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
  • 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 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

New Sermon Series -

Take a stroll through the Old Testament this Fall… encounter Jesus at Christmas and follow in his footsteps until Easter… and then walk alongside the New Testament church in the Spring. This nine-month journey is focused on seeing how major bible stories are connected to each other, and connected with our lives. Let’s journey together!


Trivia Night Fundraiser -

On Wednesday, Sept 19th, Roots of Faith will be hosting a Trivia Night. Snacks will be provided and special prizes will be awarded to the winners! The night begins at 7:00 PM and goes to 9:00 PM. Cost is $10/person or $50/team. Maximum of 5 people per team. Pay at the door. To reserve your spot, RSVP via Roots of Faith’s Facebook page or contact Hannah Sherer.


Vision Celebration Potluck -

After worship on Sunday, August 26th there will be a potluck luncheon in the fellowship hall, including a presentation of our church’s new Vision, Values, Goals, and Objectives by the Dream Team, and time for discussion, questions, and feedback. Come celebrate God’s vision for our church’s future! Bring an entree, casserole, side, salad, or dessert to share.


Sprinkle Shower for Rachel & Ben -

Please join us for a sprinkle shower for the soon to be born son of Rachel & Ben Phipps! The celebration will be held on September 8th beginning with a luncheon at noon at Roots of Faith. Please bring a dessert or a side dish to share. Rachel & Ben need a chest of drawers for their new son. If you would like to contribute to that gift, please let us know. RSVP to Barbara Cohen, Mary Jayne Kozlowski, Susan Wasser, or Teri Joseph.


Coming Soon… Messy Church -

Coming this Fall to Faith Church… a new monthly worship experience called Messy Church! Includes a meal, lesson, song, and crafts, for people of all ages. Focused on intergenerational fellowship and connecting with people in our community who are not interested in traditional worship. For more information visit www.messychurch.org. Contact Pastor Scott if you would like to join the Messy Church team by visiting other Messy Churches in August and planning to launch our own Messy Church in October! 


Baptism & Membership -

Have you felt God at work in your life in a special way? Would you like to respond to God’s love with a public profession of faith? This Fall, Faith UMC & Roots of Faith are extending a special invitation to Membership & Baptism during the month of September. 
New Members Class: Open to all adults, whether you are becoming a member for the first time, or transferring membership from another church. Simply attend a 3-hour Sunday afternoon class in September: lunch & childcare provided, dates determined by participant availability. Contact Pastor Scott or Pastor Ben to sign up!
Baptism: Open to people of all ages, including infants and children, who have not already been baptized. Baptism options include sprinkling, pouring, or full immersion. Child dedications & baptismal reaffirmations are also options. Contact Pastor Scott or Pastor Ben for more information! 


Roots of Faith Bible Study -

The gospel of Jesus Christ has the power to bring us from the dominion of darkness into a life of fullness, where we have redemption and forgiveness.  Discover this and more from the Colossians Bible study this Wednesday at 6:30 pm at Roots of Faith in Sharpsburg!  This new 8-session study starts this week (July 18) and goes to September 5.


Blessing of the Animals -

On Sunday, August 19th you are invited to bring your pets of all shapes and sizes to an outdoor Blessing of the Animals Worship Service & Hymn Sing (meows, woofs, purrs, and howls permitted).


The Neighborhood Table has Exciting News! -

May – September we bring you…
“The Neighborhood Table Block Party”
That’s right, for the summer months we will be adding a 4th TNT that we will be taking to the streets. We will be blocking 8th street and using the Kenneth Curly Park for our cookouts. Our vision was to get the community involved in what we are doing, and we are excited to say that the community jumped at the chance to get involved. These dinners will be sponsored by: Sharpsburg Family Worship Center, Sharpsburg Rotary, Metro PCS, First English Lutheran Church of Sharpsburg, and Sharpsburg Council member Joe Simbari. These nights will feature a simple hot dog cookout, and live worship music.
Dates: May 24th, June 28th, July 26th, August 23rd, September 27th
Come join us in this exciting new step for the Neighborhood Table.


Circles Allies -

Circle Allies are community members who want to be in a supportive, intentional, relationship with an individual or family working to get out of poverty. Learn how you can be part of a program that makes lasting change in people lives. Contact Kathleen at kathleen.lipinski@faithfoxchapel.org for info.


Upcoming Events

August 20, 2018
  • Roots of Faith Committee
    August 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    

August 21, 2018
  • Sharpsburg Rocks
    August 21, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Circles
    August 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith

August 22, 2018
  • Men's Bible Study
    August 22, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am     Roots of Faith

August 23, 2018
  • Seed Planting Event
    August 23, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am     Roots of Faith, 800 Main St, Sharpsburg, PA 15215, USA

  • The Neighborhood Table Block Party
    August 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm     Roots of Faith

August 26, 2018
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith
    August 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm     Roots of Faith

August 28, 2018
  • Sharpsburg Rocks
    August 28, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Circles
    August 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith

August 29, 2018
  • Men's Bible Study
    August 29, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am     Roots of Faith

August 30, 2018
  • The Neighborhood Table Block Party
    August 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm     Roots of Faith

September 2, 2018
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith
    September 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm     Roots of Faith

Roots of Faith Ministry Center

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

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