This Week
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
C.O.M.: 304-562-9170
Monday, September 7 
Labor Day
Church Office & COM Closed
Tuesday, September 8
COM Fall Programs Begin
10:00 a.m. Community Cupboard  
Wednesday, September 9 
No Activities
Thursday, September 10
No Activities
Friday, September 11 
10:00 a.m. Community Cupboard
Saturday, September 12
2:00 p.m. Kathryn Young Memorial Service
Sunday, September 13
15th Sunday after Pentecost
10:30 a.m. Worship (by reservation, or live streamed on Facebook)
6:00 p.m. Worship (by reservation)


September 8, 2020

     Well, today was supposed to be the start of school for kids around the state. Some started virtually, some started in person; but as many of those who attend Putnam County Schools know by now, things didn't start off the way we had been preparing for. 
     Throughout this entire year we've dealt with adjustments and new routines, and this appears to just be another one along the journey that we have to rearrange our lives for. Boy I'm glad that the Gospel of Jesus Christ never changes. The Bible makes sure we know that too. 
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever!"
Hebrews 13:8 CEB
      So while we adjust and rearrange our lives for the new school year, let us join in prayer for all students who are navigating this ever changing scholastic season, from those starting off in pre-k, through elementary, middle school, high school, college and beyond. As today is also my first day of the semester at Asbury, I sure could use some of those prayers myself too!
Be blessed, church!
Jeremy Daniels, Associate Pastor
Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries 
Congratulations to Chris Pauley and Chantil Foster, who were married on August 29, 2020, at the Foster family home. Our prayers are with the couple as they begin their marriage!
Please Continue to RSVP for In-Person Worship
Remember to call or email the church to reserve a spot at one of our in-person worship services each week. Services are offered Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Please contact the office by Friday afternoon for Sunday reservations. (304-562-5903,  
Organ Concert Series Update
The 2020-2021 PipeSounds Organ Concert Series will not begin in October as previously scheduled. David Haggerty was to be our special guest on October 4, but because of the continuing need for social distancing and travel restriction, this first concert has been cancelled. We are hopeful that we will be able to offer our annual holiday concert later in the year.  
Volunteers Needed for Quilting
The construction of baby quilts and Christmas Family quilts (Young At Heart Quilters and the Ruth Byrd Circle) has safely resumed on Tuesday mornings. If you are able to help with tacking and binding the quilts, please contact Karen Lilly at 304-562-9241. Thank you!  
Remember the Cupboard
The Christian Community Cupboard has continued to serve our community throughout this pandemic. Please remember them when shopping. Especially needed from Forrest Burdette are canned peas and canned carrots.   
Live Stream Tech Volunteers Needed
To help continue our Facebook-Live presence for our 10:30 a.m. worship services, we need several volunteers to train and learn the process to help this outreach. We are blessed with the technology to be able to reach others for Christ in this new way. Please consider being a part of this team! Please contact Karen in the office or Pastor Jeremy.  
Visit Our YouTube Channel  
Our FBKids and FBUth Ministries have continued to provide instruction and entertainment for our children and youth, and all the videos can be found on our YouTube channel. Past worship services and devotionals are available as well. If you have some free time,  check out our channel by clicking here!  
Your Prayers & Thanksgivings
We welcome your regular prayers and continued giving. This is the perfect time to learn about our online giving option. Click here to access the online giving instructions from the Forrest Burdette website. Your continued giving to the church, as you are able, is important for us to keep paying our expenses. Thank you so much for sending your offerings! If not online, then please mail your regular offering to 2848 Putnam Avenue, Hurricane WV 25526. To save a stamp, you may deposit your offering in our locked mailbox on Putnam Avenue. Open the top door, and slide your envelope all the way to the back of the box, where it will fall into the locked area. Thank you for your support of this ministry. 
Do you need a mask?
We know of a handful of members who are making masks. If you need a mask, please contact the church office, and we can put you in contact with our mask-makers. (304-562-5903)             
Would you like a set of offering envelopes?
Please contact the church office if you would like us to prepare a set of undated offering envelopes for your household (304-562-5903, or We will mail the set to you.        
This Week's Birthdays
9/7 - David McCane, Bailey Young
9/8 - Jennifer Woodward
9/9 - Chris Bogan, Carol Midkiff, Mason Spurlock
9/10 - Angela Bradley, Karen Delph, Scott Moore, Emily Stewart, Sara Thomas, Maggie Tincher, Sam Warner, Kate Weiss
9/11 - Ed Brogan, Drew Harless
9/12 - Vickie Harbour, Jimmy Kessler, Barbara Martin, Josh Patterson
9/13 - John Browne, Betsy Byus, Faye Meeks, Flynn Perry, Joe Wyatt