Faith at Work

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 …

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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, …

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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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The Gift Keeps on Giving: Area Thrift Store Ministries Help Other Area Ministries Serve Those in Need

June 4, 2020

Mission Makers “I love the fact that so many different groups and agencies are working together to connect generosity with need.” Micah Andrews, CEO The Foundry Ministries Executive Director of Sav-A-Life Shelby, Bob Foust, recently received a very generous, unexpected gift from an unexpected source- another local ministry! Micah Andrews, CEO of The Foundry Ministries …

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The Tagovailoas Lean on Faith & Family

May 29, 2020

Cover Story It’s a simple fact. Tua Tagovailoa–the quarterback who rewrote the record books at the University of Alabama, endeared himself to sports fans around the world, and was selected fifth overall in the 2020 NFL Draft–is one of the greatest college players to ever play the game. Tagovailoa rose to prominence when he entered …

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Honoring Veterans: Leadership Shelby County’s Community Service Project

May 21, 2020

Special Feature Generations of veterans have served and sacrificed to protect America and ensure its freedom. Opened in Feb. of 2014, the National Veterans Shrine at the American Village in Montevallo, Ala. strives to honor veterans and preserve their stories of bravery for future generations. Patterned after Philadelphia’s Carpenters Hall, the Shrine houses major sculpture …

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Face Masks with Faith

May 8, 2020

Faith at Work Birmingham native Iris Morgan saw a need and continues to fill it. After the opening of her salon on Highway 280 was delayed due to COVID-19, she decided to start making cloth masks to generate income and spread hope in her community. Scripture is sewn onto most of the masks she makes. …

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Parishioners’ Donations Fill Food Truck

April 30, 2020

Church Leaders Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (OLS) in Homewood is partnering with Food For Our Journey (FFOJ) in collecting and donating items to people in need in the Birmingham metro area. FFOJ executive director Kelly Greene said that on April 1, during the inaugural collection, parishioners brought around 400 sandwiches, 280 bags of …

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Little Rocks of Love

April 30, 2020

Cool Stuff During Holy Week, Hoover High School teen Kinsey Roberson used her artistic talents to paint Bible quotes on rocks of various sizes which she then placed throughout Ross Bridge’s James Hill neighborhood. She put the rocks at the base of mailboxes or underneath trees or bushes where they were visible from the road. …

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