This Week at
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
C.O.M.: 304-562-9170
Monday, October 22
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
4:00 p.m.  CCC Board Mtg -111
6:00 p.m.  Emmaus Men's Group -110
6:00 p.m.  Emmaus Women's Reunion -Little Narthex
6:00 p.m.  Cub Scout Pack 236 meets at the Milton Corn Maze
6:30 p.m.  Boy Scout Troop 236 -Scout Hut
7:00 p.m.  Putnam Piece Makers -FH
8:00 p.m. AA -308
Tuesday, October 23
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m. Y.A.H. Quilters -111
10:00   a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
5:30 p.m. Feed the HHS XC Team -FH
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 24
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. C.O.O.L. Kids -Sanctuary
6:30 p.m. Uth -Basement
7:45 p.m. Praise Band -Sanctuary
Thursday, October 25
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 26
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
Evening set up for Operation Christmas Child Packing Party -Gym
Saturday, October 27
7:30 a.m. Emmaus Prayer Group -110
9:00 a.m. OCC Packing Party -Gym
2:00 p.m. Baby Shower (Gyke) -FH
2:00 p.m. Birthday Party (Sowards) -Gym
Sunday, October 28
Laity Sunday
Annette Cartwright shares about her Medical Mission trip to Haiti
8:30 a.m. Worship
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
11:00 a.m. Chili Cook-Off -FH
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 31: Family Fall Harvest Party & Uth Costume Contest, 6:30 p.m.
November 3: UMW Fall Festival, Crafts, Vendors, Books, Food, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
November 4: Finance Committee, 6:00 p.m.; Church Council, 7:00 p.m.


 October 22, 2018

     Only 63 days left before Christmas!  Exciting things are happening in the FBMUMC music program. The choir and the orchestra is working hard to prepare for the Christmas cantata "Christmas Presence" which will be presented on December 16th. If you play an instrument or love to sing for the Lord, it's not too late to come and join us for this cantata. Choir practice is every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m., and the orchestra practices on Sunday evenings at 6:15 p.m. We are also working on some great upcoming Anthems for worship including "A Tribute to the Armed Services" on Veterans Day.      The handbell choir is off to good start and will be presenting "Wade in the Water" on November 4th, and a beautiful arrangement of "What Child is This" for Christmas which includes bells, chimes, and a new "singing bell" technique that we recently learned. The bell choir practices on Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
     On behalf of everyone involved in the music program, I would like to thank you for all of the cards, encouraging words, and support that we receive from you. All glory to God!  We are blessed to be a blessing.
David Shanklin
Choir Director
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.
     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: Breakfast!  Bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, hashbrown casserole, cinnamon rolls.
OCC Packing Party
It's Party Time! The OCC Shoebox Packing Party is this Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Come join the fun of packing  boxes of blessings. Thank you to the many who've sent items and money to cover the cost of shipping.
Uth Chili Cook Off: This Sunday!
Sunday, October 28
Fellowship Hall, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Enjoy samplings from contestants, and cast your vote! Stick around after sampling the tasty chili to join our Cornhole Tournament. Awards for top winners! [Cooks: Sign up at the Connection Center.]
Annual Family Fall Harvest Party
Wednesday, October 31, 6:30 p.m.
It's a G.L.O.W. Party!
Wear your costume! Have fun, make slime, play games! Join us!
UMW Annual Fall Festival
The United Methodist Women are sponsoring the annual Fall Festival of Arts, Crafts, and Books on 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!
    Applications for crafters and vendors are available at the Connection Center, or click here for an application.
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 (
Operation Christmas Child
Pray for the millions of children who will hear of God's love for them and receive the free gift of salvation.  For those who've taken a shoebox: Decide if you're packing for a boy or girl.  Select items for ages 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Fill with school supplies, basic hygiene items, and toys. You can also send clothing items. Most importantly, pray over your box as you choose the items and before sending it back to church. Children especially like a personal note or picture from your family. Cut out the label (on brochure inside box); tape label to top of box - on the side, not middle of lid.
This Week's Birthdays
10/22 - Maggie Bradley, Crista Hall, Ashlee Johnson, Sydnie Johnson
10/23 - Carley Bryan, Jamie Herman, Tori James, Sandy Vargo
10/24 - Jeff Haynes, Cindy Soto, Dalton Young
10/25 - Sheri Anderson, Jonathan Dierdorff, Maria Surface
10/26 - Cathy Ellison, Rylee Harrison
10/27 - Kelsey Gay, Scott Krall, Trina Smalley
10/28 - Brad Fittro, Dick Hinshaw, Bob Samson                                    
Coming Up This Sunday
October 28, 2018
Laity Sunday
Annette Cartwright shares about her Medical Mission trip to Haiti