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Pastor: Rev. Dr. Karin Walker 

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

Sometimes, families make pre-arrangements for funerals and burials and then realize they could have used the church for visitation, as well as the funeral and a luncheon, and not have a way to get their money refunded from the funeral home. On October 20, at 11:30, we will hold an information session in the sanctuary to share with you what we can provide for you here at the church, including plots in our cemetery and niches in the columbarium for urns. We would love the chance to share thoughts, answer questions and go over the costs for you so you have all of the information you need before you make a decision. Please join us.  -Phil Giuffrida and Pastor Karin

Many adults think falling is common age related problem. The fact is most falls are preventable. Maintaining strength and balance are the keys to healthy aging. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non fatal injuries among the elderly.  Falls effect one in four older adults. Falls can cause serious injuries which are costly and further impacts family and caregivers. It is never too late to start a falls prevention plan.  Learn how to decrease your risk of falling.  Join us in the sanctuary on Sunday, October 27 at 11:30am.

EFT Giving is truly a part of our future. Click the graphic for a recent video from our finance team. Find out more about the benefits of e-giving and how to begin to use e-giving. 

YOU'RE INVITED to join the THE 1111 PROJECT at Joanns in Bel Air for their Grand Reopening, Friday, October 25! We have been named the debut project for their new Creative Studio, right in the middle of the store. We will be there from 9:00am-9:00pm. What an honor and a wonderful opportunity for us to get the word out to all of Harford County! 

Stop by and see us or use the link below to volunteer and spend a couple hours with us demonstrating blanket tying and talking about the project. We will complete 12+ blankets (many of which are being donated by Joanns). Questions may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you so much!  

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084FAEA629A1FD0-the1111

Back by popular demand, Heart Whispers.  Find a rhythm for centering and devotion using benedictine vows.  Starting Tuesday, October 22 at 10:00am and running for 5 weeks.  Please join us. 

We are still in need of additional teachers and/or substitutes. Please consider giving one or two Sundays a month to our children! Lessons plans are provided and easy to pull together. You don’t need to have a degree in theology, it’s not what you know, it’s what’s in your heart. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.

Lots of hands are needed for hard candy making on October 22, 29 and November 5 at 6:00 pm in the kitchen.  Many hands make light work!  Pick one evening or all evenings.  All are welcome and greatly appreciated!

Special orders will be accepted through October 20. Place your special orders today!  The price is $5.00 per 1-lb. bag. Flavors include: butterscotch, cinnamon, grape, lemon, licorice, orange, peppermint, spearmint and wintergreen.  Orders received after the October 20 cannot be guaranteed.  To place orders or for questions, please contact Paula Ward 410-877-1794.

FPU is a powerful way to take hold of your finances and transform your life.  In 6 months, get rid of $5000 debt (the average), use new resources, be empowered to address the friction in your life caused by money.  You will be free from worry about money after this program. 

The first session is now full.  We have added a second time for the 9 session classes due to the popularity of this event.  Wednesdays 6:30-7:45 pm, beginning on November 6. Space is limited! Please sign up in Welcome Center. Child care provided if requested. 

There is a great need for blessing bags to benefit the homeless as it turns cold. We need toothbrushes, small tubes of toothpaste, small packets of wipes, small packets of tissues, chapstick/lip balm, 8 oz bottles of water, granola/protein bars, socks and handwarmers.  You may begin to bring items this Sunday with all items in by Sunday, October 20th. The Sunday School children will then put them all together and give one back to you to keep in your car for those in need. Thanks for helping! 

Come and serve breakfast to help start the day out to the homeless and neediest of Baltimore. 5 people are needed each day. Dates available are: Oct 25, Nov 11, Nov 25, Dec 11 and Dec 16. Sign up sheets are in the Welcome Center. Not able to serve? No worries! The coffee program is still going strong. Please bring your cans of coffee donations and leave them in the Manna House basket in the Welcome Center so that we may serve a 2nd cup! Thank you for giving!

This year we are looking forward to once again bringing joy to children in need throughout the world with filled Christmas boxes and messages of Jesus' birth and love for all His children. Glenn Smith is the point of contact and will be handing out empty shoeboxes to be filled and returned to the church by October 27. Included in the shoeboxes are instructions on how to pack the shoeboxes, what is allowed and a sticker indicating a boy or girl and their age range that is to be attached to the shoebox on its return to the church.
 
Volunteer to serve at the Processing Center for Operation Christmas Child, located at 350 Winmeyer Avenue in Odenton, MD. This is great fun.  Come see how it all works! Dates are:  December 2, 5-10pm (8 people); December 4, 5-10pm (8 people); December 13, 4-10pm (to be filled by 20 youth ages 13 or older). Sign up in the Welcome Center.
 
Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Youth Zone tonight!  6-8:30 PM.  We will be making more blankets for THE 1111 PROJECT! Bring a friend! We will eat, play games and meet together in small groups! 
 
YOUTH ZONE = 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month! 6:00-8:30 pm. All youth in grades 6-12 are welcome!  You are ALWAYS encouraged to bring a friend!  Dinner, Games, Activities, Service, Conversation and FUN! Senior High Youth Nights meet the fourth Wednesday of the month from 7:00-8:30pm.  All youth in grades 9-12 are welcome!

We are excited to announce that our music program here at Fallston UMC is growing. Please come and join us!

The Joyful Noise Choir (pre-school through second grade), meets at 9:00 AM, and is geared to our younger singers while the Alleluia Choir, (third through fifth grade) meets 11:15–12:00, and is for the older elementary aged children. Middle and High School students continue to meet with Mr. Charlie in the choir room after the second service.

Singing in a church choir provides a unique and fun way for children and youth to experience christian fellowship. Learning about God through music also gives them an opportunity to share their own faith by participating in worship.  For further information or questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 410-979-0128.  

Would you or someone you know benefit from a deeply caring Christian conversation with a Stephen Minister? Stephen Ministers are trained to listen with a Christian ear. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.  

Our United Methodist Women’s unit continues to be involved in mission and ministry.  At the recent District meeting, our unit was one to receive affirmation and a certificate for meeting and exceeding our mission goals.  Our UMW are a great group of women who meet monthly to bless others.  From blanket making to working at the UMCOR mission post to creating layette kits to providing snacks for scout Sunday, they are always focused outwardly.  If you would like to be part of this group, please contact Tracey Evans or the church office!

Have you heard? We have over 330 blankets and MANY MORE are in process, but the hospital can need up to 30 a week just for veterans being admitted for the FIRST time! Until Oct. 27th, blanket kits will be on sale for $20. If you haven’t made a blanket or want to make another one, there’s still time! Stop by the table in the Welcome Center. Tie a knot and say Thank You to a veteran! 

All high school students (completed 8th grade - 12th grade in 2020) are welcome to join us as we spend the week making homes warmer, safer and drier, while building relationships with the communities we serve and with each other. We also need adult chaperones. No construction skills necessary, just a willing heart.  Monthly meetings will begin in January, but put it on your calendars now! If you have questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hope to see everyone June 28 - July 2, 2020 for another great Vacation Bible School experience!

There are messages people claim are in the bible, but they really are not. As a result, faith gets tougher. Let's set the record straight so that our faith grows, and we can move mountains. Join us for our October series: The Bible Doesn't Say That!

Our Shred Day fundraiser was a great success! We gathered and shredded over 4,000 pounds of paper and raised money that will be used for camping equipment and to pay for camping trips.  Thanks so much for supporting our scout troops! 

To the Congregation at Fallston United Methodist Church,
On behalf of many families here at the ARC NCR, we would like to send our heart-felt thanks for all of the backpacks and school supplies!  With your generous gift, you have touched the lives of many and brought joy to each student who arrived at school on day 1!.  With gratitude, Flossie Rosser"

Adult Sunday School has room for you! We are reading "Christianity and World Religions" by Adam Hamilton.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or join us this Sunday in the Conference Room at 9:00 am. 

The churches of the Fallston Ministerium are jointly hosting DISCIPLE Bible study.  It is a 34-week course that will change your life. Learn about the Bible and what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.  Know what each book is about and where to find what.

  • *Home reading in between class sessions.
  • *Great conversations with neighbors who will become friends on the journey.
  • *Pastors from different perspectives sharing leadership, engaging in the conversation, and eager to share.
  • WHEN:  Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm.
  • COST:  $30 for your workbook

Ready to do something fun, exciting, that makes a huge difference to the reign of God in the world? Just email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the team you are interested in and we will be in touch!  

  1. Be part of our tech team.
  2. Be part of our worship team.
  3. Serve on the church council.
  4. Serve on the LOCK UP team.
  5. Serve on our Missions Team.
  6. Go to Puerto Rico in October on a mission from GOD!
  7. Develop a Parish Nursing Program.
  8. Help with FREE COFFEE Fridays!
  9. Join one of our choirs this fall (Kids, Youth, Handbell, Chancel)
  10. Help with back pack collection.
  11. Be trained to occasionally lead the kitchen crew for various church events.
  12. Coffee servers on Sundays.
  13. Serve at one of the soup kitchens.
  14. Join the team at Hart Heritage on a First Tuesday.
  15. Help create our videos.
  16. Help with Haiti missions.
  17. Be a greeter at 10:15am
  18. Be in charge of our landscaping!
  19. WEEDING!!
  20. Provide hospitality at conference event at FUMC Oct. 26.

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 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 of each week.  

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