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 with our Advent sermon series called PREPARE HIM ROOM. Pastor Sam will be sharing the message:

“Make Room for Peace” based on Luke 2:12-20; Philippians 4:4-7

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!


“Make Room for Peace”

Along with joy, Jesus also brings peace. Shalom. This is not the absence of strife but a return to a sense of wholeness and the way things ultimately should be. What does peace look like especially at a time where people are over stressed and over distracted? How can we find time to discover the peace that comes from knowing Jesus? The shepherds are told that peace comes from the favor of God. Mary finds her peace in a moment of “pondering”. In this busy season of Christmas, we need to slow down and commit to similar moments of rest and prayer. Paul says that when we cease to worry and go to God in prayer that we are able to experience the “peace that surpasses understanding.”

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.