St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Serbian Orthodox Church, Merrillville, IN, was established in 1914 in Gary, IN. Divine Liturgy Sundays 10am, Fr. Marko Matic officiating. Liturgical responses by Karageorge Choir. Sunday School starts after Holy Communion (around 11:15) until 12:15. Serbian School will be incorporated into Sunday School. Vespers served Tuesdays and Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. Join us, everyone welcome! Folklore dance group and choir always accepting new members. Attend Sunday Luncheons after Liturgy, hosted by families or organizations, serving delicious homemade food and desserts.
South Wing SOCIAL CENTER NOW AVAILABLE for hosting social events, newly renovated and tastefully decorated. Showers, graduation parties, business meetings, Skup Svatova, wedding receptions, baptisms, birthdays, and retirements can all be accommodated. For more info, call (219)736-9191.
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Don't miss this very important event. It only happens every 2 years. It's your chance to make a huge difference in the lives of Serbian children in orphanages and adults in mental institutions. Be a part of Lifeline's efforts that have made great progress in improving living conditions for so many. Great food, music, and entertainment are part of the program. Hope to see you all there! Order tickets now, or available at the door.
Lifeline Humanitarian Organization Charity Event "FLAVOR OF SERBIA IN CHICAGO" Features Serbian Choir and Dancers
LIFELINE HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION PRESENTS
Flavors of Serbia in Chicago
Chicago Cultural Center
Preston Bradley Hall
Saturday, October 16, 2010
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tickets are $100 per person and include food, drinks, and entertainment.
Seating is limited, reservations are required.
(Register now!) or call our Chicago office at (312) 781-9300
What a way to spend a Saturday afternoon:
while enjoying the flavors of Serbia,
help our mission of aiding the orphans.
Enjoy the talents of Serbian Choir, Tamburitza musicians, and colorful Kolo folklore dancers around the regional food and wine pairings of Serbia.
IMPERIAL PARKING, 60 EAST RANDOLF
Enjoy the sights and sounds from this year's Serb Fest. Join us next year as we host another fun weekend. Thanks to "Prazna Flasa" for providing background music.
No wonder the food was so good.
Leave it to this group to make work so much fun that you'll want to work the food tent next year. They serve.......they sing.......they dance........who knew?
Three choirs from Merrillville and South Bend decided to join together and perform for this year's "One Love Serbian Song" Festival in Chicago during Memorial Day weekend. They had so much fun practicing and performing together, so they decided to stay together and continue performing as a group. The dining crowd at St. Sava's Serb Fest was treated to a casual performance. Milan Medich directs, and Nick Sever, Steve Baroevich, Dan Orlich, and Mike Jaksich have all volunteered their time for this choir. Many new friendships have resulted from this effort. Membership is open. Contact your church choir director for details.
In spite of the intense heat, all 3 folklore groups entertained the crowd in full costume on Serb Fest Saturday. Several dancers were missing because of family vacations planned, and they had no formal practice all summer. Thanks to all the dancers for a great show and special treat!
Our sincere Thanks and appreciation are extended to everyone who visited this year's Serb Fest. It was our pleasure to serve you. We hope you had a great time and enjoyed the Serbian food, entertainment, and live music. Your support will help fund future improvements and building on our church property.
Check back daily for photos, videos, and a listing of our golf sponsors, all local businesses that need our support.
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR! ZIVELI!
Serb Fest Sunday will be full of non - stop music, dancing, and great food: cevaps, lamb, pig, raznicici, palachinke, and strudel. All this with a background of wonderful live Serbian music. You can even dance off those calories and start all over again. At 5:00 pm, the combined choirs of St. Sava and St. Elijah in Merrillville along with St. Peter & Paul from South Bend will perform a medley of Serbian Folk Songs, accompanied by tamburitza musicians. You won't want to miss this performance. Visit the historical exhibit in the north wing, featuring the Serbian Sisters Circle and Serbs in Sports. Bring the kids, there are plenty of activities for all age groups. Sunday Hours: Noon to 10 pm.
BIG CASH RAFFLE TICKETS can be purchased for the $25,000 Grand Prize, Total $50,000 Pay Out Raffle. Purchase tickets from any church member or at the food ticket tents for $100. We're very happy to see that Lucky Gordon Gerbick broke out of the hospital just in time to sell you a winning ticket wearing his lucky hat. Pictured below are National Treasures Gordon Gerbick and his buddy Milan Opacich. Visit Milan today in the north wing exhibit room (museum).
Saturday hours are from noon to midnight, so come spend a few hours relaxing with us. Enjoy live Serbian music and come hungry, we're well prepared to offer up some great Serbian specialties. There's something new this year: St. Sava Folklore Group 'Srbadija' will perform traditional dances in full costume at 5:00 pm. Church Tours schedule will be announced. The Serbian Bakery has palachinke, strudels, and assorted pastries to satisfy your sweet tooth. Exhibits honoring our hard - working Serbian Sisters Circle (Kolo), Serbian athletes, Mile Kosanovich, Karl Malden, and our music can be seen in the North Wing from noon to 10 pm. Please join us, everyone's welcome!
