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

Monday, June 5
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -FH
6:00 p.m. Emmaus Men's Group -111
6:00 p.m. Emmaus Women's Reunion -Little Narthex
6:30 p.m.  Boy Scouts 236 -VA House
8:00 p.m.  AA Meeting - 308
Tuesday, June 6
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
6:30 p.m.  Girl Scouts #8317 Bridging Ceremony & Reception  - Sanctuary & FH
6:30 p.m. Hooks & Needles -201
No UMW meeting or picnic
Wednesday, June 7
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -FH
12:00 p.m. We Care -111
6:30 p.m. Small Groups
  Delph -201
  Gatewood -Chapel
7:30 p.m. Praise Band Practice -Sanctuary
Thursday, June 8
Annual Conference Begins in Buckhannon
9:30 a.m. Circle of Friends -111
No Choir Practice
Friday, June 9
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -FH
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
Saturday, June 10
7:30 a.m. Emmaus Prayer Group - 110
11:00 a.m. Fellowship Hall Reserved for Violet Clay Birthday Celebration
Sunday, June 11
Annual Conference Sunday
Jim Campbell, Lay Leader
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


 June 5, 2017

     During the month of June, the Good News for Children's Coin Jar will be directed to UMCOR Cleaning Buckets. Buying a bucket and filling it cost about $35. A more complete content list is at the Connection Center. Buckets made by WV UM's came in really handy during last year's flood. Items include: 5 gallon bucket with re-sealable lid to put everything in, one 50 oz. or two 25 oz. liquid laundry detergent, 12-16 oz liquid cleaner, 16-28 oz. dish soap, 50 clothespins, one 100 ft. or two 50 ft. clothes lines, 7 sponges (not cellulose), 24 roll trash bags (33-45 gal.), 18 cleaning wipes, 1 can air freshener, 1 insect-repellant spray, 2 pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves, 1 pair work gloves, 5 scouring pads, 1 scrub brush, 5 dust masks. When packing, place liquids in first; take other items out of their packages and pack them in. Be sure the lid fits securely.
     You can get most of the items at the Dollar store and the bucket from either Tractor Supply or Home Depot. If you have ever been in a flood, you realize how important these items are. Take a friend with you and even split the cost! Your little bit can make a big difference.
Grace & freedom,
Annual Conference
The West Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church begins this Thursday at West Virginia Wesleyan, Buckhannon. Representing Forrest Burdette will be Sam Sentelle, Priscilla Simmons, Jeremy Daniels, and Ellis Conley. It is expected that Jeremy and Ellis will be re-appointed to Forrest Burdette.
High School Night!
June 11th - High School Night at the Baker residence. Join us at the church at 6:30 p.m. for a ride over to Mike and Tammy's house (5006 Northwest Way, Hurricane) as we continue our Bible study and time together along with a meal. 
Vacation Bible School 2017
Vacation Bible School volunteers are 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. We also need flat cereal boxes donated. Thank you.
     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.
Staff Birth Announcements
Congratulations to Rachel & Keith Ward (and big sister Jackie) on the birth of Benjamin Allen Ward, Sunday, May 28!  Benjamin was 5 lbs., 18". 
     AND, Congratulations to JaynĂ© & Randy Kirk (and big brother Allen) on the birth of Iris Felicity Kirk, Sunday, June 4.  Iris was 7 lbs., 9 oz., 20.5".  We send our love and prayers to both families.
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 they have continued with sheetrock, electric, security, and laying up the finish block on the exterior. They are working on the entrance on the south side of the building which involves compaction and plumbing. They are also working on the building connection area with rubber roof and drainage areas.  
This Week's Birthdays
6/5 - Tony Anders, Mike Brown, Riley Daugherty, Dustin Gore, Haley Smalley, Joe Varian
6//6 - Katie Cutlip, Kelly Gibson, Mark James, Tessa Meadows, Liz Quigley, Jamie Wendel
6/7 - Krista Antis, Erin Daniels, Lainey Faulknier, Ty Foster, Scott Lilly, Nick Miller
6/8 - Eunice Beckett, Ryan Fisher, Shane Johnson, Lenny Seldomridge, Alexis Ward
6/9 - Jack McGinnis, Jane Saunders, Keith Sayre
6/10 - Lynne Fruth, Bill Heavner
6/11 - Aimee Carr, Mike Folio, Greta Huggins, Max Perry
Coming Up this Sunday
Annual Conference Sunday
Jim Campbell, Lay Leader