Fallston Presbyterian Church
600 Fallston Road, PO Box 54
Fallston, Maryland 21047
Telephone: (410) 879-PRAY (7729)
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.
Join us in helping those without a place to call home.
We are currently collecting plastic grocery bags to upcycle to mats for the homeless. The bags are cut into strips and then looped together to make the plastic yarn and then is crocheted into a 3’ x 5’ mat. A strap is then crocheted for the mat to be rolled and secured for easy transporting. Help is needed for each step of the process. Feel free to email us or call us if you would be willing to help this worthwhile project!
FAST - Families Acting in Service Together
All families of any age are invited as we become more intentional about giving back to our community. Our goals are to broaden our understanding, our depth of compassion, and our level of engagement in the world around us! FAST engages all of us in collecting things organizations need, as well as using our gifts, time, and energy to make a real connection. FAST meets one Sunday a month at 4:00 pm, for a Bible story, information about the organization(s) we are serving, and then a hands-on activity to benefit the organization. Here's the fall schedule:
For February's F.A.S.T - we will be collecting much needed items for care packages to send to our troops! Any donations can be sent to Fellowship Hall at our Church. Below is the link to see what items can be sent. Stay tuned for a date where when we can set up and pack our boxes!
FAST is a collaboration between the church, our Community Pre-K, and Girl Scout Troop 985.
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 To Prayer with Children
1. I’m Thankful For…
2. I’m Sorry For…
3. I’m Praying For…
4. I Love God Because…
Praying this 4-step prayer with your children helps them become aware of all the ways they are part of God’s world. It helps children develop that ‘attitude of gratitude’, while seeing needs they can meet and things they can do better! Using this prayer regularly develops a wonderful discipline of prayer, and you as a parent can join in too! I also encourage my children to tell God about how they feel at the end of the day.