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

Monday, April 8
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:00-7:00   Egg Factory -FH
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
Sanctuary reserved for Barnhouse students in p.m.
6:30 p.m.  Scouts BSA Trp 236 -Scout Hut
7:00 p.m.  Trustees -201
7:00 p.m.  Cub Scout Pack 236 - Basement
8:00 p.m.  AA -308
Tuesday, April 9
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
10:00-7:00   Egg Factory -FH
No Y.A.H. Quilters today
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
Sanctuary reserved for Barnhouse students in p.m.
6:30 p.m.  Basketball (Stout) -Gym
7:00 p.m.  Civic Chorus -Chapel
Wednesday, April 10
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:00-7:00  Egg Factory -FH
No Preventicare today
No Midweek Morning Bible Study today
No Wesley Circle today
2:30 p.m.  Hooks & Needles -201
No Fellowship Dinner tonight
Sanctuary reserved for Barnhouse students in p.m.
6:30 p.m.  Adult Small Groups (no Conley, Cunningham, Delph, or Gatewood Groups)
6:30 p.m.  Uth -111/Gym
6:30 p.m.  C.O.O.L. Kids -Byrd Hall
7:30 p.m.  Praise Band -Sanctuary
Thursday, April 11
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
8:00 a.m.  TOPS 0530 -Byrd Hall
9:00-finish  Egg Factory -FH
No Circle of Friends today
1:30 p.m.  Senior Basketball -Gym
6:00 p.m.  Orchestra Practice -Sanctuary
6:30 p.m.  Scouts BSA Trp 360 -Scout Hut
6:30 p.m.  Dances Choice -Byrd Hall
6:15 p.m.  Orchestra Practice -Sanctuary
7:00 p.m.  Choir Practice -Sanctuary
7:00 p.m.  WV Force Basketball -Gym
Friday, April 12
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
No Preventicare today
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
12:00 p.m.  Sanctuary reserved for Barnhouse students
7:00 p.m.  Young Adults/H.S. Seniors meet, Panera in Teays Valley
7:00 p.m.  Barnhouse Student Recital
Saturday, April 13
7:30 a.m.  Emmaus Prayer Group - 110
9:00 a.m.  UMW Spring Festival (until 2:00 p.m.)
Sunday, April 14
Palm Sunday; Confirmation
Luke 19:28-40
"Palms Are Heavy"
8:30 a.m.  Worship
9:45 a.m.  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship
5:00 p.m.  Handbell Practice -Choir Rm
6:00 p.m.  Men's Group -201
6:00 p.m.  Worship -Chapel
7:00 p.m.  Adult Basketball -Gym
7:30 p.m.  Living Last Supper Dress Rehearsal -Sanctuary


