The LUM New Brand team determined that that LUM needed a new look that was clear and simple, credible yet inspirational, smart, and transformational. The new colors include a bright blue with green & orange for accent colors.
The new logo meets the team’s criteria plus it cleverly combines the “L,” “U” and “M” of LUM as well as a cross into something that represents the “urban” focus of the ministry.
Finally, the new LUM tagline is
“Lafayette Urban Ministry is a faith-based, community-wide effort to tackle basic human needs and uplift the people of Greater Lafayette.”
LUM has served this community for almost 50 years. The fresh look is simply a small pivot forward as LUM prepares to “tackle basic human needs and uplift the people of Greater Lafayette” in the next 50 years.
Play the video below to see the new LUM logo in “motion.”
The LUM staff members gathered last week to celebrate Mady Lester.
Mady just graduated from the Indiana University School of Social Work earning a bachelor of social work. Since Mady started at LUM in 2018 as an intern, she has earned an associates degree, gotten married, and earned a BSW. This fall, Mady will begin work on her Master of Social Work, also from IU.
LUM is thrilled to announce that Mady will continue to be a LUM teacher this summer with the 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program. LUM is fortunate to have someone with Mady’s experience, education and passion working with the students in the LUM Youth Programs. Please join us in congratulating her on her achievements and thanking her for her service to the children in our community through her work with LUM.
The high school youth group at Covenant Church, West Lafayette, recently volunteered with the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program. They are scheduled to volunteer with the LUM students each Monday afternoon plus a few extra days in June. To view more PHOTOS, click HERE.
LUM is very thankful for the help from these hard-working high school students from Covenant Church. Their commitment to getting involved in making this a better community for everyone is heartwarming and commendable.
Volunteer opportunities with LUM Youth Programs this summer range from assisting students one-on-one any weekday to serving as a counselor at LUM Camp. Be an important person in the lives of children through the LUM Summer of Service. All they need is a willing heart and a helping hand. Below are two exciting opportunities to serve with local children.
LUM Campis a weeklong overnight camp for boys and girls, ages 8, 9, and 10, from families served by Lafayette Urban Ministry. Scores of local children will jump on a bus and head to Hanging Rock Camp from July 27 to 30. LUM Camp includes nature hikes, arts and crafts, boating, swimming, morning chapel, wall-climbing, zip-lining, delicious meals, and caring staff and counselors.
LUM Camp—Counselors Volunteers are needed from 11 a.m. on Monday, July 26 to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 30. With two other staff, volunteers oversee a small group of children during a four-day, overnight camp and support them with all camp activities. Training is provided. More.
5th Quarter Summer Learning Program (summer child care) welcomes students all summer-long, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The program includes math challenges, regular reading, experiential science labs, meals & snacks as well as recreation and fun. When the school year begins in the Fall, our students will be better prepared academically.
Child Care—Teacher’s Aides Volunteers are needed each weekday (Monday-Friday) from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. to help children with math, reading, arts & crafts and recreation; prepare and serve snack and lunch; and supervise study trips. Training is provided. More.
Summer break is an exhilarating and liberating time of year. For some of the children, summer also means a lack of intellectual stimulation, little adventure, and inadequate nutrition. It is important to LUM to offer more learning, adventure, and nutritious food to children whose families lack the resources to make these happen.
Invest in local children with a donation to the LUM Youth Programs. Send children toLUM Camp for $200 per camper;or make a donation to 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program, which will provide a study trip, an art class, a science lab or a visit to a local pool or park. To learn more, please read the articles below or click HERE.
As LUM celebrates 49 years of ministry to the Greater Lafayette community, the leadership is ready to “Launch” a new look, a new logo and a new brand.
At the LUM Logo Launch, Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, will honor the enduring legacy of Lafayette Urban Ministry. In preparation for the 50th anniversary of LUM, the new logo signifies a new era with the unwavering commitment to offer help and hope to our neighbors in need. Please join us for this historic event and renew your commitment to serving the Greater Lafayette community with LUM. RSVP by emailing your name and the number in your party to lum@LUMserve.org.
The members of the Tippe Town & Country 4-H Club recently collected needed items for the guests in the LUM Emergency Shelter. In addition to much need items (toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, deodorant, facial tissues, shampoo, comb, body wash, disposable razor, lip balm & socks), each packet included a handwritten note of love and encouragement.
Greg Willoughby delivered a truckload of items to LUM with his daughter and 10-year 4-H member, Sarah Willoughby. Thank you to Greg and all of the members of Tippe Town & Country 4-H Club for this thoughtful gift.
If you, your company or organization would like to collect items for LUM, please check out our list of “needed item.” Items are listed by “need” and also by program. Some of the Hot Needs are as follows:
You may either ship or drop off items to the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901). Cash donations are excellent because they allow LUM to purchase what is needed, when it’s needed. Donations of “needed items” are also welcome and appreciated. To view the LUM Wish List, click HERE.
Volunteering with LUM gives you the chance to have an immediate positive impact on individuals, children & families in your community, allowing you to see the fruits of your labor.
Civic engagement has benefits for you too. Volunteers often share that the experience expands their knowledge and understanding of others, gives them a sense of purpose, makes them happier, boosts their self-esteem, teaches them a new skill, fires up their brain, and allows them to meet new people and build a community network.
So, follow your passion, find something that excites you, convince a friend or two to join you and make this your “LUM Summer of Service.”
Serving at LUM ranges from assisting a client one-on-one to preparing a meal. There are opportunities that fit every schedule, from regular long-term commitments to one time jobs, and weekday, weekend, afternoon or overnight. Some require training, but most just a willing heart and a helping hand. Below is a list of several exciting opportunities to serve at LUM starting this month.
LUM Camp—Counselors Needed from 11 a.m. on Monday, July 26 to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 30. With two other staff, oversee a group of ten children during a four-day, overnight camp. Support each child with structured activities. Training is provided. More.
Shelter—Overnight Volunteers Needed each evening from 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. or 8 p.m. – midnight. Check-in guests, serve meals and distribute bedding & shower items. Training is provided. More.
Shelter—Provide Meals A simple meal for 44 shelter guests is needed each evening at 8 p.m. Planning and preparing a meal is a great activity for groups. You may stay and serve the meal or drop it off in advance. More.
Child Care—Teacher’s Aides Needed each weekday from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Help children with math, reading, arts & crafts and recreation; prepare and serve snack and lunch, and supervise study trips. Training provided. More.
Food Pantries Needed Thursdays & Fridays from 7 a.m. – noon. Check-in clients, enter data, pick up food, assist clients in shopping & organize pantry. More.
Afternoon Receptionist Needed each weekday afternoon from noon to 4:30 p.m. It’s a recurring, daytime service opportunity, typically one afternoon every two weeks. Greet guests, answer phones & complete general clerical duties. Training provided. More.