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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

     

   

The band is back and choral groups are live once again.  Join us for worship at 9 and 10:15 on Sundays and at 5:30 on Saturdays.  Camp Awesome for kids is at 10:15 after the kids message and this week we will kick off our VBS program - TREASURED.

We will be coninuing to record worsbip!  Look for worship link by noon on Sundays. The bulletin and announcements will come your way Saturday nights so you can open the before or during worship if you'd like.  For August we will try this digital format for bulletins and save some trees!  Announcements will be on the screens in the Welcome Center and the Narthex and the order of service and titles will be on the screen in the sanctuary. 

LAST CALL .... We have 65 kids (our max capacity) signed up for VBS - and now we need VOLUNTEERS!! We have two options: help in the kitchen or help as group leaders, taking kids from station to station!  You don't need to plan anything (there are station leaders for that) .... just show up, help, be great role models and have fun sharing the love of God and the word of God with kids! 

VBS is this Mon, Aug 2 – Thur, Aug 5. Can you help for 2, 3 or all 4 evenings from 5:00-7:00 in the kitchen or 6:00-8:00 with the kiddos?  Watch this video from Chloe and Cole for details https://vimeo.com/577400684/2c546d3edbIf you can help, email Michele This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Are you interested in joining Fallston UMC?  Are you a recent new member interested in learning more about us and meeting others? Come to an informational class on Sunday, August 15 at 11:15-11:45 in the sanctuary. Learn more about United Methodism, and especially about Fallston Church. Please sign up via this link.  Even if you cannot make it on this date, please fill out the form and we will set up a different time with you.

Many local children will be going to school this coming year who may not have the necessary supplies to help them be successful.  We have an opportunity to remedy that.  We will be collecting back packs and school supplies for our local recipients Aug. 1-29.  Please place in baskets designated for “Arc-Elmwood- Paca in the Welcome Center.  Thank you for your generosity. Please watch for a date and time to help us pack the backpacks.  

We are also in need of someone to take charge of this mission endeavor.  If you are willing to serve in this way, please let Betty Megill know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 732-673-8291. 

We are collecting:  Backpacks - Dividers - Erasers - Lined paper - Rulers - Marble composition books - Colored markers - School glue  - Colored pencils  - Glue sticks - Pocket folders - Protractors/Compass - Crayons - 3-ring binders - Index cards - Highlighters - Scissors of all sizes - Scissors for middle and high schoolers - Soft pencil cases / bags - Dry erase marker - Pencils - Post-it notes - Pens 

Psalm 127:3 “Babies are a gift from God. They are a reward from Him.”  The congregation is very excited for Danny and Anastasia as they plan for the birth of their twin girls in October. To help them prepare, FUMC will hold a baby shower on August 29, 2021 in the pavilion right after the 10:15 service. Light refreshments will be served.

To reduce the number of duplicate gifts, we have several ways that you can celebrate with Danny and Anastasia.

  1. Give the gift of literacy by getting the twins one of your favorite children’s books.
  2. Gift cards: Amazon, Target, Carter’s, DoorDash, Panera, Chipotle, and Chick-Fil-A, Costco, and Chewy.com were a few suggestions from Danny, but he was open to other ideas as well.
  3. TBD: Diapers (in a variety of sizes) and wipes
  4. A gift from the registry, a great option if you want to team up for a group gift. You can access the registry here.
  5. Cash! Make checks payable to Danny and Anastasia Breidenbaugh.
  6. The theme for their room is stars and moons, kind of an evening sky theme

But wait, there’s more!  Guess the combined weight of the babies, and you will win a photo op with twins and a hymn of your choice to be sung at a future service!  Look for a box in the Welcome Center to enter your guess.  Please contact Lisa Tittle (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Kelly Jester (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  you have questions.

On Fri., Sept. 10 at 6:00 pm, 2,977 flags will be placed on church property along Rt. 152 to honor those lost on 9/11. Flag rows will be laid out and volunteers assigned a specific area to complete. Please bring a screwdriver and hammer to make holes for the flags.

Individuals, families and groups are welcome to participate. Please register to volunteer on 9/10 using this link.  (There is no need to register for the Service of Remembrance).

The entire community is invited to join us for our 9/11 Service of Remembrance: 20 Years - Sat. Sept. 11, 5:30 pm in the Outdoor Worship Space, behind the FUMC building (if raining, the service will be in the sanctuary). Our boy, cub and Girl Scout troops will be assisting in this special service. 

