A Christmas Message from our Sub-Deacon
It’s hard to believe but 2019 is almost over and we are looking forward to our 2020 Christmas. This is the time of year of reflection. It’s easy to get caught up in the business and busy-ness of the season as well as keeping an eye on our Wisconsin winter. But when you have a minute, think about those who went before us, who had the foresight and faith to build our church. I’m not sure that they could have looked forward 20, 50 or 100 years and imagine the successes that we would have in life and career. Their world was destroyed in the early part of the 20th century. When they finally made it to South Milwaukee; perhaps they felt that they could rest. Maybe that’s why we were the only church with a dedicated cemetery in the US for decades. It’s a final resting place.
As I stand at our altar, or read the names on the cemetery headstones, I think about that and wish that I could ask them. But the one thing that is undeniable is that they put their faith in God. After everything they went through, after losing parents, siblings, homes and passing through a dangerous and hostile environment, their only possession was Faith. God will take care of them. I hope that this season you will have some time to think of their Faith, and remember that they have shared that Faith with you.
May God protect you,
Sub-Deacon, Parish and Cemetery Chair
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18th
ARMENIAN COOKING CLASS - 9 AM
This year there will be 9 cooking classes at St. John’s Church (7825 W. Layton Avenue, Greenfield). The class on January 18 will teach “After the Holidays: Armenian Vegetarian Dishes” This is a hands on cooking class where you taste what you have prepared when you are done. Class fee is $20 per session. Make sure to RSVP to Harry Cherkinian at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jan at email@example.com. Other classes on Feb. 15, March 14, April 18, May 16 and June 13.
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
January 17 & 18, 2020
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra featuring Sergei Babayan, piano
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will be performing a concert titled “Russian Festival: Pictures at an Exhibition” at Uihlein Hall (929 N. Water St. MIlwaukee). Director Ken-David Masur will conduct pieces by Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Schnittke, and Mussorgsky (arr. Gorchakov). Sergei Babayan is a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory and teaches at the Julliard School. For tickets go to www.mso.org
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2020
After church - PRESENTATION
St. Mesrob Armenian Church will be having a special presentation on “What Christians Can learn from Sports”. It will be held after church at 4605 Erie St., Racine. For more information contact the church at 262-639-0531 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 6:30pm-11 pm,
WINTER FEST 2020
St. Mesrob Armenian Church (4605 Erie St., Racine) will be having its annual Winter Fest Dance, with live music by the Mid East Beat. The event is free to all. There will be food, tavloo, cards and dancing. For more information contact the church at 262-639-0531 or email@example.com .
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 12pm
ANNUAL ARF BRUNCH
The Racine “Marzbed" committee of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation will be hosting their annual brunch following church services at St. Hagop Church (4100 N. Newman Rd, Racine). If you like basturma and eggs, you’ve got to join us for this brunch! All are invited. For more information, contact Zohrab at firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020
ARMENIAN COOKING CLASS - 9 AM
This year there will be 9 cooking classes at St. John’s Church (7825 W. Layton Avenue, Greenfield). The class on February 15 will cover “Katah and Choreg”. This is a hands on cooking class where you taste what you have prepared when you are done. Class fee is $20 per session. Make sure to RSVP to Harry Cherkinian at email@example.com or Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Other classes on March 14, April 18, May 16 and June 13.
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
March 13-15, 2020
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Oundjian
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will be performing a concert titled “Beethoven Five” at Uihlein Hall (929 N. Water St. Milwaukee). Pieces include: Rachmaninoff Isle of the Dead, Debussy Premier Rhapsody, Bernstein Sonata for Clarinet, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Peter Oundjian is the conductor of the Toronto Symphony and will be leading the MSO in this concert. For tickets go to www.mso.org
Arzruni Concert Recorded
If you were unable to make it to the Sahan Arzruni concert last month in South Milwaukee, you can check out an interview with him and his music on WMSE radio: Click this link https://www.wmse.org/program/blues-drive/ and change the “show date” to 9/28/18. About 30 minutes into the show you’ll be able to hear the music and interview.
Pins are still available which you can order from this website.
If you have questions click on the link:
email@example.com or stop by the office after church.
Purchase THE PROMISE on Blu-ray/DVD
Survival Pictures is donating 100% of the proceeds from home release sales of The Promise to organizations devoted to Armenian Genocide education initiatives. By following these two links (for Amazon and iTunes), sales and proceeds can be redirected to the designated Armenian charities. Purchasing it without using these links will NOT provide the same benefit. Hopefully you were able to see this at the theaters and can add it to your home library!
Retiree Club at St. Mesrob’s in Racine, WI, every Thursday from 1-3:30pm.
Contact Armen for more info.
A message from the Armenian Relief Society
In view of the attacks on September 30, 2016, on Armenian populated areas of Aleppo, which resulted in the death of five members of that already stricken community, the Armenian Relief Society expresses its deep sorrow, extending its condolences to their families.
To this end, we appeal to our community and friends to take part in our ongoing humanitarian efforts with contributions to the ARS Syrian-Armenian Relief programs. Your participation, at this hour, is essential to keep the momentum of our emergency relief efforts to a community which must, with all means, survive these tragic circumstances.
For donations, please visit: https://www.classy.org/campaign/ars-syrian-armenian-relief-fund/c97739
Thank you for your continued support of this ongoing effort.
Tax deductible contributions can also be sent to:
ARS Racine Soseh Chapter
4100 N. Newman Rd.
Racine, WI 53406
Fellowship is held after every service in our church office (no steps to climb!) Please stop by afterwards for a cup of coffee and home-made snacks. Feel free to bring a snack to share, if you like.
Please remember to pay your membership dues.
Dues must be paid by December 31, 2019
**All donations and dues are tax deductable.**
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org