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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

     

  

  • Nov 27 - Worship (9:00am/10:15am)
  • Dec 3 - S'mores w/ Santa (5:30-6:20pm/7:10-8:00pm) / Tree Lighting (6:30-7:00pm)
  • Dec 4 - Worship (9:00am/10:15am)
  • Dec 11 - Worship (9:00am/10:15am) / Cantata (4:00pm)
  • Dec 18 - Worship - Christmas Apparel Sunday (9:00am/10:15am)
  • Dec 21 - Longest Night Service (Union Chapel - 7:00pm)
  • Dec 23 - Winter Wonderland Carol Service (7:00pm)
  • Dec 24 - 11:00am (traditional) / 4:00pm (children's service) / 7:00pm (praise band) / 10:00pm (choir/organ)
  • Dec 25 - Worship (10:00am)
  • Jan 1 - Worship (10:00am)

We are once again helping families in need within the community to celebrate Christmas this holiday season! Click this link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094DABAD28A13-gift3 to select a child and a gift to give. Shop, return the gift in a gift bag with a labeled index card (example: 1A Toys Girl 5 / art supplies or 12B Outfit Girl) by Sunday, December 11 to the Welcome Center.  

We appreciate your generosity during the holiday season. Thank You and Continued Blessings!

Do you have an extra coat in your closet? Are you purchasing a new coat this year? The conference has asked for adult sized, gently used coats for migrants that we are helping to settle. You can leave donations in the Welcome Center. Thank you! Last day to donate is December 4.

Presbury Church is serving at the Sharing Table on December 3 and need assistance with the number of casseroles needed.  If you can make one, below is the recipe for their Cheddar Spuds and Ham Casserole.

  • 4 lbs. frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • 2 c. milk
  • 2 ½ lb. ham, cubed
  • ¼ c. shredded cheddar cheese

Grease large foil pan ( 2 small pans cook faster).  Mix ham cubes and potatoes.  Spread ½ mixture in bottom of pan.  Combine onion, soup and milk.  Pour ½ mixture over potatoes and ham.  Repeat layer.  Sprinkle with cheddar cheese over top.  Cover with foil and bake at 375 for 45 mins.  Uncover and bake until golden brown. 

Please drop casseroles off at FUMC Wed, Nov 30 (8:30am-5:30pm) through Fri, Dec 2, by noon. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Donna Walters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday, Dec. 3 Santa will be in Friendship Meadow's Winter Wonderland talking to boys and girls of all ages!  There will be a campfire and hot chocolate to help you stay warm, s'mores to fill your belly and a holiday craft to keep you busy.
 
Santa will be available 5:30-6:20 and 7:10-8:00pm.  From 6:30-7:00, he will join everyone out front for Christmas carols and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting.
 
No registration necessary! We will be giving out numbers to minimize the wait time for Santa. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

Tuesdays 9:30am In-Person and Online / Tuesday 8:00pm Online Only / Sundays 9:00am

The season of Advent offers time and space for Christians to prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas through reflecting on the story of salvation. In All the Good: A Wesleyan Way of Christmas, a group of diverse Wesleyan scholars will take you on a journey each week of Advent guided by the practices in John Wesley’s means of grace. Together we will look at preparing the way for God, the impact and significance of prayer, the substance of good works and caring for others, and sharing God’s mission to the world.  

In this season of Advent, as we await the birth of the Christ child, let us come together to remember and know God’s goodness and love for us! Join us Tuesday Mornings at 9:30am in-person and online, or Tuesday Evenings at 8:00pm online only for this 4-week study beginning November 29. Books are $10 and available in the welcome center.

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. Nov 21 and Mon Dec 19.  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.

Instead of purchasing your gift cards from stores, purchase them from RaiseRight. Over 750 restaurants and stores to choose from!  Purchasing from RaiseRight for yourself or for friends and family, sends a donation (2-10%) back to us! at ZERO cost to us! Perfect for birthdays, graduations, showers, weddings and, of course, the holiday season! 

1. Visit www.raiseright.com. 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.

Be part of a mission team to Puerto Rico!!  How about Puerto Rico for you to celebrate Spring!!!  What a great way to connect in a small group, have fun, and make a huge difference!  Passports not required!  Come and help us complete a church building with our friends in Patillas, Puerto Rico!

Airfare is reasonable right now for our trip to Puerto Rico.  It is about $440.  We hope to do some fundraising for the housing and food costs.  Your official cost is your airfare and a night or two dinner if we eat out while there.  If you wanted to make a donation for the housing, food, etc. you could do so by making your check payable to the church, marked Puerto Rico. Don’t wait too long to book the flights!  We finally have solid plans and good lead time.  The seats go fast!!

  • Dates: Tuesday March 14 - Tuesday March 21.
  • Flights: Southwest 
  • Departure BWI - SJU 1293
  • Return SJU - BWI 3327

Once you have determined that you are going, please let Dwayne (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) know so we can determine whether we will have one house or two.  There will be various work to do so all skill levels can be used.  We rent two houses, each of which sleeps 8-10 people, we do our own cooking).  We are always looking for folks to go who enjoy cooking, painting, driving, and more. Email Pastor Karin if you have any questions.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You too can be an artist! Join us in Providence Hall December 9: 7:00-9:00pm and create a beautiful winter picture.  Snacks, coffee, great fellowship! $25 All proceeds benefit the families in need we are assisting through the holidays. All ages are welcome; 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Sign up for this event is necessary for planning purposes so do so in the Welcome Center or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 giving” (top right corner).  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..

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..

Tuesdays 6:30-7:45PM on Zoom. We are in the midst of our several week study of The Power of Jesus’ Names by Dr. Tony Evans.  Dr. Tony Evans introduces us to Jesus in ways you may have never seen Him before. Jesus is anticipated from the very beginning of the Bible and is mentioned many times up until He finally arrives on the scene in Bethlehem…you will get to know Jesus as Immanuel, King, Lamb of God, Great High Priest, Son of God, and many more names   

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 and let John know if you will be attending to get the Zoom link at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Adult Sunday School small group will begin a 4 week study of "Almost Christmas: A Wesleyan Advent Experience" by Magrey Devega and team on Sunday November 27 at 9am in the conference room. In 1741, John Wesley preached his famous sermon titled “The Almost Christian” in which he encouraged people to follow Christ wholeheartedly. We should not be satisfied with being almost Christian but rather strive towards being altogether a Christian. We will explore how we can make the same commitment to Christ during Advent, connecting our Wesleyan heritage with the traditional Advent themes of Love, Hope, Joy, and Peace.  Consider things that prevent us from experiencing an “altogether” love, hope, joy, and peace in Christ in our lives and in the world around us. Learn about and claim the promises God offers to us that makes those longings a reality.  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..
 

We will thankfully flow into Advent on November 30th, with Making Room, by Ed Robb. Dr. Ed Robb brings warmth and welcoming through interactions with Mary & Joseph, the shepherds, and Magi. Christ’s story encourages us all to make room in our hearts and lives for others. Who can you make room for this Christmas, the new neighbor or people in your community in need of something? Let God show you how to share the love of Christmas.

We welcome you to join us at 7am Wednesdays by Zoom.  All books available on Amazon and Cokesbury. Please text or email Deborah Sugg with any questions or for the Zoom link. 4102187347, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Because of the hectic holiday season, we will not have a meeting in November. The next meeting of the MCP Ladies Book Club will be Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 7:00 PM via zoom.  The book we will be discussing is The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy Reichert.  It is an easy light read.  If you are interested in joining the discussion, contact Sharon Welsh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 
 
Planning ahead? The next meeting of the book club will be Thursday, January 26, 2023 and the book we
will be discussing is “The Last Flight” by Julie Clark.

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.

We are heading to Ocean City for our own M.A.D. Retreat  Jan 6-8!  This will be a time of worship, reflection, and fun in Ocean City! Our focus will be on ways to go Make A Difference in our community.  We will have an Ocean Plunge Fundraiser so our great ideas can become actions, not just talk.  And, of course, there will be free time for boardwalk fun and hanging with friends.    

While we will have some activities together many of the youth (grades 6-12) and young adult (ages 18-25) gatherings will be held separately. 

Total cost is $150/person and includes a shared hotel room, breakfast both mornings, dinner on Saturday, transportation, and a T-shirt.  Youth will need spending money for dinner Friday and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. We have scholarships available. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about scholarships.  

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! 

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

Lighthouse Youth: 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 not in confirmation 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! 

Thursdays, 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. 

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 and Ushers 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 
  7. Kids’ Choir 
  8. Occasional mailings
  9. Funeral Luncheon Coordinator
  10. Manna House Volunteers
  11. Sharing Table Volunteers
  12. Readers on Sunday morning
  13. Adult Fellowship Group
  14. Host a small group, 6 weeks, every other week, at your house

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 934 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. 

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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