Confirmation Sunday 2This Sunday at the 10:15 service, we will recognize our 2018 confirmands.  Join us for this joyous celebration!

pickleballThe pickleball group will not meet on Monday, April 30, but will resume play on Monday, May 7.

baked goods 6The Fallston Festival needs baked goods for the bake table. Please label your item and note if it contains nuts or is gluten-free. Please drop off goods on Friday, May 4 by 8:00 pm, or Saturday, May 5 by 9:00 am. Thank you!

help wanted 5The Adult Fellowship group needs your help with a few stations at the Fallston Festival on Saturday, May 5.  Volunteers are needed from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm; click here to sign-up.  Thank you for your assistance!

Bible study 1The Wednesday morning group is starting a new study on April 25 on using the book “The Daniel Dilemma (How to Stand Firm and Love Well in a Culture of Compromise)” by Chris Hodges. Join us at 7:00 am for an hour of discussion. Books available in the office

Unafraid“Unafraid” is a study by Adam Hamilton looking at the scriptures which talk about fear. We live in a world where there seems to be a lot of fear and the unknown. Join us Tuesdays for a 5-week study starting April 24. Classes are 6:00 to 6:45 am at the Fallston McDonalds, or 10:00 to 11:30 am at church, or 6:30 to 8:00 pm at church. Sign-up via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in the Welcome Center.  Books are available in the office.

food pantryThrough the end of April, we will be collecting food items for the pantry at Perry Hall United Methodist Church. Items needed include: canned fruit, canned meats, canned stews, canned vegetables, canned tuna, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, spaghetti sauce, and health bars. Please leave donations in the baskets in the Welcome Center. Thank you for helping feed the hungry.

softballReady to play? Our coed softball team will take to the field once again and is seeking players. Come and be part of a great group of people. You must be at least 18 years old to play; there is no upper age limit, but it does help if you can get around the bases after you get a hit. Players of all talents are welcome. See Clint Gardner if you are interested. You can This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. him  or see him on Sunday mornings in the sound booth. Double-header games are Sundays at 4:00 pm and begin May 20.

cameraOn Easter Sunday, many families took pictures near our “Risen” backdrop in the narthex. We’d love to use some of those pictures on our slideshows. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. pictures to the office.

sofaNext Step Housing has a client who is looking for the following furniture: good sofa (neutral color), twin or double bed, two dressers/chest of drawers, night stands, and kitchen table/chairs. If you have items to donate, please contact Carol Yocum at 410-464-2600, ext. 224.

2018 Fallston Festival flyer

Golf OutingRegister now for Fallston UMC's 20th annual Golf Tournament on Monday, June 11.  The cost is $105 per golfer which includes green fees, carts, range balls, and breakfast.  We are also accepting hole sponsorships for $100.  Click here for more information.  For questions, contact Mike Walker at 410-557-9726 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

you can helpGlenn and Betty Megill's condomium in Perryville was destroyed by fire this past weekend.  We are accepting donations via our website (under Members in Need) to help them get back on their feet.  Or, you may write a check payable to FUMC and place it in the offering plate on Sunday, or drop it off at the office.  Thank you.

Mom2MomThe Mom2Mom (formerly Mothers of Preschoolers) group is seeking help with child care for our last meeting of the year on May 15, from 6:30-8:30 pm. If you have just two hours to spare and can hold and help entertain a baby, please contact email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 410-937-4663. Thank you! Moms together make better moms and a better world!

become a member 1If you are interested in joining FUMC but could not attend the meeting last Sunday, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ChildcareWe are now offering child care for all children through 5th grade from 11:30 to 12:30 every Sunday so children can have fun playing while their parents attend meetings after church.  Child care staff will be in the gym to supervise your children.  No need to sign-up - if there's a Sunday meeting scheduled, child care will be offered.

