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


Fellowship Dinner, 6:00pm

Latest News

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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