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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Welcome To Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church


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You have many choices when it comes to places to worship, connect, grow, and serve Jesus Christ. So we are honored that you are exploring Forrest Burdette. We sincerely hope that you will consider visiting us for worship on Sunday or for one of the many weekday programs offered for children, youth, and adults.


Our Sunday morning 8:30 AM Worship leans toward a traditional style and the 11 AM Worship leans toward being more contemporary.  Whichever you chose you will be welcomed.


Child care is provided for both services. Sunday School begins at 9:45 AM with classes for all ages.


Child Care

You may wish to take your birth to age 2 children into our nursery which is warm, nurturing, and well-supervised. The nursery is located off the narthex on the right. After “Good News for Children” age 3 to third graders may leave to attend “COOL Club”.

Learn more about our child care facilities here.


Holy Communion

Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month. As United Methodists, we celebrate “Open Communion”; everyone is always welcome at the Lord’s Table.

First Time Visitors

Be sure to fill out a Visitor Card in the pew and turn it in during Offering.

Restroom Location

The restrooms are located to the right at entrance to Fellowship Hall and at the end of the ramp and to the left.

Close Of Service

At the close of worship, our tradition is to reach for your neighbor’s hand as we sing together “Let There Be Peace on Earth”.

Cell Phones

Please keep cellular devices on mute or off during the service, please.





Ellis ConleySenior Pastor
Jeremy DanielsAssociate Pastor/Director of Youth and Young Adults
Mia FergusonTreasurer/Business Manager
Jayne KirkDirector of Children and Family Miinistries

Connie SmithCustodian
David ShanklinAdult Choir Director
Mike BarnhouseOrganist/Accompanist
Karen WhiteAdministrative Assistant