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Cathy Potter Named Woman of Distinction


Last night, Cathy Potter was honored at the annual Salute to Women event. The Salute to Women program honors women who have excelled in their work, community and family. Honorees are leaders, role models and mentors who have had a tremendous positive impact on the lives of the citizens of our community.

Cathy Potter served on the Lafayette Urban Ministry Board of Directors for nine years from 2005 through 2013 representing St. Andrew United Methodist Church. She served in various leadership positions on the board and was elected President in 2013.

Cathy’s service at LUM was marked by collaboration, consensus building, a good listening ear and a great ability to bring people together to advance the Mission of LUM. This was no small task given the fact that the LUM board is comprised of 44 directors!

She was instrumental in the planning and development of the first-ever LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies fundraising event and along with her many board responsibilities has a special love for LUM Jubilee Christmas and LUM Camp. Cathy’s presence is felt everyday at LUM and her spirit and vision are evident in many caring and compassionate ways LUM serves at-risk children and working families in our community.

Join us in congratulating Cathy Potter for this well deserved and prestigious honor.

  • To learn more about Cathy Potter, read the recent news article, click HERE.

 

LUM Good Samaritan Fund FOLLIES


Fine Dining | Silent Auction | Entertainment


The LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies is a lighthearted evening of fine dining, entertainment, fun, and great fellowship — and it benefits the Good Samaritan Fund at Lafayette Urban FolliesAd - no priceMinistry. The fourth annual LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies will exceed your expectations. The Silent Auction will be filled with unique and priceless items. The dinner will be fabulous, and the fellowship is spectacular. The local entertainment, AKA Follies, is amazing.

The best part is all of the proceeds go to an emergency assistance fund dedicated to benefiting the LUM Good Samaritan Program. Follies’ details and tentative schedule are as follows:

  • Friday, April 17, 2015
  • St. Andrew United Methodist Church in West Lafayette
  • Price: $45 per person; $360 per table (max. 8)
  • 5:30 p.m. — Reception & Silent Auction
  • 6:30 p.m. — Dinner; choices: TBD or Vegetarian
  • 7:30 p.m. — Follies Entertainment

Make your Reservations TODAY! Click HERE.

Talent Needed

There is a general informational callout for everyone (past/present) wishing to perform in the 2015 LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies on April 17th. If you can sing, dance, play an instrument, tell a joke, or have any other talent, this stage is for you. Details are as follows:

  • Callout for Talent
  • Monday, February 23
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center (525 N. 4th Street, Lafayette)

Our LUM talent scouts are looking for people to share their God-given talents for a worthy cause. LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies is your chance to shine and be part of something very special.

If you have any questions or need more information, please email or call Eileen Weiss (eweiss@lumserve.org | 847.258.4070). We look forward to seeing all of you at the 4th Annual LUM Follies dinner theater on Friday, April 17th.


 

View a sampler VIDEO of the 2014 LUM Follies’ performers


Make your Reservations TODAY! Click HERE.

If you aren’t able to attend the “Follies” but still wish to make a donation to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund — click:

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LUM Good Samaritan Fund FOLLIES


Fine Dining | Silent Auction | Entertainment


The LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies is a lighthearted evening of fine dining, entertainment, fun, and great fellowship — and it benefits the Good Samaritan Fund at Lafayette Urban FolliesAd - no priceMinistry. The fourth annual LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies will exceed your expectations. The Silent Auction will be filled with unique and priceless items. The dinner will be fabulous, and the fellowship is spectacular. The local entertainment, AKA Follies, is amazing.

The best part is all of the proceeds go to an emergency assistance fund dedicated to benefiting the LUM Good Samaritan Program. Follies’ details and tentative schedule are as follows:

  • Friday, April 17, 2015
  • St. Andrew United Methodist Church in West Lafayette
  • Price: $45 per person; $360 per table (max. 8)
  • 5:30 p.m. — Reception & Silent Auction
  • 6:30 p.m. — Dinner (see Menu below)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Follies Entertainment

Make your Reservations TODAY! Click HERE.

Menu

  • Starter: Tomato basil soup and fresh rolls
  • Main Course:
    • Creamy lasagna Florentine (Vegetarian) OR
    • Lemon pepper pork tenderloin with potatoes and rice with cumin seed
  • Mixed, roasted vegetables
  • Dessert: chocolate orange torte
  • Coffee and teas

View a sampler VIDEO of the 2014 LUM Follies’ performers


Make your Reservations TODAY! Click HERE.

If you aren’t able to attend the “Follies” but still wish to make a donation to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund — click:

Make a Donation Button
Good Samaritan Fund

LUM FOLLIES — Call Out for Entertainment


3rd Annual LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies

Follies Talent Search is on!



