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Fish Frys begin March 19 at St. Sava in Merrillville, Indiana

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Fish Fry Fridays will begin at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana beginning Friday, March 19 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Pavilion.

Social distance dining will be available along with carry-out options.

A full menu and pricing will be announced in the coming days. Check back to www.saintsava.net/blog or the church Facebook Page for more updates.

No pre-sale tickets. Cash only for food, in-person ordering only available at this time.

Serb Fest Annual Cash Raffle – Tickets Now Available at St. Sava, Merrillville, IN

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Don’t miss out on the upcoming “Early Bird” drawings for the Serb Fest Annual Cash Raffle! We’ll pick a $1,000 winner on May 30 and another $1,000 winner on June 27!

Winners are still eligible for the $15,000 Grand Prize picked the last day of SerbFest 2021.

$100 donation per ticket, only 700 tickets sold. Winner need not be present.

Call the church office at 219-736-9191 to find out how to get your tickets.

Updating your contact information can save the church thousands of dollars

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CLICK HERE TO UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION

For our members and parishioners on our monthly paper newsletter mailing list, did you know on average it costs around $3 in materials alone each month, every time you receive the newsletter in the U.S. Mail?

The paper, the printing on the paper, the mailing labels, staples, little sticker tabs to keep the pages together, the postage. We haven’t even calculated in the labor to put it all together in that cost.

You can make a BIG difference saving the church thousands of dollars each year and choose to receive that same monthly newsletter in digital format sent directly to your e-mail address.

All you have to do is visit www.saintsava.net/update and update your contact information that includes a question about how you would like to receive the newsletter – in digital or print format. You’ll even be able to add contact information for everyone in your household so everyone will get their own digital copy of the newsletter.

We’ll ask you some simple questions about your contact information including your e-mail address, home phone, and mobile phone numbers. We also ask for an update on your mailing address because there are still some times when we’ll need to send you something and we want to make sure we’re up-to-date.

You may still choose to receive the monthly newsletter in paper format as you update your contact information. We just know there are many people who may prefer the digital copy and choosing the digital copy saves the church thousands of dollars annually.

The Executive Board is making better communication a priority this year and with your help updating contact information, we’ll build a stronger community together.

CLICK HERE TO UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Vendor space still available for Bridal Show Gala at St. Sava – Sunday, Sept. 10

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Vendor spaces are still available for the Bridal Show Gala in the Pavilion & Events Center at St. Sava taking place Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, Indiana.

The show is a chance for everyone in the community, particularly prospective brides, grooms, and wedding party members, to see the latest trends and meet vendors face-to-face for planning the ultimate wedding.

Vendor booth fees and applications are available by calling the Church Office at 219-736-9191. Admission to the show is free for bridal party guests with pre-registration before the event by calling the Church Office at 219-736-9191.

At the show guests will experience one of the newest event venues in Northwest Indiana and see a fashion show featuring Dunhill Tuxedos from St. John and Elegance Wedding and Eveningwear of Highland beginning at 3:00 p.m. with emcee and music provided by Zanes DJ Service.

Beginning as early as 1:00 p.m. guests at the show will be able to meet all the vendors with some offering deals only available at the Bridal Show Gala that will make the big wedding day extra special.

Representatives from Pavilion & Events Center at St. Sava and caterer will be on hand to give Brides/Grooms taste-testing and information for booking the venue for your wedding, meeting, or other special event.

Each Bride/Groom will be given a complimentary bag with a free copy of the latest edition of the magazine Weddingmag.

Vendor space remains available. Brides/Grooms are asked to please pre-register for free admission.

Contact the St. Sava Church office at 219-736-9191 or sending an email to hr4me2000@yahoo.com to register or for more information.

Historical Society Exhibit: Serbs in Arts and Entertainment

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Visit the exhibit during Serb Fest 2017 to learn about the Serbian connection with this famous Hollywood classic.

“Serbs in Arts and Entertainment” is the theme of this year’s special exhibit by the St. Sava Serbian Historical Society that will be featured throughout Serb Fest 2017 (www.serbfest.org).

The exhibit features the talents and accomplishments of modern day and historic Serbs in the arts.

For centuries Serbian artists, poets, Pulitzer Prize winning authors, composers, and actors have made their contributions to society by sharing their talents.

Some of these special individuals have unique connections here with St. Sava Church that has been serving the Northwest Indiana community for more than 100 years.

Visit the exhibit located in the North Wing of the main Church building throughout the festival. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Raffle tickets available for $50,000 in prizes to be awarded to 18 winners for Serb Fest 2017

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Now is the time to obtain your tickets for the Serb Fest Annual Cash Raffle before the big festival takes place August 4, 5, and 6 at St Sava Church in Merrillville, IN.

There are a total of 18 cash prizes worth a total of $50,000 cash. $25,000 will be going to the Grand Prize winner.

Tickets for the Serb Fest Annual Cash Raffle are available through multiple volunteer ticket sellers associated with the church. You can call ahead to the Church Office at 219-736-9191 if you would like to pick-up a ticket during regular office hours Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

You can also call Raffle Committee Leaders Mike Jaksich at 219-880-6307 or David Gerbick at 219-588-3604 to arrange to pick-up your tickets. Again, tickets are also available from other ticket sellers associated with the church.

