Soul Care, Self Care, Caring for Others

United Women in Faith



The WPAUMC United Methodist Women's 2020 Annual Meeting -- Self Care, Soul Care and Caring for Others -- was held via Zoom on Saturday, Oct. 24.  We'd like to share some key videos from the day on this page.

The morning session featured a keynote address by the Rev. Debra Flint, a licensed clinical social work and ordained deacon.  
Here is a full video of her presentation, which was abbreviated to fit into the morning session of the UMW Annual Meeting. 

Below is Rev. Flint's afternoon presentation Trauma and the Brain.


Rev. Dr. Renee Mikell preached during the morning worship service, which included remembering UMW members who had passed away since the previous annual meeting.  


To see a full video of the morning session, including an edited version of the first video below, the budget presentation and names of new officers, on YouTube at

The Future of United Methodist Women 

In an afternoon session, Conference UMW President Linda Thayer offered an assessment of what the future may hold for United Methodist Women in Western PA. 

UMW Ministry Ideas

UMW annual meetings often feature workshops or presentations on ministries of local units or individuals that others may want to adopt or adapt. The videos, while not presented during the virtual meeting, nonetheless serve that purpose.  Please watch and share them.

In the first video, Marie Hunt tells the story of a card ministry at Christ UMC in Bethel Park that goes beyond sending cards to serve as both as a multi-faceted caring and outreach ministry. 


Former Conference UMW President Barb Hess talks about a Prayer Shawl Ministry that has helped reduce stress for her during the pandemic.



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