First Baptist Church
Worship Services
Sundays 8:30 AM & 10:45 AM

Frequently Asked Questions

What ages is Sunday school for?
At FBC we have a Sunday school class for all ages.  Sunday school is held Sunday mornings at 9:45 AM.  Children from birth up to age 36 months can go to the nursery.  Children age 3 through grade 6 use the desiring God curriculum and meet downstairs in classrooms based on grade.  Ignite (7 – 8th grade) and Elevate (9 -12th grade) youth meet in classrooms off of the “Awana Room” (gym area).  Adult classes vary and meet either in the “Awana Room” (gym area) or sanctuary.  The current classes and meeting places are listed in the bulletin each week.

What should I do if I want to get baptized?
If you are interested in being baptized please schedule an appointment with one of the Pastors at 748-4936 or office@fbcmedford.com.  Baptisms are held periodically throughout the year.

What should I do if I want to become a member of FBC?
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member of FBC, please contact one of the Pastors at 748-4936 or office@fbcmedford.com.

What are FBC’s office hours?
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm.  The office may be closed during the lunch period, so call ahead. Each individual pastors’ schedule varies and can be inquired about by contacting the church office at 748-4936 or office@fbcmedford.com.

How can I listen to a sermon from a previous week?
Sunday sermons are published online each week.  Disc copies of the current message are available at the Information Desk or by contacting the church office at 748-4936 or office@fbcmedford.com.

How do I get offering envelopes?
Offering envelopes can be requested by contacting the church office at 748-4936 or office@fbcmedford.com.  Using offering envelopes is strongly encouraged by the Financial Secretary to help in the record keeping process.

How can I get a record of my year-end giving for tax purposes?
The Financial Secretary will distribute a year-end statement in the month of January.  If you do not receive one please contact the church office at 748-4936 or office@fbcmedford.com.  Cash donations are only recordable when given in an assigned offering envelope.

How can I get a church mailbox?
To get a church mailbox please contact the church office at 748-4936 or office@fbcmedford.com.  Church mailboxes are a great way for the church to communicate information to people who attend FBC.

How can I be a part of the prayer chain?
FBC has an e-mail prayer chain.  If you would like to be on this list please contact the church office at 748-4936 or office@fbcmedford.com.

How do I start a prayer chain request?
To start a prayer chain request by e-mail please contact the church office at 748-4936 or office@fbcmedford.com.  Please have all pertinent information to the request available when calling.

How do I find out about volunteer opportunities?
For a list of volunteer opportunities and the ministry leaders contact information please contact the church office at 748-4936 or office@fbcmedford.com.

Who should I talk to if I have an idea for a FBC event or a new ministry? Events and ideas can be presented to Pastor Brian at 748-4936 or wipf@fbcmedford.com.

What is the Grace Fund?
The Grace Fund consists of money collected in a special offering on the first Sunday of each month.  People in need throughout Medford and its surrounding communities can make requests in times of financial difficulties.  Money is typically given to help with things such as rent, utilities and medical bills.  A gift of money from the Grace Fund is a one-time per person gift that does not need to be paid back.

How do I make a Grace Fund request?
If you need to make a request for funds from the Grace Fund please contact the church office at 748-4936 or office@fbcmedford.com.   You will then speak with a Pastor that will collect the pertinent information and background necessary to the situation.  The request will then be forwarded to the Deacons.  If the Deacons approve the request, the amount approved will be distributed accordingly.

What is the FBC Food Pantry?
FBC has a food pantry to help people in Medford and its surrounding communities that are in need of food.  The food pantry is kept stocked by the loving generosity of the people that attend FBC and gracious area businesses and organizations.

Where is the Cutting Edge Youth Center (CEYC) located?
The CEYC is located at 220 N. Main St, Medford.

Who can attend the CEYC?
The CEYC is for all students that are 7th thru 12th grade.

What do I do if I’m scheduled to serve on a Sunday morning or Wednesday evening but I can’t?
You are responsible for finding your replacement.  You can either switch with another person or call a substitute.  Please do not contact the church office or relevant ministry leader to find your replacement.