­
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

     

   

Donate the following items. Donation bins are in the Welcome Center

  • Canned Goods: meats, juices, spaghetti and sauce, peanut butter and jelly, cereals
  • Children’s Items: Gently used children’s books and puzzles
  • Toiletries: toothpaste and toothbrushes, deodorants, sunscreen, laundry pods, soap, hand sanitizer, shampoo/conditioner
  • Funds: Go to our website giving page and click on “Mission Central Parish” to donate.

Fallston UMC 5K Walk to Benefit MCP Tutoring Center Program - July 11 at 11am

FUMC is hosting a 5k walk fundraiser to support the Mission Central Parish summer tutoring program! The money we raise will provide dinner, school supplies, and other necessities for the students and families participating in the tutoring program. The 5k event will be held at Fallston UMC on July 11at 11am. Come and join the fun. Pets are welcome. Refreshments, music, and a good time will be provided! Participation fee: $20 for adults; $10 for children 5-15; free to under 5. Sign-up information coming soon!

Join us this weekend as we sing to the Lord and celebrate his glory!  We will be singing your favorite hymns this summer at 10:15 to organ and piano; 9am is in person and live streamed.  The band comes back live in August, and Saturday night looks great for the meadow at 5:30pm.  Come and join us.

Sunday School is at 10:15 and switches to Camp Awesome this week.  Check out the article in this newsletter.

Starting Sunday, kids will have fun experiencing and exploring the treasures and wonders of God’s love at Camp Awesome.  Each week there will be a different activity or presenter that will highlight how we can find God’s love in all that we do. 

Children in pre-k through 5th grade will begin in church with their parents and then be escorted to Camp Awesome after the children’s message.  After the service, parents can pick up their children outside or in the gym, depending on the activity.  Youth can choose to worship with their parents or help with Camp AwesomeThe nursery/toddler room will also be open for the 10:15 service. No registration is required and feel free to bring a friend!

  • 6/20/21 - Treasure your Dads
  • 6/27/21 - Animal Rescue 911 - Treasure all Creatures
  • 7/04/21 - Happy 4th - Treasure our Freedom
  • 7/11/21 - The Wonders of Color (tie dye t-shirt day – dress for mess)
  • 7/18/21 - The Wonders of Water (water day – wear your bathing suit and bring a towel)
  • 7/25/21 - Movie Day
  • 8/01/21 - VBS Kick-Off - Treasured - You are Priceless to God!
  • 8/08/21 - VBS Wrap-Up - Treasured - You are Priceless to God!
  • 8/15/21 - Priceless Treasures - Balloon Creations
  • 8/22/21 - The Wonders of Magic
  • 8/29/21 - Treasured Times with Friends - Field Games
  • 8/30/21 - Treasured Times with Friends - Minute to Win It Games
  • 9/05/21 - Summer Celebration Carnival & Picnic

Last week, we shared with you all the ways that you can connect with us - through mission, small groups, teams, children and youth programs, worship, choirs, etc, along with descriptions of some of them.  Here’s the link to the survey - Ways to Connect.  

We each commit to supporting Fallston UMC by our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness.  What a great way to live into that commitment!  We would love for you to complete the survey by this Sunday so that we can begin to schedule some of your favorite hymns for our summer worship series and begin to work on reconnecting. 

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. Here are the numbers!  $262,635,668.36 to all charities in the US / $293,003,584.01 to all charities worldwide

1,472.80 to Fallston United Methodist Church. THANK YOU for your generosity!!

Get ready to start next year off right!  Free tutoring will be available to all students entering grades 1-5 all summer beginning June 28, Mon-Wed, 6:15-8:00pm, at Presbury United Methodist Church, 806 Edgewood Road, Edgewood, MD 21040.  Dinner provided for all participating kids and their parents.  Optional Parent Program; info coming soon.  Learning materials will be provided.  For questions and/or to sign up, please email tutoring.mcp@fallstonumc.org    

Danny and Karin will be sharing weeks for a 6-week Bible study on the book, “Courage” – Jesus and the Call to Brave Faith, by Tom Berlin.  Discover ways the Biblical characters met the challenges in their lives counting on God to be part of the solution.  Tuesday mornings at 9:30 in person and zoom; Tuesday evenings 7:00 pm in person and zoom.  Books are available in the Welcome Center ($13). To sign up and for the zoom link, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

We are always looking for volunteers for various days throughout the summer 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..

We will once again be supporting various pantries throughout the year.  For July 4 - June 25 the food pantry is in need of the following items only:
  • Boxed Instant potatoes
  • Boxed Pancake Mix
  • Syrup
  • Jelly
  • Canned juice
  • Canned fruit with easy open tops
Please place items in basket in Welcome Center.  Thank you for your generosity.

Hunter's Project:  Hunter Kifer is a long-time member of FUMC and a Life Scout in Troop 899.  He is currently working on his Eagle Scout Project which is the construction of a shed near the outdoor pavilion.  The finished shed will be 6’ x 9’ and used to store equipment such as the new 4-burner grill donated to the church by Adult Fellowship, chairs, etc. in a convenient place for easier access by everyone. To raise funds for the construction of the shed, Hunter is asking for your donations.  Your donation will be tax deductible and put to good use.  Thank you for your help in making this project possible!  Contact Hunter with any questions at 410-937-4090 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 Max's Project:  Max Mickle is a Life Scout in Troop 899.  He is currently raising funds for his Eagle Scout Project.  He will be removing the existing bushes that are next to the corner of the cemetery and replacing them with azaleas.  These bushes have been at the church for a long time and difficult to trim/take care of, so Max felt this was a good project to take on.  Your donation will help to keep our church beautiful.  Thank you! 

Donations for these two Eagle Scout projects can be made on the church's giving site.  Look for either the “Kifer Eagle Project” or the “Mickle Eagle Project” under the “Special Giving Opportunities”.  Both Hunter and Max thank you for donating to their projects! 

We are soon wrapping up our study of 'Job, a Man of Heroic Endurance' using Chuck Swindoll’s book - we continue this week 6/17/21 and finish on 6/24/21.  After a break in July, beginning August 5th, we will study 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! 

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..

Traditionally the babies and children baptized in the church have received baptism blankets. Due to COVID protocols, we could not provide them during the shutdown. However, if your child was born, baptized, or blessed in the last 18 months and you would like to receive a blanket, we have them available. Just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will make arrangements to provide one for you. If your child has grown up a bit and you would prefer a children’s blanket rather than an infants blanket, let us know.

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.

Our adult pickleball group continues to meet outdoors on Monday evenings from 5 -7:30 P.M. 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..

Registration for participants and volunteers is open!

Join us Aug. 2 – Aug. 5 where kids dig into action-packed, faith-filled adventures. They’ll discover God’s greatest treasure isn’t diamonds, gems, or gold–it's them!

Doors open at 5:45, a friends and family dinner will be served at 6:00 and at 6:20, the VBS adventures for children in pre-k through 6th grade will begin.  Each night, the children will learn that they are treasured as they travel through bible stories, imagination station, music, and games.  Thanks to the generosity of our FUMC congregation, the program and dinner is free!

Adults and youth entering 7th grade and up are needed.  It’s a fun and rewarding experience with many different ways to get involved.  Check out the registration link to see where you can use your talents.

Link to register - vbspro.events/p/2ca559 - Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Presbury United Methodist Food Pantry has been selected by local Giant Food store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the Community Bag Program!

For the month of July 2021, Presbury United Methodist Food Pantry will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Giant Food store located at 3299 Emmorton Road, Abingdon MD.

Thank you for supporting this mission!  

Our sponsored children will complete the 2020-2021 school next week. Two of our students have passed their national testing and have officially joined the 2% of Haitians with a high school education!  We are waiting for the tuition applications for the 2021-2022 school year.  Tuition has increased by $3 per month and will now be $33 per month for the10-month school year.  We can build our own school on the 3-acre clinic property and are looking into how best to fund the project.  The clinic has been completed and received national certification last November.  Some equipment is still needed, but we have met the minimal requirements for certification. For more information and a short PowerPoint in each project, you can email me at 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 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.  More information about the project as well as directions for tying the knots can be found here. Thank you for your continued generosity. 

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.

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. 

­