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

The St. Sava Serb Fest will take place Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6 at the St. Sava Church and Pavilion, 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN 46410.

Learn more about Serb Fest 2017 by visiting www.serbfest.org and join us to celebrate at St. Sava in Merrillville, Indiana!

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 awarded July 23rd
  • 18th Prize – $1,000 – Early Bird Drawing awarded June 4th

The Serb Fest Cash Raffle is organized by St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, Indiana Gaming Commission license number 144550. The license is on file with the Church Office.

Serb Fest 2017 Golf Outing at St. Sava Merrillville Friday, Aug. 4; Registration Deadline Tuesday, Aug. 1

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Register your foursome or individually for the St. Sava Serb Fest Golf Outing taking place Friday, August 4 at River Pointe Country Club in Hobart, Indiana.

Player check-in at the course begins at 10:00 a.m. and shotgun start at 11:30 a.m.

Includes 18-holes of golf with cart, refreshments, lunch buffet at St. Sava with spit roasted lamb, spit roasted pig, cevaps, sarma (stuffed cabbage), salad, homemade baked goods, and two drink tickets.

  • 2 Longest Drive Holes
  • 2 Closest to the Pin Holes

Cost: Per Person $115 / Foursome $440

Registration deadline is Tuesday, August 1 – call the St. Sava Office at 219-736-9191 for more information.

Long known, and still referred to by some as the Gary Works Supervisor’s Club, River Pointe Country Club maintains 27 holes, spanning three “mix and match” 9s, offering country-club conditions, and beautiful natural surroundings Golfers will enjoy with the course’s fun yet challenging layout.

Become a Golf Outing Sponsor

We are asking you, your business, or your organization to sponsor one or more holes at this year’s St. Sava Serb Fest Golf Outing.

The Outing kicks-off the first day of the three day St. Sava Serb Fest which runs Friday thru Sunday – August 4, 5, & 6.

Sponsorship is $100 per hole.

Your sponsorship name will be placed on a banner and prominently displayed at the Serb Fest which is attended by thousands over the three days of the event.

St. Sava’s annual Serb Fest is recognized as one of the most popular summer events in Northwest Indiana, featuring spit roasted lamb, roasted pig, sarma (stuffed cabbage), cevaps, salads, home baked desserts, music, drinks, dance, and three days of fun!

Thank you for your sponsorship and we look forward to seeing you at this year’s St. Sava Serb Fest celebration!

$50,000 in prizes to be awarded to 18 winners at Serb Fest 2017; Tickets still available

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Now is the time to obtain your tickets for the Serb Fest Annual Cash Raffle before the big festival takes place August 4, 5, and 6 at St Sava Church in Merrillville, IN.

There are 18 cash prizes worth a total of $50,000 cash. $25,000 will be going to the Grand Prize winner.

Tickets for the Serb Fest Annual Cash Raffle are available through multiple volunteer ticket sellers associated with the church. You can call ahead to the Church Office at 219-736-9191 if you would like to pick-up a ticket during regular office hours Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

You can also call Raffle Committee Leaders Mike Jaksich at 219-880-6307 or David Gerbick at 219-588-3604 to arrange to pick-up your tickets. Again, tickets are also available from other ticket sellers associated with the church.

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

The St. Sava Serb Fest will take place Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6 at the St. Sava Church and Pavilion, 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN 46410.

Learn more about Serb Fest 2017 by visiting www.serbfest.org and join us to celebrate at St. Sava in Merrillville, Indiana!

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 awarded July 23rd
  • 18th Prize – $1,000 – Early Bird Drawing awarded June 4th

The Serb Fest Cash Raffle is organized by St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, Indiana Gaming Commission license number 144550. The license is on file with the Church Office.

Serb Fest 2017 volunteers are needed; Sign-up now online, choose your times

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St. Sava in Merrillville, Indiana will be hosting thousands of guests during Serb Fest 2017 taking place August 4, 5, & 6 which means volunteer help will be critical for making this annual tradition a success.

Members, families, and friends of St. Sava Church will find it easier to lend support and choose specific times to offer volunteer service at Serb Fest 2017 with access to the new online volunteer sign-up process now available at https://www.saintsava.net/volunteer on the St. Sava website.

To sign-up for volunteering, the process is simple:

  1. Click https://www.saintsava.net/volunteer
  2. Select a volunteer opportunity from the listing by clicking the title
  3. Identify a specific date and time from the options available and click the “Sign-up” link
  4. Fill in your name, phone number, and e-mail address
  5. Click the “Sign-me up!” button

You are able to sign-up for as many volunteer time slots as you wish. Ideally most volunteers will repeat the above process and sign-up for multiple volunteer options, for as much as time permits.

Volunteers will receive reminder e-mails the week before and a couple of days before they have to volunteer. Phone numbers and e-mails will only be available to the team leaders of the various volunteer opportunities so they may notify volunteers of any updates or changes to schedules.

For questions about the online sign-up process, please e-mail christopher.kosovich@saintsava.net. For general questions about Serb Fest 2017 please send e-mail to ray.radjenovich@saintsava.net or vlade.stevanovic@saintsava.net.