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Final practice before Easter with Karageorge Choir at St. Sava – Tuesday, Apr. 4

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The Karageorge Choir at St. Sava Church will practice for the final time before Easter Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the North Wing Conference Room at St. Sava Church, 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, Indiana.

The choir has been preparing for several weeks for Great Lent and Easter services, as well as preparations for the 51st Annual Serbian Orthodox Choral Association (SOCA) Festival taking June 9 through 11 in Cudahy, Wisconsin.

All current members of the Karageorge Choir are urged to attend practices, as well as anyone wishing to learn more about the choir and sing with group. Music is available for anyone wishing to make their own choir liturgy book.

About the Karageorge Choir

The Karageorge Choir at St. Sava Church provides the liturgical responses for the Divine Liturgy every Sunday morning and at various events and special services throughout the year. The choir also participates regularly in the annual Serbian Orthodox Choral Association (SOCA) Festivals.

The Karageorge Choir at St. Sava Church is a unique organization within the church. It is one of the few organizations where every member of a family can participate together at the exact same time – moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, kumovi, young people are all able to share their love of singing and their faith together through the gifts of their voices.

Anyone is welcome to join the Karageorge Choir for the weekly open practices taking place at St. Sava Church.

51st Anniversary of the SOCA Festival – June 9 through 11, 2017

The Karageorge Choir is looking forward to participating in the 51st anniversary of the Serbian Orthodox Choral Association (SOCA) Festival in Cudahy, Wisconsin. The Karageorge Choir at St. Sava traveled together last year to the historic 50th Anniversary celebration that took place during a weekend in mid June at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in St. Louis, Missouri – the location where the first ever SOCA Festival took place.

More details about the SOCA Festival will be available in the coming weeks. Check back to the St. Sava website at www.saintsava.net and the St. Sava Facebook Page for more information to learn more about Karageorge Choir at St. Sava Church and how you can participate with them throughout the year and at the festival.

Learn more about SOCA and follow their Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=162207370493680

Karageorge Choir at St. Sava invites you to practice for Easter – Tuesday, Mar. 21

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The Karageorge Choir at St. Sava Church continues their weekly practices as they prepare for Easter services. The next practice takes place Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the North Wing Conference Room at St. Sava Church, 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, Indiana.

The practices help the choir prepare for the upcoming Great Lent and Easter services, as well as preparations for the 51st Annual Serbian Orthodox Choral Association (SOCA) Festival taking June 9 through 11 in Cudahy, Wisconsin.

All current members of the Karageorge Choir are urged to attend practices, as well as anyone wishing to learn more about the choir and sing with group. Music will be available for anyone wishing to make their own choir liturgy book.

More practices will take place on Tuesday evenings March 28 and April 4.

About the Karageorge Choir

The Karageorge Choir at St. Sava Church provides the liturgical responses for the Divine Liturgy every Sunday morning and at various events and special services throughout the year. The choir also participates regularly in the annual Serbian Orthodox Choral Association (SOCA) Festivals.

The Karageorge Choir at St. Sava Church is a unique organization within the church. It is one of the few organizations where every member of a family can participate together at the exact same time – moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, kumovi, young people are all able to share their love of singing and their faith together through the gifts of their voices.

Anyone is welcome to join the Karageorge Choir for the weekly open practices taking place at St. Sava Church.

51st Anniversary of the SOCA Festival – June 9 through 11, 2017

The Karageorge Choir is looking forward to participating in the 51st anniversary of the Serbian Orthodox Choral Association (SOCA) Festival in Cudahy, Wisconsin. The Karageorge Choir at St. Sava traveled together last year to the historic 50th Anniversary celebration that took place during a weekend in mid June at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in St. Louis, Missouri – the location where the first ever SOCA Festival took place.

More details about the SOCA Festival will be available in the coming weeks. Check back to the St. Sava website at www.saintsava.net and the St. Sava Facebook Page for more information to learn more about Karageorge Choir at St. Sava Church and how you can participate with them throughout the year and at the festival.

Learn more about SOCA and follow their Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=162207370493680

Your recyclable bottle caps are still needed for a park bench at St. Sava

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The Karageorge Choir at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church is nearing their goal and continues to need your hard plastic caps from various containers so those caps may be converted into a park bench for the children’s playground located adjacent to the church building at 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN.

Hard plastic caps from many types of containers including water bottles, soda bottles, laundry soaps, juice boxes, or milk jugs are all suitable. A total of 400 pounds of these types of lids are required to purchase a bench that will be placed at the site of the playground.

Please save your lids and help Karageorge Choir collect enough so a bench can be in place by spring time. You can collect your lids and give them to any choir member at the church.

