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Our vision

We are a community in the heart of the city called by Jesus to practice bold love of God and neighbor and boundless compassion for all people

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Welcome to First Baptist Church on Fifth! We’re glad you found your way to our church. We hope you will learn a little more about what God is doing in our church through this website.

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Access to First on Fifth Directory and other documents

Worship with us.

Sunday

Bible Study, 9:15am
Worship, 10:30am

Wednesday

Fellowship Dinner, 5:15pm

Latest News

Children’s Capital Campaign Project & Day Trip

All school-age and rising kindergarten children are invited to a special event on Saturday, July 28, to prepare for our capital campaign this fall.  We will be meeting at the church at 9:15 am and going together to Pick and Paint Plus in Lexington to create and design...

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Late July Preaching Series

The Work of the People: A Two-Week Preaching Series The Greek word leitourgia, from which we get the word ‘liturgy,’ quite literally means ‘the work of the people.’ Scholar Don Saliers calls this leitourgia “our life of prayer and work with God and neighbor.” Liturgy...

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Building Update 7.12.2018

Accessing Our Church House During Demolition Over the next few months as you visit our buildings at First Baptist Church on Fifth, you will newly see a large fence encircling Buildings B & C. As you know, the entirety of our back parking lot will be closed off for the...

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August Sermon Series Set

Bread For the World: A Four-Week Preaching Series In the Gospel of John chapter 6, we hear a number of stories about Jesus and bread -- bread fed unexpectedly to thousands, bread referenced as Jesus reminds his disciples of God’s promises, bread given as Jesus...

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QCC Set for August 22

All are invited to attend our upcoming Quarterly Church Conference on Wednesday, August 22, from 6:15-7:15 p.m. in Kelly Auditorium. Among our regular business, we will hear updates from the Special Committee on Facilities and Mission, House & Grounds Committee, and...

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Summer Sunday School Schedule

Our church-wide Sunday School continues our study of the Adam Hamilton book "Making Sense of the Bible" over the next four weeks.  Below is our reading schedule for upcoming sessions. Please join us as we understand the Bible more fully together! July 22 -Chapter 29:...

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Church Building Updates 6.28.18

PARKING AND BUILDING CHANGES AT FIRST BAPTIST IN EFFECT JULY 2 In preparation for the construction work to begin on July 2 at our building, we have learned from Frank L. Blum (our construction contractors) that the entirety of our back parking lot will be closed off...

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Church Building Updates 6.21.18

Parking & Building Changes at First Baptist in Effect July 2 In preparation for the construction work to begin on July 2 at our building, we have learned from Frank L. Blum (our construction contractors) that the entirety of our back parking lot will be closed off for...

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Youth 2018 Summer Dates

Summer Javas with John -- Wednesdays 2-4 pm at Footnotes on 4th Street; June 20-August 15, except for July 4 & 11 June 24 - Cookout at the McGee's, 5:30-7:30 pm. RSVP to John T. at jthornton@firstonfifth.org by June 21. June 29 - Carowinds Trip (Youth & Children &...

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