Little Lukie Hayden accompanied "Prazna Flasa" Friday and received his first $1 tip. The boys in the band want him to join them, but he'll just start his own band Prazna Drink Box. Just wait til you see the video!
Get ready for the main event: SERB FEST 2010. Find your dancing shoes and cameras, and start dreaming about cevaps, raznici, lamb, and palachinke. Bring all your non-Serb friends to this great celebration of culture. Golf foursomes and sponsorships still available. Check back daily for event info. Everyone is welcome!
SERB FEST HOURS
FRIDAY, NOON TO MIDNIGHT
SATURDAY, NOON TO MIDNIGHT
SUNDAY, NOON TO 10 PM
Get ready for the MAIN EVENT: SERB FEST 2010. Let's use our social networking tools to help get the word out. Simply copy this link
to an email or post to your Facebook videos to help get the word out. Invite all your friends and family for a weekend of great food, music, dancing, and Serbian culture. Welcome to Serb Fest 2010!
Friends of Jovan and Mileva Savich are hosting a Gold Canyon Candle Sale and Fund Raiser to help with Jovan's on-going medical and care expenses. Please attend the event on Saturday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Elijah Hall, 8700 Taft St., Merrillville. Free refreshments will be served and several items will be raffled. A Bake Sale has been added to the event as well. Donations are appreciated. Bring a friend or neighbor, everyone is welcome! If you cannot attend, place your order at Mileva's Gold Canyon website.
A brief description of Jovan's condition: "Jovan's medical history cannot be accurately summarized in a few sentences. However, we want to provide you with some information. Jovan suffers from radiation necrosis from the Gamma Knife Treatment (for a cerebral hemorrhage he suffered on Nov 17, 1996). In March of 2009, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and went in for a biopsy. During surgery a huge cerebral bleed developed causing Jovan to stroke and have many serious complications. Jovan needs extensive rehab and 24-hour medical care that may last years. Your help will assist the family with the medical expenses and future care."
Written by Gorana Bilbija, Sunday School Student:
St. Sava Students let's have some fun!!! As
you all know we will be going to the County Line Orchard on October 18th from
5:00 to 8:30. It is located on 200 County Line Road in Hobart, IN. You should arrive early so that you and
your family can enjoy the various activities that they have to offer. Isn't that
awesome! If you arrive early you will be able to go apple & pumpkin picking.
They also have a country store there where you can get souvenirs. Wow!!! You
should coordinate your time so that you will be able to catch the hayride back
to the campsite. Unless, you would rather walk. So don't forget at 5:00 all
of us will join together at the fire pit for some dinner, games,
hayrides, and the corn maze. The dinner is scheduled to be at 6:00 so don't be
late. Families will have to supply drinks, side dishes, desserts, & the supplies
for s'mores. We will provide the chicken, so don't worry about that. If you
would like to go through the corn maze it will be $5 per person. But we will pay
the $5 for the children. If you would like to you can bring chairs, flashlights,
& bug spray. When
you arrive make sure you park by the corn maze off of Cleveland. And we ask you
to do 1 more thing for us. Please let Kim Mileusnic know if you are coming or
not, so that we know how many tickets and how much food we should
hope I see you all there on October 18th.
Hey St. Sava Students let's have some fun!!!
As you all know we will be going to the County Line Orchard on October 18th from 5:00 to 8:30. It is located on 200 County Line Road in Hobart, IN. You should arrive early so that you and your family can enjoy the various activities that they have to offer. Isn't that awesome! If you arrive early you will be able to go apple & pumpkin picking. They also have a country store there where you can get souvenirs. Wow!!! You should coordinate your time so that you will be able to catch the hayride back to the campsite. Unless, you would rather walk. So don't forget at 5:00 all of us will join together at the fire pit for some dinner, games, hayrides, and the corn maze. The dinner is scheduled to be at 6:00 so don't be late.
Families will have to supply drinks, side dishes, desserts, & the supplies for s'mores. We will provide the chicken, so don't worry about that. If you would like to go through the corn maze it will be $5 per person. But we will pay the $5 for the children. If you would like to you can bring chairs, flashlights, & bug spray.
When you arrive make sure you park by the corn maze off of Cleveland. And we ask you to do 1 more thing for us. Please let Kim Mileusnic know if you are coming or not, so that we know how many tickets and how much food we should get.
I hope I see you all there on October 18th.
Kick off the Festival Weekend with a great round of golf, followed by a delicious Serbian Buffet Luncheon. This year's golf outing will be held at Turkey Creek Golf Course Friday, August 1st. The Luncheon will be hosted at St. Sava Church, 9191 Mississippi St., in Merrillville. There are still some openings left for single golfers or foursomes. Price per Golfer is $125.00. Sponsorships for this popular event are still available as well. Contact one of the following committee members for sponsorship or sign-up, then fill out this form.
- John Devaney (219) 508-5936
- Barb Grimsgard (219) 617-1645
- Ray Radjenovich (219) 322-4002
- Vlad Stevanovich (312) 907-1244