Center for Lay Ministries

Food Pantry/Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Services

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We are the Center for Lay Ministries, Inc. - Community Services  (Ph:  812-282-0063)

ANNUAL REPORT:    The Center for Lay Ministries 2015 ANNUAL REPORT is available for review.  Please click HERE if you wish to request a copy.  




GREG'S UPDATE:  April  3,  2018                    

Dear Friends of the Center for Lay Ministries,

44 years ago today, our community experienced one of the worst tornados of modern time.  Many people were without their homes in Brandenburg, Borden, Louisville and Madison.  It was devastating for many.  I am pleased to say that our CLM food pantry was in operation then as it is today.  We have been providing food and nourishment for Clark County residents since 1963.  We continue to operate strong and plan on being around providing these same services 44  years from now. 

That said, we are sponsoring two fundraisers this summer.  First, a golf outing on Monday, June 11th at Elk Run Golf Club in Jeffersonville.  Also, we are planning our first GALA on Friday, August 24 at Kyes II (see registration below).  I hope that you can support us and plan on joining us.   For more information, please call me at my office @ 812-282-0063.  Stop by and visit anytime.  Thank you.       

Greg Henderzahs, Executive Director

Center for Lay Ministries

Please check out (below) our newest video relating to the CLM Bonnie's Food Pantry.   


This is the newest video for the CLM Bonnie's Food Pantry.  Please watch this short video showing what we do at CLM.  As always, thank you to all of our volunteers and staff.  If you are interested in volunteering, we are always in need of help, even on Saturdays.  

We hope you can find everything you need  to know about the Center for Lay Ministries (CLM) and our programs on our website.  CLM is focused on providing high-quality service and client satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations and serve the community with respect and dignity.

Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.

We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There's much more to come!



Comments from those we serve: 

"Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have to come to a food pantry, but here I am and this place means food for my family!"

"I could write a book on how grateful I am for the Bliss family actually loves having me around and I'm even trusted now. "

"I was told about the pantry when I was unemployed.  We have three children and didn't know what to do.  Thank you for being there in our time of need.  I started a new job and would like to give back to help another family."

 "All my papers were destroyed in the storm and somebody told me you would help. You did - thank you."

"I graduated Bliss House in April 2011.  I have learned a new way of living and it's to live sober, happy, and productive..."

"You gave us our daughter back - the Bliss House saved her life...thank you just doesn't seem to be enough."


By partnering with organizations, individuals, businesses, churches and government entities, the greeting and philosophy at the Center for Lay Ministries, to provide assistance to those in need, will continue.   


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August 24, 2018 (6 PM - 10 PM)

Kye's II

500 Missouri Avenue

Jeffersonville, IN  47130

Ticket Purchase Deadline:  August 10, 2018 

Cost per ticket is $50 - Table for 10 sponsorship is $700.  

Details:  Appetizers / Buffet Dinner / Music & Dancing / Raffle / Silent Auction, and Prizes

For sponsorships, please see the second registration listed below

TO REGISTER for tickets, SEE FORM BELOW.  COMPLETE THE FORM AND CLICK SEND REGISTRATION button - MAKE PAYMENT THROUGH PAYPAL (as directed after registration) OR SEND A CHECK TO:  Center for Lay Ministries/213 E. Maple St., Jeffersonville, IN  47130 (note the check is for the CLM Gala)

Thank you for registering for our CLM Annual Fundraising Gala. Next, please either click on the payment button below to make a secure payment via this site (or mail your check to CLM). Please mark your calendar for August 24 @ 6 PM, and see you at the luau.
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Thank you for considering sponsorship of our annual CLM Gala "Luau" event!  (please complete a registration form below)
Details:   Table Sponsors:   By completing the form below and submitting it with a tax deductible check for $700 to Center for Lay Ministries, you will receive 10 seats and a table sign showing your generous support.  
For Event Sponsorship:  See second form (below) to be completed
If you have questions or wish to call in your sponsorship, please contact Dawn M. at 502-295-7214 

please complete the form below (or contact Dawn M. at 502-295-7214)

Thank you for registering to be a Table Sponsor for this worthy event. You can pay via PayPal below or send a check to: Center for Lay Ministries / 213 E. Maple St., Jeffersonville, IN 47130
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or send a check to Center for Lay Ministries to: 
  CLM, 213 E. Maple St., Jeffersonville, IN 47130  (w/notation for CLM Gala)


For Event Sponsorship, complete the form below and submit - then click on the secure pay button appropriate for your tax deductible sponsorship amount:  Platinum $2,500, Gold $1,000 Silver $500, and Bronze $250 - for your generous sponsorship, you/your company will be recognized in publicity and also during the event.  

