The village that time forgot
In the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania, just north of Philadelphia, at the falls of the Delaware River, lies the three hundred-year old Village of Fallsington. Historically, Fallsington was significant as a religious, social, and market center for the surrounding community as well as a stop-over point for stagecoach travelers. William Penn, while in residence at nearby Pennsbury Manor, attended religious services in Fallsington. Originally a Quaker community, Historic Fallsington is part of the fabric of Lower Bucks County. The village consists of more than 90 historic buildings of varying architectural styles from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The Fallsington Historic Society has protected the heritage of the village since the early 1950's when development was starting to encroach on this historic community. Though tucked away, the village of Fallsington is located in Falls Township near Levittown, Fairless Hills, and Morrisville, Pennsylvania. For more information about Historic Fallsington, visit www.historicfallsington.org.
Fallsington United Methodist Church is known as an active, loving, compassionate, Christ-centered church by the individuals, businesses and government in the Lower Bucks County community. Service to our community is important to our congregation. Our Missions Committee works closely with local schools to provide holiday food baskets and school supplies for families who may be struggling to make ends meet. We support local non-profit agencies that help the homeless and others in need. A delicious free "Shared Meal" is prepared for the homeless and others on the first Monday of each month. We also stock a pantry of non-perishable food items to give to those in need. More information about these programs is on our Missions page.
Because of our desire to reach more of our neighbors with the Good News of Jesus Christ, Fallsington United Methodist Church organized an Outreach Committee for the purpose of reaching out and connecting with our community. It is through this committee’s fundraising events that this is accomplished. Some of these events are the Memorial Day Parade Hot Dog Sale, the Pasta Dinner in April, Lunch with Santa, and the Living Nativity. All of the monies raised are given back to the church for needs including the Building Fund, Camp Scholarship Fund, Youth and Kid's Club Funds, Vacation Bible School Fund, and Living Nativity expenses, to name just a few. See our Events page for more details.
Historic Fallsington Day
Historic Fallsington Day celebrates the village's past and present. This annual event is always held on the second Saturday in October—rain or shine—with no gate admission. This time-honored event, designed to captivate and enchant the entire family, features a full day of programming and activities beginning at 10:00 a.m. and continuing until 4:30 p.m. Members of the community and visitors alike are invited to enjoy a day of family fun, featuring folksingers, puppet shows, jugglers; colonial dancing, Native American dancing, demonstrations of colonial skills, shopping at craft tables, flea markets,book sales; tours of museum buildings and churches, children's activities, bake sales, a quilt raffle and a wide array of delicious foods for sale.
Historic Fallsington Day is a big day for our church. It is an opportunity to welcome hundreds of visitors through our doors. Many volunteers are needed to make this day a success. Sign-up sheets are posted in our narthex beginning in September. Invite your friends & neighbors to visit our church and eat lunch downstairs in our Fellowship Hall (we are famous for our delicious vegetable beef soup and sloppy joes!) or take home some soup to-go. We also have additional eating venues in front of the church and at Meetinghouse Square where we offer hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade chili and more. Have a sweet tooth? Don't miss our bake sale, which always has a variety of home-made goodies at great prices. Our annual flea market is a bargain-hunter's delight and is always a big success!
Our Live Nativity
Voted "Best of Bucks County" for outdoor events, Fallsington United Methodist Church's Live Nativity is the pride of our Outreach Committee and our church. Live animals—donkeys, goats, sheep, and Abdul the camel—are on display on our front lawn in front of a stable built by the men of our congregation. Volunteers perform the roles of Joseph, Mary, shepherds, angels and wise men for the three nights before Christmas, on December 21st, 22nd and 23rd, with the Holy Family only on December 24th. It is not uncommon for a live baby to play the starring role of baby Jesus! Hot chocolate and cookies are available in our Fellowship Hall for the visitors to the Live Nativity. There is no charge for this event, but donations are gratefully accepted.