Tag Archives: west lafayette indiana

Music Ministries Concert Benefits LUM



Church Logo 001 (2)First United Methodist Church presents the 6th Annual Music Ministries Concert — in support of LUM — 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 25 at First United Methodist Church (1700 SR 26W, West Lafayette).

The Concert details are as follows:

  • Music Ministries Concert
  • Sunday, February 25
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • First United Methodist Church, 1700 State Rd 26 W, West Lafayette

Refreshments will be available after the concert. Free-will offering will be requested which benefits both Lafayette Urban Ministry and Habitat for Humanity.  It will be a wonderful afternoon of music and worship — all for a great cause.

For more information call 765.74.1285 or email ewilson@fumcwl.org.


The Music Ministries of First United Methodist Church Concert will feature 11 church ensembles with children, youth, adults, choral, instrumental, and handbell —  including:

  • Aldersgate Handbell Choir
  • Celebration Chimes (children’s choir)
  • Chancel Choir
  • Collision Youth Band
  • First Church 4 (men’s barbershop quartet)
  • H.I.S. – (women’s trio)
  • Jubilation Bells (handbell quartet)
  • King’s Choir (children’s choir)
  • MorningStar (women’s ensemble)
  • Sonshine Kids (children’s choir)
  • WIRED Band

Thanks to First UMC Music Ministries



Church Logo 001 (2)

Special thanks to the First United Methodist Church, West Lafayette, for sponsoring the 5th Annual Music Ministries Concert, which is a benefit concert for LUM. The concert was free and open to the public & featured a wide variety of music groups including children, youth, adults, choral, instrumental, and hand bells. A free will offering was collected, half of which was donated to LUM. The concert raised over $340 for Lafayette Urban Ministry. Extra special gratitude to Ellen Wilson, director of music ministries & worship arts (pictured above, far left—conducting), as well as all of the talented music groups and performers.


Music Ministries Concert Benefits LUM



Church Logo 001 (2)First United Methodist Church presents the 5th Annual Music Ministries Concert — in support of LUM — 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 19 at First United Methodist Church (1700 SR 26W, West Lafayette).

The Concert details are as follows:

  • Music Ministries Concert
  • Sunday, February 19
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • First United Methodist Church, 1700 State Rd 26 W, West Lafayette

Refreshments will be available after the concert. Free-will offering will be requested which benefits both Lafayette Urban Ministry and Habitat for Humanity.  It will be a wonderful afternoon of music and worship — all for a great cause.

For more information call 765.74.1285 or email ewilson@fumcwl.org.


The Music Ministries of First United Methodist Church Concert will feature 11 church ensembles with children, youth, adults, choral, instrumental, and handbell —  including:

  • Aldersgate Handbell Choir
  • Celebration Chimes (children’s choir)
  • Chancel Choir
  • Collision Youth Band
  • First Church 4 (men’s barbershop quartet)
  • H.I.S. – (women’s trio)
  • Jubilation Bells (handbell quartet)
  • King’s Choir (children’s choir)
  • MorningStar (women’s ensemble)
  • Sonshine Kids (children’s choir)
  • WIRED Band

“Shell” Dedicated to Former Board Member


20160424_120459 (1280x717)


The Purdue Crew Team Alumni recently donated two new shells to the team and dedicated one to their longtime head coach, Dave Kucik, and the second to his wife, Lonni. Joe Micon, LUM executive director, was in attendance for the dedication of the second shell named for Lonni Kucik. Lonni, a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, West Lafayette (a LUM member church), served on the LUM Board of Directors and Executive Council.

Purdue Crew Team continues to be a very generous supporter of LUM, in particular the LUM Good Samaritan Fund and Hunger Hike. This past February, the crew team donated $8,542 to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund from their Row-A-Thon fundraising event.

Pictured above is the dedication ceremony which includes the “christening” of the shell with water directly from the Wabash River, the home of the Purdue Crew Team. Join us in congratulating Lonni & Dave on this honor; and once again thanking the Purdue Crew Team for their continued support of LUM.

Thanks to First UMC Music Ministries


20160221_133539 (1280x580)


Church Logo 001 (2)
This past Sunday, First United Methodist Church sponsored the 4th Annual Music Ministries Concert, which is a benefit concert for LUM. The Music Ministries Concert was free and open to the public — & featured a wide variety of music groups including children, youth, adults, choral, instrumental, and hand bells. A free will offering was collected, half of which will be donated to LUM.