Thank you for registering to be a sponsor for the CLM Gala. We appreciate your support. Please pay using the button below, or send your tax deductible check to CLM / Send Table Sponsor Registration - pay below or send a check to CLM / 213 E. Maple St., Jeffersonville, IN 47130
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______________________________________________________________________________________GOLF-GOLF-GOLF - SAVE THE DATE

The Center for Lay Ministries in Jeffersonville announces their 5th annual Golf Scramble will be held on Monday June 11, 2018 at Elk Run Golf Club in Jeffersonville.  Registration will begin at 11:00 with a lunch at noon and a shot gun start at 1:00 PM. Area golfers are encouraged to save the date and start putting together teams to support the vital food pantry mission of the Center for Lay Ministries.

Travis Dorman, Branch Manager, First Savings Bank, presented a donation to CLM for $500. 

Travis, also a past CLM Board Chair, explained the money was raised from the Blue Jean Friday donations.  Employees can donate to a fund in order to wear their blue jeans in to work at the bank.  CLM was honored to be the selected charity for the funds raised.  

Thanks Travis and First Savings Bank!  


UPDATE:  OUR AMAZING COMMUNITY, ALONG WITH OUR GENEROUS JEFFERSONVILLE MEIJER STORE donated $13,940 in gift cards to be used for food to help our pantry remain stocked.   Thanks to everyone who donated through Meijer. 

Once again, Meijer in Jeffersonville is sponsoring their Simply GiveĀ campaign to benefit the Center for Lay Ministries Food Pantry. Look for the Simply Give cards near the checkout lanes! Now through December 30th, dollars donated ($10 minimum) at the Meijer in Jeffersonville will DOUBLE your donation with food cards to Center for Lay Ministries. For example, you donate $20, the Center for Lay Ministries gets $40 in food only gift cards that they will use to buy items to stock their shelves. PLUS on Friday, December 8th and Saturday, December 9th there will be Double Match days. For example, if you donate $20 during these two days, CLM will receive $60 in food cards. This is a fantastic opportunity for CLM and their clients served!

We are so very grateful to Meijer and our community for ensuring the Simply Give campaign to help CLM is a huge success.

We hope all of our supporters (and new supporters) can help CLM and take advantage of this opportunity. Thank you.

For more information about the Meijer Simply Give program, please click on this direct link:  MEIJER SIMPLY GIVE
Our Pantry Volunteer Coordinator, Bonnie Ryan was recognized in the Southern  Indiana Living magazine for September 2017.  The article can be found through this link.  Congratulation, Bonnie, for your years of continued service.  

Thanks to the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana for their generous support of the CLM Bliss House mission!  For more information relating to the Community Foundation of SI, check out their website:

Crystal Gunther presents the $12K check to Bliss House Director, Tiffany Hutchins.

SATURDAY - MAY 13TH, the Clark County National Association of Letter Carriers held their Food Drive (to benefit the Center for Lay Ministries). Households in Clark County were asked to leave cans of food by their mailbox for pick up.  Thanks to our dedicated letter carriers for taking on this extra weight during their duties. 

CLM received 4400 pounds of food on Saturday, May 13. Greg H. and McNeil assisted the mail carriers in unloading the generous donation.  Thank you to our Mail Carriers!

Thank you for a successful charity golf tournament! Because of the generous sponsors and golfers, we expect to net over $17,500  
Golf team photos are found under the above link to the Calendar Page (click here)

CLM received a donation from Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore on April 26. City boat dock rental during Thunder resulted in a generous donation to CLM.  Thank you to the City of Jeffersonville and Mayor Moore!

        OUR CLM THANK YOU SECTION TO OUR VOLUNTEERS                                                                 


Thanks to our faithful community of volunteers and supporters, we swept the Clark County Reader's Choice awards this year.

The CLM Bliss House was selected as the Best Non-Profit!

The Center for Lay Ministries was selected as the Best Social Services, AND the CLM Bliss House Valentine Bliss was selected as the Best Charitable Event!

The CLM Staff and Volunteers who work so hard to ensure we meet and surpass our goals couldn't be more grateful to all who voted and believe us to be doing our jobs well in the community. You are the best and we truly are pleased to be able to serve Clark County, Indiana. Thank you, News and Tribune for having this poll each year.


Our Food Pantry

The Bonnie Ryan Food Pantry of Center for Lay Ministries

Valentine Bliss

The 2017 Sue LaRue Award Recipients were the
Harrison County Probation Department Staff and Award Winners:  L to R:  Tiffany Hutchins, Elaine Zipp, Sheila Tempel, Sue LaRue, Jeff Skaggs, Otto Schalk, Melanie Wood, Jacki Byerly, and Cherie Walther.