Port of Hope - NEXT Thursday, November 9
Fundraising Event for the LUM Immigration Clinic
Journey beyond our shores and back by trying tasty delights from around the world and bidding at the market place of items from ports of call in Lafayette and around the world.

In order to celebrate the melting pot that is Greater Lafayette, including the large contingent of international students at Purdue, the Lafayette Urban Ministry Immigration Clinic is presenting the “ Port of Hope” Fundraiser. Details are as follows:

  • NEXT Thursday, November 9
  • 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Lafayette Brewing Co. in downtown Lafayette
  • Tickets: $35 per person

There will be hors d’oeuvres & appetizers from local restaurants, international and American, as well as live entertainment from around the world and a silent auction featuring handmade, global items.

To make your reservations TODAY online, click  HERE. If you are not able to attend the Port of Hope event but still wish to make an investment in the LUM Immigration Clinic, donate online—click  HERE.
The LUM Immigration Clinic is located in the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette). The LUM Immigration Clinic helps individuals from other countries, who are legally in the US, to navigate the often difficult and confusing Immigration and Naturalization Service bureaucracy. In 2016, 39 individuals received assistance navigating the Immigration & Naturalization Service process and five obtained citizenship; 40 participated in Citizenship Classes; & 10 participated in Spanish Conversation Tables.
Community Thanksgiving Celebration NEEDS
The 31 st annual Lafayette Urban Ministry Community Thanksgiving Celebration is a holiday meal for approximately 800 guests with live entertainment.

Event details are as follows:
  • Thanksgiving Day—Thursday, November 23
  • Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Central Presbyterian Church
  • FREE

The FREE meal includes a traditional Thanksgiving feast with turkey, dressing/stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and a variety of pies & desserts.
DONATIONS of food & supplies & VOLUNTEERS are needed.

Cash donations  are preferred because they allow LUM to purchased what is needed, when it’s needed.  Donations of “needed items” are also welcome and appreciated. If you wish to donate items to the LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration , here is our list of "needed items."

  • Green bean casseroles
  • Stuffing/dressing
  • Pies—peach, cherry, apple, pecan, pumpkin
  • Mixed Vegetables, Corn, Green Beans, Yams
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Butter
  • Turkey Gravy packets
  • Milk, Coffee, Ice Tea mix
  • Bags of Ice
  • Dinner Rolls, ready-to-serve
  • Disposable Dessert plates
  • Disposable Dinner plates
  • Hot & cold cups
  • Paper napkins
  • Disposable roaster pans
  • Sterno burners & matches
  • Take-Out containers
  • Dish clothes
  • Trash Bags
The LUM  Turkey Trot 5K Run open to runners of all ages and abilities and welcomes runners, walkers, dogs, strollers, wagons, turkey hats and more. 

The Turkey Trot 5K convenes at McAllister Park (the former Lafayette Golf Course) — which is completely flat and paved and allows participants to run on a scenic route on a crisp November morning.

It’s a great way to help those in our community in need while celebrating the “Thanksgiving” holiday.

Details are as follows:
  • Thanksgiving Day—Thursday, November 23
  • 8 a.m.
  • McAllister Park, Lafayette
  • Registration: $35 Adult; $10 Youth

All proceeds benefit Lafayette Urban Ministry.

To register for the 5K Run go to www.turkeytrot5krun.org 

Donations, Event Sponsors & Volunteers are also needed and welcome.
The 38 th annual LUM Jubilee Christmas will host over 800 local families impacting over 1,900 children. The program strengthens low-income families by supporting the important roles of moms and dads — and making the parents the heroes at Christmas. Details are as follows:
  • Saturday, December 9
  • 30 different sites

Cash donations  are preferred because they allow LUM to purchased what is needed, when it’s needed.  Donations of “needed items” are also welcome and appreciated. Donations of new, unwrapped toys, clothing (0 to 12), and quilts/family blankets are needed. Donations accepted starting Monday, November 27 from 1-5 p.m. at the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette). To view our JC Wish List, click HERE.

Volunteers are needed for the Donation Center and Jubilee Christmas, part 2 on December 9 and a few more. To sign up, click HERE.

Go to www.lumserve.org/jubilee to donate and/or sign up to volunteer.
Grace United Methodist Church Serves LUM
We Are the Church - Service Worship
This past Sunday, the members of Grace United Methodist Church participated in a program they call "We Are the Church - Service Worship." After a simple worship, the members volunteered at LUM doing various tasks including cleaning up our grounds and assisting with a bulk mailing. Thank you to Grace United Methodist Church for your service to LUM. {Pictured L to R: Bill Gilman, Joyce Van Cleef, Rob Malnight, Jason Padgett, and Marilyn Sikes.}