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Circles Kids Program By Outreach Director, Kathleen Stanley

Circles Kids Program By Outreach Director, Kathleen Stanley
Every Tuesday around 5:45pm, the children’s room at Roots of Faith gets filled with kids. We talk a lot about the Circles program and how great our leaders are doing but I felt it was time to talk about one of our unsung heroes. Sue Wasser runs the childcare program for Circles. Each week sue prepares fun activities for 5-7 children. Currently Sue has 3 children in the class who are on the spectrum. I don’t know how she does it, but when I make my rounds on Tuesday night, sue has

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Open Hours at Roots of Faith By Associate Pastor, Ben Phipps

Open Hours at Roots of Faith By Associate Pastor, Ben Phipps
Each week, Roots of Faith is open for community members to gather, serve, and support one another. The doors are open every Mon-Wed from 10-3 and Thurs 9-12. During open hours, multiple people community members come to serve, volunteer, pray, and fellowship with one another. It’s one small way we build community in Sharpsburg!

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Conversations About Race By Lead Pastor, Scott Shaffer

Conversations About Race By Lead Pastor, Scott Shaffer
Over the past two weeks, five leaders from Faith Church and Roots of Faith have been participating in the Pittsburgh District “Conversations about Race” at three locations around the District. Each week’s conversation has included prayer, Bible Study, informative videos, and research-based PowerPoint slides and handouts—all aimed at opening up conversations about systemic racism in our society. It has been inspiring to receive information and inspiration that will enable our church accomplish our vision of Building Community by Reconciling People with God and One Another.

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World Day of Prayer

World Day of Prayer: Friday, March 6, 11:00am at Faith UMC. Service followed by light lunch — suggested donation $8.00. RSVP requested for childcare and lunch at 412-828-3197. 2020 Focus Country: Zimbabwe. Speaker: Sandra Matoushaya, Native of Zimbabwe and Western PA UMC Missional Engagement Coordinator. …

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Messy Church

Tue, Jan. 14th at 5:30pm—Messy Communion Messy Church is a monthly worship experience –including dinner, crafts, adult bible study, and worship celebration time – designed for busy families and people of all ages to connect with God and one another in a casual setting. Because life is Messy!


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Lutheran-Methodist Communion Celebration

Lutheran-Methodist Communion Celebration: Monday, February 24th at 7:00pm at Roots of Faith. Join us for Worship & Holy Communion celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the ELCA-UMC full communion agreement. Sponsored by Faith United Methodist Church & Roots of Faith, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church & First English Lutheran Church. Rev. Scott Shaffer, Preaching; Rev. David Rike, Presiding; Rev. Ben Phipps, Assisting. Refreshments and time for conversation following the service. RSVP appreciated but not required: mj.kozlowski@faithfoxchapel.org


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The Current

The Current: Saturday, March 28th, 1-5pm at Christ UMC Bethel Park. Join us for inspiring worship, relevant messages, and energizing conversations, as we envision a fully inclusive and theologically diverse United Methodist Church!  Keynote Speaker: Rev. Junius Dotson, CEO of Discipleship Ministries. Childcare available. More information and registration at www.thecurrentwpa.com


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Light Up Night

Saturday, December 14th at 6:00m

Join Roots of Faith as we seek to bless our community by signing up to volunteer at Sharpsburg’s Light Up Night. Volunteers will gather at Roots of Faith at 5:30 and we will help our borough celebrate the holidays! Contact Pastor Ben for more information.  (R)


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