Armenian Apostolic Church

Membership matters

March 27, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sister,

Many parishioners have told us that they would appreciate reminders about membership dues.  So, this is our first reminder of the year!  Please take a look at your checkbook or other records.  If you have not yet submitted your membership dues for 2020, now is a great time to send in your 2020 St. James membership dues.  Annual membership dues are $125 per person; $100 per person over 65; $30 for students.

There are two easy ways to submit your membership dues.  The first way is by check, made out to St. James Armenian Church.  Our church is closed for now, so, please mail your check, made out to St. James Armenian Church to our treasurer or assistant treasurer at one of these addresses:

Sedrak Pashyan, 6 Forest View Drive, Hawthorn Woods, IL  60047-8836

Vartan Paylan, 9621 LeClaire Ave., Skokie, IL  60077

Membership form.

Also a reminder about a maintenance project that we discussed at the Parish Assembly:  We need to do repairs to the steeple of our church (needed before summer rainstorms, at a cost of $44,000).  We hope to get started on this project after Easter, weather permitting.  Donations to this project would be greatly appreciated.

If possible, in the memo line of your check, please note which of the purposes listed above you are donating towards by indicating either “Membership” or “Steeple,” or both, and the amounts for each.

It’s also easy to send your membership dues or steeple contribution via St. James secure PayPal portal, by clicking on this link:  PayPal link for St. James

Thank you for helping our church to keep its memberships rolls up to date and for supporting the necessary refurbishment of the steeple.  If you have any questions, please contact Parish Council Chair Bob Simon (, Treasurer Sedrak Pashyan ( or Vartan Paylan (

With prayers,

St. James Parish Council