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 as we continue in the Lenten sermon series – PRAYER 101: Praying the Jesus Way.

P. Sam will be sharing part two of this series in a message entitled, “Thy Will Be Done”.

With great music as always and a great community waiting for you…

11:30 AM @ 1411 Oak Street in Alameda

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!



Prayer is not about swaying God’s will to ours. It’s not simply about throwing up a set of requests that we hope will be fulfilled by God. Prayer is about “discerning the will of God.” Prayer is about opening up our hearts to what God desires for us in our lives. Prayer is about being in tune with the way that God desires to lead us. In reality most of us are living life according to our own will, our own agenda. But in prayer, we find the difference between the best that God has in mind for us and the best that we have in mind for ourselves. Prayer is the difference between the best that God can do and the best that we can do. Our surrender to God’s will always put us on “level ground”.

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.