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General Conference 2004: Resources for Delegates

 

Convention Center Photos
Two high-resolution photos of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, site of General Conference 2004, are now available for download: [download aerial photo] [download night photo].

First-Elected Delegates Guide
The United Methodist News Service has developed this guide for first-elected delegates at Pre-General Conference News Briefing. (PDF) [download document]

General Agency Petitions, Proposals and Reports
General Agencies of the United Methodist Church have developed pages on their Web sites to discuss their petitions, proposals and reports to General Conference 2004 in greater detail. [view links]

General Conference Logo
The following page has been developed to provide United Methodist-related organizations with downloadable versions of the official 2004 General Conference logo [more]

Hospitality Team
The Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference and The Northeastern Jurisdiction welcomes The United Methodist Church to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - providing excellent hospitality in the context of Christian conferencing. [view site]

Hotels for Delegates
The listed hotels are contracted for the General Conference and sleeping rooms may only be obtained through the Business Manager of General Conference or the Pittsburgh Housing Bureau after October 1, 2003. [view list]

Interpretation and Aids for the Hearing Impaired
Availability of aids for the hearing impaired throughout General Conference. [more]

Legislative Committees and Paragraphs of The Book of Discipline Assigned to Each Committee
The following material is excerpted from the most current draft of the Plan of Organization and Rules of the General Conference that will be proposed to the 2004 General Conference by the Committee on Plan of Organization and Rules. It is hoped that this information will be helpful to delegates as they choose their committee assignments for the 2004 General Conference in Pittsburgh. [view draft]

Parking Information
Availability and cost of public parking around the Convention Center. [more]

Proposed Plan of Organization and Rules for The 2004 General Conference
From the days of Wesley, the “People called Methodist” have gathered to ‘conference’. The early Methodists even as they attended to practical needs of the movement focused primarily on spiritual matters. Through Christian conferencing the church comes together, seeking unity in the midst of diversity, always desiring to know the mind of Christ. [read proposed plan (PDF)]

Schedule of Events
Each day of General Conference is scheduled is by the Committee on Agenda. While the details of the daily agenda are usually not set until the day before, the overall structure of General Conference is the same each day. Special events, such as the Laity and Episcopal Address, are scheduled well in advance. [view schedule]

Treasurer’s Office Frequently Asked Questions for the U.S. Delegates
US Delegate information about the Treasurer's Office procedures. [more]

Water Washed and Spirit Born: 2004 General Conference Guide to Prayer and Practice
Designed as a resource for all who attend the 2004 General Conference of The United Methodist Church, Water Washed and Spirit Born is a free prayer guide for use immediately before and after the event. (The devotional covers the period from April 4 to May 15.) [more]