Journey to Justice With Brian Stevenson

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Who knew a journey to justice could start with a dirt road?

This fall, in celebration of ACT-II’s 25th anniversary, we’re examining the many justice successes achieved in Baldwin County - and the many yet to come - through Journey to Justice and a community read of “Just Mercy,” by New York Times-bestselling author Bryan Stevenson. While the issues are different, the basis is the same: “The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice.” 

Chili for Charity Set for February 24, 2018!

Photo Courtesy of Emma's Bay House

Photo Courtesy of Emma's Bay House

Join in the fun this February!

It is time again to mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Chili for Charity event for Ecumenical Ministries Inc. This year’s cook-off will again be held at Oak Hollow Farm in Fairhope on, Saturday, February 24, 2018. The fabulous fun-filled festival has something for everyone.  Besides being able to sample some of the best chili that Baldwin County has to offer, music lovers can enjoy  the pleasing tunes by local favorite, Blind Dog Mike and the Howlers and a performance by the Fairhope High School Encore Group.  Add a bake sale with out-of–this- world homemade baked goods, a hay ride, inflatables for the kids, balloon artistry by  Dr. Gee, antique tractors on display, and a mechanical bull ride for all ages.  It’s the perfect recipe for  a great afternoon of family fun that supports EMI’s many worthwhile service programs. 

This cook-off is still one of the best bargains around.  Adult admission is $12.50 in advance,  or $15 at the gate.  children 12 and under are free.  We also have handmade chili bowls made exclusively for the event by local potters, organized through The Kiln in Fairhope, just $20.00 each.

Sponsorships and teams are always needed.  For more information call: 251- 928-3430 (Fairhope) or 251-943-3447 (Foley).  

Fairhope Elementary School holds Iron Bowl Food Drive

From AL.com and Press-Register Staff

Fairhope Elementary School students held their annual Iron Bowl Food Drive in November to collect food items for Ecumenical Ministries in Fairhope. Alabama fans collected 2,236 items while Auburn fans collected 1,441 items. That is a total of 3,677 items. Pictured are FES peer helpers Hollon Brock, Sage Jernigan, Ceci Howard, Fredrick Bradley, Vivian Webster, Jane Perry Willis, Avery Clabaugh, Copland Bowman, Ellis Ikerman and Katy Sander. (Submitted by Amy J. Smith)