This Week at
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
C.O.M.: 304-562-9170
Monday, October 29
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
6:00 p.m.  Emmaus Men's Group -110
6:00 p.m.  Emmaus Women's Reunion -Little Narthex
6:30 p.m.  Boy Scout Troop 236 -Scout Hut
7:00 p.m.  Cub Scout Pack 236 -various
8:00 p.m.  AA -308
Tuesday, October 30
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
6:00 p.m. Hurricane Amateur Basketball League -Gym
6:30 p.m. Hooks & Needles -201
7:00 p.m. Civic Chorus -Sanctuary
Wednesday, October 31 8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:45 a.m. Midweek Bible Study -111
5:15 p.m. Dinner -FH
6:30 p.m. Small Groups
6:30 p.m. Fall Harvest Party -Gym+
6:30 p.m. Uth Costume Party -Basement
7:45 p.m. Praise Band -Sanctuary
Thursday, November 1
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
8:00 a.m. TOPS 0530 -Byrd Hall
9:30 a.m. Circle of Friends -111
6:00 p.m. Hurricane Amateur Basketball League -Gym
6:30 p.m. Dances Choice -Byrd Hall
7:00 p.m. Choir Practice -Sanctuary
Friday, November 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, November 3
7:30 a.m. Emmaus Prayer Group -110
9:00 a.m. UMW Fall Festival (until 2:00 p.m.)
Sunday, November 4
All Saints Sunday
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Mark 12:28-34
"Is This Your Final Question?"
8:30 a.m. Worship
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
3:00 p.m. Parsonage Committee -Parsonage
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
6:15 p.m. Orchestra Practice -Sanctuary
7:00 p.m. Church Council -211
Upcoming Events:
Anytime (lunch or dinner) Tuesday, November 6th, just mention Forrest Burdette Children's Outreach Ministries when you place your carryout, delivery, or web order with the Marco's Pizza in Hurricane.  Marco's will then donate 20% of your order amount to our childcare center (25% of web orders). Vote, and then treat yourself to a pizza pie!



 October 29, 2018

     I heard about the Jewish synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh on the radio while Julie and I were driving home Saturday. It is another act of horrific violence. My heart and soul aches after such tragedies, especially when they happen in a holy place of worship, no matter if it is Christian, Jewish, or Muslim. I continue to pray for the healing of our nation, that people will see each other as God's beloved children, not as enemies that must be silenced, that the hate filled rhetoric will cease, and what binds us together as a nation is stronger than what divides us. I hope you will join me in that prayer.
     I appreciated Annette Cartwright and Sharon Jones sharing about their recent medical missionary trip to Haiti on Sunday. It is a joy to see Christian hands stretched out in healing ministry and love to those for whom many have forgotten and medical care is not available.
     Sunday is All Saints Sunday. We will remember those of our congregation who have died during the past year and entered eternity at both morning services.
     "Reaching Farther Together" is the theme of our next step forward to ensure payments on the construction loan that totals only $1.8 million. You have been so faithful to get us to where we are. We are hoping for commitments of $700,000 over a 2 year period. Together, we can do it.
Grace & freedom,
Annual Family Fall Harvest Party
Wednesday, October 31, 6:30 p.m.
It's a G.L.O.W. Party!
Wear your costume (adults too!)! Have fun, make slime, play flashlight and glow games! Join us!
[ Middle & High School Uth: Costume Party in the Basement, 6:30!]
Wednesday Night Live
Be a part of a Wednesday evening small group! Groups begin at 6:30 p.m.
Chris Clark--" Acts & the Early Church", Room 225W
Ellis Conley-- not meeting; going to GLOW party!
Debby Cunningham-- Into the Word, Into the World , Room 111
Ron Delph-- Psalms: Managing Our Emotions , Room 207
Don Gatewood--" I John, II John, & III John", Chapel
Uth--Middle & High School (6-12th grades), Basement
C.O.O.L. Kids-- age 2 through 5th graders, Sanctuary; nursery provided for those under 2 yrs.
     Fellowship 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: hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and Halloween desserts!
UMW Annual Fall Festival: This Saturday!
The United Methodist Women are sponsoring the annual Fall Festival of Arts, Crafts, and Books this Saturday, November 3, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Hot dogs, barbeques, drinks, chips, baked goodies, homemade candy, and "books galore" will be available. Crafters and entrepreneurs will have unique merchandise for your holiday shopping.
     If you are able to donate baked goods and candies for the Country Store, please bring them to the church during the day on Friday, Nov. 2. Your book donations may be brought to the church as well... many thanks!
Kenya 5K
5K Fundraiser, Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the Putnam County Park, to help Pastor Jeremy Daniels raise money for his upcoming mission trip to Living Hope High School in Kenya in January '19. There will be a 5K (3.1 mile) Run/Walk for $25, a Kids Fun Run for $10. Sign up sheets are in the narthex (or click here for a form) and can be turned in to Whitney Williams, or sign up online (
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, November 9, 2:00-7:00 p.m.
FBMUMC Fellowship Hall
To donate blood and/or to donate your time, please call Coordinator Jo Bess (304-545-0096).
Christian Community Cupboard
Our service month is November. Please sign up in the Narthex to work at the Cupboard. Also, we need "a few good men" with reliable trucks as volunteers to pick up food at local grocery stores. Please contact Jane Gillispie if this is YOU! (304-562-9171)  The Cupboard is in need of canned peas and canned carrots, two items that have been specifically requested from Forrest Burdette. Place donations in the cart in the Narthex.
Operation Christmas Child
In just a few weeks it will be national collection week. Please cover Operation Christmas Child in prayer during this critical time. Pray that God will use OCC as a great encouragement tool in all the local churches sending shoeboxes. Pray that many families will be drawn together in the presence of Christ in their homes as they pack their shoeboxes and pray over them and they sense Jesus is there. Our goal this year is to send 200 boxes because we are blessed to be a blessing!
This Week's Birthdays
10/30 -  Lisa Fawcett
10/31 -  Abigail Howat, Jennifer Johnson
11/1 -  Matt Anderson, Sarah Clegg, Vicki Jarvis, Torie Meadows, Carrel Prince
11/2 -  Amanda Lily, Melissa Oxley, Charlie Veit
11/3 -  Mike Jarvis, Beth Turley
11/4 - Joe Gilmore, Ruth Anna Johnson, Scott Proffitt
Coming Up This Sunday
November 4, 2018
All Saints Sunday
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Mark 12:28-34
"Is This Your Final Question?"