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

Multi-Generational Worship By Lead Pastor, Scott Shaffer -
Children learn best through imitation. This is as true for reading and math as it is for learning to worship Jesus. Every week at Faith UMC, children are learning to sing and pray, read scripture and proclaim their faith, in the midst of a diverse, multi-generational community. In 2019, we have had an average of 13 children in worship each week at Faith Church. What a wonderful opportunity we have to set an example for the next generation of Christ followers!
Laity Focus Groups with the DS -

All Laity in the Pittsburgh District are encouraged to attend one of the following Focus Groups with Pittsburgh District Superintendent, Rev. Dawn M. Hand to discuss the results of the 2020 Vision Survey, and to develop goals for future cooperative ministry in the Pittsburgh District. A light brunch, afternoon snack, or evening dessert will be served at each gathering. 1. Brunch with the DS, Mon, Nov. 4, 9:30am, Roots of Faith Ministry Center 2. Dessert with the DS, Wed, Nov. 13, 7:00pm, Warren United Methodist Church 3. Snack with the DS, Sun, Nov. 17, 3:00pm, Baldwin Community UMC. Please RSVP to Pam Honeychurch at by 10/31 at 412-281-7152 or  

Lay Leaders Lead in Dismantling Racism: -

Friday, 11/1/2019 5:30-9pm and Saturday, 11/2/2019 8:30am-4:30pm at Roots of Faith. This new course is being developed by Pittsburgh District Lay Servant Ministries, including: an interactive study; designed with application in mind; come away with increased awareness, knowledge and skills; clergy and laity can attend together to help get something started or improve what you are already doing in your church. $25 Fee, Register: Phone: 412-281-7152  (R)

Celebrating UPMC St. Margaret’s By Kathleen Stanley, Outreach Director -

Meet some of the crew from UPMC St. Margaret’s. on September 19th, 2019. We celebrated our 3rd anniversary of the UPMC Health Screenings at the Neighborhood Table. On this night UPMC did a healthy cooking demonstrating for our guests and many of the staff and volunteers were serving up dinner back in the kitchen. UPMC St. Margaret’s provided dinner and this particular night was chicken tacos! Rod and Teri worked the kitchen like pros. The Mayor and President of council showed up to thank St. Margaret’s and let them know what an impact their presence has had on the community. Thank You for all you do in Sharpsburg!
2019-2020 Holy Communion Project -

Exploring the Practices of Holy Communion Faith UMC and Roots of Faith will select a different form of practicing Holy Communion to practice each Sunday from November 3rd through December 1st, deepening our understanding & experience of Communion.
Saturday, October 26th, 5:00pm -
• Donate candy by 10/20
• Decorate a vehicle
• Candy, hot dogs, hot chocolate, & s’mores!
• RSVP by 10/23 to
A Season of Celebrating—Celebratory Worship Service -

Sunday, October 20th, 4:00pm. St. John’s Lutheran Church of Highland Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Full Communion Agreement between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American and the United Methodist Church. ELCA Bishop Kurt Kusserow is preaching and UMC Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi presiding. RSVP at

New Members Class – Have you been attending Faith Church or Roots of Faith and would like to learn about becoming a church member? Sign up today for class to be held on November 10th at 12:30pm at Roots of Faith, lunch and childcare provided. Talk to Pastor Scott or Ben to sign up.

Kidz Rock will begin its next 8 week session on Mon. Oct. 14th. Until Nov. 18th.  This is a free after school program.  It will run every Monday from 4:30 – 5:30. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.  (R) 

Festival Choir: On [...]

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.

Faith UMC Sun 10/20, 5-7pm Vine of Faith @ Faith UMC Wed 10/23, 6:30pm Trivia Night Fundraiser @ Faith UMC ($10)

Sun 11/3 , 5-7pm Dinner & Communion Around the World Fri. 11/8 6-9pm Dinner & Escape Room ($20)

Upcoming Events

November 19, 2019
  • Sharpsburg Rocks
    November 19, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Circles
    November 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith

November 20, 2019
  • Men's Small Group
    November 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am     Roots of Faith

November 21, 2019
  • Ask-The-Doctor
    November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • The Neighborhood Table
    November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm     Roots of Faith

November 24, 2019
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith
    November 24, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm     Roots of Faith

November 26, 2019
  • Sharpsburg Rocks
    November 26, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Circles
    November 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith

November 27, 2019
  • Men's Small Group
    November 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am     Roots of Faith

November 28, 2019
  • The Neighborhood Table
    November 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith, 800 Main St, Sharpsburg, PA 15215, USA

December 1, 2019
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith
    December 1, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm     Roots of Faith

Roots of Faith Ministry Center

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

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