Announcements

First Fellowship Meal August 7

We will gather for our August First Fellowship meal on Wednesday, August 7, at 5:30 pm.  Following dinner, Darlene Guerry will lead us in a creative, intergenerational ministry opportunity.  Look forward to seeing all of you then!

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Building Update 7.18.2019

This week around the church house… Copper panels continue to be installed on the roof, and the cornice area around the top of the building is being scraped for fresh paint this week. Work on the tower moves along on schedule, with most of the restoration work now...

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Sunday Bible Studies Resume July 21

Many of our regular Sunday morning Bible classes will meet again starting on Sunday, July 21 at 9:15 am following the conclusion of our summer study, Unafraid, that concludes on July 14. Please meet Brent Greene at 9 am in the Ammons-Lolley Commons on July 21 if you...

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The Big Chill is July 21

JOIN YOUR FIRST ON FIFTH FRIENDS AS WE SCOOP UP SOME FUN AT "THE BIG CHILL"! We are going to scoop up some fun on Sunday, July 21, at “The Big Chill,” a cool event benefitting The Shalom Project.  FBC will sponsor a booth.  Interested in manning the booth or making a...

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Quarterly Church Conference July 24

Our next Quarterly Church Conference is Wednesday, July 24.  Dinner begins at 5:30 pm in Kelly Auditorium.  Our menu includes baked chicken, rice, salad and bread.  Following dinner, our Quarterly Church Conference will begin at 6:15 pm, when we will hear regular...

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Building Update 7.11.2019

Work on the roof has started up the dome! Copper paneling has bound the seams of the dome, and large sheets of copper are next to be installed. Around the roof, work will continue this week in painting cornices and A-frame sections, as well as around the top of the...

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Senior Adult Peach Trip is July 25

Join our travelers for their annual "Peach Trip" to Gaffney July 25!  There will be two stops along the way.  We'll travel via motor coach (with Jim Horton), leaving Hanes Mall at 8:30 am and returning (after an early dinner) before dark. You are encouraged to invite...

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Partnering Together to Renew God’s World

This Sunday, June 30, you will find special inserts in your worship folder that will enable you to participate inthe annual CBF Offering for Global Missions.  As we partner together to renew God's world, know that 100 percent of your gift will be used to send CBF...

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July, August Preaching Series

The Faces of Discipleship Summer Worship at First on Fifth What does discipleship in the way of Jesus look like? This summer in worship, we will consider together the faces of discipleship, past and present. Looking to the Gospel of Luke to lead us, we’ll catch a...

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Building Update 6.27.2019

This week around the church house… Scaffolding erection in the Sanctuary has been completed as of this week! Stretching high to the ceiling, the scaffolding fully encircles the inner dome to allow for plaster experts to fully assess the state of the ceiling plaster...

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Building Update 6.20.2019

This week around the church house… Thanks to the thorough responsiveness from our contractors, scaffolding is being erected this week in the Sanctuary in order to examine closely the decorative plaster on the ceiling to gain clarity about why a piece fell last week....

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Building Update 6.6.2019

This week around the church house… Pops of shiny copper began appearing on the dome this week, as roofing crews began to install the copper on the roof! This work is slow going, but the good folks from Baker Roofing have been working steadily on the task. You read in...

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June Preaching Series

When the Spirit is Loosed In the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the world received the holy energy of God that continues to breathe new life into our midst. But what happens when the Spirit is loosed among us? What new activity, what change, what movement of...

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FBC Welcomes Summer Youth Ministry Intern, Max Mir!

It is a joy to welcome back to First Baptist one of our own, Max Mir, to serve as our Summer Youth Ministry Intern! Max is a rising senior at UNC Greensboro, where he is a religion major and working towards a concentration in non-profit management. As one who grew up...

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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 Light refreshments and coffee available at 9:00 am “Do not be afraid” is the directive we read countless times in scripture. But the complex...

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June First Fellowship Meal, Hymnsing

COME SHARE A MEAL AND A SONG! All are invited to come on Wednesday night, June 5, for our June First Fellowship meal in Kelly Auditorium! The serving line will open at 5:45 pm, and we'll enjoy a spaghetti meal with all the fixings together. Following dinner,...

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Children’s Ministry Summer Fun

Keep an eye out for more additions to the calendar as the summer progresses!   June 23 -Lunch and homebound visitations June 30 - Mochas with Mac (K-5) July 16-19 - PASSPORTkids! Camp July 21 - The Big Chill ice cream event July 28 - "Snacks with Mac" for rising...

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First Friday Films Resume

JOIN US ON JUNE 7 FOR WHALE RIDER 7:00 PM | Kelly Auditorium Our First Friday Films feature for June is Whale Rider.   In this PG-13 film, only males are allowed to ascend to chiefdom in a Maori tribe in New Zealand. This ancient custom is upset when the child...

