First Congregational Church of East Bloomfield

Rich in heritage, bonded in love, growing in Christ.

                                         March and April 2024 Specific Calendar Events:

= Thursday, May 2: National Day of Prayer. This year's theme is "Lift up the word - light up the world"

= Sunday, May 5:
Church council meets after the worship service

= Monday, May 6 (9:00 a.m.):
Women’s breakfast at Brady J’s

= Thursday, May 9:
Ascension Day. Celebrating when Jesus ascended to heaven.

= Sunday, May 12:
Mother's Day
= Wednesday, May 15:
Peace Officer's Memorial Day. Paying tribute to the brave local, state, and federal peace officers who have died or been disabled in the line of duty.

= Thursday, May 16 (9:30 a.m.):
The church book club meets in Pastor Sue’s office; they will discuss the novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit.

Amazon synopsis:

What if you could live forever?

Is eternal life a blessing or a curse? That is what young Winnie Foster must decide when she discovers a spring on her family’s property whose waters grant immortality. Members of the Tuck family, having drunk from the spring, tell Winnie of their experiences watching life go by and never growing older.

But then Winnie must decide whether or not to keep the Tucks’ secret―and whether or not to j oin them on their never-ending journey.

= Saturday, May 18:
Armed Forces Day. The proper day to honor all of the men and women currently serving, as well as those who have served and sacrificed to defend our freedom.

= Sunday, May 19:
Pentecost. Celebrating the beginning of the Church.

= Sunday, May 19 (11:00 a.m):
Church-sponsored chicken BBQ at Runnings in Canandaigua. Remember - our worship service will start at 9:00 a.m. on this day. 

= Sunday, May 26:
Trinity Sunday. To honor the Holy Trinity—the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

= Monday, May 27:
Memorial Day. To honor and mourn the U.S. military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

= Monday, May 27 (9:00 a.m.):
Men’s breakfast at Brady J’s

= Monday, June 3 (9:00 a.m.):
Women’s breakfast at Brady J’s

= Thursday, June 6:
D-Day Observance. 2024 marks the 80th Anniversary of this historic event, and with it, a momentous occasion to celebrate peace, liberty and reconciliation.  

= Friday, June 14:
Flag Day. Commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

= Sunday, June 16:
Father's Day 

= Wednesday, June 19:
Juneteenth. Honors the end to slavery in the United States.

= Thursday, June 20, 2023 (9:30 a.m.):
The church book club meets in Pastor Sue’s office; they will discuss the novel The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave.

Amazon synopsis:
Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers—Owen’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. Bailey, who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother.

As Hannah’s increasingly desperate calls to Owen go unanswered, as the FBI arrests Owen’s boss, as a US marshal and federal agents arrive at her Sausalito home unannounced, Hannah quickly realizes her husband isn’t who he said he was. And that Bailey just may hold the key to figuring out Owen’s true identity—and why he really disappeared.

Hannah and Bailey set out to discover the truth. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen’s past, they soon realize they’re also building a new future—one neither of them could have anticipated.

With its breakneck pacing, dizzying plot twists, and evocative family drama, The Last Thing He Told Me is a “page-turning, exhilarating, and unforgettable” (PopSugar) suspense novel.

= Monday, June 24 (9:00 a.m.):
Men’s breakfast at Brady J’s