Rev. Hoch will lead the Adult Forum with the study of the Gospel of Mark. Sundays beginning at 9:30 A.M. Backus House.
Mark's story of Jesus is dated as the earliest of the gospels. It is characteristically rough, direct, sometimes messy, but engaging throughout. Interested in the beginnings of the Jesus story? Mark's a lively place to start!
January 28 following worship - to approve Rev. Hoch's Terms of Call and elect a nominating committee.
Collections now through Sunday, January 14th when we pack bags following worship. Reid Chapel.
If you’re new to First & Franklin Presbyterian Church, or if you’ve been here for a long time but never taken the “plunge” of membership, please consider joining this month-long course in what it means to join a faith community as a member. It’s more than getting a “membership card” – it is more like saying, in a public way, that, “I am following Christ in this place, with this people, at this hour of my life. I don’t have all the answers, but I trust God is leading me in this way. And I want the world to hear this and to share in the joy of that proclamation. It is like saying, to one and all, this is where, as a sojourner in this world, I have chosen to “pitch” my spiritual tent.” Our New Members class is open to all, including those who have been members for a long time, but would like a refresher. Our meetings will begin at 9:00 a.m. on January 14, 21, and 28th in the Parlor Room of Backus House. We will hear our stories, our hopes and dreams, we will ask questions, and learn what it means to be Presbyterian. We will finish around 10:10 a.m. before gathering for our regular worship hour. Childcare will be provided. Contact Pastor Rob for more information (email@example.com). Our regular Adult Forum on the Gospel of Mark will resume on February 4th 2018.
On Wed., Jan. 10, 2018 at 11:00 A.M., First & Franklin will hold a joint press conference with BUILD on the Park Avenue side of our church by the Purrple Ribbon Project. More details to follow. Please attend to show your suppport of the efforts to end gun violence in Baltimore.
Two projects to support our sister church in Cuba. Send a card for their 90th anniversary and/or donate supplies for their mission projects and Sunday school. They use any art supplies, yarn. thread, markers, pen,s pencils, crayons, paper, etc. Please bring your donations to church before Jnauary 7th. Betty Schroll will be part of a group visiting Cuba on Jan.uary 11-16, 2018. See Betty for more details.
Make a donation to charity and give a gift that makes a difference!
Our church school, with your help, will present a one-rehearsal Christmas play during Sunday service on December 17, 2017. Since we are small in number we need help from the adults in our congregation. Please contact Judy Dadds or Deborah McCrimmon if you are willing to be part of this performance. No speaking necessary. Thanks, in advance for your support.
Join us after service on Sunday, Nov. 26th to decorate the church for the Christmas season. We need your help to hang the greens and put up the trees in the chancel. Our church could also use some dusting so even if you can't climb, we will have some rags available so we can spiff up the beautiful woodwork!
There are four levels of support PLUS we welcome additional donations toward the support of The Spire Series programming. A subscription makes a great gift, too. We welcome corporate and business sponsorships!