 April 8, 2019

     "How Can It Be?" I was deeply moved as the choir and orchestra presented this beautiful anthem Sunday morning to the glory of God. This powerful song speaks of the wonder of Christ's grace and mercy: "You plead my cause. You right my wrongs. You break my chains. You overcome. You gave Your life to give me mine. You say that I am free. How can it be?" Wow! His grace is more sufficient than all of the wrongs we've done. No matter how guilty and ashamed we feel, He rights our wrongs, breaks our chains, and frees us from our sins.  It is the choir's prayer that with every song we present someone's heart will be touched, that someone listening will become closer to our Savior Jesus Christ. If just one of you was moved half as much as I was by this song, then our prayers were answered. Thanks to the choir and orchestra for presenting this anthem straight from their hearts. And I couldn't be prouder of Willow Hess. This was this beautiful young lady's first solo since joining the choir, and she did fantastic!
     The choir and musicians will continue to offer some great music for Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Easter, and beyond. If you enjoy singing and praising the Lord through music please come and join us. It would be great to see the choir loft full every Sunday morning.
     Oh, and thanks to all of you for the birthday wishes. You made me feel very special as I celebrated this 24th anniversary of my 39th birthday.
David Shanklin
Choir Director
A Lenten Journey of Love
As a spiritual pilgrimage during Lent, you are invited to take a special 6-week journey. You won't need extra clothes, there won't be much travel involved, nor will you have to spend a lot of money. The preparation will be mostly in your spirit.
ifth Week: The Mind of Love -Use this week to pray for yourself and look inward. Read the book of John. Plan to go to church early on Palm Sunday, to meditate in the sanctuary.
      Copies of 2019 Upper Room Disciplines Daily Devotional  are available at the Connection Center for $5 each.
UMW Annual Easter Egg Project: Egg Factory!
It's Easter Egg Season again! The congregation of Forrest Burdette is invited to join in the fellowship of Easter Egg construction. Please check the schedule below and come by at your convenience to assist. Training will be provided for workers. We need YOU!
Monday, April 8
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon - Setting up and preparing tables
1:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Batching & molding eggs
Tuesday, April 9
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Batching, molding, & dipping eggs
Wednesday, April 10
9:00 a.m. to7:00/8:00 p.m. - Dipping & decorating eggs
Thursday, April 11
9:00 a.m. to finish dipping, decorating, & filling orders.
     Workers may bring a dish to share for the evening meal Monday through Wednesday. VOLUNTEERS are also needed for clean up each evening from 6:00 to closing.
     Saturday, April 13 , 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Spring Festival! Easter Egg orders will be ready for pick-up.
     Please  pray for all the volunteers and the mission outreach of this project.  For more information, please call Karen Lilly, 304-562-9241.
Taizé Worship: Tuesday, April 9
Join us in keeping a holy Lent, this Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 p.m., St. Timothy's in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, Hurricane. We will welcome an Ecumenical Taizé Worship Team from Huntington. A Taizé service is characterized by candlelight, quiet meditation, scripture readings, and musical chant. All are welcome!
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--No morning or evening Conley groups this week
Debby Cunningham--No Cunningham group this week
Ron Delph--No Delph group this week
Don Gatewood--No Gatewood group this week
Uth--Middle & High School (6-12th grades), Room 111 & Gym
C.O.O.L. Kids--age 2 through 5th grades, Byrd Hall; nurdery provided under 2 yrs.
No Fellowship Dinner this week because of the Egg Factory set up in the Fellowship Hall.
UMW Spring Crafts, Books, & Easter Eggs Festival
The United Methodist Women are sponsoring the Spring Crafts, Books, & Easter Eggs Festival this Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Crafters and vendors with a wide variety of merchandise, jewelry, wood items, hand-crafted bags, unique fabric gifts, and much more will be on sale. Handmade chocolate-dipped Easter eggs have been constructed by at least two generations of ladies of Forrest Burdette beginning in 1969. Vanilla, coconut, cherry nut, maple nut, and peanut butter dipped in white, dark, or milk chocolate will be available. There will also be baked goods and candies, hot dogs, barbeques, and drinks for sale.
**If you would like to donate baked goods for the Country Store, please bring them to the church on Friday, April 12. Donations are always appreciated!**
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.
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 overall. Cookies must be homemade; no store bought, please. 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: contact Tom Hankins (304-543-9256), Tim Landin (304-562-3026), or Mark Landin (304-562-3546).
Sam Warner Eagle Scout Project
DONATIONS NEEDED : Forrest Burdette Memorial UMC is proud to sponsor Sam Warner, a member of this congregation, in the development of a prayer garden on church property in fulfillment of his Eagle Scout Project. The church is accepting monetary donations for this program. Checks should made out to Forrest Burdette Memorial UMC (in the memo please reference Sam Warner Eagle Scout Project). Anyone interested in volunteering will have an opportunity to assist during work days scheduled throughout April and May. For additional information on volunteering for a workday or to make a financial contribution please contact the church office at (304) 562-5903. 
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
4/8 -  Chris Brown, Morgan Brown, Karen Campbell, Karlee Edwards, Gail Samson, Kristin Smith, Trent Surface, Jennifer Weiss, Clarence Woodworth
4/9 - Alan Clegg, Ryan Clegg, Rusty Ellis, Tyler Kirk, Austin Miller, Shelby Nitardy, Nathan Wendel
4/10 - David Bobbitt, Donna Landin, Harold Walker
4/11 - Brad Hall, John Hamilton, Dale Huffman, Aidan Martinez, Priscilla Simmons, Barbara Wyatt
4/12 - Jean Ellis, Joe Ann Gyke, Bailey Hill, Matt Smalley
4/13 - Andy Burns, Alisha Dierdorff, Josh Westfall
4/14 - Adalyn Hill, Carol Rowsey
Coming Up This Sunday
April 14, 2019
Palm Sunday; Confirmation
Luke 19:28-40    "Palms Are Heavy"