This Week
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
C.O.M.: 304-562-9170
Monday, July 1
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
8:00 p.m.  AA -308
8:00 p.m.  Church Softball -Valley Park
Tuesday, July 2
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
7:00 p.m.  UMW -110/Parlor
7:00 p.m.  Basketball (Stout) -Gym
Wednesday, July 3
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
6:30 p.m.  Delph Small Group -219
6:30 p.m.  Gatewood Small Group -Chapel
7:30 p.m.  Praise Band -Sanctuary
Thursday, July 4
Independence Day
Church Office & COM Programs Closed
Friday, July 5
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
Saturday, July 6
7:30 a.m.  Emmaus Prayer Group - 110
Sunday, July 7
8:30 a.m.  Worship
9:45 a.m.  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship
6:00 p.m.  Men's Group -201
6:00 p.m.  Worship -Chapel
7:00 p.m.  Adult Basketball -Gym
7:00 p.m.  Youth Mission Trip Meeting  -111
Upcoming Events
7/10-14: National United Methodist "YOUTH 2019" Conference in Kansas City, Missouri (WV Conference youth leave on 7/9)
7/21-27: TeamEffort Youth Mission Trip to Virginia Beach
7/21-27: Scouts BSA Troops 236 & 360 Summer Camp, Camp Friedlander, Cincinnati, Ohio
7/26: American Red Cross Blood Drive, Fellowship Hall, 2:00-7:00 p.m.


 July 1, 2019

     Summer vacations and activities are in full swing. The choir will continue to provide music throughout the summer, but our practice schedule has been abbreviated. Thursday evening choir practices will be on July 11th, August 1st, and August 22nd, at 7:00 p.m. Regular weekly practices will resume on September 5th.
     There will be no choir on Sunday, July 21st, as Mike and I will both be gone that week. Thanks to Beth Sauvageot for providing the music that day, and to Don Gatewood for singing the anthem.
     The handbell choir is off for the summer and will resume practices on Sunday evening, September 8th, at 5:00 p.m.
     I would like to thank Ellis Conley for all of the support he gave to me and to the music ministry, and for being a great pastor and friend over the last 5 years. He and Julie will be missed. I wish them only the best in their retirement. I'm really glad that Jeremy was reappointed as our associate pastor, and I'm excited to begin working with our new pastor Ed Grant. It was great to have Ed singing with the choir on Sunday.
David Shanklin
Choir Director
We Care Meets this Wednesday
Our "We Care" team will meet this Wednesday, July 3, at noon, in the Conference Room (201).

4-Week Summer Small Group Starts 7/10
Join a new, 4-week summer small group , Wednesday evenings at 6:30, July 10-31. The title is "Where did I come from? What am I? Where am I going?", based on a painting by Paul Gauguin. We will explore the answers to these questions, comparing and contrasting modern scientific understanding and the Bible. This class will be taught by Chris Clark, in Room 225W (upstairs in the new building).
Operation Christmas Child Workshop
"All Things OCC"
Saturday, July 13, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Kenova Baptist Church in Kenova 
Anyone with an interest in OCC is invited. 
RSVP Beth Sauvageot (304) 542-0601.

-Meet a Full-Circle Speaker - one who received a shoebox gift as a child.  

-Experience a lesson from "The Greatest Journey." This is the Disciple-making program offered to children once they receive their shoebox. 

-Be a blessing to others by sharing your ideas and gathering new ways to reach children with the Good News of Jesus Christ through the gift of a simple shoebox.


Prayers for Healing
We received word that Harriett Deel , wife of former Forrest Burdette pastor Rev. Bill Deel ('79-'86), recently had hip surgery and is recuperating at home. For those who would like to send a note, her home address is 101 Kendra Drive, Charleston WV 25311.
Name Badges
Help your new pastor get to know you! Order a name badge to wear on Sundays at worship. Each badge costs $5. Click here for the order form, and return it with payment to the church office.
Men's Church League Softball
The 2019 season is in full swing!
Want to play?  Contact Coach J.B. Marinacci, 304-767-1172.  Want to cheer on the team? Catch a game at Valley Park! Here's the schedule:
July 1, 8:00 p.m.
July 16, 8:00 p.m.

July 12, 6:00 p.m.
July 22, 8:00 p.m.

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This Week's Birthdays
7/1 -  Kay Chapman, Jo Chapple, Tyler Woodward
7/2 - Samuel Clark, Radley Edwards, Laken Faulknier, Heather Lambert, Allyson Lawhon, Steve Matson
7/3 - Rachel Baker, Susan Dean, Sarah Moore, Cameron Nitardy
7/4 - Linda Harshbarger, Laura Jo Smith
7/5 - No birthdays today
7/6 - David Baker, Tonya Huffman, Doris Roberts
7/7 - Judy Armstrong, Carolyn Cremeans