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UU Church — Goodwill Clothing Drive (5/12)


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Clean out your closet — Bring your clothes to the Unitarian Universalist Church — Benefit LUM Clients! It’s a Win-Win!

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County (333 Meridian St., West Lafayette) will hold their annual
Goodwill Clothing Drive on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

UU Church will receive a $5 voucher from Goodwill for each bag of clothing donated. These vouchers will be distributed to LUM and other local nonprofits. Our neediest families will be helped. Let your spring cleaning be a Win-Win and help your community.

 

St. Mary Cathedral — Clothing Drive (6/9-12)


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Clean out your closets — Bring your clothes to St. Mary Cathedral — Benefit families served by LUM!
It’s a Win-Win!

St. Mary Cathedral (1207 Columbia St, Lafayette) will hold their 15th annual Clothing Drive—Project Connect & Collect from Friday, June 9 – Monday, June 12. The church will receive a $5 voucher from Goodwill for each bag of clothing donated. These vouchers will be donated to LUM and distributed to our neediest families for school clothes, work clothes & more.


Details are as follows:

  • Location: Bishop Bennett Room, Social Hall—lower level,
    St. Mary Cathedral, 1207 Columbia St., Lafayette
  • Dates and times:
    – Friday, June 9 & Monday, June 12 — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    – Saturday, June 10 — After 4:30 p.m. Mass
    – Sunday, June 11 — After all Masses (7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.)

Let your closet cleaning be a Win-Win and help your community.

For more information, email or call Janet Reust (janreust@yahoo.com | 765-714-2462).

 

 

UU Church — Goodwill Clothing Drive (5/13)


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Clean out your closet — Bring your clothes to the Unitarian Universalist Church — Benefit LUM Clients! It’s a Win-Win!

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County (333 Meridian St., West Lafayette) will hold their annual
Goodwill Clothing Drive on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

UU Church will receive a $5 voucher from Goodwill for each bag of clothing donated. These vouchers will be distributed to LUM and other local nonprofits. Our neediest families will be helped. Let your spring cleaning be a Win-Win and help your community.

For more information, email Susanne McConville at suemcconville1200@gmail.com.

 

Deb Parent — Cornerstone of LUM


Dear Friend,

Deb Parent is a cornerstone of the Lafayette Urban Ministry.


She was appointed by her pastor to fill St. Mary Cathedral’s seat on the 44 member LUM Board of Directors in 2006 and quickly became involved in many board leadership and volunteer responsibilities.

Deb was elected board president in 2012 and continues to serve on the LUM board’s Executive Council. She supports LUM’s excellent staff through her work as the board’s personnel liaison. She helped lead the implementation of LUM’s Good Samaritan Fund Follies and Port of Hope fundraising events. She was instrumental in the creation of LUM’s endowment for programs and has regularly helped with Hunger Hike, LUM Camp, and Jubilee Christmas.

More than anything else, Deb’s involvement at LUM has been defined by her heartfelt concern and compassion for those who are homeless. She spent several years volunteering as case manager helping our homeless guests move off the streets, out of our shelter, and into more self-sufficient living in a home of their own. She even served in an interim position on LUM’s staff as Shelter Program Director.

It was her passion in this area that recently helped LUM re-vision its work with the homeless, allowing us to help many individuals off the streets even more quickly than before. Honestly, I don’t know what LUM would do without Deb and her enthusiasm for our mission.


The Lafayette Urban Ministry is an organization of 44 Greater Lafayette area churches. We serve as a social safety net for at-risk children and low-income working families. Last year, LUM served 5,175 households.

We help narrow the academic achievement gap separating low-income children from their more affluent peers. Through LUM’s Enhanced After School Program, 5th Quarter Summer Learning Retention Program, and through countless educational enrichment activities at LUM Camp, our students excel – they become better readers, more critical thinkers, and are better prepared to learn in school. More than 200 children are served each year.

We help to ease the income inequality gap for working families by providing free tax preparation services; emergency financial assistance for housing, utility and transportation services; supplemental food and nutrition aid; and significant family support during the holidays through Jubilee Christmas and LUM’s Community Thanksgiving Celebration. More than 5,000 households were served by these programs last year.

We provided overnight shelter to 611 homeless individuals, a winter warming station for 154 more, and helped each of them with the support and direction they needed to leave the streets for a home of their own.

During 2016, LUM’s ID Clinic helped 196 individuals regain their lost or stolen photo identification cards. Our Immigration Clinic helped 39 individuals to navigate the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service bureaucracy enabling them to retain legal status and to remain with their families. And LUM’s Social Justice Ministry was active in communicating with elected officials about issues affecting those we serve.


While Deb Parent’s involvement in LUM is indeed significant, she will be the first to tell you that it pales in comparison to the combined efforts of all the others, like you, who help lead, volunteer, and contribute financially to our shared ministry here at LUM.


Your past support of the Lafayette Urban Ministry has been so important to all that has been accomplished here. Together, we have strengthened families, nurtured children and made our community a better place for everyone.

I hope you will continue your support of LUM by making a generous Lenten season gift of $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000, or more, today.

I can think of nowhere else that your charitable dollars will have greater impact. I can think of no better way to practice our Lenten discipline than to share with those less fortunate.


Deb Parent shares that her prayers are always with the people LUM serves – and with those who serve others at LUM through their gifts of time, talent and treasure. She always keeps her eyes and heart open to new ways to be of help to those in our community who are struggling.

In a discussion group that Deb attends, the question was recently posed… “How do we answer those who ask us what we do?” Her response:

“I am at peace sharing that my work is whatever God shows or calls me to do today, this week, or this year.”

For Deb, that work has frequently meant active involvement at LUM.

I am so very grateful for Deb Parent and for all those whose hard work and dedication to LUM’s mission helps to make our community a more healthy and welcoming place for all of its citizens.


Please give generously so that our important work can continue. Place your check in the mail today or give online by clicking the button below.

Gratefully,

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PS — You may also contribute online and find out more about the service offered by Lafayette Urban Ministry our website at www.lumserve.org


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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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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


Jubilee Christmas in the News


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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Clothing Drive Benefits LUM

St. Mary CathedralIt’s time to gather up those clothes you no longer need and donate them to the St. Mary’s Goodwill Clothing Drive.

For each bag of clothing, Goodwill will give the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception a $5 voucher, and St. Mary’s has pledged to pass along the $5 vouchers to LUM to assist clients with clothing needs such as back-to-school clothes, winter coats and employment-related clothing.

Here’s what you do…

  • Gather your clothes donation (clothing items only, please)
  • Put them into 13 gallon bags (please don’t over fill the bags or use ripped bags)
  • Please bring your bags of clothing to the lower level of the Social Hall building.
  • Drop off bags of clothes to the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception (1207 Columbia Street, Lafayette) as follows:
    • Friday, August 8th — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Saturday, August 9th — 4 to 6 p.m.
    • Sunday, August 10th — 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
    • Monday, August 11th — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Open your hearts – clean out your closets – & have a direct impact on LUM clients in need!
If you have any questions, please call Janet Reust at (765) 714-2462.



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LUM in the Community


November 9, 2012 —
Last weekend, Joe Micon, executive director of LUM, visited churches in the community and engaged with Purdue students. Below is a brief summary of LUM in the Community with Joe Micon’s journey.


Welcome to Fr. Jeff

Fr. Jeff Martin & Joe Micon

Fr. Jeff Martin has been appointed by Bishop Timothy Doherty as the new pastor of St. Mary Cathedral in Lafayette. LUM Director Joe Micon was on hand at Fr. Jeff’s welcome reception to say hello and invite him to LUM for a tour. St. Mary Cathedral’s representative to the LUM Board of Directors is Deb Parent. She is currently serving as LUM’s President.


Immanuel UCC—New Gathering Space

Rev. Dr. Ronald Wunsch & Joe Micon
Rev. Dr. Ronald Wunsch & Joe Micon

Joe Micon is pictured with the pastor of Immanuel United Church of Christ (Lafayette), Rev. Dr. Ronald Wunsch, at the public showing of the church’s recently completed gathering space.


Purdue AG 201

John Haymond, Eric Dean and Alyssa Strumpf
John Haymond, Eric Dean and Alyssa Strumpf

Three Purdue students (John Haymond, Eric Dean and Alyssa Strumpf) from Assistant Dean Pamela V. Morris’ AG 201: Communicating Across Cultures class spent several hours at LUM on Sunday afternoon — they washed windows, interviewed Director Joe Micon, learned about LUM services, and how they fight to tear down stereotypes about the poor.



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