The Church of Jesus Christ
Buckner Restoration Branch

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Dear Friends,

The Buckner Restoration Branch would like to extend an invitation to you to attend what we are calling the “Buckner Homecoming”.  Thirty years ago, on September 19 of 1988 The Buckner Restoration Branch was officially recognized by the State of Missouri.  While anniversaries are a cause for celebration, we also recognize that another 30 years have passed and yet Zion has not been established. Over these years, there have been many that have come and gone from our branch membership.  We are reaching out to you because you are one of those that has worshiped with us in the past.

The purpose of the “Homecoming” is to take a step toward renewing friendships and to provide healing to our souls.  The Olive Leaf on the cover of this card represents the desire that we have to extend a hand of friendship to ask for forgiveness and to hope for reconciliation.  When Noah released the dove from the ark, it returned with an olive leaf in its mouth and Noah knew that the waters were abated from the earth.  We pray that the waters that have separated us over the years are now abated and we are free to come together.

Please accept this invitation in the spirit by which it is offered to lay aside any differences and take a step toward reconciling our friendships and strengthening the bonds in the gospel in which we were first yoked.  Perhaps the last stanza of our beloved hymn Blessed be the tie that binds expresses our sentiments best “When here our path-ways part We suffer mutual pain; Yet, one in Christ and one in heart, We hope to meet again”.

Please consider a response to our invitation and let us know if you can attend by registering on our web site at or by leaving a message at 816-833-0383.

In Gospel Bonds

The Buckner Restoration Branch

Joe Williams - Presiding Elder

PS  We have made every effort to locate all members that have worshiped with us in the past.  If you know of any that we may have missed please extend this invitation to them.