Sunday Worship

Early Service: 8:45 AM (held in the Chapel)
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 21 July, 2017 by Pastor Keith Ritchie
Our Presence in the Community

I trust you are remembering the youth of First Church and their leadership as they serve in mission this week in Copper Hill, Tennessee. I spoke with Paula last night. She sounded excited about having a wonderful week with the youth of First Church and other youth who are working at the same mission site. Along with work on homes and other projects (pictures on church Facebook site), they are enjoying powerful times of worship and some fun recreational time. Remember them in prayer as they share in continued mission until their return on Saturday.

A week ago, we received the tragic news of a murder just a block away from First Church. As part of the investigation of a disappearance which tragically ended with the discovery of a body, local police searched church property. Some of us knew the victim, Karen Likens, as she worked at Rania's restaurant. I contacted Rania's to offer any help we could as the church; I certainly respect the family's request for privacy at this time. With you, I remember Karen's family and friends and co-workers at this time.

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Video Shown : Worship Service July 16, 2017
Date Created : 16 July, 2017
Description : Sermon: "Reckless Gardening" by Rev. Keith Ritchie