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United Women in Faith: Faith Talks

  • Faith Talks: Earth Day

    22 APR 2024 · We are excited to invite you to treasure God's creation on Earth Day and every single day, whether we are attending large meetings or tending to small daily habits. United Women in Faith has a long history of caring for creation, preserving as sacred our places, serving as God’s stewards on Earth. In light of Earth Day and the upcoming General Conference, we encourage you to join our amazing and informative discussion with Rev. Kristina Sinks, a provisional Deacon in the California-Nevada Conference of The United Methodist Church serving at GreenFaith, Rev. Dallas Conyers, a youth organizer with the Amanecer Project, and Pat Watkins, a former missionary working for the UMC General Board of Global Ministries as our first “Missionary for the Care of God’s Creation.” We will face the imminent Earth Day challenge of reducing plastic pollution. Other topics may include: - The spiritual significance of environmental stewardship and Earth Day; - Practical tips for reducing plastic usage in our daily lives; - Initiatives within the United Methodist family and faith-based communities to promote sustainable practices; - Our collective work towards economic justice and a healthy planet which upholds our faith values Please join our community, committed to honoring God's creation, practicing and loving sustainability. - - -  Faith Talks is hosted by Jennifer R. Farmer. Visit for more podcasts and webinars from United Women in Faith.
    49m 22s
  • Faith Talks: Child Abuse Prevention Month

    5 APR 2024 · April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and as an organization committed to women, children, and youth, United Women in Faith wants to talk about it. But we not only want to talk about it, we want to offer protective and preventive tips to help us better support and nurture children and families. We will talk with Chelsea Elliott of Somocom Lab; Ellen Reddy of the Nollie Jenkins Family Center; and Dianna Freelon-Foster of Activists with a Purpose Plus. This is an episode you won't want to miss as it'll be informative and encouraging. - - - Visit to learn  more about United Women in Faith. Faith Talks is hosted by Jennifer R. Farmer.
    58m 48s
  • Faith Talks Celebrates 5 Years: Dialogues with Deepa Iyer and Yvette Moore

    18 MAR 2024 · In continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month, we will interview author Deepa Iyer. We are excited to speak with Iyer about her books “We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future,” and “Social Change Now: A Guide for Reflection and Connection.” We also want to preview her forthcoming children’s book, “We are the Builders,” which will be released in the fall of 2024. This episode will be extra special as it is the 5th year anniversary of the Faith Talks podcast. To help us celebrate, Yvette Moore, who served United Women in Faith for more than 30 years, including most recently as director of communications and marketing, will join us. Faith Talks is hosted by Jennifer R. Farmer and produced by United Women in Faith.
    53m 27s
  • Faith Talks: Women of the Bible and Women Today

    14 MAR 2024 · Let's kick off Women's History Month with a look back and a look forward, situated solidly in this present moment. We'll celebrate the women of the Bible and challenge our understanding of women's roles in church and society today. Meet and re-acquaint yourself with some women who've loved our beautiful United Women in Faith (and its earlier incarnations) into existence. Get ready to share insights with Dr. Ashley Boggan, general secretary of the General Commission on Archives and History, United Methodist Church; Ann Craig, formerly Spiritual and Theological Development executive for United Methodist Women; and Dr. Glory Dharmaraj, former director of Spiritual Formation and Mission Theology for United Methodist Women. We welcome our old friends. And this month, as always, we make new friends, inviting and learning from one another through United Women in Faith. 
    1h 2m 4s
  • Faith Talks: Lent and Spiritual Disciplines

    20 FEB 2024 · As we enter the season of Lent, join us as we talk with Whitney R. Simpson and discuss her book, Holy Listening with Breath, Body, and the Spirit. Simpson’s book is a 40-day devotional written with Lent in mind. It includes daily prompts for lectio divina, breath prayer, simple yoga postures, essential oils, and journaling and reflection. It was created to engage the whole body on this 40-day Lenten journey with God. Additionally, we are delighted to interview Neomi Fletcher, a bi-vocational minister who splits her time between early childhood advocacy and equipping the body of Christ. We’ll discuss spiritual disciplines that promote peace within the home and church. As you know, Lent follows Epiphany and it is a wonderful opportunity to deepen our spiritual discipline and practices. We hope you’ll join us for what is sure to be a riveting live episode of Faith Talks! Faith Talks is hosted by Jennifer R. Farmer, the founder of Spotlight PR. Visit to learn more about this show.
    45m 42s
  • Faith Talks: Black Women Making History

