Wilmington Faith and Values 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 Sounds of the Season: Carolers to sing at Dickens Christmas Festival http://whqr.org/post/sounds-season-carolers-sing-dickens-christmas-festival <p></p><p>Caroling is synonymous with Christmas.&nbsp; Yet the tradition actually began from the practice of singing songs during church processions in the Middle Ages.&nbsp; Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:22:58 +0000 Amanda Greene 27996 at http://whqr.org Sounds of the Season: Carolers to sing at Dickens Christmas Festival Sounds of the Season: Thanksgiving Prayer http://whqr.org/post/sounds-season-thanksgiving-prayer <p></p><p>In 1789, President George Washington deemed November 26<sup>th</sup> a day of “sincere and humble thanks,” though the practice of yearly gratitude had existed in some states since the 1600s.&nbsp; Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:59:00 +0000 Amanda Greene 27659 at http://whqr.org Sounds of the Season: Thanksgiving Prayer Sounds of the Season: Sanskrit chanting in Diwali ceremony http://whqr.org/post/sounds-season-sanskrit-chanting-diwali-ceremony <p>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. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Greene 27515 at http://whqr.org Sounds of the Season: Sanskrit chanting in Diwali ceremony 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 Local filmmaker goes to Africa to document anti-poverty ministry for orphans http://whqr.org/post/local-filmmaker-goes-africa-document-anti-poverty-ministry-orphans <p>North Carolina-based ZOE Ministry has helped more than 27,000 African orphans boost themselves out of poverty in the last five years. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Amanda Greene 20811 at http://whqr.org Local filmmaker goes to Africa to document anti-poverty ministry for orphans Friday Feedback for June 15, 2012 http://whqr.org/post/friday-feedback-june-15-2012 <p>Listener Sally of Oak Island wrote:</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Cleve Callison 18541 at http://whqr.org Friday Feedback for June 15, 2012