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Pastor: Rev. Dr. Karin Walker 

1509 Fallston Road
Fallston, Maryland, 21047
410-877-7255
Email: fallstonumc@fallstonumc.org

THERE IS A PLACE FOR YOU!  Being part of a connecting group is one of the commitments we make when we join the church. It can be a truly uplifting part of our faith experience as an extension of the community we find in worship. We have many new connecting groups starting and we would love to have you join us!  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on any of the groups. 

  Moms and Grandmoms in Prayer  

  Ongoing      Tuesdays – 9am

A new ecumenical group is meeting weekly to pray for our children and grandchildren in school, college, and in the world.  Join this power packing group on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 am in the parlor.  Email Darlene Seilback at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

   Men’s Book Study   

  Starting October 2     Tuesdays – 7pm

Men – are you tired of a status quo Christian life?  Or, do you long for a spiritual breakthrough or the “next level” of spiritual growth?  We are starting a men’s study based on biblical principles of how to go from “Good to Great in God’s Eyes”.  We’ll discuss several practices that “Great Christians” have in common.  We’ll meet from 7pm-8:30pm using short video segments and a book by Chip Ingram to enhance our discussions.  Come and join us!  Email John Varvaris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  Women’s Book Study        

  Starting October 11     Thursdays – 10am

Women - how would you answer the question, "Is it wrong to want to be great?" Join the  conversation as we examine our attitudes towards greatness, how they've evolved from our childhoods to our current day lives as 2018 women. Using Chip Ingram's book Good to Great and scriptures as our guide, let's explore the often precarious middle ground between "being" and "doing" in order to discern what God desires for us as women to make His greatness known.   Child care provided.  Email Amy Pumphrey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  Early Morning Study          

  Starting October 3       Wednesdays – 7am

This is a new early morning group (finishing by 8am).  We will read the book “Rest – Living in Sabbath Simplicity”. We will learn how living a nonlegalistic, sanely paced, God-focused life leads us to freedom and grace, joy and connection. Email Deb Sugg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Men’s Burger Crawl          

Starting October 10      Wednesdays – 6:30pm

Once a month, on the second Wednesday, join us at a different local eatery for conversation and fellowship.  Email Howard Bond at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  Pastor-led Bible Study     

  Starting October 10      Wednesdays 10am & 6:30pm

Join in this engaging study of Genesis and how the relationship with God got initiated in the first place.  Adam and Eve, Creation and Evolution, Abraham and the move from nomadism to a settled existence, to the establishment of God’s people in the world.  All are welcome. Email the church office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

   Couples Bible Study          

  Starting October 18     Thursdays – 7pm

This is a wonderful opportunity for couples to come together for fellowship and discussion in the home of Bob and Hope Blackwell in Baldwin.  Join us every Thursday for 6 weeks.  Email Hope Blackwell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

  Coffee & Conversation at IHOP    

  Starting September 28      Fridays – 10pm

Calling all young adults (senior high, college and beyond).  Join Pastor Karin and Ms Joy Bufano for late night conversation and fellowship.  We will meet at IHOP in Bel Air at 10pm.  Come join us for some low-key reflection on what it means to be a Jesus follower at this stage of your life.  Bring your friends too!  Email Joy Bufano at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  Adult Sunday School          

  Starting October 7        Sundays – 9am

During the 9am service, we will meet in the Conference Room, for a 12-week video study from author Max Lucado, called Unshakable Hope.  This is a study about how the heroes in the Bible came from all walks of life and yet the one common denominator that united them was that they all put their faith in God’s promises.  Email Sharon Gardner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  Mom2Mom            

  Starting October 9       Tuesdays – 6:30pm

We know we mother better together, so all moms are welcome at Mom2Mom. From the time you get pregnant to when your kiddo is in Kindergarten and beyond, our doors are open.  Join us every second Tuesday of the month, from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the downstairs meeting area.  Come for the food and faith, and leave with the friendships.  Child care is provided.  Email Ashley Riehl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 

Welcome to our newest members!  David and Katie Badders, Bob and Janet Beresh, Tracy and Tricia Brandenberg, Ali DeGraw, Phil and Louise Lassiter, Megan Merz, Pat, Theresa and Rachel Norton, Suzanne Pugh, Ashley Riehl, Jeff and Gretchen Slater, Chris, Charlotte and Julia Spinner and Mike Wirtanen. We're so glad you are here and we look forward to connecting more with you!

As many folks deal with flooding from the hurricane this weekend, UMCOR has asked for flood buckets.  Any donation or whole buckets are welcome.

