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

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Roots of Faith Virtual Ask Event – Invite your friends! -
On Monday, May 18th at 6:30 PM we will be hosting our second Virtual Ask Event for Roots of Faith using Zoom conference call technology. The Ask Event is a 1-hour presentation in which attendees learn about the many ways Roots of Faith is changing people’s lives! An opportunity for donating will occur, but giving is optional. We are asking for church congregants to share the link below with a friend to RSVP for the event and receive a Zoom conference call invitation. For more information, contact Pastor Ben. 
https://mailchi.mp/4b4038fc8d61/rof-askevent-2020

Grocery Bandits -

By Outreach Director, Kathleen Stanley

This is Sue Wasser with three other volunteers who are delivering food 100 senior residents at the Sharpsburg Towers. A bag is delivered to each apartment door. Every week at Roots of Faith, 30 volunteers gather (in shifts) with one goal in mind: get food to the most vulnerable. Volunteers prepare bags, pack bags, load up the bags, deliver the bags and hand out bags. There is lots of craziness happening from the time everyone arrives until everyone leaves. Then they all come back the following week and do it all over again. Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow!


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Two Virtual Worship Services
By Associate Pastor Ben Phipps
  As we have been prevented from gathering in person, we have adjusted to hosting Virtual Worship Services. Computers and other tech equipment abound as we record and stream worship live. And at Roots of Faith, worship is recorded amidst a plethora of food donations stored for our Food Distribution to the community. Our church adapts to the challenges of our times so that the people of God can still worship together!


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All in-person worship services are canceled until further notice due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, you can still worship with us online every Sunday at 10:00am!  This Sunday, we will be continuing the sermon series called Parting Words: Finding Hope in Jesus’ Farewell Discourse. You may consider reading John chapters 14-17 every week throughout this series in preparation for worship. 

Livestream: Facebook Live

Recordings of Previous Services: YouTube


Announcements: -

New Roots of Faith Webinar Program
On Monday May 18th, Roots of Faith will be starting a 6 week Community Webinar program called “Moving Past the Pandemic.” This 6 week series will be taught by experts in the fields of: Finance, Health, Psychology, Legal and Social Work. Every participant will receive 6 weeks of intense case management. Everyone is welcome. Please Enroll today by calling: 412-977-9136 or email Kathleen.stanley@faithfoxchapel.org

Food Donations at Roots of Faith: Donations of non-perishable food items can be brought to Roots of Faith on Wednesdays from 10am-12noon.


Online Programs & Events -

Circles Sharpsburg – Tuesdays at 6:00pm: The Circles Sharpsburg program continues to meet each week. Contact kathleen.stanley@faithfoxchapel.org to join this group. 

Zoom Bible Study- Wednesdays at 7:00pm: Join us for a Zoom Bible Study on Wednesdays at 7:00pm. Hosted each week by Pastor Scott or Pastor Ben. Contact office@faithfoxchapel.org to receive the Zoom link.

Zoom Men’s Small Group – Wednesdays at 9:00am: Hosted by Pastor Ben, this group includes Bible Study, prayer, and mutual support. Contact pastorben@faithfoxchapel.org for the Zoom Link.

Zoom Women’s Small Group- Thursdays at 7:00pm: Please join our Roots of Faith Women’s Small Group!  Contact mj.kozlowski@faithfoxchapel.org for the Zoom link.

Zoom Vine of Faith Student Ministry: First and Third Sundays @ 6:00pm. For students in Grades 6-12. Contact pastorscott@faithfoxchapel.org for the Zoom Link.


Parting Words- Easter Sermon Series -
Position Opening -

Part Time Worship Leader at Roots of Faith

Roots of Faith is seeking a part-time Worship Leader.  Roots of Faith in Sharpsburg, PA,  is a location of Faith United Methodist Church in Fox Chapel. A guitarist and/or keyboardist is preferred with strong vocals, leadership skills, and a willingness to work with persons from a variety of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Worship leader will be paid $100 per week for 8 hours of work. To apply, please send resume to Ben Phipps at pastorben@faithfoxchapel.org


Upcoming Events

May 31, 2020
  • No Worship Service at Roots of Faith
    May 31, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm     Roots of Faith

June 2, 2020
  • No Sharpsburg Rocks
    June 2, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Circles - Online
    June 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith

June 3, 2020
  • Zoom Men's Small Group
    June 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am     Roots of Faith

June 4, 2020
  • No - The Neighborhood Table Legal Clinic
    June 4, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm     Roots of Faith

June 7, 2020
  • No Worship Service at Roots of Faith
    June 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am     Roots of Faith

June 9, 2020
  • No Sharpsburg Rocks
    June 9, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Circles - Online
    June 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith

June 10, 2020
  • Zoom Men's Small Group
    June 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am     Roots of Faith

June 11, 2020
  • No - The Neighborhood Table
    June 11, 2020 @ 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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