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Touching the future by helping children and families today


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Urban Ministry
420 N. 4th Street
Lafayette, IN

(765) 423-2691


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

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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.


LUM Thanksgiving Celebration Needs You

The LUM Annual Community Thanksgiving Celebration is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day,Thursday, November 27, from noon to 2 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church in Lafayette — and LUM needs your help. Monetary donation are needed to make this event as successful as in the past. Please give today. Go to www.lumserve.org to make a donation and to get more information about this special community celebration.

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Thursday, Nov. 27,
12:00noon - 2:00pm
Central Presbyterian Church

31 N. 7th Street in downtown Lafayette (adjacent to the Tippecanoe County Public Library)
Entrance to the Social Hall is off 7th Street.


Thank you to all who donate their time, money and food items to help make this celebration a success each year.

To volunteer your time, make a monetary donation or bring food items to the Thanksgiving Celebration this year, click one of the buttons below to go to the
Thanksgiving sign-up page or LUM's Donation page:

Monetary Donation

Thanksgiving Food Item Sign-up

Tri-N-Run Turkey Trot 5K benefits LUM

Start your Thanksgiving holiday off on the right foot by joining us for the  Tri-N-Run Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk on Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, November 27) at 8 a.m. at the Lafayette Golf Course (800 Golfview Road). Turkey Trot 5K proceeds benefit Lafayette Urban Ministry, & it’s presented by Midwest Rentals. Runners, walkers, strollers, and dogs are welcome!

TNR Turkey Trot 5K details are as follows:

· Date/time: Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 27) at 8 a.m.
· Registration Fee: Adults—$30; Youth—$10 (ages 10 and younger) with no T-shirt
· Must register by November 9th to be guaranteed a TNR Turkey Trot 5K T-Shirt
· Packet Pick-Up; Wednesday, November 26th from 4-6 p.m. at Tri-N-Run (13 N Earl Ave, Lafayette)
· Day of Race: Check-In—6:30 - 7:30 a.m.; Race time—8 a.m.
Tri-N-Run is honored to be able to organize this event to raise funds in support of a great local cause. TNR’s goal is to celebrate a day of thanks-giving while helping those in our community who are in need.

More information, click HERE. To register for the TNR Turkey Trot 5K, click HERE.





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