A Prayer for Lafayette Urban Ministry
A Special Prayer for LUM's 45th Anniversary

Two members of the LUM Dream Team have recently written A Prayer for LUM.

In celebration of the 45th anniversary of Lafayette Urban Ministry, Dr. Jim Davidson & Rev. Don Nead collaborated to write this prayer as a way of creating a meaningful reflection for the friends, volunteers, staff and supporters of LUM. 

The prayer not only focuses on the Mission of LUM but also reconnects LUM with its long history of social justice including advocacy for public policy that supports and strengthens families.

We are grateful to Dr. Davidson & Rev. Nead for their wisdom and inspiration. 
Please take the time to read the entire piece, A Prayer for LUM.  

Linda Hicks - Familiar Face in a New Role
New LUM Good Samaritan Program Director

Linda Hicks started with LUM in 2005. She will continue to serve as the Office Manager and assist with LUM Camp — but now will also be the director of the LUM Good Samaritan Program. As program director, Linda will be responsible for the emergency assistance fund and fund distributions as well as the LUM ID Clinic.

Linda grew up in West Lafayette; graduated from Harrison High School; and currently lives in West Lafayette with her husband and daughter. She earned a BA in Early Childhood Education from Purdue University, West Lafayette.

Joe Micon, LUM executive director, shared that "for over a decade, Linda has been an invaluable leader at LUM. I'm confident that she will continue to excel in her new role and will continue to have a tremendous, positive impact on the families in our community." 

Worship in the Streets Gives $496 to LUM
Churches Worship in the Streets of Downtown

This past Sunday seven downtown churches participated in Worship in the Streets. The congregations gathered with excitement to share God's love and to welcome individuals seeking a church home to join them in the future.

The worship event included refreshments and a free will offering for Lafayette Urban Ministry -- and the sponsoring churches donated $496.27 to LUM. The participating churches are Brown St. United Methodist Church, Congress St. United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church, First Christian Church, St. John's Episcopal Church, Trinity United Methodist Church & University Church.

Thank you to all of the participating churches for the continued support of the mission of Lafayette Urban Ministry.

Volunteers Needed - Lawn Mowing
Do You Love the Outdoors - LUM Needs You

LUM now has four properties that need regular lawn maintenance. It's a perfect opportunity for individuals who love the outdoors and want to serve. It's only one hour a week, so please consider volunteering. LUM has all of the equipment you need. You and your friends just need to show up and cut the lawn.

Please share this with your friends, church members, organizations & colleagues.

Please consider volunteering an hour of your time to mow the lawn at one or more of the LUM buildings. If interested, please email lum@lumserve.org.

Hunger Hike 2017 - Sunday, September 17
Get a Head Start on Hunger Hike Fundraising
Hunger Hike is a community fundraising event whose mission is to Raise Awareness & Make a Difference in the Fight Against Hunger — locally, regionally, & globally. 

HH5K Run — Saturday, September 16
  • 9 a.m. – Cattail Trail Loop, Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette 
  • (Parking at White Horse Christian Center, 1780 Cumberland Avenue)
Hunger Hike 3K Walk  — Sunday, September 17
  • 2 p.m. – Riehle Plaza, N 2nd Street, Lafayette
Get a head start in the hike & run to combat hunger. Hunger Hike is a perfect fundraising event for your group — student organization, church group, civic group, team or family. Put together a Hunger Hike team and start raising money using our online fundraising site — or any other way you choose. 

We hope you’ll consider joining our Fight against Hunger. Here’s how to get started:
If you are a company owner — you also may become a Hunger Hike sponsor.
To become 2017 Event Sponsor, email  hungerhike@lumserve.org.
Centier Bank Community Days Supports LUM
$20 Donated to LUM - IF YOU Visit Centier Bank

Centier Bank is partnering with Lafayette Urban Ministry to support LUM’s programs & services as a part of its Community Days celebration at their new Lafayette East banking center. Centier Bank will donate $20 to Lafayette Urban Ministry on your behalf for simply stopping by the banking center from July 17 - 22. Lafayette East is Centier’s sixth office in Greater Lafayette and is located just west of Lowe’s at 5 Executive Drive, Lafayette. Please stop by and show your support of Lafayette Urban Ministry!
Founded in 1895, Centier Bank is the largest private, family-owned bank in Indiana. Centier offers a full range of financial services with 54 offices in 26 communities across Indiana. In 2016, the Bank supported more than 600 charitable organizations and continues to place a strong emphasis on philanthropy and giving back to the community.

For more information, go to www.centier.com/locations/lafayette-east.