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Serving on the Greens

One night in 2004, a small group of men from First Baptist Church of Fairview gathered at their regular Tuesday night Bible study. They began a conversation that night that, thirteen years later, would see their tight-knit group expand, yet grow even closer.more...

UNITEd for Christ

This summer, Family Care in Alabaster was a recipient of UNITE 2017—the first annual youth service event sponsored by Shelby Baptist Association, serving 22 sites all over Shelby County. Participants totaling 160 from 12 different churches scattered across the county to serve their community and worship together over one special weekend.more...

Choosing Joy

God’s timing is always perfect. I like how He provides comfort just when I need it most. For instance, I was recently listening to music and noticed these lyrics, “High on the mountain, I will be lifting my voice, and in the valley, I will be dancing for joy; in every season You are worthy.” These words were like a balm to my weary heart reminding me that life is full of peaks and valleys. Regardless of what life brings, I can choose joy. more...

Family Care Dreams

Family Care is a very special program within our ministry that helps single moms and their dependent children with housing and other basic needs during a season of transition. Anyone who has learned a good deal about or served with Family Care could attest to what a blessing it is to everyone involved. And for House Managers Valencia Rhodes Pritchett and Cami Jones who serve on the front lines each day, the heart of this ministry is portrayed in their everyday lives. more...

Answering the Call to Foster

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” But the good Samaritan reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’” —Martin Luther King, Jr. more...

Campus Spotlight: Mobile

Following is a 2017 Campus Spotlight featuring stories, updates, and other news from our Mobile campus! more...

Sincere Hearts for our Kids

Rhoda Weber, a retired school teacher and member of Calvary Baptist since 2000, volunteers her time to the children in care at our Dothan Campus Care home by tutoring them in various subjects. “It’s an honor and a privilege that God trusts me to do this work. I wouldn’t trade anything for it,” she says. In her time reading books and helping with spelling words, Rhoda has formed sweet relationships with the kids. more...

Heroes Without Capes

Did you see the animated Disney movie The Incredibles? It is a delightful pro-family movie about a family of semi-retired superheroes. The heroes have to come out of retirement to try to save the world, and they are looking for new, updated costumes. They meet with a special seamstress to the hero community who explains to them why she never designs a costume with a cape! After her impassioned speech about the risks of capes, even Superman might consider retiring his cape. more...

LifePrints (Fall 2017)

Fresh off the digital presses, the Fall 2017 edition of Lifeprints is here for YOU! We'd love to send Lifeprints directly to your e-mail inbox. Click here to sign up for FREE! more...

Michaela's Story

When Michaela Sanderson Guthrie was 11 years old, a social services caseworker gave her an unimaginable choice—go to live with a family member or enter foster care . . . the decision made from this question impacted Michaela and her sister Danielle in a wonderful way. Written by Carrie Brown McWhorter on behalf of The Alabama Baptist newspaper, is Michaela's story of her time before ABCH, during, and after ABCH. We are honored to be a part of her life and story. more...

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