Matters of Faith in the Midlands, March 30

March 30, 2013 

Easter is Sunday, and many churches are offering special services and programs to mark the occasion. Here is a sampling:

ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH: Easter service, 8 a.m. Sunday, 5715 Koon Road. (803) 786-0119

BELIEVERS IN CHRIST BAPTIST CHURCH: Easter egg hunt and luncheon, 11 a.m. today; Sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday, 745 Rosedale Arch. (803) 361-6143

BETH SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Second Seder, 7 p.m. Tuesday; The Columbia Center for Jewish Learning presents two courses, which are sponsored by the synagogue, 5827 N. Trenholm Road. “Archeology and the Bible,” 6:30-7:30 p.m. and “Kabbalah and our Daily Lives,” 7:45-8:45 p.m. continue Thursday, April 11 and 18. $100 for one course or $150 for both. (803) 782-2500

BIBLE WAY CHURCH OF ATLAS ROAD: Sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday; Jubilee Festival, 7-9 p.m. Friday, behind the C.R. Neal Dream Center, 2430 Atlas Road; and 110 a.m-3 p.m. April 6 at the A.C. Jackson Wellness Center, 2508 Atlas Road. (803) 776-1238; www.bwcar.org

CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH: Easter service, 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday, 2700 Bush River Road. (803) 798-4488; www.christianlife columbia.com

COLUMBIA HINDU TEMPLE: Holi Rang Khel, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, 5703 Kiawah Road. (803) 772-9650

FORT CLARK BAPTIST CHURCH: Sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday, 421 Veterans Row, Elgin. (803) 438-5071

JEHOVAH BAPTIST CHURCH: Easter service, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, 1540 Frye Road. (803) 786-2112

LIFE SPRINGS WORSHIP CENTER: Sunrise service, 6:45 a.m.; Easter service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday; concert featuring The Bowling Family, 7 p.m. Friday, 5630 Platt Springs Road, Lexington. (803) 957-2221; www.lswc.com

NORTHEAST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Easter service, 9 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Sunday, 601 Polo Road. (803) 788-5298; www.nepres.com

PARK STREET BAPTIST: “It Would Take a Cross,” 11 a.m. Sunday, 2204 Park St. (803) 252-6434; www.park streetbaptistchurch.org

POND BRANCH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Sunrise service, 7 a.m.; Easter service, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, 1913 Pond Branch Road, Gilbert. (803) 657-5481

PROGRESSIVE BELIEVERS BAPTIST CHURCH: Easter celebration, 11 a.m. today, 1540 Elmtree Road. (803) 783-1458; (803) 783-3289

ST. DAVID LUTHERAN CHURCH: Sunrise service, 7:15 a.m.; Festival service of holy communion, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 132 St. David’s Church Road, West Columbia. (803) 356-3035

ST. JOHN NEUMANN CHURCH: Bible study, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Wednesdays through April 17, 100 Polo Road. (803) 788-0811

ST. PAUL’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH: Easter service, 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 1715 Bull St. (803) 799-0030

SANDLAPPER ELEMENTARY: Easter service, 11 a.m. Sunday, 1001 Two Notch Road. (803) 691-0962

SAXE GOTHA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Sunrise service, 6:30 a.m.; breakfast, 8:30 a.m.; Easter service, 11 a.m. Sunday, 5503 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. (803) 359-7770, ext. 21; www.saxegotha.org

SEVEN OAKS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Flowering the cross, 10:30 a.m.; Easter service, 11 a.m. Sunday, 530 St. Andrews Road. (803) 772-2761

SHANDON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Easter service, 8:45 and 11 a.m. Sunday, 3407 Devine St. (803) 256-8383; www.shandon-umc.org

SPRING VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Sunrise service, 7 a.m.; Easter service, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 125 Sparkleberry Lane. (803) 788-3589; www.svpc.org

UNITY OF COLUMBIA: Easter pancake breakfast, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, 1801 LeGrand Road. (803) 736-5766; www.unitycolumbia. addr.com

VILLAGECHURCH: Easter Eggstravaganza, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today, 570 Rimer Pond Road, Blythewood. (803) 419-0989

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