Faith at Work

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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 took time out while on tour with her studio project Stronger to share with Christian Family how her faith in Christ keeps her strong. Evans took time out to share with Christian Family how her faith in …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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