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 9 August, 2018 by Pastor Keith Ritchie
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I don't know how you feel about giving and receiving advice, but there is advice before us in worship this Sunday. It is advice, or perhaps we can call it instruction, as found in Ephesians 4. Such "advice" is given to the early church, advice as to what their lives should look like now that they believe in Jesus. As local schools are now in session or soon will be in session, we will remember students and teachers with a back to school prayer. (On August 26th, we will "Bless the Backpacks" at both services of worship.) Also, at the 11am service, the Chancel Choir will offer again a choral introit and choral benediction. I am sure you are grateful as I am that our Director of Music Ministries, Jill Gardner, has added these musical pieces to the service of worship at 11am.

I hope you are remembering in prayer those displaced by a recent fire at the Piedmont Community Services apartments. I thank all of you who have volunteered for the past several weeks to prepare lunches for these displaced neighbors. We started by preparing forty lunches each Tuesday and Thursday; over time, the number has decreased to twelve. We are grateful that these neighbors are finding new places of residence, and we daily remember them, as well as employees of Piedmont Community Services, in prayer.

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Video Shown : Worship Service August 5, 2018
Date Created : 5 August, 2018
Description : Sermon: "This Is the Work of God..." by Rev. Keith Ritchie