Guidelines for Inspirational Worship Services to Honor Graduates
Pamela D. Williams

Price: $8.95

ISBN: 0788025260
Size: 5.5x8.5
Pages: 62
Graduation is a time of new beginnings. The old chapter has come to an end, and the time has come to turn the page. The Baccalaureate service offers loved ones a time to pray a blessing over graduates of high school and university and to send them on their way. It reminds them to seek guidance from the Lord as they start down a new path.

This resource contains everything needed to get a Baccalaureate service up and running. It includes:The components of this resource book will ensure that your service is a success. Baccalaureate: Guidelines for Inspirational Worship Services to Honor Graduates is essential to reviving the Baccalaureate service tradition in your community. With this volume you'll be covering your new graduates in prayer and blessings as they spread their wings and take flight.

Table of Contents
Preface 7
Introduction 9
Time Line For Baccalaureate Preparations 11
Student Participation 15
Sample Informational Letter To Local Pastors 17
Sample Letter Of Invitation To Faculty And Administrators 19
Sample Informational Letter To Seniors 21
Sample Formal Invitation 23
Sample Press Release For Local Newspapers 25
Sample Public Service Announcements For Radio And Television 27
Order Of Worship With Explanations 29
About The Bulletins 33
Sample Bulletin 35
Music For Baccalaureate 37
Bouquet Of Thanks 41
Scripture Challenge 43
About The Meditations 45
Sample Meditation: Dispelling The Darkness 47
Sample Meditation: The Clean Slate 49
Sample Meditation: Light For Our World 51
Sample Meditation: Becoming A Follower 53
Gifts For The Seniors 55
Reception Guidelines 57
Funding For Baccalaureate 59
References 61

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Pamela D. Williams has been a pastor's wife for over thirty years. A mother and grandmother, she has a B.A. in English from Shippensburg University. She facilitates First Writes, a Christian inspiration and feedback group in in Chambersburg, PA. Williams is a contributor to three of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books: Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul, Chicken Soup: What I Learned from the Cat, and Chicken Soup: Stories for a Better World. She has also had stories published in a variety of publications, including Traveling Calvary's Road: From Ash Wednesday Through Easter (CSS), Decision, and Upper Room.