This Week at
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
Monday, July 9
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking     
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -Byrd Hall
6:00 p.m. Emmaus Men's Group -110
6:00 p.m. Emmaus Women's Reunion -Little Narthex
6:00 p.m. Painting Class -FH
6:00 p.m. Men's Softball -Valley Park
6:30 p.m. Boy Scouts 236 -VA House
7:05 p.m. Appalachian Power Game
8:00 p.m. AA -308
Tuesday, July 10
8-9:00 a.m.Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.Y.A.H. Quilters -FH
10:00 a.m.Community Cupboard
6:30 p.m. Hooks & Needles -201
6:30 p.m.AAU 5th Grade BBall -Gym
Wednesday, July 11
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -Byrd Hall
12:00 p.m. We Care -111
6:30 p.m. Delph Small Group -201
6:30 p.m. Gatewood Small Group -Chapel
7:30 p.m. Praise Band -Sanctuary
Thursday, July 12
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
8:00 a.m. TOPS 0530 -Byrd Hall
No Square Dance tonight
7:00 p.m. Choir Practice -Sanctuary
7:00 p.m. Middle School League Basketball -Gym
Friday, July 13
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. Community Cupboard
6:30 p.m. AAU Girls 7yo BBall -Gym
Saturday, July 14
7:30 a.m. Emmaus Prayer Group -110
1:00 p.m. Cline Birthday Party -Gym
4:00 p.m. Epworth UMC, Toledo group arrives for overnight stay
Sunday, July 15
Meeting the Disciples Summer Sermon Series
8:30 a.m. Worship/Mission Trip Dedication
9:00 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
6:00 p.m. Men's Group -111
6:00 p.m. Worship -Chapel
Upcoming Events
Please keep these upcoming trips in prayer:
July 15-21: Uth Mission Trip to Virginia Beach, VA
July 22-28: Boy Scout Troop 236 Summer Camp, Camp Friedlander, Loveland, OH


 July 9, 2018

     It was a Spirit and grace filled time as we gathered in the Family Life Center yesterday for the 8:30 a.m. worship service. With the power off in the sanctuary and fellowship hall we quickly had to adapt. Like busy bees, folks carried chairs, hymnals, a keyboard, PA equipment, and everything we needed in a short time, and by 8:40 the Family Life Center was transformed into our alternate worship space! Everyone joined in the effort with a joyful "can do" attitude. Bulletins and hymnals became a necessity as there were no screens on the wall. Folks sat beside different faces. And, when worship concluded, the congregation again banded together to put everything back in place, and soon the Family Life Center was empty again and the lights were turned out. As the problem was resolved, the 11 a.m. service took place in the sanctuary as usual.
     I was particularly proud of our congregation yesterday. When confronted with a need you banded together and overcame a challenging situation. You have truly been "blessed to be a blessing", and it became evident again yesterday.
Grace & freedom,
We Care Meets Wednesday
Because of last week's 4th of July holiday, the We Care group will meet this Wednesday, July 11, at noon in Room 111.
Upcoming Activities for FBUth!
Uth Night @ Power Park: TONIGHT, July 9  All are welcome to join us for $1 hot dogs and popcorn! Meet us in Section 106. The game starts at 7:05 p.m., as the Power takes on the Hagerstown Suns.
Uth Fun Night: Wednesday, July 11 , at the poolside of Jennifer, Allison, and Kate Weiss' home. From 6:30-8:30 p.m., we will be swimming and enjoying snacks by the poolside. If you need a ride, we'll be leaving the church @ 6 p.m. The party will be @ 47 Timberturn Street, Hurricane. We hope you can join us!
FButh is setting up a camping trip in August that will include a half day at Ace Waterpark.  This will also serve as a welcoming to all the new middle school age youth joining FButh this fall. If interested in participating, please contact Jason Haught at 304-389-1090. 
Ellis & Julie Conley to Host Holy Land Trip
September 28 - October 7, 2019
In conjunction with Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball and other clergy from the West Virginia Annual Conference, Ellis & Julie Conley will be hosts for a 10 day spiritual pilgrimage to the Holy Land, September 28-October 7, 2019. A bus ($50 one way per person) will carry us to Washington Dulles International Airport, our departure airport. We will visit the Herodion, Bethlehem, Jericho, Qumran, Masada, Caesarea, Mt. Carmel, Megiddo, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Cana, Nazareth, Samaria, Jacob's Well, Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Mount Zion, Upper Room, Pool of Bethesda, Herod's Fortress, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Garden Tomb. The all-inclusive price is $3,398. Discounts available for early registrations. Contact Ellis for more information. Brochures are at the Connection Center.
Forrest Burdette Polo Shirt Orders
Order forms for Forrest Burdette polo shirts are at the Connection Center, or click here for a digital order form. The second wave of orders will be sent July 30th. Checks are to be written to "Forrest Burdette", and paid orders are to be turned into the office.
Men's Softball
If you're interested in playing on the Forrest Burdette team, contact J.B. Marinacci, 304-767-1172. Games are played at the Valley Park fields. 
This Week's Birthdays
7/9 -  Brad Cochran, Sam Holdren, Matthew Sette, Nancy Smith
7/10 - Emily Hanning, Katina Haught, Michelle Holdren, John Martin, Hermitt Stover
7/11 - Quinn Hazelett, Martin Payne, Zack Spurlock, Becky Swisher, Sarah Warner
7/12 - Austin Davis
7/13 - Tyler Akers, Josh Dunlap, Drew McClanahan
7/14 - Steve Cook
7/15 - Lynn Clay, Susan Coleman, Kevin Crouse, Sara Dean, Chris Folio, Jane Gillispie, FaLena Perry, Paula Wheeler
Coming Up This Sunday
Meeting the Disciples Sermon Series Continues
Rev. Fabian Lopez Iturra, Curico, Chile - Mission Moment