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Pastor: Rev. Dr. Karin Walker 

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

If you are interested in exploring membership in the church please join us for a short meeting to learn more. Childcare will be provided if requested. If you have any questions, please 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.).

Come and enjoy a family friendly comedy about a quirky family that arrive at a San Francisco hotel and find the only vacancy is in the elevator! The dinner theater will be Saturday evenings, October 5 and 12 at 6:00 pm; Sunday matinees October 6 and 13 at 2:00 pm.  Tickets are $27 for adults; $17 for children (ages 12 and younger); and $17 (adult/child) for “show only.”  Discount for groups of 10 or more for dinner and show are $24.30 each. For questions, please contact the church office at 410-877-7255 or Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 410-206-2312 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sundays after services, please stop by the table in the Welcome Center to sign up to bring desserts or to help serve tables.  Thank you!

In our continuing commitment to live out Matthew 25:31-46 in regards to feeding the hungry, we will be conducting a food drive from September 1 to September 25.  Items needed:   
  • Canned meats, tuna, and spam
  • pasta and spaghetti/tomato sauce
  • baked beans, refried beans, and green beans
  • canned corn, peas, carrots and potatoes
  • fruit and apple sauce
  • boxed macaroni and cheese
  • instant potatoes and rice
  • soups
  • peanut butter and jelly
  • cereal and muffin mix
  • tooth paste, bar soap, and shampoo   
Please place in designated basket in Welcome Center. Thank you for your generosity in feeding the hungry.

To help with the relief efforts from the impact of Hurricane Dorian, you may donate through FUMC.  We will be forwarding a check to UMCOR—United Methodist Committee on Relief. 100% is used for the people in need.

Youth Zone begins on September 18th!  We will meet from 6:00-8:30. All youth in grades 6-12 are welcome!  Come and play games, get to know the youth of the community, and deepen your faith in Jesus!  We will have Walking Tacos for dinner!  All are welcome and you can always bring a friend!  Mark your calendar for the first and third Wednesdays of the month!

Please join the Sunday School classes in creating Blessing Bags for their service project.  We need toothbrushes, small tubes of toothpaste, small packets of wipes, small packets of tissues, chapstick/lip balm, 8 oz bottles of water, granola/protein bars, socks and handwarmers.  You may begin to bring items this Sunday with all items in by Sunday, October 13th.  Thanks for helping! 

Til Oct. 27th, blanket kits will be on sale for $20. If you haven’t made a blanket or want to make another one, there’s still time! Stop by the table in the Welcome Center. Tie a knot and say Thank You to a veteran! Please return blankets by Nov. 3rd.

to attend our annual Charge Conference on Monday, September 16 at 7:00 pm at Hereford UMC.  If you need directions or are interested in carpooling, please contact the church office.  

During the month of September, many folks are back from the beach and back into church. Please wear you name tag so that we might get to know you and you everyone else! If you need a name tag, please sign the sheet on the information desk. 

Adult Sunday School started on Sunday, at 9am, but we have room for you! We are reading "Christianity and World Religions" by Adam Hamilton for a six week study.  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. for more information or join us this Sunday in the Conference Room. 

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.  

Please join us in welcoming Chris Woodall and his wife Christine. Chris joins us as the new worship leader with the praise band for the 9:00 am service and will be seen with his guitar this Saturday night at coffeehouse worship. Welcome Chris!  

Cub Scout Pack 899 welcomes boys and girls in 1st through 5th grades for scouting fun and adventures. Cub Scouting combines outdoor activities, sports, academics, and more in a fun and exciting program that helps youth become more confident, grow spiritually, become better citizens, and learn valuable life skills while having fun.

Scouts BSA Troop 899 offers bigger scouting adventures for boys and girls ages 11-17 including high adventure activities such as canoeing and rock climbing, inspiring community service projects, and opportunities to learn about a wide range of subjects covered by 135 merit badges.

To learn about Cub Scout Pack 899, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit http://pack899fallston.org. For information on Scouts BSA Troop 899, please contact: Lee Lefkowitz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or Ann Matthews (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Both groups meet here at the church! 

Join us this fall! Get back to church and learn how to move mountains in your life! There are obstacles and frustrations sometimes that seem huge like mountains. Come and see how you can tackle those! Learn the ins and outs of faith and discipleship, and be strengthened to face the future! Come and MOVE MOUNTAINS with us. Receive weekday morning devotions by subscribing to our mailing list or by following us on Facebook

The churches of the Fallston Ministerium are jointly hosting DISCIPLE Bible study.  It is a 34-week course that will change your life.  Learn about the Bible and what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.  Know what each book is about and where to find what.

  • *Home reading in between class sessions.
  • *Great conversations with neighbors who will become friends on the journey.
  • *Pastors from different perspectives sharing leadership, engaging in the conversation, and eager to share.
  • WHEN:  Tuesdays, beginning September 10,  7-8:30 pm.
  • COST:  $30 for your workbook (if a hardship, we’ve gotcha covered)

SIGN-UP:  Today in the welcome center or by calling or emailing the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Have you ever read the book of Revelation and thought it was scary, confusing, challenging, etc - if so, maybe you’ve avoided it or, searched for interpretations and found too many. We will try to demystify it and make it a bit more easy to study and get a blessing from it (as promised in the book). 

We will use a video series led by Shane Wood, PhD that doesn’t push a theory or agenda - but attempts to simplify and demystify the book by using scripture to help understand scripture (Old Testament and New Testament).

Join us on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 for 10 weeks beginning September 10th. Please sign up in church or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have interest or any questions. 

The world sometimes seems to be in chaos and maybe even our own lives. There is destruction, conflict, tense relationships, disappointments, and times when we ask “what next?”

Join us for a study on Nehemiah who was writing in a time such as this. We can follow Nehemiah’s example and start rebuilding. Anticipate new hope, new joy, new possibilities!  Join Pastor Karin Tuesdays from 10-11:15 am beginning September 10. Email the 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.) or see the sheet in the welcome center to sign up. 

We are seeking 10 people to go for a week and work on the church building of our sister church in Puerto Rico. Dates are January 24-31.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.asap if you are interested.  Time is of the essence to book the flights!

The house we stay in has beds, air conditioning, a pool in the back yard, and is only a quarter mile from the work site.  It is an absolute joy to be with these folks, spend time with them, and support them in this effort.  Please know that there are things to do for every skill level!  Dwayne Kregel is our lead for the trip.  RSVP your slot asap.  Cost: $500 (money that goes with us for materials) and the airfare (you pay directly).

Upper Chesapeake Healthlink is offering a FREE six week program Living Well: Diabetes Self Management. We need at least 10 participants (members, neighbors, friends) to participate in order to hold the class and have it here. Sessions would be Mondays - September 16 - October 21 - 1:00-3:30 pm. Find all of the details on the flyer. Feel free to download and share! 

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 in October on a mission from GOD!
  7. Develop a Parish Nursing Program.
  8. Help with FREE COFFEE Fridays!
  9. Join one of our choirs this fall (Kids, Youth, Handbell, Chancel)
  10. Help with back pack collection.
  11. Be trained to occasionally lead the kitchen crew for various church events.
  12. Coffee servers on Sundays.
  13. Serve at one of the soup kitchens.
  14. Join the team at Hart Heritage on a First Tuesday.
  15. Help create our videos.
  16. Help with Haiti missions.
  17. Be a greeter at 10:15am
  18. Be in charge of our landscaping!
  19. WEEDING!!
  20. Provide hospitality at conference event at FUMC Oct. 26.

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.  

Gently used men's casual clothing (sizes S,M,L) is needed and may be left in the basket marked Manna House in the welcome center. Thanks for your generosity in helping the homeless of Baltimore. 

Confirmation class for 7th graders and older begins in September. We will learn about faith, have some fun, and be involved in community service. Pick up an information packet in the Welcome Center under the mailboxes. Please return the information page to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you to all who helped and provided backpacks and/or school supplies for Haiti.  All 52 are in Haiti NOW ready for the school year. Tuition sponsors are needed for a few students.  Photos and information are in the Welcome Center. Contact Mary Alice Mcclintock 410-877-8651 or 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 410-459-9093. Checks are received by FUMC with a note in the memo "Haiti."

Jesus was a healer who took every opportunity to see people’s hurts and he had compassion and empathy for them. Parish nursing is an opportunity for us to engage in health ministry that will bless our congregation members. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.if you want to be a part of this team!  Here are some of the thoughts of the team of nurses working on this:

  • Providing blood pressure screenings.
  • Coordinating education events around taking care of caregivers, depression, Alzheimer's, healthy eating, and fall prevention.
  • Clarifying medications and questions around surgery.
  • Teaching how to flush IV’s and other procedures folks are sent home to do.

Please share your ideas with us as this ministry gets started. Coming Up Soon:  Alzheimer's Support Group—Tuesday nights.  

Hope to see everyone June 28 - July 2, 2020 for another great Vacation Bible School experience!

 I invite you to join me in prayer and fasting through the end of August, as school gets ready to begin. Let us commit to praying for all of those living in fear in Baltimore, the families of the victims of the violence, and the first responders who provide care each time there is an act of violence.  And would you commit to fasting one meal a day through the end of August—either breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack a day, whatever makes you stop and think…as a reminder to pray, to think, to yearn for solutions for Baltimore, for violence, for the debate on gun control and violent videos and mental illness…it’s a very complicated topic but there have to be solutions and if we commit our time as disciples of Jesus to prayer and fasting around this, who knows what might emerge.

We don’t know if the public narrative will change but what will change is us.  We will be different as a result.  Let’s start tomorrow.  Pray and Fast and see what God will do with your heart!

Karin

Dear Friends,

We lifted up in prayer on Sunday the families and victims of the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas. The depravity of the human condition which leads young people to such horrendous action impacts us at our core. As fall arrives and school is back in session, let us keep in prayer our college students, young adults in trade schools, and those working in various fields. Let us pray that there would be room in their hearts and space in their lives for worship and a yearning for Jesus in their lives. Maybe God has placed someone in your life who could use some coaxing or guiding or mentoring. Maybe we can all step up in our outreach to young adults.  It beats feeling helpless. And it’s what I think Jesus would do.  Remember our vision is to become more like Him.

Blessings,

Karin

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