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:
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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.



Update: Ray Ewry & Hunger Hike 2014
Ray Ewry Memorial Parkway (US 231)

LUM encourages you to attend the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Naming Ceremony for the new US 231 in honor of the legendary US Olympian, Lafayette native and Purdue alumnus, Ray Ewry. US 231 along the Purdue West Lafayette campus between Martin Jischke Drive and Lindberg Road will officially be known as the Raymond Clarence Ewry Memorial Parkway.


The details of the INDOT Naming Ceremony are as follows:

· Date: THIS Friday, August 29

· Time: 1:30 p.m.

· Place: RPAC Theatre, Lafayette Jefferson High School

· Parking: park in the East Lot and enter through the South Portico

Ray Ewry is special to LUM and is the namesake of the LUM Youth Center in downtown Lafayette. As friends of LUM, we’d love to see you there. Tom Carson is expected to be in attendance to represent the family of Ray Ewry. For more information on the life and accomplishments of Ray Ewry, click HERE.


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



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