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25th Anniversary Event – Tickets are now on sale!

We’re holding our 25th Anniversary Event on Tuesday, October 9 from 5:30 – 7:30 at First Baptist Church.

Please join us to celebrate 25 years of accomplishments, say goodbye to Frank, and meet our new Lead Organizer.

The event will feature serving hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and live entertainment.

Click here to buy tickets:

If you’d like to place an ad or wish Frank a happy retirement in our ad book, please contact Sarah at



Legislator’s Tour of the YouthWorks sites in Worcester.

Worcester Interfaith supported the Legislator’s tour of YouthWorks sites with the Mass Youth Jobs Coalition, the Regional Enviromental Council and Boys and Girls Club of Worcester as coordinated by Pernet Family Health Service.  Thank to those who participated  in the legislative tour. As noted by Pernet, “Everyone was on time, on message and the youth were amazing.”  The photos were supplied by Pernet.


We’re celebrating 25 years of Worcester Interfaith.

We hope you’ll join us!
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
5:30 – 7:30
First Baptist Church

Tickets go on sale August 28.
Details to follow soon!

Publicity on $15 Minimum Wage and Paid Family & Medical Leave Action

Thanks to everyone who joined us Tuesday night, March 20, to stand  up with members of our local legislative delegation for a $15 Minimum Wage and Paid Family & Medical Leave.  Rev. Jose Perez, Rock of Salvation Church, was one of the emcees while Ms. Mary Xatse, Blessed Sacrament Church, and Rev. Aaron Payson and Dianne Mann, Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester, gave testimony.  About 9 WI institutions were represented.  See the link to the Telegram & Gazette article below.

Mass. Community Action Network Award Ceremony

Rev. Jose Encarnacion was recently awarded the “Shining Star” by the Massachusetts Community Action Network.



This year’s Beggar’s Bowl was held on October 10, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:30 at First Baptist Church, 111 Park Avenue, Worcester.
We had a record turn-out this year and more soups than ever.
Thanks to everyone who made this year’s Bowl such a success!

We look forward to seeing you next year!   Here are a few pictures from the event:



The bowls will be made and bisque fired and a group of volunteers will meet to  decorate and glazes each one.  The Worcester Interfaith Council sends its thanks to Beggar’s Bowl volunteers Joyce Shapiro-Ellowitz, Lothar Franke, Joan Graham-Goff and Phil Magnusson who assisted Executive Director, Frank Kartheiser in this work for the 2017 event.  Watch for the 2018 Beggars Bowl date.













Community Labor Coalition – Possible Campaigns

Community Labor Coalition – Roll Call and Skit

Beggar’s Bowl 2016

Thanks to everyone who supported BB 2016 — it was our best one yet!