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1 Parent-Servant meeting June 6 th, 2010 St. Mary’s COC Sunday-School Grades 3 & 4

2 Welcome! Welcome! Goals of this meeting Goals of this meeting To get parents & servants on one team & on the same page To get parents & servants on one team & on the same page Create a family & servant supportive network Create a family & servant supportive network Future: Establish a clear spiritual curriculum with the families Future: Establish a clear spiritual curriculum with the families Frequency of meetings: Frequency of meetings: Next meeting in October, 2010 ; Next meeting in October, 2010 ; Every 3-4 months thereafter. Every 3-4 months thereafter. Frequency of meetings important to follow-up matters 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) 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. (Rami F.Z. Henry ) 2.The curriculum plan to September 2010 ( Christ Habib & Marianne Hanna ) 3.The Sunday-school point system ( Paul Tokuda ) 4.What the servants would like from the parents (Sohair Morgan) 5.Communicating with parents in the time between meetings (Christ Habib ) 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. “He who does not gather with Me scatters.” (Luke 11:23) “He who does not gather with Me scatters.” (Luke 11:23) Vows during Baptism prayers Vows during Baptism prayers The head without the body doesn’t work, and vice-versa The head without the body doesn’t work, and vice-versa Parents alone cannot rear the child in every way perfectly, and neither can the church alone Parents alone cannot rear the child in every way perfectly, and neither can the church alone Every aspect of a child’s personality is critical to his/her upbringing (social, mental, religious, etc…All are interconnected Every aspect of a child’s personality is critical to his/her upbringing (social, mental, religious, etc…All are interconnected Our goal is common  What is best for the child. Parents and the Church TOGETHER can achieve this goal Our goal is common  What is best for the child. Parents and the Church TOGETHER can achieve this goal

5 The curriculum plan to September 2010 Schedule overview: Pre-class songs Pre-class songs 12:00-12:15pm 12:00-12:15pm G1-G3 in Baptisery G1-G3 in Baptisery G4-G6 in the Church G4-G6 in the Church Special weekly topic Special weekly topic 12:15-12:25pm 12:15-12:25pm G1-G3 in Baptisery G1-G3 in Baptisery G4-G6 in the Church G4-G6 in the Church Sunday-school Sunday-school 12:25-1:10pm 12:25-1:10pm G3 in the men’s side of the altar G3 in the men’s side of the altar G4 on the right side of the Altar G4 on the right side of the Altar

6 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 God Don’t Leave me Alone Amen 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 WeekG1-3G4-6 1 ES Rami/ Fabi EH Mira 2 CH Rami ES Mira 3 EH Mira/ Fabi CH Rami ………

7 Curriculum for ‘Special Topics’ Topics include: Church etiquette Church etiquette Prayer Prayer Confession Confession Fasting Fasting Current issues/news Current issues/news

8 Curriculum for Sunday-school lessons To date : SUS curriculum (http://www.suscopts.org/ssc/ ) To date : SUS curriculum (http://www.suscopts.org/ssc/ ) As of June 13th: Mahragan 2010 Competition As of June 13th: Mahragan 2010 Competition 3-month Lesson Outline as follows: June 13th & 20th – The Jewel of my Heart June 13th & 20th – The Jewel of my Heart June 27th & July 4th - The Jewel of my Church June 27th & July 4th - The Jewel of my Church July 11th & 18th – The Jewel of my Talents July 11th & 18th – The Jewel of my Talents July 25th & August 1st – The Jewel of my Family July 25th & August 1st – The Jewel of my Family August 8th & 15th – The Jewel of my Relationships August 8th & 15th – The Jewel of my Relationships August 22nd – Bible & Psalm memorization August 22nd – Bible & Psalm memorization Confession Schedule G3 with Ab. Barsoum– 1 st Sunday of each month G3 with Ab. Barsoum– 1 st Sunday of each month G4 with Ab. Barsoum – 2 nd Sunday of each month G4 with Ab. Barsoum – 2 nd Sunday of each month

9 TRIVIA! Win points for your children! TRIVIA! Win points for your children! Guess Who? – 10pts I am a female saint who dressed as a monk and raised a child. - Who am I? I am a female saint who dressed as a monk and raised a child. - Who am I? ANS: ST. MARINA ANS: ST. MARINA

10 TRIVIA! Win points for your children! TRIVIA! Win points for your children! For 10 Points! What 2 men in the Bible never died? What 2 men in the Bible never died? ANS: Enoch & Elijah ANS: Enoch & Elijah For 10 Points! What did God create after creating ‘plants'? What did God create after creating ‘plants'? ANS: The Sun, moon and stars. ANS: The Sun, moon and stars.

11 Sunday-school Point System Goals of 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 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 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)

12 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, questions, etc.)  Help them memorize their weekly/monthly Bible verses and/or Psalms  Remind them to complete & bring their folders every week What we’d like from YOU! Pretty please… What we’d like from YOU! Pretty please…

13 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) What we’d like from YOU! Pretty please… What we’d like from YOU! Pretty please…

14 Communicating between meetings We will communicate with families through: Progress-reports at every meeting (3-4mos) Progress-reports at every meeting (3-4mos) Weekly phone-calls to children Weekly phone-calls to children Handouts Handouts Posters Posters Visitations Visitations Reminder s (supplementary method only) Reminder s (supplementary method only)

15 Outline of next meeting Projected date: October Follow-up on the progress made from May to October 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 I n response to the paper questionnaire distributed at the end of the present meeting. I n response to the paper questionnaire distributed at the end of the present meeting.

16 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 Suggestion box available just outside of the Baptisery to make comments and remain anonymous

17 Fair Haven Service


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