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 14
1:30 pm Refreshments; 2:00 pm Program
Bell Street Fellowship Hall


Presenter: Dan Best, naturalist

Program: Down on the Farm: Geauga County

Look in on events in the life of a Geauga County farm family 60 years ago as they experience, endure and enjoy winter weather, maple sugaring, wildlife encounters, the Geauga County Fair, the Maple Festival, rock-n-roll, and other elements of rural life in our region, just before the surge in residential, commercial and industrial development gave rise to the modern Geauga County we know today.



Primetime Luncheons are held monthly from September through June.  A delicious catered luncheon is followed by an entertaining program which varies from month to month.

Reservations are REQUIRED and must be called in to the church (440.247.6490) a full week before the event so that the appropriate amount of food can be ordered.  The cost is $10 payable at the door.

What is coming up next?


Thursday,January 24

12:30 pm (doors open at 12 pm)

Family Life Center


Entertainment by: Judy Brown.

Judy Brown is a multi-talented performer whose acting on camera, spokesperson and singing abilities have earned her featured roles on stage, in television, and in motion pictures. She attended the Cleveland Institute of Music, majoring in vocal studies, and went on to perform with Johnny Singer’s Orchestra at numerous fundraising events, including appearances for Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and England’s Princess Margaret.


Judy has sung the National Anthem at nationally televised games. Her “jingle” singing has been heard on radio and TV commercials played across the US and Canada. She was the solo voice for all three Sea World Adventure Parks for four years.  Judy studied at the Groundlings Theatre with Kathy Griffin during the theater’s heyday, doing improv in Los Angeles with Will Ferrell, Lisa Kudrow, Jon Lovitz and Mindy Sterling. After moving to Cleveland, Judy produced, hosted and directed her acclaimed TV series ONLY OHIO that aired on every Ohio PBS station. She also worked for WVIZ as an on-camera spokesperson.


Menu: Catered by Mazzulo's. Roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, tossed salad, pie.


Cost: $10 at the door

Reservations due by December 7:  Call 440.247.6490.



TRIP TO: ReStore, Sunrise Farm, Mangia Mangia, and Artisan Corner Gallery

Friday, January 11

Depart from Family Life Center at 9:30 am

We will begin our trip with a stop at the ReStore in Newbury to check out their furniture, antiques, housewares, books and other miscellany. 


From there, we’ll go to Sunrise Farm for more shopping, including food items, knickknacks, and gift items. 


Lunch will follow at Mangia, Mangia (on your own). 


We’ll go across the street to Artisan’s Corner Gallery, owned by Federated members, Chuck & Barbara Gates. It’s a lovely shop with handcrafted jewelry, paintings and print, pottery and glassware, along with home decor and gifts. We will end with a pastry from DS Cakes.


Cost: $15

RSVP to 440.247.6490 by January 2.


TRIP TO: Cleveland Clinic Art

Wednesday, January 16

Depart from Family Life Center at 9:45 am

The Cleveland Clinic has a fantastic collection of art. Join us for a personalized tour of some of the amazing works at the Clinic’s Main Campus. We will stop for lunch on our way back to Chagrin at the delicious Luna Café and Bakery in Cleveland Hts. (On your own).

Cost: $12

RSVP to 440.247.6490 by January 10.



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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.