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.
Three Illinois Circles of Serbian Sisters hosted an outstanding afternoon of food and entertainment to benefit Lifeline Humanitarian Organization's Chicago Office. As guests arrived, they were treated to a musical performance by "Veselo Selo" Youth Tamburitza Orchestra. Dozens of lavish themed gift baskets were displayed for a lively, competitive auction. Baskets were donated by various businesses, individuals, church organizations, and Kolos. Volunteers served up a great meal that included homemade sarmas and baked chicken. A "Sweet Treat Walk" offered guests a chance to select and pack their own dessert items to enjoy now and later.
The serious and urgent needs of children in Serbian orphanages were discussed as Kathy Fanslow and Melanie Sever presented videos that also highlighted accomplishments achieved to date. There is much to be done for these innocent children with special needs. Lifeline is working through area churches and Kolo organizations and is eternally grateful for the support received through the years. Special Thanks to the three Illinois Serbian Sisters Circles - St. George, Joliet, St. Archangel Michael, Lansing, and Knjeginja Zorka, Lansing for their hard work and all the guests for their generosity.
Please watch the short videos below and understand the urgency for helping these children of Serbia. Share the videos with friends and family so that they might also help. Donations may be made directly to Lifeline on their website (link at top of page).
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Please join Lifeline Chicago Humanitarian Organization in welcoming
on Monday, October 17 in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses
Crown prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine
"PEARLS of WORLD MUSIC"
an extraordinary evening of classical music with Serbian Diva Jadranka jovanovic, the most famous Serbian mezzosoprano, who for many years has continued to amaze audiences across Europe and the Middle east.
Throne Auditorium, Northwestern University School of Law
375 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Tickets are available at lifelinechicago and at major Serbian stores in Chicago.
Tickets $25 and UP. For information, please call (312) 781-9300
Once again the combined efforts of 4 KOLO's Humanitarian Fund Mothers Against Hunger Banquet was hugely successful and well attended. Representatives of all four KOLO's (St. Sava - Merrillville, St. George - East Chicago, St. Elijah - Merrillville, and St. George - Schererville) planned and coordinated the annual fundraiser for Serbian orphans in the homeland. This year's host was St. Sava, Merrillville, and the banquet was held at St. Elijah's Hall. Milena Rudman was mistress of ceremonies for the event. Thanks to all the ladies who served, baked, set up, and cleaned up for this worthy cause. If you missed the banquet, donations can be sent to St. Sava Church, 9191 Mississippi St. Merrillville, IN 46410, checks payable to: Humanitarian Fund.
The Northwest Indiana Four Kolos will again sponsor the 18th Annual Humanitarian Relief Fund Banquet. This year's event will be hosted by the Circle of Serbian Sisters of St. Sava in Merrillville with the blessing of His Grace Bishop longin. The banquet will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2010, at 1:00 pm at St. Elijah Serbian Hall at 8700 Taft Street in Merrillville.
As in the past, the purpose of this banquet is to collect funds for distribution to the needy children of the Diaspora in all Serbian lands, and all proceeds from this event are distributed directly to those in need. Our program will include a performance by the combined choirs of NWI as well as presentations by Fr. Marko Matic and Nada Mlinarevich, last year's visitors to Serbia who distributed the funds.
We hope that you will join us for this humanitarian event. Our Serbian children still need your help, and your generosity will be greatly appreciated. If you cannot attend, please send your donation check payable to: Humanitarian Relief Fund, c/o St. Sava Church, 9191 Mississippi St., Merrillville, Indiana 46410.
We thank you in advance for your help and consideration.
Yours in Christ,
Very Rev. Dobrivoje Milunovic, St. George, Schererville
Rev. Marko Matic, St. Sava, Merrillville
Rev. Aleksandar Novakovic, St. Elijah, Merrillville
Rev. Sasa Savic, St. George, East Chicago
Milena Rudman, St. Sava, Merrillville
Milica Bodrozic, St. Elijah
Ljuba Rakonja, St. George, East Chicago
Mara Dobrijevic, St. George, Schererville
The 4 Kolos, Serbian Sisters Circles of Northwest Indiana, invite you to attend the 16th Annual Mothers Against Hunger Humanitarian Banquet. This year's banquet will be hosted by St. George of East Chicago on Sunday, October 5th at 1:00 p.m. The Hall is located at 4021 Elm Street in East Chicago. The entire proceeds from this fund-raiser will benefit the refugees, orphans, sick, and elderly in Serbia and Kosovo. You will hear reports from members of the 4 Kolos who personally deliver the monies. Your generosity will impact the lives of many who are suffering the effects of war and poverty. If for any reason you cannot attend, donations can be given to a Kolo Officer or sent to any church office with the check made to: "Mothers Against Hunger".
St. Sava Church, 9191 Mississippi St., Merrillville, IN 46410
St. George Church, 905 E. Joliet St., Schererville, IN 46375
St. Elijah Church, 8700 Taft St., Merrillville, IN 46410
St. George Church, 4021 Elm St., East Chicago, IN 46312
This organized annual event comes from the hearts of Serbian Mothers who understand that innocent victims of war and poverty are usually children, the sick, and elderly. Please contribute to this very important cause.