The Women’s Ministry at Oakwood began back in the 90’s with a Monday Night Bible Study for women. This group of women met continually for twenty years doing a variety of bible studies, hearing testimonies from our women, praying together, and becoming good friends. The friendships that were formed there, led us to plan overnight getaways and eventually our women’s retreats, first to Camp Barakel, then the Kayak Adventure, and finally to our current retreat center, Grace Adventures.
We now have a team of devoted women who love God with all their heart, and have a passion to reach out and minister love to our Oakwood sisters. We have three main goals:
In order to meet the first goal, we currently offer two weekly small group Bible studies for women, on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. We sometimes offer a weekly evening Bible study when there are women who request one. We have special prayer times, such as our “Praying for our Husbands” event.
To meet the second goal, we offer a variety of events – luncheons, overnight getaways, fall retreat, etc. We are always open to new ideas! Recently we had a wonderful Christmas Luncheon with our own women portraying some of the Ordinary Women from the Bible. We also have our Mentoring Program, our Women’s Newsletter, and our Bulletin Board to help women connect with one another. We have done crafts like our Wojo’s planters, a Spa night, and special speakers like Robin Sullivan from WMUZ.
To meet our third goal, we include many outreach opportunities including our recent Mittens on a Mission (with Emily Sovis). We have partnered with Operation Christmas Child, Angelfish, Grace Centers of Hope, Oxford Pregnancy Center and others. Currently we are partnering with Women at Risk International during the Women of Faith “Unwrap the Bible” Simulcast.
If you have been blessed by any of the events for women mentioned above, then won’t you please join us in making these same types of events available to others? We need you! You are invited to join our next Heart-to-Heart meeting.
Come to our Christmas Brunch and celebrate the JOY of CHRISTMAS with girl friends! Scrumptious food, delightful guest speaker, and lots of laughter! Purchase tickets on Sunday mornings or register and pay online using your DEBIT card. A portion of every ticket sold will be donated to Grace Centers of Hope Women’s Shelter. If you need child care, make a reservation when you buy your ticket(s) or call the church office 248-628-6388.
Guest Speaker, Marlene Lawson, is a trained Biblical Counselor, certified Christian Life Coach, and author. Building on more than 30 years of ministry experience, Marlene is a regular speaker for women’s events. As a wife of 34 years, mom and grandma, Marlene brings her own unique brand of humor to her presentations and feels her ministry is to challenge, encourage, and assist women in becoming all that Christ created and saved them to be.