Welcome Pastor David Ballinger

Pastor David Ballinger is our new pastor as of July 12. You will enjoy meeting and getting acquainted with Pastor Dave and his wife Laura who will be serving alongside in weeks and months  to come. His preaching is clear, relatable, biblical, passionate, and challenging. Please continue to pray for our pastor and for the[…]

Pastors Retiring

Pastors last Sunday will be this Sunday, June 28, 2020.

In-person Service on May 10

Part of Governor Holcomb’s “Back on Track” announcement last Friday includes provisions for churches to resume in-person worship beginning this coming weekend, May 10, though with serious limitations. All of us are seeking the right balance between staying safe and going about our daily lives. Accordingly, we will follow the guidelines closely and take all[…]

Maundy Thursday Worship

Here is a service you can use in your home for Maundy Thursday, the night we recall and remember the Last Supper Jesus shared with his disciples in the Upper Room. You can read the account of those events in Matthew 26.17-30 and also in John 13. Since we are unable to gather in the[…]

We Will Overcome As I write for this month’s newsletter devotional, we are in the throes of coping with the Covid-19 virus outbreak. Just as I had begun thinking we had made it through a mild winter without missing any Sundays for bad weather, we are now facing a month or more of cancelling worship[…]

Pastor’s Message about worship tomorrow, March 15 We will be having worship tomorrow at 9 am. However, I have gone back and forth this week about what would be best in light of the Covid-19 virus situation, and have asked for advice from some of our health professionals, from our church and conference leaders, and[…]

Ash Wednesday Service, 6:30, Feb. 26

Join us for an Ash Wednesday service this week from 6:30 – 7:00. The service will include the imposition of ashes and communion. Regular Wednesday Bible Study follows. All are welcome.

Christmas Eve

Join us for Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 8 pm this coming Tuesday. All are welcome.

Pastors Retiring in June 2020

Pastors’ Retirement and Transition As most of you know, on September 29, Pete Foley, Administrative Council Chair, announced that Pastors Mark and Becky will be retiring at the end of June 2020. Since some of us have never experienced a pastoral change, there may be interest and concern about what happens next. The United Methodist[…]

The UMW is an international group of women whose focus is on women, children, and youth. Our local UMW at Martinsville First UMC meets at 6:30 on the third Monday each month at the church. We would encourage every woman in the church who is interested in helping us with our focus on women, children,[…]