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Labour Day Resources

Observe Labour Sunday

From the United Church of Christ

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Labour Sunday Reflections

From the United Church of Christ

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Honor workers with a Labour Day Sabbath

From North Carolina Council of Churches

The NC Council of Churches is partnering with Raise the Wage NC to encourage faith communities to hold a Labor Sabbath this Labor Day weekend, August 31-September 2. Faith leaders can adapt their holy day services in ways that reflect the importance of workers, the value of labor unions, and the need to raise the North Carolina minimum wage.

Through Labor Sabbath, congregations have the opportunity to talk about faith, work, and justice. Across the state this year, we are focused on honoring labor and supporting the need for education to raise the minimum wage in NC.

Participation can happen at various levels, and Raise the Wage NC has put together a variety of resources, listed below, to help. In addition, the Council offers lectionary resources on living wage and on supporting workers.

If your faith community decides to participate, please click here to let us know by completing a short commitment form. For more information on how to get involved, call 828-505-7466 or email [email protected]


A Day Called Sacred

by Dave Roberts, UBC Seattle's interim pastor
Originally published in the August 2015 issue of University Baptist Church's e-newsletter The Beacon

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Worker Justice is more than a day off on Labour Day!

A collection of resources assembled by the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference

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Labo(u)r Day Worship Resources

Thanks to Jobs with Justice for the majority of these resources.

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Hymns for Labor/Labour Day

From Jobs with Justice
Jobs with Justice requests that any church using these hymns in worship or any other gathering include the composer’s copyright in its materials.

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Thoughts for recognizing workers on Labor/Labour Day

From Joerg Rieger, Wendland-Cook Professor of Constructive Theology, Perkins School of Theology, SMU

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