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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 each week as we continue to gather together for worship - message, prayer and music. 

Saturday evening at 5:30 outside in Friendship Center. Sunday morning we will worship in the sanctuary at 9:00 and 10:15. Join us online live at 9:00 if you prefer to worship from home, or watch the recording anytime throughout the week.  

COVID UPDATE: At Fallston, masks are optional, however, for the sake of our children, we ask that when moving around the church, we wear masks.  We also ask that you stay seated while we sing and to wear masks if you choose to sing!  Thank you for your diligence and patience as we continue to be flexible to meet the needs of our congregation. Stay tuned for additional changes based on what is going on in our community and the world. 

A need came to our attention this past week of a family in one of the schools we assist. It's a story that truly tugs at your heart. They came to the United States with no other family here. The father died suddenly last year of a heart attack, and his job held the health insurance. The mother is now dying of a terminal illness and the 4 children (1 with special needs) will be sent into the foster care system. There is a great need for financial assistance for these next few months as well as clothing for the children.  The teachers have shared that the children are wearing the same clothing 2-3 times a week.  Because of the mother's immune compromised system, all clothing must be new.  If you would like to help, please bring items to the church by next Sunday, October 3rd. 

  • Girl - size 10
  • Girl - size 12
  • Boy - size 16 pant / large shirt
  • Boy - size 14 pant / medium shirt

Thank you so much for your generosity.

The Sharing Table provides a free meal every Saturday to anyone in need. This meal provides nourishment for senior citizens, families with children, and anyone having a hard time making it through the month.  There are no requirements and no qualifications.  All in need of a good meal are welcome.  Each family that visits the Sharing Table also receives a bag of groceries to take home.

FUMC will be preparing and serving on Saturday, October 2nd from 10-2 at Prince of Peace church in Edgewood.  We are asked to provide enough food to feed 200 people which is about 25 casseroles.  I will also need about 5/6 volunteers to remain in the kitchen getting the meals ready to be given out.  I can forward the recipe for what we will be serving that day to anyone willing to provide a casserole.  Casseroles should be put in a disposable foil pan, marked with “Sharing Table” and placed in freezer at church anytime on the Wed, Thurs or Fri of that week.  Please use the link to sign uphttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0548A9A72DA7F58-sharing

If you are interested in any of these opportunities to give back to our local community, please contact Jamie Bobo at 443-470-2060 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Any time you can give, whether for an hour, 2, 3 or 4 hours, is very much appreciated.

During the month of September, the Missions Committee is collecting food for the Perry Hall Food Pantry.  All items are due THIS Sunday! Please leave items in the designated basket in the Welcome Center.  The Missions Committee is appreciative of the congregational support for our food and back pack missions.  The generosity of this church is astounding.  Thank you.  We are collecting the following food items: 

Tuna or canned chicken; Chicken noodle or tomato soup; Canned pasta (like kids pasta ravioli or spaghetti with meatballs); Canned diced tomatoes; Spaghetti sauce; Canned kidney beans; Canned black beans; Pork and beans; Jelly; Peanut butter; Canned chili; Spam; Canned beef stew; Canned sliced peaches, sliced pears, mixed fruit or apple sauce; Cans of carrots, potatoes, mixed vegetables, peas, corn or green beans; Boxes of cereal; Pancake mix; Pancake Syrup; Boxed macaroni and cheese; Side dishes (like Knorr’s or Lipton);Boxed rice; Instant mashed potatoes; Boxed pasta (like spaghetti, ziti, rigatoni, or farfalle); Ramon noodles; Boxed graham crackers; Bottled juice (like apple juice); Toilet paper; Shampoo; Tooth paste; Clothing detergent; Diapers; Children's shampoo/soap

Manna House is in need of 2 extra volunteers in helping to feed breakfast to the homeless of Baltimore City. Please check the sign up sheet in the Welcome Center for dates! 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!

We are very much in need of help preparing and serving dinner and washing dishes for the Friendship Players Dinner Theater. The dates are October 2nd & 3rd and October 9th & 10th. The Saturdays would be late-afternoon to early-evening, and the Sundays would be early-afternoon. If you are available to help, please email Tara Kahler: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This is an invitation to our 24th annual dinner theater.  This year we are performing a full evening of short plays under the title, CONNECT.  During the past 18 months our families, our community, and our world have been forced to hibernate and disconnect.  We have designed our dinner theater to provide an opportunity to connect in a different way.

Our selections will highlight different ways to connect, from the 1940's to present day.  You will meet relatable characters from the silly to the sinister, giving you chuckles and chills.  You will appreciate the universality of many of the themes.  So join us in a few hours of escape from the stressors of your life.

The dinner theater will be Saturday evenings October 2 & 9 at 6, Sunday matinees October 3 & 10, 2021 at 2Tickets are $27.00 for adults, $17.00 for children (12 years of age and younger), and $17.00 for “show only”.  There is a discount for groups of 8 or more.  Make your reservations online at https://fp21.ezevent.com/.  If you have questions or need help with online reservations, contact June Bond at 410-206-2312 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

COVID PRECAUTIONS:  Masks are required inside the venue, they may be removed at your table.  We have adjusted seating so you will not be sitting with people you do not know.  If you want to sit with friends, order tickets in a block with them.

Annually, there are fans of the theater and fans of the dinner.  We have popular selections of foods and we are able to accommodate special requests.  Please indicate these when you make your reservations.

