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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, 5:15pm

Latest News

Care Notes Ministry Begins April 3

The Homebound Team is sponsoring “Care Time” sessions starting Tuesday, April 3rd from 10:00-11:30 am in the Fellowship Hall, followed by every first Tuesday of each month. We will provide coffee and sweets and we will spend time together writing notes of...

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Snacks with Mac

Calling all Pre-K kids who will start kindergarten this fall! Please join Pastor Amy Mac on Sunday, April 8, at 3:00 pm in the sanctuary as we prepare for your worship experience in the fall. We will then walk downtown for special "snacks with Mac." Parents, please...

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Mochas with Mac

Calling all school-age children!  Please join Pastor Amy Mac on Sunday, March 18, for conversations about our faith and our church.  Children will meet at 3:00 pm at the Starbucks located next to PF Changs (263 Harvey St.)  We will see you on Sunday, March 18.  Please...

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BWIM in NC Honoring First on Fifth

We invite everyone to join us on Friday, March 16 at 9:00 am at Knollwood Baptist Church for the annual gathering of Baptist Women in Ministry of NC.  During this time, First Baptist Church on Fifth will be recognized and given an award.  We would love to have a great...

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Children’s Holy Week Celebration

Children, let's continue our Lenten journey as we walk through Holy Week together. On Sunday, March 25, we will have lunch together following worship (around 11:45 am), then move through stations that help us understand Jesus' experiences his last week on earth. ...

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Easter Lily Orders

We will be decorating the sanctuary with Easter lilies on Easter Sunday, April 1. To place a lily in memory or honor of a loved one, please complete the form located at the Welcome Center and return it with your payment to the church office by Monday, March 26.  You...

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CBFNC Annual Gathering March 15-17

Join the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of NC March 15-17 in Winston-Salem for our 2018 Annual Gathering (General Assembly). Our meeting includes traditional components such as workshops, worship, and partner exhibits. You will also find an evening of music called...

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Palm Sunday Coat Collection

The Children's Ministry Team is asking everyone to bring coats/jackets that we will use for our Palm Sunday service. Following the service, the children's ministry team will donate the coats and jackets to the rescue mission. Please bring your coat/jacket for donation...

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