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Advent Worship Sundays 6:30 PM at the ACT UT House


God is with you through the pain. He comforts you in the waiting. When you’re anxious about your future, He gives you courage. As you climb the mountain, He keeps you safe in His arms. In every moment, God is with you. Let’s celebrate Him together this Christmas!

At ACT UT, we celebrate the Advent season early so that we can conclude with a candlelight Christmas Eve service before the end of the Fall semester.

November 10 - Hope - In the Valley
November 17 - Love - In the Wilderness
November 24 - Joy - In the Storm
December 01 - Peace - Always
December 08 - Candlelight Christmas Eve

We meet in "The Refuge" (the basement of the Campus House!). Come as you are! Anyone and everyone is welcome! 

Sunday Night Worship Encounter! You never know when the Lord will change your life...

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2018 ACT UT Fall Retreat

 

Part of our ACT UT 2019 Fall Retreat weekend included hiking at Oak Openings Metropark. We spent some time in the sand dunes working through the Daily Examen - a way to consider where we have been and where we are going in our journey of faith. The weather was perfect and the scenery reminded us of what a great Creator we serve!

 

Donut Giveaway December 8 & 9


Join us in this much-loved twice yearly event as we pass out dozens of donuts to exam-weary students in the lobby of the library December 8 (7:30 PM after our Christmas Eve Service) and December 9 (7 PM).

If you have an ACT shirt, wear it. However, the goal of the giveaway is NOT to promote ACT. Our goal is to be servants serving together. We will not pass out advertisements, brochures or anything. If someone asks about us, of course we will talk but that is not our main goal.

We will pass out donuts on Sunday night until we are done!

We will return on Monday night at around 7 PM to conclude our giveaway with another few dozen donuts.

Come and share the joy of giving with us! 

Thanksgiving Dinner November 25 at 6 PM


Thanksgiving comes to Active Christians Today on Friday, November 25. We meet at 6 PM for a FULL Thanksgiving Dinner at the ACT UT Campus House (2018 Bretton Place Toledo 43606). Our menu includes turkey, corn bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie and apple pie.

We will sing Thanksgiving Carols around our faux fire, share our blessings and spend time in prayer and thanksgiving. We will also add to our handprint wall in the basement. If you haven't added a hand print before, now is your chance!

Plan now to be a part as we get set to celebrate the holiday season in style!

2019 Messy Twister at ACT UT

We had some good, messy fun at our annual Messy Twister night at the Active Christians Today University of Toledo Campus House! It was great to welcome ACT Bowling Green State University to the festivities in what was truly a perfect night for getting covered in shaving cream from head to toe!

Messy Twister is Twister with a twist! Each of the Twister circles will be filled with tempera paint and shaving cream... leading to a MESS!

Small Group Tuesdays 7 PM


Tuesday nights we welcome you to join our Small Group study "Jesus in the Real World."  

We meet at 7 PM in the Active Christians Today UT Campus House (2018 Bretton Place Toledo 43606). Each Tuesday the 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 small groups are an opportunity for our students to get connected, study God’s Word, and encourage each other in their walk with Christ.

The goal of our small groups is to help students become fully devoted followers of Christ and to allow God's Word to inspire them to love, learn, and lead the present and future generations.

If you are interested in an ACT UT Small Group, 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!

Bible Study Wednesdays at 7 PM


Wednesday following our Free Family Dinner at 5:30 we hold our weekly large group Bible Study at 7 PM.

The title of our special series is "Alpha." What is Alpha? It is a weekly session exploring the Christian faith. Each evening we will look at a different question around faith.

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.

Alpha is run around the world but no two Alphas look the same. However, they generally have three things in common: food, a talk and good conversation. Join us at 5:30 for the food and the talk begins at 7 PM. We will conclude by 8 PM each evening!

 

Severe Weather Updates

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.