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Senior Luncheon at St. Sava in Merrillville – Thursday, May 26

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Please attend the Senior Luncheon beginning at Noon, Thursday, May 26 in the South Wing Social Center at St. Sava Church in Merrillville, IN.

The Senior Luncheon is hosted by Kolo and everyone is invited to attend, especially our seniors! You’ll enjoy a delicious meal prepared by Kolo members and see what else they have in store for you. Please feel free to bring a friend.

This is a great opportunity to show appreciation for our seniors, hear stories of so much great history, and share in the fellowship with the people who have helped build the vibrant spirit and culture of St. Sava Church. Please share word of this unique opportunity and consider helping our seniors with rides to help them attend and celebrate a delicious lunch with dear friends.

For more information, please call the Church Office at 219-736-9191.

St. Sava announces dates for Summer Camp 2016 in Merrillville

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Summer Camp 2016 at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana will take place Monday, Wednesday, and Friday beginning the week of June 13, 2016.

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 will 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
  • Wednesday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – hosted by Sunday School and Kolo
  • Friday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – hosted by Srbadija Folklore Group

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 trip with the day extended to 4 p.m. and the location to-be-determined.

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.

Bake Sale at St. Sava Church – Saturday, March 19

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The Serbian Sisters Circle Bake Sale will take place Saturday, March 19 at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The famous Serbian Bake Sale is open to the general public throughout Northwest Indiana and the Chicago area.

Many people pre-ordered strudels and nutrolls which may be picked up at the the Bake Sale between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the North end of the Pavilion Building located behind St. Sava Church.

Various baked items will be available for sale, though strudels and nutrolls will be in limited supply. Plan on arriving early to browse the best selection.

Strudels come in the flavors of Apple, Cherry, Sweet Cheese, Regular Cheese, and Spinach/Cheese for $13 each. Nutrolls will be available for $14 each.

Watch for more events www.saintsava.net/calendar to learn more about special events and activities taking place at St. Sava Church in Merrillville, Indiana.

Strudel and Nutroll Pre-order Deadline – Thursday, Mar. 10

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Thursday, March 10 is the deadline to pre-order strudels and nutrolls through the Serbian Sisters Circle Bake Sale which takes place Saturday, March 19 at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana.

You may pickup your pre-ordered strudels and nutrolls at the the Bake Sale that takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the North end of the Pavilion Building located behind St. Sava Church. Various baked items will be available for sale.

Pre-orders for strudels and nutroll must be received before end of business day March 10.

Strudels come in the flavors of Apple, Cherry, Sweet Cheese, Regular Cheese, and Spinach/Cheese for $13 each. Nutrolls will be available for $14 each.

Download the order form now online to fax your order or call the Church Office during regular business hours Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 219-736-9191.

St. Sava Serbian Sisters Circle Executive Board takes oath of office

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The Serbian Sisters Circle 2016 Executive Board took the oath of office Sunday, March 6 at St. Sava Church in Merrillville, Indiana.

Sandy Shinovich will lead the group in the role of President through their various numerous service and fundraising activities this year, including the Bake Sale taking place Saturday, March 19 (Click to learn more about the Bake Sale).

St. Sava Serbian Sisters Circle 2016 Executive Board

  • Sandy Shinovich – President
  • Stana Trikich – 1st Vice President
  • Zorka Glumac – 2nd Vice President
  • Barb Borka Dragic-Grimsgard – Secretary, English
  • Snezana Novakovich – Secretary, Serbian
  • Darlene Sever – Financial Secretary
  • Radmilla Milivojevic – Treasurer
  • Olga Velazquez – Board of Control/Auditing Board
  • Lela Jensen – Board of Control/Auditing Board
  • Sonja Mancich – Board of Control/Auditing Board
  • Xenia Jancarich – Dolly Obren Sunshine Committee
  • Marsha Skrivan – Nominating Committee
  • Mary Kmiec – Nominating Committee
  • Milka Knezic – Nominating Committee

Pre-order Strudels & Nutrolls through Kolo Bake Sale – Saturday, Mar. 19

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You can now pre-order strudels and nutrolls for Easter through the Serbian Sisters Circle Bake Sale which takes place Saturday, March 19 at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana.

