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

Worship With Us Online! -

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!

Livestream: Facebook Live

Recordings of Previous Services: YouTube


Circles Kids Program By Outreach Director, Kathleen Stanley -
Circles Kids Program By Outreach Director, Kathleen Stanley
Every Tuesday around 5:45pm, the children’s room at Roots of Faith gets filled with kids. We talk a lot about the Circles program and how great our leaders are doing but I felt it was time to talk about one of our unsung heroes. Sue Wasser runs the childcare program for Circles. Each week sue prepares fun activities for 5-7 children. Currently Sue has 3 children in the class who are on the spectrum. I don’t know how she does it, but when I make my rounds on Tuesday night, sue has the kids entertained and doing fun activities. Sue does arts and crafts with the kids, and if you look closely at the picture, one of the kids is painting a flower on [...]
Open Hours at Roots of Faith By Associate Pastor, Ben Phipps -
Open Hours at Roots of Faith By Associate Pastor, Ben Phipps
Each week, Roots of Faith is open for community members to gather, serve, and support one another. The doors are open every Mon-Wed from 10-3 and Thurs 9-12. During open hours, multiple people community members come to serve, volunteer, pray, and fellowship with one another. It’s one small way we build community in Sharpsburg!
Conversations About Race By Lead Pastor, Scott Shaffer -
Conversations About Race By Lead Pastor, Scott Shaffer
Over the past two weeks, five leaders from Faith Church and Roots of Faith have been participating in the Pittsburgh District “Conversations about Race” at three locations around the District. Each week’s conversation has included prayer, Bible Study, informative videos, and research-based PowerPoint slides and handouts—all aimed at opening up conversations about systemic racism in our society. It has been inspiring to receive information and inspiration that will enable our church accomplish our vision of Building Community by Reconciling People with God and One Another.
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2019-2020 Holy Communion Project -

New! Into the Mystery – A Lenten Study on Holy Communion  From ancient stories to elaborate tables to devout fasting and joyous feasting – the practice of Holy Communion is rich with imagery, metaphor, and meaning. As a part of our church’s year-long Holy Communion project, this 6-week class will examine some of the deep images and themes associated with Holy Communion and how it can better prepare us for a deep experience of Christ’s presence. Begins Wednesday 3/5. Free resources provided for all class participants. Contact Pastor Ben to sign up.  

Save the Date – Church Retreat
As a part of our yearlong project on Holy Communion, Faith UMC is taking a church retreat to deepen our appreciation of the sacrament and our relationships with God and one another. The retreat begins Friday evening, May 1st and all day [...]
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.


Adult Small Groups – Winter 2020 -

New! ROF Book Study – Wednesdays at 7pm. Book: Simon Peter by Adam Hamilton. Contact Stan Belyeu at 412- 926-5200 or sbelyeugt@gmail.com (R)

Men’s Small Group – Wednesdays at 9am. Book: Christianity and World Religions by Adam Hamilton. Contact wfjenkins@gmail.com (R)

Women’s Small Group – Mondays 6:30pm at the home of Mary Jayne Kozlowski, contact Mj.kozlowski@faithfoxchapel.org (R)

Knit Wits – Mondays at 9:15am. Book: Becoming a Woman Whose  God is Enough by Cynthia Heald. Contact patti@mwlinder.com (F)


Upcoming Events

April 1, 2020
  • Men's Small Group
    April 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am     Roots of Faith

April 2, 2020
  • The Neighborhood Table Legal Clinic
    April 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm     Roots of Faith

April 5, 2020
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith
    April 5, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm     Roots of Faith

April 7, 2020
  • Sharpsburg Rocks
    April 7, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Circles
    April 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith

April 8, 2020
  • Men's Small Group
    April 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am     Roots of Faith

April 9, 2020
  • The Neighborhood Table
    April 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm     Roots of Faith

April 12, 2020
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith
    April 12, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm     Roots of Faith

April 14, 2020
  • Sharpsburg Rocks
    April 14, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Circles
    April 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith

April 15, 2020
  • Men's Small Group
    April 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am     Roots of Faith

Roots of Faith Ministry Center

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

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