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This Fall Season Has More LUM Excitement


Save These LUM Fall Event Dates & Get Engaged


HUNGER HIKE | Sunday, September 18 at 1 p.m. | Riehle Plaza, Lafayette, IN


PORT of HOPE – the Immigration Clinic Fundraiser | Thursday, November 3 at 5:30 p.m. | Lafayette Brewing Co., Lafayette, IN


TURKEY TROT 5K Run | Thursday, November 24 at 8 a.m. | Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette, IN


Community THANKSGIVING Feast | Thursday, November 24 at Noon | Central Presbyterian Church, Lafayette, IN

Quick Links to Important LUM Opportunities


Now is a great time to add these important LUM programs and opportunities to your calendar.


LUM Camp (July 25 – 29) – A week-long, overnight camp program at Hanging Rock Camp for children from 8 to 10 years old from low-income families. Why not say “yes” this year to being a volunteer LUM Camp Counselor?

Hunger Hike (September 18) – Saturday, September 21 is the annual HH5K Run. Sunday (9/22) is the traditional Hunger Hike 3K Walk. Proceeds benefit LUM Food Programs, Food Finders Food Bank Inc., and St. Thomas Aquinas’ Haiti Ministry. Mark your calendars and get your team together.

Community Thanksgiving Celebration (November 24) – The LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration is on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 2 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church (Lafayette). More than 800 people will be served dinner and dessert, and you may be a part of this special program by volunteering or making a donation.

Turkey Trot 5K Run (November 24) – Start off your Thanksgiving day with the Turkey Trot 5K Run at 8 a.m. on the Cattail Trail Loop, Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette. Runners, walkers, dogs, strollers, wagons & turkey hats are welcome. All Turkey Trot proceeds benefit local families through the programs and services at LUM.

Jubilee Christmas (December 17) – LUM Jubilee Christmas serves over 600 families and 1800 children. Parents visit one of dozens of churches and shop for their children. In addition to the toys and clothes, each family also receives a ham and homemade cookies to make Christmas dinner special too.


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Mark Your Calendars – Get Engaged

Save the Dates for LUM Fall Happenings


HUNGER HIKE | Sunday, September 18 at 1 p.m. | Riehle Plaza, Lafayette, IN |

– Join us in the Fight Against Hunger — locally, regionally & globally — by participating in Hunger Hike 2022. Hunger Hike offers many ways for individuals, churches, groups, organizations, teams, families and companies to raise funds to fight hunger. Walk and raise funds on your own or create a Team and raise funds as a group. Make a donation online, support a Team & become a Corporate Sponsor.

Hunger Hike benefits Lafayette Urban Ministry Food Programs, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. and St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry. If an outdoor event is not feasible the committee is exploring a virtual event. Find everything you need to start fundraising on the Hunger Hike website — go to hungerhike.org.


PORT of HOPE – the Immigration Clinic Fundraiser | Thursday, November 3 at 5:30 p.m. | Lafayette Brewing Co., Lafayette, IN

– Port of Hope is an evening fundraising event in support of the LUM  Immigration Clinic . For many families in our community the LUM Immigration Clinic is their “Port of Hope.” Please support the work of the LUM Immigration Clinic by attending Port of Hope. Port of Hope is a festive event with lots of food from local restaurants, a Market Place featuring unique experiences and items from around the world and entertainment by musicians from around the world.


TTURKEY TROT 5K Run  | Thursday, November 24 at 8 a.m. | Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette, IN

– Start off your Thanksgiving day with the Turkey Trot 5K Run at 8 a.m. on the Cattail Trail Loop, Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette. Runners, walkers, dogs, strollers, wagons & turkey hats are welcome.

All Turkey Trot 5K Run proceeds benefit local families through the programs and services at Lafayette Urban Ministry.


Community THANKSGIVING Feast | Thursday, November 24 at Noon | Central Presbyterian Church, Lafayette, IN

– The LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration is on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 2 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church (Lafayette). More than 800 people will be served dinner and dessert, and you may be a part of this special program by preparing food, volunteering or making a donation.


JUBILEE Christmas | Saturday, December 10 | All Day | Events at 27 Locations in Lafayette/West Lafayette, IN

– LUM Jubilee Christmas serves more than 600 families impacting more than 1,800 children. Parents visit one of dozens of churches and shop for their children. In addition to the toys and clothes, each family also receives a ham and homemade cookies to make Christmas dinner special too.


Thanks to Jubilee Christmas Host Sites & Partners

Very Special Thanks to All of the Jubilee Christmas Churches

  • Bethany Presbyterian Church
  • Central Presbyterian Church
  • Chapel of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Campus Ministry
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Christ United Methodist Church
  • Church of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Congress Street United Methodist Church
  • Connection Point Church
  • Dayton Memorial Presbyterian Church
  • Elston Presbyterian Church
  • Faith Presbyterian Church
  • Federated Church
  • First Baptist Lafayette
  • First Christian Church
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Grace United Methodist Church
  • Heartland Community 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
  • St. Andrew United Methodist Church
  • St Ann’s Catholic Church & Shrine
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church
  • St. Lawrence Catholic Church
  • Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Center
  • Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County

For more information on LUM Jubilee Christmas, click HERE.


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Jubilee Christmas – Community-Wide Event

Thanks to All Donors, Volunteers & Hosts Sites

Jubilee Christmas was a brilliant success this past Saturday serving 623 households, impacting 1,746 children, engaging close to 1,200 volunteers at 29 events, supported by donors giving more than $250,000 worth of gifts, food, clothes, and books. What a tremendous community-wide effort.

Jubilee Christmas also provides a significant boost to the local retail economy. Gifts and food are purchased locally, and $35,000 in gift cards are redeemed locally. As a result of this program, LUM will see fewer clients in January and February requesting emergency rent and utility assistance in the Financial Assistance Program.

Special thanks to Allie Parker, the Jubilee Christmas director, and all of the JC Host Site coordinators & volunteers. (See below for a complete list of Host Site churches.) If you participated or made a donation this year, THANK YOU! And, Merry Christmas!



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Jubilee Christmas is Here

621 Families | 29 Events | 1,200 Volunteers

This Saturday (December 11) is a joyous day in the Greater Lafayette. Jubilee Christmas is here! At 29 different events across Tippecanoe County from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., 621 local families will receive Christmas assistance impacting close to 1,800 local children

Jubilee Christmas is a special LUM program for families with children ages 12 and younger. Participants will attend an event at one of our 29 host sites and select new toys for their children. Each parent is assigned a host who will assist them in shopping and wrapping their gifts. Each family also receives a food gift card and homemade Christmas cookies to make their Christmas dinner more special.

  • DONATE – You can help with a cash gift. Your cash gift may be given in honor of a friend — in lieu of a holiday gift. LUM will send a Holiday Card to the individual you are honoring.
  • VOLUNTEER – Saturday, December 11 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. – Receive & sort toys, assist a parent in shopping for their children, and set up/clean up

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