First Christian Church Martinsville is a caring congregation, joined together in love and faith, serving God by serving the community.
This means we:
By acknowledging the spiritual worthiness of all, we will encourage deepening relationships with Christ, one another, and our diverse world, revealing the joy of God’s love.
What To Expect When You Visit
Our “traditional” worship service is held in the main sanctuary; and runs about an hour. In this style of service you will find we worship through traditional hymns, wonderful organ music, choral arrangements, and bell choir specials.
Our “blended” service is held in our main sanctuary and runs about an hour. This style of worship is less formal and features more contemporary praise music. Worship is led by our praise team of singers accompanied by piano, flute, drums, and guitar.
What Should I Wear?
Please feel free to wear whatever is comfortable for you. Some come to church in jeans and running shoes, while others wear a suit and tie, or business casual. There is no dress code for any of our services.
When Should I Arrive?
Come a little bit early if you can. We will have the coffee pot on—feel free to take your cup into the service with you.
We have handicapped parking and an elevator in the rear of the church.
How will my children worship?
Typically, children attend the beginning of the worship service in the main sanctuary. After a brief children’s sermon where the kids are invited up to the chancel with the speaker, the children ages 4- third grade are dismissed to their Children Worship and Wonder.
Sunday school class is held from 10:40 – 11:45 a.m. Sunday mornings.
For babies and toddlers, we offer a fully staffed nursery during our Sunday morning worship.
- Special activities are planned throughout the year.
Discover how your children can get involved at FCC
For more information about the available programs for children at FCC, please contact the Church Office at email@example.com
Is There Adult Sunday School?
Our Adult Christian Education classes promote spiritual enrichment that is Biblically based. It encourages all to draw nearer to the Lord so that we may better serve Him in our daily lives. Seasonal classes are offered around the churches calendar. Groups like the Women’s Bible Study, and Emmaus Reunion Group stay steady all year long. Be sure to ask when you visit us to see what is being offered now.
Who We Are
First Christian Church of Martinsville is part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a denomination of more than 3500 congregations across the United States and Canada.
We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.
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CHRIST We believe that God has been made known in Jesus Christ. To be a Christian is to follow Jesus in all that we say and do.
UNITY We practice unity and inclusion at the Lord’s Table for the sake of mission and for the sake of the world as the one family of God. Most Disciples congregations do this by celebrating communion every Sunday. This is why we use the chalice as our logo.
BAPTISM We practice believer’s baptism by immersion. Baptism is the basis of membership in the Church and also a mark that every person is called to serve God—the ideas of a “priesthood of all believers.”
FAITH We honor our heritage as a movement of Christian unity by partnering with other faith communities to work for bringing about wholeness—healing and justice—in the world. This is what it means to be “ecumenical.”
SCRIPTURE We are called to study and read scripture for ourselves. Rather than having tests of faith and creedal statements, we critically and thoughtfully study scripture, taking into account the historical and cultural context in which it was written.
COVENANT We also honor the heritage of Christian unity by staying together in covenant as a witness to the world that even when we disagree we can still make room, welcoming all to the table as Christ has welcomed us. Our spiritual ancestors were fond of saying “unity, not uniformity.”
MISSION We move to answer God’s call for justice particularly in the area of care for the earth, the challenges for women and children, poverty and hunger and immigration. We seek to do this work in cooperation with other people of faith. Some say we “get dirty for Jesus” as a way of conveying the hands-on mission orientation of many of our faith communities.