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
Please attend the annual Humanitarian Banquet hosted by the 4 KOLO Sisters Organization of St. George - Schererville, St. Sava - Merrillville, St. Elijah - Merrillville, and St. George - East Chicago. The ladies have worked tirelessly over the years to collect more than $500,000 to benefit the needy children and families in the homeland. This year's banquet will be held on Sunday, October 9th at 1:00 p.m. at the Halls of St. George at 905 E. Joliet Street in Schererville. Please give generously, and if you cannot attend, send a donation addressed to Four Kolo Organization or Humanitarian Relief Fund to St. Sava Church, 9191 Mississippi St., Merrillville, IN 46410, or to St. George Church, 905 E. Joliet St., Schererville, IN 46375, Attn.: Kolo.
Sincere Thanks to St. George Church in Schererville for sharing the article and photos below about the distribution of funds raised by the 4 Kolos.
Prota Dobrivoje and his family visited Kosovo during their trip to Serbia and delivered an $18,000.00 donation from the Four Kolo Srpskih Sestara of Northwest Indiana that was designated for the 6 Kosovo soup kitchens that currently feed the many Serbian families in need. His Grace Bishop Teodosije of the Raska-Prizren Diocese was touched by the donation and humbly thanks our good kolo sisters for thinking of our needy people in Kosovo. His Grace Bishop Teodosije, Prota Dobrivoje and family visited one of the soup kitchens in Prekovac near Novo Brdo, Kosovo, where they were already preparing to serve lunch and also prepare a truck that transports food to those families who are further out. Prota Dobrivoje and family were also touched that they were able to visit the monasteries of Gorioc, Pecka Patrijarsija, Visoki Decani and Gracanica that preserve the rich Serbian Orthodox history that will always be proof that Kosovo is Serbia. Our Four Kolo Organization that continues to consist of our St. George kolo, along with the kolos from St. Sava in Merrillville, St. Ilija in Merrillville, and St. George in East Chicago, have over the years collected over $500,000 in monetary help for numerous relief for our Serbian children and their families. Our next 4 KOLO Humanitarian Banquet will be held on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2011 at our St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Schererville, Indiana. Please mark your calendars and help us continue the good work to help our Serbian people. At our next banquet you will be able to hear more about the help given to these soup kitchens and of Prota Dobrivoje’s visit and the situation that currently faces our Serbian people. The Diocese of Raska-Prizren recently posted an article on their website at www.eparhija-prizren.com/sr if you wish to read about the 4 Kolo donation in Serbian! Thank you dear kolo sisters and may our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ continue to grant you many more years of strength and unity to continue these good works for our Serbian people! Our St. George Church School children also collected $260.00 for the Soup Kitchens that was also delivered with the 4 Kolo donation.
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
Your help is still needed for the orphanages and homes for the elderly and sick. Once again, the 4 KOLOS will host their annual fund raising Humanitarian Banquet to benefit those in need in the homeland. This year's event will be hosted by St. Elijah's Kolo Sisters on Sunday, October 11th after Divine Liturgy. The hall is located at 8700 Taft Street in Merrillville. Participating Kolos are St. Elijah and St. Sava of Merrillville, and both St. George of Schererville and St. George of East Chicago. Your generous donations are personally delivered to their recipients by Kolo Sisters or Clergy.
Please support this important cause even if you cannot attend. There will NOT be a luncheon at St. Sava on this Sunday so that you can attend the Humanitarian Banquet. You can send a check along with any Kolo Sister or mail it to St. Elijah Serbian Sisters, 8700 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410. Please make checks to: 4 KOLO HUMANITARIAN FUND.
Several important events will take place this busy weekend both at St. Sava and St. George in East Chicago. Most importantly, the annual "Mothers Against Hunger" Humanitarian Banquet and find-raiser is your chance to support the efforts of the 4 Kolos. This year's banquet will be hosted at St. George Church in East Chicago at 1:00 p.m. Entire funds raised will directly benefit orphans, sick, and elderly in Serbia and Kosovo. Our 4 Kolos join together and are committed to making a difference in the lives of helpless children and families still suffering the effects of war. Father Marko will make every effort to end services and Parastos for Bishop Peter by noon or shortly after, allowing everyone ample travel time to attend the banquet. If you cannot attend, please send a donation to any of the 4 participating churches or through a Kolo Member.
S. S. S. Karageorge is hosting the Serbian Orthodox Choral Association (SOCA) Convention daily Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. A small group of representatives will attend meetings in the south wing both days and conclude Sunday. Karageorge will sponsor the Sunday Luncheon after Divine Liturgy and Parastos. If you cannot attend the Humanitarian Banquet, please stay and enjoy the luncheon and support our choir.
Father Tom Kazich and Father Marko will hold 20 Year Parastos for our dear Bishop Peter during Services in place of the sermon, allowing everyone to travel to East Chicago in time for the Banquet. Father Tom will also be guest teacher for our Sunday School.
The Serbian Historical Society will Exhibit a collection of Bishop Peter's personal photographs and items donated by Father Tom Kazich. This memorial tribute will honor our very special "Father" Peter's memory of his ordained life, friendships, and travels. The exhibit will be on display in the south wing every Sunday through October 19th, so that everyone will have an opportunity to view it.
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.