If you're looking for a spiritual community in which you can be yourself, get to know others, use your brain, grow in faith, ask questions, help create the community you need, and help transform the world, this may be the church for you!

Our Purpose

With God's grace and love, we transform ourselves and the world through Jesus Christ. We welcome all who wish to join us in building supportive relationships with God and one another, strengthening faith, and working together to promote social justice and strive for peace.

Church Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 1 pm.

My Sister's Pantry Food bank is open the first and third Monday of each month at 5 pm, and the 4th Saturday at 10:30 am (there is no Saturday Pantry in November or December.)

Our Pastor

Rev. Shalom is an ordained elder who has served the Pacific Northwest Conference since 2008. She is a graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC and her formation as a follower of Christ was shaped by the Upper Room's Two-Year Academy for Spiritual Formation. Shalom has offered pastoral leadership to several churches in both central and western Washington and enjoys facilitating retreats. In her most recent position, Shalom was able to resource and support the growing number of planters and innovators who are repurposing buildings and creating new expressions of United Methodism in the Northwest through community engagement and relational organizing. 

Find Us

First UMC of Tacoma is located at 621 Tacoma Avenue South. 


  • Street parking is available on Tacoma Avenue. There is no time limit for street parking on Sundays (there's a 90 minute limit Monday-Saturday). This is the most handicapped-accessible option, as it avoids the hills. Just keep the bus stop clear.
  • Visitor parking is available on Court E, around the back of the church. All spaces across the alley from the church are reserved for our tenants during the week, but are available for parking on Sundays.
  • Still have questions? Call us at 253-627-0129.

    Office hours are Monday-Friday 9am-1pm.

    Mailing Address:

    621 Tacoma Ave. S.

    Tacoma, WA 98402