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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: Rev. Diane Crider
criderdaw57@gmail.com

     

  

Friends are partners for the journey, confidants, truth sharers, helpers, and someone to laugh with. Join us as we hear the stories of friendships that shaped the Bible—from pointing out one’s faults to covering up one’s presence in the face of danger!  Prime time reading! 

  • Sundays at 9:00 and 10:15. 
  • Lighthouse Kids and Youth at 10:15.
  • Adult Sunday School at 9:00.
  • Live stream at 9:00 or watch/share the recording anytime throughout the week!


Join us for a powerful service (this month February 8 and 22) as we connect with one another, pray, sing, and hear God’s word.  Come and experience worship in a different context. 

 

 

Join us for a 6-week study of Luke – Jesus and the Outsiders, Outcasts, and Outlaws by Adam Hamilton.  “Through Luke’s stories we find Jesus’s care and compassion for all as he welcomes sinners and outcasts.  As we study Luke and see Jesus’s concern for those who were considered unimportant, we hear a hopeful and inspiring word for our lives today.” Books are $12.

  • Tuesdays, 9:30am at Fallston UMC and ZOOM 
  • Tuesdays, 8:00pm ZOOM only
  • Thursdays, 9:00am at Bagelmeister (3443 Sweet Air Rd, Phoenix, MD 21131);
  • Thursdays, 11:30am at Panera (Abingdon);
  • Thursdays, 6:30pm at Cranberry UMC 

To sign-up, simply text “Study” to (410) 604-8198; or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or signup in the Welcome Center. 

  • Tuesday, Feb. 21 - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
  • Wednesday, Feb 22 - Ash Wednesday Service
  • Sunday, April 2 - Palm Sunday Services
  • Sunday, April 2 - MCP Cantata - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 6 - Potluck Dinner / Worship
  • Friday, April 7 - Good Friday Service
  • Saturday, April 8 - Easter Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt 
  • Sunday, April 9 - Easter Services - 7am Sunrise, 9am, 11am 

Do you love to sing? Or play an instrument?   The MCP will once again have a cantata!   The music will move through Holy Week. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested.  We will deliver the books and get you the rehearsal schedule.  What great fun to do together.  The cantata will be presented on Palm Sunday, April 2 at 3:00PM.

If you wish to order Easter flowers, your order needs to be placed by no later than Sunday, February 12. The Daffodils (yellow) and tulips (pink, red, or yellow) are $11; the Asiatic Lilies (white or yellow) are $14Please click on this link to download and complete this order form.  You may call the church office with your order 410-877-7255, drop it off at the church office, or place your order in the offering plate Sunday morning (order forms available in narthex).  Payment may be made by either check or EFT. 

On March 4, 2023 (doors open at 6 show at 7), the Talent Show Troupe will delight you with a play sure to tickle the bones of all skeletons.  Do you want to perform?  See Joella Anzelc or Bill Klumpp (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with your church appropriate act of five minutes or less.  Kids from 9 months to 99 years: wear your Halloween costumes! All of this, plus dessert and beverage for $10 per adult; $5 for 6-12 and under 6 free. All proceeds go to church programs and missions. We guarantee more treats than tricks and a whole lot of fun!

Applications are now being accepted for The James L. Ditto Scholarship Program for students pursuing a degree from college or technical school. Use the links to download a copy of the guidelines and application. Once completed, please submit applications by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Smith’s Chapel food pantry is receiving more clients than ever each week.  canned goods, canned meat, tuna, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, pancake mix, syrup, jelly, soups, and peanut butter are needed.  Please put your donations in the Welcome Center.  Thanks for your help!  

We are collecting gently used blankets and new socks for the homeless. You may place them in the basket in the Welcome Center. Thank you for your generosity! 

It’s just 185 miles over 3 days! Challenge yourself to a great adventure.  Help us raise funds for our tutoring center!  We will ride on the C and O canal, beginning in Cumberland and ending close to Georgetown.  There will be support for the packs along the way.  You don’t need to have ridden mega miles in the past.  We will be traveling at around 10 miles an hour, flat most of the way.  There may also be the option of doing just one day!

**We are also looking for someone who would drop off a few riders on Friday morning in Cumberland and pick up on Sunday afternoon near Georgetown!  Please email with questions you might have.  Right now, we have 6 riders and hope to expand to 10.  Email Pastor Karin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

Thank you for continuing to pray for all the participants at the Manna House and for our dedicated volunteers who selfishly donate early morning hours to travel to and from to serve those who are less fortunate.  We can always use a few extra hands (8:00-10:00am) to assist with on-site bagged meals. Hopefully, very soon we will be able to serve meals in house via cafeteria style. Our next serving dates are: Mon, Feb. 13 and Mon, Mar 27. If interested, please contact Debb Mace at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text or call Debb at 443-608-6880. Thank You All! 

Instead of purchasing your gift cards from stores, purchase them from RaiseRight. Over 750 restaurants and stores to choose from!  Purchasing from RaiseRight for yourself or for friends and family, sends a donation (2-10%) back to us! at ZERO cost to us! Perfect for birthdays, graduations, showers, weddings and, of course, the holiday season! 

1. Visit www.raiseright.com. The enrollment code is: 4L61E3EE73772
2. Multiple payment options.
3. Choose e-gift cards or have physical ones delivered to your home.

Mission Central Community Services supports projects like: Shoes for Kids and the Elementary Success Summer Tutoring Program.

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 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. 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..

Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 6:30pm in Providence Hall

Come and connect with local moms on this parenting journey with you! We’ll socialize over coffee and snacks and then watch a video from Simi John. Simi will help us notice the voices that try to reinforce or redirect our identity. She will guide us to become who we are supposed to be - by surrounding ourself with the right people.  
 
