Jubilee Christmas is a program coordinated by Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM) in partnership with local churches and organizations. The goal of Jubilee is to assist the unemployed and under-employed, as well as single-parent families and others in need. Jubilee Christmas allows the parents to be the heroes at Christmas. As you can imagine, Jubilee Christmas will look much different again this year; however, the need in our community is great.

With your help, twenty-five families (screened by LUM) will participate in Jubilee Christmas at St. Andrew on Saturday, December 11. This year, due to continuing COVID concerns, Jubilee Christmas will modified in-person event. Guests will be assigned one of two time slots. They will arrive and rotate between two or three stations where they will select gifts for their children. We will send them home with wrapping supplies as we will not be able to wrap gifts with the guests this year. All guests and volunteers will be required to wear masks at all times, and we will not be serving refreshments but will provide guests with some goodies to take home and enjoy.

Each family receives gift cards and/or certificates as well as stocking stuffers per LUM guidelines. 

St. Andrew traditionally adds to those items and fills a storage container with household items.  Once again this year, due to supply shortages and item limits, St. Andrew will not be providing this but will provide an additional gift card for families so that families can purchase what they need. We also provide cookies, additional gift cards (if money allows), something extra for teens, a hand-made afghan and centerpiece, hats, mitten/gloves, and books for each child. 

What we need for this year's Jubliee Christmas:


We will be putting up a tree in the Commons at St. Andrew with gift tags you can take, but we will also have a link to a SignUpGenius (below) where you will be able to select the ages and genders of the children for whom you would like to purchase a gift. There will be more instructions available on the SignUpGenius. Please bring toys (unwrapped and with two sets of batteries) to the church by Tuesday, December 7. You can drop toys off at the church during regular office hours (preferably M-Th mornings) or on Sunday mornings beginning November 14.

Gift Sign-up

Donations of the following items are also welcome:

  • Wrapping supplies
  • Hats and mitten/gloves
  • Books (new, for ages 0-12 primarily, but teen books welcome as well)
  • Stocking stuffers
  • Monetary gifts
    • Financial contributions can be placed in the offering plate, dropped off in the church office, or made on St. Andrew’s online giving page. Be sure to note “Jubilee Christmas” on your check or giving envelope. Please know that all toys and donations received will be distributed to families in need this year. Any excess funds will be split between LUM’s Good Samaritan Fund and St. Andrew’s Pastor’s Assistance Fund. 

Monetary Donation to Jubilee

Please contact Melissa Martin (765-586-5503) or Cindy Nycz (765-714-8255) if you have any questions. Consider being a part of this wonderful celebration. You’ll be glad you did!

We need your help to make Jubilee Christmas successful! There are a variety of ways to volunteer including making phone calls, baking cookies, setting up, and helping the day of Jubilee Christmas. 

Volunteer Sign-up

 

 

Please surround the 25 Jubilee families that we are serving this year with your prayers. 

SERVICE TIMES

Traditional Worship - Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
Contemporary Worship - Sundays at 10:30 a.m. 

 

St. Andrew United Methodist Church
4703 N 50 W | West Lafayette, Indiana 47906
765-497-7755