First Congregational Church of East Bloomfield
Rich in heritage, bonded in love, growing in Christ.
March & April Specific Calendar Events:
* Sunday, July 2 (8:00 a.m.): Women’s breakfast at Brady J’s.
* Tuesday, July 4: Independence Day
* Thursday, July 20, (9:30 a.m.): The church book club meets in Pastor Sue’s office; they will discuss the novel The Body Outside the Kremlin by James L. May.
In a former monastery on an island in the White Sea, now taken over by the Bolsheviks, young mathematician Tolya Bogomolov is serving a three-year sentence, watched over by a skeleton crew of secret policemen. Some prisoners are consigned to forced labor while others sit at comfortable desks. So Tolya has been cultivating an acquaintance with Gennady Antonov that he hopes will lead to a better work assignment—maybe even a little more bread in his ration—especially now, with the brutal winter fast approaching.
Gennady holds a privileged position restoring the monks’ seized collection of icons. But when his body is discovered floating frozen in the bay, Tolya’s connection with him is no longer advantageous—it’s downright dangerous.
At first, the authorities question Tolya. But he’s mystified when they assign him to assist the elderly detective investigating the case. While he’d rather find the real killer than have the murder pinned on him, digging into Gennady’s secrets will turn up mysteries that could turn Tolya into the next victim . .
* Saturday, July 22 (11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.): Chicken BBQ sale at the Runnings (Canandaigua) parking lot. Come early as we’re usually sold out well before 4:00 p.m.!
* Sunday, July 30 (8:00 a.m.): Men’s breakfast at Brady J’s.
* Sunday, August 6: Women’s breakfast at Brady J’s.
* Thursday, August 17 (9:30 a.m.): The church book club meets in Pastor Sue’s office; they will discuss the book Find Her by Lisa Gardner.
Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora Dane was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure.
Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who’s never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she’s become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who’ve never made it home.
When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime—a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him—she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D.D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who’s determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her.
* Sunday, August 27 (8:00 a.m.): Men’s breakfast at Brady J’s.