This Week at
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
Tuesday, May 29
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
No Hooks & Needles
6:30 p.m.  AAU 4th Grade BBall -Gym
6:30 p.m.  Conner St. Elementary 5th Grade Graduation & Reception -Sanctuary/FH
Wednesday, May 30
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -FH
6:30 p.m.  COM Program & 4-yr-old Graduation -Sanctuary
6:30 p.m. Delph Small Group -201
7:30 p.m. Praise Band -Sanctuary
Thursday, May 31
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
6:00 p.m. College & Recent Grads Get-together -Mi Pueblito
6:00 p.m. Orchestra Practice -Sanctuary
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
Friday, June 1
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
8:00-6:00 Putnam County Health Dept. Immunizations -111
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -FH
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
7:00 p.m. M. Barnhouse Student Piano Recital -Sanctuary
Saturday, June 2
7:30 a.m. Emmaus Prayer Group -110
8:00 a.m. Church Clean-Up Day Begins
Sunday, June 3
Deuteronomy 6:4-9, 20-25
"When Your Children Ask"
8:30 a.m. Worship
No Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Consecration Service -Outside
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 5- Girl Scout Troop 8317 Bridging Ceremony, 6:00 p.m.
June 9- Vacation Bible School Decoration Making, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  This year we are making and sharing decorations with the Catholic Church of the Ascension, who is also preparing to be Shipwrecked during their VBS!


 May 29, 2018

Consecration and Open House
Sunday, June 3
     Sunday, June 3, 10 a.m., we gather between the two worship services for a Service of Consecration of the Children's Outreach Ministries Classrooms, Additional Adult Classrooms, Refurbished Kitchen, Gym, and Renovations to Byrd Hall. Special guests will include Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball, representatives from the West Virginia Annual Conference, and representatives from Riedel-Wilks Building Structures. The service will be outside weather permitting. Children are asked to attend with their parents.
     Later, we will have an Open House from 3-5 p.m., to showcase our church and preschool to the community. The United Methodist Women are providing a reception. This is a great time to invite your friends and neighbors.
     Since construction began in 2016, you have seen the steady and excellent craftsmanship of the work done. You can certainly be proud. Opportunities for ministry continue to unfold. You have been faithful in your giving. The Building Committee has been responsible. As God has blessed us, may we be a blessing to others.
     See you Sunday. It will be a great day indeed! Thanks be to God!
Grace & freedom,
College Students & Recent Grads
College Student and 2018 High School Grad Get-Together; Thursday, May 31, 6:00 p.m., @ Mi Pueblito, in Hurricane.  Join us!
Church Clean-Up Day!
Save the date: THIS Saturday, June 2!  We will have a Church Clean-Up Day starting at 8:00 a.m., and we need several volunteers.  Please contact our Trustees Chair Gary Robson to sign up (304-562-6445).  Many hands make light work!
Summer Food Boxes Packing Party
Volunteers are needed on Saturday, June 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for the 5th Annual BPB Packing Day. This event will take place on the parking lot of the Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene located at 3937 Teays Valley Road in Hurricane. These food boxes are mailed to local school children over the summer. Our BackPack Buddy students will benefit by receiving these food boxes. Community service hours will be provided if needed.
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 Riedel-Wilks has continued to form and pour concrete around the canopy area. The exterior Dryvit finish is coming along well, and they are working around the canopy areas and the north as well as the west side of Byrd Hall. Forward progress to serve. 
This Week's Birthdays
5/29 -  Louis Blair, Jonah Fenerty, Noah Fenerty, Bob Gibson, Marsha Kauffman, Danny Simms, Olin Spencer
5/30 -  Mark Dunlap, Angie Nitardy
5/31 -  Larry Clendenin
6/2 - Brie Crouse, Kiersten Ellis-Marino, Nancy Hardin, Hannah Johnson, Adam Martin
6/3 - Barbi Davis, Diana Hunt, Connie Smith
Coming Up This Sunday
Deuteronomy 6:4-9, 20-25   "When Your Children Ask"