Path to Peace continues to grow in Baldwin County. Here is how you can connect.

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EMI group and Mobile group join to tackle racism of the heart

The Ecumenical Ministries sponsored Path to Peace volunteer leaders shared visions at got to know each other at a joint supper at the Blue Gill in mid-June. The two groups formed about the same time, unbeknownst to each other, and came up with virtually identical missions and strategies. They expect that working together across the bay will enhance the abilities of both groups

EMI-assisted volunteers started meeting three years ago with a desire to eliminate racism of the heart in Baldwin County. In their conversations through the months, they found that many, many people in Baldwin County are interested in building personal, multi-racial relationships, but don't have the connections, socializing ideas and-or confidence to do so. Path to Peace volunteers have focused on helping people find ways to do so, and do it in an atmosphere that is fun and pure of all partisanship.

If you would like to connect with this initiative, here are some of the activities:

A Path to Peace Choir for people who like to sing -- very informal.

A monthly multi-nondenominational prayer time

An arts and creativity discussion group

Other discussion groups

Quarterly potlucks

Informal team sports

Connect Groups management

Planning and helping with the annual multi-race, multi-church celebration and worship service

If you would like to learn more, email Dan at

Chili for Charity Set for March 7, 2020

Join in the fun this March 2020 for our 20th year!

New Location!!

It is time again to mark your calendars for the 20th Annual Chili for Charity event for Ecumenical Ministries Inc. Next year’s cook-off will be held at HALSTEAD AMPHITHEATER, COASTAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUS in beautiful downtown Fairhope, AL. Saturday March 7th. The fabulous fun-filled festival has something for everyone.   DETAILS TO FOLLOW

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

Photo Courtesy of Emma's Bay House

Photo Courtesy of Emma's Bay House

Repair Baldwin completes 500th home repair project.

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The Repair Baldwin program has just repaired its 500th home. As EMI celebrates 50 years of service to the community they are pleased to announce this incredible milestone in their county-wide home repair program.

Funding for the project was provided by Riviera Utilities and The Baldwin County Home Builders Foundation. Roofing materials were donated by Alabama Roofing Supply. Repair Baldwin was established a little over 5 years ago to address the need of home repairs throughout Baldwin County. They have tackled roofs, ramps and varied home repairs for low-income homeowners with the specific goal of saving the home.

From Left to right:

Eddie Youngblood, Alex Cary, Fran Druse, Baldwin County Home Builders Foundation, Dana Jepsen, EMI South Baldwin Director, Chris Farlow,Baldwin County Home Builders Foundation, Steve Riggs, Repair Baldwin Coordinator, Sally Deane, EMI Executive Director, Miles McDaniel, Riviera Utilities and Elaine (homeowner)