This Week
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
C.O.M.: 304-562-9170
Monday, September 9
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
6:30 p.m.  Scouts BSA #236 -Scout Hut
8:00 p.m.  AA -308
Tuesday, September 10
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Charity Quilts/Y.A.H. Quilters -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
12:30 p.m.  OCC Sewing Group -Byrd Hall
6:00 p.m.  Basketball (Stout) -Gym
7:00 p.m.  Hurricane Civic Chorus -FH
Wednesday, Sept. 11
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.  Wesley Circle -FH
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: 225W
  Cunningham: 211
  Delph: 219
  Gatewood: Chapel
  Grant: 207
6:30 p.m.  C.O.O.L. Kids -Byrd Hall
7:30 p.m.  Praise Band -Sanctuary
Thursday, September 12
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
5:45 p.m.  Feed HHS Football Team -FH
6:00 p.m.  Basketball (Stout) -Gym
6:30 p.m.  Dancers' Choice -Byrd Hall
6:30 p.m.  Cub Scout Back to School Recruitment Night -FH
7:00 p.m.  Choir Practice -Sanctuary
Friday, September 13
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
7:00 p.m.  Young Adults Event -Panera
Saturday, September 14
7:30 a.m.  Emmaus Prayer Group -110
9:30 a.m.  Uth Service Saturday
10:00 a.m.  Court of Honor Rehearsal  -Sanctuary
Sunday, September 15
Luke 15:1-10
8:30 a.m.  Worship
9:45 a.m.  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship
1:00 p.m.  Sam Warner Eagle Scout Court of Honor -Sanctuary/FH
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
7:00 p.m.  Adult Basketball -Gym
7:00 p.m.  SPRC Meeting -110/Parlor
Upcoming Events
9/22: PipeSounds Organ Concert featuring David Briggs, 3:00 p.m.
Save the Date!  Pastor Ed & Brenda Grant invite the congregation to their farm for a church-wide cookout on Sunday, October 20th . We will gather at 2:00 p.m., rain or shine! Hot dogs will be served; bring a covered dish to share. Mark your calendars!


 September 9, 2019

      Children's Outreach Ministries (COM), our preschool and child care ministry,  is holding a Scholastic Book Fair, this week through next Sunday, September 15 . You are welcome to shop the fair, located at the end of the first-floor green ramp. Just round your check up to the nearest dollar amount, and drop it in the COM payment box outside the office door. Your purchases will help us stock our classrooms with activities, books, and furnishings. Scholastic books are fun, creative, and make great gifts for the young people in your life!

     We look forward to hosting a Grandparents Breakfast this Friday, September 13. The children are always very excited to see their families in attendance! Happy Grandparents Day!
     As always, thanks so very much for your support and prayers for our ministry.
Cathy Daley, Director of Children's Outreach Ministries
A New Semester of Small Groups!
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- Glory Days , 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 & Gym
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 : baked chicken, pinto beans, coleslaw, roasted potatoes, cornbread, dessert. Join us!
New Choir Members Wanted!
The choir has resumed weekly practices!  Childcare will now be provided at all weekly choir practices on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.   If you love to make a joyful noise unto the Lord, please come and join our choir family. You'll be glad you did. Contact David with any questions at 304-633-0924 or
Cub Scout Pack 236 Recruitment Night
Back-to-School means Back-to-Scouts! Our Cub Pack will hold a recruitment night this Thursday, September 12, 6:30 p.m., at Forrest Burdette. Boys in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to come and see what Cub Scouts are all about, and parents/guardians are invited to learn more from our Cub master and adult leaders. Invite your friends and neighbors! Regular den meetings resume on Monday, September 16, 7:00 p.m.
Sewing & Fundraising for OCC
The dresses and skirts for 75 girls will be completed this week and will soon be on display for all to see. Those who can sew backpacks will meet in Byrd Hall on Tuesday at 12:30. Many hands make light work. 
    Texas Roadhouse in Huntington has recently joined with OCC and will be supporting in a number of ways to help pack more shoeboxes, including the following upcoming event. To print this flyer, please click here.

Feed the Team!
Forrest Burdette will be feeding the Hurricane High School football team this Thursday, September 12, and the HHS Cross Country team on October 29. Any volunteers are welcome to help with one or both of these meals. They are being coordinated by Michelle Jackson. If you are available to help, please text or call her at 304-437-3201.
Fall Festival
Applications for the United Methodist Women's Annual Fall Arts, Crafts, & Vendor Festival are available at the Connection Center or by clicking here. This year's event will be held on Saturday, November 2, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Contact Joy Mitchell if needed (304-542-3969).
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
Quilters Welcome!
Join us every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.,   to help with the charity quilts we give away at Christmas (by Young At Heart Quilters) or the baby blankets we give to CAMC (by Ruth Byrd Circle). We welcome your sewing skills and fellowship, so please join us when you are able, Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30, in Byrd Hall.
This Week's Birthdays
9/9 -  Chris Bogan, Carol Midkiff, Mason Spurlock
9/10 - Angela Bradley, Karen Delph, Jean Herman, Scott Moore, Emily Stewart, Sara Thomas, Maggie Tincher, Sam Warner, Kate Weiss
9/11 - Ed Brogan, Drew Harless
9/12 - Vickie Harbour, Jimmy Kessler, Barbara Martin, Josh Patterson
9/13 - John Browne, Betsy Byus, Faye Meeks, Flynn Perry, Joe Wyatt
9/14 - Jax Anderson, Robbie Parsons
9/15 - Lezlee Haynie, Christopher Lipinski, Aaron Persinger, Jose Soto, Betty Wilson