With the holidays just around the corner, many people tend to think about religion. There are many religious organizations around campus that offer services and events not just for the holidays, but also throughout the semester. The Baptist Student Ministry offers lunch every Monday and Wednesday at noon. The lunch is free for first-timers and $1 for every lunch attended afterward. Every Thursday at 7 p.m. is Journey, where the ministry holds Bible study and worship.On Nov. 21, Brother Luck will perform a concert during Journey. There will also be a banquet on Dec. 3 to celebrate the end of the semester.All the proceeds from lunch and other events held through the school year go to raise money for summer missions. Students from the ministry will go to different camps and missions over the summer to help students all over the world.A Back to School retreat is planned for Jan. 24 and 25 at the Trinity Pines Conference Center. For more details on these and other events, contact the BSM office at 295-2962 or visit its Web site at http://www.shsu.edu/~org_bsm.The Catholic Student Center holds Mass in the Chapel of the CSC every Thursday at 6:15 p.m. Following the mass is a discussion on different aspects of the Catholic religion. Tonight’s topic is on the Catholic view of priesthood.The topic for Nov. 14 is Mary and The Saints. The specific questions on the topic will be “Do Catholics worship Mary?” and “Why do Catholics pray to saints?”Future discussions will focus on the Pope and what the church teaches about the Bible. For more information, call 291-2620 or visit http://www.shsu.edu/~org_cath on the Internet.Chi Alpha Ministry holds weekly meetings on Thursdays at 7 p.m., in the LSC Theater. Activities are held every other Friday for international students. There are also weekly men and women’s Bible studies. For more information on times and locations, call 295-5686 or visit http://www.sam-xa.comThe Church of Christ Student Center offers free pizza every Thursday at 8 p.m. followed by a 9 p.m. Bible study.Women’s Bible study is every Monday at 9 p.m. and men’s Bible study is every Thursday at 7 p.m.On Nov. 16 and17, the group will travel to the Porter Church of Christ. The group will meet with the youth group and participate in Bible studies and skits. For the spring semester, there will be the Spring Break Mexico Mission. For more information on retreats and other events, contact the campus minister Berry Pritchard at 295-6001.The Episcopal Student Center invites everyone to Sunday service at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Every Sunday at 6:30 p.m., it offers Bible study and dinner. On Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., it offers worship and dinner. Contact the Episcopal Student Center at 295-3988 for more information.The Methodist Student Center offers services Sunday through Thursday. Every Sunday at 6:15 p.m. it offers free dinner made by students for students. Dinner is followed by Jammin’ Praise and Worship at 7 p.m. Mondays at 7 p.m it offers small groups as a way to meet people and to get to know yourself and God better.Tuesdays at 6 p.m., Truth Seekers Bible study allows students to take their faith into their own hands and then put it into action. WF Hardcore takes a book of the Bible and looks at it in depth on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Thursdays at 7 p.m. is Thursday Night Live, where students can play games and hangout.The Methodist Christmas Party will be Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Wesley Foundation. There will be a gift exchange and free food.The spring semester offers a barbecue and the Folk Life Festival. There will also be a Methodist Retreat Conference in Palestine. For more information, contact the MSC office at 295-3500 or leave a message at 295-5463.