Fallston Presbyterian Church
600 Fallston Road, PO Box 54
Fallston, Maryland 21047
Telephone: (410) 879-PRAY (7729)
Fax: (410) 803-0138
Welcome to Fallston Presbyterian Church. We invite you to come and experience the presence of Christ in our loving and welcoming church family. Located in Fallston, Maryland, we have been serving God and the people of Harford County and beyond for over 130 years. We are committed to sharing the Good News of God’s grace and the blessings of our lives with our neighbors and each other.
We are called by Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit to share God’s unconditional love with all…therefore, drawing upon the power of the Holy Spirit, we seek to enlighten, enliven, empower, encourage, and unleash ourselves, our gifts, and our blessings so that all God’s children may be nourished and grow by faith in Jesus Christ.
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News about Fallston Pre-K
This week, the Session took action on the financial parts of the contract parents have signed for 2013-14. The Session has waived the 9 month tuition requirement and will return deposits for all parents who request it. The Session wants each family to have the chance to decide the best place for their child next year, and we will be in contact once we have our new director in place so that you can learn about our plans for the fall. If you would like the opportunity to hold your spot while you consider other programs, you may leave your deposit here for now, knowing that you may request its return any time over the next 2 1/2 months, through June 15. If you would like your deposit back now, we have a process ready! For those of you who wish to request your deposit back, please send a letter to the church (Box 54, Fallston), signed by the person who signed the 2013-2014 contract. Please indicate in your letter who the check should go to (it needs to be returned to the person who wrote the deposit check - please include their address!). You may alternately request that your deposit be applied against your tuition for the remainder of this school year. Your letter needs to be postmarked by June 15.
After June 15, if your deposit is still with us, then we'll look forward to welcoming your child to school in the fall! All the provisions of your contract go back into effect, just like any normal school year. In the next month, we'll be seeking a new director, and will invite you to meet that person. In the meantime, we'll be holding parent meetings to answer your questions about these and other matters as much as we can. You can come:
Monday, March 25, 2013 - 10:30 am
Thank you for your letters, communications, and patience while we move ahead. The email we have set up - email@example.com will remain open, and you may contact us at any time with further questions and concerns. We're also working to get regular email communication out to parents.
From the Pastor: As I serve Fallston Presbyterian Church, I want us to be real about our faith and our lives. There is a lot that happens in life that’s outside of our hopes and dreams. There is a lot that happens in life that disappoints and scares us. Still, our God is bigger than all of this, and it is God to whom we turn in good times and bad. It is God who can receive our tears and praises, our doubts and promises. It is God who loves us beyond what we can imagine.
We seek to foster a welcoming community here, a place where each of us can grow in our relationship with God and each other, a place where we can be open about our joys and sorrows. From the preschool to the seniors’ group, the youth ministry to the mission work at the shelter, Fallston Presbyterian seeks to serve God and others, and to involve all of us in developing our gifts so we can give them away!
The meaning at the heart of each of our lives is found in being face to face with God who loves us, and then using who we are through God to make a difference in our world. We commit to live into this each and every day.
About the Pastor: Rev. Kimberly Secrist Ashby was ordained into the ministry in 2000, and has served as an Associate Pastor for Christian Education as well as a solo Pastor. She and her two children, Megan and Melissa, are excited to be part of the Fallston/Bel Air community. Kimberly enjoys cooking and baking, reading and speaking Spanish. She is a member of the board of the Center for Emotional Intelligence and Human Relations Skills, and has worked in Hispanic ministry, led youth retreats, trained youth advisors, and helped renovate a manse and a food pantry. She highly values keeping the church involved in spiritual growth and community service.
Pastor Kimberly’s Four Steps