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May 2, 2000 Photos

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SOLOIST -- Soloist Chris Gross from Roberts United Methodist Church in Denham Springs, La., leads the massed choir during opening worship of the denomination's 2000 General Conference in Cleveland. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kB17, Accompanies UMNS# GC-003, 5/2/00

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BISHOPS -- United Methodist Bishop Robert Morgan (right) tells delegates to the denomination's 2000 General Conference they must embrace unity amid their diversity.  Under the theme "We Who Are Many ... Are One Body," Morgan told delegates and visitors from all over the world they are united in Christ.  Seated behind Morgan are other bishops of the church.  A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kB16, Accompanies UMNS# GC-003   5/2/00

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BISHOP KIM -- United Methodist Bishop Hae-Jong Kim helps celebrate opening worship at the denomination's 2000 General Conference.  The conference runs through May 12 at the Cleveland Convention Center.  A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kB-15, Accompanies UMNS# GC-003  5/2/00

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OPENING -- Delegates and visitors from around the world gather for opening worship at the United Methodist Church's General Conference 2000.  The conference is being held through May 12 at the Cleveland Convention Center.  A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kB14, Accompanies UMNS# GC-003  5/2/00

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DANCE -- Dancers from the Edna duffy Liturgical Dance Company in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and the Leaven Dance Company in Kent, Ohio, help celebrate the opening worship service of the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference at the Cleveland Convention Center. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kB13, Accompanies UMNS# GC-003  5/2/00

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TOGETHER -- Delegates to the United Methodist 2000 General Conference link arms in praise during the opening worship service. The conference runs through May 12 at the Cleveland Convention Center. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2KB12, Accompanies UMNS# GC-004 5/2/00

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COMMUNION -- United Methodist Bishop Alfred Johnson of the New Jersey Area (right) offers communion during opening worship at the 2000 General Conference in Cleveland. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kB11, Accompanies UMNS# GC-003 5/2/00

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EPISCOPAL ADDRESS -- United Methodist Bishop Emerito P. Nacpil issues a challenge for the denomination to make disciples for Christ in the new millennium during the traditional episcopal address at the 2000 General Conference in Cleveland. Nacpil, of the Manila Area, is the first United Methodist bishop lliving outside the United States to deliver the address to the assembly. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kB10, Accompanies UMNS# GC-004, 5/2/00

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PROCESSIONAL -- A processional of banners opens the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference 2000. The conference runs through May 12 at the Cleveland Convention Center. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kB09, Accompanies UMNS# GC-003 5/2/00

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BISHOPS PROCESSION -- United Methodist Bishops Charlene P. Kammerer (left foreground) and Robert E. Fannin join the procession during opening worship at the denomination's 2000 General Conference in Cleveland. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose. Photo number gc2kB08, Accompanies UMNS# GC-003 5/2/00

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DANCERS -- Dancers from the Edna duffy Liturgical Dance Company in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and the Leaven Dance Company in Kent, Ohio, help celebrate the opening worship service of the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference at the Cleveland Convention Center. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose. Photo number gc2kB07, Accompanies UMNS# GC-003 5/2/00

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LITURGICAL DANCE -- Dancers from the Edna duffy Liturgical Dance Company in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and the Leaven Dance Company in Kent, Ohio, help celebrate the opening worship service of the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference at the Cleveland Convention Center. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose. Photo number gc2kB06, Accompanies UMNS# GC-003 5/2/00

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OPENING WORSHIP -- Delegates and visitors from around the world gather for opening worship at the United Methodist Church's General Conference 2000. The conference is being held through May 12 at the Cleveland Convention Center. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose. Photo number gc2kB05, Accompanies UMNS# GC-003 5/2/00

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GIVING PRAISE -- Sharon Cade of the Baltimore-Washington Conference raises her arms in praise during the opening worship for the United Methodist Church's General Conference 2000 at the Cleveland Convention Center. Cade is serving as a page during the conference which runs through May 12. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kB04, Accompanies UMNS# GC-003 5/2/00

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COMMUNION ELEMENTS -- Celebrants prepare to offer communion to delegates and visitors during the opening worship service at the United Methodist Church's General Conference 2000. The conference is being held through May 12 at the Cleveland Convention Center. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kB03, Accompanies UMNS# GC-003 5/2/00

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ONE BODY -- United Methodist Bishop Robert Morgan tells delegates to the denomination's 2000 General Conference they must embrace unity amid their diversity. Under the theme "We Who Are Many ... Are One Body," Morgan told delegates and visitors from all over the world they are united in Christ. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kB02, Accompanies UMNS# GC-003 5/2/00

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IN PRAYER -- Delegate Arnold Rhodes from the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference prays during the opening worship service of the United Methodist Church's General Conference 2000 at the Cleveland Convention Center. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kB01, Accompanies UMNS# GC-003 5/2/00

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