August 2019



Saturday, August 24

Annual PLUM Picnic


The annual PLUM Outdoor Worship Service and PLUM Picnic will be held on Saturday, August 24 at Resurrection Lutheran Church (7600 Steubenville Pike, Oakdale, PA 15071).





Sunday, August 25

Blessing of the Backpacks  


St. Paul's Lutheran Church (210 North Jefferson Avenue, Canonsburg, PA 15317) will hold a Blessing of the Backpacks on Sunday, August 25.  Students of all ages of the congregation are asked to bring their filled backpacks to church, to be blessed before they begin school, the next day.  Following the Worship Service, St. Paul's plans to have a luncheon to welcome Vicar Mandy to PLUM and in honor of the students, as they begin their new school year.



September 2019




Saturday, September 7

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.


Interested participants are encouraged to reach out to the group facilitator by email ( or by text to (412) 853-3189.




Click HERE to download the Rise Against Hunger Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet







Saturday, September 14

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, September 15

PLUM Joint Healing Service


Trinity Lutheran Church (Mt. Oliver) (601 Brownsville Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15210) will host the annual PLUM Joint Healing Service on Sunday, September 15 at 3:00 p.m.





Friday, September 20

Blood Drive


Zion Lutheran Church (Coraopolis) (1305 State Ave., Coraopolis, PA 15108) will hold a Blood Drive in their Fellowship Hall on Friday, September 20 from 1:30 - 6:00 p.m.




Saturday, September 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.



October 2019




Sunday, October 6

PLUM Board Meeting


The quarterly PLUM Board meeting will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Canonsburg) (210 North Jefferson Ave., Canonsburg, PA 15317) on Sunday, October 6, starting at 1:30 p.m.


Future PLUM Board meetings are:

Winter:  January 26, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church (Oakdale)

Spring:  April 26, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at Lutheran Church of Our Saviour (N. Huntingdon)