This Week
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
C.O.M.: 304-562-9170
Monday, September 23
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
6:30 p.m.  Scouts BSA #236 -Scout Hut
6:45 p.m.  Putnam Piece Makers -FH
7:00 p.m.  Cub Scout Pack 236 -Basement
8:00 p.m.  AA -308
Tuesday, September 24
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Charity Quilts/YAH Quilters   -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.  Hurricane Civic Chorus -FH
Wednesday, Sept. 25
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
5:30 p.m.  Fellowship Dinner -FH
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 26
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
8:00 a.m.  TOPS 0530 -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m.  Circle of Friends -211
1:30 p.m.  Senior Basketball -Gym
6:00 p.m.  Basketball (Stout) -Gym
6:30 p.m.  Dancers' Choice -Byrd Hall
7:00 p.m.  Choir Practice -Sanctuary
Friday, September 27
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 28
7:30 a.m.  Emmaus Prayer Group -110
2:00 p.m.  Gym Reserved for Birthday Party (Larch) -FH
Sunday, September 29
Luke 16:19-31
8:30 a.m.  Worship
9:45 a.m.  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship
5:00 p.m.  Handbell Practice -Choir Rm
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.  SPRC Meeting -110/Parlor
7:00 p.m.  Adult Basketball -Gym
Upcoming Events
Save the Date!  Pastor Ed & Brenda Grant invite the congregation to their farm for a church-wide cookout on Sunday, October 20th . We will gather at 2:00 p.m., rain or shine! Hot dogs will be served; bring a covered dish to share. Mark your calendars!


 September 23, 2019

      This past week I was in Montreal for a music event. After the event was concluded I had time to see a few of the sites of this beautiful city. My favorite was the Basilica de Notre Dame, and I dare say it would rival the Notre Dame in Paris! If I have ever been in a worship space that took me away from the cares of this world this was the place. Though there were many people in the building none were loud or obtrusive. There was a feeling of reverence and peace that permeated this beautiful place where I could have sat quietly for a very long time. I really didn't want to leave. It seemed like a wonderful place for the Spirit of God to reside, and I wanted to stay there.
      Those involved in the building of this basilica certainly gave their best in its construction and adornment. Even in such a grandiose space it seemed no detail was left undone. The work of the artists, artisans and craftsmen was well-spent for the glory of God. Details that may have never been noticed by the average person were done with refinement fit for a king...The King of Glory. I was reminded of the commandments in the Old Testament concerning the temple and how it was to be built. A verse in Colossians also comes to mind: "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. It is the Lord Christ you are serving."
      I come away from this experience with a renewed conviction for excellence. It truly is the Lord Christ we are serving with any work we attempt to do and especially in the work of the Church. Let's bring our very best to God in every way we serve Him. He deserves the greatest effort and the most beautiful work!     
Mike Barnhouse
School Personnel Recognition
During next week's morning worship services (9/29), we would like to recognize our Sunday School teachers, our small group leaders, our Children's Outreach Ministries staff, and all those in the congregation who work in local schools and in the field of education. Your dedication does not go unnoticed!
Popcorn Sale for Cub Scouts
Scouts from Cub Scout Pack #236 will be in the Narthex after both morning services and during the Sunday School hour next Sunday, the 29th , to sell products from their annual popcorn sale. Prices range from $10-$25. Over 70% of proceeds go back to local Scouting, 1/3 of which directly helps our Pack's Scouts.
Small Group Information
Be a part of a Wednesday evening small group! Groups begin at 6:30 p.m.
Chris Clark- "How shall we then live?", Room 225B
Debby Cunningham- Glory Days , Max Lucado, 211
Ron Delph- Paul: His Life & Teaching , Room 219
Don Gatewood- 1st & 2nd Timothy , Chapel
Ed Grant- The Gospel of Mark , Room 207
Uth- (Meet at 6 p.m.)  Middle & High School (6-12th grades), Room 111
C.O.O.L. Kids- age 2 through 5th graders, Byrd Hall; nursery provided under 2 yrs.
Fellowship Dinners  are served from 5:30-6:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Sign up at the Connection Center or call the office (304-562-5903). Reservations are appreciated but not necessary. Adults $8, Children (under 12) $5; no family pays more than $20. On the menu this week Breakfast! Bacon/sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits, hash brown casserole, cinnamon rolls
Shopping List for Haiti Mission Trip
Medications for the October Haiti trip are being collected in the Narthex through this Sunday, Sept. 29th.
Over the counter medicines


   Triple ointment/Neosporin
   Diaper rash
   Acne cream

Allergy Meds

Cough Meds:

   Adult (no liquids)
   Children (liquids OK)

Eye Drops (all varieties)

Nasal sprays

Saline drops

Vitamins: Adult/Children/Infant

   (no gummies please!)

Pain/Fever relievers:

   Adult Tylenol/Motrin
   Children's Tylenol/Motrin
   Infant drops

Hydration powder packets

(Contact Annette Cartwright or Sharon Jones for more info.)
Fishing Kits for OCC
We want to include 75 fishing kits in the boys' shoe boxes. Each box will include the following: fishing line (will be cut to 5 yds), sinkers, cork or plastic bobbers, hooks, and lures. These will be sent in medicine containers, so we need donations of larger medicine containers as well as the fishing supplies. A WOW gift would be a foldable fishing pole, although this is not necessary. 
Fall Festival
Applications for the United Methodist Women's Annual Fall Arts, Crafts, & Vendor Festival are available at the Connection Center or by clicking here. This year's event will be held on Saturday, November 2, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Contact Joy Mitchell if needed (304-542-3969).
Do you have an eye for floral arranging?
The Worship Team is inviting anyone with an eye for flower arranging and interior decorating to be a part of our team! Your help with the stage area in the sanctuary and the flower arrangements on the Communion table would be much appreciated! Please contact the church office if you are interested lending a hand (304-562-5903 or
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
This Week's Birthdays
9/23 -  Ryder Harrison, Jon Russell, Myra Woodworth Hobbs
9/24 - Isaac Herndon
9/25 - Tammy Fenerty, Amy Garinger, Brenda Hanson, Michael Hinshaw, Trevor Johnson, Robert O'Dell, Mark Saunders
9/26 - Diana Allen, Sephra Faulknier, Aly Fearing, Debbie McCoy
9/27 - Andy Johnson, Angela Lipinski
9/28 - Sandy Hanning, Mandy Spurlock
9/29 -  Bob Alexander, Carly Cunningham, Holley Johnson