Remembering the Rev. Dr. Carl A. Malmgren
Former LUM Board President & LUM Camp Pastor
It is with great sadness and loss that we share the passing of a great friend and colleague of LUM, the Rev. Dr. Carl A. Malmgren. Rev. Carl was the pastor at the First Baptist Church in Lafayette, and an engaged leader for many years with Lafayette Urban Ministry. With LUM, Rev. Carl was the president of the LUM Board of Directors and served as the resident pastor at LUM Camp for several years.

Joe Micon, LUM executive director, shares, "Carl was a special leader during his years on the LUM Board of Directors. He was president when the current LUM Emergency Shelter was built. I remember him insisting that the building be bright and uplifting because those who would be using it should have at least one place like that in their lives. He always followed what was happening at LUM and was always there whenever I would call on him for advice or support. Whenever a homeless guest passed away, Carl would always say 'yes' to doing their memorial service. More than anything else, Carl was always generous with news about his beloved family and reveled in each new addition. He was a treasure to LUM, and he will be missed deeply." {Rev. Carl is pictured above at last summer's LUM Camp eager to serve the campers ice cream sundaes.}

T o honor his life, the Malmgren family requests that you make a memorial donation to Lafayette Urban Ministry at  lumserve.org/donate . Memories and condolences may be left online HERE .
LUM Follies - Make Your Reservation TODAY
Support Local Families & Children in Crisis
Save the Date for the  8th annual LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies . The event is a lighthearted evening of fine dining, entertainment, fun & good company — filled with delightful surprises. The best part 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. LUM Follies’ Details and Schedule are as follows:
  • Friday, May 3
  • St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 4703 N 50 W, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Price: $50 per person; $400 per table (max. 8)
  • 5:30 p.m. — Reception & Silent Auction; 6:30 p.m. — Dinner; 7:30 p.m. — Follies Entertainment
  • Make your reservations ($50 per person; $400 per table) online HERE or by calling 765-423-2691.
  • If you wish to be an Event Sponsoremail or call us
The   LUM Good Samaritan Fund   is an emergency financial assistance program which provides our community’s neediest families and children with a strong and reliable safety net. Help is offered for utility bills, rent, and prescription medications. In  2018 , financial assistance was provided  1,780 times , and  $109,784  was shared.
LUM Solar Energy Initiative Update
Over $500 - Energy Generated So Far
Despite the short days, overcast skies and snowfall, the solar panels on the LUM Office building have generated over $500 worth of electricity in just two months.

In addition to the environmental benefits of going solar, the savings to LUM will potentially be  $6,618 per year . This total includes the savings from the reduction in energy needed as well as revenue from trading Solar Renewable Energy Credits. This money will be re-invested in LUM programs & services in support of local families. This savings will also allow LUM to freeze the enrollment fees for the LUM After School Program for the next three years.

As the days grow longer and there are more days with bright sun and clear skies, the amount of energy generated daily will increase substantially. Stay tuned for more update in the future.
City of Lafayette Recommends Grant for LUM
LUM Emergency Shelter to Benefit from Grant
Lafayette Urban Ministry has recently been recommended for a Community Development Block Grant from the City of Lafayette (IN). LUM has been recommended to receive $11,250  to support the work of the LUM Emergency Shelter .

Thanks to David Heckert, LUM Emergency Shelter director, for his work on this grant. CDBG is an important resource for local governments in their efforts to provide both transitional and permanent housing, as well as supportive services, to families and individuals experiencing homelessness. This grant money will be used to support the LUM homeless guests.