Karageorge Choir hosts Friday Fish Fry – March 10

The Karageorge Choir is also the host of the “Friday Fish Fry” at St. Sava taking place Friday, March 10 in the Pavilion. Bring your plastic caps and give them to a choir member.

For more information about the fish fry, please visit – http://www.saintsava.net/friday-fish-frys-continue-at-st-sava-in-merrillville-friday-mar-10/

Karageorge Choir at St. Sava announces practices begin – Tuesday, Jan. 31

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The Karageorge Choir at St. Sava Church announces their weekly practices will resume beginning Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the North Wing Conference Room at St. Sava Church, 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, Indiana.

The practices will help the choir prepare for the upcoming Great Lent and Easter services, as well as preparations for the 51st Annual Serbian Orthodox Choral Association (SOCA) Festival taking place later this year as soon as the location is confirmed.

All current members of the Karageorge Choir are urged to attend practices, as well as anyone wishing to learn more about the choir and sing with group. Music will be available for anyone wishing to make their own choir liturgy book.

About the Karageorge Choir

The Karageorge Choir at St. Sava Church provides the liturgical responses for the Divine Liturgy every Sunday morning and at various events and special services throughout the year. The choir also participates regularly in the annual Serbian Orthodox Choral Association (SOCA) Festivals.

The Karageorge Choir at St. Sava Church is a unique organization within the church. It is one of the few organizations where every member of a family can participate together at the exact same time – moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, kumovi, young people are all able to share their love of singing and their faith together through the gifts of their voices.

Anyone is welcome to join the Karageorge Choir for the weekly open practices taking place at St. Sava Church.

51st Anniversary of the SOCA Festival 2017

The Karageorge Choir is looking forward to participating in the 51st anniversary of the Serbian Orthodox Choral Association (SOCA) Festival as soon as a location and date is confirmed. The Karageorge Choir at St. Sava traveled together last year to the historic 50th Anniversary celebration that took place during a weekend in mid June at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in St. Louis, Missouri – the location where the first ever SOCA Festival took place.

More details about the SOCA Festival will be available in the coming weeks when the date and the location of the festival is announced. Check back to the St. Sava website at www.saintsava.net and the St. Sava Facebook Page for more information to learn more about Karageorge Choir at St. Sava Church and how you can participate with them throughout the year and at the festival.

Learn more about SOCA and follow their Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=162207370493680

Turn your recyclable plastic caps into a park bench at St. Sava Church

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The Karageorge Choir at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church is halfway to their goal and continues to need your hard plastic caps from various containers. Those caps will be converted into a bench for the children’s playground located adjacent to the church building at 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN.

Hard plastic caps from many types of containers including water bottles, soda bottles, laundry soaps, juice boxes, or milk jugs are all suitable. A total of 400 pounds of these types of lids are required to purchase a bench that will be placed at the site of the playground.

Please save your lids and help Karageorge Choir collect enough so a bench can be in place by spring time. You can collect your lids and give them to any choir member at the church.

Karageorge Choir of St. Sava collecting plastic caps for playground bench

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The Karageorge Choir at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church needs your hard plastic caps from various containers so they can be converted into a bench for the children’s playground located adjacent to the church building at 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN.

Hard plastic caps from many types of containers including water bottles, soda bottles, laundry soaps, juice boxes, or milk jugs are all suitable. A total of 400 pounds of these types of lids are required to purchase a bench that will be placed at the site of the playground.

Please save your lids and help Karageorge Choir collect enough so a bench can be in place by spring time. You can collect your lids and give them to any choir member.

Summer Camp 2016 at St. Sava Merrillville – Registration Deadline June 1

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The registration deadline for Summer Camp 2016 at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana will be June 1 so now is a great time to download the registration form and get it submitted before it is too late.

The summer day camp will take place Monday, Wednesday, and Friday beginning the week of June 13, 2016. Monday and Wednesday will feature fun activities at St. Sava Church in Merrillville and Friday will be a special day of activities at Lemon Lake Park  in Crown Point (6322 West 133rd Avenue, Crown Point, IN 46307).

Children may come for all three days of the camp or only for specific days as noted at time of registration.

The camp is open to ALL children throughout the greater Northwest Indiana and Chicago area communities regardless of religious background. Whether you go to church every Sunday or have never seen the inside of a church, all children are welcome at the St. Sava Summer Camp in Merrillville, Indiana.

Registration is required before June 1 and the form is be available for download from the church website along with news updates about the camp that will be available at www.saintsava.net/blog through the registration deadline.

There is no charge for this camp, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Each day of camp will be hosted by different organizations of the church with special activities planned for each day.

