This Week
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
C.O.M.: 304-562-9170
Monday, October 21
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
6:00 p.m.  Cookie Baking, Stewards of Fellowship -Kitchen/FH
6:30 p.m.  Scouts BSA #236 -Scout Hut
7:00 p.m.  Cub Scout Pack 236 -Byrd Hall+
8:00 p.m.  AA -308
Tuesday, October 22
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Charity Quilts/YAH Quilters -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
6:00 p.m.  Basketball (HABL) -Gym
7:00 p.m.  Hurricane Civic Chorus -FH
Wednesday, October 23
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
No Midweek Bible Study
2:30 p.m.  Hooks & Needles -201
5:30 p.m.  Fellowship Dinner -FH
6:00 p.m.  Uth -111
6:30 p.m.  Adult Small Groups
Clark: 225B, Cunningham: 211,  Delph: 219, Gatewood: Chapel,  No Grant Small Group
6:30 p.m.  C.O.O.L. Kids -Byrd Hall
7:30 p.m.  Praise Band -Sanctuary
Thursday, October 24
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
8:00 a.m.  TOPS 0530 -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m.  Circle of Friends -211
1:30 p.m.  Senior Basketball -Gym
6:00 p.m.  Basketball (HABL) -Gym
6:15 p.m.  Orchestra Practice -Sanctuary
6:30 p.m.  Scouts BSA #360 -Scout Hut
6:30 p.m.  Dancers' Choice -FH
7:00 p.m.  Choir Practice -Sanctuary
Friday, October 25
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
6:00 p.m.  Set-up for OCC Packing Party
Saturday, October 26
7:30 a.m.  Emmaus Prayer Group -110
10:00 a.m.  OCC Packing Party -Gym
Sunday, October 27
Luke 18:15-17
8:30 a.m.  Worship
9:45 a.m.  Sunday School
9:45 a.m.  Staff Appreciation Reception -FH
11:00 a.m.  Worship
5:00 p.m.  Handbell Practice -Choir Rm
5:30 p.m.  Uth Lead -111
6:00 p.m.  Uth Bible Study -111
6:00 p.m.  Men's Group -201
6:00 p.m.  Worship -Chapel
6:15 p.m.  Orchestra Practice -Sanctuary
7:00 p.m.  Adult Basketball -Gym
Upcoming Events:
10/30: Children's Harvest Party, 6:30 p.m.
Undie Sunday throughout November!
11/2: Annual UMW Fall Arts, Crafts, & Vendor Festival, 9-2.; Applications are available at the Connection Center. Questions? Contact Joy Mitchell, 304-542-3969.


 October 21, 2019

      Our Children's Outreach Ministries programs continue to move right along into this fall season. One of our children's favorite days is when they get to dress up in their costumes and walk in a parade for their families and our Forrest Burdette community. This will be done on the morning of Wednesday, October 30, at 9:00, for those of you who are interested in seeing our preschoolers and their costumes. Although Putnam County Schools are closed on Thursday, October 31, COM will be open for all our programs. We will close early that day, at 5:00 p.m., so that families can prepare for trick-or-treating! 
Cathy Daley, Director
Children's Outreach Ministries
Cookies for Kairos Prison Ministries
The Mt. Olive Correctional Center Men's "Kairos Inside" weekend is October 24-27, and 300 dozen cookies are needed overall. Cookies must be homemade; no store bought, please. Do not use candy, nuts, or raisins and no type of glaze. Chocolate chips are acceptable. Rice Krispie treats, brownies, and no-bakes are welcome. Allow cookies to cool before packaging. Package ONE DOZEN ONLY per clear plastic bag with type of cookie written on the front. Please pray for God to bless the cookies, and bring them to church by Wednesday, October 23 ; a bin is available in the Narthex. Questions: contact Tom Hankins (304-543-9256), Tim Landin (304-562-3026), or Mark Landin (304-562-3546).
Family Fall Harvest Party!
