Wilmington Faith and Values Sounds of the Season: The Dreidel Game By Amanda Greene • Dec 12, 2012 Adiel lo, commons.wikimedia.org Listen Listening... / 1:22 Listen here. During the rule of Antiochus, Jews played a diversion similar to the modern dreidel game. Sounds of the Season: Carolers to sing at Dickens Christmas Festival By Amanda Greene • Nov 28, 2012 Amanda Greene / WilmingtonFAVS Listen Listening... / 1:10 Listen to the Merry Madrigalers here. Caroling is synonymous with Christmas. Yet the tradition actually began from the practice of singing songs during church processions in the Middle Ages. Sounds of the Season: Thanksgiving Prayer By Amanda Greene • Nov 21, 2012 Listen Listening... / 0:56 Listen here. 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. Sounds of the Season: Sanskrit chanting in Diwali ceremony By Amanda Greene • Nov 19, 2012 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. Jacksonville church named one of fastest-growing churches in U.S. By Amanda Greene • Nov 12, 2012 Pastor Jason Brinker/First Baptist Jacksonville Listen Listening... / 1:03 Listen here. 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. No formal policy on polling place signs By Amanda Greene • Oct 15, 2012 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.” Human wall supports family of Sgt. T.J. Butler at funeral By Amanda Greene • Oct 12, 2012 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. Pledge to Vote campaign asks conservatives to get out the vote By Amanda Greene • Oct 1, 2012 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. Local filmmaker goes to Africa to document anti-poverty ministry for orphans By Amanda Greene • Jul 23, 2012 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. Friday Feedback for June 15, 2012 By Cleve Callison • Jun 15, 2012 commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hammarlund.png Listener Sally of Oak Island wrote: Circles of Support aids those at risk of homelessness By Amanda Greene • Jun 13, 2012 The United Way of the Cape Fear Area is taking a village approach in one of its homelessness prevention programs, Circles of Support. Secular Student Alliance attracting support on UNCW campus By Amanda Greene • Jun 11, 2012 courtesy: Amanda Greene, WFAVs Of the more than 220 student organizations on the UNCW campus, 16 are registered as religious. Wilmington FAVs By Gina Gambony • May 29, 2012 Amanda Greene talks with Bob Workmon about her Faith and Values series. Community coalition pushes for Public Access Channel in Wilmington By Amanda Greene • May 28, 2012 courtesy: WFAVs In 2009, Time Warner Cable made a business decision to shut down Wilmington’s public access channel, which mainly broadcast programming from area churches. Mormon, Muslim, and nondenominational faiths see most growth in the Cape Fear By Amanda Greene • May 21, 2012 It’s the nondenominational, Muslim and Mormon communities that have seen the most growth in the Cape Fear region in the last decade. Amendment One: Examining Marriage - Part II By Amanda Greene • May 7, 2012 photo by Amanda Greene For the second part of our series on marriage leading up to the constitutional amendment vote on Tuesday, Amanda Greene of Wilmington Faith and Values tells the love story of Kure Beach residents Mario and Judi Paparozzi. Amendment One: Examining Marriage - Part I By Amanda Greene • May 4, 2012 In North Carolina’s debate about Amendment One, set for a vote on May 8, marriage has become an abstract concept – either defined as a civil right or a gift from God or both. Ephesus Junior Academy hopes to re-open this Fall By Amanda Greene • Apr 25, 2012 courtesy: Amanda Greene Ephesus Junior Academy closed at the end of 2010 with just FOUR students on its rolls – when the minimum requirement was twelve students. Faith Groups Mobilize For and Against Marriage Amendment By Amanda Greene • Feb 21, 2012 Faith-based advocacy groups are mobilizing statewide campaigns on both sides of the debate surrounding a marriage amendment that will appear on the May 8th primary ballot. Brunswick Churches Team Up for the Homeless By Amanda Greene • Feb 2, 2012 Wilmington Faith and Values Brunswick County has its first homeless shelter network, thanks to a growing group of churches that have banded together in the area.