Amanda Greene http://whqr.org en Sounds of the Season: The Dreidel Game http://whqr.org/post/sounds-season-dreidel-game <p></p><p>During the rule of Antiochus, Jews played a diversion similar to the modern dreidel game.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Amanda Greene 28580 at http://whqr.org Sounds of the Season: The Dreidel Game Jacksonville church named one of fastest-growing churches in U.S. http://whqr.org/post/jacksonville-church-named-one-fastest-growing-churches-us <p></p><p>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. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Amanda Greene 27056 at http://whqr.org Jacksonville church named one of fastest-growing churches in U.S. No formal policy on polling place signs http://whqr.org/post/no-formal-policy-polling-place-signs <p>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.” Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Amanda Greene 25599 at http://whqr.org No formal policy on polling place signs Human wall supports family of Sgt. T.J. Butler at funeral http://whqr.org/post/human-wall-supports-family-sgt-tj-butler-funeral <p>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. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 16:39:19 +0000 Amanda Greene 25607 at http://whqr.org Human wall supports family of Sgt. T.J. Butler at funeral Pledge to Vote campaign asks conservatives to get out the vote http://whqr.org/post/pledge-vote-campaign-asks-conservatives-get-out-vote <p>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. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 14:20:01 +0000 Amanda Greene 24981 at http://whqr.org Pledge to Vote campaign asks conservatives to get out the vote Centre for Redemption launches in December to serve teen victims of sex-trafficking http://whqr.org/post/centre-redemption-launches-december-serve-teen-victims-sex-trafficking <p>North Carolinastate officials don’t have hard numbers on how many women and girls are sold for sex each year. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Amanda Greene 24403 at http://whqr.org Centre for Redemption launches in December to serve teen victims of sex-trafficking 20-year journey for St. Jude's: from LGBT haven to thriving community church http://whqr.org/post/20-year-journey-st-judes-lgbt-haven-thriving-community-church <p>St. Jude’s Metropolitan Community Church was born 20 years ago out of one basic need:&nbsp; to find an accepting place to bury the dead from Wilmington’s gay and lesbian community. &nbsp;Amanda Greene of Wilmington Faith and Values reports how the church has grown and increased its focus on human rights issues. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 20:46:34 +0000 Amanda Greene 23579 at http://whqr.org 20-year journey for St. Jude's: from LGBT haven to thriving community church Burmese refugee community grows in First Baptist Church http://whqr.org/post/burmese-refugee-community-grows-first-baptist-church <p>Each Sunday a group of about 75-100 Burmese men, women and children – refugees fleeing persecution in Myanmar - crowd into the wedding chapel at First Baptist Church during the Sunday school hour for worship in their native Karen language. &nbsp; Amanda Greene of Wilmington Faith and Values tells how this ministry has grown in the last year and changed lives both inside the church and in the Burmese community. Mon, 03 Sep 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Amanda Greene 23348 at http://whqr.org Burmese refugee community grows in First Baptist Church "Iron Man 3" donates to Wilmington Seamen's Center http://whqr.org/post/iron-man-3-donates-wilmington-seamens-center <p>In January, the board of the faith-based International Seamen’s Center decided to move to a location outside the port of Wilmington because of deteriorating conditions at its 1940s building there. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Amanda Greene 22891 at http://whqr.org "Iron Man 3" donates to Wilmington Seamen's Center Demonstrators march in downtown Wilmington for separation of church and state http://whqr.org/post/demonstrators-march-downtown-wilmington-separation-church-and-state <p>Shouting &ldquo;Keep it separate,&rdquo; a group of about 40 protestors marched across eight blocks of downtown Wilmington Sunday to protest what they say is a lack of separation of church and state. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Amanda Greene 21335 at http://whqr.org Demonstrators march in downtown Wilmington for separation of church and state