  • 1 5 gallon bucket
  • 1 can air freshener. Aerosol or pump.
  • 1 insect repellant spray. 6‐14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover.
  • 1 scrub brush. Plastic or wooden handle.
  • 18 cleaning wipes. Handi Wipes or reusable wipes. No terry cleaning towels.
  • 7 sponges. Remove from wrapper.
  • 5 scouring pads. Remove from wrapper. 
  • 50 clothespins.
  • 5 dust masks.
  • 2 pairs plastic gloves.
  • 1 pair work gloves.
  • 1 container dish soap.
  • 24 roll of heavy duty trash bags.
  • 2 25oz laundry detergent.
  • 1 bottle liquid household non-spray cleaner.

On Wednesday, September 26, 6:30pm, we will be giving instructions on making the fleece blankets for our veterans.  Bring your fleece material, sharp scissors and meet us in Providence Hall.  You will be completing your blanket.  For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

After 16 years, Lisa Greenlund will end her time on staff serving in congregational care.  She has been employed in this capacity by FUMC for 16 years and prior to that, at Bel Air, for 9 years.  Now, she will enjoy some weekends to herself and traveling with Dave on occasion.  We wish her well and invite you to join us for a celebration of her ministry on October 14 at 11:30am.

Here are some ways you can help with this!

  • If you would like to write a note to Lisa, there will be a box in the welcome center for you to do so.
  • We also will be working on a video if you would like to share in person.
  • A special gift is being provided to Lisa and you can contribute through writing a check to FUMC.
  • Deborah Hunsinger is arranging the refreshments.  Speak to Deborah if you can help.

Paint Night is back with scenes from fall to help decorate your home! Join us for fun, fellowship and of course painting, Sunday, October 21, 6:00-9:00 pm.  Cost is $25. Sign up in the Welcome Center or call the church office for more information.

 Youth Zone (Middle / High) - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month - 6:00-8:30 PM - Dinner, Games, Small Group - Begins this Wednesday, September 19th.

Senior High Youth - 4th Wednesday of each month - 7:00-8:30 PM - Small Group - Begins next Wednesday, September 26th.

Adult volunteers needed.  Contact Joy Bufano joy.bufano.gmail.com for more info or to sign up to help!

Friendship Players 22nd Annual Dinner Theatre -12 Incompetent Jurors

Friendship Players 22nd Annual Dinner Theatre 12 Incompetent Jurors

Sat, Oct 06, 2018 at 6:30PM
Sun, Oct 07, 2018 at 2:00PM
Sat, Oct 13, 2018 at 6:30PM
Sun, Oct 14, 2018 at 2:00PM

The Friendship Center at Fallston United Methodist Church

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Please come Monday, October 1st from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (includes dinner) to the Church Conference Mission Fest at Hereford.  We’re collecting: washcloths, soap, shampoo, combs, toothbrushes, toothpaste, school supplies (minus backpacks), peanut butter, jelly, and yarn.  We also need sewing scissors which can either be loaned (we will return to you) or donated. All donated items may be left in the Welcome Center. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to attend!  Let's get a group together and make a presence in mission!

Riding up a few floors?  Make a difference and not even know it! 

Pastor Karin challenged the congregation on Labor Day Sunday to pray on the elevators - out loud!  For people on the elevator!  And share it with us so we can encourage others to do the same.  It's simple - when the door shuts and you're almost to your floor, you simply say, out loud: "Lord, thanks for the safe ride; may these folks have a great day and feel your blessings. Amen."  

Then when you're in your office or cubicle, post a few words about your experience to our Fallston UMC Facebook page.  Let's share God's blessings and get people smiling!  

Can't go to Puerto Rico?  Consider giving a gift to benefit our construction of the fellowship room the church uses to do fundraisers and to feed the hungry in their community.  We will be purchasing a stove, a refrigerator, a large sink and an oven. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to help.    

 Dear First Responders,

 On behalf of the folks at Fallston Church, I want to thank you for your service to the community.  As people who count on you   to respond in times of fire or medical emergency, or domestic situation, we are grateful.

 I understand that, now, in this opioid crisis, that the majority of calls often are related to drugs and overdoses.  I’ve heard and shared with the congregation the kinds of horrors that have been shared with me, although muted because they were just too awful to share in church. We cannot imagine the tragedy of a twenty year old woman, paralyzed, because she had no oxygen for so long after an overdose; and first chance she gets, she does it again.  Or a dead mother with needles everywhere and her children begging her to wake up.  We cannot imagine the horror of finding in the back of a van, 3 young women from Malaysia, who thought they were coming to the US for a college education, only to be drugged and trafficked in the sex trade, until they are now heroin addicts.  We do see in our own families and among friends, the scourge of addiction.  Every family, it seems, has been impacted in some way as a young person gets hooked, or arrested, or in a car accident, or caught up in drugs.  So we see some of the horror of this crisis.

