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Quick Links – December Engagement Opportunities


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JUBILEE Christmas
(Saturday, Dec. 10)


EMERGENCY Shelter
(Every Night – 8 p.m.)


FOOD Pantries
(Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to Noon)


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      Hello October! Get Engaged with LUM Today


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      Here are Quick Links to Awesome LUM Fall Engagement Opportunities:


      COMMUNITY Thanksgiving Feast
      (Thursday, Nov. 24 – Noon)


      EMERGENCY Shelter
      (Every Night – 8 p.m.)


      FOOD Pantries
      (Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to Noon)


      TURKEY Trot 5K Run
      (Thursday, Nov. 24 – 8:30 a.m.)


      JUBILEE Christmas
      (Saturday, Dec. 10)


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      Quick Links – Fall Engagement Opportunities


      | Sign Up | Donate | Volunteer | Needed Items |


      COMMUNITY Thanksgiving Feast
      (Thursday, Nov. 24 – Noon)


      EMERGENCY Shelter
      (Every Night – 8 p.m.)


      FOOD Pantries
      (Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to Noon)


      TURKEY Trot 5K Run
      (Thursday, Nov. 24 – 8:30 a.m.)


      JUBILEE Christmas
      (Saturday, Dec. 10)


      Please click the name above for more information — and SHARE with others who might be interested.

      Quick Links – Fall Engagement Opportunities


      | Sign Up | Donate | Volunteer | Needed Items |


      JUBILEE Christmas
      (Saturday, Dec. 10)


      FOOD Pantries
      (Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to Noon)


      EMERGENCY Shelter
      (Every Night – 8 p.m.)


      TURKEY Trot 5K Run
      (Thursday, Nov. 24 – 8:30 a.m.)


      COMMUNITY Thanksgiving Feast
      (Thursday, Nov. 24 – Noon)


      Please click the name above for more information — and SHARE with others who might be interested.

      Quick Links – Fall Engagement Opportunities


      | Sign Up | Donate | Volunteer | Needed Items |


      FOOD Pantries
      (Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to Noon)


      EMERGENCY Shelter
      (Every Night – 8 p.m.)


      TURKEY Trot 5K Run
      (Thursday, Nov. 24 – 8:30 a.m.)


      COMMUNITY Thanksgiving Feast
      (Thursday, Nov. 24 – Noon)


      JUBILEE Christmas
      (Saturday, Dec. 10)


      Please click the name above for more information — and SHARE with others who might be interested.

      Quick Links for Noteworthy LUM News


      Ways You Can Get Engaged with LUM

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      Important Events, Needs and Opportunities


      Ways You Can Get Engaged with LUM

      Row-A-Thon – Saturday, February 13 – Fundraiser sponsored by the Purdue Crew Team to raise money for the LUM Good Samaritan Program. More.

      Chipotle Night – Tuesday, February 23, 5-9 p.m. – Dine at Chipotle (Lafayette) and the LUM Youth Program receives 30% of your purchase. More.


      Meals Need – LUM Emergency Shelter – URGENT need for February meals. Dates available include: February 6, 9, 10, 14, 15, 17-23, 26 & 27. Sign up HERE.


      Hiring – Shelter Security Staff – $15/hour – Part-time, 11-20 hours/week. Send resume with cover letter to Briton Weise, Emergency Shelter Director (bweise@lumserve.org). More.

      Search – Immigration Clinic Director – Full time, Salaried, Benefits, Reporting to Executive Director. Resumes will be reviewed starting February 7. Start date as early as March 15. Send resume with cover letter to Wes Tillett, LUM Executive Director (careers@lumserve.org). More.

      Briefly Noted! Announcing! Save the Date!


      Ways You Can Get Engaged with LUM

      Meals Need – LUM Emergency Shelter – URGENT need for February meals. Dates available include: February 6, 9, 10, 14, 15, 17-23, 26 & 27. Sign up HERE.

      Hiring – Shelter Security Staff – $15/hour – Part-time, 11-20 hours/week. Send resume with cover letter to Briton Weise, Emergency Shelter Director (bweise@lumserve.org). More.

      Search – Immigration Clinic Director – Full time, Salaried, Benefits, Reporting to Executive Director. Resumes will be reviewed starting February 7. Start date as early as March 15. Send resume with cover letter to Wes Tillett, LUM Executive Director (careers@lumserve.org). More.

      Row-A-Thon – Saturday, February 13 – Fundraiser sponsored by the Purdue Crew Team to raise money for the LUM Good Samaritan Program. More.

      Chipotle Night – Tuesday, February 23, 5-9 p.m. – Dine at Chipotle (Lafayette) and the LUM Youth Program receives 30% of your purchase. More.

      Volunteer Afternoon Receptionists Needed – Weekdays, Noon to 4:30 p.m. Interested individuals should email or call Monica (mcasanova@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691). More.

      LUM Board & Staff Call for Reunion of Children & Parents


      Calling for a Quick Reunion of
      Children & Parents held in US Detention Centers

      Lafayette Urban Ministry is committed to touching the future by helping children and their families in the here and now. That is why we join our voice with US and world faith leaders in opposition to the cruel separation of families and children seeking refuge along the US border with Mexico.

      We reject the allegations that the children and adults seeking refuge from economic privation, violence, and political turmoil – seeking peace and a new home in our country – are criminals.

      We reject the misuse of Romans 13 by Attorney General Sessions and White House Press Secretary Sanders to justify reprehensible actions.

      Many more scripture passages insist on helping the immigrant, the sojourner, the poor, and those in need of aid. We rejoice that President Trump changed direction today and has reversed his destructive policy of separating asylum-seeking parents from their children.

      We pray his administration will move quickly to reunite children held in detention centers with their families and establish a more humane and just system to assist those seeking asylum and refuge in our nation.


      “And the King will answer them ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.'”

      Matt 25:40, NRSV



      In Times of Fear


      A message to the community on the occasion of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

      by Bishop Timothy L. Doherty, Catholic Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana


      The recent elections and public news have caused concern and fears in the hearts of members of our communities. Many undocumented parents are afraid of being deported or separated from their U.S. citizen children. Young people who registered for DACA are afraid that the registration will be used against them. School children — citizens or not — are being bullied or mistreated by peers because of their color, religion or ethnic origins.

      As we prepare to celebrate the feasts of the “Guadalupana” and of Christmas, I want you to know that our Catholic Church, and her parishes, are praying with you and for you. I want to assure you that I am aware of the morally wrong things conveyed by words and actions.

      Reports from here in Indiana tell of uncharitable and unjust treatment of both youth and adults. I stand with those who have been mistreated, and I support people and agencies which can offer material and legal help to those who need it.

      I personally am asking that everyone behave respectfully to each of our neighbors, whether citizens or not, Christians or not. My special concern is for your children, for all children. No one should hear bad words or experience maltreatment because of their legal status or ethnic background. It would be the worst evil if public disrespect forced any of us to stay away from our dear religious celebrations at this time of year.

      I authorized the Office of Family Life and Hispanic Ministry to distribute information about the legal rights you have and can claim, even if you are not citizens. We are not pretending to be lawyers, but want you to know how to find one if you need to. We do not promote anything illegal, but we want those people who have rights and responsibilities to be able to enjoy them. And we want to live in human and Christian solidarity with those whose lives are endangered because of uncertain status, threats of violence or unnecessary separation of parents and children, husbands and wives, brothers and sisters.


      {Republished courtesy of The Catholic Moment newspaper, December 11, 2016.}


      For information about the LUM Immigration Clinic, click HERE.


      To view the CLINIC article, How to Prepare for Changes in the Presidential Administration, click HERE.