Visions

Visions
THE NEWSLETTER OF FORREST BURDETTE
MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
VOLUME 2014, NUMBER 11
NOVEMBER, 2014
Our Call

Minister to People where
they are;

Equip Disciples on the
Journey; and to

Glorify God in all things
Many of your heard the Report of the Vision Building Team
given by Ron Delph, Chair, on Sunday. Arriving as pastor in
July, I was excited to learn that in 2010 the plans for a Family
Life Center and additional classroom space was affirmed by the
Charge Conference with the purpose of increasing ministry and
programs for outreach to the community for disciple making.
Knowing that a pastoral transition was coming in 2014, a wait and see attitude
prevailed; however, to date over $800,000 has been received toward the $1.3 million
which was determined as needed to break ground on the $3.4 million project. Money
has been received by pledges, special gifts, and fund raisers by the Vision Building
Team and most recently the mosaic tile handprints. Along the way property has been
purchased to increase the church campus, and property has been repurposed.
Conversations have been had with the City of Hurricane to have greater control of
the traffic flow through our property.
As I have come aboard as your new pastor, I have met continually with the Vision
Team. I affirm their work and continued vigilance. God has been moving in this
congregation ―to do a new thing‖. I have requested that the team be expanded to
increase participation and input, that the original plans be revised to be sure that 4½
years later the plans still accurately reflect our needs as a congregation, and that we
enter into a Capital Campaign in 2015 to take the next step forward.
I am grateful for the work of the Vision Building Team over the past years and hope
that as we approach our 100th Anniversary as a congregation in 2015 you join me in
prayer and commitment to continue ―to meet persons where they are, equip disciples
for the journey, and glorify God in all things‖. It is my hope that as followers of
Jesus, we will be guided into bold and fruitful ministry.
Grace & freedom,
Ellis
November Worship
8:30 A.M. Traditional ∙ 11:00 A.M. Leaning Toward Contemporary
November 2: All Saints Sunday, Joshua 3:7-17 ―Step Out‖ Holy Communion; We remember those church members
who have entered into eternity in the past year. A special offering will be received for the emergency needs of retired
clergy. Daylight Saving Time ends.
November 9: Joshua 24: 1-3,14-25 ―The Formula‖
November 16: Youth Sunday
November 23: Thanksgiving Sunday, Luke 17:10-17 ―The Eyes of a Convert‖
November 30: First Sunday in Advent, Jonathan Dierdorff preaching, Rodney Barbour guest organist at the 8:30 A.M.
service. 
VISIONS
Children’s Ministry: Jayné Kirk
Join our team of servants,
and nurture our children.
Volunteer in the Children’s Ministries!
I want to thank everyone who helped out with Children’s Sabbath Prayer Pals and the
workers of the Fall Harvest Festival. You make our church shine!
We are working on our Christmas play ―Dude, You Hear What I Hear?‖ Dress
Rehearsal, Saturday, December 6th, 9-11 a.m., with pizza party from 11-12. Our
performance is Sunday, December 7th at 6:30 p.m., following the Christmas Dinner.
Help us with our church-wide goal of 200 shoeboxes! Please have your Operation
Christmas Child Shoeboxes in by November 12th. 
Children’s Outreac h Ministry: Traci Dunmire, COM Director
“Let the whole earth be filled with his glory” Psalm 72:19
Greetings to the Church Family of Forrest Burdette! Fall is in full
swing as we are gearing up for November fun and Thanksgiving. COM
will be opened and running on regular schedules for Election and Veterans
Day. Latchkey and Early Education students would like to invite our
families, Veterans, and church members to join us as we salute all those who have served or
are serving in the United States Military. COM will be saying our Pledge of Allegiance
while performing sign language and singing a few patriotic songs. We will be meeting in the
Sanctuary at 8:30 a.m. on Nov.11th.
Our food drive collection and Thanksgiving Programs will be on November 20 th and 21st.
Please join us for a day of fun as we celebrate Thanksgiving at 8:30 in the Sanctuary.
COM would like to wish the church and our families
a Happy Thanksgiving!
Sincerely, Traci Dunmire 
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8:30 a.m.
on
November 11th
VOLUME 2014, NUMBER 11
Uth Ministry: Coer t Voorhees
Uth: Students between 6 th-12th grades unite from 6-8 p.m.
in the basement of the church to hang out, bond with
friends, eat snacks, play games, and worship God through
music, God’s word, and small groups. Don’t miss out! No
Uth on November 26th. 
