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 -

10am Faith Church Service & 11:30am Roots of Faith Service are both in-person and livestreamed every week

  • Nursery Care will be offered at the 10am Faith Church service
  • Children’s Sunday School is offered at the 10am Faith Church service.
  • All In-Person services will require face masks, 6+ feet of social distancing, and other COVID safety protocols.

We are looking forward to connecting with God and one another through safe in-person worship services in the weeks to come, while continuing to connect online with those who are not yet able to safely attend in-person.


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Town Hall: Join us for a Congregational Town Hall on Sunday, 9/26 6:00pm- in person at Roots and on Zoom, including discussion of our Relaunch Plan. For Zoom Link, RSVP to pastorscott@faithfoxchapel.org

Join the Church! Faith UMC & Roots of Faith will hold a New Members Class in October, on a Sunday afternoon – date TBD by participant availability. Contact Pastor Scott or Pastor Angelique if you’d like to explore church membership. 

Churchwide Worship & World Communion Potluck: Sunday, October 3rd – 10:00am – Churchwide Worship Service at Faith Church for World Communion Sunday, followed by a Potluck Picnic. Congregants are invited to bring a favorite dish from your family’s heritage, or from another world cuisine. Children’s activities during lunch. RSVP appreciated on clipboard at Faith & Roots. Sign up at Roots of Faith for transportation from Sharpsburg. There will be no 11:30 service at Roots on 10/3. 


Ministry Classes -

The Fall 2021 Pittsburgh District Lay Servant Ministry School is pleased to be offering the classes listed below to help laity respond to their personal call in ministry and the life of the church.  Each class is being held on different dates, allowing you to take more than one class if you wish.  There is a $25 fee per class, which includes the book/materials.  You may attend in person and via Zoom – your choice.  This flyer has more information.  You may register online here or through the flyer.

  • The BASIC Course (Saturdays, September 25 & October 9, 9 am – 2:30 pm)
  • Living Our UM Beliefs  (Saturdays, October  2 & October 16, 9 am – 2:30 pm)
  • Public Prayer (Sundays, October 3, 10 & 17, 2 – 5:30 pm)

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New Associate Pastor -

The Pittsburgh District Superintendent, Rev. Dawn M. Hand, met with Faith UMC’s Staff-Parish Relations Committee this week to introduce the Rev. Angelique O. Bradford, who will be appointed by Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi as the next Associate Pastor of Faith UMC & Roots of Faith beginning July 1, 2021. 

Rev. Angelique O. Bradford is a Provisional Elder in the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Pastor Angelique has been serving with the people of God at First United Methodist Church Ellwood City and Homewood United Methodist Church, which are located on the Butler District, since July, 2016. She is a native of Pittsburgh, PA where she grew up on the Southside of Pittsburgh in the neighborhood of Beltzhoover. 


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

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)

The Neighborhood Table is Back! -

We are serving “Grab-N-Go” meals at Roots of Faith until further notice.

Even though we had to make some modifications, we are excited to see our community again! This is a perfect opportunity for you and your family to get involved and volunteer. Won’t you join us?

When: First, second and third Thursdays of the month. Time: 5:30 – 7 pm Where: Roots of Faith
*Masks are required, gloves are provided. * Social distancing is a must.
More info: Kathleen Stanley – Director of Outreach at 412-977-9136


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Upcoming Events

September 19, 2021
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith In-Person & Online
    September 19, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm     Roots of Faith

September 26, 2021
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith In-Person & Online
    September 26, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 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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