Prime Timers is Thornapple's Ministry to our older and wiser adults.

There are opportunities for fellowship, fun, spiritual nurturing and service throughout the year including twice a month "Soup and Study," a Christmas brunch in December, and periodic day trips (plays, concerts, etc.). Older adults are an important part of our community. There are many opportunities for them to serve in the church such mentoring younger members of the church, teaching or helping in our children's ministry classes, making meals for new moms, reaching out to shut ins, doing jobs around our facility, and more. If you have questions about Prime Timers or Soup and Study, contact Pastor Andrew Vanover. You can also call the church office with questions at 616-957-0580.

The Soup and Study program takes place from late September through May on the first and third Fridays of each month from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Adults gather for fellowship, singing, a special program and a delicious lunch. No RSVP is necessary. The schedule for each Soup and Study is 10:00am to 10:15 gathering, coffee and fellowship; 10:15 to 11:25 program in the lounge including hymn singing, humor, prayer, "getting to know you" (a member of the congregation comes to share briefly about themselves), followed by a program or talk given by a guest pastor or presenter; and after the program at 11:30 lunch is served in the community room. There is no need to RSVP. Just come!  If you have any questions, contact Pastor Andrew Vanover

2018/19 SOUP AND STUDY SCHEDULE (1st and 3rd Fridays at 10:00am unless otherwise noted):

  • September 14
  • October 5
  • October 19
  • November 2
  • November 16
  • Christmas Banquet | 11:00-2:00 on Saturday, December 8
  • January 4
  • January 18
  • February 1
  • February 15
  • March 1
  • March 22
  • April 5
  • April 26
  • Carnival with Preschoolers | Friday, May 3 at 10:00am
  • Potluck Lunch with Staff | Tuesday, May 14 at Noon

Call the church office if you have questions at 957-0580. Weather note: If Forest Hills Schools close due to weather, there will be no Soup and Study that day.

Thanks to all who came out for the 2018 Prime Timers Carnival for Moms and preschoolers. If you'd like to see some fun pictures from the event, click here (these are posted on the Facebook Thornapple group page).