At FUMC you’ll find the opportunity for spiritual growth, inspirational worship, loving fellowship and the chance to provide service to others. Our worship services are all about honoring and praising our Lord and Savior. It’s a time when we gather together to experience the presence of the Holy Spirit, and express our joy and gratitude. It’s also a time of prayer, and embracing the power of God’s word to touch us when we, our loved ones, or our extended world family are hurting and awaken hope for the hopeless. We invite you to celebrate the Good News in Jesus Christ!
Fallsington United Methodist Church is located in the middle of Historic Fallsington, PA, on the corner of Lacross Street and Yardley Avenue, directly across the street from the Fallsington Elementary School. We’re open and inviting, warm and friendly. Our services are alive, exciting and growing. Guests often say they feel at home immediately. No matter where you are in your faith journey, we would love to have you join us.
Our doors are open...
Everyone is welcome at Fallsington United Methodist Church. Our members and friends include people from a variety of different backgrounds, different occupations, and different spiritual upbringings. People from all walks of life are finding the warmth of God's love at Fallsington United Methodist Church. We pray that you find God's love here too.
As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of our Church. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.
This year we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Fallsington United Methodist Church. In 1868, just three years following the end of the Civil War, our church was chartered and incorporated, and so began our rich history of Christ-centered ministry and service.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is made up of about 415 churches, which serve nearly 103,000 members in 16 counties. Led by Bishop Peggy A. Johnson, the Conference’s mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Our Worship Leaders
Rev. Joe Martin
Our pastor is the Reverend Joe Martin. A Licensed Local Pastor in the United Methodist Church, Joe has a unique story to tell. As a former atheist, he found God and now shares his unique insights and message with us every Sunday.
As a boy and young man Joe was heavily involved in drama programs and studied acting, directing and producing. His first paying job was at the age of 16, when he sang and played in a band in night clubs, bars and restaurants right here in Bucks County.
That experience prepared him well for a career spanning 40 years with New Jersey Public Television, where he served as producer, camera man, and senior editor. Together with his wife, Penny, he owned and operated the Bucks County Dinner Theatre (later named the Headley Manor Dinner Theatre) where they produced and directed Broadway musicals and plays for ten years. During this time Joe and Penny became heavily involved with the community, our schools, the CVB, Chamber of Commerce, and many businesses throughout Bucks County. Penny also had strong ties to the church. Joe, however, remained an adamant atheist.
Joe’s passions in life were his family, entertaining, theater and flying. After his dinner theater was forced to shut down, he went back to flight school to regain his aviation license, bought an airplane, and started flying again. He thought he was flying high, but he had no idea what God had in store for him…
Today, Joe’s foremost passion is God. His greatest enjoyment is reading and studying the Bible in great depth, and sharing his love of Jesus with everyone he meets as a Licensed Local Pastor at Fallsington United Methodist Church. "I’ve always been a very happy and positive person all my life, but I never knew the true meaning of happiness until I started serving our Lord and Savior.”
Joe and Penny have been married for over 40 years, and have three children and three grandchildren. Penny is active in both FUMC and the community as a leader in providing outreach for the needy, and serves as Joe’s steadfast supporter and partner.
minister of music
Edward Ferdinand began his early piano studies at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he was accepted on full scholarship, studying under international pianist, Jorge Bolet. Mr. Ferdinand made his solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 15 and has since appeared as a soloist with numerous other symphonies. He has also made his Carnegie Hall debut at age 17 for the Leschetitzky Association. His performances include those for visiting dignitaries from abroad and from the White House.
Mr. Ferdinand was awarded first prize in the Gindhart Piano Competition and was also awarded a full Damrosch Scholarship to study at the Fontainebleau School of Music in France, under famed pedagogues Nadia Boulanger and Gaby Casadesus. Shortly after, he became a scholarship student of Martin Canin at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, where he holds the Bachelor of Music and the Master of Music Degrees. During his studies at Juilliard, Mr. Ferdinand received the Metropolitan Music School Award, one of Juilliard’s highest honors. He was also featured on the CBS-TV documentary “Juilliard and Beyond,” hosted by Charles Kuralt. He has performed on television talk shows and radio broadcasts.
In addition to his busy schedule, Mr. Ferdinand finds time to teach on the piano faculties of both the Bucks County Community College in Newtown, Pennsylvania and the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, where he has many prize-winning students in both local and national competitions.