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?


Stay tuned for our Federated Forum series to return in the Fall.


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

What is coming up next?

Wednesday, May 29

Meet at 2 pm at Chagrin Falls Historical Society

(87 East Washington Street)

Come join us as we hear Marnie Albers, curator of the dolls at the Chagrin Falls Historical Society, talk about nine marionettes that were made by a group of young mothers from Federated Church back in the 1950s!
We will learn how these Marionettes came to be, who made them, and how they were used. Also, how much work it was to clean them up. It’s a very interesting story you won’t want to miss!

We will have some finger sandwiches and pastries along with tea, of course.

After Marnie’s presentation, we will have a tour of the museum. You will see painter Max Barnard’s work in the Bo Burr Community Room where we will have our presentation. Max Barnard completed over 2,000 works over a nearly 30-year period, using mostly house paint! At the same time, we’ll be able to experience their featured exhibit, The Wars through Their Eyes: Chagrin Valley Veterans.

Cost: $15.

Call 440.247.6490 by May 22 to RSVP.


TRIP TO: Wildwood Cultural Center - Swing Band Concert and Dinner at Molinari's

Wednesday, May 22

Depart from Family Life Center at 4:00 pm

On December 4, 1956, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley fatefully found themselves together in a Memphis recording studio. The historic rock ‘n’ roll jam session that resulted was electrifying.


Step back in time to experience this irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets and celebrations – which boasts powerhouse performances and an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, R&B and country hits, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog” and more.


Cost: $28

RSVP to 440.247.6490 by May 8. (Max 30 people)


TRIP TO: Cooking for Two Demo at The Atrium

Wednesday, June 12

Depart from Family Life Center at 11:15 am

Join us for the “Taste of the Atrium” at Anna Maria!


They are doing a “Cooking for Two” demonstration and will show us how
to make chicken caprese with penne pasta! Then we will get to sample it!


Cost: $5

RSVP to 440.247.6490 by June 5. 


TRIP TO: Medina

Tuesday, June 18

Depart from Family Life Center at 2:00 pm

Residing in A.I. Root’s original beekeeping and candle factory built in 1878, discover Ohio’s oldest candle manufacturer to find unique and stylish home accents. 


Then it’s off to dine at the Sérénité Restaurant which is steeped in tradition and care for the community.  Restaurateur Brandon Chrostowski will offer a unique experience with seasonal, classic French cuisine in the midst of Medina’s Historic District.  The restaurant has a mission: to eat well and do good. Dinner on your own.


Cost: $8

RSVP to 440.247.6490 by June 10. (Max 20 people)


TRIP TO: Hey Mavis Duo Canal Boat Cruise in Canal Fulton

Saturday, June 22

Depart from Family Life Center at 3:15 pm

Back by popular demand! We went on this trip two years ago and we were so impressed with the singing married duo, Hey Mavis, that we are going back.


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 June 17. (Max 25 people)


TRIP TO: Blossom Festival Concert: Salute to the USA

Wednesday, July 3

Depart from Family Life Center at 5:30 pm

Enjoy an all-American cookout, then celebrate Independence Eve with great music, fireworks, and fun for the whole family! Blossom’s traditional, star-spangled celebration with the Blossom Festival Band features a mix of patriotic Sousa marches, Broadway favorites, an Armed Forces salute, and more – concluding with the “1812” Overture and fireworks!

Trams will deliver us to and from the bus, picnic area, and our seats.

Cost: $58

RSVP to 440.247.6490 by May 31



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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.



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.