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Actress Sheila Carrasco in character as the hippie Flower on the CBS show “Ghosts.” She is the daughter of the Rev. Oscar Carrasco, a retired United Methodist pastor and superintendent. Photo by Betrand Calmeau/CBS.

‘Ghosts’ actress is a lifelong United Methodist

Sheila Carrasco, the actress who plays Flower on the CBS sitcom "Ghosts" and the daughter of a retired pastor, grew up in front of an audience.
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Africa University Vice Chancellor Rukudzo J. Murapa leads celebrants in singing “Happy Birthday” to the school during its 10th anniversary observations in Mutare, Zimbabwe, in 2002. Murapa, Africa University's second vice chancellor, died Oct. 27. He was 82. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Former Africa University vice chancellor dies at 82

Rukudzo J. Murapa is being remembered for his vision, networking and leadership, including helping to establish the United Methodist university’s Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance.
Faith Stories
Friends and family gather to pray for Jake Sherrell, seated in his barber chair, at the Bel-Aire Unisex Salon in Nashville, Tenn., where the 96-year-old United Methodist has brought hundreds to Christ over the years. His pastor, the Rev. Paula Smith (behind Sherrell), led the prayer. Among those joining in were Sherrell’s wife, Rosa (second from right), and Meredith Portwood (second from left), one of Sherrell’s hospice nurses.

Community rallies around barbershop evangelist

United Methodist Jake Sherrell has brought to Christ hundreds who have sat in his barber chair. Now, his community is surrounding him in love as he battles stage 4 cancer.