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 10


Presenter: Dr. Mari Halkovich

Program: Glitz and Glamour in the White House:
Seven Presidential First Ladies from Ohio, Their History and Fashion


We appreciate Hamlet at Chagrin Falls for sponsoring this program.


After retiring as a school district superintendent, Dr. Mari Halkovich began a second career which combines her interest in history with her love of antique and vintage jewelry. She started her antiques business, Vintage Vanities, and began participating in antique shows, often traveling to other states to buy, sell, and appraise jewelry.


Mari is constantly updating and expanding her knowledge of vintage jewelry. She attends conferences and classes nationally. She is a member of the Gemological Institute of America, American Society of Jewelry Historians, and Costume Jewelry Collectors International.

Mari enjoys enthusiastically sharing her knowledge in this area by presenting programs and teaching classes at the University of Akron.

She is a resident of Granger Township in Medina County, Ohio.

Visit her website at vintagevanitiesjewelry.com



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

What is coming up next?

Thursday, February 27
12:00—1:30 pm


Lunch Out: Mangia Mangia

This month, we will be traveling to Mangia Mangia in Newbury, OH. Meet us at the restaurant at noon for a fun afternoon.


Where: 11081 Kinsman Road in Newbury, OH

RSVP: Call 440.247.6490 by Friday, February 21



Trip to: Western Reserve Distillers

Thursday, February 6

Depart from Family Life Center at 10:00 am

Western Reserve Distillers is a family owned Organic Craft Distillery producing world class spirits in Lakewood, Ohio, which is just a few miles from downtown Cleveland.  All of the products are hand crafted in small batches from Ohio farms within 150 miles of the distillery. Each and every product is carefully crafted with an attention to detail often lacking in the products produced by major brands these days.


We will be joining them for a tour of their facilities. The envy of all is the beautiful handmade, 3000L, copper hybrid pot still. It is a sight to behold with the 24 plates inside the tall towers working hard and allowing the distillery to go from mash to the final spirit in a single pass. By doing things this way, they are preserving the natural flavors of the grains to bring a little bit of sunshine with every sip.


At the end of the tour. We will have tastings and a lunch on the premises.



Cost: $25

RSVP to 440.247.6490 by January 25.

Trip to: Children's Museum of Cleveland and Slyman's Tavern

Thursday, February 13

Depart from Family Life Center at 10:15 am

In 2017, the Children’s Museum moved into the Stager Beckwith Mansion, the oldest of the mansions on Cleveland’s historic Millionaire’s Row and one of the few still standing. We will learn the history of this beautiful 1866 building. The Stager Beckwith had had several owners over the years and served as the University Club for many years.  In recent years the mansion went up for auction twice and when it finally went into forfeiture it was picked up by the Cuyahoga Land Bank. In 2014, Dick and Doreen Cahoon bought the mansion for just $50,000 and gave it to the Children’s Museum.

Our tour will highlight the building’s history and how the conversion into a museum took place. We will also see their extensive collection of dolls and dollhouses. In displaying these large dollhouses, multiple rooms interconnect to show examples from formal mansions to stucco haciendas and from a safari camp to a Gothic greenhouse.

The Museum is closed to the public on Thursdays so there will not be any children around.

After our tour we will go to eat at Slyman’s Tavern near Pinecrest, which is known around the region as having the best corned beef! You are welcome Don Hoke!

We are now renting buses from Precious Cargo. It’s a very comfortable ride with room for everyone!

Cost: $18

RSVP to 440.247.6490 by February 6.



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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.