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

Monday, April 15
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
7:00 p.m.  Cub Scout Pack 236 -Basement
8:00 p.m.  Church Softball -Valley Park
8:00 p.m.  AA -308
Tuesday, April 16
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Ruth Byrd Circle -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
6:30 p.m.  Girl Scout Troop 8317 -Byrd Hall
6:30 p.m.  Daisies (S. Flick) - 308
6:30 p.m.  Basketball (Stout) -Gym
7:00 p.m.  Civic Chorus -Chapel
Wednesday, April 17
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
No Praise Band tonight
Thursday, April 18
Maundy Thursday
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
12:00 p.m.  J.O.Y. Fellowship -FH
1:30 p.m.  Senior Basketball -Gym
6:30 p.m.  Scouts BSA Trp 360 -Scout Hut
No Dances Choice tonight
No WV Force Basketball tonight
7:30 p.m.  The Living Last Supper
Friday, April 19
Good Friday
All COM Programs Closed today
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
7:30 p.m.  The Living Last Supper
Saturday, April 20
7:30 a.m.  Emmaus Prayer Group - 110
Sunday, April 21
7:00 a.m. Sunrise Service at Valley Park, Large Pavilion (sponsored by TVMA)

Worship at Forrest Burdette:
Luke 24:1-12   
"Is Jesus Dead?"
8:30 a.m.  Worship
9:45 a.m.  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship
No Handbells, Men's Group, Chapel Worship, or Adult Basketball tonight
Upcoming Events
Monday, 4/22: Office Closed; COM  Programs open
5/7: Mother's Day Dinner, 6:00 p.m.
5/18: Uth Pancake Breakfast Fund Raiser at  Applebee's


 April 15, 2019

     Holy Week helps us remember the events from the entry into Jerusalem on what we now celebrate as Palm Sunday through the Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, the arrest, the betrayal, the trials, and the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It was a time of crisis and dedication in the life of Jesus. It is a time of decision in our hearts and lives as well. Are we willing as disciples to "take up our cross" and follow Jesus, relying on God for our lives, or will we attempt to rely on our own wisdom and self-determination? It is a big choice. The disciples fell asleep, denied Jesus, and fled. What will we do?
   I invite you to "The Living Last Supper" presented Maundy Thursday, April 18, and Good Friday, April 19, 7:30 p.m. each evening, as the scene at the last meal of Jesus and his disciples is recreated. Invite your friends. Better still, invite them to come with you.
     Easter Sunday begins at 7 a.m., with a Sunrise Service at the large picnic shelter at Valley Park, rain or shine. Our 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship services will be heartfelt celebrations of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, filled with special music on this holy day.
     Take time this week to reflect and celebrate on the new life given you in Jesus Christ. We each should surely rejoice!
Grace & freedom,
The Living Last Supper
Maundy Thursday, April 18 & Good Friday, April 19
7:30 p.m.; child care provided
This drama is a re-creation of Leonardo DaVinci's famous painting "The Last Supper" with 13 living characters, portrayed by men from our congregation.  Invite your family and friends for this special Holy Week presentation.
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-- He Chose the Nails, Room 211
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 17 : Nacho Bar - nachos & all the fixings, dessert.
J.O.Y. Fellowship: This Week!
J.O.Y. Fellowship (Just Older Youth!) meets this Thursday, April 18, at noon, for our monthly covered dish luncheon. We will welcome special guest Amanda Ramey, Marketing & Development Manager for the City of Hurricane. Questions? Contact Bob & Gail Samson (304-610-2931), or just show up (ages 55+)!
Estep Memorial Service
Christian sympathy is extended to Kitty Estep upon the death of her husband Keith Estep (d. 12/20/2018). A memorial service for Keith will be held this Friday, April 19, 10:00 a.m., in the mausoleum at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
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 Sunday, April 21 through Wednesday, April 24 ; a bin will be 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.
Church League Softball
Church Softball begins this week.
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
4/15 -  Reid Painter, Jeremy Rogers, Hannah Smalley, Joanne Sovine
4/16 - Debbie Bias, Leigh Anne Cutlip, Mia Ferguson, Mackenzie Greenleaf, Carmen Hamilton, Lauren Milton
4/17 - Jane Sentelle, Sarah Westfall
4/18 - Danielle Johnson, Karen Ray
4/19 - Abby Baker, Debby Cunningham, Chad Halstead
4/20 - J.T. Holdren, Cole Newman
4/21 - Bob Blankenship, Jada Good, Andrew Hankins, Derek Krall, Todd Lilly, Claude Nelon, Will Painter
Coming Up This Sunday
April 21, 2019
7:00 a.m. Sunrise Service at Valley Park, Large Pavilion (sponsored by the Teays Valley Ministerial Association)

Worship at Forrest Burdette:
Luke 24:1-12   " Is Jesus Dead?"