Meet the New Officers of the LUM Board
LUM Executive Council 2020
Best wishes and thanks to the outgoing 2019 LUM Board of Directors and Executive Council members. Congratulations to the incoming  2020 Executive Council  members (pictured above L to R), who are as follows:

  • Joan Low, President, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Cheryl Fowler, Vice President, Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County
  • Tricia Sembroski, Treasurer, St. Andrew United Methodist Church
  • Penny Glotzbach, Secretary, Congress Street United Methodist Church
  • Chuck Anderson, Facilities, St. Thomas Aquinas - the Catholic Center at Purdue
  • Nina Morgan, Personnel, Grace Lutheran Church
  • Patty Useem, Program Planning, Federated Church
  • Joe Micon, Executive Director, Lafayette Urban Ministry

LUM is governed by a  Board of Directors  — made up of one representative from each member church plus a few appointed individuals from specific community groups. The LUM board meets each month, overseeing and directing policy decisions, fiscal matters, and programming issues, ensuring that LUM continues to fulfill its vital mission to the community. It is led by this eight member executive council. The individuals leading the Lafayette Urban Ministry are passionate, hard working and talented — it’s bound to be another successful year!
LUM Solar Energy Project - First Year Savings
Energy Savings So Far - 12 Month Report
The LUM  Solar Energy Initiative launched about a year ago, and to date, the LUM Office building has generated more than  $5,000 worth of electricity, the equivalent of 33.75 megawatts of solar energy. Thanks to LUM,  52,259 pounds of carbon dioxide were NOT emitted, the equivalent of 1,316 trees being planted.

In addition to the environmental benefits of going solar, the savings to LUM should be more than $5,000 per year. These savings include a reduction in energy needed as well as revenue from trading Solar Renewable Energy Credits. This money will be reinvested in LUM programs & services in support of local families and children. Hopefully there will be sunny winter days, and the amount of energy generated daily will be substantial. Stay tuned for more updates in the future.
LUM Tax Assistance Program Starts Soon
Volunteers Are A Vital Part of LUM Tax Program
The LUM  Tax Assistance Program  will start on Tuesday, February 4 . LUM would not be able to offer this service without the skilled, trained volunteers who make this vital LUM program such a success each year. Special thanks to ALL of this year's volunteers.

Did you know?
  • At LUM, taxpayers get one-on-one help from IRS-certified volunteers who prepare their taxes for them at no charge.
  • In 2019, the LUM Tax Assistance Program served 407 working families with an average earned income of $20,750 and an average refund of $1,555.94. In total, more than $633,000 in refunds were secured for our clients — and reinvested in our community.

For more information on the LUM Tax Assistance Program or how YOU can volunteer, click  HERE or call 765-423-2691.
For the LUM Kids - Dine at Chipotle - Feb. 25
33% Donated to the LUM After School Program
Join us at Chipotle (Purdue, West Lafayette) on Tuesday, February 25 from 5 - 9 p.m. and the LUM After School Program gets 33% of all orders, if you present this COUPON (pictured).

It's easy! Print the coupon or show it on your phone, order your favorite Chipotle meal (burritos, burrito bowls, tacos, salads or kids meals), don't forget to get chips, guac', and a drink — and LUM gets 33%. So — plan to eat out on Tuesday, February 25 all for a GREAT CAUSE — the students enrolled in the LUM After School Program.

If you can't make it and wish to support the LUM students, click the button below to make a donation.
You Are Cordially Invited to Attend the...
Join us for the ninth annual  LUM Follies  and help us celebrate the Retirement of Joe Micon, LUM Executive Director . The event is on Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m. and includes a program to honor Joe Micon for his  41 years of service to our community through his work at Lafayette Urban Ministry . After the program, there will be a reception with refreshments. To learn more, click HERE.
Happy Lunar New Year 2020 - Year of the Rat
January 25 - February 8