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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
criderdaw57@gmail.com

     

  

Join us each week for our new worship series, Nehemiah and the Reconstruction / Renewal. Nehemiah heard God ask him a question. After having a meltdown, Nehemiah answered God’s call and committed himself to a journey. Nehemiah’s renovation wasn’t just about him. It was also about the renovation of God’s people. Will we submit our lives to God’s work in us?  

5:30pm Saturday, outside in the picnic pavilion, weather permitting!  Otherwise, we will meet in the welcome center. Great fellowship, refreshments, music and a message!  

9:00 or 10:15am Sunday morning. Grab your donuts, coffee before or after and join us for worship! Lighthouse Kids and Lighthouse Youth meet at 10:15.

Greeters and Hospitality folks are needed each week for worship.  Looking for friendly folks to greet everyone with a smile and a kind word!  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to volunteer!! 

Thursdays, beginning September 29, 8-9pm  (Zoom ONLY):  Join us for a 20 week study of the Bible, beginning with Genesis and ending with Revelation. This one hour a week study plus some reading in advance each week will give you a whole different perspective on the Bible.

If you have never studied the Bible before or you are advanced, you will feel comfortable!  Make the commitment and join us. Email or call Pastor Karin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for additional details. Books are available in the welcome center.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up and to receive the recurring Zoom link. 

Join us for STUCK AT HOME, a comedy about the experience of being stuck at home in the early months of the pandemic.  Each scene captures a different element of “spending time together”.  We recognize that COVID is not a comedy BUT humor has been one way to cope with the overall experience.

We are excited to introduce the concept of dessert theater.  Instead of dinner, we will serve farm-fresh pies and cakes, as well as a variety of beverages.

The dessert theater will be Saturday evenings October 1 & 8 at 6pm, Sunday matinees October 2 & 9, 2022 at 2pm.  All tickets are $15.00.  Make your ticket reservations on-line by using the QR code or by clicking: https://ezevent.com/Live/FriendshipPlayersDessertTheater2022/10012022/738617 If you need help with reservations, contact June at 410.206.2312.

COVID PRECAUTIONS: Masks are optional inside the venue.  If you want to sit with friends, order tickets in a block with them.

Sat. Oct. 1, 8:00am–2:00pm (rain date Oct. 8).  You have things to sell?  We have the space to sell it!  For just $15 you will get a large 10 x 10 spot, advertising on yard sale media sites, Facebook and local papers, and a great location along Fallston Road.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to reserve a spot.

The youth will also have a spot to sell items.  If you have items to sell, but don’t want to purchase a spot, consider donating your things to the youth!  We will be collecting donations from 6:30–8:30 on Thursday Sept. 29 and Friday Sept. Sept. 30.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions or would like to schedule a donation drop-off.

Saturday October 8 at 5:30pm in Friendship Meadow:  St. Francis of Assissi was known for his love of animals and his kindness to all living creatures.  Churches of all denominations have adopted the practice of blessing pets.  Bring your dogs, cats, birds, horses—whatever you wish to church on Saturday, October 8 down in Friendship Meadow at 5:30pm for a unique service and blessing of the animals! 

Sunday Oct. 9 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary

We are excited to announce that FUMC is forming teams to participate in an ASP mission trip the summer of 2023!  Here is a brief overview of the program:

  • For over 20 years, FUMC has sent teams consisting of 2 adults and 5 teens to Appalachia to help make homes warmer, safer and drier. Click here for more information about ASP – https://asphome.org/ 
  • Youth must have completed 8th grade and be at least 13 years old by summer 2023 to participate. Adults must be 25 or older and complete a background check and Safe Sanctuaries training.
  • The trip is tentatively scheduled for July 2–July 8 (pending approval/availability from ASP)
  • There will be monthly mandatory meetings for both youth and adult leaders on Sunday evenings beginning in January. Dates will be distributed at the information meeting on Oct. 9.
  • The cost is $400 per person (including adult volunteers). We offer a multiple person discount for families – 2 people is $700 and 3 people is $1050.
  • We need both youth and adults to sign up! Ideally, we’d like to have approximately 4 teams, so we need a minimum of 8 adults committed to attend.  Construction experience is not required for youth or adults. Be sure to attend the information meeting to see how you fit in!

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are not able to attend the Oct. 9 information meeting.  You will receive more detailed information about ASP and a preliminary interest survey to complete.

Save the Date: The MCP Church Conference will take place on Sunday, October 16, 1pm, via Zoom. The link will be available closer to the date. 

Sat., Oct. 29, 2:00 –3:30pm: Sign up to decorate a table or spot along our trick or treat trail! You can do simple fall or Halloween table decorations or go all out and have a themed area for children to trick or treat in. You decide!

