ABOUT US

Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church, traditionally believed to have been founded in the year AD 52 by Saint Thomas- one of the 12 disciples of Jesus Christ, and known by the name of the Apostle.

Mar Thoma Church of Greater Seattle is part of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church in Kerala, India

CONTACT US

253-259-8795

 

20807 142nd Ave SE

Kent, WA 98042

 

marthomachurchseattle@gmail.com

Sunday School Exams

Local Exams:

Mid-term exam: Dec-Jan (teacher's choice)

Annual exam: May ?, 2020 (during Sunday School time for nursery to Grade 4)

Diocesan Exam:

Applicable to Grade 5 - Grade 10 kids only

Diocesan Exam 2020 information

Sunday School Competitions

2019 COMPETITION DATES (Refer below for the rules)

Memory Verse Competition (all grades)

  • Nursery

    • Verses from this year's classes + max 20 memory verses (without help)

  • KG

    • Psalms 23, Lord’s prayer

  • Grade 1

    • Psalms 23, 121, Lord’s prayer

  • Grade 2

    • Psalms 23, 121, 1, 34

  • Grade 3

    • Psalms 23, 34, 103, Mathew 5:1-12

  • Grade 4

    • Psalms 23, 121, 51, 1 Corinthians 13

  • Grade 5 - Grade 10

    • 20 Memory verses from this year's curriculum book (check with respective class teachers) for respective grades.

  • Competition date: 

    • Grade 4 and below: ​May 5, 2018

    • Grade 5 and above: May 5, 2018

Singing Competition (all grades)

  • English (Refer 'The Celebration Hymnal')

    • Nursery

      • This little light of mine

    • KG/Grade 1

      • 185 - Jesus Loves Me

    • Grade 2/3

      • 188 - Praise Him, All Ye Little Children

    • Grade 4/5

      • 626 - Lilly of the Valley

    • Grade 6/7

      • 63 - All Creatures of our God and King

    • Grade 8/9/10

      • 352 - O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

  • Competition Date:​

    • Grade 4 and below: May 12, 2019

    • Grade 5 and above: May 12, 2019

  • Malayalam (Refer 'Christiaa Keerthanagal')

    • Nursery

      • Any Malayalam Christian song​

    • KG/Grade 1

      • Daivathinu sthothram​ - 81

    • Grade 2/3

      • Neeyallo Njangall Kulla Divya Sambathesuvay - 247

    • Grade 4/5

      • Shriyeshu Naamam Athishaya Naamam​ - 43

    • Grade 6/7

      • ​En ullamay stuthika nee paranay - 108

    • Grade 8/9/10

      • Onnu millaykayil ninnanay​ - 110

  • Competition Date:​

    • Nursery: April 14, 2019

    • KG and above: May 12, 2019

 

Coloring Competition (Nursery - Grade 2)

  • Competition Date: May 12, 2019

 

Story Telling Competition (Nursery - Grade 4)

  • Competition Date: April 28, 2019

 

Bible Reading Competition (Grade 4+)

  • 4th to 6th grade - Passage from New Testament only

  • 7th to 10th grade - Passage from Old and New Testament

  • Competition Date: May 26, 2019

Elocution (Grade 5+)

  • Topic: Mathew 25:35 - “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”

  • Competition Date: May 26, 2019

 

Essay (Grade 5+)

  • Topic: Ecclesiastes 3:7 - “a time to keep silence and a time to speak”. Currently in this world we are constantly 'plugged in' or 'connected'. We are also exposed to many events happening around the world. What is the value of silence and quiet during this time? When are we to speak?

  • Essay submission deadline: May 26, 2019

*** General rule: Final decisions will be by the judges in each category.

RULES AND EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR EACH COMPETITION

Memory Verse Competition (all grades)

  • Use the NIV Bible to study (Bring the bible you used to study for judges’ reference)

  • Minimum criteria for KG and above is to have at least one Psalms recited.

  • Adherence to Bible passages

  • Clarity

  • Prizes will for maximum number of recited memory verses in respective grades.

Singing Competition (all grades)

  • Voice clarity

  • Technique ( like Tune, tempo, rhythm etc.)

  • Stage presence (like appearance, confidence etc.) 

 

Coloring Competition (Nursery - Grade 2)

  • Use crayons or color pencils only

 

Story Telling Competition (Nursery - Grade 4)

  • Adherence to Bible passage

  • Application of story to today’s world

  • Clarity and audible

  • Audience contact

  • Voice power and projection

  • Some action while telling the story

 

Bible Reading Competition (Grade 4+)

  • Bible portions for reading will be given at the time of competition.

  • Time to find the portion

  • Clarity and audible

  • Voice power and projection

Elocution (Grade 5+)

  • Participants name should be provided at least a week before the competition date.

  • Topic: Provided 15min prior to the start of competition. Note: This rule will be finalized based on the number and grade range of participants.

 

Essay (Grade 5+)

  • 1 or 2 topics will be provided in advance and kids can select one of it.

    • Example:​

      • “Let the children come to me.”    (Matthew 19:14)

      • OR

      • “I am the vine; you are the branches” (John 15:5)

  • Participants name should be provided at least a week before the competition date.

  • Participants will be given 30 minutes to finish the essay during Sunday school time. Note: This rule will be finalized based on the number and grade range of participants.

  • Adherence to Bible passages

  • Application to today’s world

*** General rule: Final decisions will be by the judges in each category.