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

2019-2020 Holy Communion Project -

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 ELCAUMC@gmail.com Holy Communion Around the World Sunday, November 3rd at 6pm at Roots of Faith An evening event with a self-guided tour of different stations that describe how other cultures practice Holy Communion. (R)
Fall at Fox Hill Preschool By Preschool Director, Denise Patricca -

Excitement is in the air! Students and teachers are preparing for the Harvest Fest! The Barnyard Company is bringing their special animals to Fox Hill! Children will feed the many different animals with a baby bottle. We have two special animals coming this year: a baby Camel and a Zebra. Additionally, the teachers are preparing for our wonderful Harvest Fest by developing awesome lesson plans. Some of the plans will explain seeds, the life-cycle of a pumpkin, and several different animals. Some of the vocabulary words the children may be echoing are camouflage, hibernation, and migration. We can’t wait to celebrate this wonderful day on our beautiful grounds at Fox Hill Preschool!
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 office@faithfoxchapel.org
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 ELCAUMC@gmail.com

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)

Join the Maintenance Team Email List -

No matter your age or abilities, we can put your talents to work in bettering our Church! We have One-Time tasks, Monthly/Checkup Tasks, and Projects. Please let Matt Cline know if you are willing and able to give of your time and talents. He can help identify a good fit. You can call/text Matt Cline if interested.

Vine of Faith Kicks Off Another Year -

By Pastor Scott Shaffer

Have you ever played a live game of Quiddich (the fictional sport from Harry Potter)? Ever crafted your own cardboard sword to experience life as a first-century Centurion? At our first Vine of Faith gathering of the year, we did all this and more. We welcomed two new students into the group this year, for a total of 16 teenagers in grades 6-12. Weekly gatherings include dinner, games, bible discussion, video-based lessons, and hands-on activities. If you know anyone in middle- or high-school who doesn’t already have a church home, invite them to Vine of Faith

Roots Prayer Team By Associate Pastor, Ben Phipps -

The Roots of Faith Prayer Team launched a new prayer activity and ministry this past summer. The team transformed decorative tree branches into a “Prayer Tree.” Various colored ribbons are set out, each color corresponding to a general category (e.g. Red = health concerns). Dozens of prayers have been symbolically tied to the tree branches, reminding all who come to Roots of Faith that all we do is grounded in prayer!

Upcoming Events

October 20, 2019
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith
    October 20, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm     Roots of Faith

October 22, 2019
  • Sharpsburg Rocks
    October 22, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Circles
    October 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith

October 23, 2019
  • Men's Small Group
    October 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am     Roots of Faith

October 24, 2019
  • The Neighborhood Table
    October 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith, 800 Main St, Sharpsburg, PA 15215, USA

October 27, 2019
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith
    October 27, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm     Roots of Faith

October 29, 2019
  • Sharpsburg Rocks
    October 29, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Circles
    October 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith

October 30, 2019
  • Men's Small Group
    October 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am     Roots of Faith

November 3, 2019
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith
    November 3, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm     Roots of Faith

  • World Communion Stations
    November 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith, 800 Main St, Sharpsburg, PA 15215

Roots of Faith Ministry Center

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

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