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


OCTOBER 12, 2018

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
9:00 PM -
10:00 PM - Late Night Snacks


OCTOBER 13, 2018

8:30-8:50 AM - Sip and Sing
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 - Workshops
12:00 PM - 15 minute break/Silent Auction winners pay

12:15 PM - Session 3
1:15 PM - Closing Announcements & Wrap-Up



A hotel room that accommodates up to four people costs $82 plus tax. 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 a 1 king size bed; so please request the room type you would prefer when making the reservation and the room type will be blocked AFTER the reservation is made.

The hotel is offering our attendees this incredible rate on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (October 11, 12 and 13).

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! Registration deadline is October 9th 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 is October 1, 2018.


*There will be reserved seating for Tables of Ten (with signage)*

If you would like to reserve a table of ten for the AWW, please have all ten guests register first for the conference. Then, send an email to Sherridon Dobbs ( and let 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 have a name for your table included within the email. (Example:  Friends of Margaret Head).  As in the past, there will be open seating for those who do not wish to have a table of ten.


"Sisters Helping Sisters"

Fundraising by Silent Auction

Your gift is important to our event. The silent auction enables us to provide a scholarship for several sisters who otherwise would not be able to attend. We also use the auction monies to defray various event expenses which benefit all attendees. 

To Contribute: We appreciate anything you choose to donate such as gently used items and especially handcrafted items.

Need Help?  "What do I contribute?!" If you desire to donate an item for auction but have no idea what to choose, you may simply email your desire to Janet Hicks at and she will give you suggestions and even send you a reminder in August! Please notify Janet with all donations by October 1st.  Then, you may bring the item directly to the event.


Contact Us

Have questions or comments about the weekend? Send us a note below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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