You're Invited - "Flip the Switch" Ceremony
LUM Goes Solar - Monday, January 14 at 4 p.m.
The LUM Solar Energy Project is completed and the switch will be flipped to solar energy THIS Monday at a special ceremony.

Please join us at the "Flip the Switch" Ceremony and witness this historic milestone for LUM. Here are the details:
  • Date: THIS Monday, January 14 | Time: 4 p.m.
  • Location: LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette

Not only will you see the new steel roof, solar panels, utility boxes and online energy monitor but you will also meet our donors, grant providers, and contractors.
Light refreshments will be served. No RSVP is necessary.
New Year's Resolution - Leave a Legacy
Consider a Legacy Gift to LUM This Year
What better goal for this  NEW  year than to create your own  personal legacy  by continuing your support of the mission of Lafayette Urban Ministry.
Giving to Lafayette Urban Ministry is a win-win Estate Planning strategy for you (the donor) and LUM. In addition to the altruistic benefits, your charitable gift to Lafayette Urban Ministry brings tax relief — and also allows you to make a larger gift to LUM than you could make from your income alone. Whether you use  appreciated securities/stock, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance, retirement plan or cash , the benefits of Estate Planned Gifts can make this type of donation attractive to you as a well as LUM.

We hope you would consider a legacy gift that would support Lafayette Urban Ministry  in your plans. 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. Once you're ready, let us know. Joe Micon , LUM executive director, is eager to meet with you to help you leave a legacy and fulfill your giving goals of supporting LUM. Simply email or call Joe Micon to begin the process (  | 765-423-2691).
Annual LUM Staff Appreciation Lunch
Last week, the dedicated staff members of Lafayette Urban Ministry gathered at The Bryant Food & Drink Co. (West Lafayette) for the annual LUM staff appreciation lunch to celebrate the wonderful accomplishment of 2018, another great year.

Pictured L to R: Marlena Edmondson, Marilyn Zerbes, Louis Sausa, Kristi Hogue, Derrick Williams-Bacon, Joe Micon, Joshua Prokopy, Pablo Malavenda, Susan Brouillette, David Heckert, Gayle Koning, Linda Hicks, Eileen Weiss, Angela Weaver & Connie Decker.
Community Events - Prayer Service & Lecture
Dorothy Day Lecture - January 24 - Free
This year's Dorothy Day Lecture will be given by author & educator, Hosffman Ospino , PhD, Associate Professor of Hispanic Ministry & Religious Education, Boston College, School of Theology & Ministry. Ospino's talk is entitled:

Practicing Justice, Building Communion:
American Catholicism’s Moral Imperative to
Embrace Its Hispanic/Latino Identity .

Dorothy Day Lecture d etails are as follows:
  • Date: Thursday, January 24 | Time: 7 p.m.
  • Place: Newman Hall, St. Thomas Aquinas Center, 535 W State Street, West Lafayette
  • FREE & open to the public
  • Sponsors: St. Thomas Aquinas - the Catholic Center at Purdue, Aquinas Foundation, Metanexus Fund, and Lewis Family Foundation
Prayer Service for Christian Unity - THIS Monday
Please join area churches as they celebrate the 2019 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity .

The annual Prayer Service will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Center (535 W State St., West Lafayette) on Monday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m.

There will be a reception immediately following the service. All are welcome .

For more information please email Deacon Jim Rush at or c lick HERE .