Sunday Night Group (S.N.G.): Sunday Night Group is a
time for Uth to grow deeper with God. We have 4 groups
from 4:30-6 p.m. that meet in the basement:
G.L.A.M. – High School Girls (Sister freaks)
Dusty Men – High School Boys
S.W.A.G. – Middle School Boys (Old Testament)
L.O.L. – Middle School Girls (Talk sheets)
We have incredible leaders that will give each of these
students an opportunity to connect with God and to feel
comfortable to ask questions. If you have more
questions, please don’t hesitate to ask Coert. 
November 16th the Youth
will be leading both 8:30
and 11 a.m. services. If
you would like to be a part
of the planning and/or be
involved, get in contact
with Coert. 
Soup Kitchen: The soup kitchen takes place every 3rd
Saturday of every month. This is open to all ages;
anybody can go, but we highly encourage
our Uth to go and serve West Virginia! We
meet at the church, leave at 10 a.m., and head
down to Huntington to a local salvation army
and serve food, sing songs, and get personal
with those who extremely need love. 
We ask that you be in prayer and listen to that “still small voice” to direct you
where He wants for you to participate in His work over the next few months.
Undie Sunday Collection: A total of 722 ―undies‖, 4 Cuddle Dud sets, 11 undershirts,
7 bras, 5 cami tops, 3 pairs of socks, and 1 box of hose were collected on Oct. 19th &
26th. These undergarments were delivered to Community Development Outreach Ministries in Charleston
(CDOM) to be distributed through their various mission projects. Thank you for your continued love and
support of those in need in WV. 
Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Collection: Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes will be collected
through Wednesday, November 12th. When your shoebox is filled, please place the tag on the box, include the
$7 shipping fee, and drop itoff at the communion rail. Please continue to pray for the child
who will receive your shoebox. Prayer bookmark reminders are available in the Narthex. 
Join thousands of prayer partners by signing up to pray during National Collection Week
as we lift up every aspect of this Samaritan's Purse program, from the shoebox collection and
processing to distribution, asking the Lord to prepare children around the world for the lifechanging message of the Gospel. http://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/call-to-prayer/
Christian Community Cupboard: Forrest Burdette will provide and distribute food during the first two
weeks of November. Please come and help either Tuesday or Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; you will be
blessed. 
Habitat for Humanity Workday: On Saturday, November 8th we will participate in our second Habitat for
Humanity Workday of the year. This ministry is open to anyone 16 years of age or older.
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We will leave from the church at 7:15 a.m. and return at approximately 3:30 p.m. You do
not need specific skills—just a servant heart! A sign-up sheet is on the reception table. 
VISIONS
Things to note, Don’t miss out:
Church In the Home
Julie and Ellis continue to invite members and friends of Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC to an evening at the parsonage, 110 Mulberry Dr., Sundays at 6 p.m.
The church membership and attendees have been divided into groups, and the
following dates remain: November 2—McCallister through Parsons
November 9—Pate through Shultz
November 16—Scott through Virag
November 23—Voorhees through Zoeller
Please take advantage of this opportunity to meet the Ellis’ in an informal setting and to share your hopes
and dreams for the future of Forrest Burdette. You may want to think about these three questions: how did
you come to be associated with Forrest Burdette, what do you like best about Forrest Burdette, and what are
your dreams for Forrest Burdette? Julie and Ellis look forward to your visit. 
Just Older Youth Fellowship will
meet on Thursday, November 21st, at
noon, with our new secretary Karen White
as the speaker.
Come enjoy fellowship, good food, and
meet an important member of your
Church team as we share in a potluck
lunch. 
In honor of the 100th
Anniversary of Forrest Burdette
Memorial UMC, the Anniversary
Team is selling decorative
license plates, starting Sunday,
November 9, between worship
services. Each plate is $12. What a nice way to
commemorate this anniversary and promote our
community! 
Time to start your baking . . . Pecans are available in the
church office for $9 per pound bag. 
Fall Bazaar on November 1,
from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., with a
large variety of Arts and Crafts
vendors. UMW will also be selling their
world famous hot dogs with chips and drinks. Also,
the Country Store will be open with pecans, cards,
flavorings, knives, cookies, candies, pies, cakes,
breads, … plus a book sale of gently used books. 
Turkey Dinner on November 8th, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. (fund
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raiser for UMW missions). Mark your calendar, and buy your tickets
which are on sale now for $12 adult, $5 children 3 to 12, and under 3 are
free. Tickets are available in the office or between worship services. 
VOLUME 2014, NUMBER 11
Pastoral Assistant: Jonathan Dierdorff
This month I would like to share with you some thoughts and reflections on how we might be able to
prepare our hearts and minds as we come together in worship each week. I hope that you are able to find a
few of these suggestions helpful, and prayerfully consider implementing them into your devotional life.
