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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

     

   

Jesus didn’t ascend right away. He hung around for 40 days interacting with the disciples to ensure that they understood what had occurred. The lessons he taught help us, too: to embrace the resurrection life, and what it means even today. 

  • Saturdays - 5:30PM - Coffee House Style in the Welcome Center
  • Sundays - 9:00AM - Praise Band and Live Stream
  • Sundays - 10:15AM - Organ and Choir / Sunday School for Children and Youth

Scholarship Applications are now being accepted for The James L. Ditto Scholarship Program. Use this link to view the guidelines, and then download, complete and return the application. Applications are due to the office (by hand, mail or email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by May 15

Fallston United Methodist Church is hiring a part-time youth director. Responsibilities include working with youth grades 6 through 12 in ways that promote spiritual formation and a relationship with Christ.   Weekly meetings and Sunday mornings are expected. Send resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information, please call Rev. Karin Walker at 410-877-7255.

Golf Anyone!  Sign up in the welcome center, and while you are there, try your luck or skill at hitting the ball on the green.  Win a prize!  Be a hole sponsor!  Play golf!  Give a gift for the silent auction (several days at a vacation spot, a service provided, golf equipment, collectibles, artwork, and more).  This is our biggest fundraiser that benefits all of our ministries.

Register Now on Monday, June 13th at Winters Run Golf Club.

  • Cost includes: breakfast, practice range, cart, on-course ref refreshments, putting contest, awards and lunch to go. $120/golfer
  • Not a golfer?  No worries, you can still participate by sponsoring a hole. $100/hole sponsorship.  

Register as an individual or as a foursome. Click here to register. Click for our secure online payment option: player or hole sponsor.  

The Golf Tournament Committee is also looking for donations for the Silent Auction that is held in conjunction with the golf day!  Items such as a few days at a time share or vacation home, sports memorabilia, professional services, new golf items, and cash donations are much appreciated!  Volunteers needed are needed to help, too!  Email Mike at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Tues, 9:30am & Thurs. 7pm in person or online:  Immerse yourself in Scripture this Spring as we spend 6 weeks exploring the good news of grace and hope through the book of Romans.  Each week we will read and reflect on a few chapters of this inspiring text, accompanied by a short commentary reading.  Sign up by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Companion books are available for $10. 

Sunday May 22, 11:30am in Providence Hall - May is Mental Health Awareness Month which began in the United States in 1949.

Many of you know Lynne Heller, a nurse in our congregation.  Lynne recently completed a course specifically designed for congregations on depression.  As you probably know, with these past years of covid, and the world situation, depression is on the rise.  Lynne is anxious to share what she has learned with various groups in the congregation. Lynne has agreed to speak to Adult Fellowship (we are the older group) on Sunday, May 22, 11:30 am in Providence Hall. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or a bottle of water and a donut in the Parlor/Welcome Center and join the meeting in Providence Hall!

We want to extend the invitation beyond Adult Fellowship, so if you know someone who might be interested in attending, please pass along the information.  For questions or further information, please contact Jane Giuffrida at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We have students who need you!  

  • Why: To make a difference one student at a time specifically with kindergarten-5th grade students below benchmark in communities impacted by financial need
  • Who: Adult and high school youth tutors who are friends and members of the Mission Central Parish
  • What: One-to-One or Paired Tutoring in reading and/or math
  • Where: Presbury United Methodist Church, Edgewood, Maryland
  • When: Mon, Tue, Wed evenings (June 20 - August 26) We meet your schedule ... once a week, once a month, every day, or whenever your schedule allows. 

No experience or teaching degree? No worries! We have expanded our training this year to make certain that every tutor feels comfortable and knowledgeable! We are increasing and updating our materials this year to make certain we have individual tutor friendly materials to increase learning! We are expanding our program to include even more students impacted by learning gaps! Please prayerfully consider the difference you can make with the young lives in our community! Click here to complete the very short survey and/or reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. We will be in touch with details, training dates, etc. 

The Sharing Table provides a free meal every Saturday to anyone in need. This meal provides nourishment for senior citizens, families with children, and anyone having a hard time making it through the month.  There are no requirements and no qualifications.  All in need of a good meal are welcome.  Each family that visits the Sharing Table also receives a bag of groceries to take home.

FUMC will be preparing and serving on Saturday, June 4th  from 10-2 at Prince of Peace church in Edgewood.   We are asked to provide 30 casseroles and will need about 6 volunteers to get the meals ready to be given out.  Casseroles may be put in a disposable foil pan, marked with “Sharing Table” and placed in freezer at church anytime on the Wed, Thurs or Fri of that week.  Click the link to sign up.    Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

FUMC Sharing Table Sign up for June 4, 2022 

Beef Garden Casserole - 2 lbs. ground beef - 1 large onion, chopped - 1 tsp. salt - ½ tsp. pepper - 2 – 1 lb. cans green beans - 1 – 12 oz. can corn - 1 – 12 oz. can carrots - 2 cans tomato soup - Cook onion and beef together; drain fat.  Add remaining ingredients.  (Optional – you can add pasta cooked al dente into the mixture).  Pour into a greased 12 x 15 disposable aluminum pan.  Cover tightly with aluminum foil and mark Sharing Table.

