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Christmas Party Friday Friday, November 20 at 6:30 PM

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. 

Thanksgiving Dinner November 13 at 6:30 PM

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!

Weaver's Barn Jam Friday November 6, 2020

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!

Bible Study "When in Romans: Be Transformed!" Thursdays at 8 PM

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.

Active Christians Today Event Policy

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.

Worship Encounter Kids Edition ~ June 28, 2020

Worship Encounter Kids Edition ~ June 28, 2020.

Something a little different this edition! The Weaver family has been involved in a "virtual mission trip" during the final week of June so all week so there hasn't been time to prepare a regular worship service for Active Christians Today. Instead, ACT UT Campus Pastor Scott's kids decided to record their own version of our weekly Worship Encounter time together. So, enjoy some time with Dawson, Kerrigan and the Skit Guys for our Worship Encounter this week. And huge thanks to them for giving their dad a much-needed break this week! Enjoy! And please ignore the ice cream maker mixing in the background...

Worship Encounter Rewind ~ Good News on Father's Day June 21, 2020

Worship Encounter Replay ~ Good News on Father's Day June 21, 2020.

Worship Encounter Rewind ~ Good News! June 14, 2020

Worship Encounter Replay ~ Good News June 14, 2020.