Faith at Work

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Dramatically Improve the Life of a Local Child: Be a CASA Volunteer in 2020

December 28, 2020

Special Feature  As you set goals and priorities for 2021, consider investing your time in the life of a local child in need. For children who have experienced abuse or neglect, the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) can help make a difference by helping them work their way through the court and child welfare systems …

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Give the Gift of Evangelism: Relay for Life

November 23, 2020

12 Gifts of Christmas God the Father calls His people to not only follow His Son Jesus, but to go and invite others to “come and see for yourself.” (John 1:46) Christianity’s vitality and endurance relies on us sharing our faith with others, both in the here and now and with future generations. If you …

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Faith & Food Flourish at Ashley Mac’s

October 31, 2020

Cover Story An old Latvian proverb proclaims that “A smiling face is half the meal.” Ashley McMakin, the owner of the Birmingham area’s five Ashley Mac’s restaurants, has been putting smiles on the faces of her customers for more than a decade with her delicious comfort meals. The restaurant’s signature dishes-mouthwatering creations like poppyseed chicken …

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The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Prodigal Pottery

October 26, 2020

12 Gifts of Christmas As you are looking for unique gifts for Christmas, buy locally made pottery pieces, ornaments, mugs and more online at and also locally at King’s Home Thrift Stores. Made by women escaping homelessness and domestic abuse, Prodigal Pottery is created at the King’s Home Shelby women’s shelter. In addition to …

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“I Cared Enough” Continues Even During Covid

October 2, 2020

Mission Makers Brought to you by: Community Partner Covene, Meeting the practical needs of people in the name of Jesus is a great way to share the Gospel through actions. Daniel Cason Ministries is once again hosting their annual Thanksgiving outreach “I Cared Enough” in which volunteers will help meet the needs of the …

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Serving Up Joy at Changed Lives Christian Center

September 29, 2020

Mission Makers Brought to you by: Community Partner, 205-879-1988 “Our mission is to bring God’s grace to those less fortunate and when a person receiving a meal in the serving line said, ‘Thank you for bringing us the joy.’ I thought we had accomplished our goal. We brought much more than meal,” says Thomas …

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Grammy Award-Winning Lecrae Sings at Alabama Prison

September 15, 2020

Music Notes Christian singer and songwriter Lecrae partnered with Prison Fellowship and performed for the men at St. Clair Prison in Springville, Ala. on September 11. “When Anomaly dropped and was the #1 album in the country, our first stop on the tour was Riker’s Island and LA County Jail because I wanted the people in …

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Local Churches Partner to Feed the Hungry

September 10, 2020

Church Leaders The team behind the non-profit food van, Food For Our Journey (FFOJ), was helped this weekend by two parishes of the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham. Teamwork between some parishioners of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (OLS) in Homewood and Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Hoover made sure that 200 people who …

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Sara Evans, God Strong

September 4, 2020

Cover Story Multi-platinum recording artist, author, wife and mother- these are just a few of the roles of Birmingham’s own Sara Evans, who is on tour with her new studio project Stronger. Evans took time out to share with Christian Family how her faith in Christ keeps her strong. Referencing the new album’s lead single …

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Join Saint George in Supporting Backpack Buddies

September 1, 2020

Church Leaders In Shelby County alone, there are over 10,000 public school children on the free meal program at their school but what happens over the weekends? During long holiday breaks and weekends, The Backpack Buddies Program helps meet the need by providing public school students with nutritious and easy-to-prepare food that they can take …

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