General Conference 2008 News
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4/29/08: Erin Hawkins thanked the members of the Central Jurisdiction who had stayed in the denomination to see it through to union.
4/27/08: In the future, this West African country will have their fair share of delegates to the General Conference.
4/27/08: The United Methodist Church has declared ministry with the poor as one of four areas of focus for the immediate future.
4/26/08: A small church is not a failed large church; in fact, in many communities, small churches are the last voice of faith.
4/26/08: Shalom, born in 1992, is a community-development program promoting health, wholeness, and well-being.
4/26/08: Tracing a "shared journey of faith," one committee calls for the denomination to more fully embrace their counterparts in Latin American and the Caribbean.
4/27/08: "The church owes me nothing. I owe the church and the Lord of the church everything,” said Bishop Palmer, new president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops.
4/27/08: Choir members hail from many of the 89 churches and more than 35 tribes represented in the conference.
4/26/08: Retirement can become "a transition to homelessness," for pastors serving in Africa, the Philippines, and Eastern Europe.