Let's begin the semester by giving of our time! Join us Wednesday, August 21, 2019 beginning at 1:30 PM. We'll meet at the Active Christians Today UT Campus House (2018 Bretton Place Toledo 43606 - the house with the ROCKET GOLD doors) before driving over to the furniture warehouse. There we will load up and then help international students move into their new homes.
Lots of international students are arriving daily including many from India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. More than 50 apartments are requesting furniture (our previous record for infilled requests was 35) right now! Are you available to help with a furniture delivery?
The Household Items Giveaway (HