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.

  • Priscilla Shirer's Going beyond Simulcast

    saturday, May 4th 9:00am to 2:00pm

    Priscilla Shirer will be teaching the Word of God, live in Mobile, Alabama in April. Oakwood's One Heart Women's Ministry is excited to be hosting a replay of it on Saturday, May 4th from 9:00am to 2:00pm. The Going Beyond Simulcast includes three teaching sessions and worship with Anthony Evans. Registration is $10 per person and includes a light lunch. For questions contact Melisa Hall oneheart@oakwoodcc.org

  •   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.

    • Friday, April 26th 11:30 Lake Inn 3711 Hunt Road in Lapeer
      *Separate checks will be available for convenience.  
    • Saturday, May 18th 9:00am to 11:00am Donuts and Devotions 
    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!

  • What Happens When Women Say Yes to God

    Tuesday Mornings 9:30am to 11:30am

    Obedience to Christ can transform an ordinary life into a remarkable journey. During this 6 week study, Lysa TerKeurst will share stories from her own life along with compelling biblical insights as she describes what it means to partner with God in all decisions and actions. Learn how honoring God produces a life of deep joy and great purpose. 

    • See inconveniences as opportunities
    • Develop a hunger to get into God's Word everyday
    Workbooks are $7 and can be purchase from Christanbooks. If you have questions contact Melisa Hall oneheart@oakwoodcc.org.
  • 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!