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Holy Week Worship Schedule

Thu 4/9, 6:00pm: Maundy Thursday Service 
For Maundy Thursday, a recorded service will be posted at 6:00pm on Facebook and Youtube to view. The service will include an optional time for you to pause the video and take action either alone or with the persons you may be viewing with. Those options include: 1) Sharing a Love Feast with your family by sharing a meal while watching the service. 2) Washing one another’s feet/hands. 3) Private time for journaling, reflection, and writing in the comment section with guided questions. Further instructions for each of these options will be emailed ahead of time before the service.How To Connect: Visit www.facebook.com/faithfoxchapel or www.youtube.com/channel/UCKYn27v4Dl7sIWIxPMW9ZCQ

Friday, 4/10, 6:30pm: Good Friday Tenebrae Virtual Worship
A Service of Tenebrae, or “Shadows,” is based on a twelfth–century late night/early morning service and is an extended meditation on the passion of Christ. [...]

Worship With Us Online! -

All in-person worship services are canceled until further notice due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, you can still worship with us online every Sunday at 10:00am!

Livestream: Facebook Live

Recordings of Previous Services: YouTube


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 the kids entertained and doing fun activities. Sue does arts and crafts with the kids, and if you look closely at the picture, one of the kids is painting a flower on [...]
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!
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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2019-2020 Holy Communion Project -

New! Into the Mystery – A Lenten Study on Holy Communion  From ancient stories to elaborate tables to devout fasting and joyous feasting – the practice of Holy Communion is rich with imagery, metaphor, and meaning. As a part of our church’s year-long Holy Communion project, this 6-week class will examine some of the deep images and themes associated with Holy Communion and how it can better prepare us for a deep experience of Christ’s presence. Begins Wednesday 3/5. Free resources provided for all class participants. Contact Pastor Ben to sign up.  

Save the Date – Church Retreat
As a part of our yearlong project on Holy Communion, Faith UMC is taking a church retreat to deepen our appreciation of the sacrament and our relationships with God and one another. The retreat begins Friday evening, May 1st and all day [...]
Vine of Faith Student Ministry -

Vine of Faith is for students in grades 6-12, focused on relationship building, spiritual growth, and service – led by Pastor Scott & Shannon Shaffer.


Upcoming Events

April 9, 2020
  • Craig in Music Room
    April 9, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm    

  • Maundy Thursday Service - Facebook Video
    April 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm    

  • The Neighborhood Table
    April 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm     Roots of Faith

April 10, 2020
  • Good Friday Tenebrae - Facebook Live
    April 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm    

April 12, 2020
  • No Worship Service at Faith UMC
    April 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am     Faith UMC

  • Virtual Worship Service - Facebook Live
    April 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am    

  • No Worship Service at Roots of Faith
    April 12, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm     Roots of Faith

April 13, 2020
  • No ROF Women's Small Group
    April 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm    

April 14, 2020
  • Sharpsburg Rocks
    April 14, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Circles - Online
    April 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith

April 15, 2020
  • Men's Small Group
    April 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am     Roots of Faith

  • Craig in Music Room
    April 15, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm    

    Office Hours

  • Leadership Board Meeting - Zoom
    April 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm