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Pastor: Rev. Dr. Karin Walker 

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

We are seeking a holy family for our 7pm Christmas Eve service.  We need a baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph.  Siblings will also be included in costume.  Please let Pastor Karin know if you would like to help. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Boy Scout Troop 899 is sponsoring Breakfast with Santa this Saturday, December 7.  Two seating times are available:  8am-10am or 10am-12:00noon.  Cost is $7 for ages 13 and up, $5 for ages 2-12, and under 2 are free.  Menu includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, bagels, muffins, juice, tea and coffee.  RSVP by TODAY to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Please include seating time and number of people attending).

Youth Zone Tonight, December 4th. Feel free to bring a friend!  6:00-8:30!  Food, fun, and faith!
 
On December 13th we will be going to the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center from 4:00-10:00.  We need more youth and also adult drivers.  We will be organizing many, many shoe boxes full of gifts to be given to kids all over the world!  Just think, you might touch toys that will be delivered halfway across the world!  Please check your calendar and let me know tomorrow if you can come.  You must be 13 to attend.  Bring a friend!  (We will stagger our trips...so if you can't leave to get there by 4:00, that is ok!)
 
On Sunday, December 15th at 11:30 we will be having our annual Wal-mart run and Christmas present sorting and wrapping!  This is always a great time to get gifts ready for needy families in our area!  Please respond if you are able to come and help that afternoon!  Bring a friend!  We will have pizza. (We also need adult drivers)
 
December 18th will be our Youth Zone Christmas Party!  We will play games and have Christmas music and talk about the true meaning of Christmas and what it means for our lives!  This is an awesome time to bring a friend!
 
Contact Ms. Joy to volunteer!  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please come and join us this Tuesday, December 10 at 6:30pm for our December meeting and toy exchange.  Come in your jammies and enjoy some snacks and hot chocolate while we make a Christmas craft.  You may also like to bring some gently used toys or books to "sell" for $1 (no stuffed animals please).  Hope to see you there!

If you were not able to commit to attending any of the study sessions, but would still like to read the book "The Journey" by Adam Hamilton, we have plenty of extra copies available in the Welcome Center - just $10 each. This would be a meaningful addition to your personal devotion time in preparation for Christmas and/or you can join Tonya Chandler (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) on Sunday, December 8 and Sunday, December 15 right after 2nd service from 11:30-12:30 for discussion. 

Join us for a Monthly Men's Group, Wednesday, December 11 at 6:00 pm for dinner and devotions. Red Robin in Harford Mall. Contact Howard Bond for details. 

Make this holy season especially meaningful this year through alternative giving plans! Please consider some of the following ideas. What would it be like to give away the same amount you spend on family and friends?

Angel Gifts These are gifts of mission or gifts to bless the church. See the whole list in the welcome center. Purchase one in honor of someone and they will receive a card from the church letting them know of your gift; or you can choose to give them the card yourself.

Families In Need Gifts Take a card with you from the table in the welcome center, purchase the gift and return by December 16. Please return it in a gift bag and place the tag in the bag. What a great way to help others in need.

Christmas Miracle Offering (Matching Challenge!) You will receive a letter in the mail with a special offering envelope for our miracle offering. We will be paying the school lunch debt for several schools in our communities. **We are hoping to multiply loaves and fish so that children and youth can eat lunch each day at school. The school lunch policy in Harford County allows debt to follow a student from elementary school into middle and high school. Ultimately, these kids end up not eating lunch. While there is free and reduced lunch available, many families do not fill out the form due to embarrassment and fear of the government. We have a donor that has challenged the congregation to match up to $10,000 for this effort. All monies in these envelopes or checks marked school lunch debt will be given to this effort. PLEASE consider it.

Food Aware During the holiday season, Americans generally gain up to 10 pounds simply because there is more food, less daylight, and additional social events. As a way to be in solidarity with those who are hungry in the world, in our country, and in our community, what if we simply ate less rather than more. And each time we choose not to eat a second helping, or eat half a serving rather than a whole one, we offer a prayer for someone who is hungry. Beginning today, join me in a hunger awareness challenge of losing pounds through this season. 

Did you miss your hard candy at the bazaar? Have you finished your bag and are in need of some more? Did you forget to buy candy for your someone special? Not to worry! Adult Fellowship made extras and will be selling hard candy between and after services on Sunday. See Paula Ward in the Welcome Center! 

We will be welcoming new members on December 15.  If you are interested in joining the church, please contact Pastor Karin - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please consider spending an hour a week with a fantastic group of kiddos, looking for one or two adults to share the love of God with them! Lessons plans are provided and easy to pull together. 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.

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.  

Manna House needs gently used jackets for men, women, and children to help keep the homeless warm. Coffee donations are being accepted as well. Please drop off your items in the Welcome Center.

Blessing Bags, filled with a water bottle, healthy snack, chap stick and hard warmers, are available in the Welcome Center. Take one to keep in your car to be able to give when you see someone in need. 

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 here at Fallston and how to begin to use e-giving. 

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. 

A veteran - whether active duty, discharged, retired or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount up to and including his/her life. Thank you to the congregation for your contributions to our video tribute. Click the picture to watch!

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non fatal injuries among among older adults and the elderly. Ideas for fall prevention are shared in this checklist. https://www.cdc.gov/steadi/pdf/check_for_safety_brochure-a.pdf

Wanted - One business manager to oversee the business aspects of The Friendship Players’ annual dinner theater. This person works closely with the director, organizes and motivates the teams for the duties around income and expenses for this event. The dinner theater is a major fund raiser for FUMC. Over 23 years the Players have raised over $120,000.

Join us to round out our dedicated organization of individuals who are passionate about serving the Lord with our combined spiritual gifts.  If you are interested in more information, contact the director, June Bond, at 410-206-2312 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The event is in the fall of 2020, BUT the time to build the team is NOW.

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!
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.

Save the Date!  We hope to see everyone June 28 - July 2, 2020 for another great Vacation Bible School experience!  Watch in January for opportunities to sign up and volunteer! 

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 on a mission from GOD!
  7. Develop a Parish Nursing Program.
  8. Join one of our choirs this fall (Kids, Youth, Handbell, Chancel)
  9. Help with collections.
  10. Be trained to occasionally lead the kitchen crew for various church events.
  11. Coffee servers on Sundays.
  12. Serve at one of the soup kitchens.
  13. Join the team at Hart Heritage on a First Tuesday.
  14. Help create our videos.
  15. Help with Haiti missions.
  16. Be a greeter at 10:15am

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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