Harvest of Justice is an opportunity to raise consciousness, commitment & contributions for farm workers to stand with farm workers against gender based violence. Use these worship resources, bible studies and litanies with your communities at your Harvest of Justice events.
Bible Study: Understanding Power and Control in the Workplace
Explore the story of Vashti and look deeper at women and the ‘workplace’ and power and control in biblical times, our own lives and the lives of farm worker women. Use this bible study with your women’s group, youth group and community.
Download the Leader’s Guide for the bible study
Download the Power and Control Wheel resource
Litany: Commitment to End Sexual Harassment of Farm Worker Women
This litany affirms our commitment to standing with farm workers against gender based violence. Use it to close your Harvest of Justice event and/or as a worship resource with your congregation.
Download the Litany of Commitment
Litany: Called to the Work of Harvest Hands
The Called to the Work of Harvest Hands litany is inspired from Matthew 10 “Harvest Hands” where Jesus called his followers and sent them into the fields. Use this litany as part of your Harvest of Justice event and/or a worship resource with your congregation.
Download Called to the Work of Harvest Hands
Reflection: Healing on the Sabbath
Healing on the Sabbath is a reflection from Luke 13:1-17 about how people of faith could respond to the pain of farm workers who experience gender based violence, with a particular focus on women who experience this in greater number and frequency. Use this resource for a group discussion or basis for a meditation or sermon during the Harvest of Justice season.
Download Healing on the Sabbath
Sermon: From Property to Person
NFWM Board Member, Samuel B. Trickey, wrote and shared this message with Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Gainesville, FL. Using the lectionary to call on the community to support just immigration policies for farm workers, praying for farm workers and “moving in the direction of treating farm workers like people, not abusable property.” It is a great example of how to tie Harvest of Justice into sermons and messages.
Read From Property to Person sermon