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Senior Pastor: Rev. Dr. Karin Walker 
Associate Pastor: Rev. Danny Breidenbaugh

1509 Fallston Road
Fallston, Maryland, 21047
410-877-7255
Church email: fallstonumc@fallstonumc.org
Karin's email: karin.walker@fallstonumc.org
Danny's email: danny.breidenbaugh@fallstonumc.org

    

  

 

Friends and Members,

Beginning Sunday, November 22, we will be adding back to our schedule the 10:15am worship service.  It will be the same service as 9:00am but will not be livestreamed. We will continue to live stream 9:00am.

Sunday School will also begin on November 22 at 10:15.  Children will begin in worship but will not come to the front of the church unfortunately.  They can stand up in the pews where they are for the Kids' Message.

Currently, we are worshipping outside on Saturday evenings at 5:30pm.  As it get cold and dark, it may be a service that moves inside to the gym.

For those who have not joined us for indoor worship yet, there is plenty of space and even more so with two worship services on Sundays and the 5:30pm service on Saturdays.  Please know that the covid task force has created a safe environment that is not crowded, clean, and following protocols.  We are not allowed yet to sing or for their to be singers in the sanctuary.

Please come and join us for worship, fellowship, and small groups! We look forward to seeing you.  If we can help you in some way, please let me know.  Pastor Karin

All Saints Day is being celebrated on Sunday, November 1.  If you would like the name of a loved one who has passed away in the past year (since last November) included in the service, please email their name to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the church office at 410-877-7255 by Wednesday, October 28.

Due to Trick or Treat Trail there will be no Power House, this week. Instead, we would love to see you on the "trail" anytime 1:00-3:00 on Saturday!  Please contact Michele Louderback (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information!  

We are collecting food items for families in the schools for Thanksgiving.  Donations can be left in the bin at the church or in the welcome center. Please leave all items by Nov 15th. Items needed include:

  • canned yams
  • canned sauerkraut
  • canned vegetables (variety)
  • boxed mashed potatoes
  • stuffing mix
  • olives
  • jello
  • dinner rolls
  • canned cranberry sauce
  • boxed dessert mixes
  • cereals
  • $25 grocery store gift cards

Thank you for your generosity!

Thank you for your continued donations for Manna House as we help the neediest in Baltimore City. Snacks, granola bars, tuna in a bag (easy to open on the street) socks are of most need. Please leave donations in the bins at the doors or in the Welcome Center any day through the week. Any questions, please contact Debb Mace at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are accepting orders for poinsettias through November 22.  Plants are available in red, white, and marble (cream and pink); they are in a 6" pot and are $9.00 each.  Please complete the attached order form.  You can mail the form, along with payment, to the church, drop it off during the week or put it in the offering plate on Saturday or Sunday.  You can also email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Plants will be available for pick-up on Christmas Eve and week after Christmas.

Wear your favorite costume and come experience our Trick or Treat Trail, outback along our paved drive, Saturday October 31st from 1:00-3:00 pm. Join us anytime throughout the event!  We will provide the candy and the treats!

We will practice covid precautions with social distancing and masks! Don't forget to invite friends and family! Contact Michele Louderback (mThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information!

Oct. 31 1:00 – 3:00  (decorating begins at 11:30) - 

Decorate a table with a display or a jack o lantern; or decorate a spot with larger items and have people in costumes watching from a safe distance.  Give it a try and enjoy the challenge. 

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions or to sign up for a table.

Join us in Friendship Meadow at Fallston Church and create a beautiful fall picture.  You too can be an artist!  All ages are welcome; 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult.  Supplies and snacks will be provided.  All proceeds will benefit needy families for Thanksgiving!  Cost is $25 a person. Sign up for this event is necessary for planning purposes. To sign up, please email Jody Karantonis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or sign up in the Welcome Center. 

Grab your family or friends, whomever will fit in your car, and join us for a scavenger hunt-amazing race in Harford County.  This will be a great family event, or something to do with friends.  The sheets will be somewhat different depending on the make up of your team!  What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.  Everyone invited.  Just drive up to the front door without getting out of your car, and you will be handed a packet.  Then follow the clues and the maps and you are good to go!  Sign up by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please indicate if you have children under the age of 13 in your car, and the number of people in your car! .

