This Week at
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
Monday, April 9
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking     
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Little Narthex
11:00 a.m.  Richard Chapple Funeral
6:00 p.m.  Emmaus Men's Group -110
6:00 p.m. E mmaus Women's Reunion  -Little Narthex
6:30 p.m.  COM Board -Choir Room
6:30 p.m.  Boy Scouts 236 -VA House
7:00 p.m.  Cub Scouts 236 -FH/Basement
8:00 p.m.  AA -308
Tuesday, April 10
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Y.A.H. Quilters -Rm 207
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
6:30 p.m.  Hooks & Needles -201
6:30 p.m.  AAU 4th Grade BBall -Gym
7:00 p.m.  Civic Chorus -Sanctuary
Wednesday, April 11
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Little Narthex
10:45 a.m.  Midweek Bible Study -111
12:00 p.m.  We Care -111
12:00 p.m.  Wesley Circle -FH
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, April 12
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
10:00 a.m.  Circle of Friends -111
6:00 p.m.  ACDS -111
6:30 p.m.  AAU 4th Grade BBall -Gym
7:00 p.m.  Choir Practice -Sanctuary
Friday, April 13
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Little Narthex
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
1:00 p.m.  PipeSounds Concert for Conner St. Students
Saturday, April 14
7:30 a.m.  Emmaus Prayer Group - 110
12:00 p.m.  Gym Reserved (B. Krall; until 5:00 p.m.)
Sunday, April 15
Native American Ministries Sunday
I John 3:1-7   "Favorite Child"
8:30 a.m.  Worship
9:45 a.m.  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship
3:00 p.m.  PipeSounds Pops Concert
5:00 p.m.  Handbell Practice -Choir Rm
6:00 p.m. Men's Group -111
No Evening Worship
7:30 p.m.  Men's Pick-Up Basketball
Upcoming Events
April 8-15: Please bring in individually wrapped candy/non-perishable food items for college care packages by next Sunday.


 April 9, 2018

     There is no doubt that music is one of the best vehicles we have to worship God. We are very blessed to have such a great group of volunteer musicians in the choir, orchestra, and handbell choir, as well as small ensembles and soloists. These folks did a great job of providing spiritually uplifting music during Lent and on Easter Sunday, and they continue to devote their time throughout the year to serve and worship God with their musical talents. A big THANK YOU to all of these dedicated servants!
      FREE CONCERT: The Handbell Choir is excited to be attending the Handbell Musicians of America Festival and Workshop at the Charleston Civic Center on April 13th and 14th. The Festival concludes on Saturday, April 14th with a concert at 5:00 p.m. which is free and open to the public.  Come and hear the amazing and beautiful sound of over 250 handbell musicians ringing together.

David Shanklin
Choir Director
"We Care" Meets This Wednesday, 4/11
Instead of meeting on the first Wednesday in April, the We Care group will meet on April 11, at noon, in room 111.
PipeSounds Presents "Hollywood Magic"
Join us this Sunday, April 15, at 3:00 p.m., as we welcome back guest organist Rob Richards, artist at the El Capitan Theater in Disneyland.  Our annual pops concert is sure to delight with the theme "Hollywood Magic".  Adults $10; students and children free.  Mr. Richards will perform a concert for the students of Conner St. Elementary School on Friday, April 13, at 1:00 p.m.
Flocking Insurance
Make sure you get your Flocking Insurance Policy early in April  at the Connection Center. $25 will help keep those pesky birds away from your precious lawn.  Also, for $30 we will send them to a "friend's" yard, but act fast as there are only a limited number of opportunities each season! We always appreciate the fun you all have with this annual mission trip fund raiser.
Cookies for Kairos Prison Ministries
We could use your help with making cookies for Kairos Prison Ministries. Cookies must be homemade; no store bought, please. Do not use candy, nuts, or raisins and no type of glaze. Chocolate chips are acceptable. Rice Krispie treats, brownies, and no bakes are welcome. Allow cookies to cool before packaging. Package ONE DOZEN ONLY per clear plastic bag with type of cookie written on the front. Please pray for God to bless the cookies, and bring them to church Sunday, April 15 through Wednesday, April 18 . Any questions please contact Tom Hankins (304-543-9256) or Tim Landin (304-743-9832). Thanks so much.
Bus Trip to Sight & Sound Theatre
"JESUS"  presented by Sight & Sound Theatre, Lancaster, PA -  BUS TRIP COMING SOON! Friday, April 27 and returning Saturday, April 28. $220.00 per person double occupancy; includes theatre tickets, transportation, and rooms. Six rooms left (12 occupants). See Don Gatewood to make a reservation or for more info. (304-562-7610).
UMW Mother's Day Dinner
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 
Dinner served: 6:00 pm  Fellowship Hall
Catered by Shonet's Country Café (Baked Stea k/Chicken & Dumplings ... and all that Pie!)
Jay Humphreys Trio, Entertainment
Tickets are available on Sundays in the Narthex or in the Church Office during the week. Adult: $10;  Children 6-12: $5;  Children 5 & under: free.   All women are welcome -  mothers, sisters, daughters, & friends!
With Sympathy
Christian sympathy is extended to Chris Clark upon the death of his father James Clark who passed away on April 8, and to the family of Rev. Bill Slates who passed away on April 5, in Beckley, at the age of 90.  Rev. Slates served Forrest Burdette in 1976 through 1979.  A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, at Oak Hill United Methodist Church.  Donations in his memory can be made to the Oak Hill Food Pantry, 250 Main Street, Oak Hill, WV 25901.
Spring/Summer 2018 College Grads
Students/parents, please send your name, institution, and degree to the church office by April 20. Thank you! (, 304-562-5903)
Construction Update
This week the construction team has made forward progress with the pier work for the canopy on the north end of the new building and Byrd Hall. This will give covered access for entry to the double doors to the Sunday school classrooms and COM. The drywall upstairs is finished, and the first coat of finish paint is near completion in Byrd Hall. Freezers and refrigerators are moved into the new kitchen, and some new units have been added with the blessing of the United Methodist Women. Forward progress to serve in the future.
This Week's Birthdays
4/9 -  Alan Clegg, Ryan Clegg, Rusty Ellis, Tyler Kirk, Austin Miller, Shelby Nitardy, Nathan Wendel
4/10 -    David Bobbitt, Harold Walker
4/11 - Brad Hall, John Hamilton, Aidan Martinez, Priscilla Simmons, Barbara Wyatt
4/12 - Jean Ellis, Joe Ann Gyke, Bailey Hill, Matt Smalley
4/13 - Andy Burns, Alisha Dierdorff, Josh Westfall
4/14 - Adalyn Hill, Carol Rowsey
4/15 - Reid Painter, Jeremy Rogers, Hannah Smalley, Joanne Sovine
Coming Up This Sunday
3rd Sunday of Easter
Native American Ministries Sunday (special offering)
I John 3:1-7   "Favorite Child"