Special Announcements

 

 

Blessed Bundles is the 2020 "Designated Outreach" for the SWPA synod Women of the ELCA (WELCA)

New Horizon Counseling Center services are now available at PLUM churches

 

 

 

Online Worship Service via Zoom on Sunday, September 27 at 3:00 p.m.

 

Click HERE for a printable version of the Sunday, September 27 Bulletin

 

 

 

Monday, September 28

PLUM Board Meeting

 

The monthly PLUM Board meeting will be held on Monday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.

 

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

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 29

PLUM Summer Discussion Series - Scripture Study

 

On Sept. 15 and 17, PLUM began a 10-week fall series of study, ending with the start of Advent.  There will be two different sessions each week: Tuesdays (at 1:00 pm) and Thursdays (at 7:00 pm).  All are invited to one or both sessions.

 

The Tuesday class will focus on Scripture Study, as requested by some members.  Ten passages of Scripture, from 8 different books of the Bible, will be read and discussed.  This will not be an academic class.  Emphasis will be on discussion.  It is expected that the discussion will lead us to applying Scripture to current issues of our day.

 

The Thursday Evening class will focus on a book entitled, The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby, a graduate of Notre Dame and the Reformed Theological Seminary.  The book is available on Amazon and in the form of a series of videos (that correlate with the chapters in the book) on Prime Video.  This is a serious look at Racism and, in particular, the Church’s participation in the development of Racism and its potential role to overcome it.  Key words in this book are Awareness, Relationships and Commitments (A.R.C.).

 

Most sessions will be led by the Pastoral Team.  Come, enjoy the company of PLUM, learn, and pray together.

 

Tuesdays:  “Healing: A Scriptural Exploration”

          September 15 - Joshua 3:1-6, 14-18

          September 22 - Judges 4:1-10, 17-22

          September 29 - Jeremiah 1:4-10

          October 6 - John 4:7-15, 39-41

          October 13 - John 9:24-34

          October 20 - Matthew 15:21-28

          October 27 - Acts 19:28-41

          November 3 - Philemon 8-27

          November 10 - 1 Corinthians 11:17-22, 27-34

 November 17 -  Colossians 3:1-17

 November 25 -  James 1:19-23

 

 

Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom.

 The call in line for these discussions is:

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

Zoom by phone: (646) 876 9923

Meeting ID: 401 596 541

 

To participate in the Discussion, go to our Zoom page

  

 

 

Thursday, October 1

PLUM Summer Discussion Series - "The Color of Compromise"

 

On Sept. 15 and 17, PLUM began a 10-week fall series of study, ending with the start of Advent.  There will be two different sessions each week: Tuesdays (at 1:00 pm) and Thursdays (at 7:00 pm).  All are invited to one or both sessions.

 

The Tuesday class will focus on Scripture Study, as requested by some members.  Ten passages of Scripture, from 8 different books of the Bible, will be read and discussed.  This will not be an academic class.  Emphasis will be on discussion.  It is expected that the discussion will lead us to applying Scripture to current issues of our day.

 

The Thursday Evening class will focus on a book entitled, The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby, a graduate of Notre Dame and the Reformed Theological Seminary.  The book is available on Amazon and in the form of a series of videos (that correlate with the chapters in the book) on Prime Video.  This is a serious look at Racism and, in particular, the Church’s participation in the development of Racism and its potential role to overcome it.  Key words in this book are Awareness, Relationships and Commitments (A.R.C.).

 

Most sessions will be led by the Pastoral Team.  Come, enjoy the company of PLUM, learn, and pray together.

