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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

Senior Adult Luncheon is June 13

JOIN US FOR LUNCH & GUEST SPEAKER DURING EVENT AT BROOKRIDGE 11:45 am | Brookridge Main Dining Hall All are welcome to join us for lunch at Brookridge. Our speaker will be Holly Solomon, Director of Communications at Crossnore School and Children's Home. Holly's own...

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Churchwide Summer Study Announced

Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times Churchwide Summer Study  ☩ June 9 - July 14 ☩ Sundays, 9:15-10:15am “Do not be afraid” is the directive we read countless times in scripture. But the complex emotions of fear, anxiety, and worry have so...

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Building Update 5.16.2019

This week around the church house… Work on the roofs continued this week, as crews focused on the downspouts from the roof. This will ensure that water issues stemming from the roof will be completely addressed. The work on the tower restoration has moved into the...

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WS Street School Graduation is May 30

The 2019 Graduation Ceremony for the Winston-Salem Street School will be held Thursday, May 30, at 6:30 pm at St. Peter's Church and World Outreach Center, 3683 Old Lexington Rd., Winston-Salem, NC. A reception will follow the ceremony. All are cordially invited to...

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Let Us Hear from You!

"WE NEED YOUR VOICE!  As we continue to grow together as a faith community, we want to hear from you about our mid-week programming (ie:  adult discipleship, children and youth programming, meals, etc)  Please click HERE and spend a couple of minutes letting us know...

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Building Update 5.9.2019

This week around the church house… The ramp handrails were installed earlier this week and will be painted today! Seed and straw will cover the ground next week to begin rerooting some grass on the lawn.  All the roofing on the flat parts of our roofs have been...

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4.4.2019 Building Update

Much activity continues outside on the Poplar Street side of the building this week, as the ramp takes shape with the addition of brick to its side. In the picture below, you see our architect Joe Bircher assisting in the selection of a stone topper to the ramp. Ramp...

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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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