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  • A Message from Dr. Joshua – June 14, 2020
    Posted on June 19, 2020

    I want to thank all of you for your patience as we continue to work diligently to determine the best terms and timing of reopening. We are leaving no stone unturned with respect to the possibilities we are exploring.   For those of you anxious for us to re-open, trust me when I tell you that I share your frustration. I’m proud of what our staff and volunteers have been able to create as a wee…

  • A Message from Dr. Joshua- June 7, 2020
    Posted on June 19, 2020

    I want to thank all of you for your patience as we continue to work diligently to determine the best terms and timing of reopening. We are leaving no stone unturned with respect to the possibilities we are exploring.   For those of you anxious for us to re-open, trust me when I tell you that I share your frustration. I’m proud of what our staff and volunteers have been able to create as a wee…

  • A Message from Dr. Joshua, May 31, 2020
    Posted on May 31, 2020
  • Updates on the re-opening of the church, CarePortal, and MORE
    Posted on May 28, 2020

    Greetings Zoe,   Thanks for your patience as we discern the best path forward toward an eventual re-opening of our on-site services. We know that many of you have questions about when Zoe will re-open, especially in light of the fact that the President has declared churches essential and our governor rendered reopening legal in California.   We are encouraged by the government’s acknowle…

  • Zoe Coronavirus Relief
    Posted on May 7, 2020

    ZOE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF Zoe Whittier is responding to the COVID-19 crisis by mobilizing our church to provide support for emergency workers and families in our fellowship who are struggling with food and essentials insecurity due to the coronavirus pandemic.   “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” – Galatians 6…

  • Dr. Joshua’s Daily Devotional, Day 10
    Posted on March 27, 2020

    In this last devotional of our 10-day fast, Dr. Joshua provides a brief summary of this weekend’s events. He then encourages us to remember the importance of physically gathering together once again when the statewide, “shelter-in-place” order is lifted.    Our staff is committed to connecting with you personally and seeking creative ways to serve the needs of others. In that same spirit, we…

  • Dr. Joshua’s Daily Devotional, Day 9
    Posted on March 26, 2020

    In this devotional, Day #9, Dr. Joshua reveals the importance of stillness to reflect on God. In the midst of all the “talk”, opinions of others, commentary, predictions as well as the busyness of our day, God wants us to take time to be still. There is no better time than this to start the practice of stillness that God, Himself, commands.   Our staff is committed to connecting with you pers…

  • Dr. Joshua’s Daily Devotional, Day 8
    Posted on March 25, 2020

    In Dr. Joshua’s Daily Devotional for Day #8, Dr. Joshua provides a Biblical answer for anxiety found in Philippians.     Our staff is committed to connecting with you personally and seeking creative ways to serve the needs of others. In that same spirit, we encourage you to also seek to make efforts to connect with one another through phone calls, Facetime, group texts, Facebook groups and co…

  • Dr. Joshua’s Daily Devotional, Day 7
    Posted on March 24, 2020

    In Dr. Joshua’s Daily Devotional for Day #7, Dr. Joshua builds on the Day #6 devotional by talking about the temporal plans of man that have the capacity to be shaken and yet, there is a more powerful force in God that can never be moved!   Our staff is committed to connecting with you personally and seeking creative ways to serve the needs of others. In that same spirit, we encourage you to…

  • Dr. Joshua’s Daily Devotional, Day 6
    Posted on March 23, 2020

    In Dr. Joshua’s Daily Devotional for Day #6, Dr. Joshua compares the curse and the blessing spoken over those who trust in man versus those whose trust is in the Lord.   Our staff is committed to connecting with you personally and seeking creative ways to serve the needs of others. In that same spirit, we encourage you to also seek to make efforts to connect with one another through phone cal…

  • Dr. Joshua’s Daily Devotional, Day 5
    Posted on March 20, 2020

    In Dr. Joshua’s Daily Devotional for Day #5, an update for upcoming church activities is described briefly. After reviewing the previous devotion, Dr. Joshua gives us a few scriptures we can use in our confession and study. Below is a list of those scriptures and additional scriptures that specifically address fear:   Deuteronomy 31:8 (ESV) “‘It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be wit…

  • Dr. Joshua’s Daily Devotional, Day 4
    Posted on March 19, 2020

    In Dr. Joshua’s Daily Devotional for Day #4, an update for upcoming church activities is described briefly. For the devotional, Dr. Joshua encourages us to combine spiritual practices with our everyday, practical habits.   Our staff is committed to connecting with you personally and seeking creative ways to serve the needs of others. In that same spirit, we encourage you to also seek to make…

  • Dr. Joshua’s Daily Devotional, Day 3
    Posted on March 18, 2020

    In Dr. Joshua’s Daily Devotional for Day #3, an update for upcoming church activities is provided. He then gives instructions on how we can help those who may be particularly vulnerable in this time of isolation. He also sheds light on the benefits of fasting and how we can remain committed to the call to fast.    Our staff is committed to connecting with you personally and seeking creative w…

  • Dr. Joshua’s Daily Devotional, Day 2
    Posted on March 17, 2020

    Our staff is committed to connecting with you personally and seeking creative ways to serve the needs of others. In that same spirit, we encourage you to also seek to make efforts to connect with one another through phone calls, Facetime, group texts, Facebook groups and commenting, etc. With all of our technological resources, let’s get creative in how we interact and continue to encourage and bl…

  • Dr. Joshua’s Daily Devotional, Day 1
    Posted on March 16, 2020

    We are calling the church to fast for two weeks, Monday through Friday only. We will fast from Monday, March 16th to Friday, March 20th and then from Monday, March 23rd to Friday, March 27th. Each day during the fast, we will refrain from eating until 5pm, drinking only water or juice (pure liquids only please) until 5pm that day. We will culminate the fast at our late-night prayer meeting on Frid…

  • 8AM Service Cancelled. 10:30AM Service Available on Live Stream Only: Coronavirus Update
    Posted on March 14, 2020

    Hi Zoe Family,   In light of the fast-moving news of the coronavirus, we wanted to update you on decisions that we are making as a church. Thinking especially of our mature members and those with pre-existing physical ailments, we are cancelling our 8AM service and making our 10:30AM service available online only. We might continue this format until the end of March but are carefully monitori…

  • Dr. Joshua Smith and Bishop Ed Smith’s Official Statement: Coronavirus
    Posted on March 12, 2020

    Dear Zoe Family,   Our church leadership is alert to and active in monitoring the global health crisis and spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We are deeply saddened by the loss of life of many around the world and pray for those who have fallen ill and those who are working tirelessly to care for others and minimize the impact of this virus. Please join us in those efforts to pray.   In a…



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