Special gratitude to First United Methodist Church — especially Ellen Wilson, director of music ministries & worship arts (pictured above, far left—conducting), as well as all of the talented music groups and performers. To view more photos, click HERE.

For more information call 765.743.1285 or email ewilson@fumcwl.org.


IMG_0635 (2)


Music Ministries Concert Benefits LUM


Church Logo 001 (2)

First United Methodist Church of West Lafayette is sponsoring a live Music Ministries Concert on Sunday, February 22, 2015  with a free-will offering, half of which benefits Lafayette Urban Ministry.


IMG_9334 (2)


The Music Ministries of First United Methodist Church Concert will feature 11 church ensembles with children, youth, adults, choral, instrumental, and handbell —  including:

  • Aldersgate Handbell Choir
  • Celebration Chimes (children’s choir)
  • Chancel Choir
  • Collision Youth Band
  • First Church 4 (men’s barbershop quartet)
  • H.I.S. – (women’s trio)
  • Jubilation Bells (handbell quartet)
  • King’s Choir (children’s choir)
  • MorningStar (women’s ensemble)
  • Sonshine Kids (children’s choir)
  • WIRED Band

IMG_9541 (2)


The Concert details are as follows:

  • Music Ministries Concert
  • Sunday, February 22
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • First United Methodist Church, 1700 State Rd 26 W, West Lafayette

Refreshments will be available after the concert. Free-will offering will be requested which benefits both Lafayette Urban Ministry and Habitat for Humanity.  It will be a wonderful afternoon of music and worship — all for a great cause.

For more information call 765.74.1285 or email ewilson@fumcwl.org.


IMG_8362 (2)

IMG_0635 (2) IMG_8460 (2) IMG_9170 (3)

 

 

Music Ministries Concert Benefits LUM


Church Logo 001 (2)

First United Methodist Church of West Lafayette is sponsoring a live Music Ministries Concert on Sunday, February 22, 2015  with a free-will offering, half of which benefits Lafayette Urban Ministry.


IMG_9334 (2)


The Music Ministries of First United Methodist Church Concert will feature 11 church ensembles with children, youth, adults, choral, instrumental, and handbell —  including:

  • Aldersgate Handbell Choir
  • Celebration Chimes (children’s choir)
  • Chancel Choir
  • Collision Youth Band
  • First Church 4 (men’s barbershop quartet)
  • H.I.S. – (women’s trio)
  • Jubilation Bells (handbell quartet)
  • King’s Choir (children’s choir)
  • MorningStar (women’s ensemble)
  • Sonshine Kids (children’s choir)
  • WIRED Band

IMG_9541 (2)


The Concert details are as follows:

  • Music Ministries Concert
  • Sunday, February 22
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • First United Methodist Church, 1700 State Rd 26 W, West Lafayette

Refreshments will be available after the concert. Free-will offering will be requested which benefits both Lafayette Urban Ministry and Habitat for Humanity.  It will be a wonderful afternoon of music and worship — all for a great cause.

For more information call 765.74.1285 or email ewilson@fumcwl.org.


IMG_8362 (2)

IMG_0635 (2) IMG_8460 (2) IMG_9170 (3)



Join LUM online and help us serve children and families even better.


      

What’s Cooking at the St. John/LUM Food Pantry


Submitted by Lynn Johal

It’s 10:00 a.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, and two dozen or so clients gather at the St. John/LUM Food Pantry in downtown Lafayette in anticipation of this month’s recipe demonstration also known as Fishes & Loaves Cooking Class. There’s plenty of chatting as Kathy Murray, nutrition specialist from Purdue Extension, prepares to whip up a delicious meal for the cooking “students” in attendance. Each month Kathy create a meal based on food items currently available at the pantry. This month’s recipes are a salmon & spinach casserole (recipe below) plus a pasta & squash salad with orange dressing.

2012-08-27 LUM food pantry 026 (2)

The cooking and nutrition class was piloted over a year ago to assist clients in making healthy food choices on a limited budget. Kathy focuses on simple, tasty, nutritious recipes that are fun with which to work. She says, “Quick recipes create more time for enjoying our foods and life. Using foods available (at the pantry) can provide more resources for foods we need to purchase.” The class is composed of people of all ages and over 1/3 are men hoping to learn more about cooking.

Jim, a pantry client, is a single man who used to eat out frequently.  He says he’s learned a lot from the class, “I now enjoy cooking, am eating much healthier and it’s economical too.” Joyce and her husband say they’ve benefited because the recipes encourage them to experiment with new types of food. Rex, a client and long time pantry volunteer, encourages residents of Fowler House to attend. Madonna was raised as one of ten children and knows how to stretch food. She says, “I come to the classes not only to get recipes for myself but to also share them with my friends.” Another participant expressed, “the group has become like a family”; an unforeseen impact of the program is community building.

