Plumb Line Ministry
"...the Lord was standing beside a wall built ... with a plumb line in his hand. And the Lord said to me: "Amos, what do you see?" An I said, "A plumb line." Then the Lord said, "See, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel ... " -Amos 7:7-8
Remembering Myrtle Food Drive
The volunteers of the Plumb Line ministry will once again honor the contribution of one-time co-worker and faithful ministry volunteer, Myrtle Marshall, with a food drive in her memory during the month of June. Myrtle was active in the cathedral ministries for decades before her death in April of 2009.
To help fill the cabinets and feed the hungry, bring food (preferably peanut butter, soup, tuna, cans of fruits or vegetables) to the narthex each Sunday in June. Help us to break our previous record of 90 food items.
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. In 2010, we contributed over $90,000 to the work of the Plumb Line.
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.
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. You may leave canned or dry goods in the collection basket in the front office. For more information, contact Christ Church Cathedral.