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1509 Fallston Road - Fallston, Maryland, 21047
fallstonumc@fallstonumc.org - 410-877-7255
Senior Pastor: Rev. Dr. Karin Walker
karin.walker@fallstonumc.org
Associate Pastor: Rev. Danny Breidenbaugh
danny.breidenbaugh@fallstonumc.org
Pastor of Visitation: Deirdre Duda
pastordeirdre@mcparish.org

     

  

Saturday 5:30pm | Sunday 9:00am & 10:15am

Eastertide series: The Power of the Resurrection - We will explore why the resurrection makes a difference and changes everything in our lives. It took a while for the gospel message to catch on. Not everyone got it all at once. But the evidence of the community of believers is what sustains our belief even today. 

  • Lighthouse Youth and Kids 10:15am
  • Adult Small Group 9:00am

Below are the links to our recent services. If you are looking for a service not listed or are unable to open a link, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Making Sense of the Bible by Adam Hamilton - Tuesdays 9:30am & 7:00pm, In-Person & Online - Beginning April 16; Books: $13

We live in a divisive world, particularly around social issues. As Christians, we look to the Scriptures as we seek a better understanding of how we should best approach these things and live our lives as Christ’s disciples. The only problem is, making sense of some of these Bible passages isn’t always easy! Did Jesus really teach that everyone who is not a Christian will be assigned to hell? Why would Paul command women to "keep silent in the church?" Were Adam and Eve real people? Is the book of Revelation really about the end times? Who decided which books made it into the scriptures and why? Is the Bible ever wrong?

Join us for a 6-week study of how we should approach our most sacred text, The Bible, and have a better understanding of God’s will His people. This study is perfect for both those new to reading the Bible and those who have been studying its words for decades – everyone will come away with a new understanding and greater appreciation of the Living Word! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions, to sign up or to receive the Zoom link. 

Lighthouse Ministry Kids next Service Sunday project is assembling Blessing Bags to support the ministry at Smith’s Chapel and Prince of Peace. Please sign up to donate needed items like shampoo, soap, toothbrushes and more. Don’t feel like shopping? There will be a collection jar in the Welcome Center for donations. All supplies are needed by Sunday, April 21. 

Click here to see the complete list or to sign up to bring a donation - Blessing Bag Supply Sign-Ups.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

Mark your calendar on May 11, 9am-2pm for the Fallston Festival Craft Show.

You just might find the perfect Mother’s Day gift, and if you work up an appetite from all the shopping, you can sit, relax, and enjoy a pit beef/pit turkey sandwich or hotdog for lunch.  Kids craft area, bounce house, bake sale, hanging plants, & perennials. The festival will be held OUTDOORS.  If inclement weather occurs, the festival will be held indoors! 

Register to play with us on Monday, June 10 at Winters Run Golf Club.

  • Cost includes: breakfast, practice range, cart, on-course ref refreshments, putting contest, awards and lunch after your round. $120/golfer
  • Not a golfer?  No worries, you can still participate by sponsoring a hole.  $100/hole

Register as an individual or as a foursome in person on Sunday mornings, by calling the church office through the week, or by email.  Then make your payment by check or by using our secure online payment option.

The Golf Tournament Committee is also looking for donations for the Silent Auction that is held in conjunction with the golf day!  Items such as a few days at a time share or vacation home, sports memorabilia, professional services, new golf items, and cash donations are much appreciated!  Volunteers needed are needed to help, too! 

Email Mike at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to register. Please place GOLF in the subject line. If registering to play, please include the name, email, and phone number for each golfer. 

May 3-5, 11 bikers will ride 150 miles to raise money for Sleep in Heavenly Peace. Pray for the bikers and send them notes along the way. Click this link to make a donation towards the materials for making a bed. Then join us in the summer for our first build. 

For April, Lighthouse Ministry Kids will be studying Jonah and learning how God can turn our wipeouts into victories: 

  • April 14 – A Big Fish Story – Jonah 2 
  • April 21 – Ride the Wave – Jonah 3 
  • May 5 – Warmth of the Sun – Jonah 4 

We’ll celebrate the end of this series with a movie night – watching Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie (of course).  Everyone is invited! (even those not in Lighthouse Ministry Kids). Come in pj’s and bring a blanket, if you’d like.  We’ll supply the popcorn. 

Did you know that Fallston Church has a co-ed softball team?  We play double headers against other Harford County teams on Sunday afternoons starting April 21 through the beginning of August.  The team is made up of a wide range of ages and abilities.  The games are held at either Ring Factory Elementary school or Box Hill South rec area.  We currently have 6 slots open and would love to have you join us (especially if you are female 🙂).  You must be 18 years old or have graduated high school to play.  All skill levels are welcome.  Contact Clint Gardner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 410-830-1806 if you have questions or are interested in playing.  

Come and join us for a great day on Thursday, April 18. 

