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.

  • One Heart christmas brunch

    saturday, december 1st 10:00am to 1:00pm

    Come join us for our annual One Heart BRUNCH and celebrate CHRISTMAS with girl friends! Enjoy a scrumptious brunch buffet, an irresistible hot cocoa bar, music, fun and an inspiring message from Keli Hillier. This beautiful event is free. Sign-up here or in the lobby on Sundays. Download a PDF of the flyer.

  •   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, December 14th 10:00am at Sheila Merritt's House - White Elephant Exchange (Bring an item from around your home.)
    • Thursday, January 17th 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the church
    • Tuesday, February 19th 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Angela Hasman's Home
    Childcare is available for Gatherings at Oakwood and children are welcome to come to the off-site Gatherings 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!

  • We saved you a seat

    wednesday morning 9:30am to 11:30am

    In this 7-session Bible study, Lisa-Jo Baker and friends from (in)courage explore our relationship with Jesus as the ultimate model for authentic friendship. Nothing shapes us like the impact of a friend - it's how Jesus radically and intimately connects with us So instead of chasing perfection, overcome your fear of being known and find the courage to connect. This Study begins Wednesday, September 12th. Bible Study Books are $13.00 from Lifeway.com

  • Walking by faith

    monday evenings 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    It can be well with your soul even when it is not well with your circumstance. This 7-session study contrasts the evidences of walking by faith and walking by sight and encourages participants to give God control rather than seek to remain in control, preserve through hardship instead of quitting and be guided by the Truth rather than feelings. This study begins Monday, September 17th. Bible Study Books are $15.95 including shipping from Jenniferrothschild.com.

  • 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!