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May 1, 2004

United Methodist Bishop James S. Thomas (left) is honored by the denomination's 2004 General Conference in Pittsburgh for the contributions he made in the former Central Jurisdiction of the church. Applauding Thomas are Charles Yrigoyen (left), top staff executive of the church's Commission on Archives and History, and Bishop Solito Kuramin Toquero. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.
Photo number GC04102, 4/30/04

Delegates to the United Methodist Church's 2004 General Conference consider legislation from their seats in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin.
Photo number GC04103, 4/29/04

The Paine College Gospel Choir performs at the United Methodist Church's 2004 General Conference in Pittsburgh. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin.
Photo number GC04104, 4/30/04

United Methodist Bishop Melvin G. Talbert, who has served as ecumenical officer for the United Methodist Council of Bishops, introduces Bishop Thomas Hoyt of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin.
Photo number GC04105, 4/30/04

Frank Falvey, a reserve delegate from the New England Conference, watches the proceedings of the United Methodist Church's 2004 General Conference in Pittsburgh. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin.
Photo number GC04106, 4/29/04

Remy Dou, a guitarist with Drive, the Miami District Youth Band, performs during morning worship on May 1 at the 2004 United Methodist General Conference in Pittsburgh. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey.
Photo number GC04107, 5/01/04

Asa Whitaker, Arkansas, speaks in a session of the discipleship legislative committee during the 2004 United Methodist General Conference in Pittsburgh. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey.
Photo number GC04108, 5/1/04

Andreas Elfving, Finland-Swedish Provisional Conference, addresses a petition during the church and society legislative committee during the 2004 United Methodist General Conference in Pittsburgh. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey.
Photo number GC04109, 5/1/04

Carol Winn Crawford, Louisiana, speaks during a session of the church and society legislative committee during the 2004 United Methodist General Conference in Pittsburgh. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey.
Photo number GC04110, 5/1/04

United Methodist Bishop Sharon Zimmerman Rader, Wisconsin, introduces bishops who will retire this year during a session of the denomination's 2004 General Conference in Pittsburgh. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.
Photo number GC04118, 5/1/04
United Methodist Bishop James R. King Jr., Kentucky, presides over a session of the denomination's 2004 General Conference in Pittsburgh. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.
Photo number GC04119, 5/1/04

United Methodist Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton, Ohio East, gives the sermon during May 1 morning worship at the denomination's 2004 General Conference in Pittsburgh. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.
Photo number GC04117, 5/1/04

United Methodist Bishop J. Lawrence McCleskey, South Carolina, reads from a book honoring retired Bishop James Thomas during a session of the denomination's 2004 General Conference in Pittsburgh. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.
Photo number GC04120, 5/1/04

United Methodist Bishop Rhymes H. Moncure Jr., Nebraska, offers the benediction during a Service of Appreciation at the United Methodist Church's 2004 General Conference in Pittsburgh for African Americans who stayed in the church despite institutional racism. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.
Photo number GC04121, 5/1/04

The Rev. Larry Pickens prays during an April 30 Service of Appreciation at the United Methodist Church’s 2004 General Conference in Pittsburgh for African Americans who stayed in the church despite institutional racism. Pickens is incoming chief staff executive of the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns which helped design the service. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.
Photo number GC04122, 5/1/04

Acolytes Anna Kelsey-Powell (left) and Jay Williams pass the flame while Bishop Woodie W. White prays during a Service of Appreciation at the United Methodist Church's 2004 General Conference in Pittsburgh for African Americans who stayed in the church despite institutional racism. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.
Photo number GC04123, 5/1/04
Carolyn M. Marshall, General Conference secretary, reads the decision of the United Methodist Judicial Council that the practice of homosexuality is a chargeable offense for clergy during the May 1 session of the denomination's 2004 General Conference in Pittsburgh. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.
Photo number GC04124, 5/1/04
United Methodist Bishop Charlene P. Kammerer (on video screens) gives the sermon during a service of appreciation at the United Methodist Church's 2004 General Conference for African Americans who stayed in the church despite institutional racism. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.
Photo number GC04125, 5/1/04
United Methodist Bishop Leontine T.C. Kelly (right) greets the Rev. Joseph Lowery following his address to the General Board of Church and Society Banquet during the United Methodist Church's 2004 General Conference in Pittsburgh. At rear is Andrew Holt of United Methodist Communications. A UMNS photo by Rasul Welch.
Photo number GC04126, 4/30/04

The Rev. Joseph Lowery offers an impassioned keynote address at the General Board of Church and Society Banquet during the United Methodist Church's 2004 General Conference in Pittsburgh. A UMNS photo by Rasul Welch.
Photo number GC04127, 4/30/04

The Rev. Joseph Lowery addresses guests at the General Board of Church and Society Banquet during the United Methodist Church's 2004 General Conference in Pittsburgh. A UMNS photo by Rasul Welch.
Photo number GC0128, 4/30/04

Members of the Cantemos Youth Choir of the North Georgia Annual Conference sing and dance during morning worship in the 2004 United Methodist General Conference in Pittsburgh. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey.
Photo number GC04129, 5/01/04

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Members and supporters of Methodist Students for an All-Inclusive Church (MOSAIC) celebrate a renewal of the baptismal covenant on the edge of the Allegheny River, near Pittsburgh's David L. Lawrence Convention Center, site of the 2004 United Methodist General Conference. The group is pushing the denomination to fully accept gays and lesbians in its churches and pulpits. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey.

Photo number GC04321, 5/01/04

322Members and supporters of Methodist Students for an All-Inclusive Church (MOSAIC) march through downtown Pittsburgh, site of the 2004 United Methodist General Conference. The group is pushing the denomination to fully accept gays and lesbians in its churches and pulpits. At the end of the march it held a service of renewing the baptismal covenant on the banks of the Allegheny River. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey.

Photo number GC04322, 5/01/04

323 Members and supporters of Methodist Students for an All-Inclusive Church (MOSAIC) celebrate a renewal of the baptismal covenant on the edge of the Allegheny River, near Pittsburgh's David L. Lawrence Convention Center, site of the 2004 United Methodist General Conference. The group is pushing the denomination to fully accept gays and lesbians in its churches and pulpits. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey.

Photo number GC04323, 5/01/04

324 Members of Methodist Students for an All-Inclusive Church (MOSAIC) march to the Allegheny River through the David L. Lawrence Convention Centerin Pittsburgh, site of the 2004 United Methodist General Conference. The group is pushing the denomination to fully accept gays and lesbians in its churches and pulpits. At the end of the march it held a service of renewing the baptismal covenant on the banks of the Allegheny River. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey.

Photo number GC04324, 5/01/04

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The buildings of downtown Pittsburgh rise among the confluence of three rivers where the Allegheny (left) and Monongahela (right) come together to form the Ohio. The United Methodist Church's 2004 General Conference, being held in Pittsburgh April 27 - May 7, takes its theme, "Water Washed and Spirit Born," from a combination of the biblical imagery of baptism and Pentecost and the city's famous rivers. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

Photo number GC04311, 5/1/04




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