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: or uploaded later on YouTube: 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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic -

Pastor Angelique Bradford Onboarding New Pastor -

Tuesday, June 15th at 7:00pm, outdoors at Roots of Faith and on Zoom.  Pastor Scott and the Staff-Parish Relations Committee are excited to invite the congregation to an Onboarding New Pastor Event to introduce and support our new Associate Pastor, Rev. Angelique Bradford. This event will be hosted by current and incoming Pittsburgh District Superintendents, Rev. Dawn Hand and Rev. Deborah Ackley-Killian, and WPAUMC Diversity Development and Inclusion Coordinator, Rev. Debra Mason. Email by Sunday, June 13th to receive the Zoom Link. RSVP is appreciated by not required for in-person attendees.

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. 

Handmade Auction -

Calling all artists and crafters. We need your hand painted, hand crafted items for an auction we are having to benefit Roots of Faith, starting May 15th. If you make it, we’ll take it! Spray paint art, watercolor, digital or graphic art, drawings, furniture, handmade cards, handmade crafts or wood work, jewelry, acrylic paintings, oil paintings, jewelry printmaking, pottery, sculptures, handmade lotions, jams, jellies and YES we want kids to participate as well. We will also take tickets to Steelers, Pirates and Penguins games 🙂 
We need a few pictures of what your donating and a paragraph about the item. (Include what think might be a good asking price. From $5 Up. )
We need pictures and descriptions of items to Kathleen no later than May 10th.  Items will need to be at Roots by May 20th 

Reading the Bible Together | 2021 Sermon Series -
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10 Ways YOU Can Serve at Roots of Faith! -

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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

Small Groups – Spring 2021 -

Churchwide Bible Study – Wed. at 7pm on Zoom. Studying  “The Way: Following in the Footsteps of Jesus.” Contact

Men’s Small Group – Wednesdays at 9:00am at Roots of Faith.  Studying “Life Lessons from Acts.” Contact

Miss Fits Women’s Small Group – Mondays at 7:00pm on Zoom. Studying “Elijah” by Patricia Shirer.  Contact

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 (R)

Upcoming Events

June 27, 2021
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith In-Person & Online
    June 27, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm     Roots of Faith

June 30, 2021
  • Roots of Faith Champion Event @ FUMC
    June 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm    

July 4, 2021
  • Worship Service at Roots of Faith In-Person & Online
    July 4, 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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