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!

E-Connection February 29th, 2016

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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E-Connection February 8th, 2016

        This Wednesday, February 10th, is Ash Wednesday. We invite you to join us for the evening ash service at 7:00. Nursery care will be provided.      When I think of Ash Wednesday, I ultimately think of the forgiveness and mercy our Father God bestows on us daily, hourly, minute-ly… is that a word? […]
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E-Connection February 1st, 2016

   “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from […]
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E-Connection January 25th, 2016

   Trusting Jesus ‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, and to take him at his word; just to rest upon his promise, and to know, “Thus saith the Lord.” Refrain: Jesus, Jesus, how I trust him! How I’ve proved him o’er and o’er! Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus! O for grace to trust him
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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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