This past Sunday on October 16, we celebrated our Grand Opening at the Arcata Veterans Hall. It was an incredible morning! There’s so much more to come, and lots of info on social media (@brancheshumboldt), so come check us out if you’re interested!
As you probably know, I grew up in Humboldt, graduating from Arcata High School. I met Heidi at a Christian college in Santa Cruz, California while she was majoring in Intercultural Communications — smuggling Bibles into China, passionate about reaching all people with the hope of Jesus. At the same time, I was writing songs, using music and the arts to share the message in coffee shops, on street corners, and on high school campuses.
Since then — for almost 25 years! — God has been nurturing a small seed of a dream for a community-minded and outreach-oriented church in Arcata. Now, through the partnerships of Stadia Church Planting & Grace Church Seal Beach, that dream is finally becoming a reality.
BRANCHES HUMBOLDT is a brand new church in development. The plan is for Heidi and I to move to Arcata, CA in the summer of 2021 and begin growing a team and nurturing a new faith community toward reaching out with God’s love and the hope found in Jesus. I can’t wait to share more with you in the coming months!
You can connect with us on Facebook and Instagram @brancheshumboldt
This evening prayer, attributed to Saturday night in the book Celtic Daily Prayer is traditionally called the “Patrick Compline”. St. Patrick (389-461) is famously known as the “Apostle to Ireland”. He was a former slave in Ireland, who, after escaping, returned voluntarily to his captures as a priest and fearless evangelist.
This evening prayer, attributed to Friday night in the book Celtic Daily Prayer is traditionally called the “Boisil Compline”. It’s named after Boisil who was a great teacher, priest, and discipler, and who died in faithful Christian service in the year 661.
This evening prayer, attributed to Thursday night in the book Celtic Daily Prayer is traditionally called the “Ebba Compline”. Ebba was a strong leader, a woman who founded and led two monasteries. She died in 683, and was affectionally known as “a pious woman and the handmaid of Christ”.
This evening prayer, attributed to Wednesday night in the book Celtic Daily Prayer is traditionally called the “Felgild Compline”. Felgild became a monk around 700 AD and lived a life of prayer and solitude, overcoming physical infirmities and other great challenges.