Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church

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CHILDREN’S OUTREACH MINISTRIES (COM)

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.

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PROGRAMS

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.



Home Mission Outreach

Mission Outreach

MISSION OUTREACH
ANGEL TREE GIFTS / THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS FOOD BASKETS

Provide food and gifts to local families in need during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Approximately 95 children receive food, clothing, and toys through this ministry.

Contact Persons: Kim Neville 304.543.5321 and JoAnn Kennedy 304.561.7100

BACKPACK BUDDY MINISTRY

Provide food over the weekends and breaks during the school year to children at Culloden Elementary, Hurricane Town Elementary, and Hurricane Middle School.

Contact Persons: Michelle Jackson 304.437.3201 and Gary Robson 304.562.6445

CAMP HAPPY VALLEY COLLECTION

Collect items needed to serve local children attending Camp Happy Valley. These items are collected in May and June in order to be delivered for camp.

Contact Persons: Joyce Surface 304.550.6926 and Beth Krall 304.389.0052 

COMMUNITY CUPBOARD FOOD PANTRY

Provide food and workers during the month of May and part of November.

Contact Person: Eddie Ellison 304.743.9832

COMMUNITY GARDEN

Provide planting, maintenance, and harvesting of vegetables from the garden for use at the Community Cupboard. The season is from April until October.

Contact Person: Melissa Oxley 304.545.0855 

EMMAUS MINISTRY

Forrest Burdette Memorial has a large number of members involved with the Ashland Area Emmaus Community. Walks for both Men and Women occur during the Spring and Fall.

Contact Person:Rick Estep 304.638.0022 or Joe Grady 304.743.1484 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Volunteers at FB serve two times a year in the Spring and Fall at an area home.

Contact Person: Ruel Elliot 304.757.7449

KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY

Share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of prison inmates during the Spring and Fall Kairos weekends at Lakin, Mt. Olive and Steven’s Correctional Centers.

Contact Persons: Tim Landin 304.562.3026 and Tom Hankins 304.543.9256

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX MINISTRY

Fill a shoebox or two with gifts of toys, school supplies, hygiene items, etc. during the collection months of October and November. The shoeboxes have a big impact in changing the lives of children all over the world.

Contact Person: Leslie St. Clair 304.757.5964

UNDIE SUNDAY

Collect underwear and socks in October on UNDIE SUNDAY for Community Development Outreach Ministries (CDOM) which is a Mission Project of the WV Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Contact Persons: Joyce Surface 304.550.6926 and Beth Krall 304.389.0052

OTHER

In January 2014 the Mission Outreach Team provided some of the needed supplies for 75 hygiene kits for Annette Cartwright’s Medical Mission Trip to Haiti. This past year, the proceeds from the Mission Candle Collection during Advent went to the BackPack Buddy Ministry.