This Week at
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
Monday, May 7
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking     
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -FH
6:00 p.m.  Emmaus Men's Group -110
6:00 p.m. Emmaus Women's Reunion -L ittle Narthex
6:30 p.m.  Boy Scouts 236 Court of Honor & Dinner -FH
7:00 p.m.  Cub Scouts 236 -Basement
8:00 p.m.  AA -308
Tuesday, May 8
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Y.A.H. Quilters -111
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
6:00 p.m.  Men's Softball -Eleanor
6:30 p.m.  Hooks & Needles -201
6:30 p.m.  AAU 4th Grade BBall -Gym
7:00 p.m.  Civic Chorus -Sanctuary
Wednesday, May 9
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -FH
12:00 p.m.  Wesley Circle -FH
6:30 p.m.  Small Groups
6:30 p.m.  Uth -Basement
7:00 p.m.  Praise Band -Sanctuary
Thursday, May 10
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
6:30 p.m.  AAU 4th Grade BBall -Gym
6:30 p.m.  Dances Choice Square Dance -FH
7:00 p.m.  Choir Practice -Sanctuary
Friday, May 11
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
8:00 a.m.  COM Mother's Day -FH
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -FH
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
Saturday, May 12
7:30 a.m.  Emmaus Prayer Group - 110
7:30 p.m.  Hurricane Civic Chorus Spring Concert -Sanctuary
Sunday, May 13
Mother's Day
John 15:9-17
"The Hand on the String"
8:30 a.m.  Worship
9:45 a.m.  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship
5:00 p.m.  Handbell Practice -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
May 16: Baccalaureate for Hurricane High School, 7:00 p.m.
May 20: Pentecost; Youth Sunday & High School Senior Recognition
May 25: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2:00-7:00 p.m.; Contact Donna Varian at 304-562-9253 to volunteer.
May 29: Conner Street Elementary School 5th Grade Graduation, 6:00 p.m.
May 30: COM 4-yr-old Graduation & Preschool Program, 6:30 p.m.


 May 7, 2018

    Sunday is Mother's Day, which began with a special service organized by Anna Jarvis in May, 1907 at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton. As we celebrate the day, remember the wide continuum of mothering:
To those who gave birth this year;
To those who lost a child this year;
To those who care for little ones every day and wear the badges of food stains;
To those who experienced loss through miscarriage, failed adoption, or running away;
To those who walk the hard path of infertility;
To those who have warm and close relationships with your children;
To those who have disappointment, heartache, and distance from your children;
To those who lost their mother this year;
To those who experienced abuse at the hands of their mother;
To those who are single and long to be married with children;
To single parent mothers who shoulder total responsibility;
To step-parent mothers who get caught in the middle;  
To those who envision lavishing love on grandchildren which is not yet to be;
To those who will have emptier nests in the coming year;
To those who placed children up for adoption;   
To those who are pregnant with new life;
    Motherhood is not for the faint of heart.  We have bold, courageous, faithful women all around us.   Thanks for the gift of mothers!
Grace & freedom,
Civic Chorus: In Concert
Hurricane Civic Chorus Spring Concert, this Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m., at Forrest Burdette. Join Director Branita Holbrook-Bratka and the Chorus for this special event!
Scholastic Book Fair
Children's Outreach Ministries'  Scholastic Book Fair is open now through next Sunday, May 13. You will find the fair set up at the end of the green ramp, outside the COM offices. There are envelopes for your payment and a box to put the envelopes in. Please round up the price (i.e., $4.99 price tag, pay $5.00). Make checks payable to COM, and write "Book Fair" in your memo. Proceeds from this sale will help purchase new equipment for the new infant/toddler playground. Many thanks for your support!
Help Us Support Ally's Trip to Africa
Ally Lawhon (daughter of Kevin & Tammy Lawhon) will be a short-term missionary to Masindi, Uganda, May 29-June 9, with Love One International.  A basket is in the Narthex for donations of Neosporin, Tylenol, Cortisone/Benadryl Cream, anti-nausea meds, sleep aids, Band-aids, sunscreen, bug spray, hand sanitizer, and wet wipes.  To help fund Ally's mission trip, mark your check or envelope "Ally".  Please keep her in your prayers.
Christian Community Cupboard Fund Raiser
Every Sunday in MAY , come and support a great cause! 10% of Jersey Mike's Sunday proceeds will be donated to the Christian Community Cupboard. Visit them in the Liberty Square Shopping Center, 6 Liberty Plaza, Hurricane, 304-757-6453.
Men's Softball
If you're interested in playing on the Forrest Burdette team, contact J.B. Marinacci at 304-767-1172. Games are played in Eleanor until the Valley Park fields are completed. 
May 8, 6 p.m.;  May 15, 6 p.m.; May 22, 8 p.m.
June 7, 8 p.m.; June 12, 8 p.m.; June 21, 8 p.m.; June 28, 8 p.m.
July 3, 8 p.m.; July 9, 6 p.m.;  July 20, 6 p.m.;  July 26, 8 p.m.
(Tournament play July 30-August 4; August 4 Picnic)
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 been connecting the smoke and fire alarm system to Byrd Hall both up and downstairs. They have started the forms for concrete along the bell tower and will continue toward the new addition. The work schedule includes an additional fire sprinkler system in the canopy area as well as lighting under the canopy. Concrete pours will be dictated by the weather at this point. Progress forward to serve.
This Week's Birthdays
5/7 -  Kara Rose, Whitney Williams
5/8 - Brittney Arthur, Erica Pomeroy, Scott Warner
5/9 - Lauren McCoy, Haley Oxley, Vicki Stover, Paige Winfree
5/10 - Marilyn Phillips, Dolores Price
5/11 -  Dawn Barcroft, Lauren Lipinski, Tyler Ray, Clifton Shanklin
5/12 - Kennedi Brainard, Elizabeth Jarvis, Craig Jones, Callie McClanahan, Sabrina Ray, Beverly Turner
5/13 - Marc Fizer, Angie Harkins, Casey Levy  
Coming Up This Sunday
7th Sunday of Easter; Ascension Sunday
Mother's Day
John 15:9-17    "The Hand on the String"