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Meet the New Officers of the LUM Board


LUM Executive Council 2020


Best wishes and thanks to the outgoing 2019 LUM Board of Directors and Executive Council members. Congratulations to the incoming 2020 Executive Council members (pictured above L to R), who are as follows:

  • Joan Low, PresidentThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Cheryl Fowler, Vice PresidentUnitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County
  • Tricia Sembroski, TreasurerSt. Andrew United Methodist Church
  • Penny Glotzbach, Secretary, Congress Street United Methodist Church
  • Chuck Anderson, FacilitiesSt. Thomas Aquinas – the Catholic Center at Purdue
  • Nina Morgan, PersonnelGrace Lutheran Church
  • Patty Useem, Program PlanningFederated Church
  • Joe Micon, Executive DirectorLafayette Urban Ministry

LUM is governed by a Board of Directors — made up of one representative from each member church plus a few appointed individuals from specific community groups. The LUM board meets each month, overseeing and directing policy decisions, fiscal matters, and programming issues, ensuring that LUM continues to fulfill its vital mission to the community. It is led by this eight member executive council. The individuals leading the Lafayette Urban Ministry are passionate, hard working and talented — it’s bound to be another successful year!

Before the Ball Drops – Invest in LUM


Last Chance – Tax Deductible Gift for 2019

As New Year’s Day approaches, we ask that you remember Lafayette Urban Ministry in your end of the year plans.

While preparing for joyous celebrations with your friends and family, it’s important to stop and reflect on the joy and blessings in your own life while also being aware that not everyone in your community is so fortunate.

As you gathering with loved ones, exchanging gifts and enjoying a meal, please consider setting aside part of your budget to support the work of Lafayette Urban Ministry with a tax-deductible charitable donation.

If you review the list on the right, you will see that LUM provides a number of essential services to needy families and children in our community. LUM appreciates your support of our mission, services and programs.

Explore our website to see how you can make your donation to LUM more meaningful to you.

The donation process has been simplified allowing supporters to donate online, by phone, in person or by mail.

Donate Online by clicking the button below -or- Call us at 765-423-2691. Mail or Drop off your donation to the LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47901.


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  • During the past year, the Lafayette Urban Ministry served 4,723 families through one or another of our 22 programs.

    • 221 at-risk youth learned and grew because of LUM’s 5th Quarter, LUM Camp and enhanced After School Programs
    • LUM’s Overnight Shelter continues to compassionately serve the chronically homeless in our community. LUM’s shelter and overnight winter warming station will serve more than 930 homeless individuals during 2019.
    • LUM’s Tax Preparation Program served 399 low-income workers, returning to them more than $906,000 in tax credits and refunds
    • LUM’s Good Samaritan Program serves up to twelve families each day – families that are in the throes of eviction, utility disconnects, health care or transportation emergencies. LUM has aided more than 1,136 such families so far this year.
    • More than, 1,291 individuals received emergency food from our LUM Protein Food Pantry.
    • The Community Thanksgiving Celebration Celebration served 900 meals
    • LUM’s ID Clinic served more than 200 clients
    • Our Legal Immigration Program served 122 individuals
    • And of course Jubilee Christmas –1,828 children!

Merry Christmas to You & Your Family


LUM Wishes You a Blessed Christmas

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Dear Friends,

Holiday greetings from Lafayette Urban Ministry! I hope this card finds you well and getting into the spirit of the season.

As the year (and decade) draws to a close, I just want to say thanks. Thanks for your enthusiasm and generosity. Thanks for being you. Your support helps us to give back the hope, the future, and self-respect to low-income people in the greater Lafayette area. We’re truly grateful.

I look forward to catching up in 2020. In the meantime, I wish you and your family joy and good cheer during the holidays!

