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LUM Attends Taste of Ramadan


Local Islamic Society Donates $2,000 to LUM


Last Friday, Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, attended the Taste of Ramadan event sponsored by the community members of the Islamic Society of Greater Lafayette with the Purdue Muslim Student Association. Wes was honored to share with the members in the breaking of their daily fast with prayer and a wonderful meal, and learn more about the customs and traditions of Ramadan.

As a part of the celebration, Wes was presented with a $2,000 gift to LUM from Dr. Humaira Gowher, chairperson of the Islamic Society of Greater Lafayette Board of Trustees (pictured). LUM is grateful for the generosity and support from the local Islamic community especially from the Islamic Society of Greater Lafayette and Purdue Muslim Student Association — and sends warm wishes for Eid al-Fitr with peace and prosperity to all. Eid Mubarak!


Outreach is an important part of the mission of Lafayette Urban Ministry. Members of the LUM professional staff actively seek opportunities to promote LUM services, recruit volunteers, and educate people on issues relating to poverty, hunger and homelessness. Directors of the various LUM programs are eager to raise awareness of LUM services, are well-informed on social and economic issues, and would like to help raise awareness in the local community on critical issues affecting low-income families.

Staff members are available to speak or set up an information table for churches, civic organization, agencies, community events, and educational groups. To make arrangements for a presentation or event, call or email LUM (765-423-2691 | lum@LUMserve.org).

LUM Outreach – Local Resistance Fair


Promoting LUM Opportunities, Services & 50th Anniversary


Recently, LUM participated in the Greater Lafayette Resistance Fair. It was a great opportunity to recruit new volunteers, share the scope of LUM programs with attendees, and invite individuals to the LUM 50th Anniversary Celebration.

L to R: Patti O’Callaghan, Larry Guentert, Terri Anderson, Ann Cripe, Susan Broillette & Adelia Sorge

Outreach is an important part of the mission of Lafayette Urban Ministry. Members of the LUM professional staff actively seek opportunities to promote LUM services, recruit volunteers, and educate people on issues relating to poverty, hunger and homelessness. Directors of the various LUM programs are eager to raise awareness of LUM services, are well-informed on social and economic issues, and would like to help raise awareness in the local community on critical issues affecting low-income families.

Staff members are available to speak or set up an information table for churches, civic organization, agencies, community events, and educational groups. To make arrangements for a presentation or event, call or email LUM (765-423-2691 | lum@LUMserve.org).

LUM Outreach – Living Truth Christ Church


Promoting LUM Opportunities & Services


Outreach is an important part of the mission of Lafayette Urban Ministry. Members of the LUM professional staff actively seek opportunities to promote LUM services, recruit volunteers, and educate people on issues relating to poverty, hunger and homelessness. Directors of the various LUM programs are eager to raise awareness of LUM services, are well-informed on social and economic issues, and would like to help raise awareness in the local community on critical issues affecting low-income families.


Recently, Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, visited the Living Truth of Christ Church. He was given an opportunity to educate and update the church members on the programs at LUM as well as reconnect with current and former LUM board members and volunteers (pictured). It is a testament to the support LUM receives from the members and leadership of the Living Truth of Christ Church. {Pictured L to R are Minister Thometra M. Foster, Senior Pastor James J. Foster, Wes Tillett, and Carl Booker, LUM board member.}


Staff members are available to speak or set up an information table for churches, civic organization, agencies, community events, and educational groups. To make arrangements for a presentation or event, call or email LUM (765-423-2691 | lum@LUMserve.org).

Several Significant November Gifts to LUM

IFCU & Faith Presbyterian Church Support LUM

During the month of November, LUM has accepted two special gifts from Faith Presbyterian Church and the Industrial Federal Credit Union.

Faith Presbyterian (pictured above left), a LUM member church, gave $2,000 to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund, the emergency financial assistance fund.

Wilber Alberto & Jacquie Wright from IFCU presented a check for $1,000 to support the LUM Community Thanksgiving Feast and Jubilee Christmas. {Pictured above right, L to R are Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, Wilber Alberto, and Terri Anderson, LUM office manager & volunteer coordinator.}

LUM would also like to thank the Gold Level Sponsors of the LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run — Hodgson Properties ($2,300)Barash Law ($1,000), and Caterpillar ($1,000).

If you or your business or organization are interested in making a donation or sponsoring an upcoming program click the button below, go to LUMserve.org/donate-online, email lum@LUMserve.org or call 765-423-2691.

LUM Outreach – Latino Festival & More


Promoting LUM Opportunities & Services


Outreach is an important part of the mission of Lafayette Urban Ministry. Members of the LUM professional staff actively seek opportunities to promote LUM services, recruit volunteers, and educate people on issues relating to poverty, hunger and homelessness. Directors of the various LUM programs are eager to raise awareness of LUM services, are well-informed on social and economic issues, and would like to help raise awareness in the local community on critical issues affecting low-income families.
Recently, LUM has been attending various community events, church services and group meetings. Among these are as follows:

  • Events
    • Tippecanoe Latino Festival – Columbian Park
    • Community Service Fair – Purdue College of Education
    • First Friday – Downtown Lafayette
    • Greater Lafayette Indiana Black Expo “Car-nival”
    • We’re Out Celebration – First United Methodist Church
    • Hunger Hike Kickoff Event – Riehle Plaza
  • Civic Groups/Agencies – Recovery Cafe, Noon Optimists, University Place
  • Churches – Living Truth of Christ Church and Memorial Presbyterian Church of Dayton

Staff members are available to speak or set up an information table for churches, civic organization, agencies, community events, and educational groups. To make arrangements for a presentation or event, call or email LUM (765-423-2691 | lum@LUMserve.org).

LUM Outreach – Faith Presbyterian Worship



This past Sunday, Joe Micon participated in Worship Service & Mission event at Faith Presbyterian Church, West Lafayette. Not only did he have an opportunity to educate and update on the programs at LUM and their impact and needs, but Joe was also able to reconnect with several current and former LUM board members and volunteers (pictured). It is a testament to the love and support LUM receives all year-long from the members and leadership of Faith Presbyterian Church.

{Pictured L to R are Joe Micon, Ron Smith, Deb Fleetham, Pastor David Horner, Lonni Kucik, Mike Lockwood, Jane Stewart & John Miller, seated.}


Outreach is an important part of the mission of Lafayette Urban Ministry; and members of the LUM professional staff actively seek opportunities to engage with and educate people on a variety of issues. Directors of the various LUM programs are well-informed on social and economic issues and are passionate about helping raise awareness in the local community on critical issues affecting low-income families.

For more information on LUM outreach, click HERE.

LUM Outreach – Faith Presbyterian Worship


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Faith Presbyterian Church — Sunday, Joe Micon participated in Worship Service at Faith Presbyterian Church, West Lafayette. {Pictured are Ron Smith, Pastor David Horner, Joe Micon & Jane Stewart.}

Outreach is an important part of the mission of Lafayette Urban Ministry; and members of the LUM professional staff actively seek opportunities to engage with and educate people on a variety of issues. Directors of the various LUM programs are well-informed on social and economic issues and are passionate about helping raise awareness in the local community on critical issues affecting low-income families.

Carolyn Kessler—35 Year LUM Volunteer

CarolynKesslerLast week, we lost a very close friend of Lafayette Urban Ministry — Carolyn P. (Pollard) Kessler, 79. Carolyn volunteered with LUM for over 35 years.

Originally from Anderson, Indiana, Carolyn lived in Lafayette and passed away at Signature Health Care on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Wayne and Isabel (Emerson) Pollard. She was a graduate of Anderson High School and earned a Bachelors degree from Purdue University. Carolyn married David Philip Kessler in 1957 and he preceded her in death in 2003. She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, where she had served as a deacon and an elder.

Carolyn was a loving mother and grandmother; an avid gardener; and enjoyed tennis, cooking, walking her dogs and her volunteer work. Surviving are her sons, Eric R. Kessler (Nancy) of Clemmons, NC and Joel R. Kessler of Hermosa Beach, CA, two daughters, Lisa A. Czerwonky (Dan) of West Lafayette and Beth C. Eifrig (Fritz) of Chicago, IL, and her sister, Jennie Sue Alexander of California. Also surviving are five grandchildren, twins Matt and Merry Kessler, Mitch Kessler, David and Grace Czerwonky.

A memorial service was held yesterday at Faith Presbyterian Church with Pastor Horner officiating. The Kessler Family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Lafayette Urban Ministry or Faith Presbyterian Church’s Deacon Fund. To give a memorial gift to LUM, click here.

Carolyn will be missed but not forgotten for her service to others through LUM & her church.

 

Faith Presbyterian—Mission of the Month



Special thanks to Faith Presbyterian Church for donating a huge supply of snacks for use in the LUM After School Program. Each month Faith Presbyterian Church (West Lafayette) designates one mission which their parishioners will support.

The program is called “Mission of the Month.” Mission of the Month at Faith Presbyterian Church focuses on a single short-term immediate need of another mission. September’s Mission of the Month was the LUM After School Program. Their goal was to restock the pantry for the After School Program with nutritious snacks that would be available for the kids to enjoy after their long day of being youngsters. Administered by the Board of Deacons at Faith Presbyterian Church, Mission of the Month has become an important and popular project within the congregation.

Thank you again to the parishioners and Board of Deacons of Faith Presbyterian Church for their continued support of LUM.


If you or your organization would like to donate snacks, supplies or equipment to the LUM After School Program, please review the ASP wishlist below and drop off items to the LUM Offices (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN), Monday-Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or call (765)426.2691 to make special arrangement. To give a cash gift or to sponsor a field trip, you may donate online, click HERE.


Wish List for ASP — enrollment: 50 children


Education Supplies

  • Dry erase markers
  • Backpacks
  • Pencils
  • Loose leaf notebook paper
  • Notebooks
  • Pocket folders
  • Erasers
  • Washable magic markers – variety of colors
  • Construction paper – variety of colors
  • Glue sticks
  • New or gently used books for K-6 level readers
  • Coloring books
  • Craft kits

General Needs

  • First aid kit
  • Universal precautions kit
  • Facial Tissues (Kleenex)
  • Gasoline cards for the buses
  • Clorox wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper

Snacks

  • Peanut butter crackers
  • Cheese crackers
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzels
  • Dried Fruit like raisins
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Fresh fruit
  • Snack crackers (Gold Fish)
  • Cookies
  • Fruit snacks
  • Cheese sticks
  • Rice Krispie Treats
  • Fruit Roll Ups
  • Granola bars, Fruit bars, Snack bars, Breakfast bars
  • Juice (100%)
  • Juice boxes, Juice pouches
  • Treats for prize box
  • Any unused prize from a fast food restaurants
  • Gum/Candy – Individually wrapped

Big Wish Items

 


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