Songs for Sunday

Here are four songs from The Zoe Group that go along with the theme of my sermon on Sunday.  Please join me online at or on any of Alameda's social media outlets for a hope-filled message about how to deal with "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days."   … Continue reading Songs for Sunday

A Note about Online Worship

Dear Alameda Family, Thank you for adapting so well to our “new normal” of worshipping online.  The response to the sermons and other resources has been tremendous.  Let’s keep making the best out of a difficult situation! I want to give you an update about our online worship options moving forward.  As you know, we … Continue reading A Note about Online Worship

6 Opportunities in This Crisis

News Flash: We are living in a time of global crisis. OK, so we all know that, but what do we do about it? On Wednesday night, I did a Facebook Live event for our congregation (you can watch it here) and shared some ideas that flow out of Jeremiah 29:1-14.  In that passage, the … Continue reading 6 Opportunities in This Crisis

Who You Say I Am

Yesterday, was such an exciting day at Alameda as we welcomed guest worship leader Shane Coffman from the Memorial Drive Church of Christ in Tulsa.  In addition to leading singing in our worship service, Shane taught our congregation some "new" songs during our Bible class time. One of those songs was "Who You Say I … Continue reading Who You Say I Am


Yesterday, in our "One Another" sermon series, I preached on the topic of forgiveness.  It will be posted later today on Alameda's website, if you want to check it out. Here's a song by Andrew Peterson that does a wonderful job of capturing the spirit of forgiveness.  May it inspire you to make this the … Continue reading Forgiveness

Pray & Work for Peace

This week I am encouraging my congregation to pray the following prayer of peace that is most commonly attributed to St. Francis of Assisi... Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; … Continue reading Pray & Work for Peace