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 6:30 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

Resuming In-Person Worship -

We are excited to announce a return to in-person worship at Faith Church & Roots of Faith on Sunday, March 7th!

  • Both the 10am Faith Church & 11:30am Roots of Faith service will continue to be offered online every week.
  • 10am Faith Church service will be In-Person & Livestreamed on 1st Sundays, starting 3/7 with Holy Communion, with an Online service 2nd-4th Sundays on Facebook and Zoom.
  • 11:30 Roots of Faith service will be In-Person & Livestreamed weekly starting 3/7, with services at the 200 8th Street facility. 
  • Children’s Sunday School will be In-Person on 3/7 at Faith Church, online 2nd-4th Sundays, and a pre-recorded lesson also available in Google Classroom every week.
  • Sunday 2/28 will be the last week for our 10:45am Churchwide Congregational Zoom Call.
  • Holy Week Services will be In-Person & Livestreamed: Maundy Thursday 4/1 at 7pm at Faith Church, Good Friday 4/2 at 7pm at Roots of Faith
  • Easter Services will be Outdoors, [...]
Join us for Worship Online -

Join us for worship online at our 10am Faith Church service and our 11:30am Roots of Faith service!

For full information about connecting with online worship, visit www.faithfoxchapel.org/worship


Reading the Bible Together | 2021 Sermon Series -
Congregational Zoom Gathering -
Roots of Faith Starting Worship Online-Only -

Starting 12/13, the 11:30am Roots of Faith service will transition to being online-only, with a live streamed service each week on Facebook Live. There will also be a “Church-Wide Congregational Zoom Call” from 10:45-11:15am each Sunday for everyone from Faith Church & Roots of Faith including prayer concerns, fellowship, & bible study. 


Are you in the loop? -


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Online Directory: Visit our online pictorial directory, click here.
Contact Info: To update your contact info, email office@faithfoxchapel.org


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 Ask Event Fundraisers

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


Adult Small Groups – Winter 2021 -

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

R.E.A.L Women’s Bible Study. Studying “12 Women of the Bible.” Meets on Zoom, Thursdays at 7:00pm. Contact stephanie.backus@gmail.com (Z)

Unshakeable Hope Bible Study- Wednesdays at 5:30pm on Zoom. Studying “Unshakable Hope” by Max Lucado. Contact  pastorbarry@faithfoxchapel.org

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 “Elijah” by Priscilla Shirer. Contact mj.kozlowski@faithfoxchapel.org


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)

Roots of Faith in Action -

Throughout the pandemic, Roots of Faith in Sharpsburg partnered with community groups to deliver 4,677 bags of groceries, distribute 3,000 twenty-pound boxes of fresh produce, 750 bags of pet food and 450 Neighborhood Table to-go meals. Learn about these and other mission/outreach efforts in this week’s WPAUMC Mission News: http://wpa-email.brtapp.com/viewemail/2666854


Upcoming Events

February 28, 2021
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith Online
    February 28, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm     Roots of Faith

March 2, 2021
  • Circles - Online
    March 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm     Roots of Faith

March 7, 2021
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith Online
    March 7, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm     Roots of Faith

March 9, 2021
  • Circles - Online
    March 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm     Roots of Faith

March 11, 2021
  • The Neighborhood Table
    March 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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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