LUM Camp 2017 - Best Camp Ever
Thank You to All Who Made It Possible!

Wednesday night during LUM Camp, LUM friends & board members traveled in a LUM bus out to camp at Hanging Rock Assembly Camp in Warren County. When they arrived at camp they met the campers and sang camp songs, and were then treated to an authentic camp supper followed by an ice cream social — sundaes with all the fixin’s. Our guests scooped and served the ice cream to our campers which encouraged more interaction. You could tell that our guests enjoyed returning to their childhood for a few hours and our campers enjoyed having them visit for the evening.

In addition to all of the traditional activities including morning chapel, horseback riding, swimming, nature hikes, boating, arts and crafts, campfires — this year's LUM Camp included interactive and experiential learning focused on our theme, When I Grow Up. Throughout camp, our campers spent much of our week talking about and exploring careers and the educational foundation they will need to secure a future bright with promise. LUM Campers left camp last Friday more inspired and prepared to pursue their future.

Thank you to everyone who helped make LUM Camp 2017 possible. Through your donations, campership gifts, and volunteer time, you have once again made it possible for our LUM Campers to have a positive, life-changing experience that they will remember fondly for the rest of their lives.

Countdown to Hunger Hike = 38 Days
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Hunger Hike is only 5 weeks away. Now would be a perfect time to create a Team for your church or organization — and begin raising money for Hunger Hike. This year is our 25th anniversary, so we hope you'll want to be a part of it. Go to for more information.

It would also be very helpful if you would spread the word and encourage your members to participate. A lot of promotional materials are available on the Hunger Hike website, including fliers, bulletin inserts, poster, postcards, logos and an article for your newsletter and bulletin. Click  HERE to get all of the Hunger Hike promo goodies.

| Hunger Hike | Sunday, September 17 | Riehle Plaza | 2 p.m. |

Thanks in advance for your support of Hunger Hike. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email or call  765-423-2691. Join us in the Fight Against Hunger locally, regionally & globally.
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Get Involved at LUM - Immediate Openings


The LUM After School Program

has started — and volunteers are needed NOW for this important ministry from 2 to 6 p.m., every weekday. Volunteers are needed to tutor, read to students, give spelling tests and supervise and monitor the children. 

The LUM After School Program also needs Bus Drivers to pick up the children from school throughout the school year in a LUM Bus.

For more information, click HERE or call or email the LUM Youth Programs director, Amanda Bajzatt (765-423-2691 |  

If you would like to volunteer two to four times a month during the weekday hours, LUM has a few daytime volunteer opportunities in the LUM Office. Here is one that might interest you...


Volunteer LUM Receptionist is needed each weekday from Noon to 4:30 p.m. — and some weekday mornings. Volunteer Receptionists greet guests, answer phones and complete general clerical duties in the main office of Lafayette Urban Ministry (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette). Bi-weekly commitment is desired. If you are interested or need information, click HERE.


Hunger Hike relies on dozens of volunteers for the Hunger Hike and the HH5K Run. Great for groups! Hunger Hike needs are as follows:

For more information or to sign up, go to


The LUM  Emergency Shelter needs Overnight Shelter Volunteers 365 nights a year from 8 p.m. - 7 a.m. or 8 p.m. - midnight. Duties include check-in, serve dinner, and distribute toiletries.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and attend one Shelter Training Session. Training is offered every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the LUM Shelter, 525 N 4th Street, Lafayette.

For more information and the Shelter Training schedule, click HERE.

Snacks Needed for LUM After School Program
LUM's Top 10 Favorite Donations

LUM's Top 10 Favorite donated items are as follows: 

  1. Drinks (youth programs) — 100% Fruit Juice, Bottled water, Milk
  2. Healthy Snacks (youth programs) — Peanut butter, Fresh fruit, Carrots (snack size), Raisins, Yogurt cups, Applesauce cups, Fruit cups, Pudding cups, Gelatin cups (Jello)
  3. Snack Bars (youth programs & emergency shelter) — Granola Bars, Fruit Bars, Breakfast Bars, Cereal Bars, Rice Krispies Treats 
  4. Toilet Paper
  5. Paper Towels
  6. Bleach (Clorox)
  7. Trash bags – 13 gallon/tall kitchen draw-string & 55 gallon can liners
  8. Coffee (Caffeinated)
  9. Disinfectant Spray & Disinfectant Wipes
  10. Toilet Cleaner, Glass Cleaner & All Purpose Cleaner

Cash donations are preferred because they allow LUM to purchase what is needed, when it’s needed. Donations of “needed items” are also welcome and appreciated. If you wish to donate items to LUM, please either ship or drop off items to the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901). A complete list of "needed items" may be found HERE.