    4 FEB 2024 · February 1 marks the beginning of Black History Month and we are excited about this opportunity to learn and grow. Listen as we feature three remarkable leaders who are making history today. We will talk with our wonderful General Secretary and CEO Sally Vonner, Bennett College President Dr. Suzanne Walsh, and the Rev. Dr. Sondrea Tolbert, who is the executive director of the Scarritt Bennett Center. Faith Talks is hosted by Jennifer R. Farmer, the founder of Spotlight PR. Visit to learn more about this show.
    1h 7m 29s
  • Faith Talks: Confronting Climate Crisis

    20 JAN 2024 · Listen in as we talk with Sarah Augustine, a Pueblo (Tewa) descendant, author, and climate justice activist. Sarah is the executive director of the Coalition to Dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery, and author of The Land Is Not Empty: Following Jesus in Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery. We willll discuss her latest book, So We & Our Children May Live: Following Jesus in Confronting the Climate Crisis, and her advocacy on behalf of current and future generations. Be sure to register and invite a friend to join us.
    55m 38s
  • Faith Talks: The Power of Networking

    6 JAN 2024 · The mission of United Women in Faith has always been to celebrate and encourage women leaders – in church and in the community. As we enter this new year, let’s learn about United Women in Faith’s latest leadership tools from guests Praveena Balasundaram, Director of Communications; Olivia DiAgostino, Transformation Program Coordinator; and Shannon Priddy, Executive for Development & Donor Relations. This trio from United Women in Faith has been on the forefront of opening and sharing a virtual space to connect members easily with one another and with our valued resources, such as the Program Resource, Prayer Guide, and Mission Studies. We will hear about our innovative networking site, created during the stay-at-home days of the pandemic. However, it is not just a band aid for the past but muscle for the future! In this safe and private place for thoughtful and moderated conversations, you won’t be distracted by advertising or other annoyances from the large and impersonal social media platforms. We understand you. Leadership development, resources for the daily journey, and chatting with new friends are all just a click away. Let’s hear about and share how, through United Women in Faith’s digital and in-person gatherings, we can grow together. After all, as women become leaders, churches and communities will thrive too.
    1h 7m 16s
  • Faith Talks: Advent & Emotions

    16 DEC 2023 · Advent is a season of lighting candles, symbols of the coming light of Christ. Right? Yet what does the promise of rebirth mean to you? And why is there so much need? To be honest, many of us experience solitary moments of doubt and despair, whether we notice our financial lack, loneliness, poor health, grief, etc. For women experiencing such missing pieces, life can feel like a puzzle. Join this Faith Talks conversation where we will hold space for and discover the puzzles and beauty of this Advent season, while also acknowledging the pain that can be associated with the coming holy days and holidays. Whether you are ignited with the fires of inspiration or struggling with the solitude of holiday blues, you are not alone. We are here with and for one another as witnesses to the coming of hope. Our season's conversationalists are Margaret Fenton Lebeck, author of the United Women in Faith program book and editorial board member, and Hannah Kardon, a program resources author and speaker on Faith Talks on Peace.
    54m 4s
  • Faith Talks: The Power of Gratitude / World Thank Offering

    22 NOV 2023 · Let’s celebrate God’s many gifts and the ways we’ve shown up for one another as friends, sisters, neighbors, and fellow travelers during this year! What is one blessing that you thank God for? How do you share that blessing? What is your strategy for giving? Do you give through word, deed, or material resources? In this episode, we’ll hear from our sisters in United Women in Faith on how to raise spirits and financial gifts to share with our beloved sisterhood. One way our sisters may lift up the power of sharing in United Women in Faith is through the open channel of the historic World Thank Offering. Tune in and learn from United Women in Faith guests: Deaconess Christi Campos, Executive for Development and Donor Relations for the National office of United Women in Faith; Glori Siebert, a teacher and Missouri Conference’s Education and Interpretation coordinator; and Adelaide Parsons, the Missouri Conference’s Legacy Liaison. Faith Talks is hosted by Jennifer Farmer. Visit to learn more.
    1h 4m 20s

Join us for bi-monthly conversations with United Women in Faith, hosted by Jennifer R Farmer. We’ll explore timely themes and resources, from expert insights on ways to live your faith...

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Join us for bi-monthly conversations with United Women in Faith, hosted by Jennifer R Farmer. We’ll explore timely themes and resources, from expert insights on ways to live your faith to inspiring interviews with spiritual leaders.

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