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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
pastordiane@mcpairsh.org

     

   

Spiritual Resolutions  Worship at 9am and 10:15am on Sundays.  Live stream worship at 9am.  **Saturday night worship comes back in March!

Sunday School: at 10:15am for children and youth;  Adult Sunday School at 9am (in person and on zoom).

Join us for prayer time on Thursdays at 7am-7:30am; join for a great chance to connect with others and pray for people you know, people you don’t know, the church, and the world.  No one will be asked to pray out loud who does not want to!  This will be by conference call:  Dial  978-990-5000, access number 984939#. 

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, February 5th from 10-2 at Prince of Peace church in Edgewood.   We are asked to provide 30 casseroles and will need about 6 volunteers to get the meals ready to be given out.  Casseroles may 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.  Click the link to sign up.    Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

FUMC Sharing Table Sign Up for Feb. 5 2022

Beef Garden Casserole - 2 lbs. ground beef - 1 large onion, chopped - 1 tsp. salt - ½ tsp. pepper - 2 – 1 lb. cans green beans - 1 – 12 oz. can corn - 1 – 12 oz. can carrots - 2 cans tomato soup - Cook onion and beef together; drain fat.  Add remaining ingredients.  (Optional – you can add pasta cooked al dente into the mixture).  Pour into a greased 12 x 15 disposable aluminum pan.  Cover tightly with aluminum foil and mark Sharing Table.

Our MCP churches will be participating in the Harford County Emergency Rotating Shelter as we have in the past. This year the shelter is expanding operations to include families with children.  On Mondays and Tuesdays volunteers are needed to prepare, deliver, and serve 35-40 meals from January 10 to March 29, at the Days Inn in Aberdeen. Sign up info can be found on the MC Parish website under Events and Missions.

The shelter also asks for donations of adult and children’s coloring books, crayons and colored pencils, playing cards, and other small games that can be played in a hotel room. We can also donate fast food gift cards in $5 increments.

We’re hoping that each church will sign up for at least one week of Monday and Tuesday meal serving. For churches that can prepare meals but can transport, we can coordinate transportation and distribution. Contact Laurel and Ryan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more info.

As a part of our Afghan Refugee Project we have additional Afghan homes that we are hoping to house and are once again in need of donations!  SignUpGenius links are now available:  

  1. Sign up for the second home here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F48AFA62AA5FAC70-afghan1

    Sign up for the third home here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f48afa62aa5fac70-afghan

     Or you may donate funds on the website under Mission Central Parish or by writing a check to Fallston UMC with "Afghan Resettlement" in the memo line. 

    MOST IMPORTANTLY: We need moving day volunteers! Moving day will be a Thursday, beginning around 10, likely within the next 3-4 weeks. Doing multiple apartments will be a challenge. Volunteers need to be vaccinated and able to provide documentation for MCP or the IRC.

We are collecting gently used coats for the homeless as well as new socks, hats and mittens.  You may place them in the basket in the Welcome Center. 

Thank You for your continued support of Manna House.  On site volunteers are always needed. Serving Dates: 1/28/22, 2/7/22, 2/14/22, 3/14/22, 3/25/22.  We can also use 4 lb bags of sugar, powdered creamer and granola bars.  Any questions can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Join us Thursday, February 17 from 7-9pm.  Lots of people are talking about the podcasts called: The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill.  It is about one of the largest churches in the country, located in Seattle, and all the things that led to its rise and fall.  Explore with us the topics of leadership, faith, spiritual food, idealization of leaders, and so much more.  Watch the podcasts in advance, bring a snack to share and join us for a conversation!  Sign up in the welcome center.

Join us Tuesdays at 9:30am (online and in person) and 7pm (zoom only) for great conversations about various topics.  These are HOT topics that will get the blood flowing during these COLD winter months. Please sign up by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in the welcome center.

  • January 18 - What it Means to be a United Methodist
  • January 25 - Why the Bible? Learn a few basics about how to read the Bible, how it was written, who decided what to put in it, and why it is still the best-selling book in the world.
  • February 1 - Racism: What you need to know to be informed and accepting.  Learn the various aspects of the issue and how you can be pro-actively against racism.
  • February 8 - The Bible and concerns around LGBTQ, same gender marriage, and the UM Church.
  • February 15 - Islam and Christianity: Common Beginnings and Deeper Understanding
  • February 22 - Science and Faith: (Lee Strobel’s book The Case for a Creator God)  Creation and Evolution do not have to be mutually exclusive!  Read the book as background information!  Join the conversation.

