Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church



Welcome to Children’s Outreach Ministries! We hope you find our website helpful and informative when deciding upon a quality childcare program. COM is a licensed childcare center through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. We are also inspected and registered with the State Fire Marshall, Putnam County Health Department, and Department of Education, Office of Child Nutrition.

We encourage you to explore the opportunities of our programs. If you would like to tour our facility, please contact the Director to schedule an appointment. 304.562.9170.



The Children’s Outreach Ministries encompass the Early Education and School Age Programs. These programs operate as non-profit programs through Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church under the direct governance of the Children’s Outreach Ministries Board of Directors.

The Children’s Outreach Ministries programs are licensed by the State of West Virginia, meeting the health and safety standards as required by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services and the State Licensing Board. Our licensing capacity is for 155 children. We have liability insurance through a local agency. The Children Outreach Ministries does not provide medical coverage.

This facility is operated on a non-discriminatory basis, and the practice of this policy is demonstrated through equal treatment in regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, and age or marital status of parents. If a child with extenuating circumstances or needing special care wishes to enter the program, his/her case will be decided at the discretion of the Program Director. Depending on the particular situation, it may be referred to the Children’s Outreach Ministries Board of Directors.

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E-Connection January 19th, 2016

        We are halfway through the month of January. There is still time to make plans for the new year.      Every year at Marshall University each faculty member submits an annual report. Mine was due January 6. In that report I have to talk about my teaching, the accomplishments of my students, and […]
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E-Connection January 11th, 2016

        48 attended the Church Council/Leaders Gathering last night at Forrest Burdette chaired by JD Philyaw. Among other reports, updates were shared concerning the Reach Campaign. Of the $1,023.339 in REACH Campaign 3-year pledges, $160,735 was received in November and December, bringing Building Funds on hand
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E-Connection January 4th, 2016

        If you have not yet made any New Year’s Resolution, let me suggest one to you: “Brag on Forrest Burdette!” That’s right, brag on your church home. Congregations often grow very quickly because of one thing: word of mouth. Churches continue to grow because members are faithful in
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E-Connection December 28th, 2015

   2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!      I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas! As a new year approaches, many have made some new year’s resolutions or things that we would like to change. One of my […]
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E-Connection December 21st, 2015

        So far this Advent season I have felt really stressed, really tired, and very, very blessed. One of my favorite moments this year occurred at Walmart this past Friday. Allen and I were out among all the holiday shoppers, and snow was slowly flurrying down. As we were checking out Allen heard a […]
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E-Connection December 14th, 2015

        The days before Christmas are a busy, hectic time. It can also be a time to grow in faith and in relationship with others as we wait for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Paul writes in Ephesians 4:1 “Lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been […]
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E-Connection December 7th, 2015

          It’s almost here. Can you believe it? No, not Christmas… but SNOW! There, I said it. It’s almost winter and almost time to start seeing the flakes falling down and the salt trucks gassing up for their annual assault on our roads and vehicles.      While the excitement of Christmas is in
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