This month's newsletter - Forrest Burdette Memorial United

Visions
VOLUME 2014, NUMBER 12
THE NEWSLETTER OF FORREST BURDETTE
MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
DECEMBER, 2014
December Worship
Preparing for Christmas
November 30: First Sunday in Advent
8:30 A.M. Traditional Worship
9: 45 A.M. Sunday School
11:00 A.M. Worship
December 7: Second Sunday in Advent – Communion
Mark 1:1-8
8:30 A.M.
9: 45 A.M.
11:00 A.M.
“Make Room For Jesus”
Traditional Worship
Sunday School
Worship
4:30 – 6:00 P.M. Family Christmas Dinner
6:00 P.M. “Dude, You Hear What I Hear?” Children’s Christmas Pageant
December 14: Third Sunday in Advent
8:30 A.M. Cantata “Darkness Into Light”
9: 45 A.M. Sunday School
11:00 A.M. Cantata “Darkness Into Light”
December 21: Fourth Sunday in Advent
Luke 1: 26-38 “The Great Promise”
8:30 A.M. Traditional Worship
9: 45 A.M. Sunday School
11:00 A.M. Worship
December 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
Luke 2:1-20 “Jesus Eyes”
7 P.M. and 11 P.M. (Childcare at 7 P.M. )
December 28: First Sunday After Christmas
Luke 2: 22-40 “I Have Seen Salvation”
8:30 A.M. Traditional Worship
9: 45 A.M. Sunday School
11:00 A.M. Worship
Ellis & Julie
invite you
Sunday, December 14,
2:00-5:00 p.m.
110 Mulberry Drive,
Hurricane
VISIONS
Advent & Christmas: A Season of Giving
The Advent/Christmas Season is a season of both giving and receiving gifts set in motion
by the gift of God in Jesus Christ. Open your heart and share the gift of Christmas with
someone less fortunate. At Forrest Burdette, we are offering a variety of ways to reach out
to others this season.
Angel Tree: Thanks to everyone who took an Angel from the Angel Tree in the narthex. Through the WV
Department of Health & Human Resources, we were able to “adopt” 75 children, providing clothes and toys.
Mitten, Sock, Hat, Underwear Tree: After all the Angels are gone from the Angel tree, you are invited to decorate
the tree with mittens, socks, hats, and underwear to be distributed to local school children to help keep them warm
during the cold winter months.
Candle for Missions: Beginning November 30, the 1st Sunday in Advent, we will keep a candle burning on the
Communion Table for missions. For each dollar donated, the candle will remain lit one hour. This year, the
candle donations will be used for Back Pack Buddies, providing meals for school children on the weekends.
Let’s keep the candle burning during Advent and the twelve days of Christmas.
Back Pack Buddies: Remember to bring non-perishable single-serving breakfast, entrees, snacks, or drinks which
provide meals for 63 school children on the weekends.
UMC #Giving Tuesday, December 2: United Methodists are once again invited to start the Advent season by
supporting ministries or missionaries that have been researched and approved by the United Methodist General
Board of Global Ministries. Every gift made online through The Advance at www.umcmission.org/give will be
matched up to $1 million. Last year $6.5 million was raised to support mission work here and around the world.
Community Cupboard: Remember to bring canned goods for individuals and families in need when you come to
Sunday School and Worship on December 7 or to the Christmas Dinner and Children’s Program.
Christmas Baskets: Sunday School classes are providing Christmas meals for 22 families. Children’s quilts are
being provided by the Young at Heart Quilters.
Christmas Eve Offering for Good Samaritan Fund: Unless designated otherwise, the Christmas Eve offering is
directed for the Good Samaritan Fund. This fund provides temporary assistance to those in the Hurricane area.
Presents:
Rodney Barbour
on the
Harrah Symphonic Organ
in
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The Annual Christmas Dinner
Dinner Date: Sunday, December 7, 2014
Time: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
The Children’s Program will follow dinner!
‘‘A Grand Christmas
Spectacular”
Menu: Turkey or Ham, dressing, mashed
potatoes w/ gravy, green beans, corn, cranberry
sauce, buns with butter, dessert
November 30, 2014
3:00 p.m.
Price: Adult-$10, Children 4 to 12-$5, children
3 & under-free
FREE ADMISSION
Ticket Sales: Sundays or Office, by Nov. 30
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Uth Ministry: Coer t Voorhees
Uth: Students between 6 th-12th grades unite from 6-8 p.m.
on Wednesdays 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 December 24th & 31st.
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.
