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We are glad you are considering visiting First Baptist Church on Fifth! Below is some helpful information for questions you may have before your first visit. If you have more questions, please feel free to contact us.

What are your beliefs?

Our congregation is made up of individuals from many walks of life, hence our beliefs are rather diverse. Generally speaking, however, our beliefs section may provide some insight.

Parking/Building Information
Accessing Our Church House During Demolition
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 of the two bridges that connect Buildings B & C to Building A over the breezeway will begin! This is a necessary first step before the full buildings can come down. This type of demolition is mostly hand-done and will take place slowly throughout the week. During this time, breezeway access will be limited. There will be no access to the breezeway doors during the week, but we will have access to the breezeway doors on Sundays. Should you come to the church house during the week, you will need to enter into the building from the Spruce Street door between the Baraca Room and Kelly Auditorium.
  •  The Spruce Street-side parking spot right up against the building next to the dumpster is available as a drop-off spot for those who need ease of access to the building. Should you be transporting someone with mobility challenges to FBC on a Sunday morning, please pull in here to do so.
  •  The Deacons and staff are working hard to create permanent signage that will offer an easy indication of entry points into the building, parking around the property, and internal and external wayfinding throughout. Until then, temporary signs should offer clarity as you and our guests move around the building. Please notify a church staff member if you have questions!
Finally, inside the building, you’ll notice that all the one-seater restrooms in Building A are now available for anyone to use. Should you be looking for these facilities, there are two on the ground floor, one on the second floor, and two on the third floor. Two toilets for women’s use only remain just outside the Bridal Suite on the ground floor. Within a few months, we will be adding three more of these family  restrooms with handicapped accessibility, two in the Sanctuary narthex and one more on the second floor.
Thank you for your continued flexibility as we navigate this season of construction together!

Should you visit the church house for worship on Sundays or during the week, parking for the congregation is available in the following locations on or around our block:

  • The parking lot of the John 3:16 building at the corner of 6th and Poplar (anytime)
  • The Winston-Salem Journal parking lot and adjacent gravel lot at the corner of 5th and Spruce (Sundays)
  • Street parking at meters on 5th Street and Spruce Streets (anytime)
  • Street parking on Poplar Street (Sundays)

Within a block or two of the church are several parking garages and other surface lot options should you need them. If you do not experience mobility challenges and have the capacity to park farther away during this time of disruption, please do so!

Where are you located?

We are located at 501 West Fifth Street between Spruce and Poplar in downtown Winston-Salem. Click here to see a map of our location.

Do you offer childcare during other church events?

As a general rule, childcare is provided for all church-wide events, including Sunday morning, Wednesday evening, and special events such as Feast of Carols and Service of Healing. With the exception of Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, we always ask parents to reserve childcare so that we can plan appropriately. Reservations should be made at least two days ahead, so for a Sunday evening event, parents would be asked to reserve by Friday. Contact the church office at 336.722.2558 or email amcclure@firstonfifth.org to make a reservation.

Do you offer small group Bible study?

Yes, there are Bible study opportunities for all ages on Sunday mornings beginning at 9:15am, as well as opportunities during the week.

What time is worship?

Our Sunday schedule is 9:15am Bible Study for all ages followed by 10:30am worship in the Sanctuary.

Do you offer childcare during worship services?

Yes. Childcare is available during Bible study, fellowship time, and worship on Sunday mornings for infants and preschoolers. Parents may drop off children as early as 15 minutes prior to the start of Bible study. For more information, please contact Amy McClure, Associate Pastor Children, Senior Adults, Pastoral Care, at amcclure@firstonfifth.org.

Is there a "dress code" for Sunday morning worship?

No. We welcome casual or “Sunday dress” attire, so come as you are and you are welcome here!

Is there elevator access in the church?

Yes, there are several clearly marked elevators in our buildings.

How can I become a member?

There are several ways you can become a member of First Baptist Church on Fifth. Read more about joining the church here.

Have more questions about First on Fifth? Please feel free to contact us and we will try our best to get you the information you need.

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How to Join

 

First Baptist Church on Fifth welcomes all people who affirm Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to join us on our journey of proclaiming God’s Kingdom in our city and world. Membership is a way of publicly partnering with our community of faith. Here are ways to become a member at First Baptist Church on Fifth:

 

Profession of Faith
…decides to follow Jesus and will be baptized to demonstrate his/her commitment.

 

Transfer of Membership
…desires to become a member from another Baptist church.

 

Statement of Faith
…desires to become a member from a non-Baptist church. (e.g., Methodist or Presbyterian)

 

Rededication
…has previously made a profession of faith and now seeks a deeper dimension in living for God.

 

Watchcare
…treated as a member, but does not actually move membership from home church. No voting rights. (e.g., college student)

If you’d like more general information about the church, read our FAQs.

 

 

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