Susan Brouillette Ordained This Past Sunday
The Rev. Susan Brouillette - New LUM Chaplain
This past Sunday at Bethany Presbyterian Church, Susan Brouillette, LUM program director, was ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church.

The Service of Worship & Ordination was a wonderful celebration with worship, music, and speakers. Some highlights of the service were LUM students singing "Joy, Joy, Joy - Down in My Heart"; LUM summer teacher, Derrick Williams-Bacon, singing throughout the service; remarks & prayers from Joe Micon, LUM executive director, and Ellen Elly, wife of first LUM executive director, the Rev. Ron Elly; as well as from many friends of LUM such as the Rev. Don Nead, the Rev. Kevin Bowers, the Rev. Tracey Leslie and the Rev. Dr. Bradley Pace. Also in the spirit of Susan's role with LUM as the director of the Immigration Clinic & the Social Justice ministry, the Epistle reading was read in six different languages Arabic, Chinese, English, German, Hindi & Spanish.

At LUM, Susan will now also serve as the LUM Chaplain. She will serve as a support to the LUM clients, guests, families, staff and board members. Susan's expertise and new role with LUM will be sure to have an immediate, positive impact on our services to the families and children in our community.

Join us in congratulating the Rev. Susan Brouillette on this significant accomplishment and wishing her the best as she begins the next phase of her spiritual journey.
Meet the New LUM Business Manager
Eileen Weiss Returns to LUM Staff
Eileen Hession Weiss, a familiar face at LUM, has returned to serve as the business manager .

Eileen initially retired in 2013. She returned last year to assist with LUM Camp , and has also served as the LUM business manager for four years and was a LUM project manager for 21 months. Additionally, Eileen has directed Jubilee Christmas , Tax Assistance Program , Community Thanksgiving Celebration and Hunger Hike , and assisted with the LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies . Besides her work with LUM, another highlight of her career was when she was elected to serve as the City Clerk for the City of Lafayette from 1984-1995.

Eileen is excited to return to LUM as the half-time, business manager.  Joe Micon, LUM executive director stated, “ We’re always thrilled to work with Eileen and are confident that she will once again add so much to our work with assisting those in need in our community. " Eileen shared, " This opportunity came at a perfect time. Although I still live in Illinois, it gives me a chance to use my God given gifts while contributing to this community that I love, through the good work of LUM. "

In her free time, Eileen enjoys being with her grandchildren (Campbell Rose, Max, and Nicole), singing and ministering at her church in Des Plaines, IL, and serving as president of her condo board in Elk Grove Village, IL.
Urgent Need - Summer Volunteers Needed
LUM Summer Childcare Program - Volunteer
Volunteer Teacher's Aides for the LUM  5th Quarter Summer Learning Program  are needed this summer. The 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program is offered Monday – Friday, Now through August 3 , from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The program is supervised by the LUM Youth Program Director and trained teachers.

LUM relies on the several volunteers each day to assist in teaching & tutoring, recreational activities, reading, meals & snacks and more. LUM 5th Quarter volunteers must enjoy working with children and have experience helping children (K - 6th grade) achieve academically and socially. If you’re interested or need more information, click  HERE —or email or call Amanda Bajzatt (  | 765.423-2691). PLEASE SHARE.
St. John's/LUM Food Pantry - Volunteer
The St. John's/LUM Food Pantry (6th & Ferry Streets, Lafayette) needs volunteers for the summer months especially Monday mornings in June. Specific days and times that volunteers are needed are as follows:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8:45-11:45 a.m.
  • Saturdays, 12:45-3:15 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to work the Distribution Window, Check-in/Data entry, and pick up and deliver food (truck driver). A weekly commitment is requested. Volunteers may work 2.5 to 14.5 hours per week.

Please consider signing up for a few shifts this summer. Our community needs volunteers like you to offer this vital resource . For more information, click HERE or email Katy Travis, St. John's/LUM Food Pantry director at . PLEASE SHARE.
LUM Camp 2018 - Let Your Light Shine - Volunteer
Would you, or someone you know, make a good  LUM Camp Counselor ?

LUM Camp is a week-long, over-night camp program for low-income children from 8 to 10 years old.

Volunteer camp counselors must be 18 years old , enjoy working with children and be able to spend the entire week at camp. Counselors are needed from 11 a.m. Monday,  July 30  to 4 p.m. Friday,  August 3

For additional information, click  HERE PLEASE SHARE.