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, February 11
1:30 pm Refreshments; 2:00 pm Program
Bell Street Fellowship Hall

Presenter: Sallie Messerly

Program: Mind Body and Spirit

Sallie Messerly, a representative from the UH Hospitals, will present a program dealing with an overview of how to be physically, mentally and spiritually healthier, deliberately. She will demonstrate how complex the human body is and how the body’s systems work together. She will also discuss how stress affects your overall health.


Let’s look at how the choices we make can help us feel better.  We will think about love for a minute, and hopefully we will all walk away with a smile on our face.


Join us for this wonderful informative and fun presentation.



Primetime Luncheons are normally held monthly from September through June. For February, we are trying something new and are going out to lunch.

What is coming up next?


Thursday, February 28

Meet at 11:30 am

Yours Truly Restaurant in Chagrin

The Primetime Luncheon Committee put their heads together and came up with some new ideas for our monthly luncheons in 2019. We hope you are up for trying something new this year as well. Our goal is to make our time together enjoyable for all of our seniors. We welcome any ideas and suggestions you may have as we plan ahead.


On Thursday, February 28, we will go to Chagrin’s “Yours Truly” restaurant for lunch. Parking is in the plaza behind the restaurant. We will be using the upstairs and downstairs sections for those who cannot climb stairs.


RSVP.  Call 440.247.6490.



TRIP TO: Liberace!

Saturday, February 16

Depart from Family Life Center at 12:00 pm

Known as Mr. Showmanship, Wladziu Valentino Liberace made millions of dollars entertaining audiences with his flamboyant performances, but there was a lot more to the man than rhinestones and candelabra. Liberace! is a moving and highly entertaining tribute to the performer and musician famous for his charm, glitz, and glamour. On a set reminiscent of his celebrated television program, Liberace! relives the highs (and lows) of his prolific life. Theatre in the Circle’s Managing Director, Mark Corcoran said, “Liberace! will touch hearts and minds and will certainly be a feast for the senses. They are importing a $20,000 costume collection for this show. Some are exact replicas of Liberace’s performance costumes and some have been built to evoke the Vegas heyday of his career.”

The actor taking on this tour-de-force one-man show is David Maiocco.
He has performed all over the world as a virtuoso pianist, musical
director, actor and celebrated cabaret performer. Once he’s been to
“hair and make-up” it is spooky to see how much he looks like Liberace!

Founded in 2016, Theatre in the Circle brings live performances as the resident theater company of Cleveland’s Judson Manor retirement community. It is a bright new light in University Circle. It is the only resident-driven professional theater company in a retirement community anywhere in the United States. It brings professional theater to people whose access is comprised by limited mobility. It consciously chooses plays that resonate with the lives and histories of older Americans and Clevelanders. All performances are held in Judson Manor’s Ballroom, a barrier-free access venue with hearing loop technology.

We will have lunch there before the show. Judson Manor is preparing braised short rib with risotto and asparagus. Cranberry chocolate chip bread pudding for dessert. Coffee, decaf coffee, hot tea, or iced tea are included.

Cost: $45

RSVP to 440.247.6490 by February 7.



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1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays

2-4 pm

The Rollhouse in Solon

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



8-9 am

Family Life Center Gym

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

Warm inside in the winter; cool inside in the summer!


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.