Farmers Branch Campus

3035 Valley View Lane
Dallas, TX 75234

Sunday
9:00 am (Traditional)
10:45 am (Contemporary)

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Vista Ridge Campus

3601 Huffines Blvd.
Carrollton, TX 75010

Thursday  Sunday
6:45 pm    9:15 am
   11:00 am

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  • Hydration

    The Branch Church

    July 18, 2018

    Don’t forget to hydrate. Physically and spiritually.

     

    As I write, a vast group of kids from The Branch and our surrounding community are engaged in Spotlight. All are welcome to the finale and performance of Spotlight this Friday night at 7:00 pm at the Farmers Branch Campus. It’s been a full summer for our childrens and student ministries, and we’ve had so many awesome volunteers to help make it happen. Thank you!

     

    Speaking of our student ministries, I’m thrilled that our student ministers, Josh Brake (FB Campus) and Ketch Smith (VR Campus), will be bringing the message this coming weekend in our “Meals With Jesus” series. They are passionate about Jesus, and a blast to serve alongside. We are blessed to have them with us and to hear their hearts this weekend!

     

    Join us Thursday night or Sunday!

     

    Grace and peace,

     

    Chris

    Chris Seidman
    Senior Minister
    cseidman@thebranchchurch.org
    thebranchchurch.org

     

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  • Where No One Stands Alone

    The Branch Church

    July 11, 2018

    The words "hospital" and "hospitality" come from the same root word. There is healing in hospitality.  Some of the most healing things Jesus did and said were around a meal table. I’m looking forward to continuing our series “Meals With Jesus” with you this coming weekend. We’ll be in Mark 7:1-21. I hope you’ll be with us Thursday night (6:45 pm – VR Campus) or Sunday.

     

    This past Friday many of us were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Craig Thompson. A memorial service will be held this coming Saturday, July 14th, at 4:00 pm at the Vista Ridge Campus.  In the meantime, please be faithful in prayer for his wife, Leslie.

     

    On Sunday night, we came close to hearing of another tragedy that, thankfully, was averted. David Arroyo, one of our members at the VR Campus, his wife Kristy, and one of their children were on their way home from The Branch’s gathering at the Rosemeade Rainforest. They stopped on the side of the road to assist a woman who needed help changing a flat tire. While David was changing the tire, a truck crashed into the car he was working on. His life was spared, but he was severely injured and is recovering in the hospital. Please be in prayer for David and their family as they recover on multiple levels from the trauma of that evening.

     

    In the midst of all of these difficult things, we also witnessed a rare and beautiful thing this past week. An American soldier named Dayle Farris, who was wounded in battle in World War II as a 19-year-old and went missing in Germany, was brought home and laid to rest here in Dallas.  After more than 70 years, DNA tests of Dayle’s family helped to identify his remains. One week before going off to war, Dayle had been baptized by Ed Bonneau’s father. This past week, it was Ed who had the honor of eulogizing him. Most every national and regional news organization reported on this story. We had the privilege of having some of the Farris family with us at the Farmers Branch Campus this past week.  Here’s a link to the WFAA story.

     

    In 1 Corinthians 12, a body of believers is called to rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn. It’s been a week where we are doing both.

     

    May God give us the grace to enter into another’s joy and sorrow that we might be a community where no one stands alone.

     

    See You Thursday night or Sunday!

    Grace and Peace,


    Chris

      

    Chris Seidman
    Senior Minister
    cseidman@thebranchchurch.org
    thebranchchurch.org

     

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  • Hot As A Firecracker

    The Branch Church

    July 3, 2018

    As I write, middle schoolers and high schoolers are pouring out of buses and into our parking lot after a stellar five days at Branch Camp!  I’ve already had the opportunity to greet many of them. Tons of fun was had, new friendships were made,, and big steps were taken by many of our teens in their walk with God. I’m told six students were baptized last night!

     

    There’s a huge team of volunteers and staff members that made so much of this possible, along with our student ministers, Josh Brake and Ketch Smith. Thank you all!

     

    With Branch Camp concluded, Kids Branch is back in full operation in our services this weekend!

     

    We launched a new series, “Meals With Jesus,” this past weekend. I had the opportunity to listen to both Jason Schumacher’s message (FB Campus) and Ryan Rainey’s message (VR Campus), and they were exceptional, thought-provoking, and touching. If you missed them, check them out online!

     

    I’m looking forward to sharing the next message in this series this coming weekend (Join us Thursday night or Sunday!).

     

    I’m also looking forward to diving into Sack Summer Hunger this coming weekend as we continue to meet real needs in our surrounding communities. Sack Summer Hunger happens at 9:30 a.m. on both campuses every Saturday thru August 11th

     

    Have a fun, grateful, and safe Independence Day tomorrow.

     

    Grace and Peace,

     

    See You Thursday Night or Sunday!

    Chris

    Chris Seidman
    Senior Minister
    cseidman@thebranchchurch.org
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