Prime Time Mission Statement

PrimeTime is a ministry of First Presbyterian Church whose central focus is to encourage active older adults to develop a full and rich personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

It is our desire to interact with all generations in a spirit of grace and compassion.  We also aspire to create a welcoming and supportive community that provides irresistible opportunities to grow, learn, work, play and live out our Christian faith.

In response to God’s love we believe He calls us to serve Him within our church, our community and the world beyond.  We acknowledge it is by the Holy Spirit’s power that we are uniquely equipped to serve and love others. 

Any questions, contact the Caring Ministries Office at 884-6145.

Prime Time Programs

September 7  Program:   “Meet Our New Pastor," Tim McConnell

This will be a wonderful time to hear the heart, passion and vision of our new pastor.

11:30 – 1:00 p.m.     Fellowship Hall                                     
Lunch $8  RSVP by September 6 at 884-6142

September 21  Faith Lesson:  "Exploring our Questions 
                                               About Praying",
John Goodale

We all know how important prayer is, but can sometimes struggle
with it more than we think we should.  We’ll explore some of
the questions we can have about our prayers.

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.   ROOM 209
Refreshments provided  RSVP by September 19 to 884-6142 

October 5  Program: "I'm Not Feeling Well...
                                                     Now what do I do?" 
       How to be a better manager of your own healthcare,      
                                      John Zondlo, Healthy Church Faciilitator

11:30 – 1:00 p.m.     Fellowship Hall                                     
Lunch $8  RSVP by October 3 at 884-6142

October 19  Faith Lesson:   "Exploring our Questions
                                 About Reading the Bible",
John Goodale

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.    ROOM 209
Refreshments provided  RSVP by October 17 to 884-6142 

November 2  Program:  In honor of our Veterans -
                                          "An Inspiring Story of a War Hero"

11:30 – 1:00 p.m.     Fellowship Hall                                     
Lunch $8  RSVP by October 31 at 884-6142

November 16  Faith Lesson:   “Love," Pat Hartsock

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.     ROOM 209
Refreshments provided  RSVP by November 14

December 7  Program:  "Stories Behind our Chirstmas Songs,"
                                                                                 Dale McClure

11:30 – 1:00 p.m.     Fellowship Hall                                     
Lunch $8  RSVP by December 5 at 884-6142




 

Prime Time Trips 

We hope you will consider joining us on one of the many offerings listed below.  Invite a friend, or plan to meet new people and make new friends! Call 884-6100 with questions. All trips depart from the Weber Street Center.

Thursday, June 9: Royal Gorge Bridge Park

Let’s explore the new facilities at the Royal Gorge Bridge Park. We can walk the bridge and look down 1000 feet to the Arkansas River, see exhibits, view the history of the area in the theater, ride the gondola, and enjoy lunch at the restaurants. The Skycoaster and zip line would be an extra cost to you. The bus will leave the Weber Street Center at 9:30 a.m. and return around 4:00 p.m.

Reservation deadline: Monday, June 6. Cost: $32, plus money for lunch and possible tourist shopping.

 

Thursday, June 23: Breckenridge Scenic Drive

The mountains are calling us on a hot summer day. Breckenridge should be a little cooler, so let us drive there for lunch and maybe a little shopping or history at the Welcome Center. The bus leaves the Weber Street Center at 9:30 a.m. and will return around 4:00p.m.

Reservation deadline: Monday, June 20. Cost: $23, plus money for lunch and shopping.

 

Thursday, July 28: Georgetown Loop Train Ride

The mining towns of Georgetown and Silver Plume are 2 miles apart in a steep mountain canyon. To gain elevation for the 4% railroad grade, the builders designed a route twice that distance, looping over itself on the Devil’s Gate High Bridge. Join us for a fun ride on this historic route. We will have lunch in Georgetown before returning to the Springs. The bus leaves the Weber Street Center at 7:30 a.m. and returns around 5:00 p.m.

Reservation deadline: Monday, July 25. Cost: $44, plus money for lunch.