1. Each week when you receive a bulletin you will find the sermon text for the next Sunday’s sermon. I
encourage you (and perhaps your family) to take some time through the week to read the upcoming
Scripture text and allow the Holy Spirit to prepare your heart and mind to receive God’s Word when we
come together as the Body of Christ.
2. Worship is not really a personal experience—it is something we do together. That is why we sing
congregational songs, listen to Scripture and a sermon together, celebrate the Sacrament of communion, and
take vows to support a child when he or she is baptized. Therefore, I would encourage you to consider the
importance of hospitality and togetherness as we enter the sanctuary. Shake the hands of strangers, introduce
yourself, and invite others who are sitting alone to come and sit with you. If you meet someone new you
could also invite them out for lunch after worship; the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach!
3. I know from personal experience that Sunday mornings can be a little bit crazy trying to get a family
ready for church. Perhaps you feel like you are triumphant if you arrive on time wearing colored socks and
haven’t forgotten one of your children at home! I want to encourage you in your commitment as you attend
worship each week, and remind you that as difficult as it might be at times, you are making an eternal
investment in the life of your family. Furthermore, in the midst of all the chaos and confusion, I hope you
will breathe a prayer as simple as, ―Lord, I need you.‖ That in itself is an act of worship and opens your
heart and mind for the transformation that God wants to cultivate in your life; it also prepares us as we enter
the sanctuary and helps us set aside other things that might be weighing upon our minds.
4. Finally, when you come into the sanctuary, know that you are with family. We invite you to fully
engage in singing, sharing, and listening. Even if a song might be new to you, we invite you to sing it out as
an offering of praise until it becomes a familiar prayer that guides you throughout the week. If you feel
―rhythmically challenged‖, it’s okay! You can try to clap along or even raise your hands in praise to our
Savior. God has not called all of us to be exactly the same (that would be boring), but he has called us to
love and appreciate one another as he made us. Our time together on Sunday mornings is a safe place to
gather as brothers and sisters and worship through various expressions in Spirit and truth. 
Presents:
Rodney Barbour
on the
Harrah Symphonic Organ
in
‘‘A Grand
Christmas Spectacular”
November 30, 2014
3:00 p.m.
FREE ADMISSION
The Annual Christmas Dinner
Dinner Date: Sunday Dec 7, 2014
Time: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Menu: Turkey or Ham, dressing, mashed
potatoes w/ gravy, green beans, corn, cranberry
sauce, buns with butter, dessert.
Price: Adult-$10, Children 4 to 12-$5, children
3 & under-free.
Ticket Sales: Sunday, November 9 through
Sunday, November 30
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Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
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7:30am-Emmaus
Prayer Group
7:30am-SONrise
Saturday
2014
9:00am-Intercessory
Prayer Group
9:00am-2:00pm–
UMW Fall Festival
at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church
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8:30am-Worship
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9:30am-Preventicare
9:45am-Sun. School 6:00pm-Emmaus
11:00am-Worship
6:00pm-Emmaus
Reunion
4:30pm-Youth SNG
6:00pm-Men’s Group 6:30pm-Boy Scouts
7:00pm-Cub Scouts
6:00pm-Worship
7:00pm-Trustees
8:00pm-AA
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10:00am-CCC
1:00pm-Daniel Plan
9:30am-Preventicare
6:00pm-FBUth
9:45am-Circle of
Friends
9:30am-Preventicare 7:30am-Emmaus
Prayer Group
10:00am-CCC
6:30pm-Daniel Plan
6:30pm-COOL Club
5:00pm-Grace Circle
6:30pm-Small
Groups
7:00pm-Choir
6:30pm-Hooks &
Needles
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7:30am-SONrise
Saturday
9:00am-Intercessory
Prayer Group
7:00pm-Civic Chorus
(extra)
4:00pm-UMW Turkey
Dinner
7:00pm-UMW
7:00pm-Adult Uth Tm
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9:30am-Preventicare
9:45am-Sun. School 6:00pm-Emmaus
11:00am-Worship
6:00pm-Emmaus
Reunion
4:30pm-Youth SNG
6:30pm-Boy Scouts
5:00pm-Handbells
7:00pm-Cub Scouts
6:00pm-Men’s Group
7:00pm-Mission Out.
6:00pm-Worship
8:00pm-AA
7:00pm-Finance
9:00am-YAH Quilters
10:00am-CCC
1:00pm-Daniel Plan
6:30pm-Daniel Plan
6:30pm-Hooks &
Needles
7:00pm-Civic Chorus
7:00pm-Ministry Tm
9:30am-Preventicare
9:45am-Circle of
Friends
9:30am-Preventicare 7:30am-Emmaus
Prayer Group
10:00am-CCC
7:00pm-Choir
6:00pm-Ministers’
Mates Exec. Com.
