Faith at Work

Mission Makers Brother Bryan New Life Graduates with Staff

Hope for a Better Life: Brother Bryan Mission

August 4, 2020

Mission Makers He calls for help but there is no room and the waiting list is long. Last year Brother Bryan Mission (BBM) received an average of 39 applications a month for a spot in its New Life Fellowship recovery and job readiness program. On average only nine were able to enter each month. This …

Jeremy Towns

From Samford to NFL to UAB Resident: Jeremy Towns

July 30, 2020

Cover Story Jeremy Towns still remembers the time he dressed up as a doctor for Halloween. He wore scrubs, carried a stethoscope around his neck, and had a badge affixed to his shirt that proclaimed, “Emergency Medicine.” Today, Towns is a medical resident at the University of Alabama at Birmingham working in emergency medicine. A …

OLS food for hungry workers

Bringing the Holiday to the Hungry

July 29, 2020

Church Leaders Homewood’s Our Lady of Sorrows (OLS) Catholic Church’s 71st annual Independence Day Festival continued giving after the event. Left over grilled meat and side dishes, including baked beans and slaw, were fashioned into plates for Birmingham’s homeless. The teamwork by the Knights of Columbus Council 4304, some of the ladies of the parish, …

Business as Ministry- Big Daddy Bomb BBQ Sauce

July 28, 2020

Faith at Work Birmingham’s Dwayne Thompson was looking for a second job to supplement his income. He never expected to start his own business. After receiving several comments encouraging him to bottle and sell his BBQ sauce, Thompson started praying for God to reveal His plan. Doors opened and Thompson reflects that the process to …

Education Extra HIM Demetra in Cap and Gown

Hope Inspired Ministries Partners with Local College

July 28, 2020

Education Extra A recent partnership with Jefferson State Community College offers an exciting opportunity for the graduates of Hope Inspired Ministries (HIM) through a program called ReGeneration. The growing healthcare field needs experienced workers to fill administrative roles. Qualified graduates enter the Administrative Medical Assistant program designed especially for workers over 40 years of age …

National Christian Foundation AL

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 …

Murai Receiving Award

“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 …

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 …

CHURCH Leaders Blessing Box

Pastor Brings Blessings Box to Community

June 25, 2020

Church Leaders Reverend Patrick Washington, of Brunna Valley Baptist Church in Lincoln,Ala. doesn’t like to let an opportunity for outreach pass by. About four months ago the church placed a Blessing Box in front as a way of showing the love of Christ to members of the community in need. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, …

Patti Callahan Henry Writing

The Faith Lessons Learned from Becoming Mrs. Lewis

June 25, 2020

Cover Story The opening line of Christy Award-winning novelist Patti Callahan Henry’s newest book proclaims: “From the very beginning it was the Great Lion who brought us together.” Her book, Becoming Mrs. Lewis, tells the unexpected and inspirational love story between C.S. Lewis and his wife Joy Davidman–a romance built upon Lewis’ own literary creations …

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