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First Congregational Church of East Bloomfield
Rich in heritage, bonded in love, growing in Christ.
We are a church family! As such we are involved in many activities. We worship together, reach out to the community and we fellowship together--all in the name of Jesus who is our guide. On this page you will find a bunch of pictures showing the congregation just being a church family in many ways. (Note: Newer pictures are at the bottom of the page.)
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Bible Scavenger Hunt--September 9, 2018
Christian Education prepared a Bible Scavenger Hunt for us to enjoy. First, we shared food and fellowship and then divided into teams to find our clues. The committee was good to us! They kept us searching all on one floor! Everyone enjoyed this activity. Thank you for all the work! Well done.
Bloomfield's annual Holiday Fair was held on November 23, 2019. As usual, we sold pies at the even, as well as various cookies, cakes and other treats. As a result of all the hard work by all the volunteers, we sold out of everything! There was nothing to take back to the church but shelves and tables. A job well done.
The biggest contributors to our successes were Lujza (pie baker extraordinaire!) and Donna (master of details). Without these two ladies coordinating (and doing the majority of) the work since October, we would not have had such a successful sale. Here they are, hard at work:
Celebrating Nick's birthday
July 7, 2019
On November 3, 2019, we welcomed Joe Walters as he joined our church family. Welcome, Joe! So glad you are with us.
And here are some more of the volunteers hard at work making pies.
On December 15, we bid farewell to Pastor Andy Shaefer and his family. We wish them the very best and Godspeed on their journey.
Donna and Larry Messner celebrated their 50th anniversary with a reception July 1, 2018 following the church service. Judd and Lujza Rockcastle made the day with the thoughtful planning and wonderful cake! Of course we were treated to a beautiful "Lujza" cake and Judd prepared and shared a toast to the couple! Larry and Donna then shared their memories with the group. Happy Anniversary!
Each clue was found in a Bible verse that pointed to a spot in the church where we found the next clue. When all the clues were found we regathered in Fellowship Hall to declare the winner. No prizes—just a lot of fun and fellowship!
On June 9, 2018 a group attended the Red Wings Baseball game in Rochester.
June 17, 2018 was Recognition Sunday. Congratulations to Rachael Schaefer, daughter of Rebecca and Andy Schaefer. Rachel graduated from Bloomfield Central High School.
On November 10, 2019, we hosted a reception to bid farewell and Godspeed to Pastor Sandy Porrey. We wish her well in her life's journey going forward and know that God is always with her.
(These pictures were added December 29, 2018.) Crèche scenes were on display in Fellowship Hall.
Celebrating Cheryl's birthday
March 31., 2019
June 10,2018 our choir participated in a Choir Invitational in West Bloomfield Congregational Church.