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

Monday, March 11
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
6:00 p.m.  Painting Class -FH
6:30 p.m.  Scouts BSA Trp 236 -Scout Hut
7:00 p.m.  Cub Scout Pack 236 -Basement 
8:00 p.m.  AA -308
Tuesday, March 12
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.  Hurricane Amateur Basketball League -Gym
7:00 p.m.  Civic Chorus -Sanctuary
Wednesday, March 13
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
12:00 p.m.  Staff Luncheon -Off Premises
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 -Sanctuary
7:30 p.m.  Praise Band -Sanctuary
Thursday, March 14
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
8:00 a.m.  TOPS 0530 -Byrd Hall
9:30 a.m.  Circle of Friends -211
1:30 p.m.  Senior Basketball -Gym
6:00 p.m.  Hurricane Amateur Basketball League -Gym
6:30 p.m.  Scouts BSA Trp 360 -Scout Hut
6:30 p.m.  Dances Choice -Byrd Hall
7:00 p.m.  Choir Practice -Sanctuary
Friday, March 15
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.  PipeSounds Silent Movie - Sanctuary
Saturday, March 16
7:30 a.m.  Emmaus Prayer Group - 110
9:30 a.m.  Uth Meet for Service Saturday!
10:00 a.m.  Basketball (Stout) -Gym
1:00 p.m.  Birthday Party (Swisher) - FH
Sunday, March 17
Second Sunday in Lent
Luke 13:31-35
"Run and Tell That"
8:30 a.m.  Worship
9:45 a.m.  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship
4:00 p.m.  Confirmation -111
5:00 p.m.  Handbell Practice -Choir Rm
6:00 p.m.  Men's Group -111
6:00 p.m.  Worship -Chapel
7:00 p.m.  Adult Basketball -Gym
Upcoming Events
3/21- JOY Fellowship Covered Dish Lunch (55+), 12:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall


 March 11, 2019

     We have such a variety of ministries within the life of the Forrest Burdette Memorial Church body that I'm constantly amazed of all that we support here. It's been a joy to hear from mission teams and scouting organizations over the last several weeks during worship. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's been blessed by all the ways in which our people serve God. I'm also thankful of all the support that our church gives to these groups as well. It was fun sitting next to the Girl Scouts yesterday as they sold their cookies to raise money for continued community support. They didn't even mind the Uth offering cups of milk for a small donation either. I'm glad we can all work together for the kingdom of God and enjoy each other along the journey.
Jeremy Daniels, Associate Pastor
Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries
A Lenten Journey of Love
As a spiritual pilgrimage during Lent, you are invited to take a special 6-week journey. You won't need extra clothes, there won't be much travel involved, nor will you have to spend a lot of money. The preparation will be mostly in your spirit.
       First Week: The Hand of Love -Write a letter, send a card, or email, or text to a friend, someone not related to you, near or faraway. Tell them how much you appreciate them.
Lenten Purple Bows
Be sure to take home a purple bow to hang from your lamppost, mailbox, or door to designate your home as a part of the Forrest Burdette family during Lent (March 6-April 20).
Lily/Lenten Giving
This season, consider ordering Easter lilies or making an Easter donation. A 7" potted Easter lily (double stem) is $18.50 each and can be purchased in memory or in honor of loved ones. Or, make an $18.50 donation to the Building Fund in memory or in honor of loved ones. Click here for the order form. Forms with payment are due to the church office no later than Sunday, March 31, 2019. If you purchase a lily, you are asked to take it home after the Easter services. Thank you!
PipeSounds Presents...
A Silent Movie Classic
"The Phantom of the Opera"
With Guest Organist Todd Wilson on the Harrah Symphonic Organ
This Friday, March 15, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $10 (students are free)
Hooks & Needles Invites YOU!
Hooks & Needles, our knitting and crocheting ministry, meets  each Wednesday, 2:30-4:30 p.m., in the Conference Room (#201 ), and you are welcome to join us! Beginners to experienced crafters can find a place in this ministry. Stop by to see how you can help with Hooks & Needles.
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, upstairs
Debby Cunningham--"He Chose the Nails" , Room 211, upstairs
Ron Delph--"Unshakable Hope: Building Our Lives on the Promises of God" , Room 219, upstairs
Don Gatewood--"The Book of Romans" , Chapel
Uth--Middle & High School (6-12th grades), Room 111
C.O.O.L. Kids--age 2 through 5th graders , Sanctuary; nursery provided for those under 2 yrs.
Fellowship dinner is served from 5:15-6:00 p.m. Reservations may be made by signing up at the Connection Center or by calling the church office (304-562-5903). Reservations are appreciated but not necessary. Adults $6, Children (under 12) $5; no family pays more than $20. This week's menu:  pot roast, veggies, salad, rolls, and dessert .
Service Saturday
Service Saturday for Uth+ is this week, March 16th. Join us at 9:30 a.m., at the church parking lot to caravan down to D Street for a fun time serving God's people through the Heart & Hand Thrift Store ministry . We will stop for lunch afterwards, so bring some $'s!
John Marra's Famous Spaghetti Dinner
This year's Stewards of Fellowship Spaghetti Dinner will be held Sunday, March 24, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Featured again will be John Marra's famous Italian flare of family handed-down spaghetti sauce, meatball, and salad dressing recipes. Along with the main meal, come enjoy fresh, delicious Italian garlic bread from a Clarksburg Italian bakery and a traditional Italian dessert of spumoni ice cream. New this year, you can try Oliverio's Italian Restaurant of Bridgeport's own "dipping oil" delight. Meals are $12 for adults, $6 for children, and no immediate family pays more than $30 total. Tickets are for sale on Sundays in the Narthex. All proceeds go to supporting Uth mission trips.
Please Vote!
Friends, I belong to a group of pianists called Enlightened Piano Radio. Every year the group honors members with an Awards Concert. I'm eligible for a nomination based on votes from friends & fans. If you have a minute, please send an email nominating me to . All you have to write is, "I would like to nominate Marshall Barnhouse for Best Solo Piano Album for his album 'Awakened'" . One vote per person, by March 18. Thanks so much!   -Mike Barnhouse
Spring & Summer Trip Deadlines
Our Team Effort Mission Trip to Virginia Beach is July 21-27! Sign ups are due by March 17 . A $100 deposit is due at the time of sign ups. Adults who want to go as a chaperone and helper please see Pastor Jeremy ASAP!
      Youth 2019  sign ups are due March 17 . A $100 deposit will guarantee you a spot on this wonderful, quadrennial trip to Kansas City, Missouri, July 9-14 . Join us as we gather and worship with UMC youth from all over the United States! We will caravan with other WV UMC youth via charter buses.
     More information on our Roller Coaster-A-Thon trip (May 24-26) will be available soon!
      A meeting for all Spring and Summer trips will be held on March 24, at 6 p.m.
UMW Spring Crafts & Book Festival
Applications for the UMW Spring Crafts & Book Festival are available at the Connection Center, or click here to print an application. This year's festival is on Saturday, April 13. Crafters and vendors welcome!
Amazon Smile for COM
By linking your account to our Children's Outreach Ministries (childcare, preschool, & after school programs) through "Amazon Smile", you will be helping COM by simply making your regular purchases.  Use this address to sign up:
This Week's Birthdays
3/11 -  Brittany Cochran, Shannon Dean, Bryan Larch
3/12 - Linda Anders, Jason Knight, Jim Swan, Lisa Vance, Doug Ward
3/13 - Marvin Lively, Dakota Rice
3/14 - Sierra Fisher, Tristan Rice, Sandee Simms, Lori Sublett
3/15 - Lily Haught, Olivia Haught, Reece James
3/16 - Caleb Bowers, Jason Haught, Lindsay Jones, Cameron Knight
3/17 - Emily Hall, Sandra Turley
Coming Up This Sunday
March 17, 2019
Second Sunday in Lent
Luke 13:31-35,  "Run and Tell That"