But for you, day after day, call after call, you see the depravity of the human condition and the ravage it wreaks upon families and human life.  You might even wonder where God is in this opioid crisis because it sure feels like evil is winning.

Throughout history, the world has experienced the wretchedness that humans inflict upon each other, be it war, slavery, or genocide. And good people have always risen to the occasion to end it.

Those good people this time include people like you—our first responders who respond to drug overdoses, hunt down buyers and sellers of drugs, and rescue people from themselves after driving under the influence.

God is present every time you go on a call.  This epidemic is shattering families but God is at work and good will win out as a result.  We have trusted that through the centuries and even now, we know it to be true.

We need you to take care of yourself and to trust your faith that God has this--for your own sake and that of your families.  We want you to watch out for each other, to see signs of PTSD in yourself and others and get the help you need.  You went into this business because you have a heart for service and I am sure it has been tainted by the opioid crisis.  But that servant’s heart can be rekindled.  Talk with your peers about the good calls, the times and places where people help each other.  Be reminded of the best of humanity and rekindle some spirit of optimism.

Remember those words from Jesus in Matthew, chp 11: 28-30. “Come to me, all you that are weary and carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

You are not carrying the burden alone.  We commit to praying for you every day; and we are grateful for all that you do for us. Here at FUMC, we also will continue to educate people about the horrors of this crisis and what parents and grandparents can do.  Maybe it will save, or has saved a life.

Godspeed and God’s protection be with you every day.

Rev. Dr. Karin Walker

Fallston United Methodist Church

We begin fall with a series on Moses and the colorful life he had being obedient to God. From life in a basket on the Nile to the burning bush, the 10 plagues, parting the Red Sea, Moses knew what it meant to be obedient to God. Join us for life lessons that focus us on deep discipleship.


We often think of obedience as something related to kids, but Jesus desires our obedience in word and deed. It isn’t easy and the closer we walk with Jesus, the more we understand just how complicated it can be. Yet, he walks with us on the journey and brings to us joy and hope which makes it all worthwhile. So let us seek Him in the morning and follow him all of our days, knowing that he will walk with us step by step.

We have a great mix of teachers who are excited to meet your children and teach them about God’s grace and love

At 10:15, children pre-k through 5th grade will begin in church with their families and then go to Sunday school after the children’s Impact Message.  Middle and high schoolers go directly to their classrooms at 10:15.

Children who were registered last year will need to have their registration information updated, if necessary.  New attendees will need registration forms completed.  Forms for returning and new members will be available in each of the classrooms.  Each child in pre-k through 5th grade must be signed out by an adult or responsible teen.

We are in need of a few more volunteers to be on the Lock Up Crew.  The week begins on Sunday night, and on each night of the week that you are assigned, you come to the church, walk through and turn off lights, lock the outside doors, check the bathrooms and check for any other issues, following church and community events, securing the building for the night. The process takes about 15 minutes.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can be on the crew. We will show you what to do! 

This summer we have used pups from our congregation to share our theme of Shipwrecked.

This canine video features Jax and friends!  

This summer we have produced a few videos to illustrate how Jesus Saves and we feature dogs.

This Canine Shipwrecked video is starring Adi, Storm, Envy and Sam.

This summer we have produced a few videos to illustrate how Jesus Saves and we feature dogs.

 This Canine Shipwrecked video is starring Leo and his friends!

This summer we have produced a few videos to illustrate how Jesus Saves and we feature dogs.

This Canine Shipwrecked video is starring Camden!

This summer we have produced a few videos to illustrate how Jesus Saves and we feature dogs.

This Canine Shipwreck video is starring Chip.

This summer we have produced a few videos to illustrate how Jesus Saves and we feature dogs.

This Canine Shipwreck video is starring Finn

 

This summer we have produced a few videos to illustrate how Jesus Saves and we feature dogs.

This Canine Shipwreck video is starring Tucker and Murphy.

This summer we have produced a few videos to illustrate how Jesus Saves and we feature dogs.

This Canine Shipwreck video is starring Raffie.

This summer we have produced a few videos to illustrate how Jesus Saves and we feature dogs.

This Canine Shipwreck video is starring Pearl.

This summer we have produced a few videos to illustrate how Jesus Saves and we feature dogs.

This Canine Shipwreck video is starring Baby.

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