September 2017





Wednesday, September 27

PLUM Vision Committee meeting


The next PLUM Vision Committee meeting will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church (Mt. Oliver) (601 Brownsville Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15210) on Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m.



October 2017




Sunday, October 1

PLUM Board Meeting


The quarterly PLUM Board meeting will be held at Christ Lutheran Church (405 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, PA 15110) on Sunday, October 1, starting at 1:30 p.m.


Future PLUM Board meetings are:

Winter:  January January 28, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at Lutheran Church of Our Saviour (North Huntingdon)

Spring:  To Be Determined



Saturday, October 7

Community Flea Market


The first monthly Community Flea Market at East Liberty Lutheran Church (5707 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206) will be held Saturday, October 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  There is always a good assortment of ‘fleas’ and food!  The ELLC Flea Markets are held on the first Saturday of each month from May thru October.




Saturday, October 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.



Saturday, October 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, October 15

Trunk or Treat


Bethany Lutheran Church (Bethel Park) (5303 Madison Ave., Bethel Park, PA 15102) will host a Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 15 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. for all churches of PLUM.  If you are coming, please RSVP to Buzz Handshue at or on the Bethany Facebook Event link.


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 parking lot between 5:30 and 5:45 to setup and be ready for the Trunk-or-Treaters who will visit, beginning at 6:00 PM. Someone will be there to direct you where to park and help you choose a spot. 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 Buzz Handshue.

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

Groups that want to participate are welcome as well.




Saturday, October 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, October 29

PLUM Joint Reformation Sunday


Bethany Lutheran Church (Bethel Park) (5303 Madison Ave., Bethel Park, PA 15102) will host the annual PLUM Joint Reformation Day service on Sunday, October 29 at 3:00 p.m. for all churches of PLUM and neighboring churches.


There is a good chance that we will again have a combined Reformation Choir!  Any PLUM church vocalists (and also your vocalist friends, vocalist neighbors and vocalists from other churches or groups, who want to sing) are invited to join this Reformation Choir.  We will post more information when it becomes available.