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Two LUM Thanksgiving Day Events NEED You!


Community Thanksgiving Feast

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Due to COVID-19, the Community Thanksgiving Feast will be a carry-out only event. The director is still planning to serve more than 800 meals, and she’d love to have you get involved in some way.
You may bake pies, prepare casseroles, donate money, volunteer and donate other food items and supplies. The LUM Community Thanksgiving Feast details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 26
  • Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Place: Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N 7th St., Lafayette
  • Admission: FREE – All are welcome
  • Donate: to make cash donation or donate food & needed items, click HERE
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to lumserve.org/thanksgiving

Make a difference this Thanksgiving holiday — donate your time cooking, serving, entertaining, hosting, greeting, setting up, cleaning up, and more. Online sign ups are open NOW.


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If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | thanks@lumserve.org).


Turkey Trot 5K Run

Event Info | Virtual Runner | Live Runner | Volunteer Sponsor

Don’t forget to get registered for the most festive 5K run of the year — the LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run. It’s open to runners of all ages and abilities and welcomes runners, walkers, dogs, strollers, wagons, turkey hats and more — and participants will be able to chose between being a “Live Runner” or a “Virtual Runner.”

  • Live Runners ($50) will each have a “staggered” check-in and start-time to maintain social distancing and run on the scenic Cattail Trail Loop in the Celery Bog Nature Center in West Lafayette on Thanksgiving morning.
  • Virtual Runners ($25/$10) will be able to run on Thanksgiving morning -OR- at a time and location of their choice.

Everyone gets a Turkey Trot 5K Run T-shirt and the fastest get a trophy. You’ll also feel great about helping your neighbors through the programs at Lafayette Urban Ministry and building wonderful memories for a lifetime with your family & friends.

If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | turkeytrot@lumserve.org).

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Turkey Trot 5K Run
  • NEXT Thursday, Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving Morning)
  • Run start time — 8 a.m. 
  • Check-In — 6:30-7:45 a.m.
  • Cattail Trail Loop – Walmart Parking Lot, West Lafayette, IN
  • $35 Adult; $10 Youth

The LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run is open to runners of all ages and abilities and welcomes runners, walkers, dogs, strollers, wagons, turkey hats, costumes and more. 
Advanced registration is encouraged but race day walk-ups are welcome!A few more volunteers are also needed.

All Turkey Trot 5K Run proceeds directly support local children & families through the programs and services offered by Lafayette Urban Ministry — and it’s a blast! Register TODAY!

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LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith 
Community Thanksgiving Celebration
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • NEXT Thursday, Nov. 28
  • Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N 7th St., Lafayette, IN
  • FREE – All are welcome

More than 800 people will be served at the annual Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration.

It is a true community event, where everyone is welcome.
To make it a success, LUM relies on donations of money as well as food & supplies. Please consider making a donation, cooking a casserole or baking a pie.

And join us on Thanksgiving — it’s free.


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LUM Thanksgiving Day Events NEED You!

Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration

More than 800 people will be served this Thanksgiving at the LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration, and we’d love to have you get involved in some way.

You may bake pies, prepare casseroles, donate money, volunteer and donate other food items and supplies.

If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | thanks@lumserve.org).


The LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 28
  • Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Place: Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N 7th St., Lafayette
  • Admission: FREE – All are welcome
  • Donate: to make cash donation or donate food & needed items, click HERE
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to lumserve.org/thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving Celebration

If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | thanks@lumserve.org).


Turkey Trot 5K Run – Fundraiser for LUM benefiting Local Families

Don’t forget to get registered for the most festive 5K run of the year — the LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run. Families, dogs, walkers, strollers, wagons, costumes & turkey hats are welcome. It is a great way start off your Thanksgiving day. Build lifetime memories — and support local families in need through the programs of Lafayette Urban Ministry.

The LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 28
  • Times: Run start time — 8 a.m.; Check-In — 6:30-7:45 a.m.
  • Place: Near Walmart, 2801 Cumberland Ave,West Lafayette
  • Fees: $35 Adult; $10 Youth (under 13)
  • Register: click HERE 
  • Course: Cattail Trail Loop – Celery Bog Nature Area. View route map HERE.
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to turkeytrot5krun.org.

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If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | turkeytrot@lumserve.org).

Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration


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More than 800 people will be served this Thanksgiving at the LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration, and we’d love to have you get involved in some way.

You may bake pies, prepare casseroles, donate money, volunteer and donate other food items and supplies.

If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | thanks@lumserve.org).


The LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 28
  • Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Place: Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N 7th St., Lafayette
  • Admission: FREE – All are welcome
  • Donate: to make cash donation or donate food & needed items, click HERE
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to lumserve.org/thanksgiving

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If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | thanks@lumserve.org).

LUM Thanksgiving Dinner Needs Food Donations


Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28 | Noon to 2 p.m.
Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N 7th St., Lafayette, IN
FREE – All are welcome


Pies and casseroles are needed for the annual LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration. Please consider baking and cooking for this special Thanksgiving holiday dinner.
Another way to get involved is to donate needed items (food & supplies) and volunteer before or at the event on Thanksgiving Day. Dozens of volunteers are needed to work in the kitchen, serve food and drinks, greet and assist our guests and, of course, set up, breakdown and clean up.

More than 800 people will be served this Thanksgiving at the LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration, and we’d love to have you get involved in some way. You may bake pies, prepare casseroles, donate money, volunteer and donate other food items and supplies.


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If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | thanks@lumserve.org).

Start a New Family Tradition This Thanksgiving

Lafayette Urban Ministry offers two fun & meaningful community events on Thanksgiving Day (11/28) for you to start a new family tradition. This year, why not get your family engaged in the LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration and the Turkey Trot 5K Run by cooking, shopping, running, and/or volunteering? Learn more about each event below.


Community Thanksgiving Dinner – All Are Welcome

Pies and casseroles are need for the annual Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration. What a wonderful tradition to start with your family to bake and cook for this special Thanksgiving holiday dinner. Another way to get your family involved is to volunteer before or at the event on Thanksgiving Day. Dozens of volunteers are needed to work in the kitchen, serve food and drinks, greet and assist our guests and, of course, set up, breakdown and clean up.

More than 800 people will be served, and we’d love to have you get involved in some way. You may bake pies, prepare casseroles, donate money, volunteer and donate other food items and supplies. For more information about volunteering and donating, go to lumserve.org/thanksgiving.


Community Thanksgiving Celebration details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 28
  • Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Place: Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N 7th St., Lafayette
  • Admission: FREE – All are welcome
  • Donate: to make cash donation or donate food & needed items, click HERE
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to lumserve.org/thanksgiving

If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | thanks@lumserve.org).


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LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration

Community Thanksgiving Dinner – All Are Welcome

The LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration is a true community event, where everyone is welcome but LUM relies on donations of money, food & supplies, and time from the community as well. More than 800 people will be served. You may attend, donate money, volunteer and donate food and other needed items.

Community Thanksgiving Celebration details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 28
  • Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Place: Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N 7th St., Lafayette
  • Admission: FREE – All are welcome
  • Donate: to make cash donation or donate food & needed items, click HERE
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to lumserve.org/thanksgiving

If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | thanks@lumserve.org).


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Seasonal Flavor #2 – Community Thanksgiving

Community Thanksgiving Dinner – All Are Welcome

The LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration is a true community event, where everyone is welcome but LUM relies on donations of money, food & supplies, and time from the community as well. More than 800 people will be served. You may attend, donate money, volunteer and donate food and other needed items.
Community Thanksgiving Celebration details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 28
  • Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Place: Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N 7th St., Lafayette
  • Admission: FREE – All are welcome
  • Donate: to make cash donation or donate food & needed items, click HERE
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to lumserve.org/thanksgiving

If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | thanks@lumserve.org).


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LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration


Thanksgiving DinnerThe 31st annual LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration will serve over 800 meals on Thanksgiving Day. Event details are as follows:

  • Thursday, November 23
  • Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Central Presbyterian Church, Lafayette

The FREE meal includes a traditional Thanksgiving feast with turkey, dressing/stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, yams, rolls and a variety of pies. Donations and volunteers are needed to make it a success.

Your gift of $50, $100, $250, $500, or more, will help to defray the $9,000 expense for the meal.


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Shopping List:

  • Green bean casseroles
  • Stuffing/dressing
  • Pies—peach, cherry, apple, pecan, pumpkin
  • Mixed Vegetables, Corn, Green Beans, Yams
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Butter
  • Turkey Gravy packets
  • Milk, Coffee, Ice Tea mix
  • Bags of Ice
  • Dinner Rolls, ready-to-serve
  • Disposable Dessert plates
  • Disposable Dinner plates
  • Hot & cold cups
  • Paper napkins
  • Disposable roaster pans
  • Sterno burners & matches
  • Take-Out containers
  • Dish clothes
  • Trash Bags

 

30th Annual Community Thanksgiving Celebration


30th Annual LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration
Serving 800 Thanksgiving Day


Thanksgiving DinnerFor the 30th year, Lafayette Urban Ministry will host the Community Thanksgiving Celebration with dinner at noon on Thanksgiving Day (November 24). The Thanksgiving holiday should be celebrated with others — so, individuals and families in our community who wish to spend Thanksgiving with their neighbors are encouraged to attend. At the first LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration, 75 people were welcomed and served. This year, LUM will serve over 75 turkeys with all of the fixing plus 112 different pies to approximately 800 guests. It is a grand celebration that includes dinner, dessert, good company, and live musical entertainment. Everyone is welcome; no reservations are necessary; and it’s FREE.


Here are the event details:

  • Event: LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration
  • Sponsor: Lafayette Urban Ministry
  • Date: Thursday, November 24 – Thanksgiving Day
  • Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Place: Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N 7th Street, Lafayette

Donations of food and monetary donations are still being accepted. Donate online at www.lumserve.org. For more information, go to www.lumserve.org/thanksgiving.


Additional information and acknowledgements:

  • Major Donors:  Special thanks to our major donors Denny’s Body Shop, Robert & Stacey  Hall, Lafayette Auto Supply, Lafayette Christian Reformed Church, Lawn & Shrub, Old National Bank and Cathy Russell Team Real Estate.
  • Turkey Donations: This year approximately half of the total turkeys (30+) will be donated by the Christian Men’s Fellowship Group of First Christian Church.  For several years, the Men’s group members led by Pastor Greg Eberhard and Randy Harrington prepare, roast, and carve the turkeys starting Wednesday evening through early Thanksgiving morning. The remainder of the turkeys this year were donated by Central Presbyterian Church, Elston Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Brewing Company, St. John’s Episcopal Church and Purdue Federal Credit Union.
  • Central Presbyterian Church provides their entire facility free of charge. Many of their church members also volunteer with food preparation, facility management, setup and cleanup.
  • Pie Bakers: For the third year, most of the 112 pies are baked by the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • Live music will be provided by West Lafayette High School Orchestra students, The Wabash Valley String Band and Frank Rosenthal & Sharron Howard.
  • Support from Local Restaurants: Food, drink & supplies were donated by Great Harvest Bread Company, Jane’s Gourmet Deli & Catering, Kentucky Fried Chicken, MCL Cafeteria & Bakery, McAlister’s Deli, Olive Garden, Oliverio’s Southland Restaurant, and Texas Roadhouse.
  • Decorations: Table decorations and placemats are created by the students enrolled at the LUM After School Program, St. Boniface School and St. Mary Cathedral School. Several local Girl Scout Troops also make placemats and wrap plastic utensils for place settings.

Contacts:

Joe Micon
Executive Director
Lafayette Urban Ministry
jmicon@lumserve.org
765-423-2691 – office
765-491-0127 – mobile

Cheryl Fowler
Director, Community Thanksgiving Celebration
Lafayette Urban Ministry
cfowler@lumserve.org
765-423-2691 – office

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Shopping List:

  • Stuffing/dressing
  • Pies—peach, cherry, apple, pecan, Dutch apple
  • Canned—Green Beans, Yams
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Ice Tea mix
  • Ice—large bags
  • Dinner Rolls, ready-to-serve
  • Trash Bags
  • Serving Tongs