 

Thursdays:  “The Color of Compromise” by Jemar Tisby – Discussion

 

Sept 17, 2020     The Fierce Urgency of Now   Chapter 11, pp 192-197,   Video  Episode 11

 

Sept 24, 2020     Color of Compromise – Chapter 1:   Video Episode 1

 

Oct 1, 2020         Making Race in the Colonial Era

Chapter 2  Video Episode 2

 

                             Understanding Liberty in the Age of Revolution and Revival

Chapter 3  Video Episode 3

 

Oct 08, 2020       Institutionalizing Race in the Antebellum Era

Chapter 4  Video Episode 4

 

Oct 15, 2020       Defending Slavery at the Onset of the Civil War

Chapter 5   Video Episode 5

 

Oct 22, 2020       Reconstructing White Supremacy in the Jim Crow Era

Chapter 6   Video Episode 6

 

                   Remembering the Complicity in the North

Chapter 7   Video Episode 7

 

Oct 29, 2020      Compromising with Racism During the Civil Rights Movement

Chapter 8  Video Episode 8

 

Nov 5, 2020        Organizing the Religious Right at the End of the Twentieth

Century  Chapter 9  Video Episode 9

 

Nov 12, 2020      Reconsidering Racial Reconciliation in the Age of Black Lives Matter

                             Chapter 10  Video Episode 10

 

Nov 19, 2020      The Fierce Urgency of Now   Chapter 11 (Continued)  Video Episode 11

 

Be Strong and Courageous   Chapter Conclusion   Video Episode 12

 

 

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.

 The call in line for these discussions is:

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

Zoom by phone: (646) 876 9923

Meeting ID: 401 596 541

 

To participate in the Discussion, go to our Zoom page

 

 

Click HERE for a printable Taizé Prayer Service Bulletin

 

At Home

Taizé Prayer Service

Friday, October 2, 2020, 7:00 pm

 

 

During this time of the Coronavirus and Social Distancing,

Prayer is a source of Comfort.

 

Please join us in Taizé Prayer from the safety of your homes.

 

 

To participate in the Taizé Prayer service, go to our Zoom page

 

Call Pastor Sue (412-496-4889) or Pastor Brenda (412-390-8005) if you have questions or concerns.

 

What is Taizé?

 

Taizé is the style of Christian worship practiced by the ecumenical Taizé community in France, characterized by the repetitive singing of simple harmonized tunes, interspersed with readings, prayers, and periods of silence.

 

One of our congregations, Hope Lutheran Church in Forest Hills, has a long tradition of offering this meaningful, contemplative type of worship service monthly. Also, in the past PLUM has had a Taizé joint worship service.

 

Whether you are someone who is new to Taizé, or someone who already appreciates this beautiful way to connect to God, community and self, please consider joining us. All are welcome!

 

Click HERE for a printable Taizé Prayer Service Bulletin

 

 

 

Saturday, October 3

Addiction Support Group - via online "Zoom" meeting

The “Zoom” (internet video conferencing) meeting for the upcoming Support Group meeting is on Saturday, September 5, 2020 @ 10 AM.

For a COMPUTER:  If you do NOT have the Zoom program on your computer, then click this link to Download and install Zoom desktop program (Windows or Mac).  After the file has downloaded, go to where the file was downloaded to (probably in your “Downloads” folder) and click on the “ZoomInstaller.exe” file to start the installation process.

For a "SMART" CELL PHONE:  If you do NOT have the Zoom app installed on your cell phone, then go to Google Play (for Android phones) or to the Apple Store (for Apple phones).  Search for the "Zoom" app.  Download and install the file.

AFTER you have installed the program or app: 

To join this Zoom meeting (with a computer, laptop or “smart” cell phone), click: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75815818682?pwd=bWRqeC83MnB4NHkzNGI0cEtFaEoxZz09  

The Zoom “Meeting ID” is 758 1581 8682

Password: 2WGH52

Please call my cell (412) 853-3189 if you experience any technical difficulties.

Kathleen

 

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

 

Interested participants are encouraged to reach out to the group facilitator by email (kdhays2010@gmail.com) or by text to (412) 853-3189.  For more information and regular updates, go to the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/596414461122363

 

 

IN THE CASE OF EXPERIENCING A MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY

If you are having a mental health emergency and feeling unsafe, you need to immediately call 9-1-1 or the ReSolve Crisis Network at 1-888-796-8226 (where a counselor can assist you 24/7) as your first contact.  Sending an email or calling me does not guarantee that I will be able to respond immediately, even in the event of a crisis. If you do not receive a response from me within a few minutes, you need to call ReSolve.******

 

 

Saturday, October 17

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.

 

 

Click HERE to open a PRINTABLE copy of the flyer

 

 

Click HERE to open a PRINTABLE copy of the flyer