Sermon delivered by Rev. C. J. Hawking on September 6, 2015. Rev. Hawking has been Executive Director of Arise Chicago since 2007. She has been partnering with religious leaders to bring a fuller measure of God's justice to the workplace since 1993. Rev. Hawking has organized faith-labor coalitions in five U.S. cities and currently serves as the Harry F. Ward Pastor for Social Justice at Euclid Avenue Methodist Church in Oak Park. She is also a board member for Community Renewal Society. Rev. Hawking is a visiting lecturer on labor and social movements at the University of Illiinois and co-authored Staley: The Fight for the New American Labor Movement (University of Illinois Press, 2009) which won three Book of the Year awards. She can be reached at email@example.com. The theme for the month of September is invitation.