Manna House is in need of 2 extra volunteers to serve on Tuesday, August 10th and Monday, August 30th in helping to feed breakfast to the homeless of Baltimore City. If you can help, please contact Debb Mace at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Manna House is continuing to collect 4 and 5 lb bags of sugar and individually wrapped granola bars. Thanks for your ongoing support of this ministry!

The Friendship Players need an actor for this year's dinner theater.  The role calls for a young adult or older teen to play a con artist.  The play is titled Blind Woman's Bluff; it is one Act (10 pages of script).  Rehearsals have started but the performances are in October so there are plenty of rehearsals left.  The role was filled but the actor had to leave us.  Please respond quickly.  June Bond Director can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 410-206-2312.

Rev. Earl Ussery died this week. Please keep his family in your prayers  Rev. Ussery served as a pastor of visitation at Fallston in the 1990s.

Mission Central Parish is collecting donations to support the Tutoring Center. Donation bins are in the Welcome Center.  This week the team is focused on rainy day games - cards, dice, word games, math games, etc.  We are also still collecting: monetary donations and school supplies.  Thank you for your generosity! 

Join us this week 8/01/21 for our VBS Kick-Off - Treasured - You are Priceless to God! Whether or not you are participating in VBS or not you are welcome at Camp Awesome! 

  • 8/08/21 - VBS Wrap-Up - Treasured - You are Priceless to God!
  • 8/15/21 - Priceless Treasures - Balloon Creations
  • 8/22/21 - The Wonders of Magic
  • 8/29/21 - Treasured Times with Friends - Field Games
  • 9/05/21 - Summer Celebration Carnival & Picnic

Children in pre-k through 5th grade and youth can choose to worship with their parents or help with Camp AwesomeThe nursery/toddler room is also open for the 10:15 service. Feel free to bring a friend!

Beginning August 5th, we will study Peter 1 & 2 using a book by Max Lucado, 'Life Lessons from 1 and 2 Peter.' The disciple Peter knew what it was like to go through tough times. He endured threats, punishment, time in jail, beatings, and false words. He had seen enough to know how to stay strong in tough times. So he wrote a survival manual to show how we should act and respond when life isn't fair. His words of wisdom are beacons of hope for making it through hard times.  All men are welcome.  No need to have attended prior weeks.  Please let me know if you would like me to order the book for you, or you can order it online.  The group decided to continue meeting on Zoom; to receive the Zoom link please email John Varvaris at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  See you Thursdays at 6.30pm! 

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..

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.

Our adult pickleball group continues to meet on Monday evenings from 6:00-8:45 outdoors in the lower parking lot and in Friendship Center. This gives us 4 courts which allows for more players. Pickleball players from all levels are welcome, including beginners who want to learn the game.  If you would like more information, please contact Lynda Deck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hunter's Project:  Hunter Kifer is a long-time member of FUMC and a Life Scout in Troop 899.  He is currently working on his Eagle Scout Project which is the construction of a shed near the outdoor pavilion.  The finished shed will be 6’ x 9’ and used to store equipment such as the new 4-burner grill donated to the church by Adult Fellowship, chairs, etc. in a convenient place for easier access by everyone. To raise funds for the construction of the shed, Hunter is asking for your donations.  Your donation will be tax deductible and put to good use.  Thank you for your help in making this project possible!  Contact Hunter with any questions at 410-937-4090 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Donations for the Eagle Scout projects can be made on the church's giving site.  Look for “Kifer Eagle Project" under the “Special Giving Opportunities”.  Both Hunter and Max thank you for donating to their projects! 

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..

The services for the past few weeks are listed below. Click to watch again or to forward to a friend. If you missed a service not listed, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the direct link.

The 1111 Project continues to impact the veterans hospitalized at Upper Chesapeake. 852 blankets have been delivered since the program started and each blanket is ceremoniously given.  We are so appreciative of all your help. Every week, there are 20 veterans who generally come in and out of Upper Chesapeake. We can always use more blanket makers. Kits are available for purchase through the week or on Sunday mornings here at church or you can buy your own at Joann's.  More information about the project as well as directions for tying the knots can be found here. Thank you for your continued generosity. 

Friends, Over the last two years, the church has received funds from Amazon Smile that have made an impact.  This is a simple way to raise funds for mission. All you do is go to www.smile.amazon.com, select FUMC as your charity and register. There is no renewal period for browser shopping on AmazonSmile, which you can use anytime by typing ‘smile.amazon.com’ into your browser. You will automatically receive the benefit.  If you are using the mobile app, AmazonSmile renewals happen twice a year. If you miss a renewal you can reactivate at any time by repeating the steps to “turn on” AmazonSmile on your mobile device. 

$1,472.80 to Fallston United Methodist Church. THANK YOU for your generosity!!

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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