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 March 28th, 2016

          Greetings to the Church Family of Forrest Burdette! What a beautiful way to start a new week knowing we have just celebrated the ressurrection of our Lord Jesus! Spring and Easter are always a favorite time of the year for me at COM. Our children learn how Jesus died and rose again […]
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E-Connection March 21st, 2016

        The week between Palm Sunday and Easter is considered the most important in the Christian calendar as we recall the last week of the ministry of Jesus Christ. The Gospels tell the stories of the betrayal of one of the disciples, disciples falling asleep at critical times, denial, and fleeing. The stories
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E-Connection March 14th, 2016

        As we approach Palm Sunday this week, and the beginning of Holy Week, let us continue to remember what Jesus himself went through during this season, from his triumphant entry to when the same crowds would later turn their backs on him in fear of their own lives. Jesus experienced many of his […]
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E-Connection March 7th, 2016

   We are pleased to announce the introduction of an electronic option for making regular giving as well as special offerings. Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking/saving account or processed using your credit/debit card. Our new electronic giving program offers convenience for you and
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E-Connection February 29th, 2016

        It’s been a really fun task learning to lead the church’s praise band. It’s great for me because I get to sing wonderful music with awesome people, and I get to see everyone engage in worship each week. It is so encouraging and a great blessing as well to hear everyone join together […]
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E-Connection February 22nd, 2016

        Valentine’s Day reminded us of the unconditional love God offers us every day. The choir sang “Jesus Loves Me” February 14 to remind us of that hymn we learned as children. We are worthy of God’s love. We have to accept ourselves so that we can share God’s love with others.
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E-Connection February 15th, 2016

        Sunday, I shared that $210,112 (20%) of the $1,024,886 pledged to the REACH Financial Campaign last fall has been already received. That is fantastic! Counting the gifts that persons have given over the past years, our total in the bank is $1,159,006! I am grateful to those who have responded to
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