LUM Follies 2018 is Coming Soon - Join the Fun
Special Evening for a Special Cause
You are cordially invited to attend the 7 th  annual
LUM Good Samaritan Fund FOLLIES on
Friday, April 13  at  5:30 p.m. at St. Andrew United Methodist Church.

LUM Follies is a lighthearted evening of fine dining, entertainment, fun & good company, filled with joyful surprises. There will be a lovely dinner with fabulous people; a Silent Auction filled with unique & priceless items; and local entertainment that will bring laughter, fun and excitement to the room.

The best part of the LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies is that 100% of the proceeds from this event go to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund , an emergency financial assistance program that supports local families. Last year the Good Samaritan Program served families 2,032 times and distributed $115,314 to avert evictions, utility disconnects and other financial crises. Please support the Good Samaritan Fund by attending this year’s LUM Follies.

Make Your LUM  Follies  Reservation  Online  at
More ways to get involved in LUM Follies:
  • Corporate Sponsors — sponsorship from businesses and groups is an important part of LUM Follies
  • Silent Auction Donations — Donations of full baskets or individual items are welcome
If you or your company wishes to become more involved with LUM Follies this year, please call or email us (765-423-2691 | If you aren’t able to attend the “Follies” but still wish to make a donation to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund — click the button below.
LUM Follies Talent far
  • Mark Buche & Kelly Jacobs, St. Mary Cathedral
  • Rev. Charlie & Gail Davis, Unitarian Universalist Church
  • His In Song, First United Methodist Church
  • Fred Koning, St. Mary Cathedral
  • Cathy & Bob Mindrum, St. Thomas Aquinas Center
  • Bob Poynter (magic), St. Mary Cathedral
  • Christopher & Jennifer Wright (dance), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
LUM Dinner Menu:
Starter - Kale-Romaine Caesar Salad
Main - Boeuf Bourguignon or Root Ragout (vegetarian) served over homemade Mashed Potatoes
Dessert - Lemon Squares & Brownies
Purdue Convos Treats LUM Students to Live Show
LUM Students Attending "Curious George" Live
Thanks to the Purdue Convocations Community Outreach endowment set up by Mary Seyfried, LUM students will be attending Curious George: The Golden Meatball at Purdue THIS Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m.

As a young child, Mary Seyfried, attended a live performance at Purdue thanks to a family friend. Remembering to this day the joy that attending this show brought to her, Mary set up the Community Outreach endowment to provide Convos tickets to children & families who would not likely be able to attend on their own.

LUM appreciates Purdue Convocations and Mary Seyfried for thinking of the LUM students and providing the LUM After School Program with 65 tickets to Curious George. With oversight from the LUM teacher's aides, the students will write and draw a reflection on this experience and of course a personal thank you note to Purdue Convocations and Mary Seyfried. Join us in thanking Purdue Convocations and Mary Seyfried for spreading the love of live performances to another generation of children and families. { Pictured above L to R: Amanda Bajzatt, LUM Youth Programs director; Mary Seyfried; and Mary Ann Bobillo, M anager of Development Operations & Donor Stewardship, Purdue Convocations.}
LUM Converting Light Bulbs - Saving Energy
LUM Maintenance Director Replacing 882 Bulbs
In a project to save energy and save money, LUM is in the process of replacing 882 florescent bulbs with LED light bulbs.

The details of the project are as follows:
  • Total bulbs = 882
  • Cost = $6,870
  • Rebate = $4 per bulb = $3,528
  • Savings = 1/3 of our current energy
  • Savings = ~$5,500 per year

Thanks to Nate Gick (pictured), LUM Maintenance Director, for coordinating the entire project including purchasing, replacing bulbs, rewiring each unit, removing ballasts, making repairs as needed & recycling old bulbs and ballasts.

If your church or nonprofit could use our old bulbs and ballasts, please email or call LUM ( | 765-423-2691). Available are 300 - 2 foot florescent bulbs; 400 - 4 foot florescent bulbs; and 200 working electrical florescent ballasts.
In Memoriam - Dale Bough & Joe Wippel
Valued LUM Board Leaders
In February, two valued leaders and long-time friends of Lafayette Urban Ministry passed away —  Dale E. Bough & Joseph F. Wippel.
Dale Bough of West Lafayette was a valued leader and long-time volunteer with LUM, serving several years as a member of the LUM Board of Directors and as the president on the LUM Executive Council in 2009.

Dale was an active member of Federated Church, West Lafayette. Our thoughts & prayers are with his wife, Maxine, and his children — Jenifer, Paul & Sabine — and his entire family. View obiturary.
Joe Wipple of Lafayette was a valued leader and long-time volunteer with LUM, serving several years as a member of the LUM Board of Directors and serving as an officer on the LUM Executive Council from 2000 - 2005.

Joe was an active member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Lafayette. Our thoughts & prayers are with his children — Cynthia, Teresa, Penny, Stellia, Heather, Jeffrey, Scott & Robert — and his entire family. View obituary.
Their leadership and service to the children, families, hungry & homeless at Lafayette Urban Ministry as well as to our entire community will not soon be forgotten.

Joe Micon, LUM executive director, shared that "Dale lovingly built all the 'cubbies' used by the children in the LUM After School and 5th Quarter Programs. Dale and Joe were close friends spending many years together delivery bed sheets to the LUM shelter and food to the St. John's/LUM Food Pantry. Surely, if there is a pick-up truck in Heaven, Joe and Dale are back together, hard at work!"
Reflections for the Lenten Season
Justice Toward God, Self & Your Neighbors
There are only 30 more days until the end of the Lenten Season. Many of us will “prepare” through prayer (justice towards God), fasting (justice toward self), and almsgiving (justice toward your neighbors). As you reflect on Giving — perhaps you would consider a legacy gift to LUM — an organization pledged to fighting for justice for you and your neighbors.

Whether you use cash, appreciated securities/stock, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance or a retirement plan, the benefits of Estate Planned Gifts can make this type of donation attractive to you as a well as LUM. Meet with your professional advisor to learn how informed estate planning can increase the overall value of your estate with a gift of tax-burdened assets (like IRAs, 401(k), or savings bonds) to Lafayette Urban Ministry. We hope you will remember the Lafayette Urban Ministry in your will.

If you are interested in beginning the conversation, please email or call Joe Micon, LUM executive director, who is eager to meet with you ( | 765-423-2691). Whatever you decide — we sincerely hope you have a fruitful Lenten journey and a blessed Easter.
Training for Hotline Rapid Responders
THIS Saturday | 1 p.m | Central Presbyterian
Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies is partnering with Faith in Indiana Congregation Action Network (IndyCAN) to bring a rapid response hotline to Greater Lafayette. Training is being offered for Rapid Responders, who will staff the rapid response hotline serving Greater Lafayette. Training is being offered THIS Saturday, March 3 from 1-5 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N 7th Street, Lafayette. To register for the Rapid Responders training, click HERE .
Please Note - The LUM Immigration Clinic partners with the GLIA & IndyCAN for many worthwhile resources and is sharing this event in the spirit of that partnership. LUM is not sponsoring this training but simply sharing public information for those interested.