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If you read the New Testament, it doesn’t take long to discover that local church is all about authentic spiritual community. We're not called to live lives of isolation, but rather lives that demonstrate our love for one another. We long for relationships where we can keep it real, reach out together, care for each other, grow as followers of Jesus, and enjoy the journey of life together. Oakwood's groups are designed to help us experience transformation, in community, on mission.

Summer 2021

God is with you always. God is for you always. God loves you always 

 

“You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. 

You hem me in behind and before; and you lay your hand upon me.” Psalm 139:1,5 

 

Are you weary with all that life is dealing you right now? Are you feeling like you’re not bringing your A-game? Even when you come up short or your tank is empty, God never leaves you. He is our source of steadiness and peace. We are fully known and fully sought by God, and that’s a good thing! 

God is not weary. He is still there, always with us and always leading us. His loving presence is a constant in our lives. Come and find comfort in Psalm 139, and discover that God is with us in all places and in all times... always!  

Contact the group leader to sign up! Some groups may have a size limit, so sign up soon! 

Questions? Contact Sarah Hayden or Marcus Constantine. 

 

Women’s groups 

6-week summer offerings include: 

  • Studies, looking closely at biblical truths together 
  • [un]studies, which include physical or creative activities that are designed to draw us into truths of Scripture, with time for group reflection at the end 

Men's Groups

Participate in a variety of events throughout the summer to challenge you physically, spiritually and intellectually with brothers from Oakwood.

Masks are optional at Oakwood unless a group requires them. Connect with the group leader to confirm that group's practice for face covering.

To sign up for a group, please contact the group leader directly. 

summer group options


Journaling [un]study

Meets: Weekly Beginning the Week of June 14
Location: Facebook group
Leaders: Dana Stenholtz and Susan Klein
Target Audience: Women

Join us for weekly Scripture journaling, incorporating the written word or visual art, while reflecting on Psalm 139. Each week, we’ll receive prompts to focus our journaling, share pieces with one another, and encourage each other. Beginners and avid journalers are all welcome! When you sign up, you will be invited to join a private Facebook group.


Workout [un]study

Meets: Mondays June 14 - July 19 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Oakwood Upper Parking Lot (indoors if it rains)
Leaders: Kristin Sargent
Target Audience: Women

Looking for a way to get moving? We’ll be doing various body resistance exercises to build strength and get our heart rates up. No equipment necessary! After moving our bodies, we’ll follow up with discussion of themes from Psalm 139. All levels of fitness welcome!


Psalm 139 Study

Meets: Tuesdays June 22 - July 20 | 10 - 11:30 a.m. 
Location: Oakwood
Leaders: Ann Gapinski and Michelle Davison
Target Audience: Women

Journey through Psalm 139 and discover or rediscover how God is ALWAYS for you, in ALL WAYS.  He cares for you, seeks you, leads you, and thinks about you. Nothing to bring but your Bible and a desire to encounter God’s promises in new ways! 


Hiking [un]study

Meets: Wednesdays June 16 - July 21 | 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Location: Retzer Nature Center
Leaders: Barb Sprecher
Target Audience: Women

Join us each week as we “walk and talk” the themes of Psalm 139. We'll set aside this time to exercise our bodies AND our minds as we discuss God's presence in our lives, in all times and in all places. Be sure to bring a water bottle! We meet rain or shine.


Card Making [un]study

Meets: Wednesdays June 16 - July 21 | 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Location: Oakwood
Leaders: Lisa Boyer
Target Audience: Women

Interested in getting in touch with your creative side this summer? Join us for a card making [un]study where we’ll experiment with different card making techniques each week, followed by discussions centered around Psalm 139. No experience necessary! Minimal material costs may be needed. 


Humble Roots Book Club

Meets: Wednesdays June 16 - July 21 | 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Location: Oakwood
Leaders: Lexi Ellis and Sarah Hayden
Target Audience: Women

Feeling worn thin? Come find rest in the knowledge of who you are and Who you are not. In her book Humble Roots, Hannah Anderson explores how cultivating humility leads to peace.  We will read through this book along with Psalm 139, as we dive into how God’s daily presence makes a difference in our lives. Suggested book donation of $13. 


Prayer Paths [un]study

Meets: Wednesdays June 16 - July 21 | 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Location: Various parks around Lake Country (Rain option: Oakwood)
Leaders: Dionne Wilhelm and Brittney High
Target Audience: Women

Do you love praying with others? Or do you break out in a cold sweat at the idea of praying out loud?  Whether you are brand new to prayer or a seasoned prayer warrior, this group is for you!  We’ll traverse through local park trails with lots opportunity to pray! We will learn together about how to pray Psalm 139 and other Scripture and how to engage in praise, confession, thanksgiving, and intercession. Each week includes a brief discussion on an aspect of prayer, and then we will spend most of our time walking and praying.


