Next Sunday, September 5: Faith and Justice, Labor in the Pulpit

For our sixth year, First Church will be honoring Labor Day by focusing on worker justice.  The pandemic has shown us just how vulnerable millions of American workers and their families are because of a lack of a living wage, health benefits, and a safety net to support them in their retirement. The faith community has an important role to both be a prophetic voice for economic and social justice, but to be in solidarity with these workers and their families during these difficult times.

This year, we are so excited and honored to welcome Rev West McNeil (they/them) of the Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State and tri-chair of the New York State Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral revival.  For the past decade they have organized with faith communities, labor unions and grassroots community groups around economic justice and human rights. West is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and holds an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in New York City, where they were a Fellow with the Kairos Center.  Prior to joining Labor-Religion Coalition in 2014, West was a parish minister in Tacoma, WA. They have a B.A. in journalism from Ithaca College.

We look forward to welcoming West via Zoom, and we hope you can join us!

Please email Rev. Sam McFerran for any questions at