Worship at Fallsington United Methodist Church
Our Vision: We envision a “Christ-Centered” church that welcomes all by providing spiritual growth, inspirational worship, loving fellowship and service to others.
Worship is for everyone who longs for God: believers and seekers. Worship is about honoring and praising our Lord and Savior. It is a time when we gather together to experience the presence of the Holy Spirit, and express our joy and gratitude. The power of God's word touches those who are hurting and awakens hope for the hopeless.
Fallsington United Methodist Church offers a scripturally-based, traditional liturgy in a family-friendly, casual setting. Traditional United Methodist hymns are led by our organist and our choir performs during Advent, Lent and on other holidays. Communion is offered on the first Sunday of the month. Although there is a common structure to each worship service, the individual elements of the service are designed to enhance and communicate the central theme and message of the service and therefore change each week. This service often demonstrates a unique way to worship our Lord and may include presentations by our children, youth, laity, or a special guest. Laity are invited to read scripture and meditations weekly.
You will find a warm and friendly welcome at Fallsington United Methodist Church. We invite you to join us in a celebration of worship, Christian fellowship, study and service. When you become a part of our exciting journey of faith, you will be encouraged, challenged and rewarded with renewed spirituality.
Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month. In the United Methodist Church we practice open communion. All persons are invited to receive the communion elements. There are no restrictions of membership, denomination, or faith. We understand the Holy Communion to be a symbol of God's loving grace extended to all persons.
Communion at Fallsington United Methodist Church is received one of two ways. We receive communion by intinction, which is when you are given a piece of the bread and you dip it lightly into the cup. Communion at the communion rail is also offered. If you prefer not to receive Communion, simply remain in your seat during Communion time. If you are unable to come forward, but would like to partake in Communion, inform an usher and they will be happy to inform the pastors so the elements may be brought to you.
Sunday Worship Service:
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
We invite you to join with us to celebrate the Good News in Jesus Christ!
- Everyone is welcome!
- Children’s Sunday School and Nursery begins following the Children’s Sermon.
- Communion is offered on the first Sunday of the month.
- Large print hymnals are available
- The entire building is handicapped accessible.
- Parking is available on the streets around the church and at Fallsington Elementary school across the street.
- Fellowship with refreshments follows the service.
Use the link below to find out more about any of the programs listed on this page.
Children & Youth Ministries
Children are born with an innate sense of wonder and faith that is real and authentic. Through our children's and youth ministries, Fallsington United Methodist Church offers a variety of programs designed to set children on track for a life-long journey of Christian faith. Age-appropriate lessons are combined with crafts, games, and other activities to keep kids interested in learning. We assure children of God's unfailing love for them and teach them how God's word, the Bible, is a vital tool to help them navigate life's challenges. They will learn to use prayer to speak, listen and offer thanks to God, and that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior. As they grow, they will learn the importance of telling others about Jesus, and will be able to recognize God working in their lives.
safe sanctuaries policy
Fallsington United Methodist Church is committed to providing a safe, supporting atmosphere in which children may learn of the love of God and experience His acceptance and grace. Since justice and hospitality are the twin tenets of God's covenant with His people, we are bound by that covenant to provide a welcoming, safe atmosphere for all who worship and study here. To this end, we embrace and support the Vision of God's Hospitable Community as set forth in The 2008 Book of Resolutions of the United Methodist Church. Copies of Fallsington's Safe Sanctuaries Policy are available in the the church office.
Fallsington United Methodist nursery for infants and preschoolers is available following the Children's Sermon during Sunday worship service. Our nursery is equipped with a crib, changing table, and age-appropriate toys to keep little ones happy. A Bible story and lesson each week help the kids learn to know Jesus.
You know what it's like to be at a crossroad, don't you? That's when you've come to a certain place in life and you have to make a decision. You ask yourself, "Will I do this or this?" Much of teenage life is that way, but you'll never be at that crossroad alone. God is always by your side.
The O.A.T.H. (Only Alive Through Him) youth group is available to youth between ages 13-18 to share guidance received from God and others. O.A.T.H. youth annually attend Christian youth events, such as the Rock Youth Retreat in Ocean City, MD. They raise money for events through a Hoagie Sale, Car Wash, Rent-A-Youth program, Popcorn Sales and other fundraising opportunities. The youth also participate in special Sunday worship services. O.A.T.H. meetings held on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 6 pm.
children's sunday school
FUMC's Sunday School meets every Sunday throughout the year, following the Children's Sermon during Sunday worship service. This program provides a faith foundation on which children can build a life of Christian learning and growth. All children ages 5 through 12 are welcome to join us as we learn about the Bible and God’s love for us.