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.

Over the next few months, we will be collecting items for the students and families attending this summer’s Tutoring Center. During May, we will be collecting new or gently-used K-5th grade books, cleaning supplies & buckets. Please leave donations in the Welcome Center. 

Thank You for your continued support of Manna House.  On site volunteers are always needed. Serving Dates: Mon, June 6, Thur, July 14. We can also use 4 lb bags of sugar, powdered creamer and granola bars.  Any questions can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Smith’s Chapel food pantry is receiving more clients than ever each week.  Pancake Mix, Syrup, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Cereal are needed because they don’t include these items in the federal food they receive.  Please put your donations in the Welcome Center.  Thanks for your help!  

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..

The Men’s Bible Study Group is studying the Book of RomansWe are using the Bible as our primary source as well as a study guide: Living Insights, commentary on Romans by Chuck Swindoll.  Some call that the book of Romans, ‘Paul’s Gospel’ because it is packed with christian foundational teaching.  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 Tuesdays at 6.30pm.

Join us Wednesday mornings at 7am on Zoom to read and explore the book of Ephesians.  Who are we? Where do we belong? How do we live included in Christ?  This study invites you to find answers and also to apply them. Put away your old self and put on the new - for greater freedom in any area of life.

Starting 4/27 we will begin this 8-week study by Heather Holleman, Included in Christ. You can buy the book from Amazon for the Kindle or in paperback. Then come and join. For any questions or to receive the Zoom link please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please reach out to Sharon Gardner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in joining the Adult Sunday school.  We meet Sundays at 9:00am on Zoom and in person in the conference room.  Hope to see you!

The next meeting of the MCP Ladies Book Club will be Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 6:30 PM via ZoomThe book we will be discussing is Left Neglected by Lisa Genova.  Anyone interested in joining please contact Sharon Welsh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Men's Burger Crawl is back! If you have not joined us before, please consider joining us this month and giving it a try. We will meet Wednesday June 1 at 1:00 for lunch at Millers Ale House in Bel Air. All are welcome! Please call Howard Bond at 410-790-0978 to RSVP.

Join us the 1st and 3rd Wednesday each moth from 6:30-8:00 for Youth Zone for games, small groups and lots of fun!  You are always welcome to bring a friend!  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details!

FRIENDSHIP PLAYERS’ 2022 DINNER THEATER, Fallston United Methodist Church. STUCK AT HOME   By Bryan Starchman   Eldridge Publishing Company

I am looking for teenage boys to audition for three roles in this play.  An audition will be arranged when I get responses.  Rehearsals are in July, August, September, with performances the first two weekends in October, 2022.  I need a full cast by May 15.

Stuck at Home follows a family of four as they struggle to endure being stuck at home – together during the pandemic.  The situations are relatable and funny.  Mom, Dad, and two teens comprise the family.  Friends, Grandma, and family pets are other roles.

If you are interested in auditioning, contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 410-206-2312.  No preparation necessary. If you accept a role, you are expected to be vaccinated by the read-thru in June.  Excited about the possibilities!  June Bond, Producer and Director

Join us on Adventure Island as we discover God’s Great Light!  Each night, children will engage in music, bible stories, games and crafts as they learn the ways God’s great light shines in the lives of familiar Bible characters and explore how the same light can be shining in their lives!  Children will learn how to shine God’s light and share God’s love everywhere they go!  Family dinner 6:00–6:30 with VBS 6:30–8:30. More information to come along with registration in May. Contact Michele.Louderback (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Presbury UMC as part of MCP will be collecting monetary donations to benefit Harford County Agencies and nonprofits that support Infant and toddler needs. Do you know cost per month for basic infant & toddler support?  Diapers $40 - 60. Formula: $195. Baby food: $45 - 115. Wipes cost: $10 – 45   How to Gift:  By checks made out to Presbury UMC Edgewood.

Sunday, June 5 at 3 PM with world class pianists Tian Lu and Yuri Shadrin - Fallston Presbyterian Church, 600 Fallston Road, Fallston Maryland A free will donation of $20/person is suggested to support the missions of Fallston Presbyterian. 

For reservations call 410 879 7729 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

These pianists have won awards in over four continents, and performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Juilliard School. They will be playing compositions by Chopin, Rachmaninov, Gershwin, and others.

Prayer shawls and blankets are available for your family and/or 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. 

For the first quarter of AmazonSmile sent a check for $160.74 to Fallston UMC thanks to you!!  That money directly supports missions and ministries.  If you haven't already designated FallstonUMC as your charity, you may do that by going to the website smile-amazon and/or the app. Once you designate Fallston UMC as your charity, then every time you purchase something, a portion comes back to the church. Thank you for your generosity!! 

The 1111 Project continues to impact the veterans hospitalized at Upper Chesapeake. We have just delivered 6 more blankets raising our total count to 917 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. 

If anyone is in need of a girls’ bedroom set, please contact the church (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  It is white and in great shape.  It includes dresser, night stand, mirror, bed.

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.

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..

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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