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

Monday, June 3
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:00 a.m.  CSE Rehearsal -Sanctuary
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
6:00 p.m.  Conner St. Elementary 5th Grade Graduation & Reception -Sanctuary/FH
6:30 p.m.  Scouts BSA Trp 236 -YMCA
7:00 p.m.  Trustees -201
8:00 p.m.  AA -308
Tuesday, June 4
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
6:30 p.m.  Basketball (Stout) -Gym
7:00 p.m.  UMW -110/Parlor   
8:00 p.m.  Church Softball -Valley Park
Wednesday, June 5
COM Staff Training; COM Programs Closed
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
11:30 a.m.  COM Staff Luncheon -FH
12:00 p.m.  We Care -201
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 6
COM Summer Session Begins
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 7
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 8
7:30 a.m.  Emmaus Prayer Group - 110
Sunday, June 9
"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way  to the Pulpit"
8:30 a.m.  Worship
9:45 a.m.  Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Prayer Garden Dedication
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
6/13-16: 173rd West Virginia Annual  Conference, Buckhannon, WV


 June 3, 2019

     Julie and I are very appreciative of the awesome retirement dinner yesterday in our honor. Thanks to Reg Hart and the Staff-Parish Relations Committee for planning the event, to Ruth Blankenship and the United Methodist Women who prepared the food, and to all those who stayed to clean up. It was a gift in itself to see the Fellowship Hall full. I am grateful that so many of you took to the time to stay. The quilt given to us is beautiful, with so many different squares, symbolic of the many people who are a part of Forrest Burdette. It was certainly a labor of much love. Thank you also for the many cards and gifts we received and all the warm wishes that went with them.  
     It has been an honor and privilege to be your pastor over the past five years. My heart has always been in the local church. You have had other pastors who were more religious or pious, but I have tried to be faithful. You welcomed us warmly and loved and encouraged us. The gift of your friendship has been the best gift of all.
     Although we have moved out of the parsonage, I will still be your pastor until my last Sunday, June 23.
     Again, thank you so much.
Grace & freedom,
Prayer Garden Dedication
Join us next Sunday, June 9, at 10:00 a.m., outside by the new prayer garden (next to the COM covered entrance). We will dedicate this special space, which is Sam Warner's newly completed Eagle Scout project. Sam would like to thank the congregation for your generous monetary donations and for the workday volunteers who helped to complete the project.
VBS: To Mars & Beyond!
Vacation Bible School is coming sooner than you think. From June 23-28, we will blast off "To Mars and Beyond!" as VBS takes us into outer space. Every year we have an evening session (23-27, 6-8 p.m.) for the church and community and a morning session (24-28, 9-11 a.m.) for our COM Summer Safari. We need lots of helping hands for both sessions, so please click here for the volunteer form or talk to JaynĂ© Kirk! There are jobs for everyone, but the best part of VBS is being blessed to be a blessing to all the children who attend. I hope you join us! 
     Register kids or volunteers at:
Volunteer Group of the Year
On Saturday, June 1, our Uth were thrilled to receive an awesome award, Volunteer Group of the Year, 2019, from our friends at  Heart + Hand Outreach Ministries / Heart and Hand Thrift Store
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 4, 8:00 p.m.
June 24, 6:00 p.m.
July 16, 8:00 p.m.
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.

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
6/3 -  Barbi Davis, Diana Hunt, Connie Smith
6/4 - Iris Kirk
6/5 - Tony Anders, Mike Brown, Riley Daugherty, Dustin Gore, Joe Varian
6/6 - Joretta Comer, Katie Cutlip, Kelly Gibson, Mark James, Tessa Meadows, Liz Quigley, Harlee Rice
6/7 - Krista Antis, Erin Daniels, Lainey Faulknier, Ty Foster, Scott Lilly
6/8 - Eunice Beckett, Ryan Fisher, Shane Johnson, Alexis Ward
6/9 - Aspen Hobbs, Jane Saunders, Keith Sayre
Coming Up This Sunday
June 9, 2019
Pentecost Sunday - wear red!
"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Pulpit"