Invite and bring your friends and neighbors; our annual Family Fall Harvest Party is Wednesday, October 30, from 6:30-7:30!  This year we're bringing the fall fun to you and will learn how "Jesus brings s'More joy!" because the joy of the Lord is our strength! Nehemiah 8:10 
     I'm looking for people who want to help build faith and make connections. We need some help setting up the gym beginning at 4:00; and, running the games and activities. If you can help, please contact JaynĂ© at or 304-421-1252. We are blessed to be a blessing to our children and families. Come hang out with your church family and make some new friends, too!
Small Group Information
Be a part of a Wednesday evening small group! Groups begin at 6:30 p.m.
Chris Clark- "How shall we then live?", Room 225B
Debby Cunningham- Because of Bethlehem , Max Lucado, 211
Ron Delph- Paul: His Life & Teaching , Room 219
Don Gatewood- 1st & 2nd Timothy , Chapel
Ed Grant- No morning or evening study this week!
Uth- (Meet at 6 p.m.)  Middle & High School (6-12th grades), Room 111
C.O.O.L. Kids- age 2 through 5th graders, Byrd Hall; nursery provided under 2 yrs.
Fellowship Dinners  are served from 5:30-6:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Sign up at the Connection Center or call the office (304-562-5903). Reservations are appreciated but not necessary. Adults $8, Children (under 12) $5; no family pays more than $20. On the menu this week : a ssorted pizzas, garden salad, assorted chips, and dessert .
Operation Christmas Child Packing Party
It's here . . . this Saturday, Oct. 26th, and everyone is invited to help pack 150 boxes for the OCC Packing Party!!  We begin with prayer in the gym at 10 a.m. We invite you to bring a photo of yourself/your family. A Writing Table will be set up for you to write a note to the child receiving the box you packed, or you may bring and note to the party. Thank you, Forrest Burdette for making this a reality !
      The congregation has supplied the contents for 150 shoeboxes for the packing party. $1350 is needed to ship the boxes. Please consider donating for OCC shipping which is $9 per box. This covers ALL transportation from Teays Valley to the hands of the child in the designated country. Mark your envelope "OCC shipping" in the memo section.
Pastor Appreciation Month
The Staff Parish Relations Committee reminds us that October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Please take the time to share your thoughts with Ed and Jeremy during the month.
     This Sunday, October 27, between the 8:30 and 11:00 services, we will be a holding a light reception to recognize the entire staff of Forrest Burdette and our ministers.
Christian Community Cupboard
November 1-15 is Forrest Burdette's turn to serve at the Cupboard. The sign up board is in the Narthex. Reliable volunteers are needed each Tuesday and Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Your service is important to this feeding ministry!
Fall Festival
Applications for the United Methodist Women's Annual Fall Arts, Crafts, & Vendor Festival are available at the Connection Center or by clicking here. This year's event will be held on Saturday, November 2, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Contact Joy Mitchell if needed (304-542-3969).
PipeSounds Board Seeking New Members
Do you have an interest in music? Do you find joy in the Harrah Symphonic Organ during our worship time? The PipeSounds Board is seeking new members! This Board makes decisions about and organizes our annual organ concert series and oversees educational opportunities involving our unique instrument. Please contact Don Gatewood at 304-553-2217 if you have questions or are willing to serve.
College Student Contact Information Needed
We are asking for Fall 2019 contact information for our college students: school, address, email, phone. Parents, can you help us out? Please send information to
This Week's Birthdays
10/21 -  Geary Burns, Julie Conley, Leah Gore, Joy Mitchell, Leslie Shaffer St. Clair, Becca Wilson
10/22 - Maggie Bradley, Crista Hall, Ashlee Johnson, Sydnie Johnson
10/23 - Carley Bryan, Davey Freeman, Jamie Herman, Tori James, Sandy Vargo
10/24 - Jeff Haynes, Cindy Soto, Dalton Young
10/25 - Sheri Anderson, Maria Surface
10/26 - Cathy Ellison, Rylee Harrison
10/27 -  Kelsey Gay, Scott Krall