Roots of Faith

In January 2014, Faith UMC opened Roots of Faith in Sharpsburg, PA.  Roots of Faith is a location of Faith UMC  that seeks to make disciples of Jesus Christ by connecting persons with God and with one another.

  • Worship Services – Join us for worship every Sunday at 6:00 PM
  • The Neighborhood Table – A free community dinner hosted on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 6 PM
    • The Neighborhood Table Legal Clinic – A free legal clinic that occurs during The Neighborhood Table on the 1st Thursday of the month. Lawyers from Pepper Hamilton and Dickie McCamey offer up to 25 minutes of free legal counsel for income-qualifying individuals.
    • The Neighborhood Table “Ask the Doctor” Clinic – A free health clinic that provides various health screenings as well as an opportunity to talk with a doctor. Health professionals from UPMC St. Margaret will be present on the 3rd Thursday of the month during The Neighborhood Table.
  • Circles Sharpsburg – An anti-poverty campaign that surrounds and empowers families living in poverty with positive relationships of accountability. Participants in this program gather on Tuesdays at 6 PM. Circles Sharpsburg is a part of Circles Greater Pittsburgh
  • Roots of Faith Bible Study – Wednesday evenings at 6 PM, come gather with others from throughout the community for bible study, discussion, reflection & prayer.
  • Men’s Bible Study – Wednesday mornings at 8:30 AM, come join a group of men studying the Bible together over donuts and coffee.


Roots of Faith News

Bishop Moore-Koikoi Visiting Pittsburgh District -

Bishop Moore-Koikoi will be visiting the Pittsburgh District on April 26th at 7:30pm at Sewickley UMC (337 Broad St). All laity and clergy are invited as she shares exciting news about the camping and retreat program, provides updates on other conference initiatives, and answers any questions on concerns.

Adat Shalom to provide meal for Neighborhood Table -

In order to participate in the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Good Deeds Day, Adat Shalom synongogue has partnered with Faith UMC to provide the meal for The Neighborhood Table on April 19th at Roots of Faith. 

Pentecost Choir -

Come join the Pentecost Choir!!!
On May 20th, we’ll be creating a special temporary choir that will help us celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles. This special “Pentecost Choir” will be made up of singers from both of our congregations, Fox Chapel and “Roots of Faith” – Sharpsburg. ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
We’ll be preparing a special anthem and service music to be sung on Pentecost Sunday, May 20th, at both the 10 am service in Fox Chapel, and at the 6:00 pm service in Sharpsburg. The rehearsals for this special ensemble will take place on Thursday, May 17th, at 7:30 pm (Roots of Faith), and at 9:00 am (Fox Chapel) on Sunday morning, May 20th, right before the 10 am worship service.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Craig Cannon.

Multiethnic Conversations -

Lay Leader, Sylvia Budhram and Pastor Scott Shaffer will be co-leading an 8-week Bible Study called Multi-ethnic Conversations, location and time TBD based on participant availability. This powerful study explores how the Gospel broke down walls of division in the New Testament church, and how we can do the same today. Contact Sylvia or Pastor Scott to register. 

Adult Ministries at Faith UMC and Roots of Faith -

Faith UMC has 9 Adult Ministries open to all! Knit Wits Women’s Bible Study, Faithful Followers Women’s Fellowship, Two Women’s Covenant Groups, Men’s Bible Study, Roots Adult Bible Study, Sharpsburg Rocks, Circles Sharpsburg, Chancel Choir, plus seasonal elective classes. Talk to a Pastor to get connected with these opportunities!

Now Hiring: Faith UMC Custodian -

The Custodian is the primary caretaker of Faith United Methodist Church’s main facility in Fox Chapel (261 W. Chapel Ridge Rd, 15238). Tasks include: Routine cleaning (bathrooms, garbage, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, dusting); Minor repairs (changing light bulbs, furnace filters, etc.); Set up and tear down for worship and special events including moving chairs and tables; Unlocking and locking the buildings for special occasions; Keeping track of supplies needed for cleaning and maintenance. Must provide own transportation. Act 33/34 clearances & federal background check required. 15-20 hours per week. Work days and times to be agreed on. Scheduling flexibility required. To apply, send resume to or 261 W. Chapel Ridge Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15238.

Worship at Roots of Faith -

Join us for worship at Roots of Faith every Sunday at 6 PM for our next sermon series – What is the Gospel?


Upcoming Events

April 18, 2018
  • Men's Bible Study
    April 18, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am     Roots of Faith

April 19, 2018
  • The Neighborhood Table
    April 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Ask The Doctor Clinic
    April 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm     Roots of Faith

April 22, 2018
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith
    April 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm     Roots of Faith

April 23, 2018
  • Sharpsburg Rocks
    April 23, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Roots of Faith

April 24, 2018
  • Circles
    April 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith

April 25, 2018
  • Men's Bible Study
    April 25, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am     Roots of Faith

April 26, 2018
  • Bishop Moore-Koikoi's Day on the District
    April 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm     Roots of Faith


April 29, 2018
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith
    April 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm     Roots of Faith

April 30, 2018
  • Sharpsburg Rocks
    April 30, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Roots of Faith

May 1, 2018
  • Circles
    May 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith

May 2, 2018
  • Men's Bible Study
    May 2, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am     Roots of Faith

Roots of Faith Ministry Center

800 Main Street
Sharpsburg, PA  15215
(412) 799-0111

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