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  Welcome to Otterbein United Methodist Church

549 N. Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV 25404


Pastor Mark C. Mooney


Come Worship with Us

8:30 Contemporary Worship

9:30 Sunday School for all ages

10:50 Traditional Worship

 Unity Services-10:50AM December 18th, 25th, and Jan. 1st

Praise and Worship 8:30 AM will resume January 8th

December 4th:  2nd Sunday of Advent, Communion

December 11th:  3rd Sunday of Advent

December 18th:  4th Sunday of Advent

Christmas Cantata and Children's Skit

December 24th:  Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 7PM

December 25th:  Christmas Unity Service-no Sunday School

January 1st:  New Years Day Unity Service

Youth/Congregational Caroling-Cookie Night at OUMC on

 December 18th.

 We will meet at 4:00 PM in the church basement to decorate


Decorated cookies will be delivered to shut ins.

 Come and join us as we share holiday joy and the spirit of Christmas

 with others. 



    Otterbein United Methodist Church in Martinsburg dates from 1867 when the United Brethren Society built "Otterbein Chapel" which is located on Pennsylvania Avenue at the northeast corner of the church parking lot. This building is now the Martinsburg Apostolic Church. In 1946, the church became known as Martinsburg First Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968, with the merger of the Evangelical United Brethren and the Methodist Church, the name was changed to Otterbein United Methodist Church.

     The present Otterbein building was completed in 1912, and is a brick, Roman Gothic design. A bell tower extends from the southwest corner of the building and contains an 1835 pound church bell which is rung each Sunday morning. The educational building was built in 1951.

    Otterbein's sanctuary holds about 550 people on two levels. Originally, the balconies were used for Sunday School classes, the pastor's study was to the right of the pulpit, and other classes were located in a large basement. The sanctuary was renovated in 1980 and a small chapel was created behind the east wall. Other improvements were made in 1989.

    The stained glass windows were created by the Pittsburgh Art Glass Co. and are original to the 1912 building. The rose window over the pulpit was a gift of the Ladies Aid Society of the church. The west balcony window of the Good Shepherd was a gift of the Sewing Circle. The south balcony window of the Blessing Savior was given by the Young People's Christian Endeavor Society.

     Otterbein's Organ was originally crafted by the Moller Organ Co. of Hagerstown, MD in 1922. It was rebuilt in 1980 and upgraded from 9 to 13 ranks. There are a total of 812 pipes, ranging in size from 5/8" to 16'. The two manual consoles control three divisions - Great Organ, Swell Organ, and Pedal Organ - with 13 adjustable combination pistons and a full complement of couplers.

     Otterbein's congregation comes from throughout the Berkeley-Jefferson County area and is a mix of young families and long-time members. We are an active, friendly congregation with many programs for all ages.

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