September 2018







Saturday, September 29

PLUM Vision Committee


The PLUM Vision Committee will piggy-back the Synod's Stewardship Event on Saturday, September 29 from 10:00-3:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (4503 Old William Penn Hwy, Monroeville 15146) The PLUM Vision Committee members are encouraged to attend the Stewardship Event and to stay on afterward for a Vision Committee meeting.  PLUM has allows been supportive of these Stewardship Events in the past and we have found them to be very useful.  There will be break-out meetings at this workshop which could be useful to us and we could certainly look the possibility of meeting as Vision Committee after 3:00 p.m.



October 2018




Saturday, October 6

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, October 6

Craft & Soup Festival


VENDORS NEEDED!  Resurrection Lutheran Church (7600 Steubenville Pike, Oakdale, 15071) is hosting a Craft & Soup Festival from 10 am – 2 pm (set up at 8:30 am).  $20 per space plus 1 item to enter for raffle (bring your own table, to reserve your space send check in advance).  Craft Sale, Homemade soups for sale, Raffles, Hot dogs, funnel cakes.  Also taking orders for Chestnut Hill Candles at $10 each.  Text or call Peg at 724-242-3065 or email




Sunday, October 7

PLUM Board Meeting


The quarterly PLUM Board meeting will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church (210 North Jefferson Ave., Canonsburg, PA 15317) on Sunday, October 7, starting at 1:30 p.m.


Future PLUM Board meetings are:

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


Saturday, October 13

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.






Thursday, October 18

Daytrippers of St. Andrew trip to Flight 93 Memorial (Shanksville, PA)


A group of St. Andrew parishioners from St. Andrew are taking a day trip to view the newly finished Flight 93 Memorial (6424 Lincoln Highway 30, Stoystown, PA 15563).  Any one from any of the PLUM Congregations is welcome to join us.



11:00 AM: Leave St. Andrew (you may either pack a lunch or we can stop at a drive thru, on the way)

1:00 PM: Approximate arrival time at the Flight 93 Memorial

4:00 PM- 5:00PM: Dinner at the Coal Miners Cafe (Approximate time based on how long we want to tour

    the Flight 93 Memorial)

Cost – The Flight 93 Memorial visit is free to the public.

Cost of dinner is on your own.

We will collect money to cover the cost of gas for those who drive.

For more information: Call Martha Beamer at 412-848-3398.



Saturday, October 20

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, October 21

Trunk or Treat

Bethany Lutheran Church (Bethel Park) (5303 Madison Ave., Bethel Park, PA 15102) will hold their annual Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 21 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Bring your car, treats, costumes, friends and neighbors.  We will have a Howling Good time!


Young and old alike are invited to come have a hauntingly good time at this fun fall event!

KIDS ~ Wear your costumes and bring your plastic pumpkins, trick-or-treat bags or pillow cases to gather candy and treats from our hosts as you parade through and around our church!

HOSTS ~ Please arrive at the church between 5:30 and 5:45 to setup and be ready for the trunk-or-treaters who will visit beginning at 6:00 PM.  Decorated areas and costumes are not required, but add to the fun!  We recommend planning for at least 100 kids.

If you are interested in hosting a "trunk", it's not too late to sign up.  Also, if you can not make it but would like to donate a treat to pass out, that is also more than welcome.  Contact Rich Dowell or sign up in the narthex on the bulletin board to the far right.

This event is open to the community! Invite your family and friends!

Groups that want to participate are welcome as well.




Saturday, October 27

Veterans Brunch


Trinity Lutheran Church (Mt. Oliver) (601 Brownsville Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15210) will be hosting a Brunch for veterans and their families on Saturday, October 27 from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 


Please RSVP by Saturday, October 20 to 412-381-9215 or at



November 2018




Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10

Country Christmas Bazaar


St. Andrew Lutheran Church (218 Alter St, East Carnegie, PA 15106) will be holding their Country Christmas Bazaar on November 9 & 10 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  They will have a Soup Cafe (eat in or take out), crafts, jewelry, pierogies, bake sale, basket auction and flea market.