Putting Labor Back in Labor Day

Rev. Dr. David Breeden 
Senior Minister, First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis
Presents a virtual sermon for BBUUC:
“Putting Labor Back in Labor Day”
Linda Mowers, Worship Leader
Eileen Morrison, Accompanist
Timothy Edwards (Violin), Guest Musician

Join us this Labor Day weekend as Rev. Dr. David Breeden, the Unitarian Society of Minneapolis senior minister, shares his award-winning sermon. It reminds us that this holiday honors the labor unions that transformed the lives of generations of “the working poor.” But, over the past four decades, Labor Day became more of an end-of-summer picnic for most Americans, while labor laws were weakened and wages for the poorest workers stagnated or declined. His message is personal, relating his father’s union membership enabled his family to escape poverty and attain some of the benefits of “the American Dream.”

pennies from heavenDon’t forget to bring your loose change (paper bills also accepted) for our first Sunday Pennies from Heaven collection benefiting The Clothes Closet & Food Pantry serving the people of Clay County.

About our Speaker:

The Rev. Dr. David Breeden is the senior minister of First Unitarian Society in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has written several books on theological topics and translates the writings of philosophers of classical antiquity.

About our Guest Musician:

Timothy Edwards began his violin studies in the public schools of Detroit before studying at the Interlochen Arts Academy. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music (BM) and the University of Michigan (MM). He has performed extensively, holding positions as section performer, principal, and concertmaster at the Des Moines Metro Opera, Flint Symphony, Toledo Symphony, with substitute positions with the Detroit Symphony and Jacksonville Symphony. Timothy enjoys a vibrant teaching studio and has served as a Humanities Adjunct Professor at the Florida State College of Jacksonville.