This Week at
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526

Tuesday, May 30
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
6:00 p.m. Softball
6:30 p.m. Hooks & Needles -201
Wednesday, May 31
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -FH
6:30 p.m. Small Groups
  Delph -201
  Gatewood -Chapel
6:00 p.m. Conner St. Elementary School 5th Grade Graduation
No Middle & High School Uth
7:30 p.m. Praise Band Practice -Sanctuary
Thursday, June 1
COM Closed to Students
7:00 p.m. Choir Practice -Sanctuary
Friday, June 2
COM Closed to Students
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -FH
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
Saturday, June 3
7:30 a.m. Emmaus Prayer Group - 110
10:00 a.m. Cub Scout Day Camp Meeting -Basement
Sunday, June 4
Acts 2:1-21
"The Mission"
8:30 a.m. Worship
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
6:00 p.m. Men's Group -111
6:00 p.m. Worship -Chapel


 May 30, 2017

     Vacation Bible School is right around the corner, and we encourage you to be a part of the Children and Family Ministries' biggest yearly outreach, June 25-29, from 6-8 p.m., or June 26-30, from 9-11 a.m. Families, remember to grab your registration forms early!
     This year we will be heading to Hero Central where everyone can "Discover their strength in God".  Our hero verse is "Do good! Seek peace and go after it!" Psalm 34:14. Children and families will learn about real heroes in the Bible and everyday life; all while being encouraged to be their own hero for God. God helps His heroes by giving them heart, courage, wisdom, hope, and power. And that's what we plan on sharing with the many children who attend VBS.
     Please see below for ways to get involved and how to register.
Jayné Kirk
Director of Children & Family Ministries

VBS Volunteers & Donations!
Vacation Bible School volunteers are now being organized! We need morning (June 26-30, 9-11 a.m.) and evening (June 25-29, 6-8 p.m.) teams for the COM and Community sessions; sign up for the session that best fits your schedule, at the Connection Center or at the COOL Kids table in the Narthex.
     Donations of toilet paper rolls are needed for this summer's Vacation Bible School. We will need two rolls per child. Please save your empty rolls and bring them to the COOL Kids table in the Narthex. Thank you
VBS Upcoming Dates & Registration
Mark your calendars for Vacation Bible School:
  • Make Decorations: June 17, 9-12 a.m.
  • Decorate the Church: June 24, decorate stations 9-12 a.m., (wedding scheduled), decorate welcome areas 6-8 p.m.
  • VBS Church evening session: June 25-29: Dinner 5:15 p.m., and VBS 6-8 p.m.
  • VBS COM morning session: June 26-30, 9-11 a.m.

Get your registration forms now!  Forms are available at the COOL Kids table and the Connection Center in the Narthex, or click here to print a form from home.


Next Sunday is Pentecost: Wear Something Red!

Birthday Celebration: This Sunday, June 4
Donna Varian and family invite the congregation of Forrest Burdette to help them celebrate Joe Varian's 80th Birthday, this Sunday (6/4), in the Fellowship Hall, following the 11:00 a.m. worship service.  Cake and punch will be served.
Summer Food Boxes Packing Party
Volunteers are needed on Saturday, June 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., for the 4th Annual BPB Packing Day. This event will take place on the parking lot of the Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene located at 3937 Teays Valley Road in Hurricane. These food boxes are mailed to local school children over the summer. Our BackPack Buddy students will benefit by receiving these food boxes. Community service hours will be provided if needed. We hope to see you on June 3 @ 10:00 a.m.!
Mosaic Tile Wall
The final deadline to reserve a tile for the mosaic tile wall in the new addition is July 1, 2017 . This includes turning in your paperwork and making payment arrangements. Please see the chart and notebook in the Narthex, or stop in the church office during the week for assistance.
Coach J.B. Marinacci is looking for Church Softball League players. Give him a call or text 304-767-1172.  
Summer Camp
Spring Heights is the camping and outdoor facility of the West Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, located just north of Spencer. The summer 2017 camp schedule and registration form are available online at: Forrest Burdette will pay 1/2 of the camp fees.  
Construction Update
This week work has continued on inside drywall, wiring, and sprinkle systems. Also block and exterior finishes are being applied. Concrete was poured on the east end of the building, which will serve as an entrance. The project is moving along safely, which is a true blessing.  
This Week's Birthdays
5/29 - Louis Blair, Jonah Fenerty, Noah Fenerty, Bob Gibson, Marsha Kauffman, Danny Simms, Olin Spencer
5/30 -  Mark Dunlap, Angie Nitardy
5/31 - Larry Clendenin, Michael Johnson  
6/2 -
  Brie Crouse, Nancy Hardin, Brandon Holdren, Hannah Johnson, Kiersten Ellis-Marino, Adam Martin
6/3 - Barbi Davis, Diana Hunt, Connie Smith
6/4 - Matina Parsons
Coming Up this Sunday
Pentecost; Communion Sunday
Acts 2:1-21  "The Mission"