Every Friday though the Fall 2020 semester we'll be headed out to the "Weaver Family Ranch" (6260 Prov Neap Swan Rd Swanton OH 43558). Join us anytime after 6:30 PM. If the weather is bad on Friday, we will move to Saturday night at the same time (please check our social media sites for updates!). Rides will be available from the campus house (please wear a mask).
We have two acres of space so that we are able to follow the state of Ohio coronavirus safety precautions at all times. We will be physically distant but close in the Spirit in the great outdoors!
We will have a variety of food and fun each week including s'mores, hot dogs, pudgie pies, campfires, games, ping pong, movies, music and more!
Those who don't wish to make a late night drive home are welcome to camp out or sleep in the barn (no reservations needed!).
Bring your own bedding and personal items you might need!
Tuesday nights we welcome you to join our Small Group study "Jesus in the Real World."
We meet Tuesdays at 8 PM at the Active Christians Today UT Campus House (2018 Bretton Place Toledo 43606). Each week our group takes a case study and looks at it from a Christian perspective. How does faith play into real world situations? That's the question we attempt to answer each week.
At the core, our goal is to create an opportunity for our students to get connected, study God’s Word, and encourage each other in their walk with Christ.
With "Jesus in the Real World," our case studies take a tough situation and ask us to consider how our faith and Scripture applies. It allows us to use practical examples to build and grow our faith.
If you are interested in taking on one of our case studies, just show up! We would love to meet you and would love to hear your contribution to our weekly discussions.
Whether you're looking to meet others in your own life stage or find someone to be an accountability partner, this is the place to be!
Possible topics include:
What if you received praise for something you felt was a failure? How do you respond?
Your Muslim friend wants to know if they will meet you in heaven.
Is it okay for a church to violate government policy or laws in order to worship together? When is it not?
A singer at your church simply isn't very good. How should the situation be handled?
When is a hug... no longer a hug?
An immigrant family finds shelter in a church. The police ask you to let them in to arrest and deport them. Would you? Should you?
Is it ever okay to follow the spirit of the law over the letter of the law? Why or why not?
Our Fall Semester Bible Study will travel through the book of Romans. We meet at the ACT Campus House at 8 PM on Thursdays. Refreshments and/or a light meal will be provided!
Paul writes about what it means to be truly transformed. We'll study each week the ways we can personally apply Paul's guidance to our lives. Join us each week for "When in Romans!"
Our weekly talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Each focuses on the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity through God's Word.
The most important part of the evening is our discussion. This is your chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic. There's never an obligation to say anything. And there's nothing you can't say! It's an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
During the year we do topical studies along with in-depth study of Scripture. In every case, we dive into God's Word to discover truths applicable to our world. Our studies have three things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
Student Leadership Team (SLT) officer nominations for our new term (Spring 2021 through Fall 2021) begin November 1, 2020. Officer positions include: President, Vice President, Prayer Team and Outreach/Missions Team.
Nomination forms will be available at our regular events. Specific officer responsibilities and qualifications are listed on the nomination form. The SLT is responsible for planning all of our events, themes, organization and administration of Active Christians Today UT. Also, University of Toledo regulations require officer positions for all student organizations.
To be nominated for a position, a student must receive at least two nominations for the same position (nomination and second). Nominations may be given to Scott or Karen Weaver. One student cannot nominate someone for multiple positions. Nominations will close on November 9 at Noon.
Scott and Karen will review all nominations and contact those who were nominated. Students may accept or decline their nomination. Once all students have accepted and/or declined their nomination, a ballot will be assembled. Ballots will be released the week of November 8 and final voting will close on November 22.
A COVID-safe reduced version of our regular Barn Jam!
The Weaver Family opens their property to this annual celebration filled with fun! We have moved it to Friday due to corona-virus restrictions and avoid too big of a group on Saturday.
Barn Jam is our family friendly gathering which has been described as a "wedding reception without the wedding and the fancy clothes." It is a potluck so bring a dish to share! It includes so much more including a campfire, indoor snow storm, dancing, giant chess, ping pong, hayrides and so much more.
You might want to also bring a blanket for the hayrides!
Come and join us for a great time of fun and fellowship! Again, it's a potluck - so bring a dish to share!
The barn and the tent are heated - we are on whether it is rain, snow or moonlight!
Barn Jam is always a lot of fun and we would love to have you join us this year! Don't miss out on the fun and we'll see you in November!
Thanksgiving comes to Active Christians Today on Friday, November 13 at the Weaver Ranch (6260 Prov Neap Swan Rd Swanton OH 43558). We meet at 6:30 PM for a FULL Thanksgiving Dinner following all State of Ohio COVID-safe guidelines.
Our menu includes turkey, traditional bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie and apple pie.
We will sing Thanksgiving Carols around the faux fire, watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, share our blessings and spend time in prayer and thanksgiving.
Following our Thanksgiving celebration we will immediately move to Christmas!
We'll set up our Christmas trees and decorate the barn for the holiday season which for us begins early!
Plan now to be a part as we get set to celebrate the holiday season in style!
Our annual ACT UT Christmas Party is Friday, November 20 6:30 PM at the Weaver Ranch. We call it our "Stephen Did You Know White Elephant Ugly Sweater Crazy Socks Christmas Party!" It is a joyful evening full of laughter and of course, everything will be COVID-safe.
Wear an Ugly Christmas Sweater (or any ugly sweater) for our Ugly Sweater contest.
Bring a "White Elephant" Gift for our gift exchange. What is a White Elephant Gift Exchange? Bring a wrapped gift, generally a crazy and cheap gift or a re-gift. One at a time we will open each gift. The next person will be able to either "steal" the previous gift or open a new one! The goal? To walk away with the best present.
Bring a pair of Crazy Christmas socks to exchange. Fill each sock with a variety of nice gifts. These gifts are real gifts - unlike the white elephant exchange. The socks will go under the tree and we will all pick a pair and open them together.
Food for grazing will be available along with hot chocolate.
Note: The crazy name of our party was created at one of our initial ACT Student Leadership Team meetings many years ago. No one could come up with a catchy name that included all we do... so we included everything. When Stephen Millner showed up at the meeting, they said "Stephen Did You Know" about the party? And it stuck.
Please note that this policy is subject to updated safety rules set forth by the University of Toledo and the State of Ohio.
Every participant must do a personal symptom assessment prior to the event. Students will not be allowed to participate if symptomatic (headache, temperature, cough, etc.).
All events will be held outdoors using safe social distancing guidelines.
Sanitizer will be provided and required for use by all participants.
Masks will be required by all participants except when eating.
The number of participants in the event located in close proximity throughout the area will be limited to 10. However, participants may spread out across the area in the general vicinity to achieve proper social distancing.
All participants whether members of Active Christians Today or guests must sign in with contact information.
All food prep will be done wearing gloves and masks. Food will be served using safe social distancing between servers and guests.
All condiments will be provided in self-serve packets. Chips and other sides will be provided in self-serve bags.
Enforcement of the rules will be provided by our students. If participants refuse to follow event policies (refusal to wear a mask, congregating in groups larger than 10, etc.), they will be asked to leave.