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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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Bible Study, 9:15am
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Fellowship Dinner, 5:15pm

Latest News

Church Celebrates Pentecost Sunday, May 20

First on Fifth will mark Pentecost Sunday May 20 with a day of celebration and remembrance! Our morning will begin in the chapel at 9 am for a time of thanksgiving for all the life and ministry contained within buildings B & C, followed by a time of prayer around the...

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WS Street School Graduation is June 7

You are invited to the Winston-Salem Street School graduation at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 520 Summit Street, on June 7 at 6:30 pm.  The Street School provides an opportunity for our city's at-risk youth to earn a high school diploma in a Christian environment....

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Church-wide Adult Summer Sunday School

Beginning on June 3, we'll begin our church-wide Sunday School in Kelly Auditorium from 9:15-10:15am each Sunday. We’ll be reading and discussing the Adam Hamilton book "Making Sense of the Bible." This book begins by asking big questions about Scripture: What is it?...

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Welcome Stephanie Manasa!

We welcome Stephanie Manasa as our Summer Ministry intern!  Stephanie will be working closely with helping our children's ministry transition into their new temporary space during renovation, along with other age-graded ministry opportunities related to our Prayer...

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May 23 Dinner & Presale

Please join us for our final meal in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, May 23, at 5:15 pm.  Please RSVP on the sign up sheet at the Welcome Center or by submitting the online form available below.  Reservations should be received by noon on Monday, May 21.  Following...

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Church Votes to Approve Phase One

In Sunday's Called Church Conference to hear the recommendation from the Special Committee regarding  Phase One of our building project, the congregation voted to proceed with the substantial first phase of our work. The motion passed overwhelmingly with 90% of voting...

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Book Discussion on “The Financial Diaries”

Starting in May, John Thornton will lead a bi-weekly discussion group on the book The Financial Diaries by Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider. From the book's description: "The traditional narrative about financial success in America is that hard work, steady...

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