Primetime is a church-based organization providing spiritual growth, service to others, and education. This program provides opportunities for social involvement and gives people a sense of community and support. Federated Church sponsors this program to help enrich the lives of its members and the wider community.



The Federated Forum meets on the second Monday of each month from September through June. It presents a diverse variety of interesting programs guaranteed to educate, entertain, challenge and even amuse those who attend.

We gather about 1:30 for "after-lunch" light refreshments and conversation. The programs start at 2 pm, always include a question & answer period, and conclude promptly at 3. 

What is coming up next?


Monday, January 13


Presenter: Eric Kish


Eric Kish has a lifelong passion for music, avidly attending recitals, orchestra concerts and the opera. His program will be “How Immigrant Composers Invented Hollywood Movie Music.”


The rise of the talkies coincided with the rise of Hitler, and so those Jewish artists who could get away did just that. Three giants came to Hollywood: Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Max Steiner and Franz Waxman. Their film scores defined the Hollywood movie scores for decades. EVERYONE will remember the tunes once he plays them!


On the air since January 2004, Eric’s radio program, “Musical Passions” on WCLV 104.9, is the culmination of Eric’s dream to share his passion for music with a wider audience. In Cleveland, he was involved with the Ohio Chamber Orchestra and the Cleveland Chamber


Music Society. He has given many talks about music, musicians, and the insanity of collecting recordings, as well as about his family’s experiences during World War II in Shanghai.


In recent years, he has regularly presented courses on musical subjects at CWRU’s Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, most recently “Jews and Music During the Holocaust Era” in conjunction with Cleveland’s celebrations honoring the “Violins of Hope.”


His unique accent is a combination of a childhood in Australia, followed by nearly three decades in New York City and more than a quarter century in Ohio.

He is bigger than life! Don’t miss this one!



Primetime Luncheons or Lunch Out Events are normally held monthly from September through June. 

What is coming up next?

Thursday, January 16
12:00—1:30 pm

Lunch Out: Burntwood Tavern

This month, we will be traveling to Burntwood Tavern in Chagrin Falls. Meet us at the restaurant at noon for a fun afternoon.

Where: 504 E Washington St. Chagrin Falls, OH

RSVP: Call 440.247.6490 by Friday, January 10


Trip to: Intermuseum Conservation Association

Wednesday, January 8

Depart from Family Life Center at 9:45 am

As one of Ohio City’s best-kept secrets, the Intermuseum Conservation Association (ICA) is home to a small staff dedicated to conserving and preserving some of the most historic cultural artifacts in the Midwest and around the world. It’s the oldest nonprofit regional art conservation center in the country. It is a climate-controlled facility that is equal parts art museum, mad scientist lab and high-tech invention test site! The entire 6,000-sqaure-foot second floor is an open workroom, loosely divided into sections where teams work on paintings, objects, textiles and paper. In 2018, it kept 32 collections of safekeeping for museums such as Oberlin’s Allen Memorial Art Museum and Stan Hywet Hall.  It conserved Neil Armstrong’s experimental Douglas F5D jet aircraft. They also worked on one of Harry Houdini’s straitjackets to remove a layer of soot and repair damages to the fabric. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a regular client for ICA, has provided a steady stream of iconic restoration projects over the years including Cyndi Lauper’s bustier featured in the 1983 “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” video. So, let’s go see what they are working on now!


After our tour we will have lunch at The Harp. It’s an Irish pub that serves delicious “Boxty Cakes” - their famous Irish potato pancake folded over and stuffed with delicious fillings!


Cost: $10 

RSVP to 440.247.6490 by January 2.

Trip to: Dinner and Theater

Wednesday, January 15

Meet at M. Italian at 4:45 pm (22 West Orange St.)

How about a little murder in 2020?


Plan on joining us for a dress rehearsal of the Art of Murder at the Chagrin Valley Little Theatre. We will start at the M. Italian Restaurant at 4:45pm 22 West Orange Street. Then walk a short distance to the theater to see the play. 


The play written by Joe DiPietro is a comic thriller that takes us to the Connecticut countryside estate of an accomplished painter bent on killing his flamboyant art dealer. His wife, a talented artist herself, may have other plans for both the art dealer and her husband. This taut, funny play has plenty of twists to keep you guessing who’s got it in for whom between laughs


Cost: $10 

RSVP to 440.247.6490 by January 8.




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1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays

2-4 pm

The Rollhouse in Solon

Join the Primetime crew for some bowling fun! We meet twice a month (three times on five-Thursday months).

All are welcome!


1st and 3rd Tuesdays

12:30-3 pm

Bell Street Lounge

Players must sign up by 3:30 pm the Friday before! Sign ups after that time will be put on a sub list.

Remember to call ASAP if you find you can no longer attend. Only 28 players can be seated at
seven tables.

If interested, please call

Harriett Rogers at 440.247.5845 or Coline Kiehne at 440.248.8199.


Come when you can and leave when you must. Walk at you own pace. Bring a buddy if you wish.


Temporarily on break. Check back later!


Last Wednesday of the month

5:15 pm

Meet at Bell Street for carpool

Same Boat Friends is a social dinner group for widowed men.  


Call Don Hoke at 440.338.8219 to join the crew. When you call, advise if you need a ride.


All widowed men are welcome.


Date varies from month to month

Call Jenny

Same Boat Girlfriends is a social dinner group for widowed women.


Contact Jenny Evans at 440.247.7101 or jenny8854@sbcglobal.net  for more information. Also, please tell Jenny if you’ll need a ride. Note: If leaving a message or sending an email, be sure to include your phone number so Jenny can contact you with any last minute updates.


Hope you can join us!


2nd Mondays

10 am

Bell Street Daily Bread Classroom

This group of women gather for chatting, laughing, coffee, oh and yes, very basic sewing for a very worthy cause.


They create pillows that patients at Hospice of the Western Reserve use as they journey through the final season of life. The little neck pillows are used for comfort. For hygienic reasons, the pillows are discarded after use so there is always a need for more.


The fellowship often includes some yummy treats. All are welcome.



10-11 am

Bell Street

The Tai Chi program at Federated is unique in that it has been designed for practitioners over 55 years of age. While participating, the practitioner is engaged in the mental and physical discipline required. Balance is improved and muscles are strengthened. Join at any time.

Sign up for an 8-week session for $120 single or $200 couple.

For information regarding
the instructor, Ed Niam, go to www.taichicleveland.com.