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 13 December, 2018 by Pastor Keith Ritchie
Upcoming Advent Events

While I can enjoy a "day off" as much as anyone, I did miss being in worship with you last Sunday. I had been excited to see the children of FUMC share their gifts in worship with their offering of Christmas Around the World. Also, I am grateful for the gift of the season of Advent and am sad not to worship during one of the four Sundays of this season. Finally, I know it a great blessing to worship with you and with all who are in the community of faith that is First UMC. The more I share in this worship with you, the more I know there is nothing that can substitute for this. So I am excited to be with you this Sunday, to be blessed and inspired by the gifts of the children as they present Christmas around the World.

I remind you of another worship opportunity on Thursday evening, December 20th. At 6pm that evening in the chapel, we will again host a "Blue Christmas" service. This service is sensitive to the fact that this season provides occasion not only for joy, but also for sadness and the experience of loss. So "Blue Christmas" invites us to know the comfort of God and the reminder that even in darkness and loss, we are not alone. All are invited to this service. Bonnylee Witt, Director of Pastoral Care at SOVAH Health, will help lead this service.

Latest Video

Video Shown : Worship Service December 2, 2018
Date Created : 2 December, 2018
Description : Sermon: "Living in the In-Between Time" by Rev. Keith Ritchie