BELLS RANG this past Saturday (December 12) from churches across the county in celebration of the 40th annual Lafayette Urban Ministry Jubilee Christmas program. Thirty churches and numerous individuals, businesses and clubs provided gifts of new toys, books, food, and clothing, to parents from 525 local households impacting 1,499 local children.
Jubilee Christmas is designed to let mom and dad be the heroes, rather than providing gifts directly to the children or having volunteers deliver toys to the home. Jubilee Christmas strengthens families by supporting the important role of parents at Christmas time.
On Jubilee Christmas Saturday, each family received toys, clothing and stocking stuffers for their children plus a food card, gift wrap, homemade Christmas cookies and a restaurant gift card. A program of this size is a real benefit to our local retail economy. Gifts and food for Jubilee Christmas are purchased locally, and gift cards are redeemed locally. As a result of this program, LUM will see fewer requests for emergency rent and utility assistance in January and February.
If you participated or made a donation this year, THANK YOU! And, Merry Christmas!
VERY SPECIAL THANKS to all of our Host-Sites who, during a pandemic, hosted all of our families, and whose members donated an incredible number of toys, clothes, cookies, blankets, food cards and more. Jubilee Christmas could not happen without their support over the past 40 years.
- Bethany Presbyterian Church
- Central Presbyterian Church
- Chapel of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Campus Ministry
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Christ United Methodist Church
- Church of the Blessed Sacrament
- Congress Street United Methodist Church
- Dayton Memorial Presbyterian Church
- Elston Presbyterian Church
- Faith Presbyterian Church
- Federated Church
- First Baptist Lafayette
- First Christian Church
- First United Methodist Church
- Grace United Methodist Church
- Heartland Community Church
- Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
- Immanuel United Church of Christ
- Lafayette Christian Reformed Church
- Lafayette Church of the Brethren
- Lafayette Friends Meeting
- Our Saviour Lutheran Church
- Riverside Covenant Church
- St. Andrew United Methodist Church
- St. John’s Episcopal Church
- St. Lawrence Catholic Church
- Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception
- St. Thomas Aquinas Center
- Trinity United Methodist Church
- Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County