Holy Week this year is also National Farmworker Awareness Week (March 24-31). It seems like no accident that the week in which we celebrate Jesus’ service and sacrifice for humanity is the same week that we celebrate the extraordinary gifts that farmworkers offer to our communities. As we prepare to celebrate Holy Week, we invite you to celebrate the many vital contributions that farmworkers make to our state. Join with faith communities, student groups, community organizations and many others who are taking this opportunity to lift up those who do some of the hardest work for the lowest pay.
There are many great ways to get involved, including:
- Download our free 13-page resource guide here;
- Preach a sermon about farmworkers;
- Include farmworkers in your congregation’s prayers or liturgy;
- Coordinate a Sunday School class or series about farm- workers. We have a free curriculum available online here: www.ncchurches.org/2010/08/hands-of-harvest-hearts-of-justice
- Host a community meal (with farmworkers if possible) and highlight the contributions that farmworkers make. There is a meal packet of ideas and information available online here:http://nfwm.org/2009/06/planning-a-harvest-of-justice
- Show the free documentary film Harvest of Dignity. You can view the film and download the free study guide here: www.ncchurches.org/2012/09/harvest-of-dignity-film-and-study-guide-now-available
- Join the Pilgrimage for Justice & Peace on Tuesday, March 26 in Dudley, NC (details are here)
- Ask your congregation how they would like to get involved.
-Chris Liu-Beers, Program Associate