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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

The Chivalry Dinner returns! The men of ACT are hosting a Chivalry Dinner for the women of ACT. It will be held at the Weaver Ranch in Swantucky.

The men will provide dinner, finely dressed waitstaff, entertainment and fun along with other special events including a photo booth, games and a special program.

This is a dress up night and RSVPs are needed so that we have enough food and seating for all!

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!

The Values of Chivalry

Christian – a unwavering belief in God and the teachings of the Bible

Defense of the Weak – coming first to the defense of the under privileged, children and the elderly

Faithfulness to Duty – doing what one is expected to do for family, Church

Defense of the Church – a willingness to defend the Church and what it should stand for 

Courage in the Face of an Enemy – standing for what is true without regard to one’s own life or safety

Honesty and Keeping One’s Word – the word of the chivalrous should be the equivalent of signing in blood

Generosity – charity and help for those who are incapable of supporting themselves

Defense of Just Causes – standing up for truth when others refuse to take a stand

Plan now to join us for a fun evening!

Was Jesus Baptized Twice? Find out FRIDAY at Bible Study

This week Bible Study has moved to Friday night at 7 PM. As we continue through Matthew, we will look this week at the question from Matthew chapter 3: "Was Jesus baptized twice?"  

Our weekly studies are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Each focuses on the big issues around faith and to unpack what it means to grow as a Believer and learn the basics of Christianity through ALL of 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.

Faith & Family Night at the Toledo Walleye March 5

Join us on March 5, 2023 for the Walleye Faith and Family Night. Come to the Huntington Center to share your faith with other Walleye fans! 

The ticket price includes a pregame Q&A session led by the Toledo Walleye chaplain. Fans will have the opportunity to hear from select Walleye players about their experiences with their faith throughout their careers. Tickets are $17 each and must be purchased in advance (we have a group rate and we will sit together).

Faith and Family Night Schedule
2:00 PM - Departure from the Campus House
2:30 – Gates Open
3:05-3:15 – The Quiet Things- Local Band
3:15-3:35 – Walleye Player Q&A
3:35-3:55 – Special Guest
3:55-4:00 – The Quiet Things

Open skate participants can lace up in The Aquarium near the Jefferson Avenue Lobby. Skaters can provide their own skates or can rent them at the Huntington Center for $5. The open skate will last approximately one hour after the game.

ACT UToledo will not hold our regular worship service on Sunday, March 5.

We will leave from the ACT UT Campus House (2018 Bretton Place Toledo 43606) together for the trip to the Huntington Center. 

Bring some extra money for snacks and plan on a fun night at the Toledo Walleye! Everyone is invited to join us.

Chili Cook Off Saturday, February 25 at Weston Church of Christ

ACT UT & BG are heading to Weston Church of Christ (13355 Center St, Weston, OH 43569) on Saturday night, February 25 at 6:30 PM for the 14th Annual Chili Cook Off!

If you would like, please feel free to create your own chili to enter into the contest. There is always an amazing selection of chili recipes to savor and to judge in the cook off. 

Options will be available for those with allergies.

This is always a fun night!

The evening will close out with a great time of bingo (and prizes!) with the friendly crew from Weston. 

Please message us if you need a ride to Bowling Green for this great night!

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?

Secor Road Construction

Planning to join us at the ACT campus house? Be aware:

The City of Toledo is replacing the bridge on Secor Road over the Ottawa River.

Secor is closed from Valleston Parkway to the UToledo entrance at Towerview Boulevard.

Construction began January 3, 2023. The closure is expected to last about seven months.

Detour signs have been posted.

The walkways are closed as well so plan ahead!

Football Sunday February 12

ACT UT and ACT BG join together for Football Sunday February 12, 2023 at 5PM! Bring a dip and some chips to share as we share in a time of worship followed by the biggest game of the year!

You are welcome to join us Sunday afternoon to prepare a variety sliders, snacks and beverages for the evening. Our "Football Sunday" presentation at 5:30 PM followed by THE GAME!

Our time of worship will include hearing the testimonies of Believers who are actually playing in the Super Bowl. Testimonies are recorded during the weeks leading up to the game. These testimonies in the past have been extremely powerful. 

We will share sliders, chips, dips and a variety of traditional football snacks. Don't miss out on the fun!

Note: we will not have our regular Worship Encounter this week!