Creating a Pure Heart
Friday & Saturday, October 18-19, 2019
“Create in me a pure heart, O God.” - Psalm 51:10
“Create in me a pure heart, O God.” - Psalm 51:10
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 2019 Atlanta Women's Weekend Committee is Sherridon Dobbs, Janet Hicks and Paula Hovater. See us on Facebook.
Photos from the 2018 Atlanta Women's Weekend, courtesy of Jennifer Rich.
Lynn was born to Harold and Celeste Dowdy, the second of four children. She spent much of her childhood sneaking out of bed, listening late into the night to her father’s discussions with visiting evangelists and being empowered by their zeal for the Lord. Lynn has taught Bible classes in Florida, Missouri, Tennessee, Indiana, and Georgia, and loves to tell the story of Jesus. She was owner and CEO of an international tourism corporation, and instrumental in starting four additional companies. When her parents need constant care, she sold her principal business to the state of Florida and became her parents’ primary caregiver. She is blessed to be mother and grandmother to a faithful family, her son, John Warren, daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Russell Myers, and three young adult grandchildren who share God’s word with new generations. She lives in Jacksonville, FL.
Speaking on the topic of “What Makes A Pure Heart”
Cindi is from Gallatin, Tennessee. She has been married to her husband Allen for 37 years and together they have two sons and seven grandchildren. Allen is an evangelist and they have served congregations in Indiana, Virginia, Mississippi, and Tennessee as well as in Vietnam where they lived for two years and helped establish a new congregation. Cindi is a full-time real estate agent making it possible for Allen to travel overseas to evangelize. She loves teaching, serving, and entertaining in her home. Cindi also feels driven to help families in crisis due to addiction.
Speaking on the topic of “What Robs You Of A Pure Heart”
Sherridon lives in Grayson, Georgia. She has been married to her childhood sweetheart, Glenn, for 35 years. Together they are blessed with one daughter, three sons, and two daughters-in-law. Sherridon and her daughter are pediatric Speech-language Pathologists and have the pleasure of working together in the same practice. Sherridon has spoken to ladies’ groups on various occasions, taught Bible classes for decades, served as a counselor at Georgia FC camp for sixteen years, and has helped organize Atlanta Women’s Weekend since its inception ten years ago. One of her greatest joys is to encourage and strengthen others.
Speaking on the topic of “Living With A Pure Heart”
Janet Hicks lives in Cumming, Georgia, with her husband of 32 years attending the Mountain View church since 1995. She has two daughters, one son-in-law, and several others she holds close to her heart. Janet has taught many women's and children's Bible classes over the years. She manages an online resale clothing store and loves serving on the Atlanta Women's Bible study committee. Janet is an integral part of AWW as she keeps the finances in order and runs the Silent Auction which helps defray costs for everyone and allows others to attend who would not be able to otherwise.
Leading a discussion on fiery anger. The Charred Heart.
Jennifer Maxey has been married for 21 years to Kevin Maxey. She endeavors to fulfill her role as helpmeet to Kevin as he preaches the gospel. Together, Jennifer and Kevin have been a part of the Lord's work in Germany, Lithuania, Phillippines, Arkansas, and Tennessee. Jennifer's education includes an AA from Florida College, BA from MTSU, ND from Clayton, and postgraduate work at Bridgeport. Currently, Jennifer is a full-time Christian, wife, homemaker, and homeschool mother of 5 children. Kevin, Jennifer, and their family work and worship with the church in Spring Hill, Tennessee.
Leading a discussion on being judgmental and comparing. The Hardened Heart
Christy Scally is a native of Alpharetta, Georgia. She is a graduate of Auburn University, was the Director an environmental educational facility recognized by the Smithsonian and National Geographic named the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center in Freeport, Florida. Christy is currently a successful Realtor/Associate Broker/Business owner in the Atlanta area. She is a Leadership Forsyth Alumnae, known for her diligent work, great follow-through, communication skills, and ability to negotiate some of the most challenging circumstances. Her greatest pride is being a mother of two faithful children, Katie and Cullan. She has overcome tremendous trials after a losing all material possessions when her 17 year-marriage failed. Her life demonstrates how not to be a victim of circumstances, rather use the circumstances to show God’s blessings to others.
Leading a discussion on stress. The Constricted Heart.
Amie is from Georgetown, Kentucky. She and her husband Rodney have been married for 28 years. They have three children: a son-Connor, and identical twin daughters-Kayla and Mattie. Amie is a member at East End church of Christ in Lexington, KY. Before having children, Amie was a high school choir director for eleven years. She put her career on hold to stay-at-home with her children until they were in school but decided to homeschool her children who are now all in high school. She has worked part-time with the Scott County Schools Gifted Education Music Program for the past thirteen years and choral director of the Georgetown Community Singers for the past 14 years. She loves teaching older kids and ladies’ bible classes, reading, watching UK basketball, and playing the piano.
3:00-6:00 PM - Check-In at the Hotel Lobby
6:00-6:45 PM - Worship in song
6:45 PM - Welcome/Opening Announcements
6:50 PM - Prayer/Dinner Buffet Opens
8:00 PM - Session 1 - “What Makes A Pure Heart”
9:00 PM - Workshops
10:00 PM - Late Night Snacks
8:30-8:50 AM - Sip and Sing
9:00 AM - Session 2 - “What Robs You Of A Pure Heart”
10:05 AM - Break/Hotel Checkout
10:15 AM - Prayer/Brunch
10:40 AM - Silent Auction Ends
11:00 AM - Workshops
12:00 PM - 15 minute break/Silent Auction winners pay
12:15 PM - Session 3 - “Living With A Pure Heart”
1:15 PM - Closing Announcements & Wrap-Up
You may select a hotel room that accommodates up to four people. Hotel guests may call the toll free number 866.316.7267 and identify they are with the Atlanta Women's Weekend group for further help.
Atlanta Women's Weekend guests are guaranteed a room with 2 double beds or 1 king size bed. Please request the room type you would prefer when making the reservation. The room type will be blocked AFTER the reservation is made.
The hotel will be offering our attendees an incredible rate on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (October 17, 18, and 19th) of only $82 per night!
Check-in and Check-out
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
DEADLINE FOR SPECIAL RATE AT THE MARRIOTT IS SEPTEMBER 26, 2019
Learn more about Alpharetta, GA while you're here!
Registration for 2019 is open now through October 8th!
We are not able to accommodate children and toddlers. Newborns only. Thank you!
Early-Bird Pricing May 1 - September 1, 2019 - $88.99
Ticket $85 + $3.99 Service Fee
(After September 1, Regular Pricing will be $95.00 + $3.99 Service Fee)
To make a charitable donation to our scholarship fund, see the link below under Sisters Helping Sisters.
The Student-Discount Price for AWW is $63.99. (Ticket $60.00 + $3.99 Service Fee) Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request this discount and we will manually add the ticket for you!
There will be reserved seating for Tables of Ten (with signage at no additional fee.)
If you would like to reserve a table of ten for AWW, please have all ten guests register for the conference. Then, send an email to Sherridon Dobbs at email@example.com letting us know who will be assigned to the reserved table at least two weeks prior to the event. We will have signage for you to recognize the location. You must include a name for your table. (Example: Friends of Margaret Head, Soul Sisters, etc.)
OPEN SEATING - There will be open seating for those who do not wish to have a table of ten.
Your gift is important to our event. The silent auction which hums quietly in the background enables us to provide scholarships for a few sisters who otherwise would not be able to attend. In addition, the funds enable us to offer student pricing and to defray various event expenses benefiting all attendees! During the bible study breaks, the auction area is buzzing with laughter. It is an enjoyable time for many women as it provides an opportunity to socialize, meet new friends, and create lasting relationships.
To Contribute: We appreciate anything you choose to donate such as gently used items and especially handcrafted items. Simply email Janet Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org with your desire to contribute. She will even give you suggestions! Please notify Janet with all donations by October 1st. Then, you may bring the item directly to the event.
We are a nonprofit organization. Donation receipts are available and provided.
To make a monetary donation, please use the “Donation for AWW” link below. Thank you!
Have questions or comments about the weekend? Send us a note below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.