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Join us most Friday's for our "Friday Night Thing!" We bring together ACT BG and ACT UT at the "Weaver Family Ranch" (6260 Prov Neap Swan Rd Swanton OH 43558).
We have s'mores, hot dogs, pudgie pies, popcorn, campfires, volleyball, games, hikes in the Maumee State Forest (which is really a meadow in this area), ping pong, croquet, lazy hammocking (our word), swimming (in a small pool), music and more!
Each week we will have a devotional time to keep our week in focus.
All are welcome beginning at 6:30 PM and ending whenever. 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, mosquito repellent and anything else you think you might need. No charge for the hot dogs but if you want something more substantial, feel free to bring something to cook over the fire.
Make sure to check the calendar for specific "off days" during the summer.
Active Christians Today at the University of Toledo follows the Lucas County regulations regarding Snow Emergency levels. We will update our website and social media as conditions warrant.
During a LEVEL 1, official events will take place but please use caution. During a LEVEL 2, official ACT events will be postponed or canceled. However, the campus house may be open for those who are on campus and do not have to travel. Other factors may affect the final decision. If weather conditions improve during the day and roads are passable, afternoon or evening activies may be resinstated if the Snow Emergency is lifted.
Information regarding the weather situation will be updated here and on our social media outlets.
Please be aware of the official Lucas County Severe Weather levels:
LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.
LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.
LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.
What is Active Chritians Today all about? Ask our students! Listen as they talk about what ACT means to them and then come to one of our upcoming events to find out more!
ACT BG & UT traveled to Ann Arbor, Detroit and Dearborn to answer the question "Who is My Neighbor?" We reached out to the homeless in Ann Arbor, we worked with Central Detroit Christian Community Development and learned about work in Dearborn. It was an amazing weekend filled with prayer, fellowship, service and testimony!
Despite the scattered showers, we had a wonderful evening filled with blessed encounters, uplifting conversation, joyful fellowship and a lot of hot dogs and hamburgers! Thank you to everyone who gave of their time and volunteered to help out for this fantastic outreach to the BG student community!
April Fool's Day was a great day at ACT UT! We held a special Scavenger Hunt planned by our ACT ladies for the ACT men. Our men were sent out across the city of Toledo following clues to see if they could complete the hunt created by our ladies.
Our groups challenged each other for the most number of "found locations" before returning to the ACT UT Campus House. Once the hunt was over, the ladies planned a wonderful pork chop dinner for everyone back at the ACT UT Campus House!
Why did the ladies planned the Scavenger Hunt for the men? This was the result of the Haiti Coin Wars challenge. The losers (the ladies) had to create a scavenger hunt for the winners. This is pay off day!
It was a great day and great fun and we want to do it again! Thank you to our ladies for a wonderful pay off for a great cause!
To see what it was like, check out the video and subscribe to ACT on youtube:
Saint Patrick's Day is one of the biggest bar and party nights at Bowling Green State University. On March 17, 2017 ACT UT and ACT BG joined forces to pass out green pancakes to the thousands of students pass by the front of the ACT BG Campus House on Wooster Street in Bowling Green. Jesus calls us to be servants and one of the ways we can show His love for all is through giving. No judging, no condemnation... just the opportunity to touch lives and plant seeds for the Kingdom. It was a joy to serve others on a snowy and eventful night. It was a great evening to be servants of Christ.
Our Active Christians Today 2017 Winter Retreat was a great experience. A warm February weekend in the Pokagon region of Indiana brought together students from the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, Ohio University and Ohio State University. We enjoyed a great keynote speaker, fantastic workshops, inspirational worship and fellowship together as we found out what it means to "PLAY!"