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 22 February, 2018 by Pastor Keith Ritchie
Incomplete Confession

As we worship Sunday we hear Jesus ask his disciples who they believe he is. Peter answers, "You are the Christ" (Mark 8:27-38.)  His confession is correct-but incomplete. We deal with this "incomplete confession" as we worship. Along with this word proclaimed at 11am, the Chancel Choir will sing, "If Thou Suffer God to Guide Thee." We remain blessed by and grateful for the leadership of Corky Corcoran and Beth Chapman, along with Jill Gardner at the organ.

In our time of worship, we also celebrate as we receive new members - Greg, Sarah, and Allen Crom - at the 8:45 service. I am grateful to share in ministry with the Croms and grateful for the new life God gives to his church. Finally, Ray Harm, our Finance Chair, will share a brief stewardship report. Remembering we have shared in many conversations regarding revenue, expenses, and budgets at the church for over a year, we believe this to be a good time to report how we at the church have responded to these financial matters. I am grateful for Ray's leadership and look forward to his report within this setting of worship.

Latest Video

Video Shown : Worship Service February 18, 2018
Date Created : 18 February, 2018
Description : Sermon: "He Descended to the Dead" by Rev. Keith Ritchie