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Shared Fellowship Opportunities

Shared Fellowship Opportunities

There are a number of opportunities in our beloved community to engage in times of fellowship. See below for details on some of the activities which await you! SHARE AN ORNAMENT OR NATIVITY SET FOR OUR ‘GLOBAL GOOD’ ADVENT!This Advent, we will orient our shared...

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Advent & Christmastide: Global Good

Advent & Christmastide: Global Good

The coming of Christ is good for the sake of the world. And yet, our world remains filled with chaos, wracked with suffering, threatened by destruction, and fractured at the very seams that hold the fabric of relationships together. This Advent and Christmastide,...

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Building Update 11.21.2019

Building Update 11.21.2019

Now that the scaffolding around the tower has been removed, crews will be onsite for the next couple of weeks finishing the copper roofing on the front gables and a-frame, as well as the needed tower restoration that couldn’t be accessed because of the location of the...

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Senior Adult Holiday Pinehurst Trip Slated

Senior Adult Holiday Pinehurst Trip Slated

Our senior adults will enjoy their annual holiday trip to Pinehurst on Thursday, December 5.  The group will make stops at the Southern Supreme gift shop on the way down, and at Seagrove pottery on the way back. While in Pinehurst we'll have a buffet lunch with the...

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Called Church Conference is December 8

Called Church Conference is December 8

There will be a called church conference at the end of the worship service on December 8 to vote on the proposed 2020 Ministry Funding Plan and to elect deacons to serve from January 2020 through December 2022. The Ministry Funding Plan has been endorsed by the...

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From Cambodia to Winston-Salem

From Cambodia to Winston-Salem

Welcoming David and Lauren Bass back for a Visit! It is a joy to welcome CBF Field Personnel and mission partners of FBC David and Lauren Bass back to First Baptist on Fifth! On Sunday, November 17, we will share in worship, conversation, and fellowship with David and...

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Building Update 11.7.2019

Building Update 11.7.2019

This week around the church house… Many of you have asked about the recent graffiti on the top of our tower, and how it has been handled. The church got word on Saturday that graffiti had been found atop the tower within reach of the highest level of scaffolding and...

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Building Update 10.31.2019

Building Update 10.31.2019

This week around the church house… If you take a peek at the top of the tower, you’ll be pleasantly surprised that you can now see just a bit! The scaffolding has begun coming down this week, and despite the rainy weather, workers were able to begin removing the...

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Building Update 10.24.2019

Building Update 10.24.2019

This week around the church house… Terra cotta work on the tower has been completed! Due to some rainy weather this week, the scaffolding deconstruction was moved back a week and is set to come down starting Monday, October 28.  Door installation continued this week,...

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Children’s Ministry Tanglewood Visit is November 3

Children’s Ministry Tanglewood Visit is November 3

Children’s Ministry has rescheduled our hayride for Sunday, November 3 at Tanglewood Park.  Our wagon will depart from the Stables parking lot at 4:00 pm sharp!  Since Daylight Savings Time ends that day, we will not stay for a supper picnic; however, anyone who would...

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Building Update 10.17.2019

This week around the church house… The terra cotta replacement pieces are being installed this week and next on the tower! They look fantastic, and the workers are completing this vital piece of the overall project. Starting Monday, October 21, the scaffolding will...

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Fall Festival is October 26!

Fall Festival is October 26!

Please join us on October 26 for our grand FALL FESTIVAL ON FIFTH!   This event will help us welcome our neighbors to our campus in order to celebrate all the fun of the fall season with a trunk or treat, plenty of food and games, a fall "photo booth" perfect for...

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Building Update 10.10.2019

Building Update 10.10.2019

This week around the church house… Many of you are asking when we’ll find completion with the elevator work -- it’s coming soon! Because the city’s elevator inspectors are the ones also inspecting the rides at the Fair, we won’t have our elevator work inspected until...

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Building Update 10.3.2019

Building Update 10.3.2019

This week around the church house… Thank you for all your patience over the past week as we weathered well the electrical shutdown! We are so grateful that all went well without any major hiccups. Once the masonry work on the back of the building is completed, Duke...

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Building Closure September 23-27

Building Closure September 23-27

Don’t forget — this is the week (September 23-27) when our church building will be without electricity while our new transformer, electrical panels, and switchgear are installed and set up! Duke Energy and our friends from Blum have everything ready to go, and our...

