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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

     

   

This week we begin our new series GENEROSITY. Prayer-Presence-Gifts-Service-Witness. When these 5 tenets are our focus, we become more like Jesus. Through these words, we will discover ways we can deepen our faith and recommit ourselves to Christ. 

Our Saturday evening service will be in the picnic pavilion for the season and when we are not able to be outside due to darkness or cold, we will be in the WELCOME CENTER.   Please join us for coffee and fellowship each Saturday evening at 5:30pm

Sunday mornings worship continues at 9:00am each week in person and live streamed Adult Sunday School is also at 9am.  **see details for children’s choir!  At 10:15am, join us for worship and Sunday School for the children and youth. 

Christmas Eve WorshipFolks have been asking what it will look like this year!

  • 11:00am - Sanctuary - Great way to start the day before the festivities begin
  • 4:00pm - Sanctuary - (geared to children—45 minute service) - Lightsticks
  • 5:30pm - OUTSIDE  IN WINTER WONDERLAND - Christmas carols and a message - Lightsticks and candlelight       
  • 7:00pm - Sanctuary - Family oriented - Candlelight and Lightsticks
  • 10:00pm - Sanctuary (concert at 9:30pm (possibly)) - Candlelight

All members are invited to the Church Conference to be held on Sunday, November 7, 12:45-3pmin Friendship Center.  A luncheon will be served at 12:45pm; the meeting will begin at 1:30 pm.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the name(s) of those who plan to attend by November 1.  This is a great opportunity to meet members of all the MCP churches who will be joining us for this meeting.  Those not able to attend in-person are welcome to join for church conference business via zoom—link to be provided the week prior.

Join the Adult Fellowship Group on Saturday, October 23 @ 3pm in Providence Hall as we watch Amazing Grace.  This is the story behind the beloved hymn, Amazing Grace, written by John Newton, a reformed slave ship captain.  All are welcome!  For additional information contact Jane,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will be discussing The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer RosnerThis is a WWII story about a mother and daughter, hiding and surviving.  We are meeting in the Welcome Center on Tuesday, October 26 @ 7pm.  If you enjoy reading, you might be interested in joining our group!  For information contact Jane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please send names of loved ones who have died this past year whom you would like to be lifted up on the All Saints weekend.  We would love to include a picture of our members who have died if you would like to send that as well.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the names by October 30.

Your favorite Crafters, Vendors, Bake Sale, Lunch, and Children's Winder Wonderland (with Gingerbread Houses and Santa) are all back Saturday, November 20th from 9:00-2:00!  You don't want to miss it!!  More details coming soon ...

Please join us in serving breakfast to the homeless of Baltimore!  Friday 10/22, Monday 11/8, Monday 11/22, Monday 12/6, Monday 12/13, Monday 12/20. If you can help for one or more days, please sign up in the Welcome Center or contact Debb Mace at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Manna House is continuing to collect 4 and 5 lb bags of sugar and individually wrapped granola bars. Thanks for your ongoing support of this ministry!

We are once again helping to spread the love of Christ to children around the world. We have shoeboxes available to be filled! You can pick up a box from the church, fill it with items you purchase and return your filled box October 17 - November 7.  
                                                                OR
By using the link, https://www.samaritanspurse.org/buildonline, you will be able to build a shoebox online. You will still be able to select a shoebox for a Girl or Boy, the age range and the types of items that go in the shoebox.
It is time to register for WAVE (formerly known as ROCK), January 7-9 2022.  Please use the link below to register.  Please fill out a new form for each youth and each chaperone.  A deposit of $50 per person is due at registration.  Please pay online on the FUMC website and designate "WAVE" or write "WAVE" on the memo line of your check.  The full cost will depend upon numbers registered, but is usually about $150 and will be due in December.  Scholarships are available, please just let me know if you need one!  Please fill out the registration form by November 5, 2021.  This will allow me time to register us as a group as well as guarantee our free WAVE T-shirts.  Time away with friends and lots of other youth is a fantastic way for youth (and adults!) to regroup and refocus.  We have all had a difficult 18 months, so I hope many of you will be able to take advantage of this great opportunity to get closer to God and each other.  If you have any questions at all, or questions about chaperoning, please don't hesitate to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Remember, friends are ALWAYS welcome. To register use this link:  https://forms.gle/wCPk8f46qJjw8ntJ8. To find out more about WAVE check out this link:  https://waveoc.org/.

