This Week at
Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane WV 25526
Monday, September 10
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
11:00 a.m.  Hankins Daytime Group -219
6:00 p.m.  Emmaus Men's Group -110
6:00 p.m.  Emmaus Women's Reunion -Little Narthex
6:30 p.m.  Boy Scout Troop 236 -Scout Hut
7:00 p.m.  Staff Parish Committee -201
7:00 p.m.  Cub Scout Pack 236
8:00 p.m.  AA -308
Tuesday, September 11
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m. Y.A.H. Quilters -111
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
No Hooks & Needles
7:00 p.m. Nominations Committee -111
7:00 p.m. Civic Chorus -Sanctuary
Wednesday, September 12
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:45 a.m. Midweek Bible Study -111
12:00 p.m. Wesley Circle -FH
5:15 p.m. Dinner -FH
6:30 p.m. Small Groups
6:30 p.m. C.O.O.L. Kids -Sanctuary
6:30 p.m. Uth -Basement
7:45 p.m. Praise Band -Sanctuary
Thursday, September 13
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
8:00 a.m. TOPS 0530 -Byrd Hall
9:30 a.m. Circle of Friends -111
5:30 p.m. Feed the HHS Football Team
6:30 p.m. Dances Choice -Byrd Hall
7:00 p.m. Choir Practice -Sanctuary
Friday, September 14
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m. Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
6:00 p.m. Wedding Rehearsal & Dinner
Saturday, September 15
7:30 a.m. Emmaus Prayer Group -110
2:00 p.m. Wedding & Reception
Sunday, September 16 Sunday School Teacher Recognition
Mark 8:27-38
"On the Way"
8:30 a.m. Worship
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
5:00 p.m. Handbells -Choir Rm
6:00 p.m. Men's Group -111
6:00 p.m. Worship -Chapel
6:15 p.m. Orchestra Practice -Sanctuary
7:00 p.m. Holy Land Trip Information Meeting -Fellowship Hall
Upcoming Events:
Sept. 30: PipeSounds Presents Rodney Barbour and The Lincoln Brass Quintet, 3:00 p.m.


 September 4, 2018

     The Fall Kickoff for the choir last Thursday was a big success. We practiced music for the next month, followed by food, fun, and fellowship. Thanks to Mike and Donna Barnhouse for hosting this at their beautiful home. In addition to some great Sunday morning Anthems coming up, the choir and the orchestra are also looking forward to beginning practices for the Christmas Cantata. These practices will be on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., beginning September 13th. Everyone who loves to sing for the Lord is encouraged to come and join us. The Cantata "Christmas Presence" will be on Sunday December 16th.
David Shanklin
Choir Director
Wednesday Night Live
Please click here for information about our Fall schedule of small groups for all ages.  Programs start at 6:30 p.m., and most conclude at 7:30 p.m.  Sign up sheets and study guides for adult classes are at the Connection Center. 
     Dinner is served from 5:15-6:00 p.m.  Reservations may be made by signing up at the Connection Center or by calling the church office (304-562-5903).  Reservations are appreciated but not necessary.  Adults $6, Children (under 12) $5; no family pays more than $20.  This week's menu: spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, and apple crisp.
Scholastic Book Fair
The Children's Outreach Ministries is hosting their semi-annual Book Fair this week and is open for business through Sunday, September 16.  Feel free to browse the selections, found at the end of the ramp, outside the C.O.M. offices, and support our childcare ministry.
Holy Land Trip Information Meeting: Sept. 16
Ellis & Julie Conley to Host Holy Land Trip   September 28 - October 7, 2019
     In conjunction with the West Virginia Annual Conference, Ellis & Julie Conley will be hosts for this 10 day spiritual pilgrimage to the Holy Land. A charter bus stopping at several WV places ($50 one way per person, $100 round trip) will carry us to the Washington Dulles International Airport, for overseas departure. The all-inclusive price is $3,398. Lunch is on your own and always reasonable. Discounts available for early registration. Plan to attend an information meeting on Sunday, September 16, 7:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall. Brochures are at the Connection Center. Contact Ellis for more information at 304-614-5922.
Premier Designs Jewelry Show
Tuesday, September 18
6:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall
RSVP: Becky Meadows, 304-206-7976
100% of profit will be donated to the building fund.
Pigment of My Imagination Class
Would you like to paint a misty autumn morning?  Come and paint with us on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., or Tuesday evening, Sept. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., both held in the Fellowship Hall.  Cost $20, proceeds to the Building Fund.  No experience necessary!  Julie Conley will walk you through each step.  Please sign up at the Connection Center beginning Sunday, Sept. 16.  
Churchwide Family Picnic
Please join your Church Family on Sunday, September 23, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., at Valley/Wave Pool Park, at the large shelter!  Bring lawn chairs or blankets, and join us for food, fellowship, and fun.  Church will provide the BBQ and fixings.  If your last name begins with:
A-G: Please bring chips,
H-Q: 2 liter soft drink,
R-Z: cookies/dessert.
You can fish; play soccer, football, corn hole, or bocce; or just visit with friends and family!
Kenya 5K
Whitney & Justin Williams have graciously orchestrated a 5K Fundraiser, Saturday November 3, 2018, at the Putnam County Park, to help Pastor Jeremy Daniels raise money for his upcoming mission trip to Living Hope High School in Kenya in January '19. There will be a 5K (3.1 mile) Run/Walk for $25, a Kids Fun Run for $10, and each entry prior to September 29 will be guaranteed a t-shirt! Sign up sheets are in the narthex (or click here for a form) and can be turned in to Whitney Williams, or you can sign up online (
This Week's Birthdays
9/10 - Angela Bradley, Karen Delph, Jean Herman, Scott Moore, 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
9/14 - Jax Anderson, Robbie Parsons
9/15 - Lezlee Haynie, Christopher Lipinski, Aaron Persinger, Jose Soto, Betty Wilson
9/16 - Betty Bailey, Carol Proffitt, Cindy Rouse
Coming Up This Sunday
Sunday School Teacher Recognition
Mark 8:27-38  "On the Way"