Category Archives: St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry

Last Call – LUM Camp Counselors Needed


Male Counselors Needed for LUM Camp


Would you, or someone you know, make a good (male) LUM Camp Counselor?


Sixty volunteer camp counselors & activity leaders are needed for LUM Camp 2017 (July 31-August 4) at Hanging Rock Camp. Our camp is a week-long, overnight camp program for low-income children from 8 to 10 years old — and our boy campers need adult, male role models. Committed volunteer camp counselors are at the heart of a successful LUM Camp and play an important role with our LUM campers. For additional information, click HERE.

Volunteer LUM Camp counselors must be…

  • 18 years old
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Attend training on Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m.
  • Be able to spend the entire week of camp from 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 31
    through 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 4

Your transportation, housing and food will be covered — and you’ll will get a LUM Camp staff shirt and the experience of a lifetime.

To apply to be a LUM Camp Counselor -or- For additional information, click HERE.



MORE current LUM volunteer opportunities: LUM needs you! There are lots of volunteer opportunities at LUM. Become a volunteer today!


Hunger Hike

Volunteers are needed for Hunger Hike (Sept. 16) & the HH5K Run (Sept. 16) —to assemble mailings, set-up, staff the events, and break-down.

Perfect for groups.

Check out the Hunger Hike volunteer sign up sheets HERE.


Food Pantry—Volunteers, drivers & shoppers

The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry needs volunteers Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. – noon; and Saturdays from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. for three to 16 hours per week. Food Pantry volunteers distribute food to clients and may shop for food, unload food donations and shelve and sort food. Good customer service skills needed and the ability to lift boxes of food is desired. A weekly commitment is requested. For more information, click HERE — or please call or email Donna Barker (765-742-4079×106 | foodpantry@stjohns-laf.org).


Many more Volunteer Opportunities may be found HERE.


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Males Needed — LUM Camp Counselors


Would you, or someone you know, make a good (male) LUM Camp Counselor?


Sixty volunteer camp counselors & activity leaders are needed for LUM Camp 2017 (July 31-August 4) at Hanging Rock Camp. Our camp is a week-long, overnight camp program for low-income children from 8 to 10 years old — and our boy campers need adult, male role models. Committed volunteer camp counselors are at the heart of a successful LUM Camp and play an important role with our LUM campers. For additional information, click HERE.

Volunteer LUM Camp counselors must be…

  • 18 years old
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Attend training on Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m.
  • Be able to spend the entire week of camp from 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 31
    through 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 4

For information on other LUM volunteer opportunities, click HERE.


MORE current LUM volunteer opportunities: LUM needs you! There are lots of volunteer opportunities at LUM. Become a volunteer today!


Hunger Hike

Volunteers are needed for Hunger Hike (Sept. 16) & the HH5K Run (Sept. 16) —to assemble mailings, set-up, staff the events, and break-down.

Perfect for groups.

Check out the Hunger Hike volunteer sign up sheets HERE.


Food Pantry—Volunteers, drivers & shoppers

The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry needs volunteers Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. – noon; and Saturdays from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. for three to 16 hours per week. Food Pantry volunteers distribute food to clients and may shop for food, unload food donations and shelve and sort food. Good customer service skills needed and the ability to lift boxes of food is desired. A weekly commitment is requested. For more information, click HERE — or please call or email Donna Barker (765-742-4079×106 | foodpantry@stjohns-laf.org).


Many more Volunteer Opportunities may be found HERE.


Please share with others.

Food Pantry Needs Volunteers


LUM needs you! There are lots of volunteer opportunities at LUM. Become a volunteer today!


volunteer opportunities

Food Pantry—Volunteers, drivers & shoppers

The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry needs volunteers Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. – noon; and Saturdays from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. for three to 16 hours per week. Food Pantry volunteers distribute food to clients and may shop for food, unload food donations and shelve and sort food. Good customer service skills needed and the ability to lift boxes of food is desired. A weekly commitment is requested. For more information, click HERE — or please call or email Donna Barker (765-742-4079×106 | foodpantry@stjohns-laf.org).

