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 at EMBRACE as we continue our new June sermon series entitled The Good Life: What the Bible has to say about the pursuit of happiness and the things that get in the way. P. Sam will be sharing a message called:

“Reality: What Do I Do When Life is Not Good?” based on 1 Peter 5:1-11 and Hebrews 4:14-16

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!


“Reality: What Do I Do When Life is Not Good?”

As much as we are all trying to pursue the good life, many of us go through seasons and moments where we are experiencing just the opposite. Life is often filled with pain, fear, struggles, disappointments and doubts. What do we do when we the reality is far from “good.” What does God have to say in the midst of our difficult moments? Do our struggles contradict God’s promise for our abundant lives? Is there a purpose to some of the suffering and struggles we go through? The Bible makes it clear that if we are able to persevere, God will redeem even the bad things for good.

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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.