Warmly,

Joe Micon
Executive Director
Lafayette Urban Ministry


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Meet the New Officers of the LUM Board


LUM Executive Council 2019


Best wishes and thanks to the outgoing 2018 LUM Board of Directors and Executive Council members. Congratulations to the incoming 2019 Executive Council members (pictured above L to R), who are as follows:

  • Chuck Anderson, FacilitiesSt. Thomas Aquinas – Catholic Center at Purdue
  • Rev. Kevin Bowers, PersonnelBethany Presbyterian Church
  • Cheryl Fowler, Vice PresidentUnitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County
  • Joan Low, PresidentThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Susie Riley, TreasurerTrinity United Methodist Church
  • Tangie Armstrong, SecretaryWord of Life Fellowship
  • Patty Useem, Program, Planning & EvaluationFederated Church
  • Joe Micon, Executive DirectorLafayette Urban Ministry

LUM is governed by a Board of Directors — made up of one representative from each member church plus a few appointed individuals from specific community groups. The LUM board meets each month, overseeing and directing policy decisions, fiscal matters, and programming issues, ensuring that LUM continues to fulfill its vital mission to the community. It is led by an eight member executive council. The individuals leading the Lafayette Urban Ministry are passionate, hard working and talented — it’s going to be another fruitful year!

Meet the New LUM Board Officers


LUM is governed by a Board of Directors — made up of one representative from each member church plus a few appointed individuals from specific community groups. The LUM board meets each month, overseeing and directing policy decisions, fiscal matters, and programming issues, ensuring that LUM continues to fulfill its vital mission to the community. It is led by an eight member executive council.



Best wishes and congratulations to the outgoing 2017 LUM Board of Directors. A special thank you to the incoming 2018 Executive Council members (pictured L to R above), who are as follows:

  • Mark Thomas, President, Chapel of the Good Shepherd
  • Ashley Bonnes, Vice President, Lafayette Christian Reformed Church
  • Susie Riley, Treasurer, Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Joan Low, Secretary, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Cheryl Fowler, Facilities, Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County
  • Marilyn Zerbes, Personnel, At Large
  • Patty Useem, Program, Planning & Evaluation, Federated Church
  • Joe Micon, Executive Director, Lafayette Urban Ministry

The individuals leading the Lafayette Urban Ministry are passionate, hard working and talented — it’s going to be another successful year!


Merry Christmas to You & Your Family


LUM Wishes You a Blessed Christmas


Dear Friends,

On behalf of each child and family served by the Lafayette Urban Ministry as well as the LUM Board of Directors and LUM staff, please accept my heartfelt thanks and my wish for a joyous Christmas season.

May this Christmas find you surrounded by the warmth of family and good friends. I am grateful to count you among my dearest friends.

Thank you for all you do for the children and families served by LUM. God bless you for your good heart.

Merry Christmas,

Joe Micon
Executive Director
Lafayette Urban Ministry


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Before the Ball Drops – Invest in LUM


Last Chance – Tax Deductible Gift for 2017

As New Year’s Day approaches, we ask that you remember
Lafayette Urban Ministry in your end of the year plans.

While preparing for joyous celebrations with your friends and family, it’s important to stop and reflect on the joy and blessings in your own life while also being aware that not everyone in your community is so fortunate.

As you gathering with loved ones, exchange gifts and enjoy a meal, please consider setting aside part of your budget to support the work of Lafayette Urban Ministry with a tax-deductible charitable donation.

If you review the list below, you will see that LUM provides a number of essential services to needy families and children in our community. LUM appreciates your support of our mission, services and programs.

Explore our website to see how you can make your donation to LUM more meaningful to you.

The donation process has been simplified allowing supporters to donate online, by phone, in person or by mail.

To Donate Online, start by clicking the button below. Call us at 765-423-2691. Mail or Drop off your donation to the LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47901.


Make a Donation Button


During the past year, the Lafayette Urban Ministry served more than 5,200 families through one or another of our 20 programs.

