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.


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March 2024 Newsletter

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As most of you know I spent the first 30 plus years of my life as a Roman Catholic.  And the last few of those years I was a Roman Catholic…

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February 2024 Newsletter

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December 31, 2023 Sermon – I’ll Bet You Didn’t Know Rafiki was in the Bible

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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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