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 December 28th, 2015

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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E-Connection November 30th, 2015

   Joy to the World!        The Christmas season is in full swing as we prepare for family traditions, church dinners, Christmas plays, and buying that perfect gift for your loved one. These moments bring us joy and gratitude as we can share these times with family and friends. For shepherds in a field, […]
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E-Connection November 23rd, 2015

        I was greatly encouraged yesterday by the many persons who came forward at the conclusion of worship to make financial commitments to the Reach Campaign (the total will be announced on December 13). These commitments build on 34 advance commitments of $697,000. Folks earnestly prayed, “God, what do
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E-Connection November 16th, 2015

        Yesterday during worship, I announced that Advance Commitments to the Reach Stewardship Campaign total $697,000 by 34 household. These commitments have established a standard of sacrificial giving to encourage and inspire us all. Many prayed fervently how God might work through them for this important next
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