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

Monday, February 4
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
6:00 p.m.  Painting Class -FH
6:30 p.m.  Scouts BSA Troop 236 -Scout Hut
7:00 p.m.  Trustees -201
7:00 p.m.  Cub Scout Pack 236 -Basement
8:00 p.m.  AA -308
8:00 p.m.  Putnam Storm Lacrosse -Gym
Tuesday, February 5
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Quilters -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
6:00 p.m.  Hurricane Amateur Basketball League -Gym
6:30 p.m.  Girl Scout Troop 8317 -Byrd Hall
6:30 p.m.  Daisies (S. Flick) -110
7:00 p.m.  Civic Chorus -Sanctuary
Wednesday, February 6
8-9:00 a.m. Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:45 a.m.  Midweek Bible Study -207
12:00 p.m.  We Care -201
2:30 p.m.  Hooks & Needles -J. Mullins home
5:15 p.m.  Fellowship Dinner -FH
6:30 p.m.  Small Groups
 Clark: Room 225B, upstairs
 Conley: Room 207, upstairs
 Cunningham: Rm 211, upstairs
 Delph: Room 219, upstairs
 Gatewood: Chapel
6:30 p.m.  Uth -111/Gym
6:30 p.m.  C.O.O.L. Kids -Sanctuary
7:30 p.m.  Praise Band -Sanctuary
8:00 p.m.  Putnam Storm Lacrosse -Gym
Thursday, February 7
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
8:00 a.m.  TOPS 0530 -Byrd Hall
9:30 a.m.  Circle of Friends -211
6:00 p.m.  Jewelry Show -110/Parlor
6:00 p.m.  Hurricane Amateur Basketball League -Gym
6:30 p.m.  Scout BSA Troop 360 -Scout Hut
6:30 p.m.  Dances Choice -Byrd Hall
7:00 p.m.  Choir Practice -Sanctuary
Friday, February 8
8-9:00 a.m.  Open Gym for Walking
9:30 a.m.  Preventicare -Byrd Hall
10:00 a.m. C ommunity Cupboard
6:30 p.m.  Basketball (Thompson) - Gym
Saturday, February 9
7:30 a.m.  Emmaus Prayer Group - 110
9:00 a.m.  Children's Ministry Work Day -Byrd Hall & Basement
10:00 a.m.  Basketball (Stout) -Gym
Sunday, February 10
Scout Sunday
"Things I Learned in the Boy Scouts"
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 -111
6:00 p.m.  Worship -Chapel
7:00 p.m.  Adult Basketball -Gym
Upcoming Events
Service Saturday is Saturday, February 16th , at Heart & Hand. Uth & adults, join us  at 9:30 a.m.,  at the church parking lot to caravan down to D Street for a fun time serving God's people through the Heart & Hand Thrift Store ministry. We will stop for lunch afterwards before heading home, so bring some money for food!


 February 4, 2019


     We're having a blast in the Children's Ministry!  Yesterday I learned that WV kids sing "Go tell it on the mountainS"; witnessed my own child's excitement to welcome a friend from school to church and encourage her to come to class; and was blessed by one of my former student's wonderful gift of song during the offertory. Yesterday was a great example of ministry at work in the lives of our children.
     We have a lot happening around the church. There is a new Children's Church curriculum, we have monthly themes that engage children and help them explore God's Word. February is "Unbelievable;" children will learn about many of Jesus' miracles that may seem as fantastic as a unicorn, but are better because they are true! If you haven't been getting my children's updates, send an email to
     This coming Saturday, February 9th, at 9:00 a.m., we are having a Children's Ministry work day to help fix up Byrd Hall and get our supplies out of the basement. Bring your cleaning rags or a paint brush for a morning of beautification and organization!
     During Wednesday evenings we are Digging In to God's word! Our Spring Project is preparing for a Children's Sunday. The kids are excited to "be in charge of the church"!  This is a great opportunity for them to get involved in worship and understand they are an important part of the body of Christ. We want kids to be involved in as many parts of the service as possible, so come join us.  There's a job for everyone!
     Save the date! VBS is June 23-28! The fun will begin before you know it!
     If you have any questions about current or upcoming programs and events please contact me!

Jayné Kirk
Director of Children & Family Ministries
Pigment of My Imagination Painting Classes
Come and paint some crazy hearts for Valentine's day!  Julie Conley will offer a class in the Fellowship Hall tonight (Monday evening, February 4) from 6-8 p.m. Cost: $20, with proceeds going to the building fund. No talent required!  These hearts, inspired by the artist Jim Dine, are fun and foolproof.  
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 225W, upstairs
Ellis Conley--"The Gospel of Matthew", Room 207, upstairs
Debby Cunningham --"Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet", Room 211, upstairs
Ron Delph --"Unshakable Hope: Building Our Lives on the Promises of God", Room 219, upstairs
Don Gatewood --"The Book of Romans", Chapel
Uth --Middle & High School (6-12th grades), Room 111
C.O.O.L. Kids --age 2 through 5th graders, Sanctuary; nursery provided for those under 2 yrs.
Fellowship 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: biscuits & gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs, hashbrown casserole, and dessert.
Premier Designs Jewelry Show
Thursday, February 7th, at 6:00 p.m.
Becky Meadows invites all the ladies of the congregation to her Premier Designs jewelry show on Thursday, February 7, in the Parlor/Rm 110 (6:00 p.m., to accommodate the Choir!).  Proceeds will benefit the Building Fund.  RSVP to Becky at 304-206-7976.
Children's Ministry Work Day
Saturday, February 9th, at 9:00 a.m.
Calling helping hands to clean out and fix up Byrd Hall!  We need people to help clean out the closets in Byrd Hall and carry things up from our current closet in the basement.  There are a couple walls to be painted and bulletin boards to be hung up, all so the room can function as the hub for our Children and Family Ministries.
New Forrest Burdette T-shirts!
We are taking orders for new Forrest Burdette t-shirts throughout the month of February.  Click here for the order form where you'll see the design.  Shirts are $15 each.  Please return your completed form with payment to the church office by February 28. Proceeds will benefit the Building Fund.
Souper Bowl Sunday
The Los Angeles Rams won with the most soup cans by their sign in our Sanctuary, but they didn't win with the most points on the field last night!  Regardless, thank you to those who brought soup in for the Community Cupboard.  We collected 361 cans.
This Week's Birthdays
2/4 - No birthdays today
2/5 - Colin Copeland, Heidi Rice, John Stewart
2/6 - Kim Dunlap, Kristi Easter, Shawn Lawman, Lynne Weimer, David Westfall
2/7 - Audella Clark, Charles Harkins, Asher Lee
2/8 - Beth Floyd-Lefler, Nicholas Ransom
2/9 - No birthdays today 
2/10 - Janet Fisher
Coming Up This Sunday
February 10, 2019
Scout Sunday
"Things I Learned in the Boy Scouts"