  • 215 at-risk youth learned and grew because of LUM’s 5th QuarterLUM Camp and enhanced After School Programs
  • LUM’s Overnight Shelter continues to compassionately serve the chronically homeless in our community. LUM’s shelter and overnight winter warming station will serve more than 800 homeless individuals during 2017.
  • LUM’s Tax Preparation Program served 929 low-income workers, returning to them more than $1.4 million in tax creditsand refunds
  • LUM’s Good Samaritan Program serves up to twelve families each day – families that are in the throes of eviction, utility disconnects, health care or transportation emergencies. LUM has aided more than 2,200 such families so far this year.
  • More than, 2,900 individuals received emergency food from our St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry.
  • The Community Thanksgiving Meal served 900 individuals
  • LUM’s ID Clinic served more than 200 clients
  • Our Legal Immigration Program served 39 individuals
  • And of course Jubilee Christmas –1,945 children!

Happy 90th Birthday to Thomas Hull


Join us in celebrating the birthday of one of LUM’s dearest friends, Thomas Hull, who will be 90 years young this Saturday, April 22. He is a retired professor from Purdue University and lives in West Lafayette.

Tom and his late wife Peggy have been LUM supporters since the early 1970’s. Peggy was a member of Central Presbyterian, and Tom is a member of Lafayette Friends Meeting.

Tom served as the president of the LUM Board of Directors in 1976, 1978 & 1987.

Tom is a member of the “LUM Dream Team” — the group who worked to get LUM incorporated in 1972 and collaborated on a scholarly report (The Green Book, 1976) that serves as the model for LUM to this day. In 2015, he and three other LUM “founders” established the LUM Dream Team Fund to financially support future research projects relative to “urban ministries.”

As you can see, Tom Hull has had a remarkable impact on the founding, growth and sustainability of Lafayette Urban Ministry. Please join us in thanking him and wishing him a happy 90th birthday and a wonderful year. If you wish to send him a birthday message, please email him directly at pgfhull@comcast.net.

 

 

Cathy Potter Named Woman of Distinction


Last night, Cathy Potter was honored at the annual Salute to Women event. The Salute to Women program honors women who have excelled in their work, community and family. Honorees are leaders, role models and mentors who have had a tremendous positive impact on the lives of the citizens of our community.

Cathy Potter served on the Lafayette Urban Ministry Board of Directors for nine years from 2005 through 2013 representing St. Andrew United Methodist Church. She served in various leadership positions on the board and was elected President in 2013.

Cathy’s service at LUM was marked by collaboration, consensus building, a good listening ear and a great ability to bring people together to advance the Mission of LUM. This was no small task given the fact that the LUM board is comprised of 44 directors!

She was instrumental in the planning and development of the first-ever LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies fundraising event and along with her many board responsibilities has a special love for LUM Jubilee Christmas and LUM Camp. Cathy’s presence is felt everyday at LUM and her spirit and vision are evident in many caring and compassionate ways LUM serves at-risk children and working families in our community.

Join us in congratulating Cathy Potter for this well deserved and prestigious honor.

  • To learn more about Cathy Potter, read the recent news article, click HERE.

 

Meet the New LUM Board Officers


LUM is governed by a Board of Directors — made up of one representative from each member church plus a few appointed individuals from specific community groups. The LUM board meets each month, overseeing and directing policy decisions, fiscal matters, and programming issues, ensuring that LUM continues to fulfill its vital mission to the community. It is led by an eight member executive council.



Best wishes and congratulations to the 2017 LUM Board of Directors. A special thank you to the 2017 Executive Council members (pictured L to R above), who are as follows:

  • Mark Thomas, President, Chapel of the Good Shepherd
  • Ashley Bonnes, Vice President, Lafayette Christian Reformed Church
  • Joan Low, Secretary, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Susie Riley, Treasurer, Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Jeremiah Dole, Facilities, At Large
  • Deb Parent, Personnel, At Large
  • Patty Useem, Program, Planning & Evaluation, Federated Church
  • Joe Micon, Executive Director, Lafayette Urban Ministry

The individuals leading the Lafayette Urban Ministry are passionate, hard working and talented — it’s going to be another successful year!