Putting God’s Love for the world into action

Sundays at 9:30 a.m.


We value the health and safety of our community, especially those most vulnerable to COVID-19. As a result, we will not be having church in person until further notice. We are working on ways to continue reaching out to one another during this unprecedented time. Even though we are not meeting in the church building, we continue to be the church every time we reach out to our neighbors and practice kindness.

Tempe First is a United Methodist church located in downtown Tempe, near ASU.  We are a diverse community called to SHARE compassion; NURTURE faith; CELEBRATE diversity; BUILD community; and INSPIRE hope, strength and courage.

Welcome to Tempe First UMC!

Whether you are visiting for the first time or a long-time member, together we worship, serve our community, strengthen our faith, and grow together in God’s love. You are welcome here.


Weekly email announcements as of 5/9/2021:

  • Zoom Sunday Service @9:30am (Mother’s Day)
  • Zoom Coffee with Pastor Rosemary Saturdays @8:30am 
  • Our new Sr. Pastor
  • Men’s Bible Study 9am Tuesdays
  • 2021 Annual Conference Mission Project: STUDENT HUNGER
  • Fort Apache Mission Project 6/26-7/2
  • Upcoming Group Events at Tempe First
  • UMOM Scavenger Hunt report
  • Save the Date: Memorial Day Walk Thru
  • Digital Ministry Celebrates

If you do not receive the weekly email, please contact [email protected] for more information.

2021 Lenten Book Study "Embracing the Uncertain"

Join Pastor Rosemary for seven weeks of Lenten study “Embracing the Uncertain”

Pastor Kelly Bender Obituary

You can read Pastor Kelly’s obituary at the following link: https://www.cozine.com/obituary/Kelly-Bender

While we are unable to meet in person, watch this space for new devotionals and lessons sharing God’s love. You can see the whole list from here or from Media > Videos in the menu bar at the top of the page.