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Teachers Touching Lives: 2021 Teacher of the Year & Finalists

Special Feature Our Birmingham Christian Family(BCF) 2021 Teacher of the Year is…Andrea Burk from Helena Elementary School! Readers voted on social media from among five top teacher finalists all nominated by readers. Burk will enjoy a two-night stay at Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn. with a one-day pass to …

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Unexpected Friendship at Hope Inspired Ministries

October 5, 2020

Mission Makers Friendship can be found in the most unlikely places if you’re willing to open your heart! Aldemar and Daniel have very different backgrounds, but common ground was found as they embarked on a journey of change at Hope Inspired Ministries (HIM) with the first class of 2020. One had many doubts about God …

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Called to Serve: Tuskegee’s Dr. Lily McNair

August 29, 2019

Cover Story “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose,” says Tuskegee University President Dr. Lily McNair, quoting Romans 8:28. “I think about that so much. It’s been so important to help me deal with difficult situations and also …

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Patriotism in Action

March 23, 2019

Photo Fun Prince of Peace (POP) Fourth Degree Knight Ben Chambless recently presented Eagle Scout and parishioner Joe Carter with Assembly 2507’s patriotic service award. Carter was honored for the US flag retirement boxes which he built and installed at POP Catholic Parish and at two other Hoover locations as his Eagle Scout project.  

HCA Seeks to Define Christianity by Service

June 26, 2018

Education Extra Students at Heritage Christian Academy (HCA) get much more than an education in science, math, history, English, or even Bible. They get perspective. The kind of perspective one gets from getting outside of his or her self and engaging in some form of ministry. Whether by volunteering in a local ministry or by …

“Ultimate Author Day”

May 24, 2018

Photo Fun Our Lady Sorrows Catholic School 8th-grader Max McGwin and Dr. Kesha James, Director of Distance Education Lawson State Community College, have fun working together during Ultimate Author Day, where professionals shared their expertise with students as they celebrated their work as accomplished authors.

“Library Fun”

May 24, 2018

Photo Fun Renowned children’s author Kevin O’Malley recently shared his experiences as an author with the students at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School. This is one of the fun activities the children experienced this year through their school library program.  

Does Your College Student Have a Healthcare Package?

May 24, 2018

Money Matters presented by: Vision Financial Every year, tens of thousands of young men and women begin or return to college. In Alabama alone, there are more than 60 colleges or universities in the state. In total, the number of college students enrolled in an Alabama school at any one time can be well over …

Training and Equipping: Transformation Ministries

May 24, 2018

Education Extra Brought to you by: White Plume Technologies, Transformation Ministries(TM) provides local churches and the body of believers in our community with a resource for helping families in crisis, particularly families touched by addiction. “Our mission is to set at ‘liberty those that are bruised’ in this world through counseling, prayer ministry and …

High Marks for Prince of Peace Students

May 24, 2018

Education Extra Prince of Peace Catholic School inducted 33 middle school students into National Junior Honor Society on April 6, 2018, bringing the total membership to 68 in grades six through eight. This outstanding group of students all maintain a GPA of 3.5 or above; demonstrate leadership in the school and community; provide service to …

Students Recognized for Artistic Talent

May 24, 2018

Education Extra Our Lady of Sorrows (OLS) eighth-grade student Houston Alford’s artwork was recently chosen by the Birmingham Museum of Art to be displayed at the museum. His picture entitled “Man cave” is graphite on paper, drawn in one-point perspective. In the Homewood Library’s Student Juried Art Contest, two OLS students were also recognized for …

Heritage Christian Academy Learns what it is to “Be the Hands and Feet” of Jesus

May 23, 2018

Education Extra Heritage Christian Academy (HCA), an interdenominational 3K-12th grade private Christian school in Hoover, Alabama knows that the Greater Birmingham Area does not lack for excellent schools. Year after year public and private educational institutions around town are recognized for accomplishments and distinction in academics, athletics and arts. It can be difficult for local …

“Remembering the Last Hours”

April 29, 2018

Photo Fun Eighth grade students at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School(OLS) reenact the passion and death of Jesus Christ, as they presented a live version of the Stations of the Cross in a school assembly.   Fifth-grade students at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School reenacted the Passover Meal or Last Supper that took …

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