The society soon found the chapel too small and moved to the Town Hall.
At the New England Conference in 1844, Medford was made a regular station, and Rev. George Pickering was appointed pastor.
The next year Rev. George Frost was sent to Medford, and Brother Pickering was appointed a special missionary agent to raise funds f, erected by William B. Stone, was dedicated to the service of God.
In the records of the society there is preserved a program of the dedicatory services of the Pickering Methodist Episcopal Church in Medford.
This name clung to the church for many years; in fact, until the third edifice was built, in 1872, there were many who still spoke of the Methodist Church as the Pickering Church.
Bishop Janes preached the dedication sermon, and prayer was offered by Rev. E. T. Taylor, the Father Taylor of the Seamen's Bethel in Boston.
Upon the program mentioned above also appear two hymns, one of six stanzas and one of four, which were written especially for the