Progressive Dinner: Dec. 17—As a youth group, we
attend 3 different homes around town for our 3 course
meal. This is a time as a group to celebrate Christmas.
Please bring a fun gift under $10. This event is FREE!
Visiting Broadmore: On Dec. 21, we are going to visit
Broadmore. We will sing carols as a group and hand
out ornaments. Join us during the Sunday school hour!
Save the Date for Winter Jam: January 2, 2015!
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.
Poinsettias in memory or in honor of loved ones will be placed in the
Sanctuary on Sunday, December 21, for Worship Services.
Please fill out this order form and along with your money or check, return to
the Church Office by December 15. Make your check payable to Forrest
Burdette UMC. Poinsettias are $15.00 each, purchased through Hurricane
Floral.
 I would like to purchase _______ Poinsettias for the Sanctuary.
OR
 I would like to make a monetary donation of at least $15.00 to the Memorial
Fund
 In loving memory of _______________________________
 In honor of _____________________________________
By ____________________________________________
Name_______________________ Phone No.________________
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Poinsettias may be picked up after Christmas Eve worship.
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Contact Our Staff
Pastor: Ellis Conley ............................. [email protected]; cell 304-614-5922
Pastoral Assistant: Jonathan Dierdorff ....... [email protected]
Youth Minister: Coert Voorhees ....................................... [email protected]
Children’s Minister: Jayné Kirk [email protected]
Pianist: Beth Sauvageot ......[email protected]cebridge.net
Choir Director: Jean Kirk ............................................. [email protected]
Secretary: Karen White .................................................... [email protected]
Treasurer: Mia Ferguson..................................................... [email protected]
COM Director: Traci Dunmire .......................................... [email protected]
Custodian: Connie Smith
Web-Master: Sam Sentelle ................................................... [email protected]
Join us for the
Church-wide Christmas Day Dinner - Once again, we (the church)
would like to invite you and anyone you know who will not be with
family, to our Christmas Day Dinner. If you know someone who will
be by themselves, invite them and come out to eat with us! We will be
eating at 2:00, with the meat, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, and
drinks provided. We will again be blessed with the serving by the “four
wise men”. If possible, bring a dish to share. Take out plates will be
provided also. Special thank you to the UMW for helping us with this
event. Call the church office at 304-562-5903 so we will have a head
count. Thank you!
Jill Gilbert
Children’s Christmas
Program on Sunday,
December 7, following
the Family Christmas
Dinner!
Children’s Outreac h Ministry: Traci Dunmire, COM Director
“She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus,
for he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
Greetings to the Family of Forrest Burdette!
What a wonderful time of year for our children and families as they get ready for
Christmas and our Birthday Party for Jesus! COM will celebrate the birth of Jesus
with a Christmas sing and ornament party on December 19, from 8:30-9:30 a.m.. All
COM families and FB church members are invited to join in the fun! We hope to share this exciting time
with you! COM would like to invite you to come out on December 18 and join us as we go Christmas
Caroling around the block, then warm up with hot chocolate and treats. We will begin caroling at 6:00 p.m..
Don’t forget your flashlight! COM will be open December 22 & 23 and will be closed December 24-26.
COM will reopen on December 29. We would like to wish our COM and church family of Forrest Burdette
a safe and wonderful holiday!
COM would like to take a moment and express our gratitude to Cindy Daly for
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being such a blessing to our program. We wish you all the best in your new home and
will miss you!
