This Week at
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526

Monday, October 2
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -FH
6:00 p.m.  Emmaus Men's Group -111
6:00 p.m.  Emmaus Women's Reunion -Little Narthex
6:30 p.m.  Boy Scouts -VA House
7:00 p.m.  Cub Scouts -Sanctuary/Narthex
8:00 p.m.  AA -308
Tuesday, October 3
10:00 a.m. Community Cupboard
6:30 p.m.  Hooks & Needles -201
6:30 p.m.  Girl Scout Troop 8317
7:00 p.m. UMW -110/Parlor
7:00 p.m. "Good Grief" Group -111
Wednesday, October 4
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -FH
10:45 a.m. Morning Bible Study -111
12:00 p.m. We Care -111
5:15 p.m. Fellowship Dinner -FH
  6:30 p.m. Small Groups
6:30 p.m. Uth -Basement
6:30 p.m. C.O.O.L. Kids -Sanctuary
Thursday, October 5
10:00 a.m. Circle of Friends -111
6:00 p.m. ACDS Class -111
7:00 p.m. Choir Practice - Sanctuary
Friday, October 6
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -FH
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
Saturday, October 7
7:30 a.m. Emmaus Prayer Group -110
1:30 p.m. T. Garinger Memorial Service            
Sunday, October 8
Children's Sabbath
Undie Sunday
Matthew 21:33-46
"A People Who Produce Fruit"
8:30 a.m.  Worship
9:45 a.m.  Sunday School
9:45 a.m.  Pastor Appreciation Reception  -FH
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


