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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.
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
Two displaced Central African women receive an envelope containing money to buy food. The United Methodist Committee on Relief provided $50,000 to assist nearly 1,000 displaced families from the Central African Republic living in a refugee camp in Limasa, Congo. Photo courtesy of the Eastern Congo disaster management office.

Church helps displaced Central Africans living in Congo

Through UMCOR’s Global Migration program, The United Methodist Church disbursed $50,000 to help families living in a refugee camp.
Disaster Relief
Women and children who fled their homes in Ukraine to escape the war with Russia are being hosted at the Poušť United Methodist church camp near Bechyně, Czech Republic. Some 19 guests from Ukraine are living there. At center is Alžběta Opočenská, a staff member at the camp. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Czech United Methodists help house Ukrainian refugees

The Poušť United Methodist church camp would normally have hosted children at camp this summer, but instead, it is serving as a home away from home for Ukrainian mothers and their children.

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