Beginning March 1st, 9:30am and 7:00pm In-Person and on ZOOM - The Difficult Words of Jesus. Jesus provided his disciples teachings for how to follow Torah, God’s word; he told them parables to help them discern questions of ethics and of human nature; he offered them beatitudes for comfort and encouragement. But sometimes Jesus spoke words that followers then and now have found difficult. He instructs disciples to hate members of their own families (Luke 14:26), to act as if they were slaves (Matthew 20:27), and to sell their belongings and give to the poor (Luke 18:22). He restricts his mission (Matthew 10:6); he speaks of damnation (Matthew 8:12); he calls Jews the devil’s children (John 8:44). Join us for this 6-week Lenten study as we see how these difficult teachings would have sounded to the people who first heard them, how have they been understood over time, and how we might interpret them in the context of the Gospel of love and reconciliation. Books will be available mid-January for $13. Sign-up in welcome center or send an email to Pastor Danny – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On January 30 Adult Sunday School will begin a new 6-week Lenten book study, “The Difficult Words of Jesus,” by Amy-Jill Levine at 9:00am in the conference room and on Zoom.  Books are available in the Welcome Center ($13).  Please reach out to Sharon Gardner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in joining.  Hope to see you there!

On February 2, we will begin a new study Living in Jesus: Growing in the Life We Were Made to Live. We will discover who God is, who we are in Christ, and how to live out of Christ’s wonderful abundant life on a moment-to –moment basis.

The New Year offers us an opportunity to consider new possibilities.  Please join us for the discussion of this timely topic.

New early risers are welcome.  The group meets from 7-8 a.m. on Wednesdays via zoom.  If you are interested in joining us, contact June Bond at 410.206.2312 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to obtain the zoom link.  Each person obtains their copy of the book in their preferred format.

Join us the 1st and 3rd Wednesday each moth from 6:30-8:00 for Youth Zone for games, small groups and lots of fun!  You are always welcome to bring a friend!  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details!

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 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..

We follow the Harford County Schools with regard to groups using our building.  If school is canceled (or school buildings are closed for the evening), our activities are canceled as well.  Bible studies will most likely shift to online!

Texas UMC is holding their annual Valentine's Fundraiser to raise building funds. If you had some last year, you'll agree, they were delicious!  To order: see the details below! 

Mission Central Community Services is delighted to offer this wonderful way to support our good works like Shoes for Kids, Summer Tutoring, and the New Hope Day Shelter. Consider purchasing gift cards for your family's everyday needs and for gifting!

Gift cards and e-gift cards can be purchased from the convenience of your home. No need to remember to stop at the table or bring your check book! This will be an ongoing program – buy year around.

  1. Visit com to establish your family’s account. Our enrollment code is: 4L61E3EE73772
  2. You may pay via your bank account or credit card (2.9% fee charged).
  3. E-cards can be delivered as PDFs that you print and use for either online or in-store purchases or you may use or gift the electronic version. A handy app, RaiseRight, allows you to purchase directly from your phone and have the cards dropped right into the app for easy access. (I’ve bought cards in the parking lot before and used them immediately!)
  4. For a small fee, physical cards may be delivered directly to your home.

Enjoy this Holiday Gift Guide!  ShopWithScrip Coordinator – Kim Bachmann – 410.336.2890

Over $1300 has been donated to Fallston UMC by our members through Smile Amazon. That money goes straight to missions and ministries.  It is so simple and does not cost you anything.  If you go to the website smile amazon, designate Fallston UMC as your charity, then every time you purchase something, a portion comes back to the church.  Thank you for your 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 1111 Project continues to impact the veterans hospitalized at Upper Chesapeake. 886 blankets have been delivered. 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. 

We have a lot of bowlers in our congregations and what a great way to make friends, do something fun, and pass the winter weeks.  All we need is someone to organize this for us!  There are several nights the bowling alley has available time slots for 4-6 lanes!  Sign up in the welcome center if you are interested in bowling.  Call asap if you can be the organizer (select the night, call the bowling alley, coordinate how it works with the teams).  Forest Hill Bowling Alley.

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.

Each year, the church provides an alternative giving program that allows the purchase of gifts in honor of someone.  Maybe it is someone who especially would appreciate the chance to help others.  The list of gifts is below. A card will be sent to the person you are honoring or it will be provided for you to send, whichever you prefer.

Please provide: Your Name and Email - Angel Gift you are Purchasing - In honor of  (optional) and email that to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fill out a form in the Welcome Center. 

  1. Flowers for the altar for any Sunday. $25  - Select a special day to honor someone in your life with altar flowers. Take them home after the 10:15am service.
  2. Backstage intercoms for the Friendship Players. $200   (4) - The players communicate backstage in this way.
  3. ASP trip for a youth  $300. - Pay the cost for a youth to go on the ASP trip.
  4. Donation for Puerto Rico Mission.  (any amount) - Support Puerto del Cielo, our partner congregation, by contributing to the supplies needed.
  5. Manna House Breakfast Day   $500 - Support this ministry by sponsoring a day; then you can volunteer to go on one of our dates if you choose!
  6. Haiti Education Program ($30 for a child to go to school for a month)- Help pay for a child to go to school where an education is not free and where many families cannot afford an education.
  7. Smoke detectors! ($300)   80 possible - The building needs all new smoke detectors as the old ones wear out and the new model fits with out system.  There are 80 smoke detectors in the building.
  8. Sponsor a Camp Awesome Sunday  $90 - Special events make church the place for families to be on Summer Sundays such as Scales and Tails (animals), Moon Bounces, Carnival Games, and more.

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..

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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