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PLUM Churches:

Bethany (Dormont)

Christ (Duquesne)

East Liberty

Hope (Forest Hills)

Immanuel (Irwin)

Luth. Church of Our Saviour

Messiah (Munhall)

Resurrection (Oakdale)

St. Andrew (East Carnegie)

St. Paul's (Canonsburg)

Zion (Coraopolis)

       

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Pittsburgh Lutheran United Ministries (PLUM)

Congregations United In Christ's Service

Pittsburgh Lutheran United Ministries (PLUM) is a cooperative ministry comprised of eleven ELCA congregations in the Pittsburgh Area.  

The purpose of PLUM is to provide pastoral support and joint activities shared by the member congregations. PLUM currently has ten full-member congregations and one 'one-year-trial-membership' congregation.  The Ministry was founded by Rev. Beth Siefert and Rev. John Gropp in 2004.  Soon afterwards, Rev. Paul Koch and Rev. Melba Dibble (who started as our first Intern) have been added to the pastoral staff.  In 2018, Pastor Siefert retired and Pastor Dibble accepted a call at a local congregation.  In July 2019, Vicar Mandy Gilberti joined the PLUM staff.  Then, in November 2019, Rev. Brenda Henry was ordained and installed as a PLUM pastor.  In February 2020, Rev. Sue Devine was ordained and installed as a PLUM pastor.  In November 2020, Mandy Gilberti became our Minister of Pastoral Care; she later transferred to a church, closer to her new home, on July 4, 2021.  One amazing benefit of PLUM is that, when a pastor is sick, goes on vacation or retires, the pastoral care continues, un-interrupted, since we have multiple pastors and staff!

The member congregations share in financial support of the pastoral staff and in joint worship/outreach/fellowship activities - yet they maintain their independence and individuality as they minister to those in their respective communities.  PLUM provides a means by which small, struggling or pastor-less congregations can continue to exist and minister to their communities.  It is hoped that PLUM can be a model for other churches who need a way to survive, while rebuilding their congregations.

 

PLUM has enough pastors that we can easily add more churches into our organization! 

If your church:

  • Does NOT have a pastor, or

  • Your pastor is planning to RETIRE, or

  • You have an INTERIM pastor...

       ...then please consider joining PLUM! 

 

If you're reading this, then PLUM might be the miracle that you've been praying for! 

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Mailing Address:

Pittsburgh Lutheran United Ministries
405 Kennedy Avenue
Duquesne, PA 15110

 

Main Office Phone:  412-466-7773

         Mandy Gilberti          Rev. Brenda Henry       Rev. Sue Devine        Bishop Kurt Kusserow         Rev. Paul Koch         Rev. John Gropp

Our Pastors:

Rev. John J. Gropp: 115 South 4th Street, Duquesne, PA 15110, 412-466-8644, pjgropp@aol.com  

Rev. Paul F. Koch: 1500 Cochran Rd, Unit 402, Pittsburgh, PA 15243, 773-848-1470, koch.paul8@comcast.net 

Rev. Brenda Henry: 412-390-8005, brenda.henry@gmail.com

Rev. Sue Devine: 1107 Tyndall St., Pittsburgh, PA 15204, 412-496-4889, skdkod81@gmail.com

             

                        Rev. John Gropp                                                      Rev. Paul Koch

 

                        

                           Rev. Brenda Henry                                                 Rev. Sue Devine

 

Read about our modern day Circuit Riders  

The Churches of PLUM


 

Click on the LINKS (in the left margin) or the CHURCH PHOTOS (below) to go to the individual church web pages.

Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3104 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15216 (Dormont), 412-531-9363

Christ Lutheran Church, 405 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, PA 15110, 412-466-7773

East Liberty Lutheran Church, 5707 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (East Liberty), 412-362-1712

Hope Lutheran Church, 353 Ridge Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15221 (Forest Hills), 412-242-4476

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 612 Chestnut St., Irwin, PA 15642, 724-863-7009

Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 1570 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642, 724-863-2591

Messiah Lutheran Church, 4300 Main St., Munhall, PA 15120, 412-461-6958

Resurrection Lutheran Church, 7600 Steubenville Pike, Oakdale, PA 15071, 412-788-4513

St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 218 Alter St., East Carnegie, PA 15106, 412-279-3615

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 210 North Jefferson Ave., Canonsburg, PA 15317, 724-745-5962

Zion Lutheran Church, 1305 State Ave., Coraopolis, PA 15108, 412-264-6420

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Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church (Dormont)

3104 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15216 (City of Pittsburgh, Dormont section)

412-531-9363

Christ Lutheran Church

405 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, PA 15110

412-466-7773


East Liberty Lutheran Church

5707 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (City of Pittsburgh, East Liberty section)

412-362-1712

Hope Lutheran Church

353 Ridge Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15221 (City of Pittsburgh, Forest Hills section)

412-242-4476

Immanuel Lutheran Church (Irwin)

612 Chestnut St., Irwin, PA 15642

724-863-7009

Lutheran Church of Our Saviour

1570 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642

724-863-2591

Messiah Lutheran Church

4300 Main St., Munhall, PA 15120

412-461-6958

Resurrection Lutheran Church

 7600 Steubenville Pike, Oakdale, PA 15071

412-788-4513

St. Andrew Lutheran Church

218 Alter St., East Carnegie, PA 15106

412-279-3615

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

210 North Jefferson Ave., Canonsburg, PA 15317

724-745-5962

Zion Lutheran Church

1305 State Ave., Coraopolis, PA 15108

412-264-6420

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Pittsburgh Lutheran United Ministries (PLUM), 405 Kennedy Avenue, Duquesne, PA 15110        412-466-7773