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Off to a Good Start

Openers & Prayers for Church Meetings

by (author) David Sparks

United Church Publishing House, The United Church of Canada
Initial publish date
May 2016
Pastoral Resources
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    May 2016
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“Will you give the devotion at the beginning of the meeting?” With Off to a Good Start, you can confidently answer, “Yes!” Inside are 24 openers with a scripture, prayer, reflection, questions, and a simple activity. There are openers for specific small groups, as well as for Advent, Easter, and other church seasons. You’ll also find prayers for every occasion and season, including graces. This handy collection is ideal for small groups, boards, women’s groups, and workshops.

About the author

David Sparks has served as a minister for 38 years in The United Church of Canada and the United Reformed Church of England and Wales. He has written six books of lectionary-based prayers in the Prayers to Share and Pastoral Prayers to Share series (Wood Lake Books) and his hymns have been published in hymn books in Canada and USA. Sparks has led workshops on various aspects of public prayer. Now retired, he lives with his wife in British Columbia.

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