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Parent-Servant meeting May 30 th, 2010 St. Mary’s COC Sunday-School Grades 1 & 2.

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1 Parent-Servant meeting May 30 th, 2010 St. Mary’s COC Sunday-School Grades 1 & 2

2 Welcome! Goals of this meeting To get parents & servants on one team & on the same page Create a family & servant supportive network Future: Establish a clear spiritual curriculum with the families Frequency of meetings: Next meeting in September, 2010; Every 3-4 months thereafter. Frequency of meetings important to follow-up matters to ensure issues brought up by parents are addressed & to update on the progress of the service)

3 Brief Outline 1.Getting parents & servants on one team. (Ramez Sidaros) 2.The curriculum plan to September 2010 (Mervat Shenouda & Mira Amin) 3.The Sunday-school point system (Paul Tokuda) 4.What the servants would like from the parents (Fabiola Tokuda) 5.Communicating with parents in the time between meetings (Mervat Shenouda & Fabiola Tokuda) 6.Q&A and ‘one-to-one’ Parent-Servant meetings

4 One team: One body, One spirit! A few words on the importance of getting parents & servants on one team.  Ephesians 4: One hope, one faith, one baptism, One God.  Unity in the Body of Christ was given to us; how can we keep it ?  One Spirit, One mind. How did the Early Church keep this unity? (Acts2:42-47)

5 One team: One body, One spirit!  Was this unity an initiative of St Paul? Was it Christ? ( John17 :20-23)  Why? … To prepare God’s people (to raise children of God) so that the body of Christ may be built up.  Goal: Attaining the whole measure of the fullness of Christ = Eternal life in Christ  An example from the early church (Acts 4:31, 5:32-35)  A life example (Engineering)

6 The curriculum plan to September 2010 Schedule overview: Pre-class songs (G1-G3) 12:00-12:15pm in Baptisery Special weekly topic (G1-G3) 12:15-12:25pm in Baptisery Sunday-school12:25-1:10pm G1 in room at North end of Stage G2 in Baptisery

7 Curriculum for Pre-class songs Songs – alternate between English & Coptic English songs (ES)English hymns (EH)Coptic Hymns (CH) More Love, More Power To Whom Shall I Go Asomen (Coptic & Greek) Father GodDon’t Leave me AloneAmen tonthanaton Humble ThyselfI place my SoulTeeshori Awesome GodHail to MaryRashy Ne Thank You LordShepherd of my Soul Prakis response for Nayrouz You are HolyOf all Nations Hallelujah (Your Love is Amazing) My Coptic Church Awesome God Refiner's heart Schedule WeekG1-3 1 ES Rami/F abi 2 CH Rami 3 EH Mira/F abi ……

8 Curriculum for ‘Special Topics’ Topics include: Church etiquette PrayerConfessionFasting Current issues/news

9 Curriculum for Sunday-school lessons To date: SUS curriculum (http://www.suscopts.org/ssc/ ) As of June 13th: Mahragan 2010 Competition 3-month Lesson Outline as follows: June 13th & 20th – Faithfulness of my heart June 27th & July 4th - Faithfulness inside my church July 11th & 18th – Faithfulness with my talents July 25th & August 1st – Faithfulness with my family August 8th & 15th – Faithfulness with all others August 22nd – Psalm 23 and Psalm 11 memorization Confession Schedule G1 every 5th Sunday & G2 every month

10 TRIVIA! Win points for your children! Guess Who? – 10pts

11 TRIVIA! Win points for your children! For 10 Points! On which day did God create animals? On which day did God create animals? Answer: On the sixth day. How old was Moses when he died? Answer: 120

12 Sunday-school Point System Goals of point system a)Promote attendance b)Encourage children to participate in the class c)Provide positive reinforcement d)Promote reading & memorizing Bible Points distribution a)Arriving on-time to Pre-class songs at 12:00pm (10 pts) b)Song memorization (20 pts) c)In Class Participation (10 pts) d)Bringing their folder to class (10 pts ) Reward system  (Help needed!) e)Completion of homework (20 pts) f)Memorizing a verse (10 pts) g)Memorizing a Psalm (half=50pts; full=100pts) h)Perfect attendance in a month (100pts)

13 What we’d like from YOU! Pretty please… 1)Follow up with your children on every Sunday-school lesson  Ask them about the lesson and, if needed, read it with them from the Bible (even before the lesson! )  Help them complete any hand-out (word-searches, colouring sheets, questions, etc.)  Help them memorize their weekly/monthly Bible verses and/or Psalms  Remind them to complete & bring their folders every week

14 What we’d like from YOU! Pretty please… 2)Confession Sundays – please be patient with the timing 3)Help us practice what we preach!  Coming to church on time  Having communion every Sunday  Good behaviour during the liturgy & appropriate clothing  Daily prayers -- as soon as children wake-up, after school, and before meals  Fasting – encourage this as much as possible by providing suitable foods; also encourage them to fast from bad words, excessive computer/TV/video-game usage, etc… 4)Please make sure children arrive to SS on time (12:00pm)

15 Communicating between meetings Progress-report through every meeting (3-4mos) Weekly phone-calls to children HandoutsPostersVisitations Reminder s (supplementary method only)

16 Outline of next meeting Projected date: September Follow-up on the progress made from May to September 2.Topics to be followed in Sunday school for the successive 3 months 3.Getting the children involved in church activities 4.Follow-up on the topics parents suggested they would like us to stress on in Sunday-school In response to the paper questionnaire distributed at the end of the present meeting.In response to the paper questionnaire distributed at the end of the present meeting.

17 Q & A and ‘One-to-one’ Meetings OPEN FLOOR! ***Parents are strongly encouraged to provide us with feedback, comments, questions, suggestions, and/or concerns. Suggestion box available just outside of the Baptisery to make comments and remain anonymous

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