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First Impressions, Joining Sunday Dates Set

All new or prospective members to First Baptist are invited to join in a gathering called "First Impressions" to learn more about life in our beloved community. Led by our pastoral staff and sponsored by our Outreach Ministry Team and New Member Ministry Team, First...

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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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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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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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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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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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A Note About our TV Broadcast

We share apologies that our Sunday worship live broadcast has been interrupted twice in the last month. After careful attention and some troubleshooting by our TV production crew, it seems the problem has come on Spectrum/Time Warner's end of things. We will continue...

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Building Update 1.31.2019

This week around the church house… Several big days last week on the front side of our building readied it for the final leg of scaffolding construction! (Head to our church’s Facebook page to see more pictures from those installation days!) Four steel beams were set...

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Rise Against Hunger

Intergenerational Mission Experience (ages 5 and up) Saturday, March 2 - 9:15 am-12:00 pm in Kelly Auditorium Please join our church-wide missions project to help alleviate world hunger as we gather to prepare bags of food through...

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Winter Preaching Series

Illuminating Identity: A Winter Preaching Series for the Season of Epiphany By the light of that Bethlehem star, we enter into the season of Epiphany, the time where we learn more about who Jesus Christ is and why he matters. The lectionary orients us primarily to the...

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Children, Youth & Families Ice Skating Event

Join us for an afternoon of ice skating on Saturday, February 23 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm!  Children, youth, and families are invited to enjoy an afternoon of open skating with their First on Fifth friends. Please meet in the skating rink lobby located at the fairgrounds...

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Common Table with Pastor Emily Resumes

‘Common Table’ Winter Bible Study with Pastor Emily Wednesdays, 12:00-1:15pm, Ammons-Lolley Commons January 16 - February 27 This winter, all are invited to take their lunch hour, bring a lunch and a healthy measure of curiosity, and share together in fellowship and...

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Building Update 1.3.2019

This week around the church house… Yesterday, huge trailers began to roll into downtown Winston-Salem filled with all the many pieces of scaffolding that will soon be erected in the front of our building! After unloading all the pieces, the scaffolding crew will begin...

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Devotional Classics in the Commons

DEVOTIONAL CLASSICS IN THE COMMONS Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 am, Commons Beginning January 8 Our Tuesday morning co-ed small group with Pastor David resumes January 8. We will begin the semester with a study of How to Pray, a collection of essays and reflections by C.S....

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Building Update 12.20.2018

“Oh the weather outside is frightful…” Even though snow has melted and Winston-Salem is drying out from our big weather event last week, we continue to experience the delays to our construction project from the snow! After nearly the wettest fall on record and sitting...

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Building Update 12.13.2018

This week around the church house… As you might imagine, the 14” snowfall made for an interesting week around the church house with our building project! Like every other area around our city, work has stalled or been delayed because of the snow. Everything from the...

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Building Update 11.21.2018

We pause with our regularly-scheduled building updates to recognize all the leaders whose tireless efforts over the last five years have led us to this hinge moment in the life of our church. Among them, these leaders have served on the Special Committee on Facilities...

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Building Update 11.15.2018

This week around the church house… At long last, the temporary boiler is putting out heat in our building! We are so grateful for all who worked tirelessly to ensure we are safe, dry, and warm in the church house. In this rainy, rainy week, all the exterior work has...

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Building Update 11.8.2018

This week around the church house… The temporary boiler is on site, set up, and inspected, and Piedmont Natural Gas has installed the gas line we’ll need to power it. We anticipate that the installation of the gas meter will come soon -- perhaps this week! Thanks also...

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Senior Adult Holiday Excursion to Pinehurst

Come join the Senior Adults for their annual Holiday Buffet Luncheon to the Pine Crest Inn in Pinehurst on Thursday, November 29.  One of the stops will be Southern Supreme near Bear Creek. We will travel by Black Tie Motor Coach (50 passenger). Cost for the trip is...

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Churchwide Advent Study

Longing and Hope: Journeying Through Advent with the Gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke This Advent, you are invited to participate in a Bible study that examines the human longing and the divine promise that sets the stage for the Gospel stories of Jesus. Hear anew...

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Children & Prayer Partners Advent Workshop

Sunday, December 2 following worship Calling all children, families and their prayer partners! Come join us in Kelly Auditorium to learn more about the special season of Advent. We will have lunch together and participate in exciting stations to learn and grow...

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Building Update 10.25.2018

This week around the church house… Jackhammering on the retaining wall between Buildings B & C and Building A is nearing its end (see photo to the left), and truckloads of dirt are beginning to arrive to backfill the space where the buildings once stood. When...

