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First Congregational Church of East Bloomfield

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

Saturday, July 4: Independence Day

 










Wednesday, July 15: Tax Day

Thursday, July 16/10:00 AM: Book club meets in Fellowship Hall; they will discuss Maid by Stephanie Land.

 Goodreads synopsis: Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid; a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. Includes a foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich.

"My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter."

While the gap between upper middle-class Americans and the working poor widens, grueling low-wage domestic and service work--primarily done by women--fuels the economic success of the wealthy. Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, pulling long hours while struggling as a single mom to keep a roof over her daughter's head. In Maid, she reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today's inequitable society.

While she worked hard to scratch her way out of poverty as a single parent, scrubbing the toilets of the wealthy, navigating domestic labor jobs, higher education, assisted housing, and a tangled web of government assistance, Stephanie wrote. She wrote the true stories that weren't being told. The stories of overworked and underpaid Americans.

 Written in honest, heart-rending prose and with great insight, Maid explores the underbelly of upper-middle class America and the reality of what it's like to be in service to them. "I'd become a nameless ghost," Stephanie writes. With this book, she gives voice to the "servant" worker, those who fight daily to scramble and scrape by for their own lives and the lives of their children.


 Sunday, July 19/11:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Church-run BBQ at Shivers, Shakes & Cones

 







 

NOTE : Our worship service will begin an hour earlier on this day so members can be ready to sell chicken at 11:00. Therefore, please add a reminder to your calendar that the in Fellowship Hall live worship service will begin at 9:00 AM on July 19th.

Monday, July 20/11:00 AM - 5:00 PM: The church will prepare meals for the summer lunch program at the United Methodist Church. Please note these times were not finalized as of this newsletter publication; Pastor Sue will tell the volunteers the specific start time.

Sunday, July 26/8:00 AM: Men’s breakfast at Brady J’s (24 Maple Avenue, Bloomfield)

Sunday, August 2/8:00 AM: Women’s breakfast at Brady J’s (24 Maple Avenue, Bloomfield)

Monday, July 20/11:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Prepare meals for the summer lunch program at the United Methodist Church. Please note these times were not finalized as of this newsletter publication; Pastor Sue will tell the volunteers the specific start time.

Thursday, August 20/10:00 AM: Book club meets in Fellowship Hall; the book to discuss will be determined at the July club meeting. Please contact Marilyn Shafer (585-935-1538) after July 16th to find out what the club has decided.

Monday, August 24/11:00 AM - 5:00 PM: The church will prepare meals for the summer lunch program at the United Methodist Church. Please note these times were not finalized as of this newsletter publication; Pastor Sue will tell the volunteers the specific start time. 

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 July and August 2020:

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NOTE: All events and fund raisers scheduled toward the end of July and August assume the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. Please see our website or Facebook page or call the church at 585-657-7755 for updates.