Roots of Faith

  A location of Faith UMC in Sharpsburg, PA.

Our vision is building community by reconciling people with God and one another.

  • Worship Services – Join us in-person or online for Roots of Faith Worship on Sundays at 11:30am. On Facebook Live: www.fb.com/ROFSharpsburg or uploaded later on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/faithfoxchapel For a full list of our current COVID-19 safety procedures, click here. Contact Pastor Barry Henck to get connected with Roots of Faith worship.
  • The Neighborhood Table – A free community dinner hosted on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Thursday of the month at 6pm. During the coronavirus restrictions, we offer grab & go meals. Contact Outreach Director, Kathleen Stanley.
    • The Neighborhood Table Legal Clinic – A free legal clinic during the Neighborhood Table on the 1st Thursday of the month in partnership with the Pepper Hamilton and Dickie McCamey law firms. In-person appointments suspended until further notice due to coronavirus restrictions. Appointments available via video call – contact Outreach Director, Kathleen Stanley.
    • The Neighborhood Table “Ask the Doctor” – Free health screenings and an opportunity to speak with a doctor during the Neighborhood Table on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Health professionals come from UPMC St. Margaret’s hospital. Currently operating with COVID-19 safety procedures in place.
    • 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. This is suspended until further notice due to coronavirus restrictions.
  • Circles Sharpsburg – An anti-poverty campaign that surrounds and empowers families living in poverty with positive relationships of accountability. Participants gather through Zoom on Tuesdays at 6 PM. Contact Outreach Director, Kathleen Stanley.
  • 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! This is suspended until further notice due to coronavirus restrictions. Contact Pastor Barry Henck.
  • Sharpsburg Rocks – Come and join others from the community who paint designs and inspirational messages on rocks and then hide them in the community for people to find! Tuesdays at 10:30 AM In-person gatherings suspended until further notice due to coronavirus restrictions. Pick up a box of rocks & paint to contribute to our new Kindness Rock Garden! Contact Outreach Director, Kathleen Stanley.
  • Roots of Faith Bible Study – Wednesday at 6 PM, come gather with others from throughout the community for bible study, discussion, reflection & prayer. In-person gatherings are suspended until further notice due to coronavirus restrictions. To join an online small group, contact Pastor Barry Henck.
  • Men’s Small Group – Wednesday at 9:00 AM, come join a group of men studying the Bible together over donuts and coffee. This group is meeting in-person with social distancing at Roots of Faith. Contact Pastor Barry Henck.
  • Women’s Small Group – Mondays at 7:00pm on Zoom. Open to all women, this group includes prayer, Bible Study, and mutual support. Contact Pastor Barry Henck.

Roots of Faith News

Join us for Worship In-person or Online -

Join us for worship either in-person or online at both our 10am Faith Church service and our 11:30am Roots of Faith service!


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Please complete the Making Room at the Table Survey today at www.faithfoxchapel.org/survey
The Faith UMC Vision Team is requesting for everyone in the congregation to share your feedback on the Making Room at the Table Summary. As of today, we are 12% of the way toward our goal of getting 100% of the adults in our congregation to read the summary and complete the survey. Thank you for your participation, as we discern together God’s vision for the future of our church!


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Contact Info: To update your contact info, email office@faithfoxchapel.org


Charge Conference -

Faith UMC’s 2020 Charge Conference will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, September 22nd at 7:00pm, under the leadership of District Superintendent Dawn M. Hand, in order to celebrate our ministry and conduct official business of the church. All are welcome.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84536611117

Meeting ID: 845 3661 1117 | Passcode: 968512

Call in number: +1-646-558-8656


10 Ways YOU Can Serve at Roots of Faith! -

Contact Kathleen.Stanley@faithfoxchapel.org or PastorBarry@faithfoxchapel.org


1. Cook for The Neighborhood Table

2. Serve at The Neighborhood Table

3. Become a Circles Leader

4. Become a Circles Ally

5. Invite friends to the Ask Event Fundraiser 10/14

6. Paint rocks for the Kindness Garden

7. Attend Roots Worship and build relationships

8. Attend Roots Men’s Small Group

9. Attend Roots Women’s Small Group

10. Pray for our neighbors in Sharpsburg and the work of Roots of Faith

Unafraid Discussion -

Join Pastor Scott & Pastor Barry on Wednesday 9/30 at 7:00pm for a one-session discussion of the book Unafraid by Adam Hamilton. RSVP to pastorscott@faithfoxchapel.org.


Adult Small Groups – Fall 2020 -

Register for Small Groups at www.faithfoxchapel.org/smallgroups

R.E.A.L. Women’s Bible Study – (Relationships, Engagement, Accountability, Laughter) Studying “12 Women of the Bible.” Meets on Zoom, time TBD. Contact stephanie.backus@gmail.com

Men’s Small Group – Wednesdays at 8:30am at Roots of Faith. Studying The Reason for God by Timothy Keller. Contact wfjenkins@gmail.com (R)

Women’s Small Group – Mondays at 7:00pm on Zoom. Studying “The Book of Romans.” Contact mj.kozlowski@faithfoxchapel.org


New! R.E.A.L. Women’s Bible Study -

Relationships. Engagement. Accountability. Laughter. The REAL bible study takes a look at the real women in the Bible and how we can grow in our faith through their biblical experiences. Meets on Zoom. Meeting date, time, and frequency will be determined based on participant availability. Contact stephanie.backus@gmail.com to learn more! Open to all women. Order the book here.


Vine of Faith Student Ministry -

Vine of Faith is for students in grades 6-12, focused on relationship building, spiritual growth, and service – led by Pastor Scott & Shannon Shaffer. 1st & 3rd Sundays, 6-7:30pm @ Faith UMC


Join Circles Sharpsburg as a Leader or an Ally! -
A new online Circles class is beginning in September! Circles is an anti-poverty program that matches low-income Leaders with middle– and upper-income Allies to achieve personal and community goals.

New Ally Training on Mondays from 6:30-8:00pm, starting September
New Leader Training on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm, starting September 30th

Curious about the program but not ready to commit? You can attend the training and decide later. All meetings are via Zoom. For more info contact Kathleen Stanley at Kathleen.stanley@faithfoxchapel.org (R)

Upcoming Events

September 20, 2020
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith & Online
    September 20, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm     Roots of Faith

September 22, 2020
  • No Sharpsburg Rocks
    September 22, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Circles - Online
    September 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm     Roots of Faith

September 23, 2020
  • Men's Small Group
    September 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am     Roots of Faith

September 24, 2020
  • The Neighborhood Table
    September 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith, 800 Main St, Sharpsburg, PA 15215, USA

September 27, 2020
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith & Online
    September 27, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm     Roots of Faith

September 29, 2020
  • No Sharpsburg Rocks
    September 29, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Circles - Online
    September 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm     Roots of Faith

September 30, 2020
  • Men's Small Group
    September 30, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am     Roots of Faith

October 4, 2020
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith & Online
    October 4, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm     Roots of Faith

Roots of Faith Ministry Center

A Location of Faith United Methodist Church

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

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