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Christmas in July at the Weaver Ranch July 15


It's Christmas in July! We welcome both ACT BG and UToledo students to the "Weaver Ranch" (6260 Prov Neap Swan Rd Swanton OH 43558) for a Christmas celebration at 6:30 on July 15!

This is the perfect time to celebrate Christ's birth without all the trappings of holiday hubbub that take over our whole society every December.

We will enjoy Christmas carols, Linus (Peanuts) sharing the Nativity story and a Christmas devotion!

Bring your ice skates (for real!) for the ice rink in the barn! We'll have a snowball fight and bring a silly gift (find a dollar store special) to exchange in our summer white elephant gift exchange.

We will still have our regular hot dogs and pudgie pies for cooking over the fire!

The Friday Night Thing at the Weaver Ranch


Join us for our "Friday Night Thing!" We welcome ACT BG and ACT UToledo students and alumni to the "Weaver Ranch" (6260 Prov Neap Swan Rd Swanton OH 43558) at 6:30 PM.

The 2022 Friday Night Thing Schedule:
May 20 & 27
June 17
July 1, 15 (Christmas in July), 22 & 29
August 12 & 26

We have s'mores, hot dogs, pudgie pies, popcorn, campfire, 9 Square, volleyball, ping pong, lazy hammocking (our word), swimming (in a small pool), music and more!

Bring your own bedding (if you are staying overnight), mosquito repellent and anything else you think you might need.

Come Meet ACT at the Student Involvement Fair August 31


Active Christians Today will have a table at the Student Involvement Fair August 31 from 11 AM to 3 PM on Centennial Mall. We would love to have you join us and find out more about ACT UToledo! 

For our Student Leadership Team: the check-in table will be at the Student Union Steps and begin at 10:00 am. Please check in by 10:30am and have our table ready to go before 11:00 am when the event begins. Table location will be given at check-in. 
 
C'mon out and say hi and meet some great people!

Brothers' Keeper Mission Trip June 19-24


We have a summer mission opportunity for you! Brothers' Keeper is a multi-denominational stateside mission June 19 to 24, 2022 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?

Want to know more about ACT? Ask our Students!

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2021 ACT Fall Retreat Worship and Celebration!

Active Christians Today UToledo and Bowling Green State University joined together for a wonderful weekend retreat hosted by Delta Church of Christ. We closed out the weekend together with Delta's congregation and celebrated new life in Christ with three baptisms as our students led worship in song, testimonies and Word. What a close to the weekend!

Dave Warner Goes Home to be with the Lord

Remembering Dave Warner

My heart is heavy with the passing of my friend Dave Warner. I had the joy and honor of serving with him for the first year on staff with Active Christians Today. From our first church visit together (pictured here), ACT Fall Retreat, Christmas parties, Winter Retreat to the Chivalry Dinner and everything in between, I had the opportunity to marvel at this man who was truly a servant leader.

His joy and passion consumed him and I saw his love of student ministry expressed in everything he did. 
I suppose my greatest joy was spending a week on the mission field with him along with a group of wonderful students. I got to see him in action as he shared the gospel, sat with children and... sat with me by the fire in the evening talking theology and the future of Active Christians Today. We laughed at the foibles of ministry, the joys and the sorrows. It was a time I will treasure forever.

What I didn’t know until later was truly how much he loved to serve and how much potential he saw in campus ministry. While working at the ACT University of Toledo campus house I found a letter he wrote that expressed this in no uncertain terms. In it he said, “I believe with all of my heart that campus ministry plays a very significant role in the future of the church. Our future business leaders, educators, government leaders and politicians, media types, mothers and fathers, and future church leaders will come out of our universities. The potential of sending international students back into the cultures of countries closed to Christianity as missionaries is enormous.” It is obvious how much he valued the ministry that together with our students still reaches the world every day.

I admit I am greatly saddened to see him leave the earthly realm. However, my faith tells me I will get to strike up a conversation with him again. That brings me great joy. 

Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Well done. Love ya, Dave!

Scott Weaver
Campus Pastor, ACT UToledo

 

Want to know more about ACT? Ask our Students!

Active Christians Today (ACT) is a community whose foundation is Christ. Our purpose is to help people establish and develop a relationship with Christ and become productive leaders in God's family. How do we do that? Our students share a little bit about what ACT means to them: