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Pastor: Rev. Dr. Karin Walker 

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

Watch for the upcoming Men’s Bible Study - April 9 - May 14 - Tuesdays 6:30pm to 8.30pm .... topic to be announced.  Join the fellowship, study and lively discussions. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

We will be providing Easter baskets to the families serviced by The Arc and the Elmwood Elementary School. As a church we have the opportunity to reach out to the families in a caring and loving way. We will be collecting:

  • jelly beans
  • chocolate bunnies
  • chocolate eggs
  • marshmallow chicks
  • small stuffed animals
  • small toys
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrushes

A collection basket will be in the Welcome Center through April 14. Preparation of the Easter baskets will be April 14 after the 10:15am service in Providence Hall. All are welcome to help. We are also looking for drivers to deliver the baskets to Elmwood Elementary School on April 15. Thanking you in advance for your generosity.

On Sunday, March 24 at 11:30am we will be holding an information meeting in the Conference Room for all those who are interested in becoming members at FUMC.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to join us.  Childcare will be provided. 

On March 23, 2019, we celebrate a 150-year legacy of UMW missions. To honor this occasion, the Fallston UMW will be collecting a special World Thank Offering, which will be used to address the continuing needs, difficulties, and unjust practices of today. Special collection boxes are available in the Welcome Center for any who would like to contribute. During the month of March, simply add some coins or bills each time you empty your purse or pockets. Then remember to pray for God’s blessings on a world in need.

Our church will be helping at the Sharing Table on Saturday, April 13 from 10-2.  If you are interested in helping serve a much-needed meal to those folks less fortunate, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by email or phone 443-470-2060.  It is a great way to give back to our local community and help some really nice people. I will need about 15 people to help that day with cooking, serving, counting guests and bagging canned goods to send home with the families.  Also, anyone interested in preparing a casserole to serve that day, please let me know.  Any time you can give is greatly appreciated.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. 

We appreciate all your volunteer efforts and coffee donations. Thank you!  Please keep the coffee for Manna House coming.  In this chilly weather, a second cup of coffee goes a long way!  New dates for Manna House:  Monday April 8, Thursday April 18, Friday May 17, and Friday May 24, 2019.  Please sign up in the Welcome Center. 

We will be collecting the following items from March 6 to March 31:  Canned meats, tuna, spam, pasta, baked beans, refried beans, green beans, corn, peas, carrots, potatoes, fruit, apple sauce, boxed macaroni and cheese, pasta, spaghetti/tomato sauce, instant potatoes, rice, soups, peanut butter and jelly, cereal, muffin mix, tooth paste, bar soap, shampoo.  
Please place items in designated basket in Welcome Center.  Thank you for your generosity in feeding the hungry.

As of Sunday, we have received 33 completed blankets and have had 4 groups participate in creating as well as many individuals. We have given out or sold over 60 kits so far and spoken at 2 events. There will be a special recognition on March 30 for veterans of Viet Nam at Upper Chesapeake including including a ceremony honoring them. We would love to have as many blankets as possible and will be presenting the first batch of blankets on that day.  So if you have any completed blankets, please return them to the church by Thursday, March 28. Thank you for continuing to spread the word!

Monday, September 30th through Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 - Covington, Kentucky

Tour Package includes:

  • Gunther Motor Coach transportation
  • Drinks and snacks for the ride
  • 3 nights at Holiday Inn River Front
  • 3 buffet breakfasts at the hotel
  • 2 lunches at restaurants near the attractions
  • 3 dinners (2 at local restaurants, 1 dinner cruise)
  • 2 nights of live entertainment,
  • Attraction admissions for the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum
  • Baggage handling
  • Driver and step-on guide gratuities

Cost is $699 per person/double occupancy.  A $100 deposit is required to reserve your spot – balance will be due before August 1, 2019. Sign up in the Welcome Center. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 410-692-6488 for further information or click the links The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum for previews. 

Galatians 6:2 “Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” 

Pastor Karin’s recent sermon evoked a thought-provoking challenge: What are you addicted to? What can you “fast” from for Lent that will enlarge, at the least, your compassion for those who face addiction in a life disrupting way? As 2019 Americans, perhaps something we are all addicted to is our self-sufficiency. We resist the idea, though may intuit, that God often reaches us at a deeper, more meaningful level IN our “neediness”. We were never meant to go this life alone. Through our shared “wrestling”, could our faith and belief find an anchoring strength? Fallston UMC has trained laypeople who can come alongside you in a one to one, confidential setting… not as those with all the answers but as those whose hearts and minds are ready to fully listen and witness to the real struggles of this life. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you discern a Stephen Minister might help you on your Lenten journey this season.

Save the date - Monday, June 10th.  Come and play a round, and/or sponsor a hole for $100. Register by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., the church office, or returning the registration form you can find in the Welcome Center.

Join us on Tuesday mornings (10:30) or evenings (7:00), beginning Tuesday, March 12 for a great Adam Hamilton study called “Simon Peter.”  Simon is a key character in the Easter saga and the study of God’s word is a great Lenten discipline.  Sign up sheets are in the Welcome Center.

Did you go on the women’s retreat and now had a chance to read the book about Benedictine Wisdom?  Sign up in the Welcome Center if you would like to engage in an online study/devotional where you respond to questions and share via email or Facebook, depending on the preference of the group.

We have launched!!  This Sunday in the Welcome Center:

  • pick up a flyer (or a few) to distribute to groups that you are a part of
  • tie a few knots in a blanket,
  • purchase or pick up a kit (with directions) to make one yourself 

We really need your help in getting other churches and organizations involved. Join this COMMUNITY project by engaging your group, troop, pack, book club, service club,  PTSA, and extended family.  Please contact 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. if you would like someone to come to your group and make a presentation.

A new email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. has been set up for announcements you wish to be placed in the Bulletin, Enlightener, Newsletter, etc. This email address will automatically distribute your information to Tonya Chandler, Carole Cover, Alison DeVack and Pastor Karin.  No more guessing who to send your information to.  Please make certain to have all bulletin and e-Enlightener information in by Tuesday of each week and all newsletter information in by the 24th of each month.  Thank you!  

Youth Zone (Middle / High) - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month - 6:00-8:30 PM - Dinner, Games, Small Group!

Senior High Youth - 4th Wednesday of each month - 7:00-8:30 PM - Small Group! 

Adult volunteers needed.  Contact Joy Bufano joy.bufano.gmail.com for more info or to sign up to help!

THERE IS A PLACE FOR YOU!  Being part of a connecting group is one of the commitments we make when we join the church. It can be a truly uplifting part of our faith experience as an extension of the community we find in worship. We have many new connecting groups starting and we would love to have you join us!  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on any of the groups. 

Men’s Book Study - Tuesdays – 7pm - Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Early Morning Study - Wednesdays – 7am - Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mom's Book Study - Thursdays 10am - Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pastor Karin's Book Study - Tuesdays 10am & 7:00pm - Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Adult Sunday School - Sundays – 9am - Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Moms and Grandmoms in Prayer - Mondays - 10am - Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mom2Mom - 2nd Tuesday Monthly – 6:30pm - Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Men’s Burger Crawl - 2nd Wednesday Monthly – 6:00pm - Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Adult Fellowship - Monthly - Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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