Special Announcements



Blessed Bundles is the 2020 "Designated Outreach" for the SWPA synod Women of the ELCA (WELCA)

New Horizon Counseling Center services are now available at PLUM churches



Click HERE for a printable Taizé Prayer Service Bulletin


At Home

Taizé Prayer Service

Friday, June 5, 2020, 7:00 pm



During this time of the Coronavirus and Social Distancing,

Prayer is a source of Comfort.


Please join us in Taizé Prayer from the safety of your homes.



To participate in the Taizé Prayer service, go to our Zoom page


Call Pastor Sue (412-496-4889) or Pastor Brenda (412-390-8005) if you have questions or concerns.


What is Taizé?


Taizé is the style of Christian worship practiced by the ecumenical Taizé community in France, characterized by the repetitive singing of simple harmonized tunes, interspersed with readings, prayers, and periods of silence.


One of our congregations, Hope Lutheran Church in Forest Hills, has a long tradition of offering this meaningful, contemplative type of worship service monthly. Also, in the past PLUM has had a Taizé joint worship service.


Whether you are someone who is new to Taizé, or someone who already appreciates this beautiful way to connect to God, community and self, please consider joining us. All are welcome!


Click HERE for a printable Taizé Prayer Service Bulletin




Saturday, June 6

Addiction Support Group - via online "Zoom" meeting

The “Zoom” (internet video conferencing) meeting for the upcoming Support Group meeting is on Saturday, June 6, 2020 @ 10 AM.

For a COMPUTER:  If you do NOT have the Zoom program on your computer, then click this link to Download and install Zoom desktop program (Windows or Mac).  After the file has downloaded, go to where the file was downloaded to (probably in your “Downloads” folder) and click on the “ZoomInstaller.exe” file to start the installation process.

For a "SMART" CELL PHONE:  If you do NOT have the Zoom app installed on your cell phone, then go to Google Play (for Android phones) or to the Apple Store (for Apple phones).  Search for the "Zoom" app.  Download and install the file.

AFTER you have installed the program or app: 

To join this Zoom meeting (with a computer, laptop or “smart” cell phone), click: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75815818682?pwd=bWRqeC83MnB4NHkzNGI0cEtFaEoxZz09  

The Zoom “Meeting ID” is 758 1581 8682

Password: 2WGH52

Please call my cell (412) 853-3189 if you experience any technical difficulties.



Support your loved one’s recovery by attending the Addiction Support Group the first Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. – Noon via Zoom. 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.  For more information and regular updates, go to the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/596414461122363




If you are having a mental health emergency and feeling unsafe, you need to immediately call 9-1-1 or the ReSolve Crisis Network at 1-888-796-8226 (where a counselor can assist you 24/7) as your first contact.  Sending an email or calling me does not guarantee that I will be able to respond immediately, even in the event of a crisis. If you do not receive a response from me within a few minutes, you need to call ReSolve.******







Saturday, June 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.


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



Saturday, June 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.




Monday, June 29

PLUM Board Meeting


The quarterly PLUM Board meeting will be held on Monday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.


Join using Zoom the same way that you have for Worship or Bible Study this past week:

Zoom online: https://zoom.us/j/401596541

     Zoom by phone:  Call (646) 876-9923.  When prompted, enter the Meeting ID: 401 596 541


Future PLUM Board meetings are:

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)

Winter:  January 31, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at Messiah (Munhall)