018

Our theme for 2018 is "Reflection," based on James 1:23-24, 

“For if anyone is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in the mirror; For once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.”

The Atlanta Women's Weekend, located in Alpharetta, GA, is an annual event that gives Christian women time together to study the Bible.

Our goal is to encourage women from Atlanta and beyond to learn from each other and grow in God's Word. We gather for a few hours every October to praise God and immerse ourselves in Bible study.  We invite all women to join us in doing so.

This Website and the Atlanta Women’s Weekend is not supported by, organized by, run by, or directed by any particular church. We are individual Christian women helping other women grow in the Lord our God.  The 2018 Atlanta Women's Weekend Committee is Sherridon Dobbs, Janet Hicks and Paula Hovater.  See us on Facebook.

Photos from the 2017 Atlanta Women's Weekend, courtesy of Jennifer Rich.

2018 Speakers


Paula Hovater

Paula is a native of Russellville, Alabama. She began dating her high school sweetheart, Rod, on February 14, 1963. She married “him whom my soul loves ” while they were in college.  After corporate moves to other states of South Carolina, Maryland, Tennessee, Hawaii, they settled in Georgia. Completing 51 years of marriage and rearing two sons, she has found the ultimate job of spoiling seven grandchildren. Paula is a Public Relations consultant who has worked in Atlanta for over 35 years. This experience has been joyfully used as a committee member for Atlanta Women’s Weekend since its inception.  One of her greatest blessings is a teaching role in the Embry Hills Bible classes where she is super-charged by fourth graders.


Erin Miller

L. Erin Miller is a graduate of Auburn University in Elementary Education and taught school for six years before choosing to become a stay-at-home mom.  She is the author of Fighting For Kate: The Inspirational Story of a Family’s Battle and Victory over Cancer, a member of the Family Advisory Council for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and is the founder and president of the nonprofit organization Fighting For Kate.  Erin resides in Madison, Alabama with her husband and three children.  


Colleen O'Steen

Colleen O’Steen is an Ohio native and has lived in the Huntsville, Alabama area since 1987. She is a professional writer having worked in game, animated film, and virtual reality development in the defense industry, in promotion and marketing in the software industry, as a narrator, and as a television news anchor and reporter.

Colleen recently published From Will to Power, a book on spiritual self-discipline, and also performed the audiobook version. She is a Bible class teacher/coordinator and has designed teaching materials, including the board game, Apostles in Action, and multimedia presentations for the classroom covering the New Testament. Her current project is a book on rearing children with spiritual grit, written with her three grown daughters, Haley, Rosalind, and Claire.

Colleen received a graduate certificate in instructional design from George Washington University, a Master’s degree in English from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication/Broadcast News from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. She and her husband, Wally, have been married since 1987


Tentative Weekend Schedule



3:00-6:00 PM - Check-In
6:00-6:45 PM - Singing
6:45 PM - Welcome/Opening Announcements
6:50 PM - Prayer/Dinner Buffet Opens
8:00 PM - Session 1
9:00 PM - Devotions
10:00 PM - Late Night Snacks



9:00 AM - Session 2
10:05 AM - Break/Hotel Checkout
10:15 AM - Prayer/Brunch
10:40 AM - Silent Auction Ends
11:00 AM - Session 3
12:00 PM - 15 minute break/Silent Auction winners close out

12:15 PM - Session 4
1:15 PM - Closing Announcements & Wrap-Up



The Marriott offers rooms that accommodate up to four people at a very affordable rate.  When registration opens, guests may call the toll free number 866.316.7267 and identify they are with the Atlanta Women’s Weekend group to create a booking.

Check-in and Check-out

  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM


Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta
5750 Windward Parkway
Alpharetta, Georgia 30005


Learn more about Alpharetta, GA while you're here!


Please visit us when registration opens on May 1st 2018!

We are not able to accommodate children and toddlers.  Newborns only.  Thank you!

Registration Cost: $85 per person which includes a full supper and brunch. 


If you would like to recommend someone for scholarship including yourself please email Sherridon Dobbs at for an application.  Deadline for scholarship TBA.


If you would like to reserve a table of ten for the AWW, please have all ten guests register on Eventbrite. Then, send an e-mail to Sherridon Dobbs at with the list of names for your table.  Please provide a title for your table such as "Friends of Margaret Head" or "Sisters of North Carolina" and signage will be created.  

We joyfully provide open seating for those who do not wish to reserve a table of ten.


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