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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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Saturday, March 2 –  9:15 am-12:00 pm

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Bible Study, 9:15am
Worship, 10:30am


Fellowship Dinner, 6:00pm

Latest News

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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Mochas with Mac

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...

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Building Update 2.21.2019

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...

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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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Building Update 2.7.2019

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...

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