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Delegates consider legislation during the 2004 General Conference of The United Methodist Church. Approximately 150 pages and marshals are needed for the 2008 gathering in Fort Worth, Texas. A UMNS file photo by John C. Goodwin. 











By United Methodist News Service

April 9, 2007

Volunteers are being sought to serve as marshals or pages at the The United Methodist Church's 2008 General Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.

About 150 volunteers are needed to serve delegates, officials and visitors to the denomination's top legislative body, conference planners say. The General Conference depends on volunteers - especially marshals and pages - for everything from assisting disabled delegates to distributing documents.

Marshals and pages travel to and work at the conference at their own expense.

Volunteers may apply online at the General Conference Web site by going to http://gc2008.umc.org and clicking the Online Marshals/Pages Application button.

Applications must be submitted by July 31, and applicants will be notified of their status by Sept. 30.

The General Conference, which gathers every four years, will meet April 23-May 2, 2008.

News media contact: Tim Tanton, Nashville, Tenn., (615) 742-5470 or newsdesk@umcom.org.

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