The $90 cost includes the Gunther bus ride, your ticket into the museum and a 1 hour tour. We will leave from Fallston UMC at 9am and depart the museum at 3pm to return home. Lunch is on your own at either the two restaurants in the museum or one of the local restaurants nearby.

Please sign up now using this link. To pay you can do so here, on send a check to the church. Please email karin.walker@fallstonumc with any questions.

Friends, Could you help with donut pick up? Just use the link below to sign up for a Saturday.  Pick them up from Newberry Bakery on Saturdays at 1:50pm.  Then have them to church by Sunday morning 8:00am.  With Saturday evening services beginning again this week at 5:30pm, it makes it easy to drop them off on Saturday night too!  Blessings, Karin

Please use this link to sign up to help one or more Saturdays or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

The Smith’s Chapel food pantry is in need of canned goods, peanut butter, jelly, cereals, pasta, and pasta sauce! Donations may be placed in the Welcome Center.  Thank you for your generosity. 

Judy and Ralph French have joined the Relay For Life TOPS Team that meets at the church on Mondays. The event is to be held May 18th from 5-10 pm at Concord Point Lighthouse, Havre de Grace, MD. Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser, bringing communities together to honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change in the fight against cancer.  
 
So many of us have been touched by cancer, lost loved ones and/or have friends and loved ones fighting the battle right now. This is one way we can help in the fight. The more people who participate in Relay For Life, the more money we can raise to support breakthrough research, 24/7 support for cancer patients, access to lifesaving screenings and much more.
  
Will you join us to help raise money for the American Cancer Society? Please join our TOPS team by becoming a member or by donating. To sign up or simply donate to this worthy cause, simply click the link.  Scroll down to "see all members", to donate or join.
 
And join us for two upcoming fundraisers. Monday, April 15 the Dairy Queen on Conowingo Road is donating 15% of receipts from 5:00-8:00. Just mention Relay for Life.  And on Thursday, April 25 Jarrettsville Creamery is donating 10% of all receipts from 5:00-9:00Contact Ralph or Judy French for more information on any of the events. 

We're beginning a 6 week study of "The Call: The Life and Message of the Apostle Paul" by Adam Hamilton (Sun Apr 7 to Sun May 12) at 9am in the conference room (in person/Zoom hybrid).

We will explore the journeys of Paul, beginning with his dramatic conversion, as he spread the Gospel through modern-day Greece and Turkey. Travel to the early church sites and explore Paul’s conversations with the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians. In this six-week study, you are invited to experience faith through Christ’s greatest teacher and missionary. 

Purchase your book (large print available); see preview on YouTube. Read the Intro and Chapter 1 for the first week. Sign up in the welcome center or by emailing Sharon Gardner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Men - Join Us on Zoom on Tuesdays from 6:30-8pm.  We study, pray, share scriptures, have some fun, and discuss what God is saying to his world today. 

We have just begun a new multi week study on the book of Ephesians in the Bible. Each week involves a short video and discussion using a study guide led by Christian pastor, speaker and author JD Greear. 

Contact John Varvaris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Bob DeAlmeida at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to find out more information or get the study guide for our next session. You can join mid-study.  See you Tuesdays.

  The Wednesday Morning Small Group is currently in the midst of Jesus Calling; Trusting In Christ, by Sara Young. Her spectacular devotion Jesus Calling has created a wonderful series of studies. Trusting in Christ, calls us to “lay down our cares, enter God’s presence and hear Him speak through His Word." Learn how to make better space in your life for the Spirit of God to speak to you. You are welcome to join mid-study!

Our next study - The Chosen; Season Two. This fictional depiction of the Life of Jesus is amazing to watch and discuss. (Binge watch Season One first to catch up, we covered that in 2023.) We are studying a season a year, and season TWO takes on the powerful Sermon on the Mount. Gain new perspectives on what it was like to follow and be among His disciples. The poor in spirit, who mourn, the meek, those who hunger, the merciful and pure in heart, the peacemakers and the persecuted. Blessed are the Chosen.

7am Zoom discussion, running for 8 weeks May 8th-June 26th. Join us anytime, all are welcome.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. any questions or to receive the Zoom link.

Looking to find a Christ centered community?  Join the YA Bible Study Tuesday evenings at 8:00 by Zoom. College students and young adults ... here's a way stay connected to those from home! Contact Cole Chandler, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional details and the link. 

Need a little ease in your life? Come for the stretch, leave with some inner peace.  Please bring a mat. $5/night - Wednesdays at 7 PM in Friendship Center. Optional items – blocks (2), a small blanket or bath towel, water bottle and a friend! No experience, no problem! Questions? Email Nancy Dow at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Join us the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm, for fellowship, snacks and monthly topics. 

If you want to come and it’s your first time please contact us through the church and someone will reach out to answer any questions you might have.

Join us for lunch, devotions and conversation the first Wednesday of each month.  All are welcome! Please call Howard Bond at 410-790-0978 for more information. And save the first Wednesday of each month at 1:00 for future lunches around the area.

