Our Congregation

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The Body of Christ in Buffalo Wyoming

 

“He is also the head of the body, the church, and He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, so that He Himself might come to have first place in everything.”   Colossians 1:18

 

The congregation of Christ here in Buffalo has a membership of about 33 members.  Our members range in age from 14 yrs to 85 yrs.

* Please read the article titled,  “What is the church ?”

 

We hold our worship services at 11 am Sunday morning, and at 6 pm Sunday evening.  Bible studies are held at 10 am Sunday mornings, with an adult class, a teen class, and a pre-teen class.  There is also a Wednesday evening adult bible study at 7 pm.  All worship assemblies and bible studies are held at our building located at 1100 Fort St. Buffalo, Wy.  Fort St is the same as highway 16 west, that goes over the Bighorn Mountains and heads toward Yellowstone Park.

 

If you are ever in the neighborhood, we invite you to stop by and worship with us, or take part in one of the bible studies.  Visitors are always welcome and we promise that we will do our very best to make sure that you are made to feel right at home during your visit here.  Personal bible studies are always available by contacting us through one of our contact phone numbers or by email.  You can also leave a comment here on the website, and we promise to get back to you as soon as possible, usually the same day.

 

Contact numbers:

Jim; 307-620-9218  /  Doug; 307-620-2202

Please leave a message if no one answers, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Send text messages to, 307-620-9218

 

Email:                                                             Website:

buffalococ@outlook.com                                      cocbuffalowy.com   (or)

                                                                                         buffalochurchofchrist.com

 

History of the body of Christ in Buffalo

 

The church first gathered for worship here in Buffalo in 1956, when a total of eighteen people met in the home of Mrs. Stella Reynolds.  That same year five gospel preachers from around Wyoming met here in Buffalo to conduct a gospel meeting.  The church began meeting with regularity in 1957, but then some people fell away, and others moved away, and the congregation disbanded for at least a few months, in 1957.

 

Then in January 1958, a new effort was made by members of the congregation to assemble together when Elmer and Vashti Huff began holding bible study and worship service in their home in Buffalo.  When they first began meeting together, there were six adults and one child who assembled for worship.

 

We have collected and saved much detailed information about the church’s struggles during these early years, but from that point on, in 1958, the church of Christ has never ceased to assemble for worship in Buffalo, Wyoming.

 

 

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The building belonging to the Buffalo church of Christ

 

 

A Building to meet in; 1961

 

The church in those days came together in private homes and in rented buildings and borrowed buildings, whatever was available.  But thanks to the efforts of one brother J.T. Bristow, funds were raised to build a much needed building in which to meet in.  The construction commenced on Tuesday, June 6, 1961, and the building was completed, and an “Open House” was held on Aug. 27, 1961.  There were over a hundred people present for the open house, with 74 who attended an afternoon singing, and 59 who came back for evening worship.

 

In 1958 the church began it’s efforts to restore itself with six adult members.   By 1963, there were 29 members.  The membership fluctuated for several years, but in 1973, the congregation found itself with only one man, 5 women, and three children remaining.  Despite the struggles, that small group managed to maintain itself and to assemble for worship every first day of the week.  In the mid 70’s growth came, and their perseverance was rewarded, as the Lord added to their numbers.

 

Today the church still meets in that same building located at 1100 Fort St.  Our membership at the time of this writing is 33.  We’ve had many people come and go over the years.  Many have just moved on to various areas of the country, and others have moved on from this life.  But we thank God for the faith and hard work that many individuals have put forth over the years to keep the congregation alive and strong, in Buffalo, Wy.

 

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Come worship with us

 

We do want to invite everyone to come and worship with us if you are ever in our part of the country.  In the meantime, we urge you to continue to visit our website, and to leave your comments here, and to ask us any questions you may have concerning the body of Christ, or this particular congregation, or any spiritual topic at all.   We love to talk about Jesus and those He died for, and we love to teach His word.  May God bless you all, according to His will.  Yours truly, in love; the body of believers in Christ, in Buffalo, Wyo.

 

 

 

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  1. Dear beloved church of Christ, Buffalo,WY,U.S.A,

    we have you in our hearts , because, you are working as Philadelphia church Of Christ in Revelation,Chapter 3:7-13.
    We love you all. God bless you all,amen.
    Churches of Christ in India Salute you.

    your brother in Christ
    O.Adam

    1. Hi Adam. my good friend and brother. Thank you for your kind words and for your prayers. We in turn pray always for you and your family there in India. And we pray too for the work that you do there. your brother in Christ, Jim.

