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Our History

Celebrating 193 Years of Ministry!

Our congregation's story begins in 1830, when the First Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church of East Bloomfield was incorporated.


Our first church building was built near Mud Creek in 1836. After 12 years, members decided they wished to move the Methodist Church to a site near the Green in East Bloomfield. The first attempt at moving failed and the lumber from the building was sold. For a time, services were held in the old town hall until a site near the Green could be secured.

It did not take long. The current building was purchased about a year later, in 1859. At the time, the building was only about 25 years old. A second story for the sanctuary was added in 1867. The memorial leaded and stained glass windows along the walls and over the pulpit were installed in 1915.


Since then, we have continued to expand our resources for ministry:

  • In 1974, we added a large educational wing that included space for our fellowship hall, Sunday School classrooms, church offices, and a kitchen.

  • In 1995, the "Access Project" updated our buildings to improve accessibility throughout, including adding a lift near the sanctuary and expanding walkways in older portions of the property.

  • In 2022, the kitchen was updated with new energy-efficient and heavy-duty appliances to allow easier food preparation for Feed My Lambs and other events.

And, of course, like other churches across the world, we have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are thankful for the patience and support of our members as we continue to navigate the changing patterns of the virus and try to keep our congregation as healthy as possible. Our hearts are with all who have lost family or friends to COVID, all who are facing lasting health problems from contracting the virus, and all who are even still stuck at home because of increased risk of death and serious illness from COVID.

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