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!

Download our Lenten Devotional, Works of HeART, featuring
photos and artwork created by our congregation and scripture
from the Gospel of John for meditation during the Lenten season.

From Our Pastor

Posted on 23 March, 2017 by Pastor Keith Ritchie
Easter Week Events

As we worship this Sunday, scripture from John chapter 9 is before us. In this scripture, Jesus heals a man who has been blind all his life. While we believe this is reason to celebrate, we find this healing miracle brings only trouble to the one who is healed. Many thanks to Doris Falls for her wonderful artwork capturing this story as found in our Lenten Devotional.

As the Worship Committee of the church meets this afternoon, we will speak to the services yet before us in this season of Lent. These are powerful and inspiring services; I pray you plan to take part in them. Palm Sunday is April 9th and both Children's Choirs will sing at 11am. That afternoon, the Chancel Choir, accompanied by a chamber ensemble from the Roanoke Symphony, will present John Rutter's Requiem. April 13th is Maundy Thursday, so we will remember Jesus' Last Supper as we worship. On April 14th, Good Friday, we will share in the Good Friday "Crosswalk" with Wesley Memorial UMC at noon. We will also host a service in our sanctuary at 7pm that evening. On Easter morning, we will hold a sunrise service in the front of the church at 7am, then worship the risen Christ in the sanctuary at 11am.

Latest Video

Video Shown : Worship Service March 19, 2017
Date Created : 19 March, 2017
Description : Sermon: "A Stone's Throw" by Rev. Keith Ritchie