This Week at
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
Monday, July 2
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
6:30 p.m. Boy Scouts 236 -VA House
8:00 p.m. AA -308
Tuesday, July 3
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
10:00 a.m. Community Cupboard
6:30 p.m. Hooks & Needles -201
6:30 p.m. AAU 5th Grade BBall -Gym
8:00 p.m. Men's Softball -Valley Park
Wednesday, July 4
Independence Day
Church Office & COM Programs Closed
Thursday, July 5
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
8:00 a.m. TOPS -Byrd Hall
6:30 p.m. Dances Choice Square Dance -Byrd Hall
No Choir Practice
7:00 p.m. Middle School League Basketball -Gym
Friday, July 6
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 7
7:30 a.m. Emmaus Prayer Group -110
10:00 a.m. Painting Class -FH
Sunday, July 8
Meeting the Disciples Summer Sermon Series: "James"
8:30 a.m. Worship
9:00 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
5:00 p.m. Young Adult/College & Career Meet Up for pizza & fellowship
6:00 p.m. Men's Group -111
6:00 p.m. Worship -Chapel
Upcoming Events
July 11-Uth Fun Night @ the Weiss' house for a Pool Party (47 Timberturn St., Hurricane, or meet at church at 6)
July 15-Uth Mission Group leaves for Virginia Beach, VA


 July 2, 2018

"Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life" (Psalm 138:7).
     Last weekend as Malinda and I and our two granddaughters Annabelle and Elliana were traveling to Lititz, PA for a week of camping with family, we were involved in an accident on the PA Turnpike. As we were ping ponging back and forth between the guardrail and the concrete barriers the camper rolled over, but it felt like the truck just came to a nice easy stop and stayed upright. As smoke was coming from the engine we were able to get us and the girls out of the vehicle. None of us had so much as a scrape or a bruise! By the grace of God we walked away and then stood back and watched the fire spread quickly and totally burn down both the truck and the camper. There is no doubt that God's hand was on us. He prevented us from being injured and enabled us to get out and away from the burning vehicle. God spared us as He has a plan for our lives and for those two precious little girls. I pray that we will continue to follow Him and His plan for us, wherever that may lead. Life's greatest joy comes from knowing God and living for him every day.
    Thanks to all of you who showed concern and prayed for us last week. We ended up having a great week "camping out" at my son's home, enjoying dance recitals, baseball games, ice cream, and other "good stuff" with the grandkids. God is good!
     The choir will continue to provide Anthems for the worship services throughout the summer months, but the practice schedule has been abbreviated. Practices for the remainder of the summer will be at 7:00 p.m. Thursdays on July 12th, July 19th, August 2nd, August 16th, and August 30th. Weekly practice will resume on September 6th. If you like to sing, now would be a great time to come and join our choir family.
David Shanklin
Choir Director
Pigment of My Imagination Painting Classes
Would you like to learn to paint geraniums?  No talent required!  Come and paint on Saturday, July 7 (10 a.m. - noon) or on Monday, July 9 (6 - 8 p.m.).  All materials provided.  Cost: $20 ($15 for second member of family).  Proceeds to Building Fund and SHS Italy Trip.  Pigment of My Imagination Painting Classes are led by Julie Conley.  Sign up at the Connection Center, or call the church office (304-562-5903).
Young Adults!  College!  Career!  Pizza!
Sunday, July 8th is our next Young Adult / College & Career Meet Up!   Of course there'll be food, as we plan to head to Lola's in Charleston for some delicious homemade pizza pie and a wonderful time of fellowship.  Join us in the parking lot @ 5 p.m., or meet us at the restaurant shortly after.
Uth Night Out @ Power Park: July 9
Join us for $3 seats and $1 hot dogs and popcorn! The game starts at 7:05 p.m., as the Power takes on the Hagerstown Suns. RSVP to Pastor Jeremy by 7/6. Rides available.
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
7/2 -  Samuel Clark, Radley Edwards, Laken Faulknier, Heather Lambert, Allyson Lawhon, Steve Matson
7/3 - Rachel Baker, Susan Dean, Sarah Moore, Cameron Nitardy
7/4 - Linda Harshbarger, Laura Jo Smith
7/5 - Matthew Crawford
7/6 - David Baker, Tonya Huffman, Doris Roberts
7/7 - Judy Armstrong, Carolyn Cremeans, Hanna Scarbro
7/8 - A.C. Chapman, Mark King, Tim Stinespring
Coming Up This Sunday
Meeting the Disciples Sermon Series Continues