One Heart Women's MInistry

The purpose of Oakwood’s ONE HEART Women’s Ministry is to accept and love women of all ages; to encourage and equip them to grow in Christ, and to serve in their families, church, and community. Our guiding scripture is “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” - Ephesians 4:4-5, 16


ONE HEART is led by six women who are devoted to a growing and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and want to share their passion with other women. Each woman on the leadership team has identified her individual gifts and talents so that she can use those strengths to reach out and involve the women at Oakwood in ONE HEART. The ministry continues to grow as more and more women volunteer to use their God-given abilities in a variety of ways to love and encourage women of all ages at Oakwood and the surrounding community.  You can learn more about our leadership team and find their contact info below.


Click here to join our One Heart Prayer Group on Facebook. 


Click here to connect with us on Facebook at One Heart Happenings. 

Women's ministry Leadership TEam

Pam Ochoa, Jeannie Leech, Julie Jackson, Cheryl Bongiorno, Wendy Penzien, and Fran Maddock

Not pictured: Vicki Allison, Melisa Hall and Cheryl Nalian


ONE HEART is led by five women who are devoted to a growing and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and want to share their passion with other women.  If you are interested in helping or joining a team, just email one of the team leaders:


Upcoming women's events

Check back regularly for a list of opportunities for women to connect and grow.

  •   The gathering for women

    The Gatherings are informal opportunities for ALL women to connect and get to know one another in a casual atmosphere.  Stop in for one or more Gathering opportunities.

    • Tuesday, February 19th 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Angela Hasman's Home
    • Tuesday, March 12th 6:30pm to 8:00pm
    • Thursday, April 18th 6:30pm to 8:00pm
    • Friday, May 17th 11:30 Lake Inn 3711 Hunt Road in Lapeer
      *Separate checks will be available for convenience.  
    Childcare is available upon request for Gathering's at the church. For off-site Gatherings, children are welcome to come with you.
  • Fall 2017 newsletter

    Our Fall Newsletter for women has great information about our Christmas Brunch.  On the back, you can read about our One Heart Wings Christmas Party, The Gatherings for Women, and more. Click here to download a copy.

  • The Disciples Path for Women

    Disciples Path teaches what it means to follow Christ; how to model discipleship; how to practice discipleship; helps establish the habit of looking to the Bible for solutions; and teaches how to apply basic biblical doctrine to everyday life.  

    Click here for an article by Meg Knauf to learn more. 

Bible studies for women

Check back regularly for current and upcoming Bible Studies. You are welcome to join us for a study anytime!

  • discerning the voice of god

    Tuesday morning 9:30am to 11:30am

    A decade ago, Priscilla Shirer authored Discerning the Voice of God, and since then God has continued to grow, teach, and challenger her in her walk with Him. This revised and expanded edition reflects that growth through new stories, illustrations, and exercises. During this 7-week study we will discover the root to clear, daily communication with God—humble obedience. We will learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, help us discern His voice and recognize the Holy Spirit’s character.

    • More deeply understand the Holy Spirit’s role in your life
    • Differentiate His voice from imposters’ voices, even your own

    Watch the promotional video below to learn more. This study begins Tuesday, January 15th. Bible study books are $13.00 each and can be purchased from Lifeway.com. Sign up on Sunday's or email Melisa Hall oneheart@oakwoodcc.org

  • all things new

    monday evenings 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    We are very excited to partner with the teens once again for this exciting study on 2 Corinthians. During this 8-week study Kelly Minter will lead us through the Letter of 2 Corinthians, explore the truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meet Christ through a pressing thorn, open our heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and embrace the lost and lonely.

    • Discover how God can use you no matter your cultural setting
    • Learn how your suffering can help you comfort others
    • Gain wisdom for relationships

    Watch the promotional video below to learn more. This study begins Monday, January 28th. Bible study books are $13 and can be purchase from Lifeway.com. Sign up on Sunday's or email Melisa Hall oneheart@oakwoodcc.org. Teen girls can also sign up with Lindsay Collins.

  • The Epistle of 1 John Bible stuy

    By cheryl bongiorno

    1 John is a short book, yet full of truth that will improve our relationship with God and others as we learn to love as God loves. See for yourself all the spiritual gems that John has for us!


    The Epistle of 1 John - Study Guide

    Week 1: What it Means to Have Fellowship
    Week 2: What it Means to Have Divine Protection
    Week 3: What it Means to Love
    Week 4: What it Means to Know God
    Week 5: What it Means to Have Faith

connect with us on facebook

  • one heart prayer group

    Our goal is to offer a safe, intimate place to come with prayer needs and receive encouragement from your sisters in Christ at Oakwood. 

    Click here to join our One Heart Prayer Group on Facebook. 

  • one heart happenings

    The purpose of this group is to offer a place for women to connect with one another. Here you will find announcements of women's activities going on at Oakwood, as well as various posts from Oakwood sisters reaching out to connect. Looking for someone to go to a movie with? Need a recommendation for a movie, book, contractor, or doctor? The potential is endless. 

    Click here to reach out and touch someone today in One Heart Happenings!