LUM Client Becomes US Citizen
LUM Immigration Clinic client and school teacher, Somdatta Datta Roy, was recently sworn in as a citizen of the United States of America at the oath ceremony at White Horse Christian Center, West Layette.

Ms. Datta Roy shared, “I appreciated the guidance I got from the (LUM Immigration) Clinic.” She added, “I have a 13 year old son who was born in the U.S. and I look forward to sharing citizenship with him. We are settling down here. This is my country now!”

{Pictured L to R: Beata Ribeiro, LUM Volunteer; State Representative Sheila Klinker; new citizen, Somdatta Datta Roy & Adelia Sorge, LUM Volunteer.}

Since opening in 2014, the LUM Immigration Clinic has helped clients petition for relatives, become permanent residents, renew green cards, apply for citizenship, and obtain protection from abusers as well as reunite family members and help young people follow their dreams. The clinic also offers Citizenship Classes and Spanish Conversation Tables. Susan Brouillette , LUM Immigration Clinic Director, shared, “during the past year we have been blessed to have six volunteers complete the training necessary to become accredited by the US-DOJ, which allows us to better meet the need for low-cost quality immigration law services within our community."
You Are Invited - Port of Hope 2017
Attend & Support the LUM Immigration Clinic
You are cordially invited to attend the 2nd annual Port of Hope fundraising event for the LUM Immigration Clinic. Please support the work of the LUM Immigration Clinic by attending Port of Hope 2017. Event details are as follows:
  • Date: Thursday, November 9
  • Time: 5:30 - 8 p.m.
  • Place: Lafayette Brewing Co.
  • Tickets: $35 per person

Port of Hope is a festive event with lots of food, dancing, and fun.
Tickets are limited so go on line and purchase them now so that you don't miss out.
LUM — Third Quarter Caseload Update
A Message from Joe Micon, LUM Executive Director
It is hard to believe that September has come and gone! Weren’t we just planning our summer programs?!?
In the blink of an eye it’s time to get ready for Jubilee Christmas and the Community Thanksgiving Celebration

So far this year, 4,426 different low-income households have been served by Lafayette Urban Ministry. We have nurtured and educated children, sheltered families, fed the hungry, helped the homeless become self-sufficient, supported the immigrant, given face to the faceless and voice to the voiceless. 2017 has been a brighter year for so many because of the faithful work carried on every day and night by Lafayette urban Ministry.

Thanks to your special friendship and generous support, Lafayette Urban Ministry continues to make our community a better place for all of its citizens. Please remember LUM’s important work through the remaining weeks of 2017 by participating in one of our upcoming events, volunteering in a LUM Program, or by sharing a generous financial contribution!
Let’s take a moment to review the LUM service report through the 3rd quarter of 2017:

God bless you for all the good that you continue to make happen here!
48 Days to Thanksgiving Day
LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration
Donations and volunteers are needed for the 31 st annual Lafayette Urban Ministry Community Thanksgiving Celebration -- a holiday meal for approximately 800. Event details are as follows:
  • Thanksgiving Day—Thursday, November 23
  • Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Central Presbyterian Church

The FREE meal includes a traditional Thanksgiving feast with turkey, dressing/ stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and a variety of pies & desserts.
For more information, go to
LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run
Each year early on Thanksgiving morning (11/23), hundreds of local runners & walkers participate in the Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk. It’s a great way to help those in our community in need while celebrating a holiday of “thanksgiving.”

Runners, walkers, families, strollers & dogs are welcome. All proceeds benefit Lafayette Urban Ministry. To register go to 
64 Days to Jubilee Christmas
Needed: Host Sites - Volunteers - Donations
On Saturday, December 9, LUM Jubilee Christmas will host over 800 local families at 30 different sites impacting over 1,900 children.

DONATIONS of new, unwrapped toys, clothing (newborn to 12-year-olds), and quilts/family blankets are also welcome. The Jubilee Christmas Donation Center will be open Monday, November 27 through Tuesday, December 5, weekdays from 1 - 5 p.m. (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette).

VOLUNTEERS are also needed. If your church or organization would like to host a Jubilee Christmas event this year, email or call 765-423-2691.
HUNGER HIKE - Not Quite Reached the Goal
5 Ways YOU Still Can Support HUNGER HIKE
  1. Make a Donation NOW, HERE
  2. Support a Hiker or TeamHERE — then click the TEAM tab
  3. Attend the Dine for $$ Fundraising Night at Panda Express, West Lafayette - Saturday, October 21, view coupon HERE
  4. Volunteer at the Great Pumpkin Patch, NOW - October 31, sign up HERE
  5. If you have a First Giving page -- send a message to all of your contacts asking to donate, HERE