2013-06-19 FishesAndLoaves 006 (2)
Kathy Murray, nutrition specialist, Purdue Extension

Kathy Murray explains her dedication to the class, “In all my years of teaching, I have never worked with an audience who appreciates what you bring to them as much as this audience. The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry staff is also a pleasure to work with.”

Participants agree they look forward to the monthly prize drawing. Each month from July 2013 – July 2014, an anonymous donor graciously provided a crock pot stuffed with food and a cookbook. The donation was is in memory of her mother who was a pantry donor and loved crock pot cooking.  What a wonderful way to honor a loved one!  We are presently looking for donors to provide future items; if interested call Lynn Johal (765-543-5238).

Everyone’s welcome to join us as we explore cooking preparation techniques for many types of foods. The class meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry.



Salmon & Spinach Casserole


2 cups – uncooked pasta
4 cups – water
¼ cup onion (chopped)
¼ cup – green pepper (chopped)
¼ tsp – salt
¼ tsp – pepper
1 can – spinach (drained)
1 can – salmon (drained)
1 can – tomato soup
1 can – water
2 slices – bread (cubed)
2 Tbl – melted butter


Preheat oven to 350˚F. Bring water to boil & add pasta, return to boil & cook three minutes. Grease casserole dish. Drain spinach & salmon making sure you crush any bones. Mix all ingredients except bread and butter. Pour into casserole dish.  Melt butter & pour over bread cubes. Toss until evenly coated & spread on top of casserole. Bake for approximately one hour or until bubbly & brown.



For more information on the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry, click HERE.



To learn more about the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry, Read this LUM post, click HERE.



Join LUM online and help us serve children and families even better.


 Instagram-logo  

   pinterest-logo-2-1074x1067   

Hunger Hike 2014 – Best Ever


Hunger Hike 2014 – Most Raised in History – $95,000


Hunger Hike 2014 - BR - 199


It’s Still Not Too Late to DONATE to Hunger Hike 2014

  • To donate to a Hunger Hike TEAM, CHURCH team or individual fundraiser, click HERE
  • To donate directly to Hunger Hike 2014, click HERE
  • More information — go to www.hungerhike.org

This year’s Hunger Hike raised more money to date than all past Hunger Hike events. Hunger Hike 2014 this past weekend was filled with excitement, energy and good will. The weather was perfect for both the HH5K Run on Saturday and the Hunger Hike Kick-off event and 3K Walk on Sunday. Hundreds of caring individuals walked, ran, hiked, and donated funds to the Fight Against Hunger.

Thus far approximately $95,000 has been pledged and donated to Hunger Hike — which exceeds ALL past years for the amount of money raised.

The crowd gathered together in Riehle Plaza with one goal in mind – Fighting Hunger. The event this year was special from beginning to end — starting withIMG_1579 the National Anthem sung by Janelle Davis & Annalise Drake from the Harrison High School Performing Arts Program, Zumba with Emily from Parkwest Fitness — and closing with a Hot Dog & Chips picnic for all participants — and music throughout the entire event by DJ Powder from Rat Pak Mobile DJs.

The plaza was also filled with information tables focused on the issues of hunger, voter registration available courtesy of the League of Women Voters, face-painting from the Unlimited Smiles Clown Ministry, and massages from Essential Touch Massage. To welcome the hikers and to kick-off the hike, special guest speakers (see below) offered remarks which included information, words of inspiration and blessings to the hikers just before the main event.

Purdue Pete, the Purdue Crew Team, Purdue Women’s Basketball Team, and Purdue Volleyball Team led the hikers to the route along the Wabash Heritage Trail. The event was successful in bringing much needed attention to the battle against malnutrition, food insecurity and hunger.


hungerhike_HEROStayed tuned for the results for the following Hunger Hike awards: Top Individual Fundraiser, Top Church Fundraiser, 2nd Highest Church Fundraiser, & Top Team Fundraiser (non-church). Along with these winners — next week the Hunger Hike Heroes will be announced — those individuals who participated in both the HH5K Run and the Hunger Hike 3K Walk.



