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May 1, 2000 Photos

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HANDS-ON MINISTRY -- Dick Hill (left), from Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Detroit (right) and the Rev. John Schol from West Chester (Pa.) United Methodist Church help insulate a Habitat for Humanity home during the Holy Boldness Encampment in Cleveland. A UMNS photo by Dean Snyder. Photo number gc2kA05, Accompanies UMNS #GC-001, 5/2/00

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HOLY BOLDNESS -- United Methodist Bishop Felton May tells a group of urban ministers that Holy Boldness is an attitude that forges the church's evangelical witness into a "laser beam to address the hurting and suffering of humankind." The Holy Boldness Encampment spent the weekend before General Conference holding tent meetings and doing hands-on mininstry in Cleveland. A UMNS photo by Dean Snyder. Photo number gc2kA04, Accompanies UMNS #GC-001, 5/2/00

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ROCK HALL -- Guests enjoy a reception for bishops and their spouses at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. The reception, which drew 1,500 people, was held on the eve of the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference. The legislative assembly is meeting May 2-12 at the Cleveland Convention Center. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kA03, 5/2/00

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DIFFERENT DRUMMER -- United Methodist Bishop Edward W. Paup plays the drums during a reception for bishops and their spouses at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. Paup, of Portland, Ore., was part of a "bishops band" that included four other episcopal leaders and an Ohio layman who is a professional musician. The band, dubbed the "Purple People Leaders," played a 30-minute mixture of jazz, Dixieland and other uptempo music. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kA02, 5/2/00

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ROCKIN' -- United Methodist Bishop Marshall L. Meadors Jr. (left foreground) and his wife, Hannah, enjoy a dance during a reception for bishops and their spouses at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. Meadors leads the denomination's Mississippi Area. The reception, held on the eve of the United Methodist Church's General Conference, drew 1,500 people. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kA01, 5/2/00

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