 October 2, 2017

     Happy October!  Things are rolling along in the Children's Ministry, and we have a couple projects we are working on Wednesday evenings! 
     We are singing a couple songs for Children's Sabbath which is this Sunday, October 8th.  It's also Undie Sunday, so bring your donations of new underwear (children's & adult sizes) to the Narthex this Sunday for Heart + Hand Outreach Ministries.
     We are also beginning our work on the Christmas musical; all children from Kindergarten to 5th grade are welcome to come and join the fun.  If you are finishing up fall activities and haven't made it to Wednesday evenings yet, please let me know if your child wants a speaking part in the play so they don't get left out!  It's our biggest project of the year, and it's so wonderful to watch the kids use their talents, so we'll be ready to dazzle on December 3rd!
     Note for all parents: If you haven't yet, please fill out one of the purple registration forms found on the COOL Kids table or the Connection Center.  This helps keep all our information up to date on you and your children.
Jayné Kirk
Director of Children & Family Ministries
Grief Ministry Group
Good Grief, led by Robbie Parsons and Beth Sauvageot, will begin Tuesday, October 3, at 7:00 p.m. This 8-week support and ministry group is for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Participant books, Beyond the Broken Heart , will soon be available at the Connection Center, where there is already a sign up sheet. Invite others to come with you who may benefit from such a group. You are invited to pre-register, or you may just show up on October 3.
Wednesday Night Live Dinner & Small Groups 
Our Wednesday Night Live small group ministries are held each week at 6:30 p.m. 
  • Chris Clark: Christian Basics, Old Testament
  • Ellis & Julie Conley: Disciple Fast Track, Old Testament
  • Debby Cunningham: You'll Get Through This (Hope & Help for Your Turbulent Times)
  • Ron Delph: Disciple Fast Track, Old Testament
  • Don Gatewood: Disciple Fast Track, Old Testament
  • Uth (middle & high school): 6:30-7:45 p.m.
  • C.O.O.L. Kids: "Dig In" for ages 2-5th grade, with nursery provided for those under 2
Midweek Daytime Groups:
Wednesday, 10:45 a.m., with Ellis Conley
   Disciple Fast Track, Old Testament
Thursday, 10:00 a.m., with Kyle Goode
   Circle of Friends, reading "It's Good to Be Queen: Becoming as Bold, Gracious, and Wise as the Queen of Sheba"
The dinner menu for this Wednesday, October 4, is Taco Bar with all the fixings and dessert.  Dinner is served from 5:15-6:00 p.m.  A weekly sign up for meals is at the Connection Center, or call the church office to RSVP by noon on Mondays (304-562-5903).  Cost is $6 adults, $5 children under 12.  No family pays more than $20.
Wednesday Night Uth
Middle & High School Uth: The entire month of October we will have theme nights! So come prepared and dressed up for a chance to win prizes. 6:30-8:00 p.m.
October 4: Stand Out! Dress Up to Stand out! (mismatched or crazy outfits!)
October 11: 80's Night! Dress up like it's the 1980's! 
October 18: # IWOKEUPLIKETHIS Dress Up Like Ya Woke Up! (pajama day!)
October 25: Halloween Party & Costume Contest! (church appropriate please!)
Pastor Appreciation Reception
October is celebrated nationwide as Clergy Appreciation Month. The Staff Parish Relations Committee will host a reception in appreciation of our pastors next Sunday, October 8, between services. Please come for fellowship and to give thanks for Ellis and Jeremy!
Haiti 2017
Annette Cartwright  and Sharon Jones are  collecting the following items for an October medical trip to Haiti. Please bring donations to the Narthex and place in the "Haiti barrel" no later than Wednesday, Oct 4th.  Call Annette Cartwright @ 304-541-9722 with questions.
Over-the-Counter Items:
  • Tylenol (adult, children's chewable/liquid, and infant drops)
  • Motrin (adult, children, and infant drops)
  • Eye drops (saline, artificial tears, allergy, etc)
  • Creams (antibiotic, antifungal, hydrocortisone, anti-itch, etc)
  • Antacids (chewable or tabs; no liquids)
  • Infant formula (powder ONLY)
  • Children's electrolyte (hydration) powder (No liquid drinks please) 
Hygiene Items:
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Individually wrapped Bar soap (paper wrap preferred)
Underwear: All sizes (children, adult)
Week of Prayer
Please remember to pray this week for the Commission on a Way Forward.  The West Virginia Annual Conference has set aside October 1-7 for intentional prayer for our Bishop and the members of the commission as they discern a way forward for our United Methodist Church concerning matters of human sexuality.  Join the cabinet and our Bishop for a special service of prayer at the John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston on October 2, at 7:00 p.m.
Flu Shot Clinic - October 22
Fruth Pharmacy will visit Forrest Burdette for their annual flu shot clinic on Sunday, October 22, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Please bring a copy of your insurance card.  Visit Fruth Pharmacy in Hurricane if you have any questions about insurance, forms, or out-of-pocket payment.
Children's Outreach Ministries
COM (Children's Outreach Ministries)  currently has spaces available for early ed. and after school students. Please contact COM at 304-562-9170, or visit our website ( for registration information (see the upper right corner of our homepage).
Now Hiring: COM is looking for high energy staff members to work with the children in our afterschool program. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and out of high school. Also, COM is looking for substitute teachers for the early ed. program.  Contact Vicki Jacobs at 304-562-9170 or
Construction Update
This week the crew poured the concrete platform and step at the south entrance and the walkways on the east and north sides. Floor tile was laid in the gym storage room, and the gym lights were installed. They are installing drywall in the COM office area and hallway, working on wiring for the roof mounted A/C units, installing window stoops, working on ductwork and flue piping, and working on the outside canopy on the east side of the gym.
This Week's Birthdays
10/2 - Evelyn Gregory, Stephen Jones, Kevin Marra, Joni Prince, Harold Quigley
10/3 - Amy Golden, Nick Oxley, Nate Vance
10/4 - Jill Coulter, Meredith Thompson, Heather Wyatt
10/5 - Emily Gay, Chris St. Clair, Josh Wells
10/6 - Robyn Fink, Julie Harris, Hannah Spiker
10/7 - Ian Ogle, Sherry Smith, Jerry Wolfe
10/8 - Tyler Halstead, Kim Neville
Coming Up this Sunday
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Children's Sabbath & Undie Sunday
Matthew 21:33-46, "A People Who Produce Fruit"