our hunch is that life with God is better than life without God

our hunger is to connect with something greater than ourselves

our hope is that the best is yet to come

Join us this Sunday EMBRACE as we continue #THESTRUGGLEISREAL: Overcoming Everyday Challenges sermon series. Pastor Sam will be sharing the message:

“Deep Dark Secrets” based on 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

We believe that faith is not meant to be lived alone.

EMBRACE is gathering a sincere and seeking community of wanderers and wonderers who desire to build a life with God and with each other.

We are people from different walks of life – representing a diversity of spiritual experiences – but holding together in common the hunch that life with God is better than life without God and that life is best lived out in community.

We believe that worship honors God and fills our souls.

EMBRACE comes together every Sunday for a moment of singing, praying, listening and responding.

We believe that worship is the primary way of being in relationship with God – to connect with something greater – and that such a relationship moves us to take action.

We believe that following Jesus means creating impact.

EMBRACE is committed to inspiring and equipping people to make a positive difference in the lives of those we know and in the world in which we live. We take seriously Jesus’ command for us to love God and to love people through the intentional use of our time, talents and treasures.

Because our hope is that the best is yet to come, we are in constant pursuit of God’s vision for wholeness and welfare for all.

We’ll see you this Sunday!


“Deep Dark Secrets”

We may not be so readily to admit it or confess it out loud, but we all have some. Deep dark secrets. Being human naturally means that we are tempted. The Bible does not simply warn us about temptations, the Bible explicitly warns us not to take temptations for granted, not to assume that we are strong enough to resist the evils around us and in this world. We live in a world full of many addictions and many distractions that vie for our attention and our worship. Biblical history is offered to us to show us that we cannot take these struggles lightly. And biblical history is offered to us to show us the promise of God that there is a way out. God is on our side when we fight our temptations – His Spirit is working for us, with us, and even on behalf us. The worst thing that we can do is to pretend that we are okay and keep our struggles hidden in the closet. The best thing that we can do is to prayerfully declare that we need the help and strength of God only by which we can escape the traps that lure us.

11:30AM every Sunday

1411 Oak St, Alameda, CA 94501
The “Twin Towers United Methodist Church” Building

Our Sunday morning gathering/worship begins w/ coffee + pastry and a catch-up.  It’s a “come as you are” type of deal. No need to dress up, unless dressing up is your thing.