As we move through the Easter season toward the celebration of
Pentecost in June (the birthday of the church), we at First Christian
are moving into a time of transition and into the "Search and Call
Process" for calling a new pastor to our congregation.  The time has
come for my retirement from pastoral ministry and for leaving this
beloved congregation.

I want all of you to know that this is a wonderful congregation and
there are exciting days and years ahead for its ministry in this
community and beyond.  The calling of a new pastor points us
toward a vibrant and faithful future for a growing and loving
congregation of faith, worship, outreach, and ministry.  Wonderful
new opportunities will be coming our way.

As we move through this transition time all services and ministries
will continue and there remains an open invitation for anyone to visit
our congregation, become acquainted, and to consider becoming a
part of a congregation where you can "care for yourself while caring
for others.  I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you in
these coming weeks as our sermons will be reflecting on the
importance of various transition times in our lives.

Hope to see you Sunday!
Rev. Dr. Victor L. Hunter
Pastor, First Christian Church
We gather for Worship and Communion on Sunday:
  • 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
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
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participating in the Actively
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Christ) in West Virginia and
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Joining with other Disciples
and Christians of many
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"A Pretty Good Church"
We invite you to come and get to know us

2016 Disciples
Men's Retreat
Oct. 2-4
Click for more Info
We remember our members who cannot
worship with us as often as they would
like.  Please pray for their encouragement
and well being: Anna Lee Emch, Eddie
Green, Don and Shirley Hyer, Junior
Ingold, Helen Loy, Dorothy McDougal,
Lloyd Miller, Sue Morris, Bob Myers, Scott
Richter, Ruth Stine, and Barbara Yoho,
Everett McDougal, Danny Ross, Rose
Dolan, Margaret Null, and Martha Moser.  
We are happy when they can join us but
want them to know they are not forgotten
when they can't.

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 the 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 the 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

  • First Light A Support program designed for individuals (confidential and supportive) considering
    and seeking entering into a program of addiction retreatment.
  • Gabriel Project Meeting babies and young families needs for support, diapers, clothes and baby
    care product, including cribs and car seats.
  • Support Group for Families Dealing with Addiction Meets the second and fourth Mondays of
    each month at 6:00pm.
  • Mental Health Support Groups
  • Senior Access Point
  • Depression and Anxiety Wednesdays at 1:00pm ~ Disciples Center For Human Wholeness ~
    515 Maple Ave., New Martinsville, WV
Vacation Bible School 2017- Maker Fun Factory
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
Monday June 19th - Friday June 23rd

New Martinsville First Christian Church
521 Maple Street, New Martinsville, WV 26155

For more information Visit
VBS Page