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.

Home Church E- Connections and News!

November Monthly Newsletter

E-Connection October 26th, 2015

Fall Festival
Here it is, the week we (myself, a self-proclaimed lover of all things Reese’s Peanut Butter) have all been waiting for. Trick-or-Treat night is this week! Whether we call it a Fall Harvest Celebration, Trick or Treat, or Halloween; it’s all the same to me: Reese’s Cup Week! As you can tell, my
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E-Connection October 19th, 2015

Fall Festival
It’s that time of the year when children and families are visiting the pumpkin patch and picking out the perfect costume for a fun filled night of trick or treating. COM is ready to celebrate with families our harvest blessings during our Harvest Hoedown on Thursday, October 29, from8:30-10:00 a.m. Our
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E-Connection October 12, 2015

God’s love is deep within me. God’s peace is deep within me. God’s power is deep within me, Ever satisfying my soul. These are the words of the spiritual that the choir sang on Sunday, September 27. Church music is part of my soul, and I have made a lifelong commitment to making music to […]
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E-Connection October 5, 2015

Music as Prayer “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16 Many people ask me, “How can you pray while you are playing music?” I
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E-Connection September 28, 2015

Autumn is here and so is the spread of pumpkin flavored everything! I hope that during this time of year you take time to check on your heavenly harvest. What have you sown this year? Did you remember to reap and receive your harvest? But most importantly, don’t forget to share your harvest. Just like […]
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E-Connection September 21, 2015

     The new school year brings fall school sports and activities. One of the joys of being a pastor is going to such events and cheering for young men and women of our congregation who participate whether it is football, soccer, cross country, fall baseball, cheer squad, dance team, band, or show choir. The […]
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E-Connection September 14, 2015

Pumpkins. Pumpkins EVERYWHERE! As we continue our last few days of the Summer season, there’s a few indications of the change in seasons that takes place. Before the dip in temperature, we see the transformation of everything-pumpkin. From the aisles of the grocery store, to the milkshakes at the fast food
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