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Pastor: Rev. Dr. Karin Walker 

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

Boy Scout Troop 899 is sponsoring Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7.  Two seating times are available:  8am-10am or 10am-12:00noon.  Cost is $7 for ages 13 and up, $5 for ages 2-12, and under 2 are free.  Menu includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, bagels, muffins, juice, tea and coffee.  RSVP required by 12/4 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Please include seating time and number of people attending).

We will be welcoming new members on November 24 and December 15.  If you are interested in joining the church, please contact Pastor Karin - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are looking for someone to lead the effort with our Christmas families in need.  Responsibilities include contacting the organizations we support (Elmwood Elementary and ARC) and coordinating the donation effort here at church – creating lists and tags for people to pick up, etc.  The big collection day is December 15.  Volunteers will help with delivery and we have youth who will help but we need someone to oversee this valuable mission project.  Please contact Pastor Karin if you can serve in this way. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Try one of these ideas for you and your family.

Angel Gifts—give a gift to someone who has everything!  The recipient will receive a card from the church and you receive a thank you with confirmation.  You can bless someone through a mission or something specific for the church.  See the table in the Welcome Center for details.

Adopt-A-Family - Buy a gift for a child! Wish lists and item tags will be available in the Welcome Center. Gifts due December 15! 

The houses are made and ready to go!  We just need you to bring in the candy donations.  If you signed up to bring in candy, please drop it off by this Sunday 11/17.  And if you didn't sign up, it's not too late to help!  Click on this link to choose an item to bring in.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4aa8a822a3f49-gingerbread

We need youth and adults to help make this year's bazaar the best ever!  Gingerbread houses are back by popular demand, and so is the kids shopping room, face painting, crafts, gift wrap and of course Santa!  We need help with decorating, set up, clean up and everything in between. Multiple dates and times so even if you aren't available on the 23rd, you can still help. This is a great way for youth to earn confirmation and other service hours. Click on this link to sign up - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CA9A72BA4F94-church2

During the Advent season we will look at the Christmas story with fresh eyes to answer the questions "What actually happened leading up to and including the first Christmas?", "What does the story teach us about the character of God?", "What does it tell us about the child whose birth we celebrate?", and "What does this story mean for our lives today?"  We will be meeting in small groups in peoples homes or here at church on a variety of days and times (including the Adult Sunday School class at 9am).  Signup in the Welcome Center for the time and place that works for you! 

A veteran - whether active duty, discharged, retired or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount up to and including his/her life. Thank you to the congregation for your contributions to our video tribute. Click the picture to watch!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Last year FUMC provided Thanksgiving dinner for 30 families. Stop and see the Confirmation class in the Welcome Center to pick up a card with a food item or gift card. Fill a bag with the food item or purchase a gift card and return your donation by Saturday November 23, 2019.

Help us to decorate the sanctuary for Christmas Eve with poinsettias. The plants are $9 each and are available in red, pink, white, and marble. Plants will be available to take home after each service on Christmas Eve. Please complete an order form on Sunday morning and place it in the offering plate, along with payment or stop by the church office during the week. You are also welcome to email the church office with your order - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The bake table at the Holiday Bazaar is requesting all types of goodies to sell. Your donation would be greatly appreciated! Please label items and note if it contains nuts or is gluten free. Please bring items to the kitchen on Friday, November 22, or by 8:30 am Saturday, November 23. For questions, please contact Bette-Lynne Rheinhardt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you!

We are looking for folks to help with the Thanksgiving community dinner. Set up and prep crew 4:00-5:30 and then a clean up crew 6:30-7:30. Contact the church office if you can help This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
Volunteer to serve at the Processing Center for Operation Christmas Child, located at 350 Winmeyer Avenue in Odenton, MD. This is great fun.  Come see how it all works! Dates are:  December 2, 5-10pm (8 people); December 4, 5-10pm (8 people); December 13, 4-10pm (to be filled by 20 youth ages 13 or older). Sign up in the Welcome Center.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Manna House needs gently used jackets for men, women, and children to help keep the homeless warm. Coffee donations are being accepted as well. Please drop off your items in the Welcome Center.

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non fatal injuries among among older adults and the elderly. Ideas for fall prevention are shared in this checklist. https://www.cdc.gov/steadi/pdf/check_for_safety_brochure-a.pdf

Wanted - One business manager to oversee the business aspects of The Friendship Players’ annual dinner theater. This person works closely with the director, organizes and motivates the teams for the duties around income and expenses for this event. The dinner theater is a major fund raiser for FUMC. Over 23 years the Players have raised over $120,000.

Join us to round out our dedicated organization of individuals who are passionate about serving the Lord with our combined spiritual gifts.  If you are interested in more information, contact the director, June Bond, at 410-206-2312 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The event is in the fall of 2020, BUT the time to build the team is NOW.

Would you or someone you know benefit from a deeply caring Christian conversation with a Stephen Minister? Stephen Ministers are trained to listen with a Christian ear. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.  

Many thanks for your participation in The 1111 Project!  Whether you made a donation, made a blanket or prayed for our veterans and our project, your support made this year a huge success.  As of November 11, 653 blankets were made by our church and many community churches, organizations and individuals for our local veterans.

The children completed Blessing Bags for those in need this past Sunday. They are available in the Welcome Center. Take one to keep in your car to be able to give when you see someone in need. 
 
 

EFT Giving is truly a part of our future. Click the graphic for a recent video from our finance team. Find out more about the benefits of e-giving here at Fallston and how to begin to use e-giving. 

We come to the late fall with gratitude.  We are already hearing Christmas carols and we want to prepare our hearts and our family so that we share blessings together with gratitude.  We are blessed to be a blessing.  Join us in November as we Move Mountains within our own spirit that we pave the way for gratitude, kindness, and a steadiness that draws on the deep well of our spiritual being.

We are still in need of additional teachers and substitutes. Please consider giving one or two Sundays a month to our children! Lessons plans are provided and easy to pull together. You don’t need to have a degree in theology, it’s not what you know, it’s what’s in your heart. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.

YOUTH ZONE = 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month! 6:00-8:30 pm. All youth in grades 6-12 are welcome!  You are ALWAYS encouraged to bring a friend!  Dinner, Games, Activities, Service, Conversation and FUN! Senior High Youth Nights meet the fourth Wednesday of the month from 7:00-8:30pm.  All youth in grades 9-12 are welcome!
All high school students (completed 8th grade - 12th grade in 2020) are welcome to join us as we spend the week making homes warmer, safer and drier, while building relationships with the communities we serve and with each other. We also need adult chaperones. No construction skills necessary, just a willing heart.  Monthly meetings will begin in January, but put it on your calendars now! If you have questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Save the Date!  We hope to see everyone June 28 - July 2, 2020 for another great Vacation Bible School experience!  Watch in January for opportunities to sign up and volunteer! 

Ready to do something fun, exciting, that makes a huge difference to the reign of God in the world? Just email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the team you are interested in and we will be in touch!  

  1. Be part of our tech team.
  2. Be part of our worship team.
  3. Serve on the church council.
  4. Serve on the LOCK UP team.
  5. Serve on our Missions Team.
  6. Go to Puerto Rico on a mission from GOD!
  7. Develop a Parish Nursing Program.
  8. Join one of our choirs this fall (Kids, Youth, Handbell, Chancel)
  9. Help with collections.
  10. Be trained to occasionally lead the kitchen crew for various church events.
  11. Coffee servers on Sundays.
  12. Serve at one of the soup kitchens.
  13. Join the team at Hart Heritage on a First Tuesday.
  14. Help create our videos.
  15. Help with Haiti missions.
  16. Be a greeter at 10:15am

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 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 of each week.  

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