(Wilmington, N.C.) — WilmingtonFAVS will host the first WilmingtonFAVS Religious Arts Walking Tour 3–5 p.m. Aug. 19 and Aug. 26, 2012, featuring six downtown-area churches. Each tour begins at St. Mary Catholic Church at 412 Ann St. in Wilmington, N.C., and continues to First Presbyterian Church, St. James Episcopal Church, Temple of Israel, First Baptist Church and St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.
At each congregation, WilmingtonFAVS editor and longtime religion reporter Amanda Greene will guide tour participants through the major art pieces of each worship space. Water breaks will be provided at each stop.
Tickets are a $10 suggested donation. The event is a fundraiser for WilmingtonFAVS.com, the Wilmington news nonprofit that reports on faith and ethics trends in Southeastern North Carolina.
WilmingtonFAVS is the second hub site for Religion News LLC’s three-year community religion news project, funded through the generosity of the Lilly Endowment. The nonprofit news site officially launched in spring 2012 as a gathering place for non-sectarian coverage of faith and values news from the Wilmington, N.C./Cape Fear region. It is a partner of the national Religion News Service.