 

 


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Bus Drivers—After School Program

Volunteer Activity Bus Drivers are needed to transport the LUM After School Program students from their schools to our program facility in downtown Lafayette. Drivers are needed each weekday afternoon through May 18 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Bus drivers must have a valid driver’s license, pass the driver’s test for PPL, have a good driving record, and pass a physical examination. For more information about this volunteer opportunity, click HERE or call or email Cindy Haley, LUM Youth Programs director (765-423-2691 | chaley@lumserve.org).


LUM Good Samaritan Fund FOLLIES

Volunteers are needed for the LUM Good Samar
itan Fund Follies
fundraising event—to set-up (Thursday, May 4), staff the LUM Follies event (Friday, May 5), and break-down (5/5).

Perfect for groups.

Check out the Follies volunteer sign up sheets HERE.


Emergency Shelter—Intake Volunteers

The LUM Emergency Shelter needs Client Intake Volunteers weekdays from 2 – 4 p.m. for two to ten hours per week. Client Intake Volunteers meet one-on-one with potential shelter guests to do brief intake interviews, provide passes to the LUM shelter, help our guests to reconnect with family, and make referrals to addiction, mental health, employment and housing services. Basic computer, data entry and phone skills are required. A weekly commitment is requested. For more information and to apply online, click HERE — or please call or email Gina Williams (765-423-2691 | gwilliams@lumserve.org).


LUM Camp Counselors

Sixty volunteer camp counselors and activity leaders are needed for LUM Camp 2017 — July 31-August 4 at Hanging Rock Camp. LUM Camp is a week-long, overnight camp program for low-income children from 8 to 10 years old. Must be able to spend the entire week at LUM Camp from 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 31 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 4. For additional LUM Camp volunteer information, click HERE.


Many more Volunteer Opportunities may be found HERE.


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LUM Volunteer Opportunities — Hot Needs


LUM needs you! There are lots of volunteer opportunities at LUM. Become a volunteer today! Here are current LUM volunteer opportunities:


volunteer opportunities

Bus Drivers—After School Program

Volunteer Activity Bus Drivers are needed to transport the LUM After School Program students from their schools to our program facility in downtown Lafayette. Drivers are needed each weekday afternoon through May 18 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Bus drivers must have a valid driver’s license, pass the driver’s test for PPL, have a good driving record, and pass a physical examination. For more information about this volunteer opportunity, click HERE or call or email Cindy Haley, LUM Youth Programs director (765-423-2691 | chaley@lumserve.org).


LUM Good Samaritan Fund FOLLIES

Volunteers are needed for the LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies fundraising event—to set-up (Thursday, May 4), staff the LUM Follies event (Friday, May 5), and break-down (5/5).

Perfect for groups.

Check out the Follies volunteer sign up sheets HERE.


LUM Camp Counselors

Sixty volunteer camp counselors and activity leaders are needed for LUM Camp 2017 — July 31-August 4 at Hanging Rock Camp. LUM Camp is a week-long, overnight camp program for low-income children from 8 to 10 years old. Must be able to spend the entire week at LUM Camp from 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 31 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 4. For additional LUM Camp volunteer information, click HERE.


Emergency Shelter—Intake Volunteers

The LUM Emergency Shelter needs Client Intake Volunteers weekdays from 2 – 4 p.m. for two to ten hours per week. Client Intake Volunteers meet one-on-one with potential shelter guests to do brief intake interviews, provide passes to the LUM shelter, help our guests to reconnect with family, and make referrals to addiction, mental health, employment and housing services. Basic computer, data entry and phone skills are required. A weekly commitment is requested. For more information and to apply online, click HERE — or please call or email Gina Williams (765-423-2691 | gwilliams@lumserve.org).


Food Pantry—Volunteers, drivers & shoppers

The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry needs volunteers Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. – noon; and Saturdays from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. for three to 16 hours per week. Food Pantry volunteers distribute food to clients and may shop for food, unload food donations and shelve and sort food. Good customer service skills needed and the ability to lift boxes of food is desired. A weekly commitment is requested. For more information, click HERE — or please call or email Donna Barker (765-742-4079×106 | foodpantry@stjohns-laf.org).


Many more Volunteer Opportunities may be found HERE.


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LUM’s Friendship Extended to Mother Emmanuel


A Message from Joe Micon, LUM Executive Director


My son, Jonathan, and I visited Charleston, South Carolina during his recent spring break. While there, we worshipped with the congregation of Mother Emmanuel AME Church. Bearing words of friendship and support from the 44 member-church Lafayette Urban Ministry board of directors, we were welcomed by Pastor Eric Manning and church members with warmth, grace and hospitality.

There remain outward signs of the tragedy that occurred there 21 months ago. A shrine of flowers dignifies the front entrance to the church. A uniformed security guard keeps mostly out of sight. Bolts of white satin cover the communion rail, pulpit and just about everything else on the alter.

Over the course of the morning’s worship, it was clear to me that God is hard at work at Mother Emmanuel. Healing and remembrance remains a major part of the congregation’s reality. The church has supported family members of the slain throughout the recent trial and conviction of the mass murderer.

They continue that support as the killer’s execution approaches. But mainly I found the church to be so wonderfully vibrant — a faith-filled place of worship, music, song, prayer, inspired preaching and service to others. The tragedy has placed the church squarely into the national epicenter of the struggle for African American civil rights. The congregation acknowledges that reality and bears the responsibility willingly, with grace and courage.

Jonathan and I both were blessed by our Sunday morning at Mother Emmanuel. Please keep Pastor Manning, the leadership and entire congregation in your prayers as they seek to be Christ to each other, to Charleston, and to our entire nation.


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Volunteers Needed — St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry


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The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry needs volunteers Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 8:45 – 11:45 a.m.; and Saturdays from 12:45 – 3:15 p.m. for 2.5 to 14.5 hours per week.

Food Pantry volunteers distribute food to clients and may shop for food, unload food donations and shelve and sort food. Good customer service skills needed and the ability to lift boxes of food is desired. A weekly commitment is requested.

For more information, click HERE — or please call or email Donna Barker (765-742-4079×106 | foodpantry@stjohns-laf.org).

 


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Volunteering with LUM


LUM could not provide its many programs and services without the hundreds of volunteers
who generously contribute their time and talents. Most volunteers find their work to be interesting, fulfilling, and rewarding.

There are many different opportunities for volunteering, from working one-on-one with a child in the afternoon After School Program to helping run the 42-bed homeless shelter overnight. Also, there are opportunities to fit every schedule, from regular long-term commitments such as being an advocate once a week in the morning Emergency Assistance Program or at data entry at the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry, to one time work with an event like LUM Camp, Thanksgiving Celebration, or Jubilee Christmas.

Some volunteer positions require training while others require only a willing heart and a helping hand. Email lum@lumserve.org for more information.


Meet Freddie — Good Samaritan Fund Client


Meet Freddie Smith, a recent LUM client.


Freddie has nine children and 16 grandchildren who live in Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois. She lives in West Lafayette with two of her grandchildren (ages: 3 years and 6 months old). When Freddie agreed to help her son with his children she was working fulltime and managing her diabetes well. Unfortunately, after a series of unfortunate events she was in a financial crisis. Last winter, Freddie fell and broke her leg. After surgery and physical therapy her leg did not fully heal and her diabetes has been harder to manage. Since her job required her to be on her feet for most of the work day, she was not able to keep working.

Freddie’s income had been reduced substantially in a short period of time — and she still was caring for her two grandchildren. She shared that “LUM saved me and my
grandchildren from being hungry and losing our home.” Not only did Freddie get emergency financial assistance from the LUM Good Samaritan Program but she also received referrals to the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry and Jubilee Christmas. She shared that the director of the LUM Good Samaritan Program, Rev. Clarinda Crawford, has been a blessing to her and her family — and she is thankful that such a wonderful and important program exists in her community. Freddie is optimistic that 2017 will be a better year for her family. Freddie’s story is a perfect example of how quickly a family’s situation can change and how suddenly they are temporarily in need of our help.


Attending the LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies on May 5
will directly support families like Freddie’s.


