This has been a tough year for American workers and working families. How can you and your congregation show your support? Plan a Labor Day weekend worship service or educational experience that celebrates and honors the people who teach our kids, care for the sick, keep our streets safe, serve our food, build our cars, and help make our communities and our country a better place to live.
We gather on Labor Day weekend to celebrate the work that people do and the gift of work that God has given us. Several denominations and the National Council of Churches offer resources for worship and educational programs. Interfaith Worker Justice and the AFL-CIO sponsor the Labor in the Pulpits program on Labor Day weekend to raise awareness of the need for economic justice in our communities.
Participate in the Labor on the Pulpits program. Here are just four possibilities: Preach a sermon or homily on the need for fair wages for all workers; Pray for workers who are struggling despite working hard every day; Offer a litany based on the need for economic justice; Include information in your bulletin about the issue. Invite a labor leader to be a guest speaker that weekend. Follow this link for resources Labor in the Pulpits/on the Bimah/ in the Minbar
Labor Day 2011 Overview
Labor Day 2011 Resources (flyers, scriptures, organizing tools, and links to resources from many churches and other faith groups)