Join us Mondays at 9:30am in Providence Hall. TOPS offers an individual approach to weight loss and overall wellness. Members learn about nutrition, portion control, meal planning, exercise and more. Your first visit at any TOPS meeting is free. New TOPS members may choose from 3 different packages. Contact Marie Reid for more information - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Join us for Embracing Healing for Balance of Body, Mind and Spirit - promoting healthy and wellbeing of persons, communities and the environment. Saturday, April 20, 1:00-4:00pm at Ebenezer UMC. Whole person modalities will be offered including Healing Prayer, Reflexology, Journaling/Poetry, Reiki and Sound Meditation. 

Children and adults are welcome. Preregister at 410-800-8672.

Stephen Ministers: Care - Pray - Encourage - Listen - Bring Christ's Love and Care with Spiritual Support

If you would love to have someone to talk to during a tumultuous time, Stephen Ministers are available to connect in person or through phone, text, email, face time, Zoom or Skype.

Stephen ministers will provide confidential Christian encouragement through scriptures, prayers and a listening ear. 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..

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Middle and High School Youth and Parents download the TeamReach app and enter the code FUMCyouth for an easy way to keep track of activities and communicate. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information! 

We are who we are thanks to so many volunteers! There are so many ways for youth and adults to get involved! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and how you are interested in participating or serving so we can get you connected! 

  1. Would you be willing to pray each dat for our Easter services, that we might reach the unchurched.
  2. Golf Tournament Committee—help plan and carry out our 24th annual golf tournament in June.
  3. Help with our Holy Thursday potluck dinner—set up and organize as food comes in.
  4. Kitchen Helper for Events
  5. Meal Train—make a meal occasionally for folks that need it due to surgery, etc.
  6. Trip “Host” for 4/18 trip to Bible Museum (your ticket will then be free)—someone to herd the folks on/off bus, make sure everyone is there.
  7. Small Group Leader
  8. Bible study leader
  9. Lay Reader at 10:15 service
  10. Prayer Chain
  11. Prayer Shawl/Blanket Maker
  12. Coffee/Hospitality for 10:15 service—after worship, help serve, clean up
  13. Prayer Chain
  14. Usher for 10:15 service
  15. Donut Picker Upper (can sign up for weeks that work for you)
  16. Vacation Bible School Help
  17. Camp Awesome helper (sign up for a week or two in the summer—happens during the 10:15 worship service)
  18. Name Tag Project
  19. Membership Coordinator (Computer work)
  20. Choir Member
  21. Greeter for Sunday mornings
  22. Graphics/Marketing Help
  23. Visitor for our Homebound folks
  24. Committee member for our Elder Care Team
  25. Hospitality Coordinator for Meetings—work with the pastors for special events when there is lunch to be ordered, etc.
  26. Tech Team—work up in the loft on Sundays with the production of worship
  27. Worship Design Team—help create the “visuals” that make the worship series stick!
  28. Invite a friend to church and introduce them to the pastors.
  29. Trip to the Bible Museum.
  30. Be part of our Easter prayer team 7:15 to 7:30am or 10:15-10:25 on Easter Sunday in the sanctuary, praying for each service that will happen, that the people in the pews will feel the love of Christ and understand the power of the resurrection.

We are so thankful for a loving and generous congregation that allows for our missions and ministries to occur. 

Set up your offering for 2024 or make a one-time donation by clicking here. From there you can set up a profile and indicate the fund, the amount, and the frequency (one time, once a week, once a month, etc.) of your gift.  If you have any questions, or wish to set up an annual pledge by check, please contact Carole Cover at 410-877-7255 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

Pre-K through 5th grade rotate through stations as the not only hear, but experience God's message each week.  The last week of the month is "Service Sunday" where elementary children participate in a service project, so they are putting what they learn into action. 

Middle and high school students meet as a small group. Each week they learn about how the bible messages are relevant in today's world and what it means to be disciples of Jesus.  

Nursery and toddler care is provided during both the 9:00 and the 10:15 services. 

For the safety of all, children/youth from nursery through high school register for our programs.  It’s simple and quick! Just click this link or scan the QR code.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions. 

The 1111 Project has delivered 1025 blankets to local hospitals for veterans that have served our country when they come through their doors and stay the night in a hospital bed. 

Purchase a kit from us for $25 and create a no sew blanket that will bless our veterans in the hospital. More information about the project as well as directions for tying the knots can be found here. Thank you for your continued generosity. 

Thanks to the many hands of the prayer team, prayer shawls and blankets are always available for your family and friends in need. May those receiving blankets always feel God's presence, love, and comfort.  

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.. If you are interested in joining this ministry, please use the prayer blanket email. 

Fallston UMC is recycling household batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9volt and disc shaped batteries).  Help us get greener!  There is a bin in the welcome center to drop them off in so that we can recycle them for you! 

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

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