This Week
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
C.O.M.: 304-562-9170
Tuesday, September 3     
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Baby Blankets/Ruth Byrd Circle
-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.  UMW -110/Parlor
7:00 p.m.  Hurricane Civic Chorus -FH
Wednesday, September 4
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.  We Care -201
2:30 p.m.  Hooks & Needles -201
No Fellowship Dinner until Sept. 11
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 5
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
8:00 a.m.  TOPS 0530 -Byrd Hall
11:00 a.m.  TOPS Managers Mtg -201
1:30 p.m.  Senior Basketball -Gym
6:00 p.m.  Basketball (Stout) -Gym
6:30 p.m.  Scouts BSA #360 -Scout Hut
6:30 p.m.  Dancers' Choice -Byrd Hall
7:00 p.m. " Join the Choir" Party -Mike & Donna Barhouse's home
Friday, September 6
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
Saturday, September 7
7:30 a.m.  Emmaus Prayer Group -110
9:30 a.m.  OCC Sewing Group -Byrd Hall
9:30 a.m.  Girl Scouts Raingutter Regatta -Parking Lot/FH
Sunday, September 8
Acts 20:7-12
8:30 a.m.  Worship
9:45 a.m.  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship
2:00 p.m.  Cox Family Baby Shower -FH
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
6:00 p.m.  Finance Committee -110/Parlor
7:00 p.m.  Adult Basketball -Gym
7:00 p.m.  Church Council -FH
Upcoming Events
9/13: Young Adult & High School Sr. Event at Panera, 7:00 p.m.
9/14: Uth Service Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
9/15: Sam Warner Eagle Scout Court of Honor, 1:00 p.m.


 September 3, 2019

     Wednesday Evening classes begin this week!  We have something for everyone, and I'm sure you can find your fit. Children, youth, and adults have the opportunity to come together and grow in their faith and, dare I say, have fun too! It's the perfect opportunity to get involved and invite friends and neighbors. Choir is also back in full swing this week with a special Kickoff at the Barnhouse residence; more information is below. 
     As for the Children's Ministry, we will soon begin working on the Christmas Musical. It is our biggest project of the year. The kids work hard and always do their best. It is a wonderful opportunity for them to be leaders in the church and showcase their growth and utilize their talents. I am always so very proud of them. It is a great way for kids to get involved. Invite your friends to join us. Give them this opportunity to get connected to Christ.
Jayné Kirk, Director of Children & Family Ministries
A New Semester of Small Groups!
Wednesday Night Live , our weekly evening programming for children, youth, and adults, resumes this Wednesday, September 4. The signup sheets for adult small groups are available in the Narthex. Please click here for a description of all small group offerings. Weekly meals will resume on September 11. Plan to spend your Wednesday evenings at Forrest Burdette this fall!
New Choir Members Wanted!
The choir will have a fall kickoff and "Join the Choir" party at the home of Mike & Donna Barnhouse this  Thursday, Sept. 5, at 7:00 p.m. , for all new and current choir members and families  (5008 Northwest Way, Hurricane) . This will be a great time to join our choir for some good music and fellowship. 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
95th Birthday Celebration
Please join the family of Evelyn Warner this  Friday, September 6 , at Scott & Jan Ramey's home (14 Bridle Way, Hurricane), 5:30-7:00 p.m., to celebrate Evelyn's 95th Birthday! Drop by to say "hello", and enjoy some refreshments.
Saturday Sewing for OCC
Last Tuesday was a very productive day sewing skirts for our girls who will receive these beautiful gifts. This Tuesday they will complete any unfinished garments and work on backpacks. 
     Many can't come to sew on Tuesday afternoons, so we're offering the opportunity to sew this Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., to experience the joy of sewing bookbags for our OCC packing party. For many children, this will be the first gift they've ever received. Beautiful handmade items will open their heart to want to know about this unconditional love. That is the path to introduce them to Jesus and His love for them.
     We have enough school supplies for our packing party. Thank you for your generosity. We continue to collect toys for ages 10-14.
You're Invited to a Baby Shower
The Vine Sunday School Class invites the whole congregation to a baby shower for Matthew & Lauren Cox and their soon-to-arrive baby boy. This Sunday, September 8, 2:00-4:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall. We will have light refreshments. You may RSVP or just show up! The couple is registered at Target, Amazon, and buybuy Baby. Please join us and help show our support to Matthew & Lauren! Questions or to RSVP: Contact Jan Ramey, 304-542-5460.
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
We Care Ministry Seeking More Teams
The Forrest Burdette "We Care" ministry focuses on monthly lay visitation to our members who are not able to easily leave their homes or care facilities and could use a friendly visit. If you would like to be part of this important ministry, please contact the church office, or talk to one of our pastors.  The next meeting is this Wednesday, September 4, at noon, in the Conference Room (201).
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
9/2 -  Pam Blevins, April Crouse, Judy Grass, Valerie McMillion, Ed Mullins, Ben Newhouse
9/3 - Jo Bess, Larry Clegg
9/4 - Debbie Duespohl, Bobby Greene, Harold Stewart
9/5 - Jennifer Hart, Steve Huggins, Jessica Ray, Jeremy Simms
9/6 - Wes Hager, Victoria Marsh, Paul Rose, Darlene Smith, Evelyn Warner
9/7 - David McCane, Bailey Young
9/8 - Kelly Huffman, Jennifer Woodward