Hunger Hike 2014 Acknowledgements


left to right, standing, are West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis, Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, K105 Radio’s Shamus, Purdue Women’s Basketball Coach & Hunger Hike Co-chair Sharon Versyp, Gerald Thomas from Food Finders, Fr. Patrick Baikauskas from St. Thomas Aquinas Center, Joe Micon from Lafayette Urban Ministry; and in the front row: Purdue Crew Coach & Hunger Hike Co-chair Dave Kucik and Indiana State Representative Sheila Klinker.
left to right, standing, are West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis, Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, K105 Radio’s Shamus, Purdue Women’s Basketball Coach & Hunger Hike Co-chair Sharon Versyp, Gerald Thomas from Food Finders, Fr. Patrick Baikauskas from St. Thomas Aquinas Center, Joe Micon from Lafayette Urban Ministry; and in the front row: Purdue Crew Coach & Hunger Hike Co-chair Dave Kucik and Indiana State Representative Sheila Klinker.

Just before hundreds of Hunger Hikers hit the Wabash Heritage Trail for the 3K Walk, several local dignitaries shared their excitement and offered remarks on the importance of this event.

Our Hunger Hike dignitaries were West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis, Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, K105 Radio’s Shamus, Purdue Women’s Basketball Coach & Hunger Hike Co-chair Sharon Versyp, Gerald Thomas from Food Finders, Fr. Patrick Baikauskas from St. Thomas Aquinas Center, Joe Micon from Lafayette Urban Ministry, Purdue Crew Coach & Hunger Hike Co-chair Dave Kucik and Indiana State Representative Sheila Klinker.

Special thanks to all of our dignitaries and K105 Radio for their continued support of Hunger Hike.



Hunger Hike 2014 Sponsors


Special Hunger Hike Thanks to our Top Sponsors.


Hunger Hike Gold Level:


Wal-Mart Sams Logo


Hunger Hike Silver Level:


  • Alcoa, Inc. IMG_1556
  • American Health Network
  • Endocyte, Inc.
  • Evonik Corporation -Tippecanoe Laboratories
  • Frito Lay
  • Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co.
  • Lafayette Savings Bank
  • Subway (Purdue/West Lafayette & more)
  • Tipmont REMC

Hunger Hike 2014 - BR - 153Hunger Hike Bronze Level:


              • Bar Barry Liquors
              • Caterpillar, Inc.
              • Duke Energy
              • Instant Copy Printing
              • RatPak Mobile DJs
              • Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.
              • System Concepts & Consulting, Inc.
              • Wabash National Corporation
              • Wintek Corporation

Hunger Hike Friend Level:


  • Allure Dental
  • Aqua Systems
  • Awards Unlimited, Inc.
  • Essential Touch Massage
  • NeoVision Optical
  • Oscar Winski Co., Inc.
  • RamZs Emporium
  • Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc.
  • Speedpro Imaging
  • University Book Store
  • Williamson Eye Institute


Hunger Hike Photo Memories


  • Hunger Hike Photos — To view, click HERE
  • HH5K Run Photos — To view, click HERE

IMG_1573 (2)

Special thanks to our official Hunger Hike photographers:

  • Melanie Papariella Arvin,
  • Brenton Russell &
  • Zoe Malavenda.

Share your photos from Hunger Hike weekend and use #HungerHike.


2014-09-20 2014-09-20 001 023 (2)


“Every step makes a difference in the fight against hunger.”

Locally-Regionally-Globally


hungerhike_benefactors



Join LUM online and help us serve children and families even better.


 Instagram-logo  

   pinterest-logo-2-1074x1067   

A Fond Farewell to Ron Smith


2014-05-28 2014-05-28 001 001


Happy Retirement to Ron Smith — LUM Program Director


Ron Smith, LUM program director, was recognized at a special reception by co-workers, LUM board directors, family and friends. Balloons, cake, speeches & even a song were offered as Ron turns the page on his seven-year involvement with LUM. At LUM, Ron directed Hunger Hike and Jubilee Christmas, and assisted with the tax preparation program & St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry.

Ron shared that his first paycheck came when he was 10 years old. He also stated “My many years of military service, employment at Purdue and various businesses, then here at LUM have been a wonderful way to spend a career.” He said that during his years at LUM he met many wonderful new friends who will continue to enrich his life for years to come. Thank you, Ron, for your hard work on behalf of the many children and families served here at LUM. Blessing to you!


Pictured above from L to R: Seated—Ron Smith and his daughter, Elaine McFadden; Standing—Jeremiah Dole, Ron Hoffman, Linda Hicks, Joyce Fasani, Mary Anderson, Joe Micon, Susan Brouillette, & Sylvia Mohler.

 



Join LUM online and help us serve children and families even better.


 Instagram-logo  

   pinterest-logo-2-1074x1067