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 the Mess” based on Matthew 1:18-25

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 the Mess”

On this Christmas Sunday, we want to make sure that making room for Jesus is NOT the same thing as making sure that our “house is in order”. In fact, we need to confess the messiness of our lives. It is because of our mess that the Mess-iah came and chose to be “with us”. When we boil it all down, we will see that the mess is the message of Christmas. Two thousand years ago, when Jesus was born – none of it was perfect, none of it was nice and tidy. Jesus was born to a young virgin. He was born in a stable. And it was all a mess! We should find comfort in this story, knowing that God comes near to us and does not shy away from the “unholy” parts of our lives. We need to invite Jesus into our mess – into the muck and mire of our lives – so that He can ultimately pull us out.

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.