Second Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland, welcomes you no matter who you are, where you come from, or why you are here. We are Christ’s people and this is Christ’s place with its doors wide open.
We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and a member church of Baltimore Presbytery.
The congregation of Second Presbyterian Church is a diverse group of believers. We are made up of varied racial and ethnic groups, ages, abilities and disabilities, geographical areas, marital conditions and different theological positions in the Reformed tradition.
We’ve been a Christian congregation since August 9, 1803. First located at the intersection of Baltimore Street and Lloyd Street, the congregation moved to its current location in 1924. Over 40 years of expansion and construction has seen the addition of our present Sanctuary, Chapel, meeting hall and office wing. In 2011 we completed major renovations of our worship spaces– restoring and improving both our Sanctuary and our Chapel.
God is love, and God is good, and we want our life and work to reflect that. We know that it can feel awkward to step into a spiritual community; that is a big, intimidating step – but know that you are not at all alone in your seeking. Please browse our website for more information on Second Presbyterian Church.
For more information on the beliefs of our denomination, visit the PC (USA) website.
What does it mean to “join” a church?
Joining a church means making a conscious decision to become a part of a community that is seeking to live out its faith in Jesus Christ in the world around us. It means joining together with others who are trying to do the things that we believe Jesus would do. It means working with others with the gifts that each of us possesses in a common effort to make this a better world.
Why should I become a member of a church?
Anyone can worship here and participate in all of the congregation’s programs, whether a member or not. Becoming a member, though, means deciding to take on the responsibilities of a disciple of Jesus Christ, and joining together with other members in a common witness to the love of God that has been made known to us in Jesus Christ. Though not impossible, it is very difficult to do that on our own without the support, encouragement, and assistance of fellow church members.