LUM Follies 2018 - A Smashing Success
LUM Follies Raises $14K for Emergency Assistance
The 7th annual LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies was a lovely evening and all in support of emergency financial assistance for local families.

The LUM Follies stage show wowed the audience, and the meal was delectable. LUM Follies guests bid generously on an exciting variety of Silent Auction baskets and made specific donations using the Butterfly Tree (community needs with donations amounts). At LUM Follies 2018, over $14,500 was raised for emergency aid — making this year's LUM Follies the one of the most successful.

The best part is that 100% of the proceeds from the LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies go to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund. If you missed this year’s LUM Follies and still wish to make a difference by making a donation, click HERE.
The LUM Good Samaritan Fund FOLLIES was successful this year because of our sponsors and a hard-working & talented team of volunteers & staff who worked together in support of the families in crisis in our community. The LUM Staff and Board of Directors wish to extend sincere thanks to our donors and the many individuals who assisted in the planning of this year’s LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies including:
Special Acknowledgements
  • Our Hosts—Rev. Chris Danielson, Rev. Joseph Seger & the staff & congregation of St. Andrew United Methodist Church
  • Facilities Support—Laurie Klenosky, Berdine Martin, Cindy Nycz, Dave Evans, Juan Valdez
  • Sound, Lights, Video—Wes White & Larry Theller
  • Entertainment—Eileen Weiss
  • Meal Coordinator—Joan Low
  • Meal Preparation—Bryn Seymour
  • Volunteers—The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Boiler Out, Purdue Immigrant Allies, Purdue Reamer Club, Beta Upsilon Chi, Harrison High Keyettes & Central Catholic High School
  • Event Support & Hospitality—Joe Micon, Linda Hicks, David Heckert, Connie Decker, Hannah Cox, Emilee McCracken
  • Financial Management—Gayle Koning & Tricia Sembroski

Silent Auction Basket Donors
  • Allegro Violin Shop
  • Bob Poynter
  • Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Episcopal Church at Purdue (2)
  • Congress St. United Methodist Church
  • Debra, Thomas & Monique Parent
  • Eileen Weiss
  • Federated Church
  • First Baptist Church
  • Gail & Charlie Davis
  • Heartland Church
  • Jo & Joe Micon
  • Linda Dolby & Cleve Shields
  • Marilyn & Mark Zerbes
  • St. Andrew United Methodist Church
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Center
  • Texas Roadhouse - Lafayette
  • Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County
LUM Follies Sponsors
Gold Level
  • Ron “Rock-Man” Jackson
  • Lafayette Brewing Co.
Silver Level
  • Andrea & David Schmidt
Bronze Level
  • Essential Touch Massage
  • Jo & Joe Micon

In Kind Gifts
  • Texas Roadhouse, Lafayette - 450 yeast rolls & cinnamon butter
  • Lafayette Brewing Company - Social Hour snacks - cocktail napkins, appetizers (hummus, veggies, dip, fruit, nuts, tortilla chips, salsa) and LBC root beer
  • St. Andrew UMC - candles, tablecloths, coffee, tea
  • St. Thomas Aquinas - ice

LUM Follies Talent
  • Talent—Zoe Malavenda, Fred Koning, Jennifer & Christopher Wright, H.I.S. (Jane Creswell, Gail Polles, and Ellen Wilson), Brendan’s Boat Irish Fiddle & Dance (Bridget Hickey, Evangeline Hickey, Elijah Hickey, Charlie Hickey, JJ Newcomb, and Jessica Hickey), Indiana State Representative Sheila Klinker, Mark Buche, Kelly Jacobs, Bob Poynter, The Rev. Charlie & Gail Davis, Eileen Weiss, and David Stith
  • Piano accompanist—Guy Haley
  • Dinner pianist—Gary Tyner
  • Member Church affiliation of LUM Follies Talent—Faith Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, St. Boniface Church, St. Mary Cathedral, St. Thomas Aquinas Center, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County
LUM Students Play New Card Game - Cube Hog
Purdue Student Entrepreneurs Share New Game
Recently, Tyler Damm & Thibault Corens hosted a game day for the LUM After School Program students featuring their new card game, Cube Hog. Tyler & Thibault, Purdue seniors and entrepreneurs, created Cube Hog, a card game that focuses on quick cognitive gameplay using cubes, memory and sleight of hand to teach and have fun. Tyler, Thibault & Madison Rosen (pictured L to R with the LUM students) led several rounds of playing Cube Hog with the LUM students, and it was a big hit. For more information on Cube Hog, click HERE. To view more pictures of the Cube Hog game day, click HERE.
Young Donor - Jonah Donates to LUM
5 Year Old Lafayette Youth Gives to LUM
Jonah Smith (pictured left), 5 year old from Lafayette, has a piggy bank filled with money that he's received as gifts and for chores. When it's full, Jonah divides his money by three and puts one third into his savings account, spends one third, and gives one third to a local charity. This time Jonah selected Lafayette Urban Ministry as the recipient of his piggy bank savings. Jonah is in Kindergarten and is homeschooled. This act of kindness was part of a lesson on "money" and was tied to giving more during Lent. He was able to donate $9.87 to LUM. Jonah and his family are member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, Lafayette. LUM is grateful to Jonah for his generous donation.
Two Opportunities to "Dine Out" & Support LUM
Campaign for Hoosier Families - Pancake Benefit
Join us THIS Saturday for an
All You Care to Eat PANCAKE Breakfast fundraiser. Purdue students enrolled in Communications 353 are coordinating this breakfast as a fundraising for the Campaign for Hoosier Families. Event details are as follows:
  • THIS Saturday - 9 to 11:30 a.m.
  • $5 per person, all you care to eat
  • 1920 Northwestern Ave, West Lafayette

