This Week
at
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
 
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
304.562.5903
C.O.M.: 304-562-9170
 
     
Monday, March 16
No Activities; COM Closed
    
Tuesday, March 17
No Activities; COM Closed
10:00 a.m.C ommunity Cupboard
                           
Wednesday, March 18
No Activities; COM Closed
(this includes Small Group Studies)
    
Thursday, March 19
No Activities; COM Closed
No JOY Fellowship today
    
Friday, March 20
No Activities; COM Closed
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
5:15 p.m. Stewart/Fitzgerald Rehearsal 
     
Saturday, March 21
No Activities
10:00 a.m. Community Cupboard (3rd Saturday)
4:30 p.m. Stewart/Fitzgerald Wedding
    
Sunday, March 15
No Worship Services or Activities

 E-Connection

 March 16, 2020

         
     
Dear Church,
     In light of the recommendation of the CDC that groups of fifty or more should not meet during this time, we are cancelling all activities here at Forrest Burdette, including worship, for the next two weeks. I met yesterday with a group of our doctors and medical personnel, and we were prepared to cancel all weekly activities and wanted to continue with worship. But, the news is ever changing, and in light of the CDC's recommendations, we feel it is in the best interest of everyone to cancel our services for the next two weeks. On March 29, we will be meeting again to determine next steps.
     For now, I want to encourage all of us to be much in prayer and reach out to your neighbor to offer any help you can give. Never have we experienced a time such as this, but in our weakness God is strong and more than able to meet our needs.
     On a good note, your pastors are going to be offering sermons and devotionals that you will be able to watch online. We will let you know the times but will also keep these messages available so you can watch them at your convenience.
     God bless all of you. Keep safe, and together, with God's help, we will reach the other side of this most unusual time.
    
Yours in Christ,
Ed Grant, Senior Pastor
                                        
Remember Our Friends  
Who Don't Use the Internet 
Please reach out to our Forrest Burdette friends who you know do not use the internet to tell them about Pastor Ed's message regarding our two weeks (minimum) of cancelled activities and services. The church office remains open. Please contact us if needed. Thank you! 
              
Community Cupboard Remains Open 
As of today (3/16), the Christian Community Cupboard will remain open for its regular service times. They will make some changes with how the food is distributed in order to be cautious, but they are remaining open. In case this situation changes, interested parties should call the Cupboard before coming out: 304-562-9373.
             
Daily Devotions for the Season of Lent
A Lenten daily devotional was compiled by the Laity of The West Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church. To download a PDF version of this devotional, or to read each day online, click here. Please meditate on each daily reading, and pray for God's Spirit to direct your life in a special way during this season of Lent.
         
Results of Our Baby Bottle Boomerang 
While we will never know all the results stemming from our recent collection for Women's Choice Pregnancy Center, we do have the financial total: $2,290.39! This amount includes $760.39 in coins alone. Thank you for your generosity.
           
This Week's Birthdays
3/16 - Caleb Bowers, Jason Haught, Lindsay Jones  
3/17 - Emily Hall, Sandra Turley  
3/18 - Christopher Clark, Caroline Harris, Ezra Scott  
3/19 - No birthdays today  
3/20 - Warren Faulknier, Brad Patterson
3/21 - Sue Bennett, Dustin Fisher, Skip Nitardy, Justin Williams  
3/22 - Liam Anderson, Phyllis Payne, Kimberly Slappe, Morgan Jackson Sword