First and Franklin – A Baltimore neighbor.

First & Franklin

You Belong Here

 

 

 

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.

 

 

First and Franklin Presbyterian Church unequivocally, in all circumstances, affirms that Black Lives Matter. In this spirit, this confession below was written jointly by the pastors of First and Franklin and our sister church, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church.

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.

**Covid-19 Digital Worship Information**

As we look out for the health and wellbeing of those around us, we will be congregating via Zoom for our services for the foreseeable future. Below is the information you need to tune in for all Sunday worship services.

Upcoming Zoom Gatherings
Click the different invitation links to access directions for joining each gathering.
Sunday Service, 10:30 am, Worship Service
Morning Prayer, Tuesdays-Fridays, 7:00am, Prayer
Sunday Bulletin

Bulletin - October 25

Please remember to give during this unprecedented time so that we can continue to support our staff.
Theology on Tap

Please join us for Theology on Tap on October 8 at 7:00 pm.  We will continue our rich discussion of the Old Testament Book of Ruth to explore the Biblical themes of hospitality, welcoming the strangers, and love. We will meet via Zoom.

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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Past Sermons

Sermons aren't just for Sundays! Click the link below to read past sermons for encouragement an nourishment any day of the week.

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With all the changes 2020 has presented to us thus far, one of the hardest to accept is our inability to bring you live music in our beautiful space. Instead, The Spire Series is shifting to bring the music to you! We are kicking off August with a series of four, 30-minute "mini" concerts on each Wednesday of the month at 7 P.M. which will be broadcast over Zoom, Facebook and YouTube. Check out the artist bios and their program repertoires and mark each Wednesday on your calendar as we bring you some beautiful music to refresh your soul. Please also consider donating here so that we can continue to bring you beautiful music.

“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.”