First Congregational Church of East Bloomfield
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March 2 United Church Women
United Church Women will meet at United Church of Bristol on May 4, 2018 at 12 Noon. The women of the Bristol United church will provide beverage and dessert and present the message. Bring your sandwich. Bring your least coin offering to this meeting. If you wish, bring a can of fruit, jar of peanut butter or jelly for the UCB food pantry.
May Book Club May 17, Sister, a Novel, Rosamund Lupton.
From Publishers Weekly: British author Lupton's unusual and searing debut is her heroine Beatrice Hemming's letter to her dead younger sister, Tess. Abandoned by their father just before their eight-year-old brother's death from cystic fibrosis and raised by their genteelly ineffectual mother, Bee and Tess have always exchanged long, intimate letters, so when Tess, an unmarried London art student, apparently commits suicide after her CF baby is born dead, Bee resigns her corporate design job in New York City and moves into Tess's shabby London flat. Convinced Tess was murdered, Bee gradually learns Tess had been spurned, like her unborn child, by her married art teacher lover; she had also been eerily pursued by a drugged-up slumming fellow student and mentally tortured by hallucinogenic drugs thrust on her by a masked stalker. Bee's self-defenses crumble as she discovers that she never returned Tess's anguished calls for help. Observing the unsettling similarities between her mother and her fiancé, Bee realizes "why no one could be my safety rope." At the harrowing conclusion, Bee's aching heart accepts that "grief is love turned into an eternal missing."
June 3, 2018 Chicken Barbecue and bake sale
A chicken Barbecue fundraiser will take place on June 3, 2018 from 11:00 to 4:00.
We will be located at Shivers on 5 and 20. Gale-Win will be cooking.
Baked goods will be available for purchase.
June 9, 2018 Rochester Red Wings Game
We are going to the Red Wings game on June 9th at 7:05. Tickets are $10.50 each, due by May 30.
We need 20 people to be able to get premium seats.
A signup sheet is in Fellowship Hall this Sunday, or you may call Jim Rechtin at 657 7018 to let us know you are coming.
Bring a friend! Your friend does not need to be a member of the church.
Come early to the game have a hot dog, burger, or any of the other goodies they offer at the ball park. (supper is on your own)
PS We will not have snow, but we could always have rain ☹.
June 10, 2018, Choir Invitational at West Bloomfield UCC
The Choir Invitational will be at the West Bloomfield Congregational Church on Sunday afternoon, June 10th at 3:00 PM several area choirs will join together for an afternoon of enjoyable music. This program will be presented in memory of Eunice Thomas, former choir director of the United Methodist church of East Bloomfield.
Put this date in your calendar! You don’t want to miss an enjoyable time!
June 21, 2018 Book Club 2:30: The Alice Network, Kate Quinn
From the Back Cover:
1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She’s also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie’s parents banish her to Europe to have her “little problem” taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.
1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she’s recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she’s trained by the mesmerizing Lili, code name Alice, the “queen of spies,” who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy’s nose.
Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. That is until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn’t heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth . . . no matter where it leads.