May 16: Midnight breakfast

Midnight breakfast, study break set at Newark United Methodist Church

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11:32 a.m., May 15, 2013--Free chocolate chip pancakes, sausage, fruit, bagels and hot and cold beverages will be among the menu items offered at the annual spring semester midnight breakfast and study break, which will begin at 11 p.m., Thursday, May 16, in the dining room of the Newark United Methodist Church at 69 East Main St. Breakfast will be served until 1 a.m., Friday, May 17.

The event, which is free and open to all current University of Delaware students with valid IDs, is cosponsored by the University Religious Leaders Organization and UD's Religious and Spiritual Life Concerns Caucus and is hosted by Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry.

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The annual midnight breakfast, held each year in the lower level of Newark United Methodist Church, has grown from originally serving just 15 students to serving nearly 300 students each semester.

Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry students and friends started the event more than 15 years ago, and now the entire University Religious Leaders organization pitches in to meet the demand for late-night sustenance.

Religious leaders begin preparing the food around 9 p.m. and usually don't leave the church until about 3 a.m. Students interested in attending need only show up at the church from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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