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, November 11


Presenter: Fran Bayless


Since 1990, Fran Bayless has pursued wildlife and nature photography as an artistic endeavor. During worldwide adventures in quest of nature’s treasures, Fran and her husband, Tom, have explored diverse wilderness areas. The natural beauty has touched and heightened Fran’s feelings, perceptions and concepts about the environment and the animals living within these areas. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, Fran has endeavored to share and communicate through her images the beauty, vastness, diversity, dramatic scenery and habitats of the animals and birds. Her goal is to draw the viewer into her photographs to experience a moment of wonder, involvement, inspiration, tranquility and beauty.


Her work has been accepted into many juried shows, published in Northern Ohio Live, Photographer’s Forum—The Bestof Photography, Leica View, Focus: A Casey Publication, and many travel brochures. She also lectures extensively on various aspects of her travels and the wildlife.


Fran’s images are on permanent display at Metro-General Hospital, Rainbow Hospital of University Hospitals, Zegrahm and Eco Expiditions and the Shaker Heights Library. Additionally, Leica Camera Inc. USA selected one of Fran’s Emperor Penguin photographs to be featured as their 2000 Holiday Season Card.

Fran’s collection of images can be viewed and purchased online at www.worldnaturephotos.net.


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

What is coming up next?

Thursday, November 14
12:00—1:30 pm

Lunch Out: Welshfield Inn

This month, we will travel to Welshfield Inn restaurant east of La Due Reservoir on Route 422 in Geauga County.

Where: Welshfield Inn, 14001 Main Market Rd., Burton, OH 44021

RSVP: Call 440.247.6490 by Friday, November 8


Trip to: UH Ahuja Medical Center Art Tour

Wednesday, November 6

Depart from Family Life Center at 10:00 am

University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center opened in 2011. The facility is designed to be one of the safest and technologically advanced community hospitals in the United States. They also happen to have more than 250 original pieces of art created by local, national and international artists. This artwork is a key component to create an uplifting and healing environment. One of their most intriguing pieces is the 36 x 10 foot "Ahuja Azure, Citron and Amber Persian Wall" done by the internationally known glass artist Dale Chihuly.

After our visit to Ahuja, we will go eat at the Olive Garden (on your own). But save some room because after that we will pick up some Duck Donuts for our ride home!

Cost: $10 

RSVP to 440.247.6490 by October 30.

Trip to: Lunch, Shop, and a Spot of Ice Cream

Wednesday, November 20

Depart from Family Life Center at 11:00 am

Join us for a trip to the oldest indoor/outdoor market space in Cleveland, West Side Market, for a little pre- Thanksgiving shopping. The building is even on the National Register of Historic Places. Come check it out for yourself. Prior to shopping at the Market we will dine at The Market Garden Brewery.


Then our dessert stop will be Mitchell’s Ice Cream. They offer 35+ favors of ice cream including but not limited to Autumn Caramel Apple, Pumpkin Spice, Turtle Brownie and Wild Berry Crumble. 


Cost: $10 

RSVP to 440.247.6490 by November 13.



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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.