Thanks for visiting our PC Women’s Page! My name is Joni Oquist and I have the extreme privilege and blessing of leading the women of our faith family. I grew up in a Pastor’s home (and then married a Pastor!) and cannot stress enough the value of being connected to a loving church community.  It’s really where we learn to live the life God intended for us through the study of His Word, development of our spiritual gifts, and formation of lasting relationships.


A Study on the Body of Christ

Don’t you love metaphors?  They are figures of speech that identify hidden similarities between two ideas.  When it comes to the body of Christ, the Apostle Paul uses the metaphor of our human body to help us understand how the body of Christ operates.

This Bible study endeavors to answer questions such as:

  • Why does the Apostle Paul compare the human body to the body of Christ?
  • What does scripture mean when it says I’m part of the body of Christ?
  • How does each part impact the body?

Each week will include inspirational teaching from one of our own Peoples Church women and take home assignments to use in your personal study of scripture.

Wednesdays | March 4 – May 13 (Spring Break April 8 & 15)

9:30-11:15am | Student Ministry Center

7-8:30pm | Worship Arts Theater

Child care is provided for those in our evening class.

Phemom: The Mom Phenomenon

Whether you are feeling isolated, overwhelmed, or having the time of your life, if you’re a woman raising kids, Phemom is the place for you!  Phemom provides weekly opportunities to build lasting friendships, be supported by other moms, and live the life God has for you.  Motherhood is a crazy ride so how about we do it together!

Our classes include: a tasty brunch, weekly features on various topics, Bible-based teaching, support from other moms, and a chance to develop friendships. During Phemom your children will be cared for in a safe environment by trained women who love kids!

Tuesday, March 3rd we launch our new video series Rhythms of Renewal by Rebekah Lyons.  In this study, Rebecca shares a pathway to establish life-giving rhythms modeled by Jesus that quiet inner chaos and make room for a peace-filled life.

Tuesdays | March 3 – May 12 (Spring Break April 7 & 14)

9:30-11:15am | Jackie Johnson Room.

For more information, email women@peopleschurch.org.


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Latte & Lit Book Club

Five-time Christy Award recipient Chris Fabry is the author of our March selection, Under a Cloudless Sky. It is his 80th published book! A charming and engrossing novel for fans of Southern fiction about a lush and storied coal-mining town—and the good people who live there—in danger of being destroyed for the sake of profit.

You’ll walk back to 1933 and meet Ruby and Bean and a friendship that blossoms between young girls from either side of the tracks. Despite the polarizing forces of their fathers—one a mine owner, one a disgruntled miner —Ruby and Bean thrive under the tender care of Bean’s mama, blissfully unaware of the rising conflict in town and the coming tragedy that will tear them apart forever.

Many years later in 2004, Hollis Beasley is taking his last stand and is determined to hold on to his family legacy on Beulah Mountain. Standing in his way is Buddy Coleman, an upstart mining executive who hopes to revitalize the dying town.

When Ruby Handley Freeman’s grown children threaten her independence, she takes a stand of her own and disappears, propelling her on a journey to face a decades-old secret that will change everything for her and those she meets. Will the truth about the town’s past be its final undoing or its saving grace?

Tuesday, March 31 | 6:30-8:30pm | Multi-Purpose Room

Contact Us

Check out our Facebook page, Women’s Ministries at Peoples Church. It’s a great way to stay up to date on women’s Bible studies, ministry opportunities, events and words of encouragement! Email us at women@peopleschurch.org for more information on PC Women.




If you frequent stores like Jo-Ann’s and Hobby Lobby and find yourself on Pinterest quite often, our Boutique ministry is for you!  Women of all ages come together to create beautiful items for our annual Holiday Boutique Sale.  The proceeds go to benefit various projects in and around Peoples Church. The 2020 Boutique year will begin February 6 from 9am-12pm in the Multi-Purpose Room.


These wonderful women share their love of quilting by giving of their time to design and create quilts to be donated to local groups, charities and ministries such as The Fresno Rescue Mission and Teen Challenge. They meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month in the Multi-Purpose Room from 9am-12pm. The 2020 Piecemaker year will begin January 14.

women support groups

Begins Wednesday, September 25 | 6-8pm

When you experience a betrayal of intimacy in your marriage, whether infidelity or pornography, there is a need for wise understanding and counsel.

For more information, contact Barbara Solis at barbaras@peopleschurch.org.

Begins Tuesday, February 18 | 6:30-8pm

Are you overcome by the circumstances in life, struggling with depression, or feel as though no one understands what you’re going through? If so, please join this confidential small group for support and Bible Study. We use Max Lucado’s book, You’ll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times, a nine-week study that offers encouragement. For more information or to register, contact Barbara Solis, barbaras@peopleschurch.org or 559.298.8001.

Whether you have a good, not so good or just want to work on accepting the current relationship you have with a mother or daughter come join us! Join us on Tuesdays beginning January 28 at 6:30 pm for this awesome 6 week class. For more information, email barbaras@peopleschurch.org.

In small confidential groups, this 12-week Bible study is an opportunity to examine your experience, identify the impact of the loss, and acknowledge feelings and beliefs you may struggle with.  Because of the emotional numbness and secrecy that often surrounds this experience, conflicting emotions can later emerge as symptoms of post abortion trauma.  We learn to apply Biblical principles to those symptoms as we look to God for genuine and permanent healing.  For more information, please contact Rhonda: rkbdesign49@gmail.com

The Precepts class follows the inductive Bible study method taught by Kay Arthur. Our next session begins January 15. Classes are taught by Leslie Gulke on Wednesdays from 9-11:30am in the Jackie Johnson Room. We listen to the DVD by Kay Arthur during the second hour of class.


Begins Monday, February 24 | 10am-12pm

S.A.R.A.H. is for women who desire to move through the healing steps of recovery from sexual abuse. For this upcoming class we will use the book, Healing the Wounded Heart by Dan Allender. Class begins Monday, February 24. To register or for class information, contact Barbara Solis, barbaras@peopleschurch.org or 559.298.8001.