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Worship in the Streets Gives $496 to LUM

Churches Worship in the Streets of Downtown

This past Sunday seven downtown churches participated in Worship in the Streets. The congregations gathered with excitement to share God’s love and to welcome individuals seeking a church home to join them in the future.

The worship event included refreshments and a free will offering for Lafayette Urban Ministry — and the sponsoring churches donated $496.27 to LUM. The participating churches are Brown St. United Methodist ChurchCongress St. United Methodist ChurchFirst Baptist ChurchFirst Christian ChurchSt. John’s Episcopal ChurchTrinity United Methodist Church & University Church.

Thank you to all of the participating churches for the continued support of the mission of Lafayette Urban Ministry.

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Purdue Honors Former LUM Board President

Former president of the LUM Board of Directors and member of University Church, Lee Ann DeReus, PhD, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Purdue College of Health & Human Sciences at a banquet last Friday. This award honors alumni with demonstrated leadership ability in the community through the development of or significant contributions to private or public programs that improve or enhance the quality of life for individuals, families, and/or communities.

Dr. DeReus earned a Master’s and PhD from Purdue University in Human Development & Family Studies. She is currently the co-founder & chair of the board for Panzi Foundation USA and associate professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University – Altoona.

Dr. DeReus served on the LUM Board of Directors as a representative of University Church and was elected president in 1992. She was also helped lead the search committee that hired the current LUM executive director, Joe Micon. Dr. DeReus & Joe Micon are pictured above.

Join us in congratulating, Dr. Lee Ann DeReus on this prestigious award.