This Week
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
C.O.M.: 304-562-9170
Monday, October 14
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
5:00 p.m.  Scouts BSA #236 -FH
6:30 p.m.  Scouts BSA #236 -Scout Hut
7:00 p.m.  Cub Scout Pack 236 -Byrd Hall+
No AA tonight (Columbus Day)
Tuesday, October 15
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 (HABL) -Gym
6:30 p.m.  Brownies #10117 -Byrd Hall
7:00 p.m.  Hurricane Civic Chorus -FH
Wednesday, October 16
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: 225B, 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, October 17
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
12:00 p.m.  JOY Fellowship -FH
1:30 p.m.  Senior Basketball -Gym
6:00 p.m.  Basketball (HABL) -Gym
6:30 p.m.  Scouts BSA #360 -Scout Hut
6:30 p.m.  Dancers' Choice -FH
6:30 p.m.  Cub Scout Committee -201
7:00 p.m.  Choir Practice -Sanctuary
Friday, October 18
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
Saturday, October 19
7:30 a.m.  Emmaus Prayer Group -110
9:00 a.m.  Savage Basketball -Gym
4:00 p.m.  Kitchen Reserved (M. Landin)
Sunday, October 20
Luke 18:1-8
"God's Justice League"
8:30 a.m.  Worship
9:45 a.m.  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship
2:00 p.m.  Church Wide Hot Dog Roast  -Grants' Farm
No Handbell Practice
No Uth Lead or Uth Bible Study
No Men's Group
No Evening Worship in the Chapel
7:00 p.m.  Adult Basketball -Gym
Upcoming Events:
10/26: OCC Packing Party, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
10/30: Children's Harvest Party, 6:30 p.m.
11/2: United Methodist Women's Annual Fall Arts, Crafts, & Vendor Festival, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 


 October 14, 2019

      We're about halfway through October, and there's still so much to come! Each Wednesday the kids are practicing for their upcoming Christmas show. This year we're going tropical, and you won't want to miss "Away In A Mango"! Mark your calendars for Dec. 8!
      This coming Sunday, October 20, is Children's Sabbath. We take time to remember the children and youth who are in need of our help in our communities and worldwide. Please remember to pray for and support our children through our various missions: BackPack Buddies, Community Cupboard, Operation Christmas Child, Angel Tree, Putnam Shoes for Children, Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets, to name a few.
      On October 30 we are having our annual Fall Harvest party. We're bringing all the fun fall activities to Forrest Burdette! We're going to have tons of fun and learn that "Jesus Brings S'More Joy"! Join us!

Jayné Kirk
Director of Children & Family Ministries
J.O.Y. Fellowship
Join our group of "Just Older Youth" this Thursday, October 17, at noon, in the Fellowship Hall as we welcome special guest John Marra. This monthly covered dish lunch meets on the third Thursday of the month. Questions? Contact Bob & Gail Samson at 304-610-2931.
Pumpkin Carving & Hot Dog Roast
Pastor Ed & Brenda Grant invite the congregation to their farm for a church wide event next Sunday, October 20th . We will gather at 2:00 p.m., rain or shine! Hot dogs will be served; please see the sign up boards in the Narthex to choose what you can bring to share. Bring a pumpkin if you would like to carve it during the afternoon! We will also have a brief devotional time.
      Directions to the Farm: Take US 35 North toward Pt. Pleasant. At the Buffalo bridge, US 35 becomes a two lane highway. Continue on US 35 North for approximately 10 miles to the community of South Side. Turn right onto South Side Lane (a gravel road across from Harmony Baptist Church). Follow South Side Lane until you reach the second driveway on the left, and follow the driveway to the white brick house and you will have arrived. If you are using GPS, the address is 2104 South Side Lane.
      ** The church vans will be leaving Forrest Burdette at 1:30 p.m., for anyone who wants or needs a ride to the farm. **
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 : a ssorted pizzas, garden salad, assorted chips, and dessert .
Cookies for Kairos Prison Ministries
The Mt. Olive Correctional Center Men's "Kairos Inside" weekend is October 24-27, 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 next Sunday, October 20 through Wednesday, October 23 ; 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).
Operation Christmas Child
Shoeboxes are available at the Connection Center. Families will experience the joy of packing their own box. Pray as you shop, asking for the items you choose to be what the child needs. Enjoy the leading of the spirit as you personalize your gift that may transform a child's life. 
      Yesterday, in the service, Rebecca Parker-Moore reminded us that giving a simple gift of a shoebox gives a child, a friend, a family, and a community the opportunity to know Jesus. Shipping expenses of $9 a box includes all the shipping from local to international, as well as training for the Christian teachers who will have first-hand contact with the children receiving boxes. The Greatest Gift is the paper book each child receives with their box along with a presentation of the gospel before opening their box. 
      In some communities "The Greatest Journey" (TGJ) discipleship course is available. It has yielded incredible results with 4 children every minute choosing to become followers of Christ! TGJ is an additional $6 which includes 12 lessons, a graduation ceremony, and bible for each graduate. This year in addition to sending boxes, we desire to send TGJ. 
      On Oct. 26 we complete the packing of 150 boxes at the Packing Party and ask you to finish well as a congregation by covering the shipping costs. In addition, we ask that you give sacrificially so that children may take The Greatest Journey course. Consider writing a check to FBUMC and in the memo note whether it is for OCC- shipping or OCC- TGJ. What a blessing to be part of this journey!
Pastor Appreciation Month
The Staff Parish Relations Committee reminds us that October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Please take the time to share your thoughts with Ed and Jeremy during the month.
     On October 27, between the 8:30 and 11:00 services, we will be a holding a light reception to recognize the entire staff of Forrest Burdette and our ministers.
Christian Community Cupboard
November 1-15 is Forrest Burdette's turn to serve at the Cupboard. The sign up board is in the Narthex. Reliable volunteers are needed each Tuesday and Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Your service is important to this feeding ministry!
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).
PipeSounds Board Seeking New Members
Do you have an interest in music? Do you find joy in the Harrah Symphonic Organ during our worship time? The PipeSounds Board is seeking new members! This Board makes decisions about and organizes our annual organ concert series and oversees educational opportunities involving our unique instrument. Please contact Don Gatewood at 304-553-2217 if you have questions or are willing to serve.
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
10/14 -  Richard Lane, Molly Pauley, J.D. Philyaw, Mike Richardson, Aaron Vickers
10/15 - Andrew Dean, Kathy James, Alyssa Marinacci
10/16 - Maurice DeLung, Meredith Greene, Jane Held Collins, Olivia Keen, Debbie Romine, Cindy Woodworth
10/17 - Meg Barker, Ginny Cunningham, Jack Sturgeon
10/18 - JoAnn Kennedy, Joe McMillion, Cheryl Riedel, Jan Rowsey, Amber Vickers, Courtney Young
10/19 - Rachel Hill
10/20 -  Rob Greenleaf, Sidney Peal, Billie Jo Rowsey, Barbara Simmons