We are a Community of Service…
“And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly
with your God.”
- Michah 6:8
Mission & Service is Important
First & Franklin promotes peacemaking and social justice in the City of Baltimore, nationally, and throughout the world. We do this through education, advocacy and hands-on projects. Generous financial and volunteer support enables us to witness in these ways:
Located on First & Franklin's campus:
Patrick Allison House is a successful transitional home for men recovering from addiction.
The Center is a mission partnership of the Presbytery of Baltimore that equips congregations to get involved in their neighborhoods. The Center hosts church groups for mission experiences in the Baltimore area, matching them with local congregations who are engaged in sustained, neighborhood-based work.
Habitat for Humanity, builds community and enables home ownership in the City of Baltimore via sweat equity.
Hunger and Disaster Relief
The Presbyterian Church (USA) emergency help is sent to victims of natural disasters at home and abroad.
Our partnership with local Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School has helped plant a butterfly garden, rebuild the library, buy musical instruments, and provide books for at-home reading.
First & Franklin is a member of Bread for the World, a collective Christian voice, urging our nation’s policy makers to change policies, programs and conditions to end hunger at home and abroad.
First & Franklin has been a member of More Light Presbyterians since 1980.
First & Franklin supports the mission of That All May Freely Serve: to gain full equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people within the Presbyterian Church (USA) and society; the committee also advocates on current issues such as the death penalty.
First & Franklin supported the recent successful effort to eliminate Maryland’s death penalty.
The church also offers its space and support to such diverse groups as Narcotics Anonymous, Al-Anon, and the Baltimore School for the Arts.
Peace and Justice
First & Franklin is in covenant with Heeding God's Call seeking to end gun violence.