Vacation Bible School
During the summer months, Fallsington United Methodist Church holds Vacation Bible School (VBS), a multi-day event for children aged 3-12. This program is a fun and exciting way for children to learn about the Bible and the power of God's love. Each year a different theme is selected, and our church is transformed to set the stage for skits, songs, crafts, snacks, lessons, and more. Some past themes have included:
- Setting Sail for Jesus (nautical theme)
- Blast Off! Launching Kids on A Mission of God’s Love (space theme)
- Adventures on Promise Island (tropical theme)
Information on this year's program will be posted on our Events page when available.
KID'S CLUB Ministry
Kids in grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 are invited to join Kid's Club. Meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 6 pm. Kids are taught to recognize God's will and how He directs their paths. Meetings are fun, spiritual, and educational, and include crafts, games and prayer. Outings, fundraisers, themed parties, and other special events are also planned.
The Eastern PA Conference owns and operates four unique, scenic camp and retreat centers spread across different regions of the conference: Pocono Plateau in the upper Northeast; Carson-Simpson Farm just north of Philadelphia; Innabah, more centrally located in Spring City; and Gretna Glen in the Northwest area.
We believe that every child deserves a chance to be embraced by God’s love, as experienced in the caring, life-changing environment of summer camp. For that reason, Fallsington United Methodist Church maintains a Camp Fund to help families offset the costs associated with their children attending one of these summer camps.
Learn more about summer camp programs.
The First Epistle of Paul, Chapter 12, speaks of the diversity of spiritual gifts we have, yet they are of the same Spirit. God has indeed blessed each of us with special talents which we can put to good use—to glorify Him—at Fallsington United Methodist Church. We have a number of committees that are always looking for a helping hand. There are opportunities to teach Sunday School, nursery, or help lead our youth. Perhaps you love to praise the Lord through music. Or you hear a calling to help those who need a hand. The sky is the limit when it comes to ways our congregation can participate. Our leadership is always open to new ideas and suggestions. We want you to know that great feeling of being involved!
Bible study classes are available periodically throughout the year to provide spiritual education and fellowship with others. To accommodate the schedules of participants, generally daytime and evening classes are offered. Additionally, small prayer and study groups are encouraged to provide additional opportunities for people to share their faith, study the Word of God, and provide spiritual support to one another during challenging times. Occasionally groups take part in weekend retreats which offer a change of scenery and opportunities to reflect on God, His Word, and the Holy Spirit at work in our lives.
Information on current Bible Studies will be posted on our Events page when available.
Christ Servant Ministry training for Lay Leadership
Do you feel God’s nudge to lead? Perhaps it's an encouraging word from someone in your church or the sense that a specific scripture was written just for you. Lay leadership is critical to the life and health of our churches. And, you can explore concepts of Christian leadership within the United Methodist Church as well as your own potential as a leader during interactive training sessions offered for lay leadership. Maybe you've accepted a position of leadership and are hoping for information on how to live into that role according to God's plan for you. Learn more about lay ministry programs in the United Methodist Church.
Believing in the power of prayer, FUMC members pray expectantly for the needs and concerns of our church, members, friends, community, and nation. During each Sunday worship service, members of our congregation voice their praises and prayer concerns. The names of those lifted in prayer are added to our prayer list which is printed in the weekly bulletin. Prayer requests can also be submitted each week by filling out an index card and leaving it in the Prayer box in the Narthex. Our church also maintains a private Facebook "Prayer Room," a place for our congregation to post prayer requests, praises, poems, scripture, spiritual pictures and "God moments." If you have a prayer concern, you may also call the church office at 215-295-1379 or use our Contact Us form to submit your prayer request.
Music Ministry through our Worship Choir
The Worship Choir at Fallsington United Methodist Church is a twenty-member ensemble that performs throughout the year during worship services, particularly during the Advent and Lenten Seasons as well as during other important observances. The Choir rehearses after the 9:30 a.m. worship service from mid-September through May. Other rehearsals are called for as needed. New members are always welcome.
The Choir can be heard on a CD recording, “A Fallsington Christmas,” which is available for sale in the church office and at the Historic Fallsington Society Store. A new CD is underway to celebrate our church's 150th anniversary.
FUMC Men's Group missions are served both inside and outside our church. The group serves breakfast to the congregation for special occasions, such as Mother's Day. All of the food items are donated in order to maximize funds. Donations received at these events are used for various mission projects. In the past, our funds were given to the Missions committee for the Food for Friends mission for feeding the homeless and those in need. Another year, the Men's Group funds were used inside the church for the carpet and flooring replacement projects. The Men's Group also organizes a Labor Day Food for Friends picnic-style supper.