There will also be a raffle for great prizes. All of the proceeds from this eve nt support the Campaign for Hoosier Families mission to challenge systems of social injustice and improve quality of life for all Indiana families. For more information on the Pancake Breakfast, click HERE . If you are not able to attend but still wish to make a donation to the Campaign for Hoosier Families, click "Donate" button below.
Thrivent & Scotty's Team Up to Support LUM
THIS Monday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Thrivent Financial is coordinating a Dine with Us fundraiser to support Lafayette Urban Ministry at Scotty's Brewhouse (352 E State St., West Lafayette). Present the "Dine with Us" flier to your server, and Scotty's will donate 15% to LUM. Dine in, carry out & gift card sales will all count toward the fundraising.

So mark your calendars, go to Scotty's for lunch and/or dinner THIS Monday (April 23) & present the flier to your server. It's that easy! Please also share this with your family, friends and coworkers. LUM is grateful to Thrivent Financial for coordinating this for LUM and for Scottty's Brewhouse for the opportunity.
LUM Positions - Immediate Openings
Teacher's Aides - Bus Drivers - Summer Teachers
Teacher's Aides - After School Program
LUM has immediate openings for Teacher’s Aides with the LUM  After School Program . Please review the information below — and share with others. Applications will be reviewed as received.

Type : Part-time, paid; Pay: $15.00 per hour
Hours :
NOW through May 25, 2018; Monday-Friday; 2:15 – 6:15 p.m.; 20 hours per week; Schedule follows the Lafayette School Corporation calendar
Requirements :
  • Experience working in a school setting or with children
  • Ability to drive a 14 passenger bus required; must be willing to obtain a New Hire license
  • Must pass state background check
If interested—please Email, Mail or Drop-off a resume with cover letter to the LUM Youth Programs director, Amanda Bajzatt (  | 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901).
Bus Drivers - After School Program
LUM has immediate openings for Bus Drivers with the LUM  After School Program . Please review the information below — and share with others. Applications will be reviewed as received.
Type : Part-time, Stipend
Hours : NOW through May 25, 2018; Monday – Friday, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Stipend : $1,300 for the School Year, prorated
Dates : NOW through May 25, 2018, when Lafayette School Corporation is in session
Route : Central Presbyterian Church to Schools, and back to Central Presbyterian Church
Requirements :
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record
  • Experience working in a school setting or with children
  • Ability to drive a 14 passenger bus required; must be willing to obtain a New Hire license
  • Must pass state background check
Please consider signing up NOW to become a Bus Driver for this important ministry and make a difference in the lives of children.
If interested please call or email the LUM Youth Programs director, Amanda Bajzatt (765-423-2691 |  ).
Summer Teachers - Summer Childcare
Type : Full-time, Paid
Hours :
  • Monday – Friday
  • 8-hour shifts (6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. & 8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.)
Pay : $15.00 per hour
Dates : May 29, 2018 – August 3, 2018
Requirements :
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education
  • Must pass a background check, medical (TB) & drug screen
  • Must complete all State required training
Duties :
  • Assisting in supervision and assuring safety of approximately 40 children (pre-K thru 6th grade)
  • Preparing children for entering into Kindergarten
  • Assisting children in improving their skills in Math, Reading and Science
  • Creating and teaching curriculum
  • Assisting in scheduling and supervising field trips
  • Interacting with parents and community members
If interested—please Email, Mail or Drop-off a resume with cover letter including a teaching philosophy to the LUM Youth Programs director, Amanda Bajzatt (765-423-2691 |  ).
Campaign for Hoosier Families - Signs Available
"Reform Redistricting Now!" Yard Signs Available
Campaign for Hoosier Families has "Reform Redistricting Now!" yard signs available while supplies last in the LUM Office.

Please email ( to reserve your sign or just stop by the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette) M-F, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and pick up a yard sign. The yard signs are free and available immediately. Get yours while supplies last.