The Christmas season means there are now so many more distractions in addition to the rigor of classes, homework and exams. We pray that in the midst of these distractions we are able to break through with the real story of the birth of Jesus and what it truly means to each of us!

Our Sunday night worship in November was focused on “Blessings” and now has turned to “Stories from the Birth of Christ.” Our devotions look at several members of the Nativity story and how those Biblical accounts relate to our lives. 

Our Wednesday night family dinners have continued to be a great time to truly fellowship together. Laughter and joy fill the air as we work to maintain an active community social life. 

Our Wednesday night Bible Study Small group completed a six part series titled “Do Over” with a deeper study of Paul’s letter to the Romans. Our study now turns to the birth of Christ and a deeper look at the relationships between the Biblical characters in the Nativity story. We will kick off a new series in January on the book of James.

ACT UT was blessed to lead worship at That Neighborhood Church on November 21. It was a great evening to help the ministry at TNC and we will continue to participate on a regular basis.

Thanksgiving brought us wonderful family Thanksgiving dinner at the Ferrells with our ACT UT students and then another wonderful evening sharing in the “Thanksgiving Feast for our International Friends.” Our students were able to interact and build relationships with students who enjoyed a true American Thanksgiving dinner.

Our ACT UT drama group presented a sketch at a local Variety Show about removing the “buts” in our lives that stop us from serving God the way we should. It was a joyous night of laughter and fun.

During this season we wish you a truly Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!