October 6, 2018 – Abolition Day in Mansfield

October 6, 2018

South Common from 11 am – 5 pm. 

From the website: Abolition Day 

Abolition Day is a free community building experience that attracts people from all demographics who would like to enjoy and partake in this one-of-a-kind event.

The National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture, one of the region’s most respected grassroots organizations highlighting African American and multicultural  history, is preparing to host our second commemoration of Mansfield’s rich abolitionist history, standing up for freedom during the most tumultuous times in our country.

A day-long event held on October 6, 2018. Includes: vendors, community resources, musical performances, ethnic food trucks, kids activities, live cultural demonstrations (i.e basket weaving, African dancing, etc..) and more !

Homeless Awareness Weekend- November 9th – 11th

An invitation from the Associate Pastor of Evangelical Covenant Church.
Hello! My name is Chris Wall, a pastor at the Evangelical Covenant Church here in Attleboro and I’m helping to plan and lead our area’s annual Homeless Awareness Weekend. We want to invite you and your congregation to join us!
HAW is now in its 12th year raising awareness of the issues surrounding homeless in the area and raising funds to end it. All of the money we raise for the weekend goes to ministries and organizations working to house homeless individuals and address the underlying causes of homelessness. 
To do that, local high school students from schools and youth groups spend two nights in the middle of November, the 9th to the 11th, sleeping in cardboard boxes on a field. By experiencing this small slice of homelessness, we’re trying to sensitize ourselves to the needs of people we may walk past every day but may not think twice about. After that first chilly night on the field, we spend Saturday out in our towns raising awareness and funds by standing at street corners, asking for donations, and handing out information cards, or serving in soup kitchens and homeless shelters.
This is a unique and challenging experience for both students and leaders. It’s an opportunity to address a very real need in our communities and to serve those who need it the most. Would you consider joining us?
We will have an informational meeting at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 841 N Main St, Attleboro, MA, on Wednesday, October 3, at 6:00pm. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact me at chris@attleborocovenant.org.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Chris Wall
Associate Pastor
ECC Attleboro

CROP WALK Recruiters Rally- Monday, September 24, 2018

CROP Walk Recruiters Rally, Monday September 24, 6:30pm

The Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative invites your congregation or organization to participate in the annual 5K CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, October 21 at 1pm, beginning and ending at LaSalette Shrine. Registration will be at 12:30pm. The funds raised will support the work of our local Food ‘n Friends kitchens (25%) and the national and worldwide work of Church World Service in reducing hunger and poverty (75%).

There will be a Recruiters Rally on Monday, September 24 at 6:30pm at Central Congregational Church, 115 Commonwealth Ave, Attleboro Falls. This session will help recruiters to encourage participation and materials will be available as well as help with on-line registration, which is the easiest way to do fundraising. Adam Smedberg from CWS will give an update on their work. There will be soup and dessert for all in attendance.

The CROP Walk website has lots of information, as well as a fundraising page for our own walk:

Please make sure someone is present to represent your faith community. We look forward to seeing you. If you cannot be present, please contact the Collaborative (508-222-2933) to receive registration materials.

Blessings and peace,
Pam Tarallo and Rev. John Fisk
CROP Walk Coordinators

Holidays, Fairs, Bazaars and Suppers 2018

Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative is ready once again to promote your holiday fairs, meals, and activities for the coming year. We ask that you fill out the attached form and return it by Friday, September 7, 2018. Once received the information will be submitted to the Sun Chronicle and placed in the 2018 Directory of Interfaith Fairs. The finished booklet will then be emailed to your congregation. If you have any questions about the form please contact me at 508-222-2933.  We look forward to fellowshipping with you!

Interfaith Holiday Fair Directory 2018 v2


Food n’ Friends Fundraising Campaign

Would you buy a Hungry Child a Lunch? One in seven children in Massachusetts don’t reliably have enough food to eat. Thousands of children in our area, children you may know, face hunger.

We were all children once and can only imagine how it feels to be hungry. Or, maybe some of us know that feeling, first hand.

We tend to think of summer as a carefree, fun time of the year. Sadly, summer can be one of the cruelest times for youth from low-income families. During the school year these children receive free/reduced meals. When school is not in session, a hunger crisis exists.

Kids Summer Café alleviates childhood hunger by providing children a healthy lunch. Free, bagged lunches are distributed three times a week at local playgrounds.

The Food n’ Friends Program includes five Kids Summer Cafés, two Family Cafés and six Daily Kitchens – serving Attleboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton and Seekonk.

The goal of our Food n’ Friends Fundraising Campaign is to raise $35,000 by August 31, 2018. So far, we’ve raised $26,000 with our annual Spring Benefit.

Please make this summer a happy one for your neighbors. Donate to the Food n’ Friends Fundraising Campaign. All donations are valued and vital. Thanks for bridging the gap from Hunger to Hope!