We believe it’s important to look outside our church walls to see what God is calling us to do. As we respond to our call to love our neighbors, we reach out to our community in a number of ways:

Downtown Initiative

Tempe First UMC sits in the middle of a vibrant and growing downtown area. As new residential condos go up in downtown Tempe, our church will once again be a neighborhood church for many people. As we consider the future of our congregation, Tempe First UMC is committed to reaching out to our new neighbors, and to finding ways to be an active, vibrant, and meaningful part of the downtown community.

If you are interested in helping us to develop a stronger presence downtown, please do let us know. We would love to hear from you.

Habitat for Humanity

Our church is actively involved in Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical Christian group that works to provide decent, affordable housing for all people. Works teams from our church helped fund and build two homes as part of the “Mighty Methodist Habitat Coalition” this past year. Build dates are announced periodically and you are invited to help us construct the next home!