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JUST THINKIN' -- Francois Rodin's, "The Thinker," will look down on a crowd of United Methodists Sunday, May 7, as they take time off from their 2000 General Conference to visit the University Circle area, known for its culture and entertainment. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.
Photo number 98-206 Accompanies UMNS #687, 12/2/98

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TAKING A BREAK -- Delegates to the United Methodist General Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, May 2-12, 2000, will take a break from their deliberations Sunday afternoon, May 7, to stroll through the city's picturesque University Circle area. Several museums and Severance Hall, home of the Cleveland Orchestras, are located in the area. The afternoon will be capped with a dinner and a program at Severance Hall featuring musicians from the five United Methodist-related colleges in the state. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.
Photo number 98-205 Accompanies UMNS #687, 12/2/98

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UNIVERSITY CIRCLE Delegates to the 2000 United Methodist General Conference will take a Sunday afternoon break during their 10-day deliberations to stroll through Cleveland's University Circle, a picturesque setting known for its culture and entertainment. The afternoon agenda will include visits to several museums in the area, dinner, and a musical program at Severance Hall, home of the Cleveland Orchestra. The program will feature musicians from the five United Methodist-related colleges in Ohio. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.
Photo number 98-204 Accompanies UMNS #687, 12/2/98

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC -- Severance Hall, home of the Cleveland Orchestra, built in 1931, will be the site for a weekend musical event for delegates to the United Methodist General Conference May 2-12, 2000. The Sunday evening program will feature musicians from the five United Methodist-related colleges in Ohio. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.
Photo number 98-203 Accompanies UMNS #687, 12/2/98

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FAMILIAR LANDMARKS The Cleveland War Memorial Fountain and Statue and the Terminal Tower are familiar landmarks in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, site of the 2000 United Methodist General Conference. Nearly a thousand delegates from around the world will attend the May 2-12 meeting, the first General Conference of the new century. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.
Photo number 98-202 Accompanies UMNS #687, 12/2/98

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ETERNAL PEACE -- The Cleveland Convention Center will be the site of the first United Methodist General Conference of the new century, May 2-12, 2000. A familiar downtown landmark in the foreground is the Cleveland War Memorial Fountain. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.
Photo number 98-201 Accompanies UMNS #687, 12/2/98

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WELCOME UNITED METHODISTS! -- The Cleveland Convention Center will welcome several thousand United Methodist delegates and visitors from around the world May 2-12, 2000, for the church's General Conference. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.
Photo number 98-200 Accompanies UMNS #687, 12/2/98

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CONFERENCE PLENARIES -- Delegates to the 2000 United Methodist General Conference will become intimately acquainted with this room -- the Public Auditorium at the Cleveland Convention Center -- before their 10-day assembly closes Friday, May 12. Delegates -- nearly 1,000 of them -- will be seated at tables on the auditorium floor. Visitors will be seated in the balconies surrounding the delegates. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.
Photo number 98-199 Accompanies UMNS #687, 12/2/98

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WELCOMING THE WORLD -- Cleveland, Ohio, will be host to the first United Methodist General Conference of the new century May 1-12, 2000. Nearly 1,000 delegates from the United States, Africa, Europe and the Philippines and more than twice that number of visitors are expected at the event. The last time a general conference of either the Methodist or Evangelical United Brethren churches was held in Ohio was for the EUB church in 1950 in Dayton. The two denominations merged in 1968 to create the United Methodist Church. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.
Photo number 98-198 Accompanies UMNS #687, 12/2/98

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ROCK AND ROLL -- Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on the shore of Lake Erie will be the site for the reception for United Methodist bishops and their spouses Monday, May 1, 2000, the evening before the church's 10-day General Conference opens in the city. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.
Photo number 98-197 Accompanies UMNS #687, 12/2/98

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