Your First Visit With Us

First UMC of Gilbert is on the east side of Cooper Road, in between Elliot and Warner Roads (just south of Madera Parc Drive). The address is 331 S. Cooper Road, Gilbert, Arizona, 85233.

Where do I park?

Parking is available in two lots. The lot at the front of the church is visible from Cooper Road. The lot at the back of the church is closest to the Sunday School classrooms. Enter it by turning east on Madera Parc. Drive East off Cooper Road, and then turn south into the lot after you pass the church.

What will the service be like?

We have two Traditional services at 8:00 am and 9:30 am, with the Chancel Choir and traditional worship. The 11:00 am service has a Contemporary feel, with music from the Praise Band. The 9:30 am service generally has the largest attendance.

Must I be a member of First UMC of Gilbert to partake in Communion?

The Communion table is open to anyone who seeks to respond to Christ’s love… adults and children are welcome. Read more about the United Methodist Church’s stance on Communion.

Is there a dress code at First UMC of Gilbert?

“Mortals look on the outward appearance but the Lord looks on the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)

Wear what makes you comfortable. It is Arizona and it can get hot!  On any given Sunday, given the season and temperature, a range of styles can be viewed… from suits to business casual to shorts.

How early should I arrive for service?

Arriving 10 to 15 minutes prior to the start of service will give you an opportunity to find a parking space, escort children to Sunday School if necessary, and find a seat in the Sanctuary. We also have fellowship in between services in the Activity Center where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack while visiting with friends. The center is open from 9:00 am – 9:30 am and from 10:30 am – 11:00 am.

Where do my children go during service?

Children are welcome to attend any of the Worship services with their parents, but we also offer exciting and educational Sunday School classes for Preschool (3 yrs) up through Senior High. Nursery care is also available for infants and toddlers. Our Sunday School schedule including classroom locations is available on our Worship and Sunday School page.