First Congregational Church of East Bloomfield

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Book Club


January 17, 2019  2;30 – 3:30, Insidious Intent, Val McDermid


A 5 star review from a reader: I am a big fan of the Tony Hill/Carol Jordan series by Val McDermid, and this one did not disappoint. This is the 10th book in the series and I am always amazed at McDermid's well crafted stories. This book's antagonist is a "wedding crasher" who preys on single women looking for "Mr Right", his modus operandi so to speak! Carol Jordan has been made the head of a new unit whose job it is to take the hard cases and solve them. Needless to say, this one presents a myriad of problems for them as the killer is very thorough and up to date on forensics. The team finds themselves on the ropes looking for answers and even Tony Hill can't help. The author has asked that readers not spoil the ending of the books and I certainly won't! You will be surprised by the twist and turns the book takes so I highly recommend it.
A 2 star review: As a long time fan of Van McDermid who has read all her books, I had preordered this one as soon as it was advertised. It was a huge disappointment. Not only was boring at times, it made a mockery of law and order. For a good cause? Doubtful. No spoiler, but just because the reporter in the story is a bitch does not mean that she does not have a very valid point. And Stacey who broke the law in the last episode, does it again. The ending is ludicrous. So why 2 stars? Because I like some of the characters and slogged to the end, hoping against hope the author would do right by them. And yes, I shall read the next one


Last Friday Supper, January 25, 2019


A free supper is offered to anyone who would enjoy a meal in a relaxed atmosphere. Serving from 5:00 - 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall. These meals are offered each last Friday from January through April. There is no charge. Any donations are passed on to the Blessing Cupboard and Hands of Hope alternately. We look forward to seeing you there!


Annual Meeting, January 27, 2019

​The annual meeting of the First Congregational Church of East Bloomfield will be held today following the worship service. A light lunch will be provided. Please attend this important meeting of our church.

Book Club February 21, 2019 2:30 - 3:30, The Last Days of Night, Graham Moore

Feb 21 we discuss The Last Days of Night, Graham Moore. “Great inventors take the stage in this historical fiction/legal thriller based on the lighting of New York City in the 1890s. The story is told by Paul Cravath, an attorney hired by George Westinghouse to take on Thomas Edison in a battle over lightbulb patents. The setup may sound dry, but Graham’s pacing keeps the story driving forward. There are crimes. There’s a mysterious woman. There’s a mad genius in the form of Nikola Tesla. And it’s all sets against the backdrop of the glittering Gilded Age. Every so often an historical fiction comes along that captures the imaginations of legions of readers. The Last Days of Night will join that elite group of novels.” —Chris Schluep, The Amazon Book Review

Last Friday Free Supper, February 22, 2019, 

A free supper is offered to anyone who would enjoy a meal in a relaxed atmosphere. Serving from 5:00 - 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall. These meals are offered each last Friday from January through April. There is no charge. Any donations are passed on to the Blessing Cupboard and Hands of Hope alternately. We look forward to seeing you there!