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Blessing of the Backpacks Sunday, August 25th-
Sunday, August 25th at Faith UMC Students are invited to bring their backpacks to be blessed at the 10am worship service, as we pray for our students and teachers as they begin a new School Year!
Circles Sharpsburg Works-
By Kathleen Stanley, Outreach Director
Adina joined our new Circles Class In March of 2019. Adina was a visitor at the Neighborhood Table where she found out about the Circles Program. She was 6 months pregnant and homeless. Adina was told that without a place to live and some type of income, that the hospital would have to turn her child over to CYF. We knew we had to move fast! In two months we were able to help Adina get on Cash Assistance, Food Stamps and we enrolled her into a program that will pay her rent for a year! Getting an apartment was a challenge even with a sponsor. Because of our community contacts we were able to have the background check, credit check and deposit waived. We are working to get her free furniture [...]
Fox Hill Preschool Summer Camp 2019-
Fox Hill Preschool Summer Camp 2019 By Denise Patricca, Preschool Director Summer Camp allows our students to enjoy the beautiful outdoor trail at Fox Hill Preschool! Children attending our 5-week program have the opportunity to explore and discover the many exciting and challenging nature activities. This unstructured style of play promotes creativity and enhances imagination! The inquisitive looks on their faces express a unique sense of wonder.
FUMC Summer Campout-

FUMC Summer Campout: One Friday in August or September, beginning at 6pm we will cook hot dogs and s’mores over the fire. Those who are interested can set up a tent and camp overnight. Please complete the following Doodle Poll to select a date for this event

Summer Sermon Series Beginning July 14th-

7/14 – Sarah ( Genesis 18:1-15 ) 7/21 – Rahab (Joshua 2:1-24) 7/28 – Deborah & Jael (Judges 4:1-23) 8/4 – Hannah (1 Samuel 1:1-28) 8/11 – Abigail (1 Samuel 25:2-42) 8/18 – The Woman at the Well (John 4:1-42) 8/25 – The Woman Healed (Luke 8:40-48)

Save the Date! Special Guest Lecture-

Eat This Bread: A Spirituality of Holy Communion Lecture by Rev. Dr. L. Roger Owens – Sept 30th First 25 people will receive a free copy of Dr. Owen’s book, What We Need is Here

2019-2020 Holy Communion Project-
Communion Project Kick Off Event – Clergy Panel Discussion Sunday, Sept 8th from 2-4PM at Roots of Faith. Join us for a panel discussion on how Holy Communion is practiced and viewed among various Christian traditions. Local clergy from various traditions will share. Time will be allotted for audience questions and refreshments served.
New! Holy Communion Book Study
Wednesdays @ 6:30pm at Faith UMC (Carpool From ROF 6:00pm) Led by Pastor Scott Shaffer – 9/4, 9/11, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9 Based on the book Holy Communion: Celebrating God With Us by Kenneth M. Loyer Exploring the Wesleyan view of communion. Books paid for by Calvin Grant. Call or Email Pastor Scott to register & reserve a book by Sunday 9/1
Outdoor Worship-
Every-other Sunday from June 23– September 1st, our 10:00am Worship Service will be in the Chapel in the Woods, weather permitting, including nursery care provided in the church building.
TNT Block Parties-

Everyone is invited to attend The Neighborhood Table every Thursday at 6:00pm at Roots of Faith. Our church prepares and serves the meal on 3rd Thursdays. And on the 4th Thursdays of the month this summer, there will be outdoor community Block Parties including special food, music, and more!

Upcoming Events

August 20, 2019
  • Sharpsburg Rocks
    August 20, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Preschool Committee Meeting
    August 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm    

  • Circles
    August 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith

August 21, 2019
  • Men's Small Group
    August 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am     Roots of Faith

  • Women's Small Group
    August 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm    

  • Leadership Board Meeting
    August 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    

August 22, 2019
  • The Neighborhood Table
    August 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith, 800 Main St, Sharpsburg, PA 15215, USA

  • Hospitality Team Meeting
    August 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm    

August 25, 2019
  • Worship Service at Faith UMC
    August 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am     Faith UMC

  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith
    August 25, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm     Roots of Faith

August 27, 2019
  • Sharpsburg Rocks
    August 27, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Circles
    August 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Fox Hill Preschool Parent Orientation
    August 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm    

August 28, 2019
  • Men's Small Group
    August 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am     Roots of Faith