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A Community of Worship

Our service is faithful to tradition, musically inspired, socially engaged.

 

 

 

 

 

A Community of Service

We promote peacemaking and social justice, in Baltimore and beyond.

 

 

 

 

 

A Community of Fellowship

Our congregation seeks to increase our understanding of each other.

 

 

We are an inclusive, diverse congregation devoted to enriching our community through socially engaging and relevant preaching and an inspirational congregational music program, service to others, and fellowship that increases our understanding of one another. Our mission is to make Baltimore a better community for everyone, and we welcome anyone who comes through our doors.

We mean ALL y'all!

First & Franklin Presbyterian Church (USA) welcomes everyone to worship with us, regardless of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. A member of the More Light Presbyterians since 1980, our congregation is committed to inclusivity and full participation in the Church for all individuals, including service and the clergy.

We believe that the affirmation of one's gender identity and sexual orientation is Scripturally based and a natural outflow of God's perfect creation and love. Here at First & Franklin, you are welcome, you are seen, and you are loved just the way God made you.

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Latest Posts

Candlelight Choral Concert

CANDLELIGHT CHORAL CONCERT Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 4:00 p.m. The First & Franklin Sanctuary Choir Double Brass Choir Jacqueline Pollauf, harp Jason Kissel, conductor The First & Franklin Sanctuary…

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Our Latter Glory

Our sermon from November 10th ended with the question, “What if?” What if we were to reimagine church?What might we see as its possibilities? Our primary text was from the…

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Alternative Christmas Market | Sunday, 12 PM to 1:30 PM on November 24, 2019 and December 1, 2019

Please join us for the Alternative Christmas Market!   As the commercial world turns towards the holidays, we are turning to the Alternative Christmas Market on November 24 and December…

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CANDLELIGHT CHORAL CONCERT Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 4:00 p.m. The First & Franklin Sanctuary Choir Double Brass Choir Jacqueline Pollauf, harp Jason Kissel, conductor The First & Franklin Sanctuary Choir, joined by guest instrumentalists, presents the 19th Annual Candlelight Choral Concert, a treasured part of the Christmas season in Mt. Vernon. This concert will feature Benjamin Britten’s "A Ceremony of Carols" and Daniel Pinkham's "Christmas Cantata" with double brass choir, and other seasonal works. . The program will also include audience singing and a cappella choral music for the seasons of Advent and Christmas. A reception will follow. A freewill offering will be accepted. Tickets not necessary but please consider a generous donation to support our musicians and our ongoing music programming as all our funding comes directly from your donations. Your donations help us to hire the musicians, tune the instruments, print the programs, buy the candles and supplies, and host a lovely post-concert reception. See the link at www.firstfranklin.org for some options to provide a general donation or a subscription to The Spire Series.

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“At First & Franklin, we are a quirky and very independent congregation.”

“The whole community here really embraces [music] as a really integral part of the service, as a means to get the message out — the message of peace.”

“I come once a week because I want to, not because I have to. I come to church here because I belong here.”

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