OWLS Senior Ministry

Who but a senior could say, "I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread" (Psalm 37:25)?

The Seniors' Ministry at Calvary Chapel of Delaware County began in late 2008 with a twofold vision: to serve the seniors in our church, and to free them to serve others.

We serve our seniors by being intentional about providing care and opportunities for fellowship. We free them to serve by finding venues where their skills and life experience can best be tapped. In all, we strive to be multigenerational, bringing people from all stages of life together, to the greater good of those both inside and outside the church.

Upcoming events

Thursday, September 19 - Trip to Shady Maple in East Earl, PA for a time of feasting and fellowship. Depart church in van and cars at 10:15 am; return ~ 3:00 pm. Cost is $23 to be paid upon arrival.

Thursday, October 17 - one-day trip to Gettysburg Battlefield. Includes movie, cyclorama, lunch and two-hour tour with a guide in each vehicle. Depart church in cars at 8:30 am; return ~ 6:00 pm. Cost ~ $50 to be paid at site. (Judy and I did a dry run to this venue; it was very educational and enjoyable.)

Wednesday, October 30 - J-Kids Trunk or Treat Night - this event was a huge success last year; the OWLS had a decorated trunk, and Ollie greeted the children. This year we are planning to have a children’s game in the trunk as well as Ollie and Happy the Clown doing balloon sculptures and face-painting.

Saturday, November 16 - Chili/Soup Tasting Lunch and Speaker - OWLS use their own recipes for chili and soup, and everyone gets to taste them. Lunch on Deck at noon; speaker at 1:00 pm. Cost - freewill offering to cover incidental costs.

Thursday, December 12 - Winterthur Tour and Lunch - includes “Yuletide Tour,” garden tram and viewing of costuming for “The Crown.” Cost $35 (tour - $19, lunch - $16) - to be collected in advance.

Grab a newsletter at the Welcome Center for all the info about upcoming events!

Questions: Contact Pastor Bob Banks at 610-459-8111 or

We'd love to meet you! 



Bob Banks

Care, Seniors Ministry Pastor