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

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: July 1, 2016

Dear Friends of the Center for Lay Ministries,

Great things going on here at CLM Community Services.  Our 3rd annual golf outing contributed $13,850.00 to our operation.  Thanks to all of you who supported this initiative.  This week, Glenns Refrigeration is installing new freezers and refrigeration in our food pantry.  We continue to position ourselves well into the future so we may service our community.    

Our Bliss House interim director has been doing fabulous work.  The lady residents just completed 8 weeks of art therapy.   A Belle of Louisville cruise and camping weekend is planned for the near future along with many structured training classes.  Again, thanks to all of you who support our ministries.  greg

Greg Henderzahs, Executive Director

Center for Lay Ministries


The GOLF SCRAMBLE was held Monday, June 13 and we were able to raise enough money with this fund raiser and other donations to purchase the refrigerator units for our food pantry. 

Thanks to all who contributed to the success of the golf scramble and to the teams who played and supported the effort.  Good Job. 

DID YOU KNOW...You can reduce your library fines with a food donation?

Donate canned foods to reduce your fines before Summer Reading Club begins! The library will waive late fees in exchange for canned or boxed foods from Monday, May 23 through Tuesday, May 31. For each non-perishable food item donated, $1 will be deducted from late fees, up to $15 per account. Fines for lost, damaged, missing library materials, and collection agency fees will not be waived. Expired food items will not be accepted. Donations are being accepted at both the main library in Jeffersonville and at the Clarksville Branch, For more information on this program, call


Thanks to the Southern Indiana Libraries, for this generous gift.  


NOW THROUGH JUNE 19, 2016 - Please shop Meijers and Donate through their SIMPLY GIVE program


The Center for Lay Ministries and Meijer Partner to Provide Hunger Relief in Clark County, Indiana through Retailer’s Simply Give Food Pantry Match Donation Program - 

The Center for Lay Ministries (CLM) Bonnie’s Food Pantry is proud to announce a spring partnership with Meijer to provide much-needed hunger relief to local families through the retailer’s customer-driven food pantry donation program, Simply Give.

“This is a phenomenal opportunity provided by Meijer to our pantry – it allows us to serve more families in our area,” said Greg Henderzahs, Executive Director for CLM. 

The Meijer Simply Give campaign has replenished the shelves of our local food pantry for two years with spring, fall, and holiday drives. The program encourages customers to purchase $10 Simply Give donation cards, which are then converted into Meijer food-only gift cards for our Southern Indiana food pantry.

CLM Bonnie’s Food Pantry will benefit from donation cards purchased at the Jeffersonville Meijer store now through June 19.

“We encourage our community to help us fulfill our mission of helping feed the hungry in Southern Indiana by purchasing a Meijer Simply Give food donation card during your next shopping trip.  CLM has benefitted from the Meijer donation program considerably, with over $35,000 donated by our generous community and Jeffersonville Meijers store,” said Henderzahs.

The purpose of the Center for Lay Ministries’ food pantry is to provide services to vulnerable populations in the local community with compassion, dignity and respect. If you have any questions regarding your donation or of the CLM mission, please contact 812-282-0063.



The USPS collected food items for the CLM's  Bonnie's Food Pantry; the generous acts of the USPS employees and our community were impressive!  More than 3,500 POUNDS OF FOOD ITEMS were donated.  Thanks to everyone involved.  You truly make a difference in our community.    



The Bliss House Alumnae women have scheduled a fund raiser car wash for June 4th from 10 – 2.  It will be behind the KFC on 10th Street in Jeffersonville.  Funds will be used to support activities between the Bliss House Alumnae Group and the current Bliss House residents.  We sincerely appreciate the support of our community and the continued support of the women of the Alumnae Group (our Extra Milers). 


Photos of the 2016 Valentine Bliss event can be found at the bottom on the Bliss House page (click here)

Thanks to all who attended, bid, and donated during the Valentine Bliss celebration.  We cannot thank you enough for your continued support.  The event was a big success. 

Congratulations to Dr. Gary Steedly  for receiving  the Sue LaRue Service Award for his work with the residents of the Bliss  House. 

From everyone associated with the Bliss House
Tiffany Hutchins, Assistant Director for Bliss House received an award today from Bank on Louisville. She was recognized as a Financial Empowerment Champion for her efforts to educate and empower the residents of Bliss House. Congratulations Tiffany!  We are so proud of the work you are doing to ensure the success of the Bliss House mission.  The award celebrates successes and shares future plans to expand our community-wide, financial empowerment efforts.

Tiffany is on the left of the photograph

Thanks to all the women who attended the Bliss in Style event and supported our residents and donated so generously.  Thanks to the Bliss House Committee, Cile Blau,  and all who helped with the resident and alumnae models.  The event was a beautiful success because of you!  

Left:  A model poses with one of the outfits from K & Ts Sales - Tina's Boutique /  Right:  Kristie Dawson, Janet Staley (Bliss House Committee) and MaryAnn Delaney enjoy the luncheon and style show.  

Thank you for supporting 

CONGRATULATIONS to the Center for Lay Ministries for being chosen by DARE TO CARE as the Indiana Food Pantry of the year - 2015.  



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!"

"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 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)