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Our worship services are formal, filled with beautiful music, and conducted according to the rich New England Protestant tradition.
The first recorded baptism occurred in May of 1820 in the Mystic River, and the church was legally incorporated in 1841.
The American Baptist Churches USA today is the most racially inclusive Protestant body in the country, and we celebrate the racial, cultural and theological diversity witnessed within our membership at FBC Medford.
Baptist is a hard word to define because it does not describe a fixed set of beliefs so much as a particular set of values. Four Freedoms have long shaped how Baptists live out their faith.
. . . the freedom to read the Bible as individuals and in community, guided by the Holy Spirit with the aid of scholarly tools and church traditions.
. . . the freedom of every Soul to interact with God without the interference of clergy, government, or other authorities.
. . . the freedom of every congregation to manage its business, maintain its membership, and to conduct its worship as each sees fit.
. . . the freedom OF religion, the freedom FOR religion, and the freedom FROM religion for every person as the conscience leads, believing that the Church and the State must ALWAYS be separate.
Baptists are proud to name among our ranks Roger Williams, Martin Luther King, Jr., Walter Rauschenbusch, Harvey Cox, Jimmy Carter, and other bold witnesses to compassionate Christian Faith.