A Brief History of Our Local Church
Although the history of Adventists in Humboldt County goes back to it’s beginnings in Ferndale in 1883, it was not until 1909 that a church was organized at Banner Hill, near Tompkins Hill. In 1915 that church was abandoned and members continued to meet in a private home at 12th & N streets in Fortuna.
In 1920 the Banner Hill church was torn down and the boards and nails were used to build a new church at 16th & L in Fortuna. Membership grew through the years, the church building was enlarged and by 1952 it was necessary to hold two services each week. A larger facility was a necessity.
In 1956 work was begun at the present location on Rohnerville Road on a new larger church with a seating capacity of 650. Members donated their time and money for its construction and on May 31, 1958, it was dedicated free of debt. In the 1970’s it was extensively remodeled, the foyer was enlarged, restrooms were added upstairs, and new pews and carpeting were installed. This building today still serves the needs of Adventists in Fortuna and the surrounding area.
This is a brief history of Adventism in Humboldt County. If you would like to read a more complete history of Adventists in Humboldt County you can request a free PDF copy that you can download to your computer.
The World Church
The Fortuna Seventh-day Adventist Church is part of a world-wide organization with more than 15 million members in countries around the world. We would be happy to have you join us in worship or at one of the church events listed on our calendar.
About Seventh-day Adventists
Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons--the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit--make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone. More >>
What Seventh-day Adventists Believe
As a Christian church, Seventh-day Adventists are a faith community rooted in the beliefs described by the Holy Scriptures. Adventists describe these beliefs in the following ways: More >>
Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. These beliefs, as set forth here, constitute the church's understanding and expression of the teaching of Scripture.