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

Join us for Worship In-person or Online -

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

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


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Join us for Christmas Eve: In-Person, Drive-In & Online!

~12/23, 6:30pm    Roots of Faith Christmas Eve-Eve Service – In-Person @ 200 8th St. Location & Online w/ Candles & Silent Night

~12/24, 5:30pm    Faith Church Drive-In Christmas Eve Service – Arrive 5:30-6pm, Worship 6:00pm w/ Carols in Cars, Candles & Silent Night

~12/24, 7:30pm    Faith Church Online Christmas Eve Service – 7:30-8pm Special Prelude Music, 8pm Online Worship w/ Silent Night


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Advent Sermon Series

11/29    “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”  Mark 1:1-18

12/6       “Elf”          Luke 2:22-38

12/13   “The Muppet Christmas Carol” Luke 1:26-56

12/20   “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Matthew 2:1-12


Annual Conference Videos -

Check out the “five areas of focus” videos from the 2020 Western PA Annual Conference, including a focus on Faith UMC in two of the videos! www.wpaumc.org/five-areas-of-focus-reports


Are you in the loop? -


Get connected with church communications…
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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 – Fall 2020 -

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)

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


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


Now, Action Pledge -

This July, the Western PA Annual Conference launched an anti-racism campaign called, “Now, Action.” The purpose of this campaign is to invite United Methodists and friends to commit to walking together on a journey to dismantle racism in our Conference, churches, and communities. Pastor Scott and Pastor Barry have both taken the pledge, and you can too! Here is the link to the information on the Conference website: www.wpaumc.org/now-action-pledge

You can also visit this link for many other great resources for responding to racism: www.wpaumc.org/RespondingtoRacism


Upcoming Events

December 1, 2020
  • Circles - Online
    December 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm     Roots of Faith

December 6, 2020
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith In-Person & Online
    December 6, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm     Roots of Faith

    Join us for worship at Roots of Faith in-person or online.

December 8, 2020
  • Circles - Online
    December 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm     Roots of Faith

December 10, 2020
  • The Neighborhood Table
    December 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm     Roots of Faith

December 13, 2020
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith In-Person & Online
    December 13, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm     Roots of Faith

    Join us for worship at Roots of Faith in-person or online.

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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