M.E. Steelman • Director of Church Life and Connection

Have you seen “Prime Timers” in the bulletin or church emails? Are you curious what Prime Timers is all about? Wondering if this new program is worth checking out?  Want to learn more?  Please read on and discover all that Prime Timers hopes to offer to our church family and to the community.

What is Prime Timers?

Prime Timers is Derry’s newest adult fellowship program. The program has been established to help strengthen the connections between the adults of the church, and our community, through times of fellowship, learning, faith and fun.

Who can attend Prime Timers?

ALL adults are welcome to join us!  Prime Timers gathers on Mondays from 12:30-2 pm in Room 7.  Prime Timers is open to both our church family and the surrounding community, so we encourage you to share this group with others who may be looking for a way to engage with other adults, meet new friends, expand their knowledge, or feel more connected to their community.

Where did the name, Prime Timers, come from?

Prime Timers meets during the “prime time” of the day, the early afternoon.  Our time together is during daylight hours and when most roads are less traveled, making it a “prime time” for all to gather.  

What can you expect at a Prime Timers gathering?

Each week will offer a new topic or activity.  Our weekly programs rotate between guest speakers, intellectual discussions, engaging bible studies, games & trivia and mission projects.  Each program is designed to offer a time for learning and a time for fellowship.  On the first Monday of each month we expand our time and offer a $5 soup and salad lunch at 12 noon and then move into our program.

Do you have to attend every Prime Timers gathering?

No!  While Prime Timers gathers each week, the program was designed so folks can “come when they can”.  While we would love to have you with us each week, we understand that other commitments will make that difficult.  We chose to have the program meet weekly to ensure that folks have ample opportunities to gather together, something we know many look forward to doing.

Who leads Prime Timers?

I’m the coordinator of this program and I work closely with both our Membership Connections Committee and Christian Education Committee to create programs that are diverse and dynamic. Guest speakers, church staff members and various committees will help lead individual programs.

How can I learn more about Prime Timers?

Email M.E. Steelman and share that you would like to receive a weekly Sunday email sharing more about the upcoming Monday program.  

What’s coming up for Prime Timers?

Monday, May 15 – Hershey Gardens: What’s new? Fun History. Gardening Tips.

Monday, May 22 – Patriotic Trivia & Games

Monday, May 29 – Happy Memorial Day! NO SESSION

Monday, June 5 – Bible Study with Pastor Stephen