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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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Hope Lutheran Church (Forest Hills)

353 Ridge Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15221 ('Forest Hills' neighborhood)

(412) 242-4476

Worship Service: Sundays at 11:15 a.m.

See our Facebook page (you MUST be logged onto Facebook for this link to work properly!)

E-mail: hopeforesthills@aol.com

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Thinking about visiting Hope? Please accept our open invitation to visit any Sunday.



Saturday, April 10

Online Funeral Service for Diane Rose


The "Celebration of Life" Service for Diane Rose (of Hope Lutheran Church, Forest Hills) will be held on Saturday, April 10 at 11:00 a.m. - both in person and via Zoom.


Following the Service at Hope Lutheran Church, there will be an outdoor picnic.


Click HERE to see Diane's obituary.


Click HERE for a printable version of Diane's Funeral Service bulletin

 - (Print Landscape, double sided, and flip page on short edge)




Click HERE to join the Diane Rose Funeral Service: 


Join using Zoom the same way that you have for Worship or Bible Study this past week:

Zoom online: https://zoom.us/j/401596541

     Zoom by phone:  Call (646) 876-9923.  When prompted, enter the Meeting ID: 401 596 541



What's New!


See our April 2021 Calendar


Read our April 2021 Hope Notes Newsletter


See our 2020 Pet Blessing photos


We've voted to join PLUM as a one-year trial member!



Read about our latest Mission event



April 2021





Hope Calendar ~ April 5, 2021


 Tuesday, April 6

1:00 pm     Lenten Bible Study Wrap-up (Zoom)


Thursday, April 8

7:00 pm    Lenten Bible Study Wrap-up (Zoom)


Saturday, April 10

11:00 am   Celebration of Life Service

                 Diane Lynn Rose                 

Sunday, April 11

11:15 am    In-person Worship

3:00 pm    Worship (Zoom)


Monday, April 12

      7:00 pm    Church Council (Zoom)      


Wednesday, April 14

7:00 pm    PLUM Worship Meeting (Zoom)


Thursday, April 15

 Hope Notes Deadline (May issue)


Sunday, April 18

11:15 am    In-person Worship

3:00 pm    Worship (Zoom)


Tuesday, April 20

        7:00 pm    PLUM President’s Meeting (Zoom)       


Sunday, April 25

11:15 am    In-person Worship

3:00 pm    Worship (Zoom)


Monday, April 26

7:00 pm    PLUM Board (Zoom)  



For event details: www.plumofpa.com


The call-in line for worship and bible study:

Zoom online: https://zoom.us/j/401596541

Zoom by phone: +1 646 876 9923 US

Meeting ID: 401 596 541



 In person Sunday Worship at Hope at 11:15 am


The same Covid-19 guidelines as previously used will be in effect. 


Sunday Worship on zoom at 3:00  pm





PLUM Bible Study


A  new Bible Study will begin in May.  If you have any suggestions for Bible Study topics, please contact a PLUM Pastor.



April 2021 Hope Notes Newsletter



Click here for the April Hope Notes



 We are especially grateful for those who have been able to continue sending or dropping off their donations.  Your support of Hope’s ongoing ministry is greatly appreciated and encouraged.  


 PLUM Pastors:

The Reverend John Gropp           412-680-7867

The Reverend Brenda Henry        412-390-8005

The Reverend Susan Devine        412-496-4889

The Reverend Paul Koch              773-848-1470

Minister Mandy Gilberti                  814-241-8150


All individuals are encouraged to check the following for updates which will be posted by Noon daily:

     PLUM website at www.plumofpa.com for all news and event updates.

     PLUM phone hotline 412-466-7774 (messages may also be left on this line or call our individual churches)


It is the Pittsburgh Lutheran United Ministries (PLUM) mission to be LIVING CHRIST’S LIGHT OF HOPE IN OUR COMMUNITIES.  PLUM will:

§  Provide stability of Word, Sacrament, and Pastoral Care.

§  Foster opportunities for connectivity among individuals, congregations, and communities.

§  Develop lay leadership for sharing the Gospel.

§  Encourage freedom to care for neighbors.


11 Congregations of PLUM


Bethany Lutheran Church – Dormont

Christ Lutheran Church – Duquesne

East Liberty Lutheran Church – East Liberty

Hope Lutheran Church – Forest Hills

Immanuel Lutheran - Irwin

Lutheran Church of our Saviour – North Huntingdon

Messiah Lutheran Church – Munhall

Resurrection Lutheran Church – Oakdale

St. Andrew Lutheran Church – East Carnegie

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Canonsburg

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church – Coraopolis


Pittsburgh Lutheran United Ministries

405 Kennedy Avenue

Duquesne, PA 15110


Click HERE to see our 2020 Pet Blessing photos





On Sunday, January 1, 2020, we joined the Pittsburgh Lutheran United Ministries (PLUM) as a one-year trial member.  Then, on Sunday, November 22, 2020, we voted to join PLUM as a full member of PLUM. 


PLUM will provide our pastoral leadership, but we still need to perform the church 'office' functions, as well as maintain our church building and grounds.  Contact the church office, if you need any pastoral care (wedding, funeral, hospital visits, etc.)


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