Sunday
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Tuesday
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2014
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9:30am-Preventicare
3:30-8:00pm-COM
6:00pm-Emmaus
6:00pm-Emmaus
Reunion
6:30pm-Boy Scouts
7:00pm-Cub Scouts
7:00pm-Trustees
8:00pm-AA
10:00am-CCC
9:30am-Preventicare
6:30pm-Girl Scouts
12:00pm-We Care
9:45am-Circle of
Friends
9:30am-Preventicare 7:30am-Emmaus
Prayer Group
10:00am-CCC
6:30pm-Hooks &
Needles
6:00pm-FBUth
6:30pm-AEP Dinner
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9:00am-YAH Quilters
10:00am-CCC
6:30pm-Hooks &
Needles
7:00pm-Civic Chorus
9:30am-Preventicare
9:45am-Circle of
Friends
9:30am-Preventicare 7:30am-Emmaus
Prayer Group
10:00am-CCC
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8:30am-Worship
9:45am-Sun. School
11:00am-Worship
4:30pm-Youth SNG
4:30pm-Dinner
6:30pm-Program
9:30am-Preventicare
6:00pm-Emmaus
6:00pm-Emmaus
Reunion
6:30pm-Boy Scouts
7:00pm-Cub Scouts
8:00pm-AA
6:30pm-COOL Club
7:00pm-Civic Chorus 6:30pm-Small
7:00pm-UMW
Groups
7:30am-SONrise
Saturday
7:00pm-Choir
9:00am-Intercessory
Prayer Group
9:00am-12:00pmDress Rehearsal
7:00pm-Adult Uth Tm
12:00pm-Wesley
Circle @ FireSide
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7:00pm-Choir
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7:30am-SONrise
8:00am-Cantata
Practice
6:00pm-FBUth
6:30pm-COOL Club
9:00am-Int. Prayer
6:30pm-Small
Groups
12:00pm-Staff Lunch
7:30pm-Civic Chorus
Concert
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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-Scouts
5:00pm-Handbells
Christmas Party
6:00pm-Men’s Group
7:00pm-Grace Circle
6:00pm-Worship
8:00pm-AA
7:00pm-Finance
10:00am-CCC
9:30am-Preventicare
6:00pm-HHS Show
Choir
6:00pm-FBUth
Progressive Dinner
12:00pm-JOY
Fellowship
9:30am-Preventicare 7:30am-Emmaus
Prayer Group
10:00am-CCC
7:00pm-Choir
6:30pm-Girl Scouts
6:30pm-COOL Club
7:30am-SONrise
Saturday
6:30pm-Hooks &
Needles
6:30pm-Small
Groups
9:00am-Intercessory
Prayer Group
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8:30am-Worship
9:30am-Preventicare 9:00am-YAH Quilters
9:45am-Sun. School
6:00pm-Emmaus
11:00am-Worship
6:00pm-Emmaus
Reunion
7:30am-SONrise
Saturday
6:30pm-Putnam
Piece Makers
9:00am-Intercessory
Prayer Group
8:30am-Worship
4:30pm-Youth SNG
5:00pm-Handbells
6:00pm-Men’s Group
6:00pm-Worship
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7:30am-Emmaus
Prayer Group
7:00pm-Worship
11:00pm-Worship
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8:30am-Worship
9:30am-Preventicare 10:00am-CCC
9:45am-Sun. School
6:00pm-Emmaus
11:00am-Worship
6:00pm-Emmaus
Reunion
6:00pm-Worship
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10:00am-CCC
Christmas Eve
6:30pm-Boy Scouts
7:00pm-Cub Scouts
8:00pm-AA
6:00pm-Men’s Group 8:00pm-AA
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10:00am-CCC
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5:00pm-Handbells
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6:30pm-Hooks &
Needles
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9:30am-Preventicare
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Christmas Holiday—Office Closed
Member ship News:
December Birthdays . . .
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Kambrie Canterbury, Meredith Vance
Karen Hyre, Becky Williams
Todd Landin
Keith Bowie, Travis Phillips
Meghan Fawcett, Geneva McGinnis
Dan Jones
Ellen Bowie, Michael Myers
Scott Edwards, Dylan Kimble, Pat Litton, Casey
Templeton
Katie Anderson, Roland Fisher, Shane Harris, Bob Hill,
Pam Stinespring
Nita DeBord, Heather Greenleaf, Karen Martinez, Cheryl
Stutler, Lorrie Zappitelli
Karen Lilly, Bill Painter, Rev. Clayton Whetsel
Della Patterson
Leigh Anne Alexander, Jim Campbell, Nick Kegley,
Andy Peal
Stephanie Dorsey, Maxine Hunt, Matthew Jarvis, Linda
Plumley, Rob Proffitt, Pam Smith
Cole Jackson, Dan Johnson, Ryan Riedel
Ethan Copeland
Lori Halstead
Dick Brewer
Paige Kauffman, Josie Keaton, Ashton Warner
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BURDETTE MEMORIAL UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
2848 Putnam Avenue
Hurricane, WV 25526
304-562-5903
[email protected]
www.forrestburdette.com
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Tess Baker
Taylor Prince
Hunter Jackson
L.G. Adkins, Kim Herman, Maxine Kessler
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Erica Booker, Charlene Carter, Kelsey Prince, Amy Thomas
Rosemary Cook
Becky Brogan, Melissa Cleveland, Renee Johnson, Nancy
Mullins, Mary Beth Stewart
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31 Annette Cartwright, Rita Given, Andrea Houston, Becky
Lilly, Chelsey Yingst
** Birthdays are generated from our church database. Please call
office if your birthday is not listed.
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