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Covid-19 Doesn’t Stop Generosity: Givers at the National Christian Foundation Mobilize

June 29, 2020

  In Response to Pandemic, Christian Non-Profit Sees 31% Increase in Grants Over Same Timeframe Last Year Thousands of givers at the National Christian Foundation (NCF) are stepping up during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing assistance when churches and charities need it the most. In March and April alone, givers mobilized more than $196 million in …

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Quiet Time with Kids?

June 26, 2020

Parenting Points For a long time as a mother, it felt like the right thing to do was to get up early and read my Bible before my kids awoke. That seemed like what “good moms” did, and it is what I had done all my adult life. It would have been a great plan, …

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“Honoring Old Glory”

June 25, 2020

Photo Fun More than 115 frayed and faded United States flags and one United States Marine Corps flag were recently properly retired thanks to the patriotism of two groups at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Members of the Monsignor Frank J. Wade Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Assembly joined forces with Boy Scout Troop …

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“Faith in Action”

June 25, 2020

Photo Fun Prince of Peace (POP) Catholic Church in Hoover recently presented Bradley Murai with the 2020 Caitlin Sweeney-McDaniel Award for Faith in Action. This award honors a graduating high school senior within the parish who exemplifies their Catholic faith in action, serves their community, and is a well-rounded student. The award was established 16 …

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“Shop Local! Shop Shelby!”

June 25, 2020

 Photo Fun The community is rallying to support local businesses. Check out the #Shop Shelby County T-Shirt movement! The Shelby County Chamber in partnership with Turner Promotions, Brownstone Marketing Solutions, 58 INC have come together to support businesses throughout Shelby County. Visit and click on the #ShopShelbyCounty tab to purchase a “#ShopShelbyCounty” t-shirt($25 each). …

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Readers’ Choice for Summer Fun: Camp Sumatanga!

June 25, 2020

Special Feature The winner of our 2020 Favorite Summer Spot/Activity Reader Survey is Camp Sumatanga! Tiger-Rock Martial Arts and Riverview Camp for Girls were close runner ups. Thank you to each reader who completed the survey! Congratulations to Bethany G. from Alabaster for winning a $75 Gift Card to The Trak Shak! Readers’ Choice Winner …

Mission Makers Sketch WellHouse Home for Trafficked Minors

Local Ministry Offers First of Its Kind Help for Children in Alabama

June 25, 2020

Mission Makers The WellHouse, a local ministry serving victims of human trafficking, will soon be able to help children. The Housing Affordability Trust recently awarded The WellHouse with full funding for the construction of a Home for Trafficked Minors. It will be the first in Alabama and one of only 40 known programs in the …

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Children’s of Alabama Recognized Nationwide for Pediatric Care

June 25, 2020

Healthy Living Nine pediatric specialty services at Children’s of Alabama have been named among the nation’s best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 2020-21. Children’s ranked in the top 50 programs in the United States for: Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and …

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Taking Care of Our Patriots

June 25, 2020

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning Long-term care and estate planning are important for everyone, but veterans also need to consider their benefits from the Veterans Administration (VA). Since many veterans go on to other careers after their military service, they can better plan how to use their civilian and veteran benefits …

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The Federal Reserve’s Unprecedented Moves- What they are. How they help.

June 25, 2020

Money Matters Brought to you by: Community Partner Vision Financial Group, Inc. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, almost every state in America is under some sort of stay-at-home order. This unprecedented time has also led many businesses, large and small, to downsize or close up shop entirely. In response to the drastic impact that …

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