Armenian Apostolic Church

Taste of Armenia

Virtual Fest cardOUR FIRST VIRTUAL ARMENIAN FESTIVAL

Taste of Armenia 2020

Celebrating the Spirit of St. James Armenian Church!

Sunday, August 30, 2020  |  1:00 pm – 6:00 pm  |

Dear St. James Parishioners & Friends,

This year, circumstances do not permit us to join together in person for the Annual St. James Taste of Armenia Street Fair.  We are very pleased, however, to host our church’s first ever “Virtual Festival,” on Sunday August 30, 2020.

The Virtual Fest will begin after Holy Badarak at 1:00 PM and will feature an afternoon jam-packed with educational Armenian cultural presentations, exciting musical performances, cooking demonstrations, parishioner check-ins, and even a trip back in time to the 1970’s for a special look back to at Church services during that time period!  The fest will conclude with a Vespers service at 5:00 PM.

Our annual Street Fair has become the major fundraiser for St. James, thus enabling us to maintain our church culturally and religiously. We are grateful for your past generous donations and sponsorships.  Your continued support is needed and greatly appreciated.  While donations for our general funds are always welcome, this year we are particularly asking for donations to help fund necessary repairs to our steeple, which is leaking water into our church building, causing water damage in the entrance area to the church. (Click here to read more.about the steeple repair project.)

Your gift is critically important because we need to make up almost one third of our annual operating budget lost by not being able to hold the Taste of Armenia Street Fair.  You can donate towards the 2020 Virtual Festival by any of these methods:

1) Check, via the enclosed return envelope

2) Cash, in person at the church any Sunday

3) Via our website www.stjamesevanston.org

4) Via Paypal www.paypal.me/stjamesvirtualfest20

Thank you for your continued support and we hope you enjoy this year’s Virtual Festival on Sunday August 30.

Sincerely,

St. James Parish Council

 

 

VIRTUAL ARMENIAN FESTIVAL BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP

This year we are offering businesses sponsorship opportunities at three levels with benefits to advertise and spotlight your enterprise to our virtual audience throughout the world.

Click here for the letter to the business owners.
Click here for the business sponsorship application.