Our experienced and certified childcare leader is ready to engage your children while you enjoy the meeting too.  We are a part of MOPS International and a welcoming community for moms of kids from birth through school age.  Follow us on social media @FallstonMOPS for more information.  Are you thinking about attending the MOPS meeting? Send Christina a message at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Adult Sunday School small group will begin a 6 week study of " Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week " by Amy-Jill Levine on Sunday February 26 at 9am in the conference room or by Zoom. We will dive deep into the history of the last days before the crucifixion.  Jesus risked his reputation when he entered Jerusalem in a victory parade. He risked his life when he dared to teach in the Temple. His followers risked everything when they left behind their homes or anointed him with costly perfume. We take risks as we read and re-read these stories, finding new meanings and new challenges. explore the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story. She shows us how the text raises ethical and spiritual questions for the reader, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience.  

For more information, to sign up, or to receive the Zoom link, please email Sharon Gardner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Tuesdays 6:30-7:45PM on Zoom:  Currently we are studying John MacArthur’s book, Twelve Ordinary Men We will discover that contrary to popular belief, we do not have to be perfect to do God's work.  Look no further than the twelve disciples whose many weaknesses are forever preserved throughout the pages of the New Testament.  Jesus chose ordinary men - fisherman, tax collectors, political zealots - and turned their weakness into strength, producing greatness from utter uselessness. 

You can order the book yourself on Amazon or any Christian book seller or, if anyone would like me to order the book for you - please let John Varvaris know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Let John know if you will be attending to get the zoom link. 

Find joy and intimacy with Jesus, a fulfilling life purpose and new identity for the New Year. Join us in reading Sent: Living a Life that Invites Others to Jesus, by Heather Holleman.  We were all sent to share Jesus with others and to be ambassadors for Christ, whether introvert, extrovert, or somewhere in between. When we believe in God’s desire to reach the lost, how we live our own lives changes, and we begin to partake in the joys—not obligations—of evangelism. 

We welcome you to join us at 7am Wednesdays by Zoom.  All books are available on Amazon. Please text or email Deborah Sugg with any questions or for the Zoom link at 410-218-7347, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The next meeting of the MCP Ladies Book Club will be Thursday, February 23, 2023 via zoom.  We will be discussing the book What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross.  If you are interested in joining the discussion contact Sharon Welsh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, meets weekly on Mondays at 9:30am in Providence Hall and is open to the public ages 7 and up. 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. 

Bring one, take one, or just take one.  Just for the winter months!! Stop by the Welcome Center! 

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.

Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free gently used games, books and puzzles. Brings some, take some, swap some!
Soup Sale and Sweetie Bake Sale sponsored by the United Methodist Men and Women of Cranberry.
Carry-out Soup available for your Souper Bowl Sunday.
Plan to stop by! Cranberry UMC - 1632 Perryman Road - Aberdeen, MD  21001

The services for the Advent and Christmas season are linked 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.

We are so thankful for a loving and generous congregation that allows for our missions and ministries to occur. Set up your 2023 offering through our website (www.fallstonumc.org).  Go to giving” (top right corner).  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.).  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.

Be part of a mission team to Puerto Rico!! Tuesday March 14 - Tuesday March 21. Come and help us complete a church building with our friends in Patillas, Puerto Rico! Your official cost is your airfare and a night or two dinner.  If you wanted to make a donation for the housing, food, etc. you could do that as well. 

There will be various work to do so all skill levels can be used.  We are always looking for folks to go who enjoy cooking, painting, driving, and more. Contact Dwayne (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Pastor Karin for more info. 

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. 

The 1111 Project has delivered 934 blankets for veterans that have served our country. We can always use more blanket makers. More information about the project as well as directions for tying the knots can be found here. Thank you for your continued generosity. 

Lighthouse Kids: The children rotate through stations including bible stories, crafts, games, science and music.  The weekly lesson and activities match the weekly scripture read during church, so parents and children are hearing the same message.

Lighthouse Youth: Confirmation small group is for 6th and 7th graders, as well as any other students not previously confirmed who may be interested.  8th through 12 graders not in confirmation attend Youth Small Group.

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

Please complete registration for all children and youth (nursery through high school).  - https://vbspro.events/p/a7e9a9  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information! 

In 2022, after 24 years of dinner theaters, the Friendship Players produced Stuck at Home in our first ever dessert theater. It was a great season, coming back from pandemic restrictions. Still we found that the fundraising aspect was not as developed as it could be.

We are looking for someone to manage our fundraising. All of the money raised supports the missions and ministries of Fallston Church. The manager would handle public relations, advertising, ticket sales and ad sales. We would like to double our ticket sales and ad sales in 2023.

Please join our team and bring your energy and ideas to our events. Contact me if you would like more information about how to serve our church and community in this way.  With anticipation, June Bond, Director and Producer 410.206.2312; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

So many choices!! 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 serving and we will get you connected! 

  1. Meals for our members after life events—Prepare a meal and deliver
  2. Lock Up Crew—once a quarter for a week, come through the building and check the doors, windows, and general condition to secure the building for another day
  3. Greeters and Ushers for Sunday Morning
  4. Coffee and hospitality for Sunday mornings 9:30-11:30, special events or occasions
  5. Paid staff members for our toddler and nursery programs
  6. Choir Members 
  7. Kids’ Choir 
  8. Occasional mailings
  9. Funeral Luncheon Coordinator
  10. Manna House Volunteers
  11. Sharing Table Volunteers
  12. Readers on Sunday morning
  13. Adult Fellowship Group
  14. Host a small group, 6 weeks, every other week, at your house

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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