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 20 September, 2018 by Pastor Keith Ritchie
Earn. Save. Give.

Our Church Council meets this evening, and I look forward to our time together. As members of Council have met this year, we have been discussing the book, "The New Adapters." This book, by United Methodist pastor Jacob Armstrong, shares ideas for ministering in new ways and more effectively in our ministry setting. I look forward to our conversation and to sharing in ministry suggested by "The New Adapters," namely: going to pray for those in our neighborhood.

I share this because before the Council Meeting, we will go across the street and pray for the work of the Harvest Foundation. You may know that Harvest recently moved, so this is a great opportunity to lift this Foundation to God in prayer. We have, in recent years, engaged in a ministry of prayer walks, but this will be the first time the Council has gone outside to offer the witness of prayer. This will not be the last time, and I am grateful for this opportunity to respond to God nudging us to go to the places in our neighborhood so as to remember these neighbors in prayer.

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Video Shown : Worship Service September 16, 2018
Date Created : 16 September, 2018
Description : Sermon: "If the Rich Can't Be Saved, Then Who Can Be?" by Rev. Keith Ritchie