This Week at
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
C.O.M.: 304-562-9170

Monday, April 29
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
6:30 p.m.  Scouts BSA Trp 236 -Scout Hut
7:00 p.m.  Cub Scouts 236 -Basement
8:00 p.m.  AA -308
Tuesday, April 30
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
6:00 p.m.  Scouts District Training -FH
7:00 p.m.  Civic Chorus -Sanctuary
8:00 p.m.  Church Softball -Valley Park
Wednesday, May 1
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
12:00 p.m.  We Care -201
2:30 p.m.  Hooks & Needles -201
Fellowship Dinners have ended
6:30 p.m.  Clark, Delph, & Gatewood Small Groups
6:30 p.m.  Uth -111/Gym            
7:00 p.m. Praise Band -Sanctuary
Thursday, May 2
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.  Mission Outreach -201
6:30 p.m.  Scouts BSA Trp 360 -Scout Hut
6:30 p.m.  Dances Choice -Byrd Hall
7:00 p.m.  Choir Practice -Sanctuary
7:00 p.m.  WV Force Basketball -Gym
Friday, May 3
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
Saturday, May 4
7:30 a.m.  Emmaus Prayer Group - 110
Sunday, May 5
Native American Ministries Sunday (offering)
Acts 9:1-6
"Being a Life Long Learner"
8:30 a.m.  Worship
9:45 a.m.  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship
3:00 p.m.  PipeSounds Concert
6:00 p.m.  Men's Group -201
No Evening Worship tonight
6:00 p.m.  Finance Committee -201
7:00 p.m.  Church Council -211
7:00 p.m.  Adult Basketball -Gym
Upcoming Events
5/7: Mother's Day Dinner, 6:00 p.m.
5/18: Uth Pancake Breakfast Fund Raiser at  Applebee's


 April 29, 2019

      Yesterday was Children's Sunday, and we had a great time! I am so proud of all the children, and my heart is full! They led worship, sang, danced, and prepared a message. Their willingness to take charge was inspiring to see, and they really wanted to show everyone what they learned. Together the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders talked and thought and crafted a message. Their enthusiasm for sharing their faith was unquenchable. Their main point was this: "Jesus tells us we need to be like children to get into heaven. So, remember to be faithful and humble like a child. Don't let your adulthood keep you from depending on God; and like a child, remember to look up."
     Thank you to Amy Mullins for coming to talk about Spring Heights Summer Camps. If you need more information about camps or scholarships, ask Ellis or Jeremy.
     And a special thank you to Jeremy and all the "grown-ups" who participated in Good News for Adults. The kids (and adults) were laughing the whole time!
    Vacation Bible School is coming fast! Mark your calendars for June 23-28. This year we're on a mission "To Mars and Beyond!" We need help for the morning and evening sessions. I'm looking for Station Leaders: Crafts, Games, Missions, and more! We also need Crew Leaders and lots and lots of helping hands. If you haven't signed up, look for an orange sign up sheet or talk to me!
Jayné Kirk
Director of Children & Family Ministries
Marco's Pizza for COM: This Tuesday!
If anyone would like to order pizza from Marco's this Tuesday, April 30 , and if you mention that you are ordering to support Forrest Burdette Children's Outreach Ministries, our childcare/preschool program will receive a portion of your sale (3550 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane; 304-562-7267). Thanks!
Welcome 5th Grader Night at Uth
This Wednesday, May 1st!  While we will be having Uth on Wednesdays all of May, we are extending an invite to those who are currently in 5th grade for a special Pizza Party, 6:30-8:00 p.m., this Wednesday. We do this annually as a welcome to those who will be eligible in the fall to be a part of Uth. Join us!
PipeSounds Presents...
The PipeSounds 2018-2019 Concert Series ends with our own  Marshall "Mike" Barnhouse  presenting  "Symphonic Mosaic",  featuring the Harrah Symphonic Organ.  This Sunday, May 5, 2019 3:00 p.m.; reception to follow; $10 per ticket - students free
UMW Mother's Day Dinner
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Dinner served: 6:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall
Catered by Shonet's Country CafĂ©:  Baked Steak/Chicken & Dumplings ... and all that Pie!  Tickets are available Sundays in the Narthex or in the Office during the week:  Adult: $10, Child 6-12: $5, Child 5 & under: free.   All women are welcome -  mothers, sisters, daughters, & friends!
Uth Applebee's Pancake Breakfast Fund Raiser
Teays Valley location
Saturday, May 18, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
$5 per ticket
Tickets are on sale from Uth and Uth leaders! All proceeds will go directly to the Uth to help pay their balance owed for this year's mission trip to Virginia Beach. We appreciate your appetite on the 18th and your donations, as always.
Church League Softball
Church Softball has begun!
Want to play?
Contact Coach J.B. Marinacci, 304-767-1172.
Spring Heights Summer Camp
Spring Heights is the camping and outdoor facility of the West Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, located just north of Spencer. See Pastor Ellis or Pastor Jeremy to see how your child can go to camp with a 50% scholarship! 2019 dates, information, and registration sign-ups are available at
This Week's Birthdays
4/29 -  Jeannie Adams, Chesney Daugherty, Priscilla Deskins, Emma Ferguson, Taylor   Hazelett, Emma Holley, Grace Holley, Brian McCann, Chris Meadows, Sam Robson, Linda Swan
4/30 -  Kaylan Johnson, Tammy Nelson
5/1 -  Ashley Clark, Granvel Dilley, Emily Vargo
5/2 -  Jason Billups, David Haney, Matthew Harshbarger, Rick Turner
5/3 -  No birthdays today
5/4 -  Karen Cummings, Charlotte Daniels, Carissa Lawhon, Jennifer Rogers, Vanisea Winfree
5/5 - Brent Andrews, Martha Bennett, Samuel Booker, Marty Martinez, Caleb Totten
Coming Up This Sunday
May 5, 2019
Communion,  Native American Ministries Sunday (offering)
Acts 9:1-6    "Being a Life Long Learner"