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Happy New Year: January 4, 2021
Ed Grant
Senior Pastor
Happy New Year! Over the years these words have been repeated by young and old alike. We all want this new year to be filled with happiness and joy. Many things like one day being able to reunite with our families, or being able to gather again in worship, or just being able to travel or get away for a little while, will certainly bring much happiness to our lives. But, if we want to go even deeper and experience real joy then we will want to put forth a little extra effort.
Joy isn't just an emotion triggered by receiving a gift or something special. Joy comes when we do something for someone without any thought of a reward or getting something in return. God gives us joy when we act in love to help someone or encourage someone or meet a need in someone's life.
Many things bring happiness at least for a little while, but to experience real joy comes when we do something for others simply because we love God. Oh yes, I want this to be a happy new year, but I also want everyone to experience joy. Joy gives us the deepest sense of fulfillment. Joy comes when we allow the love of God to spill over and touch the hearts of those around us.
Join Us for Worship Online
Sundays at 10:30 a.m., participate in our live-streamed worship service
on our Facebook page:
(no in-person services until further notice)
Or, watch the service later on Facebook or on our YouTube Channel:
Service Saturday is This Saturday!
Our monthly Service Saturday is Saturday, January 9th! We meet at the church and ride together at 9:30 a.m., and we work at the Heart & Hand Thrift Store from 10:00 a.m.—noon, with a lunch stop on the way home (bring lunch $). These are great times serving together, and this activity is available for YOUTH of ALL AGES ;)
BackPack Buddies Volunteer Sign-Up
We continue to serve our neighbors through our Backpack Buddy Ministry to local school children. Please consider signing up for weekly packing for our 3 schools. Additional dates and updated instructions are posted on the sign up sheet. You can find the online sign up sheet by clicking here.
    We welcome your food donations during the week, and we can always use your financial help and prayerful support.
Disciplines: A Book of Daily Devotions 2021
We still have copies of the 2021 Upper Room Disciplines. Our cost was $10.99 per copy; we are offering them to you for $5 each. This book contains a year of daily devotions; start off the new year in a good frame of mind! Copies are available in the church office during the week.
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Live Stream Tech Volunteers Needed
To help continue our Facebook-Live presence for our 10:30 a.m. worship services, we need several volunteers to train and learn the process to help this outreach. We are blessed with the technology to be able to reach others for Christ in this new way. Please consider being a part of this team! Please contact Karen in the office or Pastor Jeremy
Visit Our YouTube Channel
Our FBKids and FBUth Ministries continue to provide instruction and entertainment for our children and youth, and all the videos can be found on our YouTube channel. Past worship services and devotionals are available as well. If you have some free time, check out our channel by clicking here! 
Your Prayers & Thanksgivings
We welcome your regular prayers and continued giving. Prayer requests to be included in the Sunday worship announcements are to be submitted via our website, or you can click here for a quick link to submit joys and concerns. Click here to access the online giving instructions from the Forrest Burdette website. Your continued giving to the church, as you are able, is important for us to keep paying our expenses. Thank you so much for sending your offerings! If not online, then please mail your regular offering to 2848 Putnam Avenue, Hurricane WV 25526. To save a stamp, you may deposit your offering in our locked mailbox on Putnam Avenue. Open the top door, and slide your envelope all the way to the back of the box, where it will fall into the locked area. Thank you for your support of this ministry. 
This Week at Forrest Burdette
Monday, 1/4: Office open, COM reopens today
Tuesday, 1/5: Office open, 10:00 a.m. Cupboard
Wednesday, 1/6: Office open, no activities
Thursday, 1/7: Office open, Newsletter assembly in a.m., 7 p.m. PipeSounds Board
Friday, 1/8: Office open, 10:00 a.m. Cupboard
Saturday, 1/9: Uth Service Saturday (meet at 9:30 a.m.)
Sunday, 1/10: Baptism of the Lord; 10:30 a.m. Live-streaming worship
This Week's Birthdays
1/4 - Lydia Peterson
1/5 - Jackie Alexander, Billie DeLung, Cathy Keeler
1/6 - Keith Midkiff
1/7 - Seth Bowers, Brittany Bowie, Danielle Grant, Gene Lewis, Tom Plumley
1/8 - Terri Brookshire, Curtis Ferguson
1/9 - Leigh Anna Bennett, Shannon Lawman, Hilda Mynes
1/10 - Lois Brewer, Lori Folio, Bob Sauvageot