Looking to simplify your life? quiet your mind? find your unique spiritual gift(s) and make a difference?  Turn to the Beatitudes!  The Beatitudes are celebrated as being the template for humble Christian living.  Dig deeper and you'll also find practical applications for living a simpler yet more spiritually engaged life, especially in this distraction-heavy and frenzied world.

Join us Wednesdays at 7:00 AM on Zoom (or by phone) and start your day with small group fellowship, study, and prayer!  We are now studying “The Power of the Focused Heart (8 life lessons from the Beatitudes)” by Mary Lou Redding.  For more information, contact Matt Carrico at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

With more and more ways to communicate in a culture that encourages sharing the details of our lives, there exists greater and greater opportunity for disagreement. Our differences seem more pronounced. Our words sound more divisive. Even as Christians, we struggle to get along. The Apostle Paul wrote to the Christians living in Corinth about this very thing, encouraging them to not ridicule one another but to work together to show the love of Christ.

 In this six-week video study, you’ll explore Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians and discover how to live love even when you disagree. The Participant Book includes five days of lessons for each week, combining study of Scripture with personal reflection, application, and prayer.

Join us Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM by Zoom. Books are available from Cokesbury or Amazon. Please contact Sharon Gardner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions or would like to join.

This month the UMW will be reading Brave Girl, Quiet Girl by Catherine Ryan Hyde. Our discussion will be by Zoom, November 12th at 6:30PM. All women throughout Mission Central Parish are welcome to participate. Contact Sharon (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information. 

Beginning October 22nd we will do a 3-week study on Paul's letter to the Galatians. We will find out why Paul is upset and discuss his urgent message to the Galatians. We will use the Bible and videos of best selling author and teaching pastor Kyle Idleman to enhance our discussion.

 All men are welcome.  No need to have attended prior weeks. Contact John Varvaris at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get zoom meeting information. See you Thursday at 6.30pm!

Calling ages 18-21 to join Joy and Pastor Danny for a spiritual boost and check-ins!  We will meet over Zoom and win person! Connect with friends old and new / locally and away in college! Learn of other upcoming opportunities to connect and hear information about our Fall challenge! Contact pastor Danny for more information. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Grab a sandwich or soup and ZOOM as we share lunch together and good conversation. Folks are eating a lot of meals alone these days! Have some company, fruitful conversation and some fun on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Here are the dates: October 28th;  November 11th and 25th; and December 9th.  Join the party! Email Kendell to get the link sent to you! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please join us for fun, fellowship and great conversation!

  • October 28 - High Schoolers - Grades 9th-12th - 6:30-8:00
  • October 31 - All Youth - Halloween Trail Decorating and Help - 12:00-3:00
Questions, concerns, or want to help?  Please let me know!  Thank you so much!  I am really looking forward to connecting with all of our youth this fall!~ Joy Bufano (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our prayer shawls and blankets (contact free) are available for those in need of prayer! If you would like prayers for someone and/or a blanket, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stephen ministers are actively working to connect with their care receivers. If you would love to have someone to talk to during this tumultuous time, Stephen Ministers are practicing social distancing and are available to connect through phone, text, email, face time, Zoom or Skype. Stephen ministers will provide Christian encouragement through scriptures, prayers and a listening ear. What a great way to bring God and his Word into our everyday life during COVID 19. Please email Pastor Karin to receive support from a Stephen Minister. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Return your boxes this Saturday or Sunday ... or purchase a box online!

