This Week at
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
Monday, January 29
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -Little Narthex
6:00 p.m.  Emmaus Men's Group -110
6:00 p.m.  Emmaus Women's Reunion -Little Narthex
6:00 p.m.  Basketball Practice (Klinebriel)
6:30 p.m.  Boy Scouts 236 -VA House
7:00 p.m. Cub Scouts 236 Pack Meeting -Sanctuary
8:00 p.m.  AA -308
Tuesday, January 30
9:30 a.m. Ruth Byrd Circle -111
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
6:00 p.m. Hurricane 6th Grade All Star Basketball Practice -Gym
6:30 p.m. Hooks & Needles -201
6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts 2317 -FH/Basement
7:00 p.m. Civic Chorus -Sanctuary
Wednesday, January 31
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -Little Narthex
10:45 a.m. Midweek Bible Study -111
6:30 p.m. Small Groups
6:30 p.m. C.O.O.L. Kids -Sanctuary
6:30 p.m. Uth -Basement
7:30 p.m. Praise Band -Sanctuary
Thursday, February 1
10:00 a.m. Circle of Friends -111
6:00 p.m. ACDS -111
7:00 p.m. Choir Practice -Sanctuary
Friday, February 2
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -Little Narthex
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
Saturday, February 3
7:30 a.m. Emmaus Prayer Group -110
Sunday, February 4
Isaiah 40:21-31
"Going for Gold"
8:30 a.m. Worship
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
9:45 a.m. Confirmation -219 Upstairs
  11:00 a.m. Worship
5:00 p.m. Handbells -Choir Rm
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
February 9: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:00-6:30 p.m.
February 14: Ash Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
March 4: Annual John Marra Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser
April 27-28: Bus trip to Sight & Sound Theater, Lancaster PA, to see the production "Jesus". $220 per person. Sign up at the Connection Center desk, or see Don Gatewood with questions .


 January 29, 2018

     Monday's seem a little tougher now for some of us. I say that to say this. I enjoyed getting a work out in last night at the Men's Open Gym Pick Up basketball games. We had a good time sharing in some friendly competition. It reminded me of how sometimes in life we have to step out of our comfort zone and put forth some extra hustle in order to get things done in life. But having people on your team and along side you in your journey makes it all better. They not only make you work harder, but also show their support, encourage you, and they're also there to grab a rebound when you take a shot when you know you shouldn't. I appreciate all of my teammates, both on and off the court.
Jeremy Daniels
Souper Bowl Sunday
Super Bowl LII will be a battle between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots, and it's time to bring in cans of soup to "vote" for your favorite team!    The big game is on Sunday, February 4, so bring your soup to the front of the Sanctuary, and place it in front of the sign for the team you hope will win.  Soup will be donated to the Community Cupboard.
Wednesday Night Live Classes
Be a part of a Wednesday evening small group! Groups begin at 6:30 p.m.
Chris Clark- Christian Basics: New Testament Overview
Ellis & Julie Conley- Disciple Fast Track, New Testament
Debby Cunningham- Disciple Fast Track, New Testament
Ron Delph- Disciple Fast Track, New Testament
Don Gatewood- Disciple Fast Track, New Testament
Uth- Middle & High School (6-12th grades)
C.O.O.L. Kids- age 2 through 5th graders; nursery provided for under 2's!
Daytime Groups:
Ellis Conley-Midweek Daytime Bible Study, Wednesdays, 10:45 a.m.
Disciple Fast Track, New Testament
Kyle Goode-Circle of Friends, Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.
The Remarkable Women of the Bible by Elizabeth George
Pancake Fundraiser!
Sunday, February 11, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall, starting after Sunday School
Donations will go toward the 2018 Uth Mission Trip to Virginia Beach, through Team Effort Mission Trips.
2017 Year End Giving Statements
If you would like a paper copy of your 2017 giving statement, please contact the church office (304-562-5903), or stop by Monday-Friday.
BackPack Buddies 2018 Schedule
We send nonperishable food home with 90 students each weekend. Please remember this ministry as you grocery shop. Monetary donations and donations of gently used plastic grocery bags are appreciated. The gray cart is in the Narthex. The sign up sheet for packing bags is at the Connection Center. Help us be the hands and feet of Christ to these children.
2018 Disciplines
Upper Room Disciplines for 2018 (daily devotional guides) are available for $5 at the Connection Center.
Construction Update
This week the north end of Byrd Hall was torn down, and they have started to haul off the remaining debris. They will finish the roof line and the remaining wall in the next couple weeks. The kitchen remodel is progressing, and the expansion will continue in the next several weeks. The upstairs in Byrd Hall is being finished now that the end has been torn off. Please avoid the construction area, staying away from the barricaded areas. Great progress this week.
This Week's Birthdays
1/29 -  Jim Vealey
1/31 - Angie Banning, Maxine Birt, Katlin Swisher
2/1 - Alex Dorsey, Tom Hankins, John Lawman, Melissa Schamp
2/2 - Jackson Clark, Ron Delph, Mike Hill
2/3 - Steve Garnett, Nancy Jepson, James Larch
2/4 - Herb Nutter
Coming Up this Sunday
February 4, 2018
Isaiah 40:21-31   "Going for Gold"