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A woman pushes her daughter in a stroller past the monastery for the Church of the Assumption in Cornești, Romania. The United Methodist Church in Romania is providing support for refugees from the war in Ukraine who are staying at the monastery. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Video: Romanian church’s hotel ministry houses Ukrainian refugees

A hotel and ministry center run by The United Methodist Church in Romania hosts numerous programs to help Ukrainian refugees, as well as the rest of the community.
Disaster Relief
The Revs. Rares Calugar (left) and Samuel Goia talk on a balcony at the United Methodist Hotel Hanul Fullton and community center in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The church bought the hotel, which houses refugees from Ukraine in some of the rooms, while others are used to house charity nongovernmental organizations and some are rented to help fund ministries of the church. Calugar is superintendent of The United Methodist Church in Romania and Goia is pastor of Way of Faith United Methodist Church in Micesti.

Romanian hotel houses one-stop shop for ministry

A hotel and ministry center run by The United Methodist Church in Romania hosts numerous programs to help Ukrainian refugees, as well as the rest of the community.
Disaster Relief
People survey storm damage in this image from the Florida Conference. Trish Warren, the Florida Conference's disaster response coordinator, is working to help prepare United Methodists for Hurricane Ian. The conference is also helping with recovery after deadly floods in eastern Kentucky and offering support to hurricane-battered Puerto Rico.

Conference still helping as Hurricane Ian looms

Trish Warren, the Florida Conference’s disaster response coordinator, is working to help prepare United Methodists for Hurricane Ian. The conference is also helping with recovery after deadly floods in eastern Kentucky and offering support to hurricane-battered Puerto Rico.