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Are You a Dancer? Comic? Puppeteer? Musician? Poet? Mime? Magician? Juggler? Ringmaster? Ventriloquist? Actor? Clown? Singer? Contortionist? Acrobat?

Our LUM talent scouts are looking for people to share their God-given talents for a worthy cause—the third Annual LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies. This lighthearted evening of food, fun, and entertainment is Friday, April 4th and benefits the LUM Good Samaritan Fund. If you have a unique talent you would love to share by taking our stage, your talent is needed. LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies is your chance to shine and be part of something very special.

If you are interested in performing at the Follies this year, please email or call Eileen Weiss (jimandeileen@hotmail.com | 765-337-2596). We look forward to seeing all of you at the third Annual LUM Follies dinner theater on Friday, April 4th.


One of the most special parts of the LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies is the LIVE entertainment also known as the “Follies.” After dinner at approximately 7:30 p.m. the entertainment begins. In 2013, the entertainers included — the infamous puppet troupe — as well as music, magic and comedy. Last year the entertainment spanned four-generation with a 14-year-old performing a classical guitar piece to a vocal group with members in their 80’s and 90’s. Other highlights included the West Lafayette High School Barbershop Quartet, a Handbell duet, a performance by a current pastor and another by a retired pastor as well as a women’s trio featuring singers from the First United Methodist Church.



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Meet the LUM Executive Council – Cathy Potter


President: Cathy Potter


2013-02-20 LUM board meeting 011 (2)Cathy has represented her church, St. Andrew  United Methodist Church since 2000 and currently is the president of the LUM Board.

She is the mother of a daughter and two sons and has three grandchildren. Cathy enjoys reading, meeting new people, traveling, gardening, and any new experience. She is retired from Purdue University where she served as a development officer. In addition to her church and LUM, Cathy is active with the League of Women Voter of Greater Lafayette where she served as the president for two years.

She believes that LUM is a brilliant idea and plans on focusing on its ability to help others, engage in social justice, and continue to advocate for immigration reform.

LUM Follies Raises $10,000+


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LUM Follies Raises $10,000+ for the Good Samaritan Fund.


The second annual LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies exceeded everyone’s expectations. The LUM Board of Directors are thrilled to report the 2013 LUM Follies raised more than $10,000 for the Good Samaritan Fund at the Lafayette Urban Ministry.

Close to 200 enjoyed bidding on tantalizing Silent Auction baskets and items, enjoyed a tasty meal and a fine Follies show, and really enjoyed the fellowship of each other’s company.


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You can see by the photos that it was a memorable evening, and the variety show known as “Follies” was very entertaining. The best part is all of the proceeds go to a fund dedicated to benefiting the LUM Good Samaritan Program.


Thanks to all who attended and support LUM and the LUM Good Samaritan Program. For more information on the Good Samaritan Program — click HERE.


If you weren’t able to attend the “Follies” but still wish to make a donation to the Good Samaritan Fund — click HERE or the “donate” button below.



LUM Good Samaritan Program


Thus far this year, the LUM Good Samaritan Fund provided $41,523 of emergency financial assistance to 732 different households. Evictions were stopped, utility disconnects were averted and vital medications were provided to those who had no other way to pay for them. To give to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund by clicking HEREMore Details on the LUM Good Samaritan Program.


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To view more photos from LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies, click HERE.



LUM Follies – A Word of Appreciation


Many people helped make LUM Follies a joyous expression of our 41 years of ministry together at LUM. We wish to express our appreciation to Rev. Tim Burchill and the staff and congregation of Saint Andrew United Methodist Church for being such gracious hosts. And thanks to Boy Scout Troop 335 for setting up and taking down tables and chairs. And we are most grateful to Eileen Hession Weiss for directing this evening’s show and to each of our Follies performers for taking the time and effort to share their considerable talents with us. Follies cover was designed by Thomas Decker, Central Catholic High School senior.

Thanks also to the members of the planning committee: Cathy Potter, Patty Useem, Joan Low, Nita Cunningham and Deb Parent as well as LUM Staff members: Mary Anderson, Eileen Hession Weiss, Sylvia Mohler, Linda Hicks and Joe Micon.


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LUM Follies — Corporate Sponsors


SCC_logo2Platinum Level ($1,000):

  • System Concepts & Consulting, Inc.

Gold Level ($500):

  • Lafayette Savings Bank, Stuart and Branigin, LLP, and Tippecanoe Animal Hospital

Silver Level ($250):

  • Wabash National Corporation

Bronze Level ($100):

  • Cardinal Office Products, Essential Touch Massage, Milestone Contractors, L.P., and Simon Construction

Show your appreciate for our Corporate Sponsors and support their businesses if you can.



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The LINE – Film Screening & Discussion

The Line movie on poverty


United Methodist Churches in the Greater Lafayette area are focusing on hunger and poverty throughout 2013.


2013-01-27 The Line 011 (2)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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