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Women's Ministry

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.

Summertime Simply Sharing Events

Oakwood's Heart-to-Heart ministry is hosting five opportunities for you to get better acquainted with some women in your church family. All of the events will be held at Oakwood Community Church from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Childcare is provided. Bring a guest - all women and teen girls are invited!

Here is the 2015 Summertime Simply Sharing Schedule:

  • Monday, June 15 - Meet our Pastor's Wives (Julie Jackson, Carrie Stec & Janella Service)
  • Monday, June 29 - Meet our Deacons & Treasurer (Ronda Brinks, Sue Warner & Beth Phillips)
  • Monday, July 27 - Meet our Elder's Wives (Pam Reynolds, Kim Rodela, Caye Moore)
  • Monday, August 10 - Raising Godly Kids (Carrie Hensler, Dee Posey & others)
  • Monday, August 24 - Becoming Godly Women (Meg Knauf, Judy McDaniel & Cheryl Bongiorno)


Fri.-Sun., October 2-4, 2015

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").

Register & Pay Online

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!

Download a printable flyer with all of the details about the 2015 Ladies Fall Retreat.

Women's Retreat from Grace Adventures.

Optional Activities at the Ladies Retreat:

  • Boating, Biking, Crafts
  • Ropes Course
  • Climbing Wall
  • Pontoon Boat Rides
  • Workshops (for deeper study)
  • Paintball / Target Sports
  • Horseback Riding
  • Pamper Room
  • Massages (additional cost)
  • Nearby Sand Dunes & Lighthouses