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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...read more
Spring Is Coming: Lent at First Baptist on Fifth Each year, the rhythms of the Christian year create for us a space for reflection and repentance called Lent. You likely know Lent to be the time when we give things up, when we go with Jesus into the stark and lonely...read more
First Baptist will be gathering a team for the Habitat for Humanity Hammerbird 5K and One Mile Run/Walk on March 23 at 8:30am! Sponsored by our Outreach Ministry Team, all are invited to join as runners, walkers, and folks who want to staff our tent that day. If you’d...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Sunday, March 3 - 2:00-4:00 pm Calling all school-age kids! Our next Mochas with Mac is planned for Sunday, March 3, at 2:00 pm at the new Starbucks on Cloverdale (2281 Cloverdale Ave). Please note the schedule for our time together: 2:00-3:00 pm - 3rd-5th graders...read more
This week around the church house… The scaffolding construction out front has now been finished! Once it gets an approval early next week from the scaffolding engineer to clear it for full usage, then Michelle Walter (historical preservationist from Walter Robbs...read more
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...read more
This week around the church house… Scaffolding has ascended even higher up our steeple tower this week! At long last after weeks of assembly, the scaffolding construction is nearly complete. Look for it to be finished within a week or so! The run of warmer, drier...read more