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Building Update 9.19.2019

Building Update 9.19.2019

This week around the church house…  Masonry workers have been working this week to repair and prepare to replace damaged brick on the back side of the building. For the duration of the work, both doors that face the parking lot will experience a brief closure, but...

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Building Update 9.12.2019

Building Update 9.12.2019

It is our joy to share with you that the plaster repair work on the Sanctuary ceiling is now complete! Our worshiping community will move back into the Sanctuary this Sunday, September 15! Today's special update is intended to answer questions you may have had about...

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Fall Sermon Series

Fall Sermon Series

Lessons for Living a Life As teacher and guide, Jesus led with his lessons -- teaching disciples and skeptics alike about the kingdom of God and how a life of faith illuminates God’s bold and boundless dream for the world. Throughout the Gospel of Luke, we hear Jesus...

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Building Update 9.5.2019

Building Update 9.5.2019

This week around the church house…   In the Sanctuary, work crews are finishing up their repair this week as we ready the space for reoccupation! Over the last several weeks, you know that each of the heavy ornamental plaster pieces surrounding the dome ceiling...

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Senior Adult Luncheon is September 19

Senior Adult Luncheon is September 19

Thursday, September 19 | 11:30am | Southern Family Restaurant, 4689 Yadkinville Road, Pfafftown All are welcome to join us for lunch at Southern Family Restaurant. Our speaker will be John Railey, Executive Director, The Partnership for Prosperity. John is known to...

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August 25 Fall Kickoff Recap

August 25 Fall Kickoff Recap

Sunday, August 25, was a great time of celebration and anticipation as we announced more about our John 3:16 Innovation for Ministry Grants and shared details about fall faith formation. To see the video so wonderfully produced by our own talented Carlos Mir, click...

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Building Update 8.29.2019

Building Update 8.29.2019

Around the roof and roofline, the copper roofing on the dome will be completed this week! Cornice painting around the roofline will finish this week as well. You may have noticed a number of lifts around the property over the past few weeks! This restoration crew has...

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Fall Kickoff August 25

Fall Kickoff August 25

Join us for our Bold Love + Boundless Compassion Event Sunday, August 25 during the Sunday school hour. We'll have lots of information about our fall faith formation opportunities, updates on the John 3:16 Innovation for Ministry Fund and ways to get involved in our...

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First Films Fall Line Up Announced

First Films Fall Line Up Announced

Join us as our "First Films" features resume on September 6.  Our first movie, "The Music Never Stopped," is a 2011 film based on a true story told in the Oliver Sachs essay "The Last Hippie."  The film follows an estranged father and son reconnecting through a...

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Building Update 8.22.2019

Building Update 8.22.2019

It is a JOY to announce that our back parking lot will be open and ready for cars this Sunday, August 25! It’s been over a year since we’ve been able to park in our back lot, and we are thrilled to begin doing so again this week! Staff and member-greeters will be out...

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Good Neighbor Team Volunteers Needed

Good Neighbor Team Volunteers Needed

The Mission Committee is recruiting a Good Neighbor Team at First Baptist in response to an urgent request from World Relief to support families arriving in the Triad from Congo, Burma and Iran.  We at First on Fifth take seriously our charge to welcome the stranger,...

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Building Update 7.25.2019

Building Update 7.25.2019

This week around the church house… Take a look at the copper panels on our roof! They are stretching wide over the dome on the 5th Street side of the building and shining brightly in the sun. Around the roofline and tower, painting on the cornice work unfolded this...

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First Fellowship Meal August 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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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Mission Priority Celebration Launch is June 2

Mission Priority Celebration Launch is June 2

All are invited to gather in Kelly Auditorium during the Sunday School hour (9:15-10:15am) on June 2 for a celebration launch of our church’s new initiatives around the four priorities for mission and ministry — cultivating the well-being of children, becoming a...

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First Friday Films Resume

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

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

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...

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Building Update 5.16.2019

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

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

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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Building Update 2.21.2019

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

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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Building Update 1.31.2019

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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Winter Preaching Series

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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Building Update 1.3.2019

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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Churchwide Advent Study

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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Building Update 10.4.2018

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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“A Boundless Home” Preaching Series

“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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Jake Hill Expands Role at First on Fifth

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

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 8.23.2018

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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Church Votes to Approve Phase One

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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