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The 2004 General Conference of The United Methodist Church accepted the invitation to change the general view of town and country churches from being problems to being assets. This acceptance signaled that we, as a denomination, agreed to learn about the current realities of town and country communities, to address their concerns and to imagine new possibilities.

A Future With Hope: General Conference 2008Summary of Items of Interest to Town and Country Members and Congregations as a result of General Conference.
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Seeds of Hope; Scatter widelyA Town and Country Fair and Rural Ministry celebration was held at the 2008 General Conference in Forth Worth, Texas.

Story: Seeds of Hope
Photos: Speakers and celebrants
Address: Rural Life Celebration by Bishop Carder