DOXA: Sharing our Best Practices to Improve Attendance - Spring 2013

This spring seminar offered by DOXA of the Metropolis for catechetical teachers and all interested adults will be held at the St. Methodios Faith & Heritage Center in Contoocook, NH. Being held during Great Lent, this year’s seminar will combine both a reflective Friday night optional segment and a hands-on teaching session on Saturday morning.

EVENT DETAILS:
Friday, April 5th
7:00 pm Arrival (or anytime that evening) - Retreat House
8:00 pm Salutation Service
This will be the reflective segment in the restful and peaceful setting of the beautiful Retreat House with general conversation that will follow the Service of the Salutations.

Lodging Information:
Friday Night: Double occupancy - $50
Single occupancy - $100
(Double occupancy may be needed based on response.) Rooms have two double beds, private bathroom with linens and towels. Please bring personal toiletries.

Saturday, April 6th
9:30 am Arrival (for those not attending Friday)
10:00 am Prayer and Welcome
10:30 am Session One
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Session Two
2:30 pm Closing Reflections
3:00 pm Departure
Saturday donation - $20
Our presenter, Presvytera Georget Photos, will conduct this hands-on program. In the morning session, she will demonstrate projects for a wide range of ages. In the afternoon, she will facilitate a session of sharing classroom practices to improve attendance. We urge each participant to bring an idea or project to share with the group.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Presvytera Georget Photos, will travel from Florida to be with us in New England. She is the author of a new 6-volume series, Let Us Live Orthodoxy, which is being published by the Department of Religious Education. This conference will feature these books before they are available to the public! Using crafts, recipes, and projects, the series leads young people to understand and respect the traditions of the Church, enabling them to actively include these traditions in their lives.

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