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 19 October, 2018 by Pastor Keith Ritchie
Charge Conference

Janine Howard, the Danville District Superintendent, will preside at both the Danville District Conference and the First UMC Charge Conference on Saturday morning. These Conferences are to take place at Fairview UMC in Danville from 9:30am - 12:00 noon. As part of this time together, Martha Stokes, a delegate to the called General Conference next February, will give an update on preparations for this General Conference. Our District Superintendent and other clergy will also provide resources for ministry. I will be attending and invite you to attend as well.

The conflict between these conferences and the ministries of the First UMC Food Bank and Clothes Closet this Saturday is unfortunate. These ministries occurring the third Saturday of every month are at the heart of the ministries of this church and I thank you for making these ministries happen. I will miss being with you as you carry out these ministries by which we serve God as we serve our neighbors.

Latest Video

Video Shown : Worship Service October 14, 2018
Date Created : 14 October, 2018
Description : Sermon: "When God Seems Far Away" by Rev. Keith Ritchie