August 2017




Monday, August 21

Church Council meeting


Our next Church Council meeting is scheduled to be held on Monday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m.  All Council members should plan on attending the meeting.





Thursday, August 24

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 Thursday, August 24 at 7:00 p.m.




Sunday, August 27

Diversity Dinner


East Liberty Lutheran Church (5707 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206)  is hosting a Diversity Dinner on Sunday, August 27 at 1:30 pm.   We live in a diverse community; let’s get to know more of our neighbors!  Bring a guest who is different than you are (however you define that!).  We will have some activities to encourage people to interact with each other.  And, we will share a meal together.  There is no cost for guests, but members are asked to bring a dish to share.  RSVP to Susan Smith 412-298-7589 or




Sunday, August 27

Finance Committee meeting


There will be a PLUM Finance Committee meeting at East Liberty Lutheran Church (5707 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206) on Sunday, August 27 at 4:00 p.m.   All PLUM church Finance committee members should attend the meeting.




Tuesday, August 29

"This is My Church" Dinner


We will have a "This is My Church" Dinner on Tuesday, August 29 at 6:30 p.m.  We will discuss our church...the problems we've had - and our progress toward fixing them, our goals and our future.  The pastors will provide the food. 



September 2017




Saturday, September 2

Community Flea Market


The first monthly Community Flea Market at East Liberty Lutheran Church (5707 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206) will be held Saturday, September 2 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, September 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.




Saturday, September 9

Sisters in Diversity


East Liberty Lutheran Church (5707 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206) is hosting a Sisters in Diversity event.  This is for women, mostly from Lutheran and A.M.E. Churches.  It will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  The program includes registration and introductions, Spiritual Gifts Study, Sacred Conversation, Brunch/Tea and Talk, Sacred Conversations and Closing.  For more information, contact Susan Smith 412-298-7589 or





Saturday, September 9

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, September 16

Spaghetti Dinner


Trinity Lutheran Church (Mt. Oliver) (601 Brownsville Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15210) will hold a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, September 16 Doors open at 2:00 p.m.  Last Serving at 5:45 p.m.  Adult tickets: $8.00, Children 5 – 12: $4.50.  Raffle Baskets (Do not need to be present to win) and costume jewelry table.  Eat In or Take out.





Sunday, September 17

PLUM Joint Healing Service


Join us for this annual Healing Service at Trinity Lutheran Church (Mt. Oliver) (601 Brownsville Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15210) on Sunday, September 17 at 4:00 p.m.  The service will offer a Litany for the Healing of the Nations, Holy Communion and Anointing for Healing.  All PLUM congregations are invited.  Please plan to attend - and bring a friend!  Please let the people in your congregation know if you can provide rides or if you will need a ride.



October 2017




Sunday, October 1

PLUM Board Meeting


The quarterly PLUM Board meeting will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church (4300 Main St., Munhall, PA 15120) 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


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.