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Building Update 10.18.2018

This week around the church house… Jackhammering on the retaining wall between Buildings B & C and Building A continued this week! As the back part of our property is reshaped, part of this retaining wall will remain: from five feet below the ground and down. What has...

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Children & Youth Tanglewood Outing

SAVE THE DATE! CHILDREN & YOUTH TRIP TO THE TANGLEWOOD FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS November 25 at 5 pm All children and youth (babies through 12th grade) and families are invited to join us Sunday, November 25, for the annual Festival of Lights at Tanglewood!  We will meet in...

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Building Update 10.11.2018

This week around the church house… As debris removal in the back lot winds down, the folks from Foss Demolition spent several days this week jackhammering part of the retaining wall that connected Buildings B & C to the breezeway. It’s been a loud and rumbly week...

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Building Update 10.4.2018

This week around the church house… Debris removal in the back lot continues, and the crew from Foss Demolition anticipates that this should be completed by the end of next week. Soon, you will begin to see truckloads of dirt coming to begin leveling off this land!    ...

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Helping “Neighbors Beyond Our Walls”

In October, we have several unique opportunities in which our members can engage. From serving the homeless to reaching out to our friends at Forest Park Elementary to providing support to those in eastern NC who have been impacted by Hurricane Florence, we are able...

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Hurricane Relief Efforts

FIRST ON FIFTH PARTNERING WITH NEIGHBOR CHURCHES TO PROVIDE HURRICANE RELIEF Our neighbors across the street, Centenary United Methodist, have organized and issued a call for a supply drive to offer relief to those affected by Hurricane Florence in our region. They...

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Building Update 9.27.2018

Demolition on Buildings B & C has continued fully this week, and as of Wednesday morning, the primary standing structures have been fully pulled down. The demolition crews are hard at work to complete their task, and they continue sorting materials, hauling them away,...

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“A Boundless Home” Preaching Series

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that...

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Fall Film Series

JOIN US FOR THIS THOUGHT-PROVOKING FILM SERIES!   We will explore the theme of "Bold Love and Boundless Compassion" this fall with three powerful films. The screenings will be followed by dialogue and discussion. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. ...

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Building Update 9.20.2018

This week around the church house… Demolition on Buildings B & C continued in earnest, and as of Wednesday night, Building B is completely down. The demolition crew has been sorting materials and beginning to haul them away from our block. Work has begun this morning...

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9.13.18 Building Update

This week around the church house… Bright and early on Tuesday morning, demolition began on Building B! A small crew of FBC members gathered to witness the historic moment, giving thanks for what has been and giving to God what will be. Grading work also began in...

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Jake Hill Expands Role at First on Fifth

We are pleased to announce a job transition for Jake Hill from "Organist" to "Music Associate and Organist". In addition to continuing his role as FBC organist, Jake will give leadership and direction to the children and youth music ministry on Wednesday nights. He...

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September Sermon Series

OUR VISION, GOD'S VISION Inspired by God at work within our people, written by the Special Committee on Facilities and Mission, and unanimously affirmed by the congregation in March, our church's new vision statement tells a story about a people, a place, and a...

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Building Update 8.30.2018

This week around the church house… Work on the ‘bridges’ that connect Building A with Buildings B & C continued in earnest this week! The demo crew is on track to be completed with this part of the project by the end of the week.   The ramp you saw last week outside...

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Wednesday Fellowship Meals

For years, churches like ours have grappled with the growing reality that Wednesday night fellowship -- once a one-stop shop for fellowship, prayer, musical training, and discipleship for all ages -- struggles to continue providing for all these needs in this specific...

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Building Update 8.23.2018

This week around the church house… On Wednesday night, the congregation heard a presentation from Gary Knight, chair of the Special Committee on Facilities and Mission, related to the receipt of the Guaranteed Maximum Price for Phase One of our project. That number is...

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Building Update 8.16.18

This week around the church house… Interior demolition work on Buildings B & C is nearing an end! This week saw the removal of several of our treasured windows in and around the chapel, which have been saved for our future repurposing. Starting on Monday, demolition...

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Building Update 8.9.2018

This week around the church house… The crew from Foss Demolition has been hard at work these past few weeks, abating whatever asbestos they find inside and removing any fixtures and finishes (sinks, ceiling tiles, flooring, windows, etc.), all to prepare Buildings B &...

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Building Update 8.2.2018

Accessing Our Church House During Demolition By now you know that the entirety of our back parking lot will be closed off for the duration of asbestos abatement and demolition of Buildings B & C, a period of time to last a total of 10-12 weeks. As such and after...

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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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