Touching the future by helping children and families today


Loving neighbors, seeking justice, empowering the least among us, and renewing the Church's social ministry

Urban Ministry
420 N. 4th Street
Lafayette, IN

(765) 423-2691


Office Hours:
M-F 8:15am-4:30pm

Homeless Shelter:
Open every night.
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Welcome to the Lafayette Urban Ministry

The Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM) is an organization of 42 Christian churches that serves as a social safety net for Lafayette's needy children and families.

For over 40 years, LUM has worked to give back the hope, the future, and the self-respect to low-income people in the Greater Lafayette area. We take an active role in trying to change social injustices and improve the quality of life for the poor of Indiana.

We invite you to learn about LUM and keep up to date with the latest LUM news and developments.



Hunger Hike 2014 — Get Started TODAY
Students are back in school in our area — so, it’s time to get yourself organized for Hunger Hike 2014. There are many ways to have an impact. Here are a few suggestions:  

Make a donation online, click 
Start a Hunger Hike TEAM. Hunger Hike TEAMS include youth groups, fraternities & sororities, civic groups, sport teams, families, neighborhoods, clubs and organizations, and more. Register, join or support a team, click HERE.  
Register for and run in the HH5K Run, click HERE.  
Use the Hunger Hike online fundraising site to raise money using your email contacts and social media. Register for Hunger Hike online, click HERE.  
Raise money the “old school” ways — Go door-to-door collecting funds; make announcements in meetings and classes; call your family and friends.
Download the Hunger Hike collection form, click 
Hunger Hike 2014 gives companies, organizations, families & individuals many ways to be a part of a community event with a tremendous positive impact on “Fighting Hunger.”

Get Started TODAY!
HH5K Run 2014 — 5K to Feed the Hungry
This year Hunger Hike 2014 offers an opportunity for runners to also be a part of the fight against hunger — the HH5K Run — which is scheduled one day prior to Hunger Hike (traditional 3K Walk). The HH5K Run is open to runners of all ages and abilities who share a common goal: Fighting Hunger! It’s an opportunity to support these outstanding local organizations while enjoying a serious 5K event. Be a part of the annual Hunger Hike 5K Run and Race to Feed the Hungry. Advanced Registration is encouraged but race day walk-ups are welcome. Click HERE to register for the HH5K Run on Saturday, September 20th.


Join Us for Hunger Hike 2014
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 20
8 a.m. – Cumberland Park, West Lafayette

Hunger Hike 3K Walk
day, September 21
2 p.m. – Levee Plaza Lot, West Lafayette

Hike to Fight Hunger
*Donate Online
*Hunger Hike - 3K Walk Registration
*HH5K Run Registration
*Support a Team


“K of C Open” Raises $3491 for LUM

Members of the Knights of Columbus Council 456 raised money for LUM this past June at the “K of C Open” — the annual Charity Golf Outing at the West Lafayette Golf & Country Club.

Mike Ringle, Grand Knight, and Ryan Gerkey, Golf Outing Chair, presented LUM Executive Director, Joe Micon with a check for $3491.

LUM appreciates the Knights of Columbus for selecting LUM as the recipient of their golf outing and for doing such a great job of making it a success.

Countdown to Christmas (Jubilee, that is)

There’s only 118 days until Christmas — so the countdown to Jubilee Christmas has begun.

LUM Jubilee Christmas is Saturday, December 13.

The important dates for Jubilee Christmas planning are as follows:

Coordinators 1st Meeting
Thursday, October 9 (7:00 p.m.)
Phone Registration Volunteer TrainingThursday, October 16
Phone Registration—M-F, October 20-24(4:30 - 7:30 p.m.)
Coordinators MeetingThursday, November 13 (7:00 p.m.)
Donations Accepted Thursday, November 20 – Tuesday, December 9 (1 - 5 p.m.) weekdays except Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday
Host sites Pick-Up Thursday, December 11 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Jubilee Christmas Day Saturday, December 13 (9:00 a.m.) On Jubilee Christmas Day, parents of 1,800 local children will select new toys and clothing that they will share with their kids on Christmas morning. Each family will also receive a ham, home-baked Christmas cookies, and a food certificate. To make a monetary donation to Jubilee Christmas, click HERE.





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