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, September 9


Presenter: Felicia Stadelman

Subject: Dr. Seuss, “Through the Eyes of the Artist”
Sponsored by: The Atrium at Anna Maria’s


“Through the Eyes of the Artist” is an artist biography lecture series created by Felicia Stadelman. Inspired by her own enthusiasm for art, coupled with her education and background in art history, this program has been designed to provide a richer insight through the artist’s personal perspective.


Originally funded by a grant from the Cleveland Museum of Art to help bring art into the lives of school children, the series has evolved into a program for people of all ages interested in uncovering the fascinating details of the lives and works of some of our most renowned and influential artists. 
For the past 15 years Felicia has trained over 400 art docents, and delivered art history lectures in schools and communities in the Cleveland, Rhode Island and Massachusetts area.


This presentation offers an exclusive view into the remarkable life of  Doctor Seuss. It is enhanced with music, prints, and wonderful images  to help tell the story of the artist.  In addition, every member of the audience will receive an overview of the artist, and a notecard memento.


By learning about the artists, we can begin to understand the meaning that is communicated to us through their artwork. You will find Felicia’s unique approach to this subject extremely captivating.   Please join us for this truly enriching experience.



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

What is coming up next?

Thursday, September 19
12:00—1:30 pm


Lunch Out: Hamlet at Chagrin Falls in The Atrium


Come enjoy a delicious lunch and some very talented musicians. We will all meet at The Atrium at Hamlet at Chagrin Falls at noon. The entertainment will be Marshall Griffith, Jazz and Classical Pianist, Cleveland Institute of Music Faculty and Cleveland International Piano Competition Arts Connect program artist.

It will be a lively jazz program with Dean Newton on Bass and Marshall Griffith on piano.


Where: Hamlet at Chagrin Falls in The Atrium, 200 Hamlet Hills Drive, Chagrin Falls

RSVP: Call 440.247.6490 by Thursday, September 12

Cost: $5 donation to Primetime, pay at door



TRIP TO: Nautica Queen Cruise and Buffet Lunch

Thursday, August 29

Depart from Family Life Center at 10:30 am

Enjoy a buffet lunch on board the Nautica Queen as you cruise around Cleveland on Lake Erie. Hopefully we will also see planes practicing for the weekend Air Show!  **Please note, there are stairs on this trip!


Sample Menu: Varietal greens with dressing, marinated pasta, vegetable and side salads, fresh seasonal vegetables, oven-roasted potatoes, rice pilaf or pasta, chef's choice of beef or ham, chicken du jour, chef's catch of the day, rolls, dessert, coffee, tea or iced tea.


Cost: $35

RSVP to 440.247.6490 by August 23.


TRIP TO: Buckin' Ohio and Creekbend Ranch

Thursda, September 12

Deptar from Family Life Center at 10:00 am

No bull____, this will be a good time! Yee-haw!


Creekbend Ranch is a working cattle ranch that specializes in the breeding and training of professional bucking bulls. The national award-winning caliber of bulls raised here allows them to take their bucking stock to professional rodeos and bull ridings across the country. Creekbend Ranch is also home to Buckin’ Ohio, a summer bull riding series that draws thousands of bull riding fans to the ranch during their events. The 100-acre working cattle ranch was founded in 1997. The Buckin’ Ohio series began in 2002.


We will have lunch in the vintage barn and do a meet and greet with a cowboy! We will have a bull’s eye tour of the arena, see a cowboy on horseback working the bulls and go on a hayride to check the cattle and the fences.



Cost: $55 (includes lunch)

RSVP to 440.247.6490 by September 5. 


TRIP TO: Hey Mavis Duo Canal Boat Cruise

Thursday, September 21

Depart from Family Life Center at 3:15 pm

This trip was cancelled in June due to flooding in Canal Fulton. We are pleased that Hey Mavis Duo could reschedule!

Hey Mavis will interweave music, storytelling and history in an engaging performance that features original songs and artwork from their book/CD “Silver Ribbon Dream – Songs & Stories of the Ohio & Erie Canal.” The group has performed standing-room-only shows at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival as well as nine consecutive sold-out concerts in their hometown of Akron, Ohio. In 2018, Melissa Etheridge hand-picked Hey Mavis to be one of the headliners for her music cruise.

Laurie Michelle Caner (vocals, banjo, songwriting) is a homeschooling mom, a songwriter and Ms. May in the 2015 Banjo Babes Calendar. Yes, she’s pretty. Her husband, Eddie Caner (violin, viola profunda) spent a dozen years performing as a sideman in national touring bands and orchestras, including Luciano Pavarotti, Smokey Robinson and Natalie Cole. He spends his free time as a physics instructor at Case Western Reserve University.

Cruising down the canal while being pulled by beautiful horses and listening to some lovely music – it just doesn’t get any better than that. Afterward we will have dinner at Canal Grille. (On your own).

Cost: $28

RSVP to 440.247.6490 by September 12.

PRIMETIME FUNDRAISER: Blind Squirrel Winery in Bainbridge

Wednesday, October 16

Meet at Blind Squirrel Winery: 7918 Pettibone Road

Come and wine down with us as we enjoy a tasting of three of their most popular wines. We will have appetizers, chicken marsala, pizza, salad and cookies. We will also have raffle prizes.

Bill and Cookie Delgado own the winery and they bought the property at a sheriff’s sale in 2015. Bill will tell us about how their love for wine brought about the Blind Squirrel Winery and all they had to go through to get it up and running. Through local winemakers and educators at Kent State and Ohio State Universities, they learned about wine making. Now, that they are wine educated, Bill, a retired teacher is going to test our wine knowledge through some wine trivia questions, so get your thinking caps on!

This fundraiser will help Primetime continue our mission to provide enriching opportunities for social involvement and a sense of community in our congregation and beyond.

Cost: $55 (includes dinner and wine tasting). Make checks payable to Federated Chruch.

RSVP to 440.247.6490 by October 7.



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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.