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 8 November, 2018 by Pastor Keith Ritchie
Caring for the Community

This past Saturday, for the third consecutive year, First UMC hosted the Martinsville Community Care Collaborative. The event was different this year, in that the upper, unfinished area of the Uptown Ministry Center was cleaned so as to provide space for dental and medical care in that area.

I thank all who volunteered to help clients find their way from one service to another during this event. I thank all of you who provided food for the volunteers, students, and clinicians who served throughout the day. And I thank all of you for your prayers and gifts that made such an ambitious, far-reaching ministry possible. As your pastor, I find great reward in serving those in this community - and beyond - who have need. I also find great blessing in working in partnership with other clergy and service agencies in this community, along with leaders and students from Liberty and Averett Universities. Again, your prayers and your gifts make it possible for such ministry to be provided.

Latest Video

Video Shown : Worship Service November 4, 2018
Date Created : 4 November, 2018
Description : Sermon: "Surrounded By So Great a Cloud of Witnesses" by Rev. Keith Ritchie