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

Ice Cream Social-

In celebration of Choir Recognition Sunday, the Hospitality Team is hosting an ICE CREAM SOCIAL after the 10 am service on May 19th as a fund raiser for the church. 

Bible Study on Gospel of Mark -

The Men’s Small Group at Roots of Faith will begin a new bible study on the Gospel of Mark beginning 5/15. Meets Wednesdays at 9:00 AM at Roots of Faith. For more information contact Wally Jenkins at

Spring Mortgage Campaign Celebration-

Thank you to 20 households who made a pledge to the Spring Mortgage Campaign, with a total pledged amount of $44,325! Your generous and sacrificial giving will pay of 10% of the remaining balance of the church mortgage, and enable us to continue our vital mission and ministry in Fox Chapel and Sharpsburg. If you were not able to make a pledge by May 5th, it is not too late to make a pledge to this campaign. Praise God!

Messy Church Lent- By Pastor Scott Shaffer-
Messy Church Lent – Every month several dozen children & adults gather for an alternative worship experience at Faith UMC called Messy Church. In March, worshippers learned about Jesus’ temptation for 40 days in the wilderness, and how we can follow in Jesus’ footsteps during the season of Lent. After a delicious meal, we painted crosses on burlap, walked in a prayer labyrinth, created Lent prayer gardens, and assembled “Lent in a bag” kids to be shared with neighbors as an invitation to Messy Church Easter. All are welcome to join us for Messy Church – Mother’s Day on Tue, 5/15 at 5:30pm!
Journey to Pentecost-
Join us for the final leg of our 2018-2019 Journey Through the Bible exploring New Testament stories leading up to Pentecost & Confirmation on June 9th.
Vine of Faith Student Ministry-

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join us on the 1st & 3rd Sundays from 5-7pm for dinner, games, and bible lessons. Upcoming events include: Retreat & Lock-in May 10-11, 6pm-9am; Youth Worship June 9th at 10am; Year-End Family Picnic June 9th at 5:30pm.

New Adult Bible Study: “Handling the Bible” -

Join us Sundays at 1PM at Roots of Faith for a new class beginning April 28th. Come learn how to read the Bible for personal transformation while also discovering the basics about different translations, study tools, and even using technology to read the Bible. 

Adult Small Groups – Spring 2019-

Knit Wits – Women, Mon @ 9:15 (F) Longing For God – Women, Tues @ 10am (F) Handling the Bible – Men/Women, Sun @ 1pm (R) Men’s Small Group – Men, Weds @ 9am (R) Financial Peace University – Men/Women, Mon @7pm Circles Ally Training – Men/Women Tues @ 6pm. Contact to join an Adult Small Group

Save the date for VBS 2019: “Roar! Life is Wild. God is Good”-

Save the date for VBS 2019: “Roar! Life is Wild. God is Good” 

Mon., June 17, 5:00-7:30, and Tue.-Fri., June 18-21, 5:30-7:30

Ages 3 through 6th grade. If you are in 7th grade or older, we would love to have you volunteer!  Please contact Samantha Booth at if you are interested in volunteering. 

Outreach Updates-

Circles Sharpsburg is recruiting Leaders and Allies. Our new Class starts in March. Would you help us by referring one person who might benefit from our program?  Please contact Kathleen Stanley at : 412-977-9136

Plastic Bottle Lids Needed: “Circles Kids” are working on a community project to bring awareness to the damage that plastic does to our oceans. We need the plastic lids to your water bottles, condiments, and other containers. All colors, shapes and sizes. Please leave all your plastic lids in the box provided in the lobby of the church. 

The Neighborhood Table has Exciting news: Signature Financial Planning will now provide a FREE finance Clinic to the community at Roots of Faith, during the 4th TNT each month. We are excited about this new partnership !

Upcoming Events

May 22, 2019
  • Men's Small Group
    May 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am     Roots of Faith

May 23, 2019
  • The Neighborhood Table
    May 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith, 800 Main St, Sharpsburg, PA 15215, USA

May 26, 2019
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith
    May 26, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm     Roots of Faith

May 28, 2019
  • Sharpsburg Rocks
    May 28, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Circles
    May 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith

May 29, 2019
  • Men's Small Group
    May 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am     Roots of Faith

June 2, 2019
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith
    June 2, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm     Roots of Faith

June 4, 2019
  • Sharpsburg Rocks
    June 4, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Roots of Faith

  • Circles
    June 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Roots of Faith

June 5, 2019
  • Men's Small Group
    June 5, 2019 @ 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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