We meet every Sunday at 10:00 for Worship and then gather for Fellowship (coffee & treats included!) after the service. 

Here is a breakdown of events at the church for March and April 2023:

First Congregational Church of East Bloomfield

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

​* Thursday, March 2: Read Across America Day. Also the birthday of Dr. Seuss, beloved author, this is a day to celebrate the privilege of being able to read. So head to the library, or curl up on the couch and just be a bookworm!

​* Sunday, March 5 (8:00 a.m.): Women’s breakfast at Brady J’s

​* Sunday, March 5: Church Council Meeting (after the worship service)

​* Sunday, March 12: Daylight Savings Time starts (clocks go forward)

​* Thursday, March 16, (9:30 a.m.): The church book club meets in Pastor Sue’s office; they will discuss the novel The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles.

Amazon synopsis
In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett's intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden's car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett's future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction—to the City of New York.

Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles's third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.

​* Friday, March 17: Saint Patrick’s Day

​* Sunday, March 26 (8:00 a.m.): Men’s breakfast at Brady J’s

​* Friday, March 31 (5-6:30 p.m.): Free Friday supper

​* Sunday, April 2: Palm Sunday

​* Sunday, April 2 (8:00 a.m.): Women’s breakfast at Brady J’s

​* Sunday, April 2: Church Council Meeting (after the worship service)

​* Thursday, April 6: Maundy Thursday

​* Friday, April 7: Good Friday. The church will host a 7:00 p.m. service on this day

​* Sunday, April 9: Easter Sunday

​* Thursday, April 20 (9:30 a.m.): The church book club meets in Pastor Sue’s office; they will discuss the book All the Forgiveness by Elizabeth Hardinger.

Amazon synopsis:
Growing up on their hardscrabble farm in rural Kentucky, fifteen-year-old Albertina “Bertie” Winslow has learned a lot from her mama, Polly. She knows how to lance a boil, make a pie crust, butcher a pig, and tend to every chore that needs doing. What she doesn’t know, but is forced to reckon with all too soon, is how to look after children as a mother should . . .

When Polly succumbs to a long illness, Bertie takes on responsibility for her four younger siblings and their dissolute, unreliable daddy. Yet the task is overwhelming. Nine-year-old Dacia, especially, is resentful and stubborn, hinting at secrets in their mama’s life. Finally, Bertie makes the only choice she can—breaking up the family for its own survival, keeping the girls with her, sending the boys off to their grown brothers, long gone from home.

Ever pragmatic, Bertie marries young, grateful to find a husband willing to take on the care of her sisters, and eventually moves to the oil fields of Kansas. But marriage alone cannot resolve her grief and guilt over a long-ago tragedy, or prepare her for the heartaches still to come. Only by confronting wrenching truths can she open herself to joy—and learn how to not only give, but receive, unfettered love.

​* Sunday, April 24 (11:00 a.m.): Chicken BBQ sale (Runnings parking lot). Remember that the worship service begins at 9:00 a.m. this day

​* Sunday, April 28 (8:00 a.m.): Men’s breakfast at Brady J’s

​*  Friday, April 30 (5-6:30 p.m.): Free Friday supper