Wilmington Faith and Values

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

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. 

Sounds of the Season: Thanksgiving Prayer

Nov 21, 2012

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. 

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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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