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Pastor: Rev. Dr. Karin Walker 

1509 Fallston Road
Fallston, Maryland, 21047
410-877-7255
Email: fallstonumc@fallstonumc.org

Debby Lawrence, our Treasurer, is retiring from the position after many years of faithful service. After the 10:15 worship service on January 27, join us for a special celebration in the Welcome Center and say thank you to her.

 

On Wednesday, January 23, our very own Jen Martucci, paramedic, will be speaking to parents and others who work with young people about drug and alcohol use among teens. Please come and learn about the current reality as well as signs and solutions. Join us from 7:30-8:30 pm, while the youth are in Youth Zone. Feel free to invite friends and neighbors. Hope to see you there!  

Remember, Youth Zone is this week at 6:00.  We will be starting a new series about religions around the world which will lead us to look deeply into our faith as Christians and Jesus-followers as we move toward Easter.  We're looking forward to seeing as many youth as possible as we kick off this series!

We have a few more spots open for ROCK and we're getting super excited for this big event!  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if your youth would still like to come, or email with any questions.  

DATE CHANGE - Our first meeting for all those interested in attending ASP this year is NOW Sunday, February 17, 6:30-8:00 pm in the Welcome Center.  The trip is June 30-July 6 2019.  Youth (8th-12th grade) and adults needed.  Total cost is $300 and $150 is needed to reserve your spot!  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

January is Fight Human Trafficking Month.  

We are planning a Prayer Vigil the Thursday. before the Super Bowl because that's when most of human trafficking takes place.  We will pray for the victims and those who are working to rescue those from  being trafficked such as The Samaritan Women. A prayer suggestion list will be available for those who wish to use it.  Please use this link Prayer Vigil in order to sign up for a time. 

A new email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. has been set up for announcements you wish to be placed in the Bulletin, Enlightener, Newsletter, etc. This email address will automatically distribute your information to Tonya Chandler, Carole Cover, Alison DeVack and Pastor Karin.  No more guessing who to send your information to.  Please make certain to have all bulletin and e-Enlightener information in by Tuesday of each week and all newsletter information in by the 24th of each month.  Thank you!  

When Did God Become a Christian? - Tuesdays: 10:00-11:30am or 6:30-7:30pm - Starting January 22nd

Ever struggle with the God of the Old Testament—the one which appears to be vengeful and violent; the God who is feared and seems distant?  Have you ever wrestled with the concept of God as Destroyer along with God as Creator and Redeemer?  Join us in this 6 week study as we seek to understand the God of the Old and New Testaments as the same God!  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

A 6-week study on the Book of James - Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm - Starting January 22nd

True faith produces fruit. A faith without action and without life change is ultimately a dead faith. The book of James speaks to the realities of a living faith in Jesus—the kind of roll-up-your-sleeves and get-your-hands-dirty discipleship that is borne out of an authentic relationship with the risen Lord. Come and join us!  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

YOUTH and YOUTH FRIENDS  ... We have a few spots left for ROCK.  In case you're new to ROCK, it is an awesome Youth Convention which draws hundreds of kids from all over our region.  There will be Music, Motivational Speakers, fun on the Boardwalk, Awesome Worship, and small group Bible Study.  It's the FAVORITE retreat for many of our youth!  The dates are February 8-10.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP if you need more info, have any questions at all or want to attend!

Youth Zone is the second and fourth Wednesday for the month of January.  Everyone in grades 6-12 is invited!  6:00-8:30.  Bring a friend!  
 
Last call for ROCK! February 8-10, Ocean City Maryland.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today!  

The United Methodist Women are collecting the following items for the Board of Child Care.  Historically, BCC has followed the teachings of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, who once said: “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”   All items received will be compiled by the Sunday School into Welcome Bags provided by the United Methodist Women and help the children to feel welcomed as they assimilate into their new surroundings at Board of Child Care facilities.  Deadline is January 20, 2019.

Bar of soap, Shampoo (full size), Washcloth, Hand lotion (small size), Toothbrush, Toothpaste (full size), Deodorant (stick style), Chapstick or lip balm, Packets of tissue, Small journals or notebooks, Pens and pencils.

Join the Wednesday Morning Connecting Group from 7-8 am beginning Jan 9th for their new study “Life of the Beloved” by Henri Nouwen.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

 

Join us in the new year for our next series "The Essentials of Faith".  What we cannot hold or see or hear is that which moves us to hope and dream. Claim who you are and how you want to be in the new year. Renew your life in Jesus!  

Christ caring for people through people.  

If you are hurting, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a caregiver to listen.

Youth Zone (Middle / High) - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month - 6:00-8:30 PM - Dinner, Games, Small Group!

Senior High Youth - 4th Wednesday of each month - 7:00-8:30 PM - Small Group! 

Adult volunteers needed.  Contact Joy Bufano joy.bufano.gmail.com for more info or to sign up to help!

THERE IS A PLACE FOR YOU!  Being part of a connecting group is one of the commitments we make when we join the church. It can be a truly uplifting part of our faith experience as an extension of the community we find in worship. We have many new connecting groups starting and we would love to have you join us!  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on any of the groups. 

 Moms and Grandmoms in Prayer - Tuesdays – 9am - Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Men’s Book Study - Tuesdays – 7pm - Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Early Morning Study - Wednesdays – 7am - Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Men’s Burger Crawl - 2nd Wednesday Monthly – 6:30pm - Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Pastor-led Bible Study - Tuesdays 10am & 6:30pm - Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Adult Sunday School - Sundays – 9am - Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Mom2Mom - 2nd Tuesday Monthly – 6:30pm - Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

It’s that time of year where we’d all like to be a little warmer.  Manna House is running low on cans of coffee and we need donations.  We are serving at Manna House on December 10 and an extra cup of coffee to those in need goes a long way!

What an amazing week in Puerto Rico in October.  Thank you for your continued support with our missions and ministries.

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