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8:30am-Worship
10
12:00pm-Wesley
Circle
6:00pm-FBUth
6:30pm-COOL Club
7:00pm-COM Board
Meeting
15
7:30am-SONrise
Saturday
8:30am-Ministers’
Mates Exec. Com.
6:30pm-Small
Groups
9:00am-Intercessory
Prayer Group
10:00am-Quilters
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9:30am-Preventicare
9:45am-Sun. School 6:00pm-Emmaus
11:00am-Worship
6:00pm-Emmaus
Reunion
4:30pm-Youth SNG
6:30pm-Boy Scouts
5:00pm-Handbells
7:00pm-Cub Scouts
6:00pm-Men’s Group
7:00pm-Grace Circle
6:00pm-Worship
8:00pm-AA
10:00am-CCC
9:30am-Preventicare
1:00pm-Daniel Plan
6:00pm-FBUth
9:45am-Circle of
Friends
9:30am-Preventicare 7:30am-Emmaus
Prayer Group
10:00am-CCC
6:30pm-Daniel Plan
6:30pm-COOL Club
6:30pm-Girl Scouts
6:30pm-Small
Groups
12:00pm-JOY
Fellowship
1:00-8:00pm-Blood
Drive
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8:30am-Worship
9:30am-Preventicare
9:00am-YAH Quilters 6:30pm-Daniel Plan
9:45am-Sun. School
6:00pm-Emmaus
10:00am-CCC
11:00am-Worship
6:00pm-Emmaus
Reunion
1:00pm-Daniel Plan
6:30pm-Putnam
Piece Makers
6:30pm-Hooks &
Needles
8:00pm-AA
7:00pm-Civic Chorus
8:30am-Worship
12:30pm-Decorating
5:00pm-Handbells
6:00pm-Men’s Group
6:00pm-Worship
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6:30pm-Hooks &
Needles
7:00pm-Civic Chorus
(extra)
8:30am-Worship
9:45am-Sun. School
11:00am-Worship
3:00pm-PipeSounds
5:00pm-Handbells
6:00pm-Men’s Group
6:00pm-Worship
7:30am-SONrise
Saturday
6:30pm-Anniversary
Team
8:00am-4:30pmDistrict Finance Trng
7:00pm-Choir
9:00am-Intercessory
Prayer Group
10:00am-Decorating
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10:00am-CCC
7:30am-Emmaus
Prayer Group
7:30am-SONrise
Saturday
6:30pm-Daniel Plan
9:00am-Intercessory
Prayer Group
Thanksgiving Holiday—Office Closed
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Member ship News:
November Birthdays . . .
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Matt Anderson, Vicki Jarvis, Torie Meadows
Amanda Lilly, Melissa Oxley, Charlie Veit
Mike Jarvis
Connie Dixon, Ruth Anna Johnson, Scott Proffitt
Evelyn Martin, Mary Ann McClure
Chloe Anderson
Diane Dorsey, Lessie Lawson, Debbie Tincher
Luke Sergent
Martha Carlstrom, Jeanie Jarvis, Jack Stone
Jenna Johnson, Lois Kinneer, Joe Miller
Virginia Dunlap, Jack Gibson
Lorn Limanen, Nikolas Stoufis
Morgan Dunn
Libby Bird, Sharon Jones, Debbie Milton, Pat
Neumeyer, Gary Robson
Mary Fugate
Penny Bailey, Clarence Bess, Dave Blevins, Cody
Dunlap, Mary Marcum
Scott Bradley, Sarah Cartwright, Shenan Jones
Judy Hill
L.D. Foster, Courtney Harlow, Keith Hoover, Natalie
Sweeney
Joseph Cunningham, Jeremy Kauffman, Jude Virag
THE NEWSLETTER OF FORREST
BURDETTE MEMORIAL UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane, WV 25526
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Meghan Oxley
Bill Allen, Tammy Baker, Ruth Blankenship, Scarlett Bradley
Albert Anderson
Mike Brown, Doris Donovan, Kathie Faulknier, Anita Jordan,
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28 Jack Wilson
29 Danielle Ray, Brett Wall
** Birthdays are generated from our church database. Please call
office if your birthday is not listed. 
Facts and Figures through October 26, 2014
October to date:
Average Attendance:
Worship
365
Sunday School
135
Offerings:
$ 61,301
Budget to date:
Year to date:
357
134
$582,733
$615,788
Non-Profit Org.
U.S. POSTAGE
PAID
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