 

Thursday, August 11: Mueller State Park

Let’s escape the noise of the city and enjoy the quiet of Mueller State Park. We will find a picnic area and enjoy lunch under the trees in this mountain area. There is also an interesting visitor center in the park. The bus leaves the Weber Street Center about 10a.m. and will return around 3:00pm.

Reservation deadline: Thursday, August 8. Cost: $16 (includes lunch).

 

Wednesday, August 24-26: Grand Junction Overnight

We will need a day to travel to Grand Junction via I-70. We will stay at a Quality Inn in Grand Junction. The second day we will go west to Colorado National Monument with its red canyons and stone sculptures – bring a camera. The third day we will head home via Rt 50 with a side trip to see the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. The bus leaves the Weber Street Center at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday and will return around 5:00 p.m. on Friday.

Reservation deadline: Friday, August 19. Cost: $ 159 for double occupancy ($242 for a private room). Bring money for about 5-6 meals as well.

 

Thursday, September 8: Denver Botanic Gardens

The Denver Botanic Gardens feature many formal gardens with rare and endangered plants. We will see plants native to Colorado, an orchid collection, cacti, tropical plants and more. This summer features an exhibit “Stories in Sculpture”. The bus leaves the Weber Street Center at 9:15am and will return around 3:00pm.

Reservation deadline: Tuesday, September 6. Cost: $ 9, plus money for lunch & maybe shopping.  

 

Tuesday to Thursday, September 27, 28 & 29: San Luis Valley

Join us for our traditional fall trip to the San Luis Valley. We can walk the Stations of the Cross in San Luis and visit the old military fort in Ft. Garland. The second day will be a 6 hour ride on the Cumbres and Toltec narrow Gauge train. The last day will be a side trip to see the Great Sand Dunes National Park. The bus leaves the Weber Street Center about 9 a.m. on Tuesday and will return around 4:00pm on Thursday.

Reservation deadline: Thursday, September 22. Cost: $304 double occupancy ($432 private room). Bring you overnight necessities and money for meals & shopping.

 

KNIT AND CHAT

Knitters of all levels (including those wanting to learn are invited to knit together. Knit for fun! Bring your projects, your questions, and your ideas. OR… Knit with a purpose! Make a variety of items for a multitude of mission projects.

Weber Street Center – Conference Room – 105 N. Weber St. Registration not needed

Thursdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Ongoing knitting time – all are welcome!

 

BRIDGE GAME TIMES

Join us for a friendly game of bridge each week! We range from beginners to slightly more-experienced players. Bring a partner, or we will pair you with a player of your ability. Players should know the basics of bidding and card play. Games are Tuesday evenings. Invite a friend. Tuesday evenings, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, Cost: $1 / session, Registration not needed. Weber Street Center – Cedar Room – 105 N. Weber. Please note that there will be no Bridge for the month of July.

 

STRONG WOMEN, STRONG BONES

 Strong Women, Strong Bones is an exercise class designed for women in midlife and older.   This program was developed by Tufts University to help prevent, slow and improve osteoporosis, arthritis and other health conditions.  Class meets Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 8:00 – 9:00 am.  Cost: $40 for 10 weeks.

 

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Please note new cancellation policy:

All activities have limited spaces and are filled on a first-come basis upon receipt of registration form and full payment.  Refunds will be made for the following reasons only:  1) An activity is cancelled, 2) An activity is filled, 3) 90% refund if a participant is unable to attend and notifies FPC by the registration deadline date for that activity, 4) Cancellations after the registration deadline date are non-refundable.

 

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___Royal Gorge Bridge, June 9. - $32  

___Breckenridge, June 23 - $23

___Georgetown Loop Train Ride, July 28 - $44

___Mueller State Park, August 11 - $16                                                 

___Grand Junction Overnight, Aug. 24-26

      ___Double Occ - $159  ___Single - $242

___Denver Botanic Gardens, Sept. 8 - $23

___San Luis Valley, Sept. 27-29

     ___Double Occ - $304___Single - $432

                                                                                                    

  Call 884-6100 to Register or

  Please make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church

  and mail to: First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou, Colorado Springs, CO 8090

 Attn: Congregational Support or drop off completed form and fee to the Plaza Reception Desk.