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LUM Board Visits Summer Programs in Action


LUM Board Tours Food Pantry & 5th Quarter


This week, members of the LUM Board of Directors made two site visits. They visited the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program at First Christian Church and the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry at St. John’s Episcopal Church (both on N 6th Street, Lafayette).

Joe Micon, LUM executive director, led the tour and shared,

“It is important for the LUM Board members to get out and see first hand who we serve, how we serve, and where we serve. Monthly reports are helpful, but visiting a site is more powerful.”

Mark Thomas, president of the LUM Board, who attended the tours stated that

“It was a wonderful day — and an affirmation that the LUM staff are doing great work and as a whole LUM is continuing to have a tremendous impact on the families in our community.”


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5th Quarter Summer Learning Program

{Pictured L to R: Back Row — Cindy Nycz, LUM board member; Mark Thomas; food pantry volunteers: Jack Kauffman, Kathie Basden, & Noah Kauffman; Front Row — Susie Riley, LUM board treasurer and Molly Kauffman, food pantry volunteer.}

Worship in the Streets Gives $496 to LUM

Churches Worship in the Streets of Downtown


This past Sunday seven downtown churches participated in Worship in the Streets. The congregations gathered with excitement to share God’s love and to welcome individuals seeking a church home to join them in the future.

The worship event included refreshments and a free will offering for Lafayette Urban Ministry — and the sponsoring churches donated $496.27 to LUM. The participating churches are Brown St. United Methodist ChurchCongress St. United Methodist ChurchFirst Baptist ChurchFirst Christian ChurchSt. John’s Episcopal ChurchTrinity United Methodist Church & University Church.

Thank you to all of the participating churches for the continued support of the mission of Lafayette Urban Ministry.


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Jubilee Christmas — Making the Season Bright


Jubilee Christmas Helps to Make the Season Bright.

LUM Jubilee Christmas “Helps Make the Season Bright.” This past Saturday, close to 1,000
volunteers across the county hosted 684 families who were shopping for 1,913 children at 27 different host-sites engaging 31 churches and organizations — It’s LUM Jubilee Christmas!

Our Jubilee Christmas families are wonderful, loving parents — and our caring volunteers are excited to make these parents the “super-heroes” on Christmas morning. Each Jubilee Christmas family also received a ham, food card & homemade Christmas cookies to make Christmas dinner special too.

In addition to the new friendships forged, the highlight of the day is always the surprise visit from Santa Claus.


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Jubilee Christmas

More PHOTOS from Jubilee Christmas 2016 may be viewed HERE.


Thanks to all of our Jubilee Christmas partners:

Host Sites: Bethany Presbyterian Church, Central Presbyterian Church, Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Christ United Methodist Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Congress Street United Methodist Church, Elston Presbyterian Church, Faith Presbyterian Church, Federated Church, First Baptist Church, First Christian Church, First United Methodist Church, Grace United Methodist Church, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Immanuel United Church of Christ, Lafayette Christian Reformed Church, Lafayette Church of the Brethren, Lafayette Friends Meeting, Memorial Presbyterian Church of Dayton, Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Riverside Covenant Church, Sigma Chi Fraternity, St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Boniface Catholic Church, St. John’s Episcopal Church, St. Lawrence Catholic Church, St. Mary Cathedral, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center, Trinity United Methodist Church and Unitarian Universalist Church.

Community Partners: First United Methodist Church, Lafayette Adult Resource Academy, Lafayette School Corporation, Oakland High School, SpeedPro Imaging, Purdue Musical OrganizationsSt. Andrew United Methodist Church & U-Haul

Donation Centers: Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co. & Olive Garden Italian Restaurant


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Thank you and Merry Christmas!


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Jubilee Christmas

Jubilee Christmas — Helps to Make the Season Bright


Jubilee Christmas Helps to Make the Season Bright.

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More than a thousand volunteers across the county hosted 681 families who were shopping for
over 1,900 children at 27 different host-sites engaging 32 churches and organizations — It’s LUM Jubilee Christmas!

Jubilee Christmas events are joyful celebrations. Our Jubilee Christmas families are wonderful, loving parents — and our caring volunteers are excited to make these parents the “super-heroes” on Christmas morning. LUM Jubilee Christmas is truly a community effort — that helps making the season bright.

Each Jubilee Christmas family also received a ham, food card & homemade Christmas cookies to make Christmas dinner special too. The highlight of the day was a surprise visit from Santa Claus.


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Jubilee Christmas

More PHOTOS from Jubilee Christmas 2016 may be viewed HERE.


Thanks to all of our Jubilee Christmas partners:

Host Sites: Bethany Presbyterian Church, Brown Street United Methodist Church, Central Presbyterian Church, Christ United Methodist Church, Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Congress Street United Methodist Church, Dayton Memorial Presbyterian Church, Elston Presbyterian Church, Faith Presbyterian Church, Federated Church, First Baptist Church, First Christian Church, First United Methodist Church, Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Grace United Methodist Church, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Immanuel United Church of Christ, Lafayette Christian Reformed Church, Lafayette Church of the Brethren, Lafayette Friends Meeting, Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Riverside Covenant Church, Sigma Chi Fraternity, St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Boniface Catholic Church, St. John’s Episcopal Church, St. Lawrence Catholic Church, St. Mary Cathedral, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Trinity United Methodist Church.

Community Partners: First United Methodist Church, Lafayette Adult Resource Academy, Lafayette School Corporation, Oakland High School, SpeedPro Imaging, Purdue Musical OrganizationsSt. Andrew United Methodist Church

Donation Centers: Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co. & Olive Garden Italian Restaurant


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Thank you and Merry Christmas!


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Jubilee Christmas

Jubilee Christmas — A Joyful Celebration


Jubilee Christmas is a Joyful Celebration.

Jubilee LOGO red

Hundreds of volunteers across the county hosted 653 families who were shopping for
1800 children at 24 different host-sites engaging 31 churches and organizations — It’s LUM Jubilee Christmas!

Jubilee Christmas events are joyful celebrations. Our Jubilee Christmas families are wonderful, loving parents — and our caring volunteers are excited to make these parents the “super-heroes” on Christmas morning. LUM Jubilee Christmas is truly a community effort.

Each Jubilee Christmas family also received a ham, food card & homemade Christmas cookies to make Christmas dinner special too. The highlight of the day was a surprise visit from Santa Claus.


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Jubilee Christmas

More PHOTOS from Jubilee Christmas 2015 may be viewed HERE.


Special Thanks to all of our Sponsoring Organizations:

Bethany Presbyterian Church, Brown Street United Methodist Church, Central Presbyterian Church, Christ United Methodist Church, Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Congress Street United Methodist Church, Dayton Memorial Presbyterian Church, Elston Presbyterian Church, Faith Presbyterian Church, Federated Church, First Baptist Church, First Christian Church, First United Methodist Church, Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Grace United Methodist Church, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Immanuel United Church of Christ, Lafayette Christian Reformed Church, Lafayette Church of the Brethren, Lafayette Friends Meeting, Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Riverside Covenant Church, Sigma Chi Fraternity, St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Boniface Catholic Church, St. John’s Episcopal Church, St. Lawrence Catholic Church, St. Mary Cathedral, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Trinity United Methodist Church.


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Thank you and Merry Christmas!


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Jubilee Christmas