December 2018



Saturday, December 15

Blessed Bundles baby supplies program


Lutheran Church of Our Saviour (1570 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642) is proud to offer "Blessed Bundles" - an exciting program which offers new and gently used baby supplies to individuals in the local community.  Blessed Bundles will be collecting and distributing items such as diapers, baby wipes, baby clothes (up to size 8), baby/toddler toys and equipment, and other baby supplies.  Items may vary and will be available as they are donated to Blessed Bundles.  Blessed Bundles will distribute supplies on the third Saturday of each month from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.




Sunday, December 16 and Tuesday, December 18

The Harmony Singers of Pittsburgh - "Holiday Memories" Christmas Concert


Brightwood Christian Church (5044 W. Liberty Ave., Bethel Park, PA 15102) is proud to present their annual Christmas Concert.  This year, the concert is titled "Holiday Memories" and will be held on Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. AND on Tuesday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m.   It's an hour-long concert, which includes both secular and sacred music.  The concert is followed by refreshments, a Cookie Sale and a Basket Raffle.  Three of our PLUM members will be singing in these concerts, so please support their holiday cheer by attending one of the concerts!


Wednesday, December 19

Journey Through Advent


Journey Through Advent: A Biblical Look at the Immigrant and Refugee Journey in America

- Led by Susan M. Smith, Ph.D.

Immigration is a large and divisive issue in our country right now.  How are we to understand immigration as Americans and Christians?  What is the history of immigration in America?  How have the laws changed?  How have immigrants been accepted through the years?  What is our response now?

Jesus and his family traveled to Egypt as refugees during Herodís reign.  How can we meet Jesus in the immigrant experience in America?

Join us in this Advent journey at St. Brendanís Episcopal Church in Franklin Park (2365 McAleer Road, Sewickley, PA 15143).  Wednesday evenings in Advent: Dec. 5, 12, and 19Supper at 5:30 p.m., followed by the 1-hour course and an Advent service at 7:00 p.m.



January 2019




Saturday, January 5

Addiction Support Group


Support your loved oneís recovery by attending the Addiction Support Group the first Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. Ė Noon at St. Andrew Lutheran Church (218 Alter St, East Carnegie, PA 15106). The support group will be exchanging experiences and ideas as a means to provide resources, suggestions and ideas that can help those struggling to support the recovery journey of a close relative or friend.






Saturday, January 12

Diaper Bank


Trinity Lutheran Church (Mt. Oliver) (601 Brownsville Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15210) now has a Diaper Bank, for those who qualify.  The Diaper Bank will be open on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Please use the Margaret St. entrance.


You MUST have your WIC ID, SNAP card, or proof of income to sign-up.  You will receive diapers, wipes and ointment for each qualifying child.


Diapers sizes are: Newborn to Adult.  Quantities are limited.




Sunday, January 27

PLUM Board Meeting


The quarterly PLUM Board meeting will be held at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church (601 Brownsville Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15210) on Sunday, January 27, starting at 1:30 p.m.


Future PLUM Board meetings are:

Spring:  April 28, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church (Dormont)

Summer:  July 28, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church (Duquesne)