Yard Sale, April 27

The First Church. Established 1651.

29 Howard St., West Bridgewater, MA​​

​Sunday worship 10 a.m.                                      (508) 587-3118

Two different Bible studies, on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

We are going to follow Jesus' example. At the Last Supper, Jesus washes the feet of his disciples, and says "I have set you an example, so that you should do as I have done to you" (John 13:15). After some readings and hymns, we will follow Jesus' example by washing each others hands (rather than feet).

From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., our entire front lawn will be filled with tables full of artistic and interesting items. Come one, come all.

Upcoming events:

Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m.

Pastor

Pastor Steve Finlan (Ph.D. University of Durham, 2004) began serving at First Church in August 2018. Some of his sermons are posted below.

more sermons

United by love of one another and guided by ​the teachings of Jesus,

   we maintain a welcoming house for the worship of God.

We teach and study the Bible, and seek to build a mutually

   sustaining and caring community of faith. Reflecting our

   history, we have affiliation with both the UCC and the UUA.

3-3-19: From One Degree of Glory to Another

3-6 (Ash Wed.): Too Great a Burden

3-10: Hearts and Mouths

3-17: Under His Wing

3-24: Spiritual Drink

3-31: We Had to Celebrate

4-7: Con-Formed

4-14: A New Thing

​4-21 (Easter): My God and Your God (not yet)


Partial Index

Micah

6:6-8 > 1-29-17, 2-11-18

Luke

2:42-52 > 12-30-18             3:1-6 > 12-9-18

3:21-23 > 1-13-19           4:16-21 > 8-19 & 12-30-18, 2-3-19

4:24-30 > 2-3-19                6:17-21 > 2-17-19

6:27-36 > 2-17-19              7:50 > 10-7-18

8:15 > 10-7-18                    8:17 > 2-17-19

9:52-55 > 1-28-18              10:18 > 8-26-18

10:42 > 4-7-19                    11:50-51 > 3-17-19

13:1-5 > 3-17-19                 13:31-35 > 3-17-19

15:11-32 > 3-31-19              17:21 > 8-12-18

18:42 > 10-7-18                   19:29-40 > 4-14-19

22:61 > 1-28-18

James

​1:17-22 > 9-2 & 9-30-18         2:12-18 > 9-30-18

​2:9-11 > 10-7-18                      3:1-6 > 9-16-18

​3:16-17 > 9-23-18                    4:1-8 > 9-23-18

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Links to Pastor Steve's books

browse through The Family Metaphor in Jesus' Teaching

browse Bullying in the Churches

a chapter from Problems with Atonement

excerpt from Sacrifice and Atonement: Psychological Motives and Biblical Patterns


Steve's email: sfinlan@bu.edu

Link to Steve's own website, with more sermons, book links, and research links.