Hello, Beauty Full Study

Meets: Thursdays June 17 - July 22 | 8-9 p.m. 
Location: Online via Zoom
Leaders: Sarah Duwe and Elizabeth Cole
Target Audience: Women

Women struggle under the ongoing weight of "not-enoughness." Not attractive enough. Not smart enough... And therefore, not beautiful. In our eyes, brokenness makes us unlovable and unusable. But in Psalm 139 and throughout Scripture, God is clear that He sees us as deeply loved and abundantly influential. Hello, Beauty Full explodes the shame-based mythology of our "not-enoughness," empowering women to see ourselves as beautiful creations designed by God. Video study by Elisa Morgan, with optional book. 


Kayaking/Boating & Bonfire

Meets: July 10 from 2 - 6 p.m. + Aug. 28 from 3 p.m. - dark
Location: Eagle (July 10) and Chris Blake's Home in Nashotah (Aug. 28)
Leaders: Todd Jerdon and Mike Halser
Target Audience: Men

Email the leaders for more information, to participate and/or for directions. Sign up here.


Oakwood Rush

Meets: July 30 | 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Location: Oakwood
Leaders: Scott Ellis
Target Audience: Men

Based on the CBS competitive reality show The Amazing Race. Six teams of 3-6 men (ages high school and up) will compete. The cost is $20/team. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Please register by July 23. The registration fee includes supplies and refreshments.

Axe Throwing

Meets: August 14 | 6:45-8:30pm
Location: Lumber Axe in Waukesha
Leaders: Myles Hanson
Target Audience: Men

Throwers must be 16 years or older (under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian). The cost is $10/thrower. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Register by August 1, 2021.

Survival Scenarios

Meets: August 21 | 1:30-6:00pm
Location: Oakwood
Leaders: Scott Ellis
Target Audience: Men

Based on the CBS competitive reality show SurvivorPlayers must be 18 years or older. The cost is $15/player. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Please register by Aug. 16. The registration fee includes supplies, refreshments, team bag and buff.

Ongoing groups


GriefShare Support Group

Meets: Mondays, May 3 - July 26 | 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Journey Room/Library (Lower Level) at Oakwood 
Leaders: Sandy Smith & Ned Wicker
Target Audience: Adults 18+

Suggested donation for materials is $15


Prayer Group

Meets: Tuesdays | 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Location: Corbett Home, Oconomowoc
Leaders: Jim Corbett
Target Audience: Open to all

It's easy to remain in the mode of praying for our own needs. What if we learned how to pray for the purposes of God and for the needs of others? This is a silent prayer gathering where we learn how to wait on God in prayer, hear His heart and become wholly devoted to Him.


Prayer Group

Meets: 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month | 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Library (Lower Level) at Oakwood
Leaders: Vernette Kureck + Shelley Mathison
Target Audience: Open to all


Young Adult Group

Meets: Various events throughout the summer
Location: At home in Delafield
Leaders: Morgan Ertel and Chas Boyer
Target Audience: Young adults


Pure Desire Sexual Integrity (Thursdays)

Meets: Thursdays | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Fox River Christian Church
Leaders: Nate Aarhus
Target Audience: Men


Mighty Men of God 

Meets: Mondays-Fridays at 5:30 + 6:30 a.m. | Saturdays at 7 a.m.
Location: 5th Grade Room (Upper Level) at Oakwood
Leaders: Don Douglas
Target Audience: Men

Currently studying the Book of Proverbs. More information.


Morning by Morning

Meets: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 a.m.
Location: Online via Zoom
Leaders: Sarah Hayden
Target Audience: Women

More information


Senior Fellowship

Meets: Wednesdays | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Gathering Place (Lower Level) at Oakwood
Leaders: Ted + Judy Witas, Tom + Gail Pope, Chuck + Mady Gura
Target Audience: Seniors


Living on Mission

Meets: Sundays beginning June 27 | 9 a.m.
Location: The Meadows (Lower Level) at Oakwood
Leaders:  + Nicole Marin
Target Audience: Open to all

Featuring stories and opportunities for outreach locally and globally, this group will highlight our community partners and global missionaries and help us grow in the habits of disciplemaking that multiplies.  Each week will be unique, standalone, and interactive—always featuring opportunities to pray and live on mission together every day!