First Congregational Church of East Bloomfield
Rich in heritage, bonded in love, growing in Christ.
Sept 9, 2018-Rally Day
Bring a dish to share for the Pot Luck lunch which follows the church service. Then join in the fun of an indoors scavenger hunt. Bring your whole family!
(Book Club was cancelled in July. Therefore we have moved all our selections up one month.)
September 18, 2018 Everything here is Beautiful, Mira Lee
This novel is a work of art. Her book is lush with thought. In it, she covers such a wide range of topics, all extremely touching and each one generating intense feelings from immigration to mental illness to family.
Two sisters, Chinese American, raised in New York by a single mother, the eldest, Miranda, whose self-appointed role is to look out for her younger sibling. Lucia, the younger, marries a man, who couldn’t be more her opposite, and there was something about him that I found him to be one of the highlights of the story. Several other characters cross her path who are so colorful and add such depth and warmth. One, in particular, was really striking.
While Lucia’s state of mind is challenging to contend with, Miranda does everything in her power to help maintain a relationship with her sister.
Always on the move, Lucia meets Manny. Life for each of them is never going to be as it was.
When a story leads you down paths you never would have conjured, introduces you to people you probably would not meet in real life, languages you didn’t know you wanted to know, opens your eyes to different kinds of love, shows you compassion for things that you might not have understood before, this is beautiful. This is EVERYTHING HERE IS BEAUTIFUL.
October 7, 2018 is World Communion Sunday.
October 18, The Magician’s Assistant, Ann Patchett.
--twenty years a magician's assistant to her handsome, charming husband—is suddenly a widow. In the wake of his death, she finds he has left a final trick; a false identity and a family allegedly lost in a tragic accident but now revealed as very much alive and well. Named as heirs in his will, they enter Sabine's life and set her on an adventure of unraveling his secrets, from sunny Los Angeles to the windswept plains of Nebraska, that will work its own sort of magic on her.
Pulled Pork dinner October 20, 2018
This year our traditional roast pork dinner fund raiser will be on October 20th from 11:00 to 4:00. We are having Gale-Win cook for us . The meal will consist of a pulled pork sandwich, salt potatoes, baked beans and cole slaw. Once again, we’ll have a bake sale available for those who wish to have dessert! The site will be at Shivers on 5 and 20.
This promises to be a delicious dinner. Be sure and spread the word! See you there!