July 2018






The PLUM Vision Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 18 at 7:00 p.m. at East Liberty Lutheran Church (5707 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206). (There is a community dinner and Bible study at 6 p.m. if you want to come a bit earlier!)


"In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men [and women] will see visions, your old men [and women] will dream dreams.” Acts 2:17

PLUM has a Vision Committee to imagine PLUM’s future in broad stroke with an eye on concrete, practical actions to move us into the future we are creating.


We would like you to become involved! 


Changes in pastoral leadership mean that PLUM faces a major period of transition.  You can help define and shape what is coming: How do we enable and support each congregation to pursue its mission while at the same time be an integral part of PLUM?


Dream about what you think PLUM should be.  Envision your congregation with its specific call from God.  Help us imagine our future and work to bring it into reality.


Your sister in Christ,

Susan Smith

PLUM Board President



Saturday, July 21

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, July 22

Annual PLUM Picnic


The annual PLUM Outdoor Worship Service and PLUM Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 22 at West Mifflin Park (525 Bettis Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122) in Pavilion #1. 


Here are the Directions to West Mifflin Park.


·        The ground is fairly level from the parking lot to the pavilion - and is handicap accessible.

·        There is a restroom nearby.

·        There are picnic tables in the pavilion. Feel free to bring lawn chairs.

·        Three churches, LCOS, MLC, and CLC will join together for worship at the pavilion (11:30 a.m.), in place of their regular Sunday morning worship services. Please note that LCOS also will have an 11:15 a.m. worship service at the church.

·        Other PLUM congregations will join for lunch (at approximately 1:00 p.m.) and fellowship/activities/joint worship.






Sunday, July 29

PLUM Board Meeting


The quarterly PLUM Board meeting will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church (Bethel Park) (5303 Madison Ave., Bethel Park, PA 15102) on Sunday, July 29, starting at 1:30 p.m.


Future PLUM Board meetings are:

Autumn:  October 7, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Canonsburg)

Winter:  January 27, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church (Mt. Oliver)


August 2018




Saturday, August 4

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.





Saturday, August 11

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.





September 2018