Faith at Work

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Retiring, But Not Leaving Ministry!

November 25, 2018

Senior Scene Rev. Jerre Rhoades came to Clearbranch United Methodist Church (UMC) in Trussville in 2004 and has seen four lead pastors come and go.  In that time, he has helped people in all manner of ways.  From helping families through tough losses to overseeing the missions at Clearbranch, Rhoades has always been seen as …

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Mothers Helping Mothers

November 25, 2018

Photo Fun Mothers from Prince of Peace Catholic Church MOMs ministry collected and packed diaper bags filled with newborn care items valued at over $2700 and donated them to the Alabama Prison Birth Project. These bags will go home with the caregivers of the babies from Tutwiler, giving them a less overwhelming start in caring …

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Merry Market 2018 a Huge Success

November 25, 2018

Mission Makers Nearly 2000 people came to shop and support Just Keep Smiling Foundation at the recent Merry Market 2018. The Foundation will use the event proceeds to assist area families with children in medical crisis. The ministry is already preparing for its next event, “Live with the Characters Dance Party” February 23, 2019 at …

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The Pheasant: The Power of Letting Go 

November 25, 2018

Mission Makers It is quiet, and I am not eavesdropping, but I can hear snatches of conversation coming from down the hall. Daniel Roberson, Brother Bryan Mission’s Intake Administrator, is talking to someone about forgiveness. His voice is deliberate, and kind and he is telling deep spiritual truths that we all need to hear. I feel …

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Meadow Brook Run: A Holiday Tradition

November 24, 2018

Are We There Yet?  Christmas lights. Family. Food. Friends. Gifts. Jesus. Running. For more than two decades, runners have been racing down the streets of Meadow Brook in Shelby County at Christmas time. What began as a beautiful, empty race weekend on the calendar now is a holiday tradition. Dr. Robert Cosby began the Meadow …

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Tim Tebow in Birmingham for FCA Rally of Hope

November 18, 2018

Youth News Brought to you by: Community Partner Aho Architects, LLC,  On Thursday, November 15, the Hoover Met filled with athletes, students, and coaches together to hear a message of hope from former NFL quarterback, professional baseball player and SEC announcer Tim Tebow. This crowd came from all over Alabama and even as far …

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Depictions of Jesus through Art History: Birmingham Museum of Art

November 13, 2018

Cool Stuff with a Mighty Message A visit to the Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) offers a great way to help you and your family focus on the Reason for the Season. The BMA’s new exhibition, Embodying Faith: Imagining Jesus through the Ages presented by Altec Styslinger Foundation opens December 8, 2018. Drawn largely from the …

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Surprise! Surprise! Hanukkah is a Holiday Celebration for Christians and Jews Alike!

November 13, 2018

Church Leaders Most people think of Hanukkah as a strictly Jewish Celebration, but did you know that the only place in the entire Bible that Hanukkah is mentioned is in the New Testament? The Gospel of John 10:22-23 reads “Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in …

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A True Story of Renewal & Restoration

November 13, 2018

Special Feature This story begins in 1980 in Miami, Fla. when a young, inexperienced pastor fresh from seminary arrived at his first pastorate to encounter some startling realities. Excited to pastor his first church, he soon learned of the desperate situation. Church attendance had diminished from over 1,000 to an average of 55. There were …

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How Wide is Your Door?

November 6, 2018

Church Leaders Disability and the Church Birmingham, Ala. is fortunate to have available many professional services and resources for families with members that have special needs. Public schools in the area offer quality special education classroom experiences for these children and youth. Several non-profit organizations in the area offer services and resources related to autism; …