Sunday Worship

Early Service: 8:45 AM (held in the Chapel)
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 23 February, 2017 by Pastor Keith Ritchie
Lenten Focus

With worship this Sunday, we begin a series in which we will be guided in worship by the gospel of John. From this Sunday through Easter Day, we will give attention to John's witness, especially to those conversations found only in John. These conversations take place between Jesus and persons such as Nicodemus, the Woman at the Well, the man born blind, Pontius Pilate, and others. It is my prayer that as we share in these conversations, we will discover in a new way the presence of Christ, and will also find ourselves drawn into closer relationship with him. John 1:1-18 is Sunday's scripture.

I am very excited to have as our companion in the season of Lent a Lenten devotional produced by members of First UMC. I believe this to be a unique and inspiring devotional, one featuring artwork and photographs corresponding to each service of worship in Lent, from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day.  This devotional will be handed out on Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. The scripture chosen for that service of worship is John 5:18, with the sermon title, "Do You Want to Be Healed?"  In addition to these services of worship in Lent, I hope you will also take part in other Lenten experiences such as "Creed" on Tuesdays and "Closer" each Thursday evening. (Those of you taking part in "Creed," please be prepared to discuss Lesson One on Tuesday.) I know this is to be a powerful and inspired 40 days of Lent at First UMC.

Latest Video

Video Shown : Worship Service February 19, 2017
Date Created : 19 February, 2017
Description : Sermon: "This Side of Faith" by Rev. Keith Ritchie