The Bake Sale will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the North end of the Pavilion Building located behind St. Sava Church. Various baked items will be available for sale.

Pre-orders for strudels and nutroll will be taken until March 10.

Strudels come in the flavors of Apple, Cherry, Sweet Cheese, Regular Cheese, and Spinach/Cheese for $13 each. Nutrolls will be available for $14 each.

Download the order form now online to fax your order or call the Church Office during regular business hours Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 219-736-9191.

Serbian Sisters Circle Annual Meeting at St. Sava Church – Sunday, Jan. 31

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The Serbian Sisters Circle at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana will host their Annual Meeting and elect the new leadership to serve throughout 2016. The meeting will take place Sunday, Jan. 31 after the luncheon following the Divine Liturgy. All Kolo Sisters are encouraged to attend.

The luncheon will take place in the South Wing Social Center. The meeting will take place in the North Wing Conference Room.

The Serbian Sisters Circle has had a successful year of fundraising through their tireless efforts throughout the year and have offered tremendous support to the many organizations dedicated to making the St. Sava Church-School community stronger.

Serbian Sisters Circle Annual Christmas Luncheon – Sunday, Dec. 6

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The Annual Christmas Luncheon for the Serbian Sisters Circle of St. Sava Church will take place Sunday, Dec. 6 at 1:00 p.m. at the Innsbrook Country Club in Merrillville, IN.

This annual luncheon has been a tradition for years and it is an opportunity to celebrate the Christmas season, but to also honor and recognize the tireless work the women perform year round in support of St. Sava Church.

All women involved in Kolo are encouraged to attend, along with their guests. The luncheon is buffet style and the cost is $20 per person. RSVP is required and since the event is only days away, it is important to call Milena Ivanovic at 219-588-2259 as soon as possible to be included in this special event.

St. Sava Serbian Sisters Circle Bake Sale – Saturday, Nov. 21

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UPDATE – Road Construction: Please use caution and note that lane configuration changes are taking place to transition the traffic onto new pavement on Mississippi Street. Construction at the corner of 93rd and Mississippi Street may cause that intersection to remain closed until Noon, Saturday, Nov. 21. All traffic north and south on Mississippi Street remains open and accessible in front of St. Sava from between 101st Avenue and US 30. 


Holiday strudels, nutrolls, and cookies are stacking up as the ovens continue to bake the handmade specialities by the women of the St. Sava Serbian Sisters Circle for the upcoming Bake Sale taking place Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church at 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN.

The Bake Sale will be located at the north side of the Pavilion near the kitchen. It begins at 9:00 a.m. and will go until 3:00 p.m. or until supplies last. Pre-orders will be available for pick-up, but all other items are available on a first come, first served basis.

Members of the Kolo will have a variety of cookies, strudels, nutrolls and other pasteries for sale. Strudels will include apple, cherry, spinach/cheese, and sweet or regular cheese.

Everyone is invited to this Bake Sale. This will be the best opportunity to take home some of the finest handcrafted, traditional desserts in the greater Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland area. Funds generated through this Bake Sale help support the church and the various humanitarian efforts of the St. Sava Serbian Sisters Circle.

Please refer to the St. Sava Church online calendar at www.saintsava.net/calendar for more information about the Bake Sale and other events open to members of St. Sava Church, fellow Orthodox Christians, and the general public from around our community.

Slava luncheon for Circle of Serbian Sisters at St. Sava – Sunday, Oct. 25

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Please join us along with your family to celebrate the Krsna Slava Sveta Petka Paraskeva of The Circle of Serbian Sisters of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church – Merrillville, IN taking place Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015.

Divine Liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. with a blessing of Slavski Kolach and Parastos. A luncheon will follow immediately after the services.

A group picture will be taken of the Sisters. Pastries prepared by the Sisters would be appreciated.