This Week
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
C.O.M.: 304-562-9170
Monday, June 10
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
Tuesday, June 11
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
6:30 p.m.  Basketball (Stout) -Gym
8:00 p.m.  Church Softball -Valley Park
Wednesday, June 12
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
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, June 13
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
8:00 a.m.  TOPS 0530 -Byrd Hall
1:30 p.m.  Senior Basketball -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, June 14
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
Saturday, June 15
7:30 a.m.  Emmaus Prayer Group - 110
9:00 a.m.  Make VBS Decorations (until 12:00 p.m.)
Sunday, June 16
Father's Day
Annual Conference Sunday
Annette Cartwright, Lay Leader in Charge
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
Upcoming Events
6/22: Uth- Join us for a fun filled Day Trip to the Awesome Lazy River in Shepherdsville, KY. Tubing on the lazy river is $15.00! The Uth will provide a picnic lunch for our time on the water. Please bring $ for tubing and for a dinner stop on the way home. See Pastor Jeremy to register.


 June 10, 2019

Vacation Bible School is only two weeks away!
Two weeks until the biggest Children's Event of the year!
Two weeks until we have the amazing opportunity to minister to the children and families of our community!
Get ready to be blessed to be a blessing! You have the opportunity to help in the morning and evening for stories, games, mission, and crafts, as well as crew leaders for our groups of kids.
This year we are headed to outer space - all the way "To Mars and Beyond!" And we're guided and strengthened by God's power. Our VBS verse is Ephesians 3:20 (CEB) - Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work within us!
We will learn how God's power provides us with: Faith, Boldness, Kindness, Thankfulness, and Hope.
We're blasting off Sunday, June 23 - Thursday, June 27 from 6-8 p.m., with a free family dinner at 5:15 (please, let us know about dietary restrictions). Our morning sessions run Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28 from 9-11 a.m., for the children enrolled in COM's summer programs.
Help us prepare our decorations Saturday, June 15, from 9-12.
And you can sign up to help or register your children online at:
Invite and bring friends so they can join in the galactic-sized fun!

Jayné Kirk
Director of Children & Family Ministries

Wednesday Evening Study Groups
Come, relax, and enjoy the summer as we gather to study a variety of topics, facilitated by Ron Delph. We will begin with the list below and spend as much or as little time as desired on each. Should you have a different topic or question, we are flexible and will work it in. We gather in Room 219 (upstairs in the new building) on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Topics: 1. Recognizing and "Hearing" God when He speaks; 2. Understanding the Trinity; 3. Creationism versus Evolution; 4. The Israeli/Arabic conflict; 5. Anger & Depression- The Biblical view; 6. Are there Saints among us; 7. Understanding Propitiation and Dispensation
     Join Don Gatewood weekly as he continues a study in Romans, beginning in chapter 11 this Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., in the Chapel.
WV Annual Conference
The 2019 West Virginia Annual Conference  will meet June 13-16, at WV Wesleyan, Buckhannon, with Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball presiding. Lay and clergy delegates will gather representing the over 1,000 UM congregations. Representing Forrest Burdette are Sam Sentelle, Pricilla Simmons, Brad Fittro, alternate, Jeremy Daniels, and Ellis Conley. Michael Gibson is a Youth Delegate. Charlotte Daniels is a page. Ellis Conley and other retiring clergy will be recognized at 4:15 p.m., on Friday afternoon.  
     Annual Conference will conclude Sunday with the Fixing of Appointments and Commissioning and Ordination of pastors at the 9 a.m. worship service. It is anticipated that Ed Grant will be appointed to Forrest Burdette and Jeremy Daniels re-appointed. 
     Ellis has been asked to speak at the Board of Ordained Ministry Banquet for those being ordained and at the Retirement Dinner. 
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:
June 10, 8:00 p.m.
July 1, 8:00 p.m.
July 22, 8:00 p.m.
June 18, 8:00 p.m.
July 12, 6:00 p.m.

June 24, 6:00 p.m.
July 16, 8:00 p.m.

This Week's Birthdays
6/10 -  Lynne Fruth
6/11 - Aimee Carr, Colton Davis, Mike Folio, Billy Grass, Greta Huggins, Max Perry
6/12 - Debbie Ayers, Jr. Barnhouse, Larry Courtright, Bailey Fearing
6/13 - Barry Brookshire
6/14 - Norman McClure, George Smith
6/15 - Karen Atkins, John Call, Ken Drummond, Marvin Thompson, Tara Womack
6/16 - Allison Herman, Robbie Hill, Shirley Hill
Coming Up This Sunday
June 23, 2019
Father's Day
Annual Conference Sunday
Annette Cartwright, Lay Leader in Charge