Greetings. We are Jan and Keith Campbell, coordinators of the Primetimers’ group at St. Thomas United Church. Due to Covid restrictions, we have been and, continue to be, unable to meet in person. In place of our Coffee and a Chat meeting, we send out an informative, hopefully uplifting email every two weeks. We aim to keep our members in touch with each other.

The information that follows is there to define and explain our group, its members and goals.  We look forward to the day that we can all be together again in person, enjoying one another.  If you have any questions, or, would like to start receiving our emails, just contact us at

Primetimers is a friendly, welcoming group that usually meets once a month (excluding July and August). Currently, there are over seventy participants. Anyone is welcome to attend. We welcome new participants. For further information, please contact the Primetimers’ Coordinators, Jan and Keith Campbell, at 403-909-7402.

Coffee and Conversation: We meet at St. Thomas, usually once a month, at 10:00 am. The specific date is advertised in our Church Bulletin, Newsletter and in the Church Narthex. We encourage fellowship, laughter, and the sharing of ideas, memories and opinions (all in good fun!). On occasion, we may invite someone to address the group on a specific topic, and then, have a friendly discussion. Snacks fuel our enthusiasm!

Each December,we have had a Christmas Luncheon.  It has been held the past two times at Winston Golf Course. About 60 people come,including Tracy and Justin. The Strummers,led by Ron French entertain and lead us in Christmas songs.

Outings: – At times, instead of meeting for Coffee, we attend events (such as Theatre, Musical events, Church dinners,tours, etc.).

One month, we would meet on Tues or Thurs for coffee and a chat in STUC Narthex. We ask for a Toonie donation to cover some costs and some people bring treats voluntarily. Special events ,like St. Patrick’s Day are celebrated(often with our Strummers).

In the alternate month, we do not host coffee at the church. Keith and I would organize an outing(Morpheus Theatre, Roszma Centre for Wind Instrument concert, dinner at a restaurant, etc. , fundraising Fall Turkey dinner at  a church).Again,40-50 people attend.

Each Spring (May or June), we have a BBQ picnic at Bowness Park. Keith and I  organize it and Doug and Nicola Whitnack assist us in Barbequing. About 40–50 people attend . Justin and Tracy attend. I include this because I often get feedback from people about how pleased they are that Tracy and Justin take the time to attend these events.

Since March , 2020,I have been keeping in touch with all of our Primetimers (80 or more  members) with bi-weekly emails. The feedback has been incredible. People want to feel that connection and to know they are missed.