This Week at
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
C.O.M.: 304-562-9170

Monday, April 22
Church Office closed today
COM Programs are open
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
No Preventicare today
4:00 p.m.  CCC Board Meeting -225B
6:00 p.m.  Church Softball -Valley Park
6:30 p.m.  Scouts BSA Trp 236  -Scout Hut
6:45 p.m.  Putnam Piece Makers -FH
No Cub Scouts tonight
8:00 p.m.  AA -308
Tuesday, April 23       
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Y.A.H. Quilters -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
6:00 p.m.  Stewards of Fellowship Cookie Baking 
6:30 p.m.  Kairos Talks (Hankins) -207
6:30 p.m.  Basketball (Stout) 
7:00 p.m.  Civic Chorus 
Wednesday, April 24
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:45 a.m.  Midweek Bible Study -207
2:30 p.m.  Hooks & Needles -201
5:15 p.m.  Fellowship Dinner -FH
6:30 p.m.  Adult Small Groups
6:30  p.m.  Uth  -111/Gym
6:30 p.m.  C.O.O.L. Kids -Byrd Hall
7:30 p.m. Praise Band -Sanctuary
Thursday, April 25
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
8:00 a.m.  TOPS 0530 -Byrd Hall
1:30 p.m.  Senior Basketball 
6:30 p.m.  Scouts BSA Trp 360  -Scout Hut
6:30 p.m.  Dances Choice -Byrd Hall
7:00 p.m.  Choir Practice 
7:00 p.m.  WV Force Basketball  -Gym
Friday, April 26
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
8:30 a.m.  COM Dad's Breakfast -FH
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
6:00 p.m.  Jackson/Sword Rehearsal
Saturday, April 27
7:30 a.m.  Emmaus Prayer Group - 110
2:00 p.m.  Jackson/Sword Wedding (reception to follow)
Sunday, April 28
Children's Sunday
8:30 a.m.  Worship
9:45 a.m.  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship
5:00 p.m.  Handbell Practice -Choir Rm
6:00 p.m.  Men's Group -201
6:00 p.m.  Worship -Chapel
7:00 p.m.  Adult Basketball -Gym
Upcoming Events
5/5: PipeSounds Concert, 3:00 p.m.

5/7: Mother's Day Dinner, 6:00 p.m.

5/18: Uth Pancake Breakfast Fund Raiser at  Applebee's


 April 23, 2019

    What a fantastic Holy Week we experienced here at Forrest Burdette - from the Spring Fling that was full of eggs and fellowship, to the Living Last Supper performances on Thursday and Friday evening, to the business of our Youth and Young Adults' monthly Service Saturday spent with the folks at Heart & Hand Ministries in South Charleston, and to the the early morning Sunrise Service sponsored by the Teays Valley Ministerial Association that kicked off a lovely Easter Sunday that was followed up by two great worship services here at Forrest Burdette. Our choir and orchestra, soloists and handbell choir, along with a wonderful double blessing by our Senior Pastor Ellis Conley... the week could only be capped off by one of my favorite Easter traditions, a Sunday Nap! We are truly blessed to be a blessing here at Forrest Burdette, and I am so glad to have shared another year with our wonderful congregation and the visitors that also shared in all of these experiences with us. May we continue to look for ways to uplift the spirit of God and share in the resurrection news each and every day, not just during Easter morning. Christ is risen!
Jeremy Daniels, Associate Pastor
Children's Sunday
Please join us this Sunday for a special child-led worship service, both at 8:30 and 11:00. Our children will be singing and sharing the Word, with a presentation from Spring Heights Camping Ministry. There will not be C.O.O.L. Kids Children's Church during the services, but the nursery will be available.
Wednesday Night Live
Be a part of a Wednesday evening small group! Groups begin at 6:30 p.m.
Chris Clark--"The Foundations of Our Faith: A Study in the Book of Hebrews" , Room 225B, upstairs
Ellis Conley-- The Gospel of Matthew, Room 207
Debby Cunningham--This group has finished meeting
Ron Delph-- Unshakable Hope , Room 219
Don Gatewood--" The Book of Romans", Chapel
Uth--Middle & High School (6-12th grades), Room 111 & Gym
C.O.O.L. Kids--age 2 through 5th grades, Byrd Hall; nursery provided under 2 yrs.
Fellowship Dinners  are served from 5:15-6:00 p.m. each Wednesday. Sign up at the Connection Center or call the office (304-562-5903). Reservations are appreciated but not necessary. Adults $6, Children (under 12) $5; no family pays more than $20. Menu for April 24 Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, corn salad, and dessert
Cookies for Kairos
We could use your help with making cookies for Kairos Prison Ministries. The Mt. Olive Correctional Center Men's "Kairos Inside" weekend is April 25-28, and 300 dozen cookies are needed. Cookies must be homemade; no store bought. Do not use candy, nuts, or raisins and no type of glaze. Chocolate chips are acceptable. Rice Krispie treats, brownies, and no-bakes are welcome. Allow cookies to cool before packaging. Package ONE DOZEN ONLY per clear plastic bag with type of cookie written on the front. Please pray for God to bless the cookies, and bring them to church now through Wednesday, April 24 ; a bin is available in the Narthex. Questions: Tom Hankins (304-543-9256), Tim Landin (304-562-3026), or Mark Landin (304-562-3546).
You're Invited
J.R. & Michelle Jackson request the honor of your presence  at the marriage of their daughter  Morgan Jackson to Michael Sword  on Saturday, the Twenty-Seventh of April, T wo Thousand Nineteen, T wo O'clock in the Afternoon, F orrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church. M aternal grandparents: Mike & Suzy Richardson. R eception to follow. P lease RSVP to Michelle by calling or texting 304-437-3201.
PipeSounds Presents...
The PipeSounds 2018-2019 Concert Series ends with our own  Marshall "Mike" Barnhouse  presenting  "Symphonic Mosaic",  featuring the Harrah Symphonic Organ
Sunday, May 5, 2019 3:00 p.m.; reception to follow; $10 per ticket-students free
UMW Mother's Day Dinner
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Dinner served: 6:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall
Catered by Shonet's Country CafĂ©:  Baked Steak/Chicken & Dumplings ... and all that Pie!  Tickets are available Sundays in the Narthex:  Adult: $10, Child 6-12: $5, Child 5 & under: free.   All women are welcome -  mothers, sisters, daughters, & friends!
Church League Softball
Church Softball has begun!
Want to play?
Contact Coach J.B. Marinacci, 304-767-1172.
Spring Heights Summer Camp
Spring Heights is the camping and outdoor facility of the West Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, located just north of Spencer. See Pastor Ellis or Pastor Jeremy to see how your child can go to camp with a 50% scholarship! 2019 dates, information, and registration sign-ups are available at
This Week's Birthdays
4/22 -  Sarah Clark, Bruce Hunt, Mary Lane, T.J. McFadden
4/23 - Jean Kirk, Zeke Perry, Lee Simmons
4/24 - Trey Smith
4/25 -  Harold Payne, Judy Smith
4/26 - Sherman Burlingame, Melissa Catlin, Spencer Davis, Oliver Johnson, Joe Kirk, Steve Neumeyer, Bree Ogle, Jennifer Stover
4/27 - Barry Armstrong, Blake Brown, Chad Johnson, Jon McCoy
4/28 - Deloris Arthur, Jonathan Edwards, Diana Harkins
Coming Up This Sunday
April 28, 2019
Children's Sunday!