Sunday Worship

Early Service: 8:45 AM
Sunday School: 10:00 AM
Worship Service: 11:00 AM


We're located at 146 East Main Street in Martinsville, Virginia. For a map and driving directions, go to our Location Page.

For almost 185 years, First United Methodist Church of Martinsville has remained faithful to the Word of God, proclaiming His greatness through worship, scripture study, and Christian action. These three basic ministry fields lie at the core of the numerous and diverse programs offered by our church. From study and fellowship in small groups to service on foreign missions, our church has something to offer everyone. 

Centrally located at the corners of East Church Street and Lester Street in Uptown Martinsville, First Church is easily accessible from all parts of Martinsville and Henry County. Check our Location Page for customizable driving directions.

Come and worship with us this Sunday!

From Our Pastor

Posted on 11 October, 2018 by Pastor Keith Ritchie
October Planning

I mention as we worship this Sunday that I really had not planned on spending time with the book of Job in worship. However, as I discovered the 23rd Chapter of Job to be scripture assigned to this Sunday, I realized there are those times we need to spend with Job. Job, we remember, is a righteous man who loses everything and suffers terribly, all the while wondering "why" and wondering where God is to be found as he suffers. Though not the happiest of scriptures, this is a powerful word which we are all called to embrace from time to time - including this Sunday.

As we approach worship this Sunday, we also plan for worship through October, especially for October 28. At the 11am service on the 28th, we celebrate "Children's Sabbath." This is a time of worship in which children's ministries - puppets and choirs - provide leadership, and the children of the church proclaim scripture and other words of faith. I am excited as we anticipate this time of worship and celebrate the gifts of these children. Please keep the children, their families, and church leadership in prayer as they prepare to lead worship on October 28.

Latest Video

Video Shown : Worship Service October 7, 2018
Date Created : 7 October, 2018
Description : Sermon: "God Gave" by Rev. Keith Ritchie