This Week
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
C.O.M.: 304-562-9170
Monday, November 4
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
6:30 p.m.  Scouts BSA #236 -Hut, 206, 211
7:00 p.m.  Cub Scout Pack 236 -Sanctuary+
8:00 p.m.  AA -308
Tuesday, November 5
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Charity Quilts/YAH Quilters   -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
6:00 p.m.  Basketball (HABL) -Gym
6:30 p.m.  G.S. Troop 10117 -Byrd Hall
7:00 p.m.  UMW -110/Parlor
7:00 p.m.  Hurricane Civic Chorus -FH
Wednesday, November 6
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:45 a.m.  Midweek Bible Study -207
12:00 p.m.  We Care -201
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: 225B, Cunningham:  
  211,  Delph: 219, 
  Gatewood:  Chapel,  Grant: 
6:30 p.m.  C.O.O.L. Kids -Byrd Hall
7:30 p.m.  Praise Band -Sanctuary
Thursday, November 7
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
1:30 p.m.  Senior Basketball -Gym
6:00 p.m.  Basketball (HABL) -Gym
6:15 p.m.  Orchestra Practice -Sanctuary
6:30 p.m.  Scouts BSA #360 -Scout Hut
6:30 p.m.  Dancers' Choice -FH
7:00 p.m.  Choir Practice -Sanctuary
Friday, November 8
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
5:00 p.m.  Daly/Griffith Wedding Rehearsal
6:30 p.m.  Savage Basketball -Gym
7:00 p.m.  Young Adult Event -Panera
Saturday, November 9
7:30 a.m.  Emmaus Prayer Group -110
8:30 a.m.  Meet for Uth Service Saturday
11:00 a.m.  Gym Reserved (Slappe)
4:30 p.m.  Daly/Griffith Wedding
Sunday, November 10
Psalm 145:1-5, 13-16
8:30 a.m.  Worship
9:45 a.m.  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship
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
6:00 p.m.  Worship -Chapel
6:00 p.m.  New Member Class -TBD
7:00 p.m.  Adult Basketball -Gym
Upcoming Events:
Undie Sunday throughout November!
11/15: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2-7
11/21: Charge Conference, 7:00 p.m.


 November 4, 2019

     Only 51 days until Christmas! Exciting things are happening in the FBMUMC music program! The choir and the orchestra are working hard on the Christmas cantata "We All Bow Down" which will be presented at both morning worship services on Sunday, December 15th. If you would like to sing with us for the Cantata, it's still not too late. The only requirement is that you love to sing from your heart for the glory of God! Practice is on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Childcare services are available upon request.
     The handbell choir presented a beautiful arrangement of "Great is Thy Faithfulness" for the worship services yesterday and is currently working on music for Advent and for the Christmas Eve services.
     On behalf of everyone involved in the music ministry, 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
New Member Class
Pastor Ed Grant will be leading a membership class for those interested in joining Forrest Burdette. The class will be held on Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m., starting on November 10. If you are interested in being a part of this class, please contact Pastor Ed or the church office (304-562-5903).
Uth Service Saturday
Join us this Saturday, November 9, as we partner with Heart & Hand this month for a Putnam County Food Drop Off Giveaway. We will leave the church a little earlier than normal, at 8:30 a.m. , and work until around 1:00 p.m. Food will be provided as we help in a distribution at George Washington Middle School in Eleanor.
Eagle Scout Court of Honor
We would like to invite the members of the church to the  Eagle Scout Court of Honor for  Jack N. Coleman Sunday, November 10 th , 3:00  p.m.,  St. Timothy's in-the-Valley Episcopal Church  (3434 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane).  A small reception  will follow the ceremony.
     We thank our church family for your support throughout the years and invite you to join our celebration of this achievement.
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- Because of Bethlehem , 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 : c hili, chicken noodle soup, potato soup, grilled cheese sandwiches , and dessert .
Undie Sundays
Please bring in new, unopened underwear for both children and adults on the Sundays in November. There is a collection basket available in the Narthex. The underwear will go to Heart & Hand which will distribute the undergarments to area schools, homeless and domestic violence shelters, and children who participate in the Heart & Hand Christmas Program.
Operation Christmas Child
The last day to turn in your shoebox is Sunday, November 17. We're still collecting donations for OCC shipping and The Greatest Journey. Please pray for the thousands of people involved in this great operation.
Hot Chocolate Packets
Our Uth are accepting donations of individual hot chocolate packets (please, no canisters), to bring to Heart & Hand on December 14. If you would like to contribute a box or more, please see Pastor Jeremy. Many thanks!
PipeSounds Board Seeking New Members
Do you have an interest in music? Do you find joy in the Harrah Symphonic Organ during our worship time? The PipeSounds Board is seeking new members! This Board makes decisions about and organizes our annual organ concert series and oversees educational opportunities involving our unique instrument. Please contact Don Gatewood at 304-553-2217 if you have questions or are willing to serve.
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
11/4 -  Joe Gilmore, Ruth Johnson, Scott Proffitt
11/5 - Chris Casazza, Shawn Daly, Evelyn Martin, Mary Ann McClure
11/6 - Beverly Jarrett, Megan Johnson
11/7 - Chloe Anderson
11/8 - Ted Clark, Diane Dorsey, Lessie Lawson, Jackson Lilly, Ava Slappe, Debbie Tincher
11/9 - Traci Brown, Deloris Brown, Luke Sergent
11/10 - Martha Carlstrom, Jeanie Jarvis, Maggie O'Dell, Brian Slappe, Drew Whitten