FUMC will provide the table. Each individual or group will provide candy or small treats (Halloween tattoos, pencils, spider rings) and have at least one person at the spot to give out the items to trick or treaters. Sign up link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D49AEA829A6FE3-sponsor

We have had a long history of working with Puerto del Cielo in Patillas, Puerto Rico as we have helped them complete their church building. The building will serve not only the church for worship by also be a gathering place for the community in the face of hurricanes or tsunamis.  Plans are under way for a mission trip there again January 11-18, 2023.  Please email if you are interested.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for your continued support of the homeless of Baltimore.  Volunteers are always needed to serve breakfast (about 4 hours total in the mornings). Serving Dates: Mon, Oct 3 and Mon, Oct 31.  We can also use 4 lb bags of sugar, powdered creamer and granola bars. To sign up or for additional information, please contact Debb Mace by phone 443-608-6880 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Smith’s Chapel is once again accepting gently used clothing for their clothing ministry. To make donations of items, please place in labeled separate bags men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. Please make sure it is washed and in good shape. You may leave the labeled bags in the Welcome Center.  Thank you so much for your generosity! 

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..

Adult Sunday School is meeting at 9am in the conference room.  Our first study is Enough by Adam Hamilton.  This 4 week study is an invitation to rediscover the Bible’s wisdom when it comes to prudent financial practices. In these pages are found the keys to experiencing contentment, overcoming fear, and discovering joy through simplicity and generosity. This book could change your life, by changing your relationship with money.  Sign up in the welcome center or by emailing Sharon Gardner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Mens Bible Study restarted Tuesday September 6, 6:30-7:45PM on Zoom.  Our first study is a lighter Christian based novel by Mitch Albom (who wrote “Tuesdays with Morrie”; “The Five People You Meet in Heaven”) titled: The Stranger in the Lifeboat.

What would happen if we called on God for help and God actually appeared?  In Mitch Albom’s profound new novel of hope and faith, a group of shipwrecked passengers pull a strange man from the sea.  He claims to be “the Lord.” and he says he can only save them if they all believe in him.

The book is available in audio or in book form on Amazon or many other book websites.  If anyone would like us to order the book for you, please let John Varvaris know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Let John know if you will be attending to get the Zoom link.

Imagine a life of true happiness, a life of complete honesty with God. Through this study of the Scriptures, you learn how to live a life of gratitude while producing actions that honor God.  Join us for an 8 week study at 7am on Zoom. (Ok by 7:11 we really get going for those that cringe at early rising.)

Kindle and book are available through Cokesbury or Amazon to purchase prior to start, and we begin with review of Week 1. We can also suggest a study Bible or provide one for you to use with this study if interest. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Zoom link or any questions. 

Most Christians know the Lord’s Prayer by heart. We pray it often, at different times and in different settings. We remember it as the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples. But do we really understand and appreciate the meaning and power of its words, what we ask of God each time we pray it? Join us Tuesdays at 9:30am or 6:30pm In-Person or Online for a 6-week exploration of this amazing prayer as we dive in line by line to better understand its meaning for our lives. Books are available in the Welcome Center for $10.

Register for Lighthouse Kids and Lighthouse Youth!

The children will rotate through stations including bible stories, crafts, games, science and music.  The weekly lesson and activities will match the weekly scripture read during church, so parents and children are hearing the same message.

We will have 2 small groups for middle and high schoolers.  Confirmation small group is for 6th and 7th graders, as well as any other students not previously confirmed who may be interested.  8th through 12 graders will attend Youth Small Group.

Nursery and toddler care is provided during both the 9:00 and the 10:15 services.

Please complete registration for all children and youth (nursery through high school).  - https://vbspro.events/p/a7e9a9  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information! 

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.

Purchase gift cards for your everyday needs and for gifting! choose from over 750 restaurants and stores.  Perfect for birthdays, graduations, showers and weddings.

1. Visit www.raiseright.com to establish your family’s account. The enrollment code is: 4L61E3EE73772
2. Multiple payment options.
3. Choose e-gift cards or have physical ones delivered to your home.

Mission Central Community Services supports projects like: Shoes for Kids and the Elementary Success Summer Tutoring Program.

Prayer shawls and blankets are always available for your family and friends in need. May those receiving blankets always feel God's presence, love, and comfort.  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.. If you are interested in joining this ministry, please use the prayer blanket email. 

The 1111 Project has delivered 922 blankets for veterans that have served our country. 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. 

Over $2000 been donated to the missions of FallstonUMC through Amazon Smile! If you haven't already designated FallstonUMC as your charity with. Amazon Smile, you may do that by going to the website smile-amazon and/or the app. Once you designate Fallston UMC as your charity, every time you purchase something, a portion comes back to the church. Thank you for your generosity!! 

So many choices!! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and how you are interested in serving and we will get you connected! 

  1. Meals for our members after life events—Prepare a meal and deliver
  2. Lock Up Crew—once a quarter for a week, come through the building and check the doors, windows, and general condition to secure the building for another day
  3. Greeters for Sunday Morning
  4. Coffee and hospitality for Sunday mornings 9:30-11:30, special events or occasions
  5. Paid staff members for our toddler and nursery programs
  6. Choir Members for the fall
  7. Kids’ Choir in the fall
  8. Occasional mailings
  9. Ushers for Sunday mornings
  10. Funeral Luncheon Coordinator
  11. Manna House Volunteers
  12. Sharing Table Volunteers
  13. Readers on Sunday morning
  14. Communion assistants for 9am worship service
  15. Please let us know if you would like to work on a committee
  16. Adult Fellowship Group
  17. Host a small group, 6 weeks, every other week, at your house

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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