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

Staff Christmas Gifts -

Staff Christmas Gifts: A special Love Offering is being collected for Christmas Gifts for our Pastors and Staff from the entire congregation. You can contribute to this by simply marking your offering “Christmas Gift” and placing it in the offering plate by December 15. The Leadership Board thanks you for your help in showing our appreciation to our staff.

Staff Appreciation Sunday will be on Dec. 15th during the 10am worship service. All staff from Faith UMC and Roots of Faith will be invited to attend worship and be recognized for their wonderful work. (F)

Belle Voci a Dicembre: Holiday Concert -

Belle Voci a Dicembre: Holiday Concert featuring the Carnegie Brass, Belle Voci, Solo Voci, Giovani Voci, P.J. Gatch and Corinne Adkins,. Friday, December 13th at 8pm, Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church; Saturday, December 14th at 7:30pm, First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh. Tickets $20, www.bellevocipgh.com/belle-voci-a-natale

Messy Church -
Tuesday, December 10th, 5:30-7:00pm ❅ Dinner ❅ Crafts ❅ Bible Story ❅ Songs ❅ Celebration ❅ Join us to celebrate Jesus’ Birthday… and the one-year anniversary of Messy Church at Faith UMC! Make meaningful holiday memories while building relationships and learning the Christmas story together. Messy Church is Christ-centered casual worship experience for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration! (F)
Light Up Night -
Saturday, December 14th at 6:00m Join Roots of Faith as we seek to bless our community by signing up to volunteer at Sharpsburg’s Light Up Night. Volunteers will gather at Roots of Faith at 5:30 and we will help our borough celebrate the holidays! Contact Pastor Ben for more information.  (R)
2019 Advent & Christmas Worship Schedule -
2019 Advent & Christmas Worship Schedule 12/8, 10am – Service of Lessons & Carols (F) 12/10, 5:30pm – Messy Church Christmas (F) 12/22, 10am – Children’s Christmas Pageant (F) 12/23, 6:30pm – Christmas Eve-Eve Service (R) 12/24, 7pm – Traditional Candlelight Service (F)
Roots of Faith Coat Giveaway By Outreach Director, Kathleen Stanley -
Roots of Faith Coat Giveaway By Outreach Director, Kathleen Stanley On November 15th and 16th , Circles Sharpsburg partnered for the third year in a row with the Pittsburgh international Airport to pass out free winter coats and clothing to the community of Sharpsburg. Dorothy Lolo and her son were one of 129 people that came to the free coat/clothing give away. This year we had three exciting improvements. The first was that we asked everyone who came for clothing to fill out a contact card with their demographic information. The second improvement was that we were able to place a value on all the clothing that we received. We used the IRS’s thrift store value for used clothing to assign these values. The third improvement was that we were able to enter everyone into our new [...]
Joy Ike Concert to benefit Second Harvest Community Thrift Store: -

Joy Ike Concert to benefit Second Harvest Community Thrift Store: Saturday, November 30th, 2019 7:00pm Doors open at 6:30pm Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church. Suggested Donation $20/person or $30/family, tickets sold only at the event, no pre-sale. www.joyike.com

Sign Up For Coffee Fellowship: Do you or your kids enjoy the Hospitality Table on Sundays after church? Please consider signing up to bring a treat to share. Please call Teri Joseph for more information – 412-901-8537 (F)

2019-2020 Holy Communion Project -

Exploring the Practices of Holy Communion Faith UMC and Roots of Faith will select a different form of practicing Holy Communion to practice each Sunday from November 3rd through December 1st, deepening our understanding & experience of Communion.

Save the Date Eat this Bread: A Spirituality of Holy Communion.”  This exciting lecture by Rev. Dr. L. Roger Owens has been rescheduled for Feb 10th at 7:00 PM at Faith UMC. The first 25 people in attendance will receive a free copy of Dr. Owen’s book What We Need is Here.
 
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 Saturday May 2nd at [...]
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.

Sun. 12/15, 5-7pm Vine of Faith @ Faith UMC, Christmas Party

 

Upcoming Events

December 8, 2019
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith
    December 8, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Emergency Response & Safe Sanctuaries Training
    December 8, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm     Roots of Faith, 800 Main St. 15215

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

  • Circles
    December 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith

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

December 12, 2019
  • The Neighborhood Table
    December 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm     Roots of Faith

December 15, 2019
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith
    December 15, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm     Roots of Faith

December 17, 2019
  • Sharpsburg Rocks
    December 17, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Circles
    December 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Emergency Response Plan Team
    December 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm     Roots of Faith

December 18, 2019
  • Men's Small Group
    December 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am     Roots of Faith

December 19, 2019
  • Ask-The-Doctor
    December 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • The Neighborhood Table
    December 19, 2019 @ 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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