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Don Hancock

Don Hancock
Minister & Director,
Senior Adult Ministry

Carla Julien
Ministry Assistant

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    The Ministry for Adults over age 60 at Calvary Church

    Our Mission

    To see the senior adults reflecting Christ’s commands found in the Great Commandment and Great Commission.

    Our Vision

    To participate actively in the overall church vision to be Christ’s church in this place by being a maturing body, a caring family, a serving community and a witnessing people. We come together to be refreshed and then reach out.


    Making disciples is the command of the commission Christ gave in Matthew 28. We seek to live by that command through practically applying Evangelism, Spiritual Growth, Worship, and Equipping. 

    We have a team of people who are passionate about sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. They help us focus on this priority through materials and special events. 

    Our Worship Team is one that seeks to focus on themes of our Bible Study to help assist us in preparing hearts to hear the Word of God. 

    We seek to see all growing deeper in God’s Word. This is the reason we encourage our older adults to connect with a Calvary small group or adult class. We also foster community and desire life change through our weekly Oasis Bible Study. 

    This aspect of ministry seeks to help individuals apply their gifts to minister as a lifestyle. It is accomplished through special classes and service opportunities. 


    Providing care for this community is one of the most important aspects of Oasis. We seek to meet the needs of a community that spans 40-years of life. 

    Whether a private need or one that is made public, we want to uphold one another in prayer. We understand nothing significant will happen in this ministry without 

    Whether a timely card, special gift, flowers, meal or just a call, this ministry helps our community model the love of Christ 

    This is a ministry to those who can no longer physically attend services of the church. They are part of a group that often needs special attention. There is a team of faithful volunteers and church elders who participate in this ministry 


     The desire to come together to enjoy relationships and build greater community is why the ministry of fellowshipping together is so important. Activities and events include: 

     Usually the first Monday of each month we gather for a great time of singing, eating, laughing and hearing a special speaker. 

     These fun trips offer the opportunity to ride together to see sites, enjoy meals and just experience life in community. 

     Throughout the year special concerts, men’s day out, women’s day out and a variety of other activities allow us to build community. 

     Each year we gather at a beautiful location to spend time focusing on the Lord through study and worship, and fun activities. 

     Throughout the year our more active people enjoy pickleball, biking, and other activities where they can fellowship through physical activity. 



    Oasis (Older Adults) Pickle Ball | 9:00am-11:00am

    All beginners and moderately competitive players are welcome to join in a friendly game of pickle ball.  It will be your personal choice to play in unfavorable weather conditions. Location:   Manhattan Park, East Grand Rapids


    Oasis (Older Adult) Hike | 9:00am-10:00am

    All walkers are welcome to join us for some exercise while enjoying God’s creation.  If the weather is adverse you may decide on your own to cancel. Location:  TBD


    Men: Senior Golf League | 8:45am-2:00pm

    Come join a group of Calvary Church seniors every Tuesday morning at Boulder Creek Golf Club for some good Christian fellowship and exercise.  This isn’t a formal golf league and it’s open to golfers of all skill levels.  You don’t have to play every week so just show up when you’re able to play. Each week, we have a draw to determine foursomes for the week so it’s a great way to meet new people. The draw is at 8:45am and the first tee time is at 9:00am.  The cost is $32 for 18 holes of golf with a cart. For more information, contact Ken Kits at (708) 860-6010 or (


    Oasis (Older Adult) Bike & Brunch | 9:00am-12:00pm

    Enjoy great fellowship and exercise on a weekly 9-24 mile round trip bike ride that stops mid-way for brunch.  Contact Carla ( for a list of the scheduled rides. Location:  Various Paved Trails