This Week at
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
Monday, June 4
COM Closed (staff prep)
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking     
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -FH
5:30 p.m. Scout Med Checks -111
6:00 p.m. Emmaus Men's Group -110
6:00 p.m. Emmaus Women's Reunion -Little Narthex
6:00 p.m. OCC Workshop -Sanctuary/FH
6:30 p.m. Boy Scouts 236 -Scout Hut
7:00 p.m. Trustees -201
8:00 p.m. AA -308
Tuesday, June 5
COM Closed (staff prep)
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
10:00 a.m. Community Cupboard
6:00 p.m. Girl Scout Troop 8317 Bridging Ceremony
6:00 p.m. COM Board Mtg -Choir Rm
6:30 p.m. Hooks & Needles -201
6:30 p.m. AAU 4th Grade BBall -Gym
No UMW Meeting in June
7:30 p.m. Uth Mission Trip Mtg - Basement
Wednesday, June 6
COM Summer Programs Begin
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -FH
12:00 p.m. We Care -111
6:30 p.m. Delph Small Group -201
6:30 p.m. Gatewood Small Group -Chapel
7:00 p.m. Praise Band
Thursday, June 7
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
6:30 p.m. Dances Choice Square Dance -FH
6:30 p.m. AAU 4th Grade BBall -Gym
7:00 p.m. Choir Practice -Sanctuary
8:00 p.m. Men's Softball
-Valley Park
Friday, June 8
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -FH
10:00 a.m. Community Cupboard
Saturday, June 9
7:30 a.m. Emmaus Prayer Group -110
9:00 a.m. VBS Decoration-Making (until noon) -FH
Sunday, June 10
Annual Conference Sunday
Annette Cartwright, Lay Leader
8:30 a.m. Worship
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
7:30 p.m. Men's Pick-Up Basketball
Upcoming Events
June 20-
Uth Fun Night, 6:30 p.m.
June 23-Decorate the Church for Vacation Bible School, starting at 9:00 a.m.
June 24-28-Vacation Bible School, 5:15 p.m. Dinner, 6:00 p.m. Program


 June 4, 2018

      We had a wonderful Consecration Service and Open House yesterday at the church. We were joined by several special guests such as our resident Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball, District Superintendent Frank Shomo, Conference Treasurer Jim Berner, and the Assistant to the District Superintendent Ken Kremmel. Your efforts and contributions to the success of this church have not gone unnoticed. The continued growth and the outreach that Forrest Burdette Memorial UMC has in our community is being looked at and appreciated from all over. My prayer today is that we continue on in our journey to strengthen our faith, share the love of God, reach those in need, and love them where they're at.
Jeremy Daniels, Associate Pastor
West Virginia Annual Conference 2018
The West Virginia Annual Conference will meet June 7-10 on the campus of WV Wesleyan, Buckhannon, with Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball presiding. Lay and clergy delegates will gather representing the 485 pastoral charges of the 1040 congregations of our annual conference. Representing Forrest Burdette will be Sam Sentelle, Priscilla Simmons, Brad Fittro, alternate, Jeremy Daniels, and Ellis Conley. Linda Hankins is a Lay Equalization delegate. Michael Gibson will serve as the youth delegate from the Midland South District. It is expected that Jeremy Daniels and Ellis Conley will both be re-appointed to Forrest Burdette.
     You will be able to watch the worship, teaching, and business sessions live on the internet. Go to and find the "live streaming" line.
      Annual Conference will conclude with the Commissioning and Ordination of pastors at Sunday's 9 a.m. worship service. Jonathan Dierdorff (former FB associate) is to be ordained an Elder and received into Full Membership. 
Vacation Bible School Needs

June 9: Make decorations with our friends from Catholic Church of the Ascension, starting at 9:00 a.m., in the fellowship hall. Again this year, we will share our resources!

June 23: Help decorate the church for VBS, starting at 9:00 a.m.

Your donations of paper towel tubes, wide mouth bottles (think sports drinks), and cases of new water bottles are needed for this year's crafts. Please bring these items to the C.O.O.L. Kids table in the Narthex.

Evening VBS begins Sunday, June 24, with dinner at 5:15 and program at 6:00!  

Forrest Burdette UMC Shirt Orders
We are taking orders for Forrest Burdette polo shirts.  Click here to see the color and size assortments and to fill out your order.  Checks are to be written to Forrest Burdette, and orders are to be turned into the office.  The deadline for this first wave of orders is June 24.
UMCOR Cleaning Buckets
We will be collecting UMCOR Cleaning Buckets from Sun., June 17 to Sun., July 1. These supplies enable people to begin the overwhelming job of cleaning up after a flood or hurricane. Purchase the list of Cleaning Bucket Materials, assemble as described, and bring to the Narthex. Cleaning Bucket Material Sheets are at the Connection Center. Additional information along with a packing video is available at Consider partnering with a friend, family member, or as a Sunday School Class to collect items for the UMCOR Cleaning Buckets.
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. 
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 2018 camp schedule and registration form are available at the Connection Center or online at Forrest Burdette will pay 1/2 of camp fees.
Construction Update
This week they have continued to pour concrete under the canopy and adjoining the alley. A new pavement cap of the entire "alley" was also completed. Painting was completed on the exterior around the bell tower area to match the new addition. To come is to install a block wall under the canopy and pour concrete around the columns. Getting closer to total completion with forward progress to serve.
This Week's Birthdays
6/4 - Iris Kirk, Matina Parsons
6/5 - Tony Anders, Mike Brown, Riley Daugherty, Dustin Gore, Haley Smalley, Joe Varian
6/6 - Joretta Comer, Katie Cutlip, Kelly Gibson, Mark James, Tessa Meadows, Liz Quigley, Harlee Rice, Jamie Wendel
6/7 - Krista Antis, Erin Daniels, Lainey Faulknier, Ty Foster, Scott Lilly, Nick Miller
6/8 - Eunice Beckett, Ryan Fisher, Shane Johnson, Alexis Ward
6/9 - Jane Saunders, Keith Sayre
6/10 - Lynne Fruth
Coming Up This Sunday
Annual Conference Sunday
Annette Cartwright, Lay Leader