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.


The email blast for August 2nd included the following items:

  • Have bread and juice ready for Communion the first Sunday of the month.
  • Zoom Coffee with Pastor Rosemary Saturdays @8:30am
  • Zoom Worship Service Sunday @9:30am
  • Tuesdays at 9am join Pastor Kelly and Charlie in a men’s bible study.
  • Book Discussion with Pastor Rosemary reading of The Book of Joy Sundays at 1pm.
  • Dale Merriam’s new book is available to check out in the Tempe First Library.

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

Welcome Back College Students

Tempe First welcomes college students to join us for worship on Sunday mornings. College students participate in all aspects of our church life, including in worship leadership and leadership in church committees. Tempe First is surrounded by Arizona State University; our campus is a short walk from on campus housing.

 In addition, Tempe First also has an active ministry specifically for college students.  In order to minimize the spread of COVID in our community, campus ministry meetings will be online via Zoom for the Fall 2020 semester.  Our college aged students meet Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM for fellowship and to be in dialogue with one another regarding our Christian faith.  We also host regular online game nights so we can hang out and have fun together. For the fall 2020 semester, first time attendees will receive a gift certificate to a local restaurant!

For further information or to obtain the Zoom link for these gatherings, please contact our Pastor Jamie at [email protected].

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.