Sat. Oct. 30 1:00–3:00Sign up to sponsor 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/10C0C4CA9A72BA4F94-trick

Are you weary from your challenges, wounded by your battles, or worried your world is spinning out of control? Have the struggles pilfered the life out of your life? If so, the book of Esther brings welcome news:Relief will come!

Queen Esther concealed her Jewish identity. As far as anyone knew, she was pure Persian. But then came the royal decree that would annihilate her people. She had to make some tough choices. Would she remain silent or would she speak up? Would she blend in or would she stand out? Esther could have refused. She could have cowered in fear. But she spoke up. She stood out. And God used her to save the nation. It's not hyperbole to say that her courage changed the course of history. Nor is it an overstatement to say that God can do the same with you.

Books will be available at the church. There is an optional study guide that you may purchase on your own if you would like.  We would love to see you on Sunday mornings at 9am in the conference room. If you need more information please reach out to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you, Sharon. 

Our Men’s bible study group wraps up the study of Peter 1 & 2 on 10/21.  We begin a new study on the book of Matthew beginning on 10/28.   A book will be selected and communicated soon.  All men are welcome.  We 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.

The Wednesday Morning Book/Bible Study is beginning a new study by Max Lucado entitled “GOD’S STORY YOUR STORY” (When His Becomes Yours). The book takes stories from everyday people and situations and parallels these stories with stories from the Bible.  We meet by Zoom on Wednesdays starting at 7:00am and we would love to have you join as we restart this fall.  For questions/information, please contact Matt on 410.952.2716. 

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..

The adult pickleball group is playing indoors only on 2 courts Monday evenings 5:45-9:00pm in Friendship Center.  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..

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.

The 1111 Project continues to impact the veterans hospitalized at Upper Chesapeake. 862 blankets have been delivered since the program started and each blanket is ceremoniously given. 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.

October 20: Youth Zone 6:30-8:00
October 30: Trick or Treating at Fallston UMC!  Donations of candy and pumpkin patch decorations needed.  Please plan to join us that day to decorate and hand out candy to all the kids!
 
Registration begins this Sunday for the ROCK Retreat....which is now called WAVE! The dates this year are January 7-9 2022. This is an awesome event in Ocean City that we will attend as a group. ALL youth in grades 6-12 are welcome!  Chaperone/Drivers are also needed.  Parents, please let me know if you would like to attend!  This is such an awesome experience for our youth to learn more about God and to be with hundreds of other youth from across our Conference.   Check it out!!  https://waveoc.org/
 
Sunday School is 10:15-11:00!  We look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday!  Please feel free to reach out with any questions!  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. 

Are you ready to jump in and get involved?  Put your faith to work in new ways!  Just email those that you are interested in to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. Make a meal for a family/person who could use help after surgery, etc.
  2. Bring a member to church who doesn’t drive
  3. Serve on our Missions Team
  4. Go to Puerto Rico on one of our trips
  5. Help with the Holiday Bazaar
  6. Host a study group at your home during advent (4 weeks)
  7. Be trained to occasionally lead the kitchen crew for various church events
  8. Serve as kitchen coordinator and order supplies as needed
  9. Serve coffee on Sunday mornings
  10. Be a Sunday morning greeter
  11. Serve at Manna House in Baltimore
  12. Assist with occasional mailings
  13. Weeding in our gardens
  14. Serve 2-weeks quarterly on our lock-up crew
  15. Serve as wedding coordinator
  16. Assist Joy with youth gatherings
  17. Coordinate our Christmas adopt-a-family gift donations

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..

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 Fallston UMC 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. Thank you for your generosity!

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