Roots of Faith

  Roots of Faith is a location of Faith UMC in Sharpsburg, PA. Roots of Faith has multiple opportunities for outreach, service, and discipleship.

  • Worship Services – Join us for worship every Sunday at 11:30 AM.
  • The Neighborhood Table – A free community dinner hosted on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th 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 in partnership with Pepper Hamilton and Dickie McCamey law firms.
    • The Neighborhood Table “Ask the Doctor” – Free health screenings and the opportunity to talk with a doctor during The Neighborhood Table on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Health professionals come from UPMC St. Margaret;s hospital.
    • The Neighborhood Table Finance Clinic – Have a free conversation with a financial adviser during The Neighborhood Table on the 4th Thursday of the month in partnership with Signature Financial Planning.
  • 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
  • Kids Rock – Monday at 4:30PM A free after-school program for children ages 6 and up. Come explore the world through arts, crafts, and hands-on activities!
  • Sharpsburg Rocks – Come and join others from the community who paint various designs and inspirational messages on rocks and then hide them in the community for people to find! Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
  • Roots of Faith Bible Study – Wednesday at 6 PM, come gather with others from throughout the community for bible study, discussion, reflection & prayer.
  • Men’s Small Group – Wednesday at 9:00 AM, come join a group of men studying the Bible together over donuts and coffee.

Roots of Faith News

Messy Church Communion By Lead Pastor, Scott Shaffer -
Kneading ingredients to make communion bread. Shaping playdough into a cup and chalice. Painting a cross with finger prints. Eating homemade spaghetti with friends—old and new. Adults studying Scripture and Methodist communion liturgy. Gathering around the communion table, dipping fresh baked bread into grape juice, singing with thankful hearts. When God’s people gather—the Holy Spirit shows up! This is what we experienced this month at Messy Church Communion, under the leadership of our new Director of Children’s Ministry, Samantha Booth. We hope to see you next month, Second Tuesdays at 5:30pm for Messy Church!
Multi-Cultural Holiday Performance By Denise Patricca, Preschool Director -

Multi-Cultural Holiday Performance By Denise Patricca, Preschool Director

Multi-cultural Holiday Performance By Denise Patricca, Preschool Director The 3’s and 4’s class had a fantastic holiday performance. They learned about how many different countries celebrate their holidays. It was an awesome experience for all the children to not only learn about the celebrations, but were made aware of the different languages of the countries! Additionally, parents came to the classes to share their personal knowledge with the students and teachers with respect to their specific country. The teachers and the Director also enjoyed the knowledge!


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!


Conversations About Race -

Conversations about Race: The Pittsburgh District Anti-Racism Team strongly encourages the laity and clergy of the District to join the Conversations About Race, designed to help our churches engage in substantive discussions about race and racism. Participants are asked to attend four meetings, one each week. Since all three meetings each week will cover the same topics, attendees should feel free to participate in any one of the three. 1. South Avenue UMC: Tues. 7pm 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11; 2. Baldwin UMC: Weds. 7pm 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12; 3. McKnight UMC: Thurs. 7 PM 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13. Please contact the Pittsburgh District Office to confirm your participation via email (pittsburgh.district@wpaumc.org) or phone call (412-281-7154).


Valentine’s Day Brunch -

Sunday, February 9th, 11:00am Sponsored by Vine of Faith Donations Support Camperships


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2019-2020 Holy Communion Project -

Save the Date “Eat this Bread: A Spirituality of Holy Communion.” 
This exciting lecture by Rev. Dr. L. Roger Owens has been rescheduled for Feb 10th at 7:00 PM at Faith UMC. The first 25 people in attendance will receive a free copy of Dr. Owen’s book What We Need is Here.

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 Saturday May 2nd at Jumonville Retreat Center. Registration will be $25 per person. Checks can be made out to Faith UMC with retreat listed in the memo line. For more information, contact Pastor Ben at 724-825-3390 or pastorben@faithfoxchapel.org.

Vine of Faith Student Ministry—Upcoming Events -

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

Fri. 1/31, 6-9pm         Pizza Dinner & Snow Tubing @ Boyce Park


Adult Small Groups – Winter 2020 -

New! ROF Book Study – Wednesdays at 7pm. Book: Simon Peter by Adam Hamilton. Contact Stan Belyeu at 412- 926-5200 or sbelyeugt@gmail.com (R)

Men’s Small Group – Wednesdays at 9am. Book: Christianity and World Religions by Adam Hamilton. Contact wfjenkins@gmail.com (R)

Women’s Small Group – Mondays 6:30pm at the home of Mary Jayne Kozlowski, contact Mj.kozlowski@faithfoxchapel.org (R)

Knit Wits – Mondays at 9:15am. Book: Becoming a Woman Whose  God is Enough by Cynthia Heald. Contact patti@mwlinder.com (F)


Upcoming Events

January 26, 2020
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith
    January 26, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm     Roots of Faith

January 28, 2020
  • Sharpsburg Rocks
    January 28, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Circles
    January 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith

January 29, 2020
  • Men's Small Group
    January 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am     Roots of Faith

  • Simon Peter Bible Study
    January 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm    

    Roots of Faith

February 2, 2020
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith
    February 2, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm     Roots of Faith

February 4, 2020
  • Sharpsburg Rocks
    February 4, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Circles
    February 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith

February 5, 2020
  • Men's Small Group
    February 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am     Roots of Faith

  • Simon Peter Bible Study
    February 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm    

    Roots of Faith

February 6, 2020
  • The Neighborhood Table Legal Clinic
    February 6, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm     Roots of Faith

Roots of Faith Ministry Center

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

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