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 Sounds of the Season: Hanging of the Greens http://whqr.org/post/sounds-season-hanging-greens <p></p><p>In Roman times, evergreens were a symbol of fertility, peace and joy. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 16:09:28 +0000 Amanda Greene 28397 at http://whqr.org Sounds of the Season: Hanging of the Greens 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 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 Ephesus Junior Academy hopes to re-open this Fall http://whqr.org/post/ephesus-junior-academy-hopes-re-open-fall <p>Ephesus Junior Academy closed at the end of 2010 with just FOUR students on its rolls &ndash; when the minimum requirement was twelve students. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Amanda Greene 15295 at http://whqr.org Ephesus Junior Academy hopes to re-open this Fall