The goal of Oakwood’s Heart-to-Heart Women’s Ministry is to build authentic relationships with the women who God has brought to Oakwood. We believe that everyone at Oakwood was brought to our church by God for a divine purpose. Our highest priority is to help women meet Jesus, make Him their Savior and then grow in their knowledge of their Lord.
Heart-to-Heart sponsors many opportunities for women to connect with one another. Some of the activities and programs sponsored by Heart-to-Heart are Bible Studies, a monthly luncheon, Christmas Tea, Flower Planter Workshop, Simply Sharing, Fall Retreat, Self Defense Class, Summer Picnic, and Moms & Dads Day Out.
Renew, Restore, Refresh! Pamper yourself both physically and spiritually at this special women’s retreat. Worship, rest, time in God’s Word, time with sisters-in-Christ, and great food are all included in the weekend package at Grace Adventures located just north of Muskegon, Michigan. The camp is on Upper Silver Lake next to the Sand Dunes and Lake Michigan (about a 3½ hour drive from the Oxford/Orion/Ortonville areas).Please note that you must be 18 years old or older to attend the retreat.
The cost for the retreat is $139/person, which includes 4 chapel sessions with Amy Carroll, two nights lodging at a local hotel, meals and snacks, plus a variety of retreat activities (see below). You can register and pay online using your debit card, or fill out a registration form and return it to the church office with your payment (please make checks payable to "Oakwood Community Church").
Amy Carroll is the speaker for our weekend and you will find her sessions relevant and applicable. She loves teaching God’s Word and her background as an educator enhances her ability to share His big truths in small, understandable bites. The Untying of a Straight-Laced Girl is Amy's story of her journey to be untied from the things that held her back from a joyful life and deeper love of God. Amy says it’s easy to get tied up in earning acceptance and working to meet others’ expectations. Let’s get “untied” together!
Optional Activities at the Ladies Retreat: