LUM Program Director Panel Discussion
As a part of the on-going training of the LUM Board of Directors, each quarter their meeting features a program called “Pizza & Perspectives.” At last week’s board meeting, the Pizza & Perspectives program included a panel discussion featuring four LUM program directors. The panel participants (pictured L to R) are as follows:
During this panel discussion board members learned how the LUM Mission is being executed on the “front lines.” The panelists gave brief summaries of their areas including current client needs, new initiatives, issues, and future opportunities. This was chance for board members to ask questions of the staff who work with clients & volunteers every day and are fully engaged in serving the families and children in our community.
Pizza & Perspectives was a lively and informative event leaving the LUM board members feeling better informed and energized.
To view more photos from the Pizza & Perspectives program, click HERE.
Bishop Timothy Doherty Discusses
Poverty, the Pope, Today’s Youth, the Election & More
Last night, LUM Pizza & Perspectives hosted by the LUM Board of Directors featured remarks by the most Reverend Timothy L. Doherty, S.T.L., Ph.D., the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana.
Bishop Timothy Doherty joined the attendees for pizza and then offered remarks about a number of topics. He began by giving an overview of the pastoral letter from the Catholic Bishops of Indiana entitled “Poverty at the Crossroads: The Church’s Response to Poverty in Indiana.” He then entertained questions which led to discussions about immigration, health care, Pope Francis, today’s youth, the upcoming election, and downtown Lafayette. Bishop Doherty concluded his remarks with a sincere thanks to the LUM Board of Directors and staff for the remarkable and meaningful work happening at LUM to strengthen and uplift local families. A special thank you to Bishop Timothy Doherty for taking the time to share his thoughts and expertise with the friends, board members and staff of the Lafayette Urban Ministry.
To view more photos from last night’s Pizza & Perspectives program, click HERE.
United Methodist Churches in the Greater Lafayette area are focusing on hunger and poverty throughout 2013.
As a part of this initiative, there was a screening of the short Sojourner’s documentary The Line. The 30-minute film uncovers the emerging and entrenched faces of poverty in our country.
Following the screening of the movie, there was a open discussion concerning poverty and hunger in the Tippecanoe County area featuring panelists (our very own) Joe Micon, Executive Director of Lafayette Urban Ministry, and Kier Crites, Director of Community Relations, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. The discussion was moderated by Tim Burchill, Senior Pastor, St. Andrew United Methodist Church; and participants included among others Cathy Potter, LUM Board of Directors’ President; Trisha Sembroski, LUM Board of Directors’ Treasurer; Clarinda Crawford, Pastor, Congress Street United Methodist Church; Linda Dolby, LUM Board of Directors’ member; and Susan Brouillette, LUM Director of Healthy Families and Sustainable Communities.
Thank you to the United Methodist Churches of Greater Lafayette for sponsoring such an important program and for including LUM in the conversation. Special thanks to St. Andrew United Methodist Church for being such gracious hosts.
To view more Photos from The Line program, click HERE.
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