Lent Challenge at ACT UToledo
It is a tradition at Active Christians Today UToledo to use the time of Lent during Spring Semester to deepen our relationship with God and focus on discipleship and spiritual growth.
Our Lent Challenge has two parts:
1. Fast and pray one day each week from sunup to sundown. The days will grow longer as we approach Easter making this fast more of a challenge each week.
2. Complete the "Praying the Scripture Through Lent" YouVersion 40-day devotion. The devotion may be found HERE.
The goal of our one day a week fasting and praying and daily devotion is to draw nearer to God’s word and purpose for our lives. This kind of constructive focus helps to both spiritual and physically cleanse the earthly temple God has given us.
Some of our students have already decided to add an additional fast during Holy Week by fasting from noon on Good Friday to breakfast on Easter morning (it is a long time... but you can do it!).
There are other ways to take part in our Lent observance. How can you take part in our ACT UT observance of Lent this year?
Easter EggStravaganza at Delta Church of Christ April 8
For our students who will be in town Easter weekend, we have a service opportunity this weekend!
Active Christians Today will join with Delta Church of Christ (500 Providence St, Delta, OH 43515) for their Easter EggStravaganza on April 8, from 1-3 PM on Saturday before our Roller Skating over in Wauseon.
This is an annual event at DCC featuring an Easter ggg hunt, photo booth, games & more!
Our students will be responsible to help out with games, taking photos, coordinating the egg hunt and more.
We would love to have you join us!
ACT Roller Skating at the Wauseon Rollercade April 8
We're headed to Wauseon for a great afternoon on Saturday, April 8 from 3 to 5 PM at the Wauseon Rollercade (340 W Leggett St, Wauseon OH 43567)! Two hours of roller skating fun! We have the entire Rollercade to ourselves and the skate is absolutely FREE. Everything is included including admission, skate rentals, DJ and we are bringing snacks to share.
Get set to skate under the disco ball, play some arcade games, enjoy some great fellowship and lots of fun! Plan now for a great afternoon!!!
Rides will be provided from the Campus House!
Chivalry Dinner April 15 featuring Comedian Will McDaniel
The men of ACT are hosting a Chivalry Dinner for the women of ACT. It will be held at the Weaver Ranch in Swantucky on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 6:30 PM.
The men will provide dinner, finely dressed waitstaff and fun along with other special events including a photo booth and games.
Reservations are REQUIRED for both our male servers and our female guests and we have a limited number of seats available!
We are excited to welcome Christian Comedian and Illusionist Will McDaniel as our entertainment for the evening. Will is a seasoned comic, bringing family-friendly laughter for more than a decade. He has traveled all over the United States sharing his twist on everything from family, friends, fun and faith. Please join us for a lighthearted and enjoyable evening!
This is a dress up night and RSVPs are needed so that we have enough food and seating for all! Men will arrive earlier in the afternoon to prepare dinner, roll out the red carpet and make final preparations for our evening's festivities. Doors at the Weaver Ranch Barn open at 6 pm for our guests with dinner and program commencing at 6:30 pm. Our entertainment will begin around 7:30 and the evening should be concluded by around 9:30.
Some people say that chivalry is dead, but most don’t even understand what chivalry is. When most people use the word today, they use it to describe someone who is nice. A chivalrous person holds doors for others, pays for dinner and a movie, and yields his or her seat. But chivalry is so much more and applies to women as well as men!
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Koinonia Night Friday, April 28 at the Weaver Ranch
Join us on Friday night, April 28 at the Weaver Ranch (6260 Prov Neap Swan Rd Swanton OH 43558) for a catered dinner while we share the moments God blessed, taught or revealed something through ACT or in your life this year.
The word Koinonia is a Greek word and it means "fellowship, sharing in common and communion." We will have "communion" by sharing food enjoy sharing together, laughing and celebrating as we close out another school year with ACT UT!
Our leadership team is preparing for this big night out at the Weaver Ranch. This is our night to share about our year, our growth in God and our blessings.
If you are an ACT graduate (winter graduation or otherwise) and will be joining us - we need to know! Please message us!
Brothers' Keeper Mission Trip June 17-24
We have a summer mission opportunity for you! Brothers' Keeper is a multi-denominational stateside mission June 17 to 24, 2023 sponsored by the West Virginia Baptist Association. The Brothers’ Keeper ministry is based at Parchment Valley in Ripley, West Virginia.
Brothers' Keeper reaches out to the Jackson County West Virginia area (one of the poorest in all of West Virginia) by building wheelchair ramps, decks, house repairs, tarring roofs and more. Our students will lead in various capacities while serving on work teams around the county.
Several of our ACT'ers have participated in this mission through the years. If you would like to participate in Brothers' Keeper, registration forms and more information is available from leadership.
Brothers' Keeper, affectionately known as "BK" for short was established in the year 2000. Based at Parchment Valley Conference Center reaches out every year to the community for mission projects. Most are construction projects for low income families or families with a handicapped member. Youth groups from around West Virginia and surrounding states have come in to do mission work in Jackson County, West Virginia.
Every year Brothers' Keeper serves over families all over Jackson County, all while developing a mind for mission work in over 100 youth missionaries and our adult counselors and crew chiefs.
At the center of yearly planning is gospel scripture from the book of Matthew, chapter 25, verse 40. What better way to serve Christ than by serving his creation?
Free Dinner and Bible Study Wednesday Nights
Wednesday nights are busy at the ACT UToledo House (2018 Bretton Place Toledo 43606)! We begin with our Free Dinner at 5:30 PM. If class or your job is off later, no worries! We'll save some for you!
We prepare a special and sometimes unique meal each Wednesday. We serve everything from the typical (pizza, tacos) to the off-beat (breakfast for dinner, cereal). We will also grill out when possible including everything from pork chops to hot dogs and burgers!
Bible Study begins at 7:00 PM. Are you hungry to grow in your faith? We're the place to be on Wednesday nights! We dive in deep to Scripture to discover what God has to say to us.
Come join us!
Worship With Us! Sundays 6:30 PM at the ACT UT House
Active Christians Today at the University of Toledo (ACT UToledo) gathers for worship at the ACT Campus House (2018 Bretton Place Toledo 43606) each Sunday night at 6:30 PM. We meet in "The Refuge" (the basement of the Campus House!). Come as you are!
Over the course of this semester, we will encounter worship together as we praise God through song and with messages drawn from both the Old and New Testament. Above all, we will seek to cultivate our life together in Christ at ACT UT by growing stronger in worship and community as a campus ministry family. Join us Sunday night at 6:30!
Come and worship with us! Anyone and everyone is welcome!
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