By using the link, https://www.samaritanspurse.org/buildonline , you will be able to build a shoebox online. You will still be able to select a shoebox for a Girl or Boy, the age range and the types of items that go in the shoebox. You will also have the option to include a photo and/or a message for the child receiving the shoebox. The following steps are what you can expect to see while building the shoebox online. 
  • click on the "Start Building" button
  • Select "Girl" or "Boy"
  • Select the age "2-4", "5-9", or "10-14"
  • Select the items that you want to put in the shoebox. If OCC does not have the exact items, they will select comparable items.
  • You will have the option to include a photo and type a message.
  • You will have the option to include "The Greatest Journey", which is a story book that is part of OCC's discipleship program.
  • You will have the option to choose the number of shoeboxes to send, with the items that you selected. You will also have the option to build an additional, different shoebox.
  • You can use a credit/debit card, e-check, or PayPal to pay. The cost is $25.00/shoebox and if you choose, $6.00/"The Greatest Journey".

Did you miss a service? Did you want to re-watch a favorite part? Did you want to share with a friend? Click the date for a link or contact Tonya (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for links to previous services not listed below.

Many thanks to those who have converted to EFT giving.  We are blessed to have such a caring church family.  If you are interested in setting up e-giving, you have 2 options:

  1. You can click, download and complete the attached form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail it to the church and we will set it up for you. 
  2. You can set up online giving through our website (www.fallstonumc.org).  Go to “e-Giving” (bottom of the page) and click on “Give Now.”  From there you can setup a profile and indicate the fund, dollar amount of your giving, the frequency (one time, once a week, once a month, etc.) and start date of your e-giving.

If you have any questions, please call Carole Cover at 410-877-7255 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Joann Crafts of Bel Air has brought Patriotic Fleece from all around the state of Maryland to the Bel Air location to assist with the 1111 Project!  Much of the patriotic fleece is on sale or on clearance. Joann Crafts has been a wonderful partner throughout the past year and we are grateful for their support!  751 blankets have been delivered so far to the hospitals for veterans.  We are so appreciative of all your help.  We are hoping to continue this project for months to come.  Every week, there are 20 veterans who generally come in and out of Upper Chesapeake. Thank you for your continued generosity. 

We have established a 501c3 to allow us to engage in broader mission and receive funds from foundations, grants, and employers.  More details will be forthcoming about specific projects  that can be supported through the MCCS.  It’s a great way to engage with our community and other churches as together we do amazing things for the least, the last, and the lost.

This has been a very trying four months for folks spiritually as well as physically. Many have found a new source of strength by re-igniting their faith through these times. Why not take it to the next level and join the church.  Be one who prays, gives, serves, worships, and bears witness to a living Savior.  Saying yes means you’re all in for God. Make it official! Contact Pastor Karin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com . When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile on your Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone (found under settings on your app). When you’re using the app, always check for the “AmazonSmile” logo to ensure you’re activated for AmazonSmile.

How do I activate AmazonSmile on my Amazon Shopping app?

AmazonSmile customers on Android devices with version 5.0+ or iOS devices with version 12+, who have upgraded to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app can find “AmazonSmile” listed in the settings menu. From there, you can follow onboarding instructions to activate AmazonSmile on your device.

Do I need to renew AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile renewals happen twice a year to help keep AmazonSmile on mobile app. AmazonSmile will notify you of these renewals via push notifications and through in-app notifications. If you miss a renewal you can reactivate at any time by repeating the steps to “turn on” AmazonSmile on your mobile device. There is no renewal period for browser shopping on AmazonSmile, which you can use anytime by typing ‘smile.amazon.com’ into your browser.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you need to select Fallston United Methodist Church as your organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make through AmazonSmile will result in a donation. AmazonSmile will occasionally contact you about donation amounts disbursed to your chosen charity or about the program.

You may have seen the blue polo shirts with the Fallston UMC logo that the band, production crew, and staff have been wearing! Folks have loved them so much that we ordered a few extras!  We have them available at the Saturday Night or Sunday Morning services for $20. Or you can call the office and we will get one ready for you to pick up.

Thank you for continuing to use the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. email for announcements you wish to be placed in the bulletin, on the website and/or in the weekly e-Enlightener. This email automatically distributes to Carole Cover, Alison DeVack, Tonya Chandler and Pastor Karin. Thank you for having all bulletin and e-Enlightener information in by Tuesday at 6:00 pm each week. 

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