Church Values

You can tell a lot about a church by where they spend their money and time. First Church is about helping the community and helping our members. Use some of the drop down links below to find out about who we REALLY are.

Many of our members are involved in excellent groups and activities that are completely unrelated to First Church, but still populated with several faces you will recognize from Sunday Services. These groups might be Therapy Dogs, Stephen’s Groups, Performance Art Groups, and similar types of things. Please explore the links of these groups that are NOT directly related to First Church.

There are many outside organizations that are supportive to our Congregation, but which have never set foot onto our campus or in our church. Please use
these links to visit their sites.

With arms outstretched, the goal of Joshua Tree Feeding Program is to provide nourishment to low-income HIV+ residents of Maricopa and Pinal Counties. We provide balanced meals from our pantry as well as medical and community resources to encourage self-sustainability of our clients in a social, supportive and welcoming environment where privacy, cultural, spiritual and religious values are respected.

Our expanded services give assistance to our client’s pets, and provide food and supplies to keep the pets in low income homes to maintain the comfort and support they provide to those with HIV/AIDS.

CLICK HERE to find out more.

Progressive Christianity is an adapatable art form, not a rigid "explain-all" dogma that over-literalizes and distorts the grand mysteries it seeks to illuminate. Organized religion does not have to be irrelevant, ineffectual, or repressive. provides guiding ideas, networking opportunities, and resources for progressive churches, organizations, small groups, and individuals with connections to Christianity. We promote an understanding of Christian practice and teaching that leads to a greater concern for the way people treat each other than for the way people express their beliefs, the acceptance of all people, and a respect for other religious traditions. We affirm the variety and depth of human experience and the richness of each persons' search for meaning, and we encourage the use of sound scholarship, critical inquiry, and all intellectual powers to understand the presence of God in human life. We are opposed to any exclusive dogma that limits the search for truth and free inquiry, and we encourage work that eases the pain, suffering and degradation inherent in many of the structures of society, as well as work that keeps central to the Christian life fair, open, peaceful, and loving treatment of all human beings.