CLM MONTHLY COLUMN
Various Center for Lay Ministries Staff and Volunteers write our monthly column (entitled MISSION POSSIBLE), in the News and Tribune, Jeffersonville, Indiana. We are grateful to the News and Tribune (our local Southern Indiana newspaper) for allowing us the space for this monthly column.
If you have an idea for one of our columns, feel free to contact us! We love hearing from you.
|Posted on September 4, 2019 at 6:55 PM|
MISSION POSSIBLE: God works in mysterious ways!
Center for Lay Ministries’ Column
By Phyllis J. Nelson
Several years ago, a friend from church asked me to go with her to a “graduation” at the Center for Lay Ministries’ Bliss House, a local home/program for women in recovery from alcohol and drug addictions. I challenged myself to go. I wasn’t sure I really wanted to go but felt that I didn’t want to disappoint her. I knew she had lived a...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 7, 2018 at 6:10 PM|
MISSION POSSIBLE: Generosity Prompts Some Serious Attempts to Leap (Center for Lay Ministries Column) By Carol Dawson
The many volunteers and the staff of the Center for Lay Ministries (CLM) are jumping for joy. Our community and the local Jeffersonville Meijer store just donated $13,940 in gift cards to be used for food to help our pantry remain stocked. This donation was from the fall/holiday campaign. Meijer gets a big thumbs-up for maintaining their Simply Give program, w...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 8, 2018 at 1:05 PM|
|Posted on August 2, 2017 at 3:55 PM|
|Posted on February 25, 2016 at 10:30 PM|
MISSION POSSIBLE: Bliss House Lost and Found: Dignity and Respect
By Carol Dawson, Center for Lay Ministries/Bliss House Volunteer Communications Director
Her daughter lost everything – her home – her children – her relationships – her dignity – her self-respect – her ability to love - and she nearly lost her life…to drugs and alcohol. Listening to this mother speak of he...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 8, 2016 at 1:20 PM|
MISSION POSSIBLE / EXTRA MILER: Success Stories at Bliss House
September 12, 2015
By: Carol Dawson, A Bliss House Committee Member and CLM/BH Voluntary Communications Director
A neighbor and friend stopped by my house one day six years ago and asked to sit on the front porch with her to talk. She began telling me about a place called the Bliss House. I had heard of it, but knew little about the non-profit organization.
My...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM|
MISSION POSSIBLE: Enabling; the Unsuspected Helper to the Addict
By Julie Schwerer, Bliss House Director
It’s 10:00 a.m. and the phone rings at Bliss House. The family member is calling about one of the most important people in their lives who is in desperate need of some help to overcome an addiction; calling with the hope that their loved one would one day be themselves once again.
There is no need to speak the words tha...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 26, 2015 at 3:25 PM|
MISSION POSSIBLE: Helping Others Less Fortunate
By: Virginia Klemens, Past Chair, Center for Lay Ministries
As a child growing up in Massachusetts, I was aware that we were not rich. My dad was the janitor/maintenance man at my elementary and junior high school and then at the local community college until his retirement.
In spite of our meager circumstances, we were provided the example of service to others. My father volunteered...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 3, 2015 at 12:40 AM|
MISSION POSSIBLE: A Peaceful Day
By Greg Henderzahs, Executive Director, Center for Lay Ministries
In early March, I was sitting in my office at CLM admiring the snow which was coming down at a very rapid pace. So beautiful, peaceful and pure and I knew the children will be out soon with their sleds. Our pantry was closed due to weather and I was a little surprised when I saw a gentleman walking away from our front door. I ran out to inquire a...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 24, 2015 at 12:45 AM|
MISSION POSSIBLE: The Stories I've Seen
By Kaye Clark, Volunteer for CLM Food Pantry and member of the Thelma Matthews Social Services Committee
Their stories are as varied as much as their appearances; however, one thing they all have in common is - they need food to survive. The mission of the Center for Lay Ministries Food Pantry is to subsidize our client’s food supply. The shelves of the Pantry are stocked by donations from the communit...Read Full Post »