Our folks at the School on Wheels fundraiser, May 2019:



Pastor Steve Finlan (MTS, Boston University, 2013; Ph.D. University of Durham, 2004) began serving at First Church in August 2018. Some of his sermons are posted below.


Now, for the months of July and August, our services are held at 9:30 a.m. In September, we will return to our usual time of 10 a.m.

more sermons

Pastor

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.

Please note:

Summer Hours Arrive!

Bible Studies:​​

Our Thursday Bible studies (10:30 am and 6:30 pm) are now reading the Book of Revelation and First Corinthians, respectively. There is so much to learn!

All are welcome. You do not need to be a Bible wizard. 

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.

3-17-19: Under His Wing

3-24: Spiritual Drink

3-31: We Had to Celebrate

4-7: Con-Formed

4-14: A New Thing

4-19 (Good Friday): Who He Is

​4-21 (Easter): My Father and Your Father

4-28: Swallow Up Death

5-5: Feed My Sheep

5-12: I Will Comfort You--Hear My Voice

5-19: Alpha and Omega

6-2: The Secret of Unity

6-9 (Pentecost): The Spirit of Truth

6-16: Was Carried Up

6-23: Jew or Greek 

6-30: For Freedom

7-7: The Dust of Your Town

7-14: The Word Is Very Near

7-21: (not yet)


Partial Index

Micah

3:3 > 6-16-19                       6:6-8 > 1-29-17, 2-11-18

Zechariah

​4:6 > 7-15-18                       9:9-10 > 8-19-18, 4-14-19

12:10 > 1-27-19

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 > 9-9-18, 2-3-19          6:17-21 > 2-17-19

6:27-36 > 9-9-18, 2-17-19        7:50 > 10-7-18

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

9:52-55 > 1-28-18                    10:5-11 > 7-7-19

10:18-20 > 8-26-18, 7-7-19       10:25-37 > 9-9-18, 7-14-19

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, 7-14-19

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

22:61 > 1-28-18                       24:49-52 > 6-16-19

James

​1:17-22 > 9-2 & 9-30-18, 7-14-19

2:12-18 > 9-9 & 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

5:13-20 > 9-30-18​​


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.