This Week at
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
Monday, September 3
Labor Day
Church Office & C.O.M. Closed
8:00 p.m.  AA -308
Tuesday, September 4
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
6:30 p.m.  Hooks & Needles -201
7:00 p.m.  UMW -110/Parlor
Wednesday, September 5
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:45 a.m. Midweek Bible Study -111
12:00 p.m. We Care -111
5:15 p.m. Dinner -FH
6:30 p.m. Small Groups
6:30 p.m. C.O.O.L. Kids -Sanctuary
6:30 p.m. Uth -Basement
7:45 p.m. Praise Band -Sanctuary
Thursday, September 6 8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
8:00 a.m. TOPS 0530 -Byrd Hall
6:30 p.m. Dances Choice -Byrd Hall
7:00 p.m. Choir Practice -M. Barnhouse 's Home (5008 Northwest Way); Meet at church at 6:40 to carpool.
Friday, September 7
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
Saturday, September 8
7:30 a.m. Emmaus Prayer Group -110
Sunday, September 9
Bibles presented to Third Graders
Mark 7:24-30
"Even the Scraps"
8:30 a.m. Worship
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
5:00 p.m. Handbells -Choir Rm
6:00 p.m. Men's Group -111
6:00 p.m. Worship -Chapel
6:00 p.m. Finance Committee -201
7:00 p.m. Church Council -FH
Upcoming Events
Sept. 13: Feed the HHS Football Team
Sept. 18: Premier Designs Jewelry Show, 6:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall; RSVP Becky Meadows (304-206-7976).  100% of profit will be donated to the Building Fund.
Sept. 30: PipeSounds Presents: "Fanfares & Flourishes", 3:00 p.m.;  Rodney Barbour on the Harrah Symphonic Organ with The Lincoln Brass Quintet


 September 4, 2018

     It's another one of those times for a new beginning! The music program at Forrest Burdette will now begin its regular rehearsal schedule.
     This Thursday evening at 7:00 would be a great time to give the choir a try.  Donna and I are hosting the first rehearsal at my home studio at 5008 Northwest Way. We will rehearse anthems for the month of September, and at the conclusion of the rehearsal we will all enjoy some snacks and refreshments together. Choir is not an "exclusive" group of singers who read music, but a family of people who love to sing and use that love of singing to worship God. You will find it a very welcoming group of people!
Directions to my house are:
  • Turn onto Cow Creek Road off of Teays Valley Road
  • Stay on Cow Creek Rd. until after you have passed under I-64
  • About 100 yards after passing under I-64, turn right into Woodridge Estates
  • Proceed to the first "Y" intersection and bear left on Crestmont
  • A short distance past the "Y" turn left on Crestmont and up the steep hill
  • At the top of the hill turn left on Pinnacle View Road
  • Go around the sharp curve to the right and proceed to the top of the hill
  • Turn left on Northwest Way and proceed to 5008
  • Parking available on our driveway or the street or at 5006 which is the Mike & Tammy Baker residence.
  • Take the steps to the right of the house which lead directly to the studio. 

Hope to see you there!

Mike Barnhouse
Wednesday Night Live: September 5
Please click here for information about our Fall schedule of small groups for all ages.  Programs start at 6:30 p.m., and most conclude at 7:30 p.m.  Sign up sheets and study guides for adult classes are at the Connection Center. 
     Dinner is served from 5:15-6:00 p.m.  Reservations may be made by signing up at the Connection Center or by calling the church office (304-562-5903).  Reservations are appreciated but not necessary.  Adults $6, Children (under 12) $5; no family pays more than $20.  This week's menu: ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, rolls, brownies.
Handbell Practice Resumes Sunday
Make a joyful noise!  Join the Handbell Choir!  Directed by David Shanklin, Handbell Choir practice resumes Sunday, September 9, at 5:00 p.m. in the Choir Room.  Join us!
Scholastic Book Fair
The Children's Outreach Ministries will host their semi-annual Book Fair next week and will be open for business starting Sunday, September 9 through Sunday, September 16.  Feel free to browse the selections, found at the end of the ramp, outside the C.O.M. offices, and support our childcare ministry.
Churchwide Family Picnic
Please join your Church Family on Sunday, September 23, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., at Valley/Wave Pool Park, at the large shelter!  Bring lawn chairs or blankets, and join us for food, fellowship, and fun.  Church will provide the BBQ and fixings.  If your last name begins with:
A-G: Please bring chips,
H-Q: 2 liter soft drink,
R-Z: cookies/dessert.
You can fish; play soccer, football, corn hole, or bocce; or just visit with friends and family!
Construction Update
Sidewalks along Virginia Ave. have been replaced, and work has begun on the new entrance between the "Scout Hut" and the Community Cupboard. The bleachers were received and were assembled on Friday.
Upcoming Events Around the Conference:
United Methodist Men Annual Gathering and Boy Scout Circuit Rider 30 Camporee will be September 7-9, at Jackson's Mill, Weston, WV. This is a time that men as disciples of the Lord gather from across West Virginia for the RENEWAL of our faith and beliefs with Jesus Christ our Savior. Brochures are at the Connection Center.
7th Annual Kairos Prison Ministry Golf Tournament is Friday, September 14, at Big Bend Gold Course, Tornado. Cost is $260 a team, $240 before August 31. Brochures are at the Connection Center.
The Midland South Lay Servant Academy is October 19-20, at Dunbar UMC. Classes offered are Basic Lay Servant and two Advanced Lay Servant classes: Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition and Transforming Evangelism. Brochures are at the Connection Center. 
This Week's Birthdays
9/3 - Jo Bess, Larry Clegg
9/4 - Debbie Duespohl, Bobby Greene, Harold Stewart
9/5 - Jennifer Hart, Steve Huggins, Jessica Ray, Jeremy Simms
9/6 - Wes Hager, Victoria Marsh, Paul Rose, Darlene Smith, Brittiany Veit, Evelyn Warner
9/7 - David McCane, Bailey Young
9/8 - Kelly Huffman, Liz Neumeyer, Jennifer Woodward
9/9 - Chris Bogan, Carol Midkiff, Mason Spurlock
Coming Up This Sunday
Bibles presented to 3rd Graders
Mark 7:24-30   "Even the Scraps"