A Special LUM Celebration Just for YOU!

LUM 50th Anniversary Celebration – April 8


Greetings, LUM Friends –

Everyone at LUM would be delighted to have you join us for the LUM 50th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at the Long Center, Lafayette, IN. Lafayette Urban Ministry has been an important part of this community for 50 years because it is a social safety net that keeps so many people housed, helped, and hopeful. I am most proud every time I hear a success story of how LUM is changing lives. I love the success stories of LUM clients — people being uplifted out of poverty. I also love the success stories of LUM donors and volunteers — people, like YOU, who find the riches and joy of serving others with love in their hearts.

Ultimately, though it might sound cliché it is nonetheless true, my hope for the future of LUM is in God. Knowing that the God of love is with us as we walk through life’s peaks and valleys — this is what gives me courage as we head into the next 50 years. I am also heartened by the reality that LUM is a diverse and growing family, and this family is united in tackling basic human needs and uplifting the people of Greater Lafayette. You have been important in the first 50 years of LUM. Thank you.

Please join us at the LUM 50th Anniversary Celebration on April 8!

Wes Tillett
Executive Director

P.S. All proceeds from this event will benefit the LUM Good Samaritan Fund, offering financial assistance for rent, utilities, and medication.


Join us for the LUM 50th Anniversary Celebration and help us honor the legacy of Lafayette Urban Ministry. The event will be a lighthearted evening with uplifting stories, live entertainment, refreshments & good company — with a few surprises. Because you have been a part of the success and endurance of LUM, we would love to see you there. The celebration begins at 7 p.m., but be sure to show up at 6 p.m. for the social hour with refreshments. Here are the details:

  • LUM 50th Anniversary Celebration
  • DATEFriday, April 8
  • TIMES7 p.m. celebration begins; 6 p.m. social hour
  • LOCATION: Mars Theatre at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N 6th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
  • RESERVATION$50 per person; $500 for row of ten; limited seating

The event will kick off a yearlong celebration of the LUM legacy and the planning for the next half century of serving our neighbors in need. The program will be hosted by LUM executive director, Wes Tillett, and will include special video presentations, remarks from LUM executive director emeriti the Rev. Jud Dolphin and Joe Micon, and live entertainment. The entertainment will feature a duet by Onyx Uzomah & Derrick Williams-Bacon, an ensemble featuring Linda Hicks & Briton Weise, the LUM Children Chorus featuring LUM students, and the LUM Ecumenical Choir directed by Eileen Weiss and featuring singers from several local churches.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event go to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund. The LUM Good Samaritan Fund provides local individuals, families and children with a financial safety net when in crisis. In 2021, the Good Samaritan Fund helped 1,309 families; provided financial assistance in averting eviction, utility disconnects and other crises 2,018 times; and distributed $196,198. Please support the Good Samaritan Fund by attending the LUM 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Make your reservation today — go to LUMserve.org/50th-anniversary and take care of everything online — or call us at 765-423-2691 — or stop by the LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901. Don’t miss the event of the season – and join us in celebrating LUM and your partnership with LUM yesterday, today and in the future.

More ways to get involved with the LUM 50th Anniversary:

For more information, please go to LUMserve.org/50th-anniversary or call or email LUM (765-423-2691 | lum@LUMserve.org

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