Wednesday’s offer a unique dining opportunity to students
across the campus.
Promoting fellowship among students, Noon Lunch is hosted by
the Baptist Student Ministries (BSM) every Wednesday in the Connally Missions
Center. Organizations from around Abilene sponsor the event to provide students
with a free lunch that is either home-cooked or from local restaurants.
Kylie Cooper, freshman ministry major, from Birmingham,
Alabama, enjoys the weekly event. “My favorite part of Noon Lunch is that it’s
every Wednesday, and because of that, you get to see people that you don’t
normally see during the week.”
During the lunch the sponsoring organization has the
opportunity to speak with students about their group and what they have to
John Hunt, the director of Baptist Student Ministries looks
forward to the event every week. “We do Noon lunch because it gives students an
opportunity for fellowship in the middle of the week, as well as an opportunity
for the BSM and other groups to serve students around campus. Noon lunch gives
the BSM the opportunity to get to know students we otherwise wouldn’t know.”
On average the lunch usually sees 150 students a week. The
main purpose of the event is to give students an opportunity to fellowship with
others, and to allow organizations within HSU and around Abilene to inform them
of opportunities that they might not have known about.