  2. YOU REFUSE TO OBEY THE SCRIPTURE IN YOUR BIBLE TO FORSAKE ALL YOU HAVE TO BEAR YOUR CROSS AND FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST TO COME OUT OF THE DARKNESS BE HIS DISCIPLE AND BE SAVE therefore you have many belief in the thousands, it’s about the god of this world, the spirit of Satan in men and women, creation of confusing, churches of all kinds of religious to name some Christian science, Baptist, Catholic, Jehovah witness Lutheran, Methodist, Buddhist, Mormons, Presbyterian, Seven Day Adventist, Muslim Judaism and many more they are all Satan churches therefore you will not find god children in any of them, Satan have made many of his churches rich in his money, IF YOU DO NOT REPENT WHEN JESUS CHRIST COME YOU ALL WELL GO IN A FLAME FIRE
    JESUS CHRIST DID AWAY WITH PAYING TITHE the reason is the children of Israel was going to be among all nation no longer all in one place can you see God children are all over the world all you have to do is obey the message. When you deny your self to follow Jesus Christ you will be going a way from the world, turn back to God and God will turn to you, for denying your self of the riches of the world let house land go you have put your tithe in the house of God, look at it this way Jesus Christ did not tell the young rich ruler he was to pay tithe but to sell all he had and give the money to the poor and follow him, he will have treasure in heaven (Mathew CH. 19 V. 20-22 ) But he did not let his riches go so he did not put his tithe in the house of God are plant a seed, he was the seed to be planted in the name of Jesus Christ, for he choose to be are theft and are robber of God, can a man choose to suffer being poor to bear his cross and follow Jesus Christ pay tithe of money, all Jesus Christ disciple choose to suffer being poor in Satan world. For all congregation to be of Jesus Christ the scale have to be balance you must do what Peter did in the book of Acts the one had house, land sold it and gave the money to Peter and he dived the money with the poor one also peter did not say they was to give tithes. In the book of Luke ch16 v 19-31 the rich man and poor man and they die, the poor man went to heaven, the rich man went into a flame of fire so is it better to choose to die being poor then being rich? Tithes of money have corrupt the churches
    GOD WILL IS ALL MEN OBEY HIS COMMANDMENT LET THE TRADITION OF MAN GO AND OBEY THE FIRST COMMANDMENT
    YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH YOUR ENTIRE MIND. AND STRENGTH THE FIRST COMMANDMENT IS TO OBEY THE MESSAGE OF JESUS CHRIST IS TO FORSAKE HOUSE, LAND CHOOSE TO LIVE POOR IN SATAN KINGDOM BARE YOUR CROSS AND FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST IN THE SPIRIT’ 38″This is the great and foremost commandment. 39″The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF TO GET YOUR NEIGHBOR TO ALSO OBEY THE MESSAGE. TO BE SAVE FROM ARE FLAME OF FIRE
    (CLEVELAND ROBINSON PH. NO. 870-292-9039 EMAIL steven75son@gmail.com

    1. Thank you Cleveland for your comments. I need to ask you though, in order for me to understand you clearly; are you saying that because the church here in Buffalo has a building it it’s possession, that we have not forsaken everything to give to God? I know that there are many people who do not believe it is proper to have a building to worship in. That we must worship in our own homes. However I don’t find a verse of scripture to support that idea. We are given the command to assemble ourselves upon the first day of the week for worship, and that implies of course that we assemble somewhere, but the bible does not tell us where to assemble. God gives examples in His word of Christians assembling in private homes, and in upper rooms of buildings. The church here in Buffalo did meet in the private home of two of the members back in 1958. But it came about that the there was no longer enough space I the small house for all to gather, and so a larger area was needed for the assembly. For a while the church here met in a rented building, but then that building was sold and was no longer available. The church then decided that it was necessary and proper to try to secure a building that they could rely on for their weekly worship assembly and also for all to gather in for group bible study. You can’t gather out side all year in this part of the country. So the two members, Elmer and Vashti Huff, husband and wife, donated a piece of land to the church, so that a building could be erected to enable them to comply with God’s command to assemble upon the first day of every week, rain or shine. Later on various church members from around the country had heard of the lack of a meeting place for the Christians in Buffalo, and the funds were donated by many, many persons, to erect a building on the property that had already been donated. The property and building that the church meets in is owned by God. Everything in this world is owned by God. God’s word says in Psalm 50:10, “For every beast of the field is Mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.” The things that people think they possess, all really belong to God. We are just stewards of all that we have been given. And we will all give account of our stewardship to God on the last day. It wouldn’t be wise stewardship for the church in Buffalo Wyoming to sell the building and property that God owns, and go back 60 years in time, wondering where we are going to meet the next Lord’s Day. Jesus did not tell the rich young ruler to sell what he had and give it to the poor, because it is wrong to have anything. Jesus could read the hearts of men, and He knew
      that the young ruler’s heart was covetous. Consider how rich Abraham was. Abraham and his nephew Lot, had so many herds, that they had to split up, because the land could not hold them all! Gen 13:6 Yet God continued to bless Abraham in all that he did. It’s no different today. It’s no sin in having possessions, if we use them to the glory of God. It’s when covetousness grips our heart that the sins comes in. Remember, it is not money that is the root of all evil, but rather “the love of money”, 1 Tim 6:10. Please tell us how you feel about this. But I hope you will also remember, that we do need scripture to back up all of our convictions. God bless you Cleveland, Jim.

      1. Why does this man feel like it is a sin for the church to have a building to worship in? I don’t understand that.

        1. Hi, thanks for your question. I think the basis for this belief comes from a verse of scripture in Mathew 19:16-26. A rich young man asked Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life. Jesus told him to keep the commandments of God. And the young man told Jesus that he HAD kept them from his youth. Then Jesus told him to go and sell what he had, give it to the poor, and come and follow Me. And so people jump to the conclusion that Jesus was teaching that we are not supposed to own anything. But what Jesus was teaching is that covetousness will keep one out of heaven. Jesus could read the heart of the young man, and this man was covetous. He had “many possessions” the scripture says. And because he had many possessions, he went away sad. And so Jesus said, “It is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. You see, when we have many possessions, we want to keep them! Not sell them and trust in Jesus. It’s not sinful to have possessions. It’s only sinful to TRUST in them. MONEY is not the root of all evil, but the LOVE of money is! 1 Tim 6:10. Thanks for visiting and for your question. I hope this helps you understand.

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