The Friendship Players produce this event each year as a major fundraiser for Fallston United Methodist Church.  Thank you for your support in the past and we look forward to your attendance this year.  Let us entertain you!  June Bond, Producer and Director, Friendship Players

The water at church is going through a chlorination process based on water testing.  It will be retested the first week in October.  In the meantime, we have made adjustments for various events to bottled water!

The 4th Tuesday Women’s Book Club is meeting in the Welcome Center on Tuesday, September 28 @ 7pm.  We will be discussing “The Island of Sea Women” by Lisa See.  If you like to read, you might be interested in our group!  Contact Jane Giuffrida @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Youth Zone will take place on the first and third Wednesdays of the month! We will meet from 6:30-8:00 in the Pavillion and Gym!  Dinner will not be served this fall.  As always, all youth in grades 6-12, including your friends, are welcome!  As your schedules change throughout the year with rehearsals, meetings, and practices, you are welcome to come and go as you are able.  Please, come as you can, and come as you are! Youth Zone is a safe and welcoming space for everyone!  We will explore what it means to be a Jesus-Follower in the world today, and we will have plenty of fun!   
 
Also, Sunday School is 10:15-11:00!  I will be teaching the High School Group in the Youth Room and Middle School will meet with Bill and Karin in the Middle school Classroom and the Confirmation Class will meet in the Confirmation Classroom (1st door on left off Providence Hall) with Sharon and Kathy.  Please register for Sunday school using this link, https://vbspro.events/p/dacbd3 if you haven't yet.  We're looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday!  Please feel free to reach out with any questions!  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Adult Sunday School just started meeting again this past Sunday at 9am in the Conference Room.  We will be starting the year with Adam Hamilton's Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today - See description below:
 
Books are available at the church in the Welcome Center.  We would love to have you join us each week as we talk about what we have read, see a video by Adam Hamilton, and learn together.  Any questions please contact Sharon Gardner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 443-570-4689.

We are studying 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.

The Wednesday Morning Book/Bible Study is beginning a new study by Max Lucado entitled “GOD’S STORY YOUR STORY” (When His Becomes Yours).  The book takes stories from everyday people and situations and parallels these stories with stories from the Bible.  We meet by zoom on Wednesdays starting at 7:00am and we would love to have you join as we restart this fall. We begin on September 8, but if you missed out this week, feel free to join in next week.  For questions/information, please contact Matt on 410.952.2716.  Our zoom link is available from Matt or from the church office.   

There are two parts to the confirmation process at Fallston.  The Sunday morning piece is during the Sunday School hour, led by Sharon Gardner and Kathy Crowe.

The second piece will begin in January on Sunday evenings twice a month with Pastor Karin and Pastor Danny.  Get all the details on Monday, September 20 at 6:30pm via zoom call.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register and receive the zoom link.

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.

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 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. 

CHANGE IN TIME & LOCATION - Mondays, 6-8:15pm (Gym Only): Beginning October 4,due to the lack of light outdoors,theadult pickleball group will only play indoors on 2 courts Monday evenings from 6-8:15pm in Friendship Center.Also, please note that pickleball has been cancelled on September 27.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..

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.

Franklin Square Hospital and Upper Chesapeake Hospital are in need of prayer shawls.  Size is 18-24" wide by about 60-65" long.  Any colors and patterns. Patterns can be provided, if needed.  The Chaplain's office will put the tags on them and have them distributed.

Please contact Amy Krebs (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 410-456-8471) if interested in making any shawls.  Collection, pick up and delivery can be worked out.  Anyone interested in being the contact person for our church, please contact Karin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

As kids get back to school, we continue to partner with schools to support those that are economically struggling.  One of the potential partnerships is with the Edgewood High School football team.  They are provided a dinner on Thursday evenings before Friday night games.  Some of the athletes wouldn’t be able to have a decent meal that night.  This is a way we can provide sustenance to some vulnerable kids.  If you would like to help, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will figure out how we can help. Coaches Donley and Riley helped begin a huddle among the players years ago and continue to be key Christian influences in their lives!  Praise be to God.

Peggy Johnson is looking for used “Ball” jelly canning jars for her homemade jelly.  Apparently, canning jelly jars are difficult to find in stores right now.  If you have any empty jelly jars at home, please bring them to church on Sundays to give to her or leave them on the shelf under the mailboxes in the Welcome Center. This way Peggy can fill them with her delicious jellies to sell at the Christmas Bazaar!  Thank you for helping Peggy out. 

Are you ready to jump in and get involved?  Put your faith to work in new ways!  Just email those that you are interested in to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. Make a meal for a family/person who could use help after surgery, etc.
  2. Bring a member to church who doesn’t drive
  3. Help in the loft with production of Sunday worship (training available)
  4. Be part of our worship team
  5. Serve on our Missions Team
  6. Go to Puerto Rico on one of our trips
  7. Help with the Holiday Bazaar
  8. Host a study group at your home during advent (4 weeks)
  9. Help with Saturday night worship set-up
  10. Help with community potluck supper on November 21
  11. Be trained to occasionally lead the kitchen crew for various church events
  12. Serve as kitchen coordinator and order supplies as needed
  13. Serve coffee on Sunday mornings
  14. Be a Sunday morning greeter
  15. Serve at Manna House in Baltimore
  16. Assist with occasional mailings
  17. Weeding in our gardens
  18. 2-weeks quarterly on our lock-up crew
  19. Serve as wedding coordinator
  20. Become a Sunday School teacher
  21. Assist Joy with youth gatherings
  22. Coordinator for Christmas adopt-a-family gift donations
  23. Prepare communion elements on first Sundays

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..

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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