October 2019




Tuesday, October 22 thru Saturday, October 26

WPO Flea Market  


Trinity Lutheran Church (Mt. Oliver) (601 Brownsville Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15210) will host the WPO Flea Market beginning Tuesday, October 22 from 10 AM until 2 PM (Tuesday-Friday) and 9 AM until 2 PM on Saturday.




Saturday, October 26 (and November 2)

Handbell Choir Practice


The PLUM Combined Handbell Choir is gearing up for another performance!  We are once again reaching out to all PLUM churches to see if there are any PLUM members who would like to join our combined PLUM Handbell Choir.  The Bell Choir plans to be a part of the future Ordination Service of Brenda Henry.  We hope that, God willing, this service will take place on Sunday, November 3, 2019.


We are really looking forward to being a part of Brenda’s big day.  In preparation, the Handbell Choir will meet for practices on the following Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. (October 19, October 26, and November 2).  Practices will take place in the Sanctuary of Bethany Lutheran Church (Dormont) (3104 West Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15216).


If you would like to be a part of our joint choir, please contact Karen in the Church office at Bethany (412-531-9363 or bethany-dormont@verizon.net).  We would love to have you join us in this musical endeavor.  We look forward to hearing from you!




Thursday, October 31

Community Trick or Treat


St. Andrew Lutheran Church (East Carnegie) (218 Alter St., East Carnegie, PA 15106) will hold their 4th annual Community Trick or Treat on Thursday, October 31 from 5 - 7 p.m.  We will be giving out hot dogs, drinks and Treat Bags to the "Trick-or-Treat"-ers who stop by the church.




Thursday, October 31

Halloween Trick or Treat  


Trinity Lutheran Church (Mt. Oliver) (601 Brownsville Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15210) will be handing out treats in the parking lot from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.  They will share a tent with Vocelli’s Pizza.



November 2020




Saturday, November 2

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 (kdhays2010@gmail.com) or by text to (412) 853-3189.




Click HERE to see a printable version of the invitation




Saturday, November 9

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.


 - For information about the Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank, go to www.wpadiaperbank.org




Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16

Christmas Bazaar and Soup Café


St. Andrew Lutheran Church (East Carnegie) (218 Alter St., East Carnegie, PA 15106) will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar on Friday, November 15 and on Saturday, November 16 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  They will be serving a wonderful lunch of homemade soups and chili, along with delicious baked goods for desserts.  There will be an array of handmade gifts and decorations, raffles and more!  Come and enjoy!




Saturday, November 16

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.




Saturday, November 23

Vendor Show


Bethany Lutheran Church (Dormont) (3104 West Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15216) will hold a Vendor Show on Saturday, November 23 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.




Thursday, November 28

FREE Thanksgiving Dinner


Bethany Ev. Lutheran Church (3104 West Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh 15216 - Dormont) will hold its annual FREE Thanksgiving Dinner for the community.


For over the past quarter century, the congregation of Bethany, along with support from other local churches, has been blessed to be able to provide a FREE Thanksgiving Dinner as a community service on Thanksgiving Day.  Dinner will be served from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.


Some who attend are homeless, some are struggling financially and some have no close family with whom to spend the holiday. For folks who are shut-in or otherwise homebound, delivery service is provided.  Everyone is welcomed and each is treated to good fellowship and a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, stuffing, mashed and sweet potatoes, vegetable, rolls, pumpkin and fruit pies, and coffee and tea.


They will need donations of cooked turkeys and turkey breasts (in their juices), stuffed or unstuffed (your choice), stuffing mix, mashed potatoes, candied yams/sweet potatoes and pies.  Thanks to all who donate food and to the folks who volunteer to help set-up, cook, serve, deliver meals, and clean-up. If you can donate, or if you are interested in helping, please contact the church office.




January 2020




Sunday, January 26

PLUM Board Meeting


The quarterly PLUM Board meeting will be held at Resurrection Lutheran Church (Oakdale) (7600 Steubenville Pike, Oakdale, PA 15071) on Sunday, January 26.


Future PLUM Board meetings are:

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

Summer:  July 26, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church (Duquesne)

Autumn:  October 4, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church (Mt. Oliver)