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

Monday, July 31
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -FH
6:00 p.m.  Emmaus Men's Group -111
6:00 p.m. E mmaus Women's Reunion  -Little Narthex
6:30 p.m.  Boy Scouts -VA House
8:00 p.m.  AA -308
Tuesday, August 1
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
6:30 p.m.  Hooks & Needles -201
7:00 p.m.  UMW - 110/Parlor
Wednesday, August 2
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -FH
12:00 p.m. We Care - 111
6:30 p.m. Clark Small Group -308
6:30 p.m. Delph Small Group -201 7:00 p.m. Praise Band Practice -Sanctuary
Thursday, August 3
7:00 p.m. Choir Practice -Sanctuary
Friday, August 4
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -FH
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
Saturday, August 5
7:30 a.m. Emmaus Prayer Group - 110
Sunday, August 6
Summer series: "Friends You Need"
"You Need a Deborah"
Judges 4:4-9, 14
8:30 a.m. Worship
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
6:00 p.m. Men's Group -111
6:00 p.m. Worship -Chapel
Looking Ahead
August 12: City-wide Yard Sale & Hot Dog Sale by UMW. To rent parking spaces for your sale, please call Jan Rowsey (304-562-2053).


 July 31, 2017

     I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. As everyone tries to squeeze in those last vacations before school starts and summer comes to an end, the choir will continue our summer schedule of practicing every other week through the end of August. Practices will be Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. on August 3rd, 17th, and 31st. Weekly practices will resume starting Thursday September 7. In addition to practicing weekly anthems we will also begin sometime in September to practice for the Christmas Cantata. If you would like to join this great group of servants who love to sing from their heart for the glory of God, this would be a great time to get started.
David Shanklin
Choir Director
Join the "We Care" Team
Would you be interested in joining a team that visits 3-4 of our home bound members once a month? Then join the "We Care" Team for lunch at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Next meeting is August 2 (Room 111).
Uth Night at Power Park
Monday, August 7th - West Virginia Power Game (game starts at 7:05 p.m.): Join us for Buck Night where tickets, hot dogs, popcorn, and soda are just $1 each! Meet at the church at 5:45 p.m. for a ride to/from the game. We will get seats and sit together to enjoy a wonderful night at the ballpark!  Please contact Jeremy Daniels if you are planning to attend ( or 304-389-7559). *Toast will be provided*
School Supplies Collection
In August, the Children's Coin Jar will be receiving money for back to school supplies. You are invited to put some money in the jar or purchase some school supplies on your next trip to the store and bring them to the church. We will pass them on to Conner St. Elementary to be distributed.
School Supplies Donation List:
  • Folders with pockets
  • #2 pencils
  • Pencil-top erasers
  • Pencil box or zipper pouch
  • Colored pencils
  • 1-subject spiral notebooks
  • Wide-ruled notebook paper
  • Blunt scissors
  • 24-count crayons
  • Glue sticks
Please bring donations to the gray BackPack Buddies cart.  Thanks!
Children of the World Choir
Children of the World will be presenting a concert at Forrest Burdette on Wednesday, September 6, 1:00 p.m. for Conner St. Elementary and 6:30 p.m. for the congregation. You are encouraged to be part of this event! 7 host families (with at least 2 adults each) are needed for 14 children and 2 female chaperones on Tuesday, Sept. 5, and Wednesday, Sept 6. We need:
  • three homes for 2 girls
  • one home for 2 girls and one female chaperone
  • two homes for two boys
  • one home for two boys and one female chaperone.
We ask that you provide breakfasts on Wednesday and Thursday mornings and dinner on Tuesday evening. A simple background check application also needs to be completed. Please contact the church office 304-563-5903 or stop by ASAP if you are willing to help with this ministry and be a host family for two of the elementary age singers.  
Children's Outreach Ministries
COM (Children's Outreach Ministries)  has spaces available for early ed. and after school students for the fall. 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 this fall. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and out of high school. Contact Vicki Jacobs at 304-562-9170 or
Construction Update
This week the construction crew continued to work on the entrances to COM and the Fellowship Hall. They have also been putting finish coats of paint upstairs and downstairs. The work on the drop ceiling tiles downstairs has begun. The tie in to the electric and plumbing in Byrd Hall will start soon and will take a couple of weeks. Progress continues to move positively forward.
This Week's Birthdays
7/31 - Brett Faulknier, Scott Fizer, Maycle Mason
8/1 - Jeremy Daniels, Shanon Fearing, Kim Virag, Jenny Wilson, Camie Zappitelli, Sofie Zapppitelli
8/2 - Jake Crawford, Chris Hugh
8/3 - Martha Brumfield, Marilyn Kegley
8/4 - John Cumingham, Sarah Lipinski, Brad Moore, Andrea Rogowski, Jerry Totten, Makenzie Vance
8/5 - Evelyn Easter, Brody Franklin, Jeff Gay, Evan McMillion, Billy Smith, Karen Turner
8/6 -  Ali Fenerty, Dan Kennedy, Kinley Ogle, Mike Richmond
Coming Up this Sunday
August 6, 2017
Summer Series: "Friends You Need"
"You Need a Deborah"
Judges 4:4-9, 14