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.  

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MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: 


GREG'S UPDATE:  April 7, 2017                    

Dear Friends of the Center for Lay Ministries,

Spring has sprung and nobody is more excited than I.  Great things here at the food pantry.  We have plenty of food and have serviced over 5,400 people since the first of the year.  Our Bliss House is expanding.  We can now accommodate up 16 ladies in our Bliss House recovery program..  We continue to get good support from our donors, volunteers and community.  

Our next fundraiser is our annual golf scramble on June 12th at Jeffersonville Elk Run Golf Club.  The cost is $100 to lay, $100 to be ea hole sponsor and $1500 to be a tournament sponsor.  Please join us for this fun and worthwhile event.  Please call our office at 812-282-0063.   

Greg Henderzahs, Executive Director

Center for Lay Ministries

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SATURDAY - MAY 13TH

The annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive will take place to benefit the Center for Lay Ministries. Households are asked to leave cans of food by their mailbox on May 13th for pick up.  Thanks to our dedicated letter carriers for taking on this extra weight during their duties. 
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READY FOR A FUN DAY OF GOLF FOR A GOOD CAUSE?
MONDAY, June 12 - REGISTRATION STARTS AT 11:00, WITH LUNCH SERVED AT NOON. 
CLICK HERE  FOR A COPY OF THE FLYER/BROCHURE WITH DETAILS AND ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR MORE FUN! 
$400 team entry (or sign up and we will place you on a team)
We also are having a fabulous raffle this year (anyone can purchase).  For a $20 donation, you can purchase one or more tickets (only 150 will be sold) for A FOURSOME AT VALHALLA GOLF CLUB (includes greens fees and your choice of either caddies or carts and 1 caddie).  THANKS TO A DONATION FROM THE HUGHES GROUP, INC IN JEFFERSONVILLE FOR THIS RAFFLE PACKAGE. 
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        OUR CLM THANK YOU BOARD TO OUR VOLUNTEERS                                                                 

RESPECT AND APPRECIATION GOES OUT TO KATHY GATZ FOR HER YEARS OF DEDICATION TO THE CENTER FOR LAY MINISTRIES (volunteer with Bonnie's Food Pantry, served on the Bliss House Committee, lead the Valentine Bliss Charity event several years, chaired the CLM golf fundraiser two years, and served on several CLM committees - KATHY WILL BE MISSED!). She will be moving to be near her family and the precious grandchild she is holding in the picture. We know she will be serving others wherever she and her family lives.
Thank you for sharing your heart with our ministry, Kathy!

RESPECT AND APPRECIATION GOES OUT TO LAURA BARKHAUER FOR HER YEARS OF DEDICATION TO THE CENTER FOR LAY MINISTRIES BLISS HOUSE~ Laura has served on the Bliss House Committee since 2012, always stepping up whenever needed.  She coordinated the registration and silent auction intake for Valentine Bliss for several years, along with working on the Bliss House resident Christmas and Thunder parties Spring Fashion Show, and so much more.  Laura, not one to be in front of the camera, always stepped up when needed.  Her loss on the BH Committee will leave a significant void, but she has agreed to remain active with CLM and the Bliss House ministries, while spending more time with her growing family. 

WOW!

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.

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Thanks for giving - we will update this section as soon as we know the amount donated.  
The Meijer store in Jeffersonville is working with our community AGAIN to ensure our pantry shelves are stocked with food. They are once again hosting their fall SIMPLY GIVE program for the Center for Lay Ministries (CLM). Between now and December 31 the Jeffersonville Meijer will match your donation dollar for dollar for CLM Food Pantry and during NOVEMBER 11-12 they will double your donation (for every $10 donated, Meijer will give CLM $30 in gift cards for food).  
This past spring, Meijer awarded our Food Pantry $9.910.00 in food gift cards. Many in the community have visited our pantry and commented on how nice our shelves look with so much food. The semi-annual SIMPLY GIVE program is a big reason why our Center is able to do what we do. Thank you to Meijer for continuing to support our mission to feed those in our community who are in need and thank you to the community for such generous donations. Please consider making a donation in the next few weeks. We thank you in advance for your kindness and your generosity.

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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!


WELCOME TO THE CENTER FOR LAY MINISTRIES.

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Comments from those we serve: 


"Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have to come to a food pantry!"


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


"I was told about you 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.   

Our Food Pantry

The Bonnie Ryan Food Pantry of Center for Lay Ministries

Valentine Bliss

The 2016 Sue LaRue Award Recipient was Gary Steedly (pictures with his wife)