Volunteer pages, marshals sought for General Conference

News media contact: Tim Tanton · (615) 742-5470 · Nashville, Tenn.

The application deadline is fast approaching for people interested in serving as volunteer marshals or pages for the 2004 General Conference.

About 160 volunteers will be needed to help the delegates, church officials and other visitors at the denomination's top legislative assembly. More than 5,000 people - including nearly 1,000 delegates from around the world - are expected to attend General Conference, April 27-May 7 in Pittsburgh.

Marshals and pages are crucial to the assembly, helping distribute materials, assisting disabled visitors and filling a variety of other needs. They travel and serve at their own expense.

Applications are due Aug. 31, and applicants will be notified of their status by Oct. 31. Forms are available at the General Conference Web site, http://www.umc.org/gc2004/, or may be requested by mail from Mark Wharff, 2064 Sheldon Drive, Modesto, CA 95350-0389, or by sending an e-mail message to [email protected]


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