At the Nov. 1-5 meeting of the Council of Bishops, they heard a report from the United Methodist General Council on Finance and Administration that in 2008 apportioned funds were down $4.7 million and Special Sunday offerings were down $286,000. The bishops have agreed to roll their salaries back to 2008 levels for 2010. A UMNS photo illustration by Mike DuBose. Photo #090899. Accompanies UMNS story #486. 10/3/07

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