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!

We Now Have a Podcast!

We've created a new podcast! In addition to watching our worship services on our YouTube channel, you can listen to them too.

To subscribe, search "First United Methodist Martinsville Virginia" on your favorite podcast app, or you can subscribe directly by entering our podcast RSS feed address, https://anchor.fm/s/4890644/podcast/rss, into your podcast app.

From Our Pastor

Posted on 12 July, 2018 by Pastor Keith Ritchie
Rolling River Rampage

This year's Vacation Bible School, "Rolling River Rampage," is about to begin! This week of VBS, which promises "the ride of a lifetime with God," begins Monday morning and lasts all of next week. More than one hundred children, plus a great host of volunteers, will fill the Uptown Ministry Center. If you have not yet seen the pictures of the Ministry Center as it is being prepared for VBS, I encourage you to go to the church Facebook page and see the Ministry Center in all its VBS glory! For our weekly staff meeting, we met in the Ministry Center and prayed over the ministry of VBS. I hope you have been praying for this ministry as well and will continue to do so. As you do so, remember the theme verse for this year's VBS: "when you pass through the waters I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you..."

I thank you for your response to the church's efforts work with Piedmont Community Services following a recent fire at PCS apartments. Many of you have responded with financial help; many of you have volunteered to prepare meals for about forty displaced residents of these apartments. I remind you there is still opportunity to help prepare meals for the next two weeks. This is done in conjunction with the Lunch Bunch ministry each Tuesday and Thursday morning. These meals are prepared in to-go boxes which are then picked up by PCS and delivered to the apartment residents. As recovery from this fire is envisioned to take many months, keep these neighbors in prayer and be open to those ways in which God may be calling us to minister to these neighbors.

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Video Shown : Worship Service July 8, 2018
Date Created : 8 July, 2018
Description : Sermon: "If at First You Don't Succeed..." by Rev. Keith Ritchie