This Week
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
C.O.M.: 304-562-9170
Monday, July 29
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
6:30 p.m.  Scouts BSA #236 -Scout Hut
8:00 p.m.  AA -308
Tuesday, July 30
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Charity Quilts -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
12:30 p.m.  OCC Sewing Group -Byrd Hall
7:00 p.m.  Basketball (Stout) -Gym
Wednesday, July 31
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
2:30 p.m.  Hooks & Needles -201
6:30 p.m.  Clark Small Group -225W
6:30 p.m.  Delph Small Group -219
6:30 p.m.  Gatewood Small Group -Chapel
7:30 p.m.  Praise Band -Sanctuary
Thursday, August 1
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
8:00 a.m.  TOPS 0530 -Byrd Hall
1:30 p.m.  Senior Basketball -Gym
6:30 p.m.  Scouts BSA #360 -Scout Hut
6:30 p.m.  Dancers' Choice -Byrd Hall
7:00 p.m.  Choir Practice -Sanctuary
Friday, August 2
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
Saturday, August 3
7:30 a.m.  Emmaus Prayer Group - 110
Sunday, August 4
Luke 12:13-21
8:30 a.m.  Worship
9:45 a.m.  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship
6:00 p.m.  Men's Group -201
6:00 p.m.  Worship -Chapel
7:00 p.m.  Adult Basketball -Gym
7:00 p.m.  Staff Parish Relations Committee -201
Upcoming Events
8/7: We Care meeting, 12:00 p.m., Rm 201
8/10: City-Wide Yard Sale & UMW Hot Dog Sale
8/22: First Day of School for Putnam County


 July 29, 2019

    Hi again, everyone!  COM is winding down from a busy, fun summer and gearing up for a fantastic fall. Our enrollment is quickly filling up for fall, and we are looking forward to a future of happy, busy children learning both academically and spiritually. We are always open to having you come in and share your talents with us; whichever age group you would feel would benefit, we can schedule you in. It would be great to have some simple sewing or woodworking for the school agers, or some collage making or puppet shows for the young ones. Also, we do a short devotional time 3 mornings a week in the sanctuary and would love a guest leader to bring some new faces for the children to relate to, within the church and teaching about God's love. 
     Something new we have implemented over the summer is that we have started sending Jesus home with a different child every few days. The children and/or parents then write a bit about the things Jesus did with them while visiting. This is just a continuation of our discussion of how Jesus is always with us and a concrete reminder for children to keep Jesus with them as they go about their daily lives. The children love participating, and we love reading and sharing the experiences and adventures Jesus has each week. It's been a very fun part of our ministry. Some narratives that have been shared include, "Jesus went with us to pizza & the grocery store. Whenever someone commented on their 'stuffed doll' both children proudly told them it was Jesus and that he was with them wherever they went", and "I took Jesus to a pool party... we roasted marshmallows and hot dogs. I also took Jesus to church...everyone knew him there. He sat with me while I played video games and ate dinner with my family. I enjoyed having Jesus with me." And one more, "I went to sleep with it I played with it and I took it on a field trip with me...I hope he had a good time with me, we had a lot of fun. I hugged it so it could be happy so He would not get sad or mad cause I love Jesus..." It seems to be working.
     As always thanks so very much for your support and prayers for our ministry.
Cathy Daley, Director
Children's Outreach Ministries
FBUth: Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
Monday, August 5
Meet at the Church at 6:00 p.m.,  for the 7:05 p.m. game at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston,  Rome Braves vs. WV Power! Bring money for $1 hot dogs, drinks, and popcorn.
     Someone from the church has generously offered to pay for everyone's tickets! Pastor Jeremy needs to know who is going by this Friday, August 2, so please let him know ASAP ( or 304-389-7559).
Operation Christmas Child  - 2 Ways to Help
It's Christmas in July!  Preparation for the Operation Christmas Child Packing Party has begun. There are two ways you can help:
1. Take a labeled bag after the service, and return the requested items to the OCC storage bin in the Narthex
2. Join the OCC sewing group this Tuesday afternoon, 12:30-3:30, to make pillowcase dresses. There's a job for everyone - cut, iron, and sew. It's a special gift, both for the giver and the receiver! Meet in Byrd Hall.
School Supplies Collection
Help gather school supplies for Putnam County's  Back to School Blast and our neighboring schools.
The Back to School Blast has asked us to help by providing :
5 BOY 1st & 2nd Grade Backpacks
5 GIRL 3rd-5th Grade Backpacks
33 Pencil Pouches
22 WIDE RULED Composition Notebooks (not spiral)
We will accept the following donations for our local schools :
Glue Sticks
Pencil Box or Pouch
Pencil Top Erasers 
Pocket Folders
Dry Erase Markers
24 Count Crayons
Fiskars Scissors
WIDE RULED Composition Notebooks
WIDE RULED Spiral Notebooks
Quilters Welcome!
Join us every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., to help with the charity quilts we give away at Christmas or the baby blankets we give to CAMC. We welcome your sewing skills and fellowship, so please join us when you are able, Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30, in Byrd Hall. Thank you!
City-Wide Yard Sale
The Hurricane City-Wide Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, August 10. If you are interested in reserving a parking space at Forrest Burdette to hold your own sale, please contact the church office (304-562-5903). Spaces are $10 each and can be set up after 6:00 p.m., on Friday, August 9. The UMW are sponsoring this event, They will be selling hot dogs, BBQ's, drinks, and Country Store items inside the church at the sale.
We Care Ministry Seeking More Teams
The Forrest Burdette "We Care" ministry focuses on monthly lay visitation to our members who are not able to easily leave their homes or care facilities and could use a friendly visit. If you would like to be part of this important ministry, please contact the church office, or talk to one of our pastors. Next meeting: August 7, 12:00 p.m.
Name Badges
Help your new pastor get to know you! Order a name badge to wear on Sundays at worship. Each badge costs $5. Click here for the order form, and return it with payment to the church office.
This Week's Birthdays
7/29 -  No birthdays today
7/30 - Robby Blankenship, Stu Gore, Rachel Grose, Morgan Kimble, Nathan Neville
7/31 - Brett Faulknier, Scott Fizer, Maycle Mason
8/1 -  Jeremy Daniels, Shanon Fearing, Kim Virag, Jenny Wilson, Camie Zappitelli, Sofie Zappitelli
8/2 -  Beth Embry
8/3 -  Martha Brumfield, Marilyn Kegley
8/4 - John Cunningham, Mark Landin, Sarah Lipinski, Brad Moore, Makenzie Vance