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June 2015

Serbian Day Celebration, Sunday, July 12

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Please join us for Serbian Day (Drazin Dan) Celebration and the presentation of “The Order of St. Sava” to Nicholas D. Chabraja, taking place Sunday, July 12, 2015. Vladika Longin will present “The Order of St. Sava” to Mr. Chabraja which is the highest honor that can be given to an individual by our Church.

Hierarchical Liturgy will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a Parastos at Chetnik Monument. A family style dinner will be served at a banquet in the St. Sava Pavilion following the Liturgy and Parastos.

During the banquet dinner there will be a video shown on screens in the pavilion highlighting “The Forgotten 500” and Cika Draza Mihailovic. After the dinner has concluded the Chabraja Family will be recognized as Mr. Chabraja is awarded the highest honor from St. Sava.

Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by calling the Church Office at 219-763-9191.

Serb Fest Cash Raffle Tickets Available During SNF Tournament

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The next Serb Fest Annual Cash Raffle “Early Bird Drawing” will take place July 12, 2015 with the winner taking home $1,000. The “Early Bird Drawing” will take place at 1:00 p.m. in the South Wing of St. Sava Church.

This “Early Bird Drawing” is one of 18 total prizes in the annual raffle where a grand prize winner, chosen the last day of the Serb Fest,  takes home $25,000.

Early Bird Winners are still eligible for the final drawing which will take place the last day of the Serb Fest, Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

There are only 1,000 tickets sold for the entire raffle. Tickets are a $100 donation and the winner need not be present.

To secure your ticket, contact Mike Jaksich at 219-880-6307, David Gerbick at 219-588-3604, or the Church Office at 219-736-9191.

The St. Sava Serb Fest will take place Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2 at St. Sava Church and Pavilion, 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN 46410.

33rd Annual Serb Fest Cash Raffle Prize Listing

  • Grand Prize – $25,000
  • 2nd Prize – $10,000
  • 3rd Prize – $5,000
  • 4th – 6th Prize – $1,000
  • 7th-16th Prize – $500
  • 17th Prize – $1,000 – Early Bird Drawing July 12th
  • 18th Prize – $1,000 – Early Bird Drawing May 31st

SNF 2015 Basketball Tournament Games Officially Begin

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The 2015 SNF Basketball Tournament began with a prayer led by Father Marko Matic of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church as the first round Pee-Wee players gathered around at Purdue University Calumet anxiously waiting for the excitement to begin.

The 2015 SNF Basketball Tournament takes place Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 with games taking place at the Lincoln Center in Highland, IN and Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, IN.

Each night following the games there will be food, fellowship, and entertainment taking place at the S. Sava Pavilion in Merrillville, IN.

For more information about the 2015 SNF Basketball Tournament, visit www.saintsava.net/snf-basketball-2015/.

100 Year Anniversary DVD now Available

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With a run time of approximately 3 hours, this special keepsake captures events throughout the entire weekend celebration of the 100 year milestone for St. Sava.

Included are the highlights of Friday evening vespers, children’s activities, a visit to our first church on 20th and Connecticut, dedication of the Milan Opacich Memorial Cultural Center, blessing of the newly finished pavilion, and Saturday night’s program and zabava.

Many of our Sunday school children, altar boys, folklore dancers, and choir members are featured in the program portion of the video.

Please consider buying several for your own household as well as for gifts for your friends, children and grandchildren for a great remembrance of this historic occasion.

The 3 hour DVD is available for $10 by contacting the Church Office at 219-736-9191.[/fusion_text][/three_fifth][two_fifth last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][images picture_size=”fixed” autoplay=”no” columns=”5″ column_spacing=”13″ scroll_items=”” show_nav=”yes” mouse_scroll=”no” border=”yes” lightbox=”yes” class=”” id=””][image link=”” linktarget=”_self” image=”http://www.saintsava.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/anniversary-dvd-cover.jpg” alt=””][image link=”” linktarget=”_self” image=”http://www.saintsava.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/anniversary-dvd.png” alt=””][/images][/two_fifth][/fullwidth]

Volunteers needed today, June 2 through Sunday

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[fusion_text]Preparations for the SNF Tournament including food preparation, organizing, and cooking began Tuesday, June 2 and the need for volunteers will continue through Sunday. There are many volunteer time slots remaining.

This event represents san important fundraising opportunity for our Church, so any time you are able to volunteer, you are helping to raise funds for St. Sava. Please call the Church Office at 219-736-9191 to volunteer as much time as you can spare at one of the options listed below.[/fusion_text][fullwidth background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” parallax_speed=”0.3″ enable_mobile=”no” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]St. Sava will be hosting the 76th Annual SNF Basketball Tournament beginning Thursday June 4 and ending with a picnic on Sunday June 7, but volunteers are needed as soon as June 2 to begin preparations.

Over 1500 people are expected to attend between Thursday and Sunday and we want to be gracious hosts for all the guests because this event will help to generate much needed revenue for our church.

We need your time and talents, asking for your help as a volunteer in the following areas: Kitchen, Bar, and General Support.

PLEASE VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME BY PHONING THE CHURCH OFFICE at 219-736-9191 and indicating the time and area you will be able to volunteer based upon the listing below.[/fusion_text][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Current Volunteer Commitment Levels[/title][two_fifth last=”no” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][fusion_text]

Help us move the volunteer commitment levels from red to green. Call the Church Office at 219-736-9191 to volunteer today!

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KITCHEN Volunteers

Tuesday, June 2

  • 9:00AM
    • 4 – 5 Volunteers needed to begin food preparation, organizing, and cooking.

Wednesday June 3

  • 9:00AM
    • 4 – 5 Volunteers needed to continue food preparation and cooking.

Thursday June 4

  • 9:00AM
    • 4 – 5 Volunteers needed to continue food preparation and cooking.
  • 4:00PM
    • 3 Volunteers to grill cevaps, pljeskavica, hamburgers.
    • 2 Volunteers to work the fryers
    • 3 Volunteers to work the hot line
    • 2 Volunteers to work the cold side – salads
    • 2 Volunteers to bag bread
    • 2 Dishwashers

Friday June 5

  • 10:00AM
    • 10 Volunteers to begin food preparation and cooking
  • 4:00PM
    • 3 Volunteers on fryers
    • 3 Volunteers to grill
    • 4 Volunteers working the hot line
    • 2 Volunteers working the cold side – salads
    • 2 Volunteers to bag bread
    • 2 Dishwashers
    • 2 – 3 Volunteers to clean up and wrap food

Saturday June 6

  • 10:00AM
    • 10 Volunteers to begin food preparation and cooking
  • 4:00PM
    • 3 Volunteers on fryers
    • 3 Volunteers to grill
    • 4 Volunteers working on the hot line
    • 3 Volunteers working the cold side – salads
    • 2 Volunteers to bag bread
    • 3 Dishwashers
    • 3 Volunteers to clean up and wrap food.

Sunday June 7

  • 8:00AM
    • 10 Volunteers to begin food preparation
  • 10:00AM
    • 2 Volunteers on fryers
    • 3 Volunteers to grill
    • 4 Volunteers working on the hot line
    • 3 Volunteers working the cold side – salads
    • 2 Volunteers to bag bread
    • 3 Dishwashers
    • 4 Volunteers to clean up and wrap food.

BAR Volunteers

Thursday June 6

  • Noon – 6:00PM
    • Set up Volunteers
  • 6:00PM – 9:00PM
    • Bartenders Keg Runners
  • 9:00PM – Midnight
    • Bartenders Keg Runners

Friday June 7

  • Noon – 3:00PM
    • Bartenders
  • 3:00PM – 6:00PM
    • Bartenders

Saturday June 8

  • Noon – 3:00PM
    • Bartenders
  • 3:00PM – 6:00PM
    • Bartenders

Sunday June 9

  • 11:00AM – 4:00PM
    • Bartenders

GENERAL Volunteers

  • We will also need help in setting up during the day on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
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Soccer Camp June 18 & 19 Registration Form Available for Download

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The third annual St. Sava Soccer Camp taking place June 18 and 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. is now open for registration and the registration form is now available for download.

The camp is open to children in grades 1-12 and will take place at the soccer field located behind the church at St. Sava, 9191 Mississippi, Merrillville, IN.

The fee for the two-day camp is $25 and all participants will receive a complimentary t-shirt. Please register by June 8 by calling 219-736-9191.

All participants should come dressed in comfortable athletic clothes that are appropriate for the weather at the time of camp.

All campers should wear cleats, soccer socks, and shin guards. Please bring a ball and a bottle of water as well.