Plumb Line Ministry

About the Ministry

Founded in 1988, our Plumb Line ministry today is one of our congregation's primary ministries. It is administered by volunteers and funded by the cathedral's Mission Endowment Fund and the Outreach Committee. Volunteers work out of a cathedral office to help people who are facing eviction from their homes or who are in need of a gift from our food pantry. Fifteen social service agencies refer people to the Plumb Line. We serve more than 300 people a year and commit over $100,000 annually to the work of this ministry.

The name of the ministry comes from Scripture. Just as God used a plumb line to the help the Hebrews live righteous lives, the Plumb Line volunteers strive to "straighten the walls" within Cincinnati by giving rental assistance to those at risk of being evicted.

For more information, call 513.842.2062.

It's in the Bag: Plumb Line Meals

Members of the congregation help support the ministry by contributing non-perishable food and personal care items to the Plumb Line cupboard for distribution to those seeking help. Your contributions to the food pantry are most welcome. While any non-perishable food donation is welcome at any time, Plumb Line volunteers have come up with a new twist to this donation effort -- Meals in a Bag. The next time you are at the grocery, consider purchasing items to create a family meal for donation. For example, meals generally include a meat, vegetable, fruit and type of dessert. (See below for possible meal ideas.) Members are encouraged to be creative, putting together different combinations of food items to make hearty meals for those in need. (Only donate items that come in cans, boxes or packages -- no jars please.) It's a fun way to make a contribution. It's in the bag.

Sample Meals in a Bag

Canned Beef Stew
Saltine crackers
Canned green beans
Canned pears
Box of cookies

Canned tuna
Cream of mushroom soup
Bag of noodles
Canned peas
Fruit cocktail

Canned ham
Canned black-eyed peas
Canned greens
Box of corn bread
Box of chocolate pudding mix

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