Stephen Ministry new 1Stephen Ministers are the ‘after care’ people. They are ready to come alongside you and provide comfort and support …
• after the funeral, when everyone has left and the emotions you’ve been holding in, come crashing in on you;
• when you receive a pink slip with your final paycheck
• after the last child honks the horn, waves, and drives away – and the house suddenly seems empty
• when the birth of your precious baby makes you feel overwhelmed because you didn’t know how hard it would be to recuperate and take care of your new little one
• when you are juggling a job and providing around the clock care to a loved one

The care received is distinctively Christian. It is not counseling. Training is provided to our Stephen Ministers and all care receiver relationships are confidential and private. Stephen Ministers listen and support our congregation during difficult times in life. For more information you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click here.

church directory 2Updated copies of our church directory are available at the information desk in the narthex. Please let the office know of any changes in address, phone number, or email, or if you would like to be added to the directory. Thank you!

stephen ministryFUMC has commissioned 12 members to provide one-to-one Christian care for our congregation as difficult life situations present. Stephen Ministry is a licensed program where care givers receive 50 hours of training via Stephen Leaders. Stephen Leaders attended a training program from Stephen Ministry in St. Louis. You can go online to find out more about this ministry that FUMC has decided to dedicate time, money and talent as a way of meeting the needs of our congregation. Stephen Ministry is not counseling but it is distinctively Christian Care. Stephen Ministers listen, are present, and journey with those experiencing difficult times. Those requesting care and the care they receive is completely confidential and private. Stephen Ministers go through extensive training, supervision and continuing education so that the best possible care can be offered to someone in need. More information will follow in the monthly newsletter and future e-Enlighteners about Stephen Ministries. You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

FUMC frontJanuary brings with it a shift in responsibilities and committees at the church. We are very grateful to everyone who serves so faithfully in a lot of different ways. If you have rotated off a committee, we hope you are affirmed in the service you have provided. We always invite folks to join us in the various missions and ministries of our congregation and truly are dependent on volunteers responding to God’s call upon their lives. Here is a list of the chairs of each of our committees and groups or a contact person if you would like to participate (this not an exhaustive list—we will keep adding to it). Is there something you think we could do to serve God? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to share your idea.

Adult Fellowship: Jane Giuffrida
Appalachia Service Project Team: Jamie Bobo, Annabel Lusardi, Charlie Phillips
Cemetery Committee: Tom Deck, Peggy Johnson
Chancel Care: Jane Zinkhan
Church Council: Phil Giuffrida
Coffee Ministry: _____________________
Communion Steward: Kristie West
Drug Task Force: Gavin Daly
Fallston Child Care Director: Val Imperiale (staff)
Finance Team: John Wright
Friendship Players: June Bond
Funeral Luncheons/Hospitality: Helen McCann
Meal Train: Jackie Schnell
Greeters: Lisa Greenlund (staff)
Lock-Up Crew: Trustees/Jim DeVack (staff)
Manna House Coordinator: _____________________
Men’s Burger Crawl: Howard Bond
Missions Team: Betty Megill
New Hope: Debbie Eiler
Nominations Committee: Pastor Karin Walker (per Book of Discipline)
Pastor-Parish Relations Committee: Dale Hunsinger
Pickleball Coordinators: Tom & Lynda Deck
Prayer Chain: Lisa Greenlund (staff)
Prayer Shawl Ministry: Lisa Greenlund (staff)
Puerto Rico Coordinator: John Varvaris
Sharing Table: Jamie Bobo
Small Group Coordinator: Annabel Lusardi
Stephen Ministry Coordinator: Jody Varvaris
Stewardship Team: Jim Crane
Sunday School: Michele Louderback (staff)
Tech Crew: Tonya Chandler
Technology Coordinator: Bill Saltzer
Treasurer: Debby Lawrence (staff)
Trustees: Tom Sheckells
United Methodist Women: Tracey Evans
Ushers: Dale Hunsinger
Vacation Bible School: Michele Louderback (staff)
Webmaster: Matt Shoultz
Wee Care Ministry: Lisa Greenlund (staff)
Worship Design Team: Kim Bradley (staff)
Youth Council: Carolyn Wright

We are looking for volunteers to help coordinate several ministries including our Coffee Ministry (inventory and coordinate calendar), Lock-Up Crew (send reminders, calendar), Manna House Coordinator (select dates, coordinate volunteers).