At First & Franklin, we strive to be 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.

Sundays at First & Franklin

9:00a - Adult Education (Reid Chapel)

9:15a - Multi-Age Sunday School (Backus House)

10:30a - In-Person Worship Service (Sanctuary)

For the weekly bulletin and streaming links, click the button above.

Service of Installation for Rev. Mark Phillips

Sunday, May 19


First & Franklin Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) welcomes everyone to worship with us, regardless of color, background, gender expression, gender identity, or 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 unique self 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.


Latest Posts

December 2023 Community Newsletter


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November 12, 2023 Sermon – Foolish Bridesmaids

  Rev. Steve Nofel First & Franklin Street Presbyterian Church November 12, 2023 Philippians 3:12-14 Matthew 25:1-13 As Anna and Jason will witness, I selected the wrong Gospel reading for…

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November 2023 Community Newsletter

Read the latest community newsletter HERE.

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Soprano Melissa Wimbish (of S’amusant) Interview with WBJC

Soprano Melissa Wimbish (one-third of S’amusant) sat down with WBJC to discuss the upcoming Spire Series concert on Friday, November 3, 2023 at 7:30pm. Their program, titled “Dreams and Fantasies,”…

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Sunday, October 29, 2023 Sermon – Hope That Does Not Disappoint

Dorothy Churn LaPenta First and Franklin Presbyterian Church Reformation Sunday October 29, 2023 Romans 5: 1-5 Matthew 22: 34-40   HOPE THAT DOES NOT DISAPPOINT My guess is that the…

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Armstrong Honors Recital

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First & Franklin Presbyterian Church

The Spire Series is proud to host its close neighbor, Baltimore School for the Arts, for the annual Armstrong Honors Recital. This special event showcasing select members of the graduating…

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Paul Bisaccia – Prelude to Pride

June 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
First & Franklin Presbyterian Church

Paul Bisaccia is the first artist to have recorded the complete solo piano music of Gershwin, and his PBS television special Gershwin by Bisaccia has been broadcast throughout the U.S.…

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