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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, 5:30pm

Latest News

Building Update 3.7.2019

This week around the church house… Yesterday (Wednesday), Michelle Walter (our historic preservationist) and Steve Hicks (our superintendent) scaled the tower scaffolding for a first assessment of the site! Their work yielded a number of fascinating pictures, several...

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“Becoming” Begins March 13

Wednesdays, March 13 - May 1, 6:15 p.m. in Kelly Auditorium + a special “Becoming” event with the Baxleys on Saturday, March 30, 4:00 p.m. “Therefore since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,” says the writer of Hebrews, “let us run the race of faith...

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Building Update 2.28.2019

This week around the church house… Today (Thursday), the old chiller will be removed from the back of our building! This is happening through the work of a huge crane on site, lifting off the chiller and preparing the stand to receive the newer, more efficient and...

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Ash Wednesday Service Ushers in Lent

The season of Lent begins with our March 6 Ash Wednesday Service, centering on a solemn call to fasting and repentance as we begin our forty-day journey to Easter.  During this season the people of God are called to reflect on the meaning of their relationship with...

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Congregational Conversation Coming March 10

All are invited to a church-wide Congregational Conversation on Sunday, March 10 immediately following worship in Kelly Auditorium. Led by our Deacons, the conversation will center around their preliminary work in 2018 on the church's four priorities for mission and...

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CBFNC & BWIMNC Annual Gathering

Friday, March 29 Please join the First on Fifth staff and other members of our faith community as we travel to FBC Greensboro for the annual gathering for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of NC and Baptist Women in Ministry of NC.  This is always a great time for...

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Join Us for First Friday Films

Our monthly film features resume on Friday, March 1, at 7 pm in the Ammons-Lolley Commons.  We will explore a variety of thought-provoking themes with a series of powerful films. The screenings will be followed by dialogue and discussion. In March, we will view...

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