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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

     

   

 

Join us this week as we continue our new series: Prayers of the People.  

We pray for hope and peace, for mercy and forgiveness, for strength and joy.  The biblical characters before us did the same!  The prayers of the people have not changed throughout the centuries.  Draw encouragement through hearing the prayers of God’s people, then and now, and how God responded.

Saturday evening we celebrate our scouts during worship!  

  • Sunday School:  Pre-K-High School! Children will begin in the sanctuary with their parents to hear the children’s message and then be escorted to a Sunday School classroom off of Providence Hall. Elementary students will continue to meet in Providence Hall and middle and high school students will meet in the middle school classroom.
  • Dodgeball is back for middle and high school students! Following the Sunday School lesson, middle and high school students will head to the gym for a covid-safe game of dodgeball.

To help our students get back into the habit of attending Sunday School, we are offering a reward program.  Every time a student attends Sunday School, she/he will be given a raffle ticket for a new iPad, drawing to be held on Sunday, June 20 when we will celebrate everyone’s return.  Students will also be given small rewards for every 4 times they attend Sunday School.  Studies show that rewards are an important part of creating new habits - so let’s work together to make Sunday School a habit once again! Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

I am so excited to announce that we will be able to have live, in person, face-to-face Youth Zone next week, Wednesday, April 21st!  I hope to see EVERYONE between the ages of 11 and 18 (6th-12th grade!) at FUMC on April 21 from 6:30-8:00!!  We are going to have so much fun reconnecting!  Please, bring a friend!  On the agenda:

  • -Games
  • -Peep Show Contest (Can you create a Bible Story out of marshmallow Peeps????)
  • -Campfire with S'mores!
  • -Reflections on the year past and the year to come!
Yes, we still need to wear our masks, and dinner will not be served, but we are getting so close to being back in full swing!  I CANNOT wait to see you!  Any questions, email Ms. Joy. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Baked Goods Needed for Saturday, May 8 Fallston Festival!  The Bake Table is looking for goodies to sell.  Friday, May 7, delivery would be helpful (leave in the church kitchen marked for the Fallston Festival), but also gladly accepting early morning on the 8th.  We welcome cakes, pies, muffins, breads, cupcakes, sweet rolls, cookies, brownies, snack mixes, gluten free items, etc.  Please bag cookiesbrownies and similar items (2-3 depending on size) in baggies and note if they contain nuts.  Many thanks for your contributionsFor questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jane Giuffrida at jamtojagThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Manna House is in need of 4 lb and/or 5 lb bags of sugar, as well as individually wrapped snacks and granola bars. Thanks for your ongoing support of this ministry!

We are always looking for Monday morning volunteers, to join us in helping to feed the homeless of Baltimore City. If interested please contact Debb Mace at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Beginning THIS SUNDAY, April 18 at 10:15am, we will start a 6-week study of “The Walk” by Adam Hamilton. All are welcome and we would love to have see new faces! To join or for information, contact Sharon Gardner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

April 8th we started our study of 'Job, a Man of Heroic Endurance' using Chuck Swindoll’s book from his ‘Great Lives’ from the Bible series.  The book is less than $10 and can be ordered in many forms on Amazon or other online stores.  Let me know if anyone needs assistance in ordering the book.  All men are welcome.  No need to have attended prior weeks.  To join the group/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..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register Now - Monday, June 14th. - Winters Run Golf Club 1000 North Tollgate Road Bel Air, MD 21014 - $120 per Golfer - Individual golfers will be placed in a foursome - Single cart requests are based on availability- walking is allowed - Breakfast and Lunch to Go!  $100 per hole sponsorship. Pay online by clicking here. Download the brochure/registration form and/or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

VBS 2021 Treasured! Discovering You’re Priceless to God:  VBS is back!  August 2-5, 6-8:30 pm.  Dinner for the family, music and opening activities in the sanctuary, games, Bible stories and imagination station throughout our building – we are planning for it all.  The only thing we need is you!  There are many ways to get involved – help in the kitchen, be a station leader, prep materials for the crafts, help turn our sanctuary and hallways into ancient ruins and more. See this link for a promo video with details on this year's program.

Interested in helping? Contact Michele Louderback (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  

Scholarship Applications are now being accepted for The James L. Ditto Scholarship Program. Use this link to view the guidelines, and then download, complete and return the application. Applications are due to the office (by hand, mail or email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by May 15

The 1111 Project continues to impact the veterans hospitalized at Upper Chesapeake. 827 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.  Directions for tying the knots can be found on our website. Thank you for your continued generosity. 

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.

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, feel free to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the direct link.

Join us for One Day I Wrote Back.  Jump in with us any time. Herring leads you to talk back to the scripture passages — ask questions, explore your life, plead, praise, and ponder.  Independently, we read only one short Scripture verse per week (3 times Lectio-Divina) — Herring provides reflective questions and simple practical exercises to encourage your writing. 

On Wednesdays we share only what we're comfortable with, ask questions and share discoveries. God leads our great discussions. Please join us at 7:00 am on Wednesday by Zoom (or by phone) and start your day with fellowship, study, and prayer!  Contact Matt Carrico at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get the link.

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. 

Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”  Luke 23:34

Throughout the Lenten season, we have been speaking of seeing things through the lens of love. If you haven’t had a chance to watch these video clips as part of worship, you can view them here.  The final one is a reminder to see yourself with the lens of love! What I like most about Joe Martin is that he sees himself as God sees him and still realizes he isn’t perfect. He then goes to the hospital for sinners—the church. 

None of us is perfect but seeing with the lens of love gives us the chance to love one another as we are loved!

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..

ANGEL GIFTS:  We can be Angels all year long!  Consider picking an item below in memory of, in honor of, or simply as a gift for someone special.  Perhaps you are looking for a birthday gift for someone or a congratulations moment.  Your gift in honor of someone empowers them to change the world!  Here is how it works:

Select the gift you would like from the list below.  Send your check or go to our website and to the giving page, select angel gift.  Then, send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we may acknowledge your thoughtfulness on their behalf. Please identify: (a) the gift; (b) your name and address; (c) the person to whom you would like a card sent, and their address. 

ANGEL GIFT LIST

  1. Night of Shelter--$75.  Assists homeless folks in the hard winter months.
  2. Camp Awesome Activity—any amount of money.  This supports our now infamous summertime program during our 10:15 worship time.
  3. Vacation Bible School—any amount of money.  This generally costs $2000.  We offer it free to kids and free dinner to kids and their families.
  4. Grocery Store Gift Card--$25.   For our families in need.
  5. Gift of education--$90 buys 3 months of education for a child in Haiti where they all must pay for school.
  6. Manna House--$400 buys a day of breakfast for all the guests! We supply the volunteers.
  7. Inspirational Signs that keep the community encouraged! - $50.  We get so many comments on our signs.  They make people smile!
  8. Gift cards of any amount for our families in need.  The adults are so grateful.
  9. Art for our newly renovated Providence halls and classrooms.  We want to use pictures of the congregation in action set on a canvas, 24 x 36.  Each one costs around $50.

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