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
Reminder: Set Your Clocks Ahead - Sunday Luncheon Buffet and Monthly General Membership Meeting This Sunday
Families and friends of the Serbian Historical Society will host this Sunday's Lenten Buffet to raise funds for St. Sava Church. Please join us after Divine Liturgy for a wonderful meal. followed by the MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING, also in the South Wing Social Center. Your attendance is important, as well as your input and participation. Share your talents; there are many projects around the church and for the upcoming Serb Fest.
Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour - it's that time of year.
History was made today at St. Sava Church. For the first time ever, a female Executive Board President was elected. Yvonne Orlich, whom we affectionately call Vonnie, is our new President. She is, of course, already very active and will need everyone's continued support.
Outgoing President Dennis Svilar's leadership has brought us through 6 years of struggles to pay off the mortgage, remodel the south wing into a functioning social center, build classrooms, move Serb Fest from 49th Avenue to the new church grounds, sell the 49th Avenue property, build the north kitchen, and start the new Pavilion construction project. These tasks were done through the support and physical work of many parishioners and his board members. During these difficult financial times, it is important to note that St. Sava Church has no debt. With great appreciation and gratitude, we wish Dennis good health.
The Executive Board invites you to participate in the Annual Membership meeting at 1:00 p.m. following the Luncheon in the South Wing.You can pay your Dues at this meeting. Annual Dues are $150. There are very important decisions to be made, so please make every effort to attend.
On Sunday, April 11, 2010 a "Special Meeting" will be held at 1:30 pm in the South Wing Social Center to bring up an innovative idea for discussion.
Looking to the future we would like to research the idea of constructing an "Assisted Living" complex on our Church property.
This project would need the majority of support of our Church Membership before we can even begin to investigate all that would be involved. There is much research required to determine how to build, where to build, how to finance it, and how to fill it.
This meetng is not to decide if we do or do not build Assisted Living: this is to decide if you, the membership, want us to research the possibilities of doing so.
In order to go forward with the required research it will take time and some money and before the process is started we would need the approval of the majority of the membership.
It is very important that we have as many members as possible in attendance at this meeting. Please make every attempt possible to attend on Sunday April 11.
This is NOT an Extraordinary Meeting, this is a Special Meeting for the discussion of exploring the opportunities of bringing Assisted Living to our Church and your opinion whether we should or should not do so is important.
Thank you and please enjoy a Blessed Holy Week.