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:  October 5, 2018                    

Dear Friends of the Center for Lay Ministries,

 We are looking for a volunteer handy man to manage our pr0operties here at CLM.  If you or know someone who may be interested, please contact me here at CLM @ 812-282-0063.  During this fall break, CLM along with Communities in School are working at feeding several needed families at one of Jeffersonville grade schools at a pilot program.  I'm positive ethat this initiative will be beneficial.  All is good and please stop by anytime to visit.   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.   



FALL GIVING OPPORTUNITY AT MEIJER IS OVER and we will update you on how successful our event was for CLM. Thanks to all who participated by making a donation! 

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 September 15, 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, September 7th will be Double Match day! 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

From the CLM Executive Director: 
"This is a great opportunity for our pantry.  We have spent over $40,000 in Meijer Food Cards this fiscal year which has allowed us to keep our shelves full and provide great nutrition to our clients. Your continued support is vital for CLM to continue doing the remarkable job and supply of food to our clients.  I thank you for your consideration."  Greg H. 

Thanks for your support of our community with this very special event.  We had a strong turnout for CLM's first annual gala and those who attended were treated to a wonderful evening of great food and entertainment.  Thank you for your generosity.  CLM's net profit was over $20K, thanks to our supportive community, our sponsors, and the Bales Foundation.


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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.   




OUR 5th ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT CLM TURNED OUT GREAT (if you like the rain...and many did). Our net profit from the event was $12,683. The pictures below tell the story of the teams that braved wind and rain and even remained steadfast through lightening (but came inside for safety). We had 11 teams and we thank each person who participated or helped with the event. A note from our Executive Director, Greg Henderzahs, "Congratulations to all of you who put many hours of time and energy to make this event successful."


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!  

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.