Christian Education

Presbyterians have always always emphasized the importance of learning about our God, Jesus Christ, our community, and ourselves. We learn during Worship, Sunday School classes for Adults and children, and through study groups. We also encourage individual study.

Continuing Education for Adults

Adult Forum

Held every Sunday morning in Reid Chapel at 9:00a, we meet to read, discuss, and apply the Scriptures to our lives and to the city of Baltimore. Led by clergy and members alike, the conversations are rich and encouraging.

Educational Opportunities for Children

Children's Ministry

During each Sunday service, children are welcome at 9:15a in Backus House for engaging and fruitful Biblical instruction, crafts, and stories.

Confirmation Classes

For children of the discerning age who wish to join the church community, Confirmation classes are held on a schedule that is convenient for the child and their parents. Instruction is based around the PCUSA's Confirmation curriculum and is led by one or more Elders at First and Franklin over the course of several weeks. These classes are culminated in the official confirmation of the children.


For information about any of these programs, please email