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.

  • 2019 Ladies Fall Retreat

    September 27th - 29th

    Renew, Restore, Refresh! Pamper yourself physically and spiritually at this Fall Retreat and leave refreshed! Worship, rest, time in God's Word, fun activities, good food, and great fellowship are all included int he weekend package. New Registration Process: This year everyone will register and pay directly to Grace Adventures. Spots are filling up quickly so don't delay! Let us know once you register. Flyers are available in the lobby or download the PDF below.

    Fall Retreat Flyer

    Register for Grace Adventures

  •   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.

    • Watch for upcoming dates beginning in the fall.
    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. 

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Bible studies for women

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

  • Sermon on the mount Bible study

    by cheryl bongiorno

    The Sermon on the Mount is one of a few recorded sermons by the Lord Jesus. He talks about what really matters to God. The weekly topics include His Kingdom principles that are so precious to all who love Jesus and follow Him closely. This flexible 6-week study is designed to help you stay in the Word of God this summer and connect with other sisters. We will meet at Cheryl Bongiorn's home (724 Tanview Drive in Oxford) on Wednesday, July 10th, 17th, 31st and August 7th, 14th, 21st from either 10:00am to 11:30am  or 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Study guides are $10. Sign up in the lobby on Sunday's or email Cheryl cheryl@oakwoodcc.org

    Keys to the Kingdom Flyer

  • The Epistle of 1 John Bible study

    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!


    God is Love: The Epistle of 1 John - Study Guide

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  • 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!