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Midlands matters of faith

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RELIGIOUS STUDIES LECTURE: Reza Shah-Kazemi will speak on “The Spirit of Tolerance in Islam” at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Law School Auditorium at the University of South Carolina. He will give another talk on “A Muslim Perspective on Good Friday and Easter” at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Gambrell Hall Auditorium. www.artsandsciences.sc.edu/relg/religious-studies-lecture-2015

BISHOP’S MEMORIAL A.M.E. CHURCH: Annual hat show, 11 a.m., April 11, 2221 Washington St. (803) 254-6686

CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH: Kingsmen Breakfas, 8-10 a.m. April 11, 2700 Bush River Road. Lyndon Amick will be the speaker. Register by calling (803) 798-4488; www.christian lifecolumbia.com

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Easter Mass, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 1512 Blanding St. Egg hunt at 9:30 a.m. (803) 779-2960; www.goodshepherdcolumbia.org

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Wednesdays@First Lunch Service, 1324 Marion St. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m., speaker from 12:20-12:50 p.m. Hot meal, $6; soup and salad bar, $5. Free parking. (803) 799-9062; www.firstprescolumbia.org

LAKE MURRAY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Children’s consignment sale, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. April 8-11, 2127 Dutch Fork Road, Chapin. (803) 345-5140; www.lmpchurch.org

MACEDONIA EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH: Easter service, 6:45 a.m. Sunday, 49 Macedonia Church Road, Prosperity. (803) 364-3787

MAIN STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Lunch and Learn, noon Wednesdays, 1830 Main St. Bring your lunch and join in with Bible study. (803) 779-0610; www.mainstumc.com

MIDLANDS GOSPEL SINGING CENTER: Monthly Gospel singing, 7 p.m. Saturday at 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. Guests will be God’s Toolbox and the Glorymen. (803) 719-1289

NORTHEAST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: The Mwangaza Children’s Choir will perform at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 601 Polo Road. They will sing their authentic Ugandan song and dance. (803) 788-5298; www.nepresbyterian.org

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

YELLOW ROCK HALL: The Believers Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. April 11, 2211 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia. (803) 796-0682

See more local faith events and add your own online at www.thestate.com/faith. Send information for Matters of Faith to calendars@thestate.com. Please include the kind of event, the date, time, a phone number and an address. The deadline is noon Monday for Saturday’s listings.

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