  • Monday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – hosted by Karageorge Choir and Historical Society in the South Wing Social Center of the church.
  • Wednesday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – hosted by Sunday School and Kolo in the South Wing Social Center of the church.
  • Friday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – hosted by Srbadija Folklore Group with drop-off/pick-up taking place directly at Lemon Lake Park.

The camp drop-off and pick-up Monday and Wednesday will take place at St. Sava Church in Merrillville, IN. Friday will be a field day with the day extended to 4 p.m. at Lemon Lake Park in Crown Point, IN (6322 West 133rd Avenue, Crown Point, IN 46307).

The camp is looking for high school and college students to work as chaperones. Please e-mail karen.knezic@saintsava.net to volunteer or request more information.

Visit the St. Sava Merrillville Summer Camp 2016 Facebook Event Page for more information.

Final Friday Fish Fry of Lenten season at St. Sava – Friday, Apr. 22

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The final “Friday Fish Frys” of the 2016 season of Great Lent will take place April 22 at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana. Everyone is welcome to join us for a delicious meal!

The Friday Fish Frys will take place Friday April 22 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Pavilion at St. Sava Church 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, Indiana.

Fish fry meal choices week include Ocean Perch, Cod, Butterfly Shrimp 6 piece, or Bakalar served with bean soup, coleslaw, French Fries, and Serbian style green beans. Salad bar option also available. Beverages also available for purchase.

This week’s Fish Fry Sponsor is the Karageorge Choir of St. Sava Church.

Friday Fish Frys have taken place throughout the Orthodox Lenten season at St. Sava. These dinners are open to the general public wider community and with Serbian Orthodox Easter taking place place May 1 this year, just over a month after Easter was celebrated March 27 on the Western Calendar, it gives everyone in Northwest Indiana a few extra weeks of delicious Fish Frys!

Volunteers still needed

Volunteers are needed to help in the kitchens, serving, and cleaning up. Salad bar and dessert items from members are also appreciated. Please call the church office at 219-736-9191 to volunteer.

2016 Fish Fry Schedule at St. Sava Church – Merrillville, Indiana

We look forward to seeing you at one of our many Friday Fish Fry Dates:

  • March 18
  • March 25
  • April 1
  • April 8
  • April 15
  • April 22

Karageorge Choir of St. Sava prepares for SOCA Fest 2016, hosts practice Tuesday, Apr. 12

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The Karageorge Choir of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church will be traveling to participate in the 50th Anniversary SOCA Festival  taking place in June and in preparation is hosting weekly practices at the church located at 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, Indiana.

The next practice will take place Tuesday, Apr. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the North Wing Conference Room at St. Sava Church. Due to the busy liturgical schedule with Orthodox Easter quickly approaching, choir practices will resume again Tuesday evenings beginning May 10.

All current members of the Karageorge Choir are urged to attend practices, as well as anyone wishing to learn more about the choir and sing with group.

Practice Dates

After the April 12 practice, Karageorge Choir will again practice Tuesday evenings consistently beginning May 10 at 6:30 p.m. with some exceptions. Please look to the online calendar at www.saintsava.net/calendar regularly to confirm.

  • April 12
  • May 10

About the Karageorge Choir

The Karageorge Choir at St. Sava Church provides the liturgical responses for the Divine Liturgy every Sunday morning and at various events and special services throughout the year. The choir also participates regularly in the annual Serbian Orthodox Choral Association (SOCA) Festivals.

The Karageorge Choir at St. Sava Church is a unique organization within the church. It is one of the few organizations where every member of a family can participate together at the exact same time – moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, kumovi, young people are all able to share their love of singing and their faith together through the gifts of their voices.

Anyone is welcome to join the Karageorge Choir for the weekly open practices taking place at St. Sava Church.

50th Anniversary of the SOCA Festival – Save-the-Date – June 17, 18, 19

This year will be the 50th anniversary of the Serbian Orthodox Choral Association (SOCA) Festivals and you are invited to celebrate this historic milestone the weekend of June 17, 18, and 19 along with the Karageorge Choir of St. Sava Church as the group travels to participate in this special event at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in St. Louis, Missouri.

The first ever SOCA Festival took place in St. Louis 50 years ago and in honor of this historic event, the festival this year returns to the city where it all began. Be sure to block out your calendars and spread the word to your choirs, friends, family, and kumovi!

More details about the 50th Anniversary SOCA Festival and Karageorge Choir at St. Sava will be available in the coming weeks. Check back to the St. Sava website at www.saintsava.net and the St. Sava Facebook Page for more information.

Learn more about SOCA and follow their Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=162207370493680