Please attend LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies & support the LUM Good Samaritan Fund. If you are unable to attend and wish to make a donation directly to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund, click HERE.


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St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry Needs You


2013-04-25 RexFuller 015 (2)The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry needs volunteers Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. – noon; and Saturdays from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. for three to 16 hours per week.

Food Pantry volunteers distribute food to clients and may shop for food, unload food donations and shelve and sort food. Good customer service skills needed and the ability to lift boxes of food is desired. A weekly commitment is requested.

For more information, click HERE — or please call or email Donna Barker (765-742-4079×106 | foodpantry@stjohns-laf.org).


Volunteering with LUM


2012-10-04 LUM Parent 036 (3)LUM could not provide its many programs and services without the hundreds of volunteers who generously contribute their time and talents. Most volunteers find their work to be interesting, fulfilling, and rewarding.

There are many different opportunities for volunteering, from working one-on-one with a child in the afternoon After School Program to helping run the 42-bed homeless shelter overnight. Also, there are opportunities to fit every schedule, from regular long-term commitments such as being an advocate once a week in the morning Emergency Assistance Program or at data entry at the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry, to one time work with an event like LUM Camp, Thanksgiving Celebration, or Jubilee Christmas.

Some volunteer positions require training while others require only a willing heart and a helping hand. Email lum@lumserve.org for more information.


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Bah Humbug! Battling Your Inner Scrooge


By Joe Micon, LUM Executive Director


I have an inner Scrooge. There, I said it.

Perhaps over the years I have grown a little cynical about Christmas. Too much to do. Not enough time to get it done. Can’t come up with another good gift idea. Don’t enjoy going to the mall. Hate hauling all the decorations and lights up from the basement just to haul them back down again. Bah humbug!

But then of course there is the other story of Christmas that keeps my inner Scrooge in check.


When Mary finds out she is pregnant with Jesus, she sings a song – a very interesting song:

He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.

He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty.

He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants.
(Luke 1:52-55)

If Santa were to read this, he would probably faint. Send the rich away empty? Luke’s message is so far afield from what Christmas has become in our culture, but his message is clear: God loves the poor. He stands among them, and if we are to celebrate the birth of His Son with any sense of conscience, we must stand with them too.


One way to become more in tune with the other story of Christmas, one way to stand more faithfully among the poor, is by making a generous Christmas Season gift to the Lafayette Urban Ministry. LUM is an organization of 44 local churches that helps at-risk children and impoverished families to build brighter futures.

I hope you will join me in making a Christmas Season gift to the Lafayette Urban Ministry. Your gift of $50, $100, $250, $500, or $1,000 will be used now and throughout the coming year to support LUM’s many important programs of service and self-help.


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Giving to LUM at Christmas helps me to connect with the other story of Christmas—the story of a Savior born in a manger. It places Christmas back where it belongs—in humble places, like a homeless shelter, food pantry, or a youth program that lifts up and educates the young. Giving to LUM suppresses my inner Scrooge.

Thank you for your generous support of the work of the Lafayette Urban Ministry.

Please accept my sincere wish for a joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

Position Opening — Interim Food Pantry Director


Interim Director – St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry


2012-08-27 LUM food pantry 026 (3)Type: Part-time, paid, temporary

Schedule: 15 hours per week; 3-4 days a week; 9-12 month term

Pay: $12.00 per hour with work-related mileage reimbursement

Position Requires:

A strong commitment to providing food for diverse, lower-income individuals & families

  • The ability to communicate through written communication including email
  • Computer literacy & use of technology and software
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively managing time & a range of tasks
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pound cases of food
  • Use of personal vehicle to pick up food supplies
  • The ability to effectively engage with the other St. John’s and LUM staff, volunteers and service agencies across the community

Volunteer experience in faith-based or community organizations and/or familiarity with the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry is preferred.

If interested—please Email, Mail or Drop-off a resume with cover letter to The Rev. Dr. Bradley Pace, St. John’s Episcopal Church (bradleypace@stjohns-laf.org | 600 Ferry Street, Lafayette, IN 47901).

For more detailed information, click HERE.


If you wish to make a donation to the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry, click below.

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