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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

     

   

In Biblical days people were often fearful of the water and its unknown depths and mysteries, yet it was also a place where they had feelings of peace, strength, wonder, healing, and a closeness to God. Join us this summer for worship as each Bible story takes us to the water where we witness God at work!

  • Sundays - 9:00AM - Praise Band and Live Stream
  • Sundays - 10:15AM - Organ and Choral Groups / Camp Awesome for Children and Youth Volunteers
  • Saturdays (returns September 10)

Kids – bring your parents to our 10:15 service so you can have fun at Camp Awesome!  This summer we are shining God’s light everywhere we go and on everything we do.  

This week, Sunday, 8/14 - Magic Show

Check out our activities for the rest of the summer: 

  • 8/21 - Color Blast
  • 8/28 - Field Games
  • 9/4 - Minute to Win It Games
  • 9/11 - Church Picnic & Carnival (Lighthouse Kids Kick-Off)

Join us on Sunday, August 14, at 11:15am for the Fallston UMC 5K Fun Walk to benefit Shoes and Food for Kids.  Freewill Offering includes a Fallston 5k water bottle!  Pit beef, ham and turkey will be available from 11am to 1pm.

Smith’s Chapel is once again accepting gently used clothing as they restart 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! 

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, September 3rd 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 FUMC Sharing Table Sign up for September 3 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. 

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.

It’s coming this fall and it’s really BIG! You don’t want to miss it. Youth Game Night and Bonfire - Friday, August 19 - 6:30pm with Pastor Karin and Pastor Danny, and Ms. Michele Louderback. Come and join the fun and help us understand how we can best move forward with our youth. All youth are invited. Rising 6th graders—please put it on your calendar.

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. Dinner Theater Kitchen help.
  6. Paid Staff members for our toddler and nursery programs.
  7. Sunday School Superintendent to do some of the administrative things on Sunday mornings.
  8. Choir Members for the fall.
  9. Kids’ Choir in the fall.
  10. Occasional mailings.
  11. FUMC Pantry Coordinator - Ordering supplies for our kitchen.
  12. Ushers for Sunday mornings.
  13. Funeral Luncheon Coordinator.
  14. Wedding Coordinator.
  15. Manna House Volunteers.
  16. Sharing Table Volunteers.
  17. Readers on Sunday morning.
  18. Communion assistants for 9am worship service.
  19. Help with Thanksgiving food baskets and Christmas families in need.
  20. Vacation Bible School helpers.
  21. Please let us know if you would like to work on a committee!
  22. Adult Fellowship Group.
  23. Host a small group, 6 weeks, every other week, at your house.

If you can’t join the bikers for the 200 mile ride, please consider joining the fundraising effort!  Members of the congregation and Pastor Karin will be riding this arduous 3 day adventure to raise money for the tutoring center for next year.  Approximately $40K is needed through donations and grants. Use the QR code or click this link to give!  You will be able to drop a note to the bikers on a page as the ride draws closer.

If you missed seeing Jean Herbert being honored by a former student on the Today Show which aired July 11, you can read all about it in the Baltimore Sun’s article by clicking here Jean Herbert Interview.

This year, we will be collecting items on the students’ supply lists at Old Post Road, Elmwood Elementary Schools and ARC. Click here for the list or pick up a printed list in the Welcome Center. Donations will be collected through Sunday, August 21st and may be left in the Welcome Center. Thank you.  

We are seeking helpers for Sundays to set out the coffee and donuts each week. No experience or skill necessary—just a smile and conversation.  

Time Commitment:  9:30-11:30    Help us between services to refill the coffee and set out the donuts and snacks.  Please email Pam Welly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Bonnie Hill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you have questions.  Sign up in the welcome center and we will contact you.    It’s a great way to meet people!  Thank you, your help is greatly appreciated.

TUITION - We are getting applications in from our returning students and some new ones as well.  Due to rising costs, the monthly tuition has increased from $30 to $33 a month.  The school year is 10 months long in Haiti.  We very much need sponsors for the coming school year.  We received 65 applications Thursday.

SCHOOL BUILDING - The school building, which we were previously renting, is no longer available. Because our clinic sits on 3 acres of land, we have started building our own school.  The entire foundation and three classrooms have been completed and are now usable.  So far, we have raised $10,000 toward the $50,000 needed to complete the project.

CLINIC - Patients are being seen daily.  We have had donations of some medical equipment and supplies, but more are always needed.  The latest inspection went well, and we remain certified.  We are negotiating with a dentist to schedule appointments for our families in the community.  We have sent some basic dental instruments.

If you were a previous tuition sponsor for a child in Haiti or wish to become one, please contact Judy Williams This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at 410-459-9093.

To pay for a student’s tuition, donate toward the school building, or toward the clinic, checks can be made out to Global Adoption Services.  Please write either “Haiti Tuition,” “School Building,” or “Clinic” in the memo line of your check and mail to Global Adoption Services, C/O Judy Williams, 2046 Rushmore CT, Bel Air, MD 21015-6230.  The money goes into a designated Haiti account. 

This small group is for those who are processing the loss of someone through death. It will provide an opportunity to share your own story and to listen to the stories of others. Each week, a topic will be presented briefly (e.g. Grief is…necessary). The participants will apply the information to their own loss, listen to others, and share if they choose. Prayer and scripture will anchor us in a foundation of Christianity.

The group will meet on Mondays 12:30-1:30 beginning September 12, 2022 and continue through the winter holidays. We will meet via Zoom.

Please contact June Bond 410.206.2312, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like more information to decide if this group is for you.

“Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

Last Call .... Always wanted to call a grandchild using video chat? Need to sign into a doctor’s office with a QR code?  Need to learn how to check your voicemail or email? Sit down with a geek and learn all these things and more. If interested and would like to schedule an appointment please contact Cole Chandler by phone and leave a message at 443-966-4328 or email at 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 Date:  Mon, Sept 12. 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.

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.

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 Mens Bible Study group will be restarting on Tuesday September 6, 6:30-7:45PM on Zoom.  Our next study will be 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 beginning August 24th at 7a 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. 

Our next book club meeting will be on Thursday, August 25th at 7:00 PM via zoom.  The book we will be discussing will be The Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra Patrick.  Anyone interested in joining can contact Sharon Welsh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Planning ahead for September book club, we will be reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

My name is Theo Rose of Boy Scout Troop 899 and I am cleaning and creating a map of Fallston United Methodist's graveyard as my Eagle Scout Project. Due to weather and aging, the headstones inside of the graveyard are not what they were and are in need of cleaning. I am asking for monetary donations as well as any donations of goggles (that provide side protection and ventilation) / hand held garden sprayers / scrub brushes (non-metal) / wooden paint scrapers / and long gloves (chemical resistant). Any monetary donations are to be made on the church's website (https://www.fallstonumc.org) under the "Click To Give" icon at the top while any supplies that are being donated will be collected in a collection box in the Welcome Center.   Thank you for your help and contributions!

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. 

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.

Do you like to bring a little sunshine to others? Would you be willing to visit some of our folks who could use a visit?   Join our Parish Care Team.  The training is Monday, August 8 at 7pm.  Please RSVP to Pastor Karin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are looking to fill two full teams for the church bowling league!  Everyone is welcome to participate!  Sunday evenings beginning September 11. 6:30pm. Cost: $14 each week.  

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up; or call 410-877-7255.  Deadline to sign up:  August 10. Linda Wilbanks is coordinating. 

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

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!! 

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