September Communion Offering: National Farm Worker Ministry
Grounded in faith, National Farm Worker Ministry works side by side with farm workers and their organizing groups throughout the country, to organize vigils, picket, coordinate boycotts and educate constituents. NFWM brings together national denominations, religious orders and congregations, regional groups and concerned individuals to act with the farm workers to achieve fundamental change in their living and working conditions.
NFWM began in 1920 as a ministry of charity and service, providing food, clothing and day care to farm workers. When United Farm Workers co-founder Cesar Chavez began organizing in the 1960’s, he called on the religious community to change its emphasis from charity to justice. NFWM became the vehicle for people of faith to respond to that call.
NFWM continues that mission by educating and mobilizing their member and supporting organizations, other faith communities, groups, and individuals to support farm worker led campaigns that aim to improve farm workers’ working and living conditions.
Our own Minister-in-Covenant Rev. Sophia Dewitt is a board member of NFWM and will tell us more about their crucial work. Rev. Sophia will also be in the Fellowship Hall after worship to continue the conversation during our Fellowship Forum.
Please consider giving generously. You are invited to give by check this Sunday, mail a check to the church, give online via Tithe.ly, or use the Tithe.ly app. If giving via Tithe.ly, be sure to choose “Sep Communion offering—National Farm Worker Ministry” from the menu. Visit www.nfwm.org for more information and to take action.