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


Fellowship Dinner, 6:00pm

Latest News

Building Update 1.10.2019

This week around the church house… It’s been one of the busiest weeks around the church house regarding our building project in awhile! The glorious good weather (cold, but dry and sunny!) has brought a flurry of activity outside our building. After a crew pumped...

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Winter Preaching Series

Illuminating Identity: A Winter Preaching Series for the Season of Epiphany By the light of that Bethlehem star, we enter into the season of Epiphany, the time where we learn more about who Jesus Christ is and why he matters. The lectionary orients us primarily to the...

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Children, Youth & Families Ice Skating Event

Join us for an afternoon of ice skating on Saturday, February 23 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm!  Children, youth, and families are invited to enjoy an afternoon of open skating with their First on Fifth friends. Please meet in the skating rink lobby located at the fairgrounds...

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Common Table with Pastor Emily Resumes

‘Common Table’ Winter Bible Study with Pastor Emily Wednesdays, 12:00-1:15pm, Ammons-Lolley Commons January 16 - February 27 This winter, all are invited to take their lunch hour, bring a lunch and a healthy measure of curiosity, and share together in fellowship and...

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Building Update 1.3.2019

This week around the church house… Yesterday, huge trailers began to roll into downtown Winston-Salem filled with all the many pieces of scaffolding that will soon be erected in the front of our building! After unloading all the pieces, the scaffolding crew will begin...

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Devotional Classics in the Commons

DEVOTIONAL CLASSICS IN THE COMMONS Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 am, Commons Beginning January 8 Our Tuesday morning co-ed small group with Pastor David resumes January 8. We will begin the semester with a study of How to Pray, a collection of essays and reflections by C.S....

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Building Update 12.20.2018

“Oh the weather outside is frightful…” Even though snow has melted and Winston-Salem is drying out from our big weather event last week, we continue to experience the delays to our construction project from the snow! After nearly the wettest fall on record and sitting...

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Building Update 12.13.2018

This week around the church house… As you might imagine, the 14” snowfall made for an interesting week around the church house with our building project! Like every other area around our city, work has stalled or been delayed because of the snow. Everything from the...

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Building Update 11.21.2018

We pause with our regularly-scheduled building updates to recognize all the leaders whose tireless efforts over the last five years have led us to this hinge moment in the life of our church. Among them, these leaders have served on the Special Committee on Facilities...

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