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 Marny Danz at 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. For more information and upcoming meeting dates, click here.

Upcoming events:

  1. Soup and Study meets the first and third Friday mornings of each month September to May. For more details and the upcoming dates and speakers, click here.
  2. Seniors and Seniors Lunch, Sunday, October 8 at 11:45 in the community room. This will be a combined lunch with Prime Timers and high school students - a chance to get to know each other better while enjoying a delicious lunch. Prime Timers should sign up at the Welcome Center. High School students (juniors and seniors) should sign up with Laurie Guikema.
  3. Day trip to a play called The Book of Job on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 2pm at the Master Arts Theatre. Cost is $15. Sign up at Soup and Study or by emailing Marny Danz. Limited tickets.
  4. Annual Christmas program and dinner - Saturday, Dec. 9 at 11am. More information and sign up in November. Save the date!