This Week
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
C.O.M.: 304-562-9170
Monday, September 16
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
7:00 p.m. Cub Scout Pack 236 -Basement
8:00 p.m. AA -308
Tuesday, September 17
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m. Baby Blankets/Ruth Byrd Circle  -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. Community Cupboard
12:30 p.m. OCC Sewing Group -Byrd Hall
6:30 p.m. Daisies/Brownies Troop 10117 -Byrd Hall
6:00 p.m. Basketball (Stout) -Gym
7:00 p.m. Hurricane Civic Chorus -FH
Wednesday, Sept. 18
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:45 a.m. Midweek Bible Study -207
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: 225W
  Cunningham: 211
  Delph: 219
  Gatewood: Chapel
  Grant: 207
6:30 p.m. C.O.O.L. Kids -Byrd Hall
7:30 p.m. Praise Band -Sanctuary
Thursday, September 19
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
12:00 p.m. JOY Fellowship -FH
1:30 p.m. Senior Basketball -Gym
6:00 p.m. Basketball (Stout) -Gym
6:00 p.m. Cub Scout Committee -201
6:30 p.m. Dancers' Choice -FH
7:00 p.m. Choir Practice -Sanctuary
Friday, September 20
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. Community Cupboard
Saturday, September 21
7:30 a.m. Emmaus Prayer Group -110
9:00 a.m. Safe Sanctuary District Training -FH
Sunday, September 22
I Timothy 2:1-7
8:30 a.m. Worship
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
3:00 p.m. PipeSounds Concert -Sanctuary ( Reception to follow -FH)
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
No Evening Worship in the Chapel
7:00 p.m. Adult Basketball -Gym
Upcoming Events
9/29:  Cub Scout Pack #236 will be here after both morning services and during the Sunday School hour on the 29th to take popcorn orders. Prices range from $10-$25. Please bring your checkbooks to support our Pack!
Save the Date!  Pastor Ed & Brenda Grant invite the congregation to their farm for a church-wide cookout on Sunday, October 20th . We will gather at 2:00 p.m., rain or shine! Hot dogs will be served; bring a covered dish to share. Mark your calendars!


 September 16, 2019

      The choir has resumed weekly practices!  Childcare will now be provided at all weekly choir practices on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.   If you love to make a joyful noise unto the Lord, please come and join our choir family. You'll be glad you did. Our handbells started back to practice this month, each Sunday at 5:00 p.m., in the choir room. Contact me with any questions at 304-633-0924 or
David Shanklin
Choir & Handbell Director
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- Glory Days , Max Lucado, 211
Ron Delph- Paul: His Life & Teaching , Room 219
Don Gatewood- 1st & 2nd Timothy , Chapel
Ed Grant- The Gospel of Mark , Room 207
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 taco and nacho bar with all the fixings , dessert. Join us!
JOY Fellowship This Week
J.O.Y. Fellowship (Just Older Youth) meets this Thursday, Sept. 19, at noon, in the Fellowship Hall for our monthly covered dish lunch. Special guest: Connie Boggess of Good Horse Scents in Milton. Questions: Contact Bob & Gail Samson, 304-610-2931.
Sewing & Fundraising for OCC
Sewing backpacks continues on Tuesday afternoon, at 12:30 p.m. Some volunteers will be working on backpacks in the morning as well, with Ruth Byrd Circle, starting at 9:30 a.m. Join us in Byrd Hall.
     Texas Roadhouse Dine-to-Donate : TODAY, September 16, from 2:30-10:00 p.m. 10% of your meal will go to Operation Christmas Child if you show the printed flyer or one on your phone. The donations will go to help supply an OCC Packing Party for the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington on 9-17-19.  To print this flyer, please click here.

PipeSounds Organ Concert
PipeSounds Presents the Premier Concert of the 2019-2020 Season
A Classical Concert with Guest Organist
David Briggs
Organist Emeritus, Gloucester Cathedral, UK
Artist-in-Residence, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York
On the Harrah Symphonic Organ, Forrest Burdette Memorial UMC
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 3:00 p.m. -  Reception to follow
Admission: $10 (students are free)
Shopping List for Haiti Mission Trip
Medications for the October Haiti trip are being collected in the Narthex through Sept. 29th.
Over the counter medicines


   Triple ointment/Neosporin
   Diaper rash
   Acne cream

Allergy Meds

Cough Meds:

   Adult (no liquids)
   Children (liquids OK)

Eye Drops (all varieties)

Nasal sprays

Saline drops

Vitamins: Adult/Children/Infant

   (no gummies please!)

Pain/Fever relievers:

   Adult Tylenol/Motrin
   Children's Tylenol/Motrin
   Infant drops

Hydration powder packets

(Contact Annette Cartwright or Sharon Jones for more info.)
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).
Do you have an eye for floral arranging?
The Worship Team is inviting anyone with an eye for flower arranging and interior decorating to be a part of our team! Your help with the stage area in the sanctuary and the flower arrangements on the Communion table would be much appreciated! Please contact the church office if you are interested lending a hand (304-562-5903 or
Feed the Team!
Thank you to all who helped feed the Hurricane High School football team last Thursday! Forrest Burdette will be feeding the HHS Cross Country team on October 29. Any volunteers are welcome to help with this meal. It is being coordinated by Michelle Jackson. If you are available to help, please text or call her at 304-437-3201.
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
9/16 -  Betty Bailey, Carol Proffitt, Cindy Rouse
9/17 - Brittany Davis, Kevin Lawhon, Rosalie Spiker
9/18 - Sheila Andrews, Gary Beckett, Sara Knight, Sarah Logan
9/19 - Tom Hill
9/20 - Harold Bennett, Abigail Frame, Linda Hankins, Jeff Rowsey, Mary Russell
9/21 - Tom Cleveland, Brayden Hill, Teressa Johnson, Ben Wilson
9/22 -  Margie Billups, Lauren Duespohl, Danny Harshbarger