Wilmington Faith and Values

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5:00 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Sounds of the Season: The Dreidel Game

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During the rule of Antiochus, Jews played a diversion similar to the modern dreidel game. 

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Local
6:22 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Sounds of the Season: Carolers to sing at Dickens Christmas Festival

The Merry Madrigalers practice for their role as carolers in the first Charles Dickens Christmas Festival. L to R:Susan Desloge, Joanne Masino, Tom McCune and Larry Bochiaro
Amanda Greene WilmingtonFAVS

Caroling is synonymous with Christmas.  Yet the tradition actually began from the practice of singing songs during church processions in the Middle Ages. 

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Local
7:59 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Sounds of the Season: Thanksgiving Prayer

In 1789, President George Washington deemed November 26th a day of “sincere and humble thanks,” though the practice of yearly gratitude had existed in some states since the 1600s. 

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Local
6:00 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Sounds of the Season: Sanskrit chanting in Diwali ceremony

Hindus locally and worldwide just finished celebrating Diwali, the colorful New Year Festival where prayers are made to the elephant god Lord Ganesha and to the Goddess Lakshmi for wealth and wisdom.

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Local
5:00 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Jacksonville church named one of fastest-growing churches in U.S.

A panoramic view of one of First Baptist Jacksonville's recent services.
Pastor Jason Brinker/First Baptist Jacksonville

Just five years ago, growth at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville had plateaued. This year, the church made Outreach Magazine’s annual list of the 100 Fastest Growing Churches in the United States.

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Local
5:00 am
Mon October 15, 2012

No formal policy on polling place signs

During the May 8 primary elections, some voters arriving at Devon Park Methodist Church questioned the message on the church’s sign that said: “A TRUE MARRIAGE IS MALE AND FEMALE AND GOD.”

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Local
12:39 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Human wall supports family of Sgt. T.J. Butler at funeral

Supporters create human wall to protect family of Sgt. T.J. Butler at the funeral at First Baptist in Wilmington
Amanda Greene, Wilmington FAVS.com

Hundreds of people traveled from across Southeastern North Carolina to line Market Street Friday wearing red and holding American flags to honor Sergeant T.J. Butler.

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Local
10:20 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Pledge to Vote campaign asks conservatives to get out the vote

With just 12 days until the end of North Carolina’s voter registration period on Oct. 12th, local and state political and faith-based groups are branching out to churches to get out the vote.

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Local
6:00 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Local filmmaker goes to Africa to document anti-poverty ministry for orphans

An orphan in the ZOE Ministry program
courtesy: Amanda Greene, WFAVs

North Carolina-based ZOE Ministry has helped more than 27,000 African orphans boost themselves out of poverty in the last five years.

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5:00 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Friday Feedback for June 15, 2012

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Listener Sally of Oak Island wrote:

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