This Week at
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
Monday, October 1
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.  Trustees -201
7:00 p.m.  Cub Scout Pack 236
8:00 p.m.  AA -308
Tuesday, October 2
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
6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts 8317 -Byrd Hall
6:30 p.m. Daisies (Flick) -111
7:00 p.m. UMW -110/Parlor
Wednesday, October 3
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, October 4
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, October 5
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
Saturday, October 6
7:30 a.m. Emmaus Prayer Group -110
3:30 p.m. Bridal Shower (Philyaw) -FH
Sunday, October 7
World Communion Sunday
Psalm 26, "But as for me..."
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. Handbells -Choir Rm
6:00 p.m. Men's Group -111
6:00 p.m. Worship -Chapel
6:15 p.m. Orchestra Practice -Sanctuary
Upcoming Events:
October 28: Uth Chili Cook-Off


 October 1, 2018

     October is here, and that means it's time to start preparing for our annual Christmas Musical!  This year we will have tons of fun in the 1950's all while sharing the most important story of all: the story of Jesus.  If your elementary aged child wants to join in, we practice on Wednesdays during class, beginning at 6:30 p.m.. All children, Kindergarten through 5th grade, are our chorus, and we sing and do simple dances.  Kindergarten through 2nd grade can try out for non-speaking nativity roles or roles with about 1-4 lines. Children in 3rd through 5th grade can try out for the larger speaking parts. The dress rehearsal is December 8th from 9-11 a.m., with a lunch party from 11-12.   The play is performed after the 5:00 p.m. Christmas Dinner on December 9th, at 6:30.
     We will have our annual Harvest Party on Wednesday, October 31st, at 6:30 p.m. We will have a GLOW party, where kids will learn that God Lights Our Way (GLOW), so we can always GLOW bright. Kids can wear their costumes, play games, make slime, and have lots of fun.  If you can help with this event, please contact me so we can truly light up these kids' lives with God's love!
Jayné Kirk
Director of Children & Family Ministries
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-- Exodus & Leviticus , Room 308
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.
     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: chicken pot pie, salad, rolls, and blueberry cobbler.
C.O.M. Fundraiser
Entertainment Coupon Book Fundraiser for
Children's Outreach Ministries
Order a book for the Charleston Area or for the Huntington Area. $25 each. Orders due October 12, 2018, with book delivery 2-3 weeks later. Contact C.O.M. at 304-562-9170 to order your book(s), or stop by their office Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Orders must be paid in advance. Thank you for your support!
OCC Packing Party Update
Thank you for those who've donated items. The Packing Party is an easy way for everyone to take part in spreading the Gospel through a shoebox. We now have enough washcloths, soap, pencils, cups and combs for the packing party. We need toothbrushes and pencil sharpeners. Most needed at this time are toys for ages 2-4 and 10-14; this includes clothing items (socks, clothing, shoes). So that we can pack more items, check for clearance sales. 
OCC Kick-OFF is Oct. 14. Boxes will be ready for families who wish to pack a box. We are blessed to be a blessing.
UMW Annual Fall Festival
Applications are now being accepted for our annual Fall Festival, which will take place on Saturday, November 3, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Booths for arts, crafts, and vendors are available.  Click here for an application, or pick up a copy at the Connection Center.
OCC at the Pumpkin Park!
Packers needed at the Pumpkin Park in Milton on Sat., October 13 to pack 1,000 OCC boxes going to sensitive countries.  At 11:00 there will be a training on "How to set up a Packing Party", and then we will begin to pack boxes. It will be a big celebration and fun for all ages - children to adult!
Kenya 5K
Whitney & Justin Williams have graciously orchestrated a 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 you can sign up online (
This Week's Birthdays
10/1 - Jill Newman, Doris Sampson
10/2 - Evelyn Gregory, Stephen Jones, Kevin Marra, Joni Prince, Harold Quigley
10/3 - Amy Golden, Nick Oxley, Casen Proffitt, Nate Vance
10/4 - Jill Coulter, Meredith Thompson, Heather Wyatt
10/5 - Emily Gay, Chris St. Clair
10/6 - Julie Harris, Hannah Spiker
10/7 - Ian Ogle, Sherry Smith, Jerry Wolfe
Coming Up This Sunday
October 7, 2018
World Communion Sunday
Psalm 26   "But as for me..."