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

Roar! Vacation Bible School 2019-
Roar! Vacation Bible School 2019
By Pastor Scott Roar! Life is Wild, God is Good – Vacation Bible School was a great success, with over 30 children attending and over 20 adult leaders! On Sunday, 10 of the children attended a VBS Worship Celebration during our first Outdoor Worship Service of the year, where they sang two of their songs, read scriptures, and invited the congregation to experience a taste of the fun and learning they had experienced all week. God is really really good!  
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)

Summer Cleanout-

There are several tables in the Fellowship Hall full of items that have been removed from storage and will be donated to charity. Three things you can do: 1. Look for items that belong to you, and take them home. 2. Put a post-it note on items you think we should keep for church ministry use. 3. Put a post-it note on items that you would like to take home and put to use. On Monday, July 15th items without post-it notes will be donated. Thank you!

Everyone is invited to serve in worship!-

There are many ways to serve in worship at the 10am service in Fox Chapel:

Chapel: Liturgists read prayers & scripture Ushers pass bulletins, take offering, and count attendance Counters record the offering after the service Sunday School Teachers teach after the children’s message each Sunday Nursery Workers provide childcare during the service Acolytes are children who light candles Chair Setup helpers arrive at 9:15am to set up for outdoor worship New Online Signup Option! Visit to add your name to the schedule for any of these Worship Servant Opportunities. Or, you can simply contact the appropriate Coordinator with your preferred dates: Liturgists, Ushers, Counters: Khadiza Massey, Nursery & Sunday School: Michelle Jones, Acolytes & Chair Setup:

Donations Needed for Open Streets Pittsburgh-

Donations Needed for Open Streets Pittsburgh UMC churches are sponsoring a table at Open Streets Pittsburgh, 7/28 from 9am-1pm. We are inviting community members to help pack “blessing bags” and take one to put in their car to share with someone they see on the street who may be in need. Our congregation is responsible for collecting 500 small bottles of sunscreen before 7/14. Please sign up on the clipboard in the narthex saying how many small sunscreens you will buy. Cash donations also accepted, contact Pastor Scott with any questions.

2019-2020 Holy Communion Project-
2019-2020 Holy Communion Project We are excited to announce that Faith UMC has received a grant from Calvin Institute of Christian Worship for the purpose of exploring and deepening our understanding of Christian worship. Our declared project is “to pursue unity and reconciliation through deepening worshipers’ understanding and practices of Holy Communion.” For the next year, there will be multiple learning opportunities and events around the theme of Holy Communion. If you would like to learn how you can be involved in this year-long project, please contact Pastor Ben at
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!

Hospitality Team-

Please consider joining the Hospitality Team. We are responsible for the coffee table and for organizing various church parties during the year. Our team is a larger one so no one has to work too hard and we also have fun in a monthly dinner get together on 4th Thursdays at 6:oopm. During this time we plan the next party, critique the last one and we are enjoying each other in fellowship reading a Bible Study for women called Living a Chocolate Life. Please call Teri Joseph for more information about this fun and active group– 412-901-8537.

Summer Fun Days-
After the outdoor worship services on 6/23, 7/21, & 8/18 congregants are invited to bring their own packed lunch and enjoy a time of fellowship & organized kids games.

Upcoming Events

July 17, 2019
  • Men's Small Group
    July 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am     Roots of Faith

July 18, 2019
  • Ask-The-Doctor
    July 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • The Neighborhood Table
    July 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm     Roots of Faith

July 21, 2019
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith
    July 21, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm     Roots of Faith

July 22, 2019
  • Roots of Faith Committee
    July 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm     Roots of Faith

July 23, 2019
  • Sharpsburg Rocks
    July 23, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Circles
    July 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith

July 24, 2019
  • Men's Small Group
    July 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am     Roots of Faith

July 25, 2019
  • The Neighborhood Table
    July 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith, 800 Main St, Sharpsburg, PA 15215, USA

July 28, 2019
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith
    July 28, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm     Roots of Faith

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

  • Circles
    July 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith

July 31, 2019
  • Men's Small Group
    July 31, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am     Roots of Faith

Roots of Faith Ministry Center

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

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