We have entered the Advent season of the Christian year.  This is
the beginning of the liturgical year in our worship together.  As we
begin to live into the Christian story, allowing it to intersect, embrace
and challenge our lives to live as Christians in the world, we start
with focusing on the coming of God into our lives--preparing, making
room, opening our lives to God.  In Advent we particularly celebrate
the first coming of God to us in Christ in the birth of Jesus in
Bethlehem, preparing for Christmas.  We also focus on the Second
Coming of Christ as history moves to its conclusion and God comes
to us as judge of the living and the dead.  We also note the various
ways and guises God comes to us in our daily lives.  We look
forward to our Sunday worship together in both our early service
and our later service.  Also, begin to plan to participate in our
Christmas Eve Candle Light services at both 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
TO ALL OUR FRIENDS IN WETZEL COUNTY:  If you are looking for
a faith community in which you can grow in your relationship with
God and participate in the rhythm of transformation in prayer and
doing justice, in learning the way of discipleship and then living in
that way in our community, we invite you to join us in this journey.  
You will be warmly welcomed.
Rev. Dr. Victor L. Hunter
Pastor, First Christian Church
We gather for Worship and Communion on
  • 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service  
  • 10:45 a.m.  Traditional Service  
  • Combined services periodically - check our
    calendar for details

Children's Sunday School, for younger children, is
offered during these services, but young children are
also welcome in the worship gathering with their
parents, and a mid-week
First Friends group for
elementary students builds on those foundations.  
Youth Groups for Middle-school ("ChiRho") and
High-school ("Christian Youth Fellowship") meet
regularly.  Contact the church office for current
Other gatherings, engaging the lives of people of
all walks of life and of all ages are offered throughout
the week.  Check our current calendar or contact the
church office for details.
First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)                 
521 Maple Avenue
New Martinsville, WV  26155
Contemporary Worship 9:00am
Traditional Service 10:45am
Photo by:  John Running
organizations serving human need,
offer faith and healing love.
participating in the Actively supporting
and life of the Christian Church (Disciples
of Christ) in West Virginia and partner
ministries in the region to bring new hope
and wholeness to God's children in
Joining with other Disciples and
Christians of many traditions in the
work of God's reconciling and
redeeming love through missional
giving and labors.
"A Pretty Good Church"
We invite you to come and get to know us

2016 Disciples
Men's Retreat
Oct. 2-4
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You can now get recordings of sermons you have missed or would like to share with someone. The
$1.00 per CD (to cover the cost of CD). To place your order please click link below:
NMFCC Sermon Recording Request Form

2016 Disciples
Women's Spiritual
Life Retreat Aug.
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There have been those in our congregation that have expressed a desire to help with our funeral
dinners. If you would like to opportunity to prepare a dish or help serve, please sign the sheet across
Funeral Dinners
Vacation Bible School Page Update
The VBS page has been updated with links to years past pages including videos of that years VBS.You
can access the page by clicking th tab in the menu bar or
Greetings From Pastor Hunter
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Victor L. Hunter                       Secretary: Orvella Neff                        Website Design: Patrick Norton
Support Groups
Wednesdays at 1:00pm ~ Disciples Center For Human Wholeness ~ 515 Maple Ave., New Martinsville, WV
New Constitution & By-Laws Up For Review
Click on the links below to view and download. There are 2
versions of each available. Microsoft Word Doc or PDF.

Constitution (Word)
By-Laws (Word)

Constitution (PDF)
By-Laws (PDF)
Our Sunday Night Bible Study meets each Sunday evening in our Fellowship Hall. We are doing group
Bible study in which everyone is incited to participate in the transformational study of getting in touch with
and listening to the stories in scripture and the stories of our own lives. Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m.