Welcome to Desert Chapel UMC

Sunday Services 9:00 am Online * * * Community Feast every Saturday 3 to 4 pm * * * Youth Group 5:00 - 7:00 pm Sundays * * * Explore Together every Tuesday 6:30 pm * * *High School Youth Bible Study Wednesday nights 7:00 - 8:00 pm * * *

As the Heart of Apache Junction, Arizona, we at Desert Chapel United Methodist Church strive


"To Discover Christ,

To Grow in Christ,

and To Help Others through

the Power of the Holy Spirit"

Who We Are

Core Values at Our Heart

Desert Chapel UMC is more than just a church. We actively reach out into our community. We are the Heart of Apache Junction.





Desert Chapel Youth





               CLICK HERE

Sundays at Desert Chapel


  • Worship 9:00 am online

What We Do

The Desert Chapel UMC community provides many services to individuals and families in Apache Junction including:

  • a clothing closet
  • a food pantry
  • a weekly community feed
  • and more.

Learn more about our work.

Virtual Camp Day

United Methodist Camp Retreat Ministries offer a Virtual Day Camp.  This is a free resource and growing website with United Methodist camp staff contributors from right here in the Desert Southwest as well as the rest of the country. This website is designed to be a fun, life-affirming, positive and faith-filled place for campers of all ages. Some of the available sessions are suitable for the camper to participate on their own and there are some sessions which are great for the whole family.  Click here to join in the fun: Virtual Day Camp

Reopening Procedures in the time of COVID

Church Covenant During of COVID-19
Church Covenant during-COVID.pdf
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Clothing Closet COVID Procedures
Clothing Closet COVID Procedures.pdf
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Outside Groups Risk and Liability
Outside Use Groups Assumption of Risk an[...]
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Community Feast COVID Procedures
Community Feast COVID Procedures.pdf
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Desert Chapel COVID Plan for Reopening
Desert Chapel COVID Plan for Reopening t[...]
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Sunday Morning Church Entrance Procedure
Sunday Morning Church Entrance COVID Pro[...]
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Volunteer Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability
Vounteers Assumption of the Risk and Wai[...]
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