November 2017





December 2017








Saturday, December 2

Addiction Support Group


Support your loved one’s recovery by attending the Addiction Support Group the first Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. – 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.




Christ Lutheran Church’s

125th Anniversary Celebration

is on Saturday, December 2


And yes, this is a celebration you WON’T want to miss!


A special worship service is scheduled to begin at 2 PM.  Offering collection will benefit Lutheran Disaster Response.


After worship we will gather downstairs in Rike Hall for dinner and celebration. There is no charge for the meal; however, reservations are required.  Please respond with your name and number attending to either or 412-466-7773 by November 19.


A delicious meal is being planned, from hors d’oeuvres to dessert.  In addition, we are having a Pittsburgh wedding-style cookie table.  Please let Carlene Oskin know by November 19 what type of cookie (one batch/3-4dozen) you would like to bake/donate.


Do you have a memory to share about Christ Lutheran?  Are there certain ministries or people who make/made a difference in your life? After worship on November 12 and 19, Ray George will be available to video record your story or reflection.  Think about what you would like to share that would take a few minutes.  Rather than have one or two longer speakers at our anniversary celebration, we would like to include videos of a number of people from different generations.  If you are out of town or are able to create your own short video, please feel free to send it to by November 19.  Also, we are still accepting photographs to help with the visual history of our church.  Your photographs should be given to either Amber Paule or Ray George or sent to the church office.  Please put your photos in an envelope with your name or identify the photos as yours in some way.  Please indicate approximate dates, if known.  Photographs will be returned to you once they have been scanned.  Digital photos are also encouraged and may be set to  Again, please share by November 19.


Anniversaries are those times when we not only reflect back on where we have been, but envision where we might go in the future.







Saturday, December 9

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.



Saturday, December 16

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.



January 2018






Wednesday, January 17

PLUM Vision Committee Meeting


The Vision Committee will meet on Wednesday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church (405 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, PA 15110).  Please let your congregations members know of the meeting.  This is open to anyone who would like to attend and be a voice in our future.  We would like to have representation of one to two people from each congregation.




Sunday, January 28

PLUM Board Meeting


The quarterly PLUM Board meeting will be held at Lutheran Church of Our Saviour (1570 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642) on Sunday, January 28, starting at 1:30 p.m.


Future PLUM Board meetings are:

Spring:  April 29, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church (Munhall)