45th Midnight Pancake Breakfast
Pancake breakfast is a favorite event of both students and staff. Each semester, for more than 20 years, we offer unlimited pancakes for $1 at midnight on the first day of finals. Midnight Pancake Breakfast is a celebration of students getting to the homestretch of the semester. It’s also a huge outreach to the campus as we serve pancakes to a diverse group of 300-500 students each time.
One of the most beautiful aspects of the Midnight Pancake Breakfast is how many students show up early and stay late to serve their peers together. So many students report becoming friends with people they’ve just “seen around” at this event.
Pancake breakfast is fun and chaos and so much joy. We love to open our doors and kick off finals in a way that allows our students to celebrate, create new friendships, experience some fun and serve as a reminder of the radical hospitality and provision of God.
After Midnight Pancake Breakfast, at 3am, we turn The Hub around and keep it open 24/7 for the entire week of finals for people to use for study and for us to have the chance to minister to them with our space, snacks, coffee, and the new office dog, Coee.
It’s an honor and joy to serve on your behalf.
-Anna Johns, Development Officer
Through partnering with Causeway and #Chagives this year, we were able to bring in over $1,000 in NEW gifts. For those that didn’t know, Facebook and Paypal partnered to match up to $7 million dollars on Giving Tuesday, and it was met within 10 minutes! We are so thankful for everyone that chose us to come alongside in ministry on such a sweet day.
If you missed Giving Tuesday but would still like to partner with us in your end of the year giving or in 2019… You can give right now by clicking on this sentence.
SIGNIFICANT UPCOMING EVENTS
Discernment Retreat | The Lilly Endowment has been helping better integrate our students’ understanding of faith and work. 20 students set aside three days to discover God’s design for work and how to have confidence in a sense of calling.
Christmas Break Ecuador Trip | We are partnering with Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church this Christmas break on an intergenerational mission trip with high school students, college students, and adults from SMPC to serve with an orphanage in Ecuador.
Ascent Retreat | Thanks to our very own Kirsten Hyde, The House hosts an annual retreat for college ministry interns from around the country to encourage them in their work, help them finish the year strong, and better discern a sense of calling into pastoral ministry. A huge thanks to Ben & Jessica Fischer for offering a place for us to host this retreat each year in Colorado.
Resident Intern Applications for Next School Year | Over Christmas Break we will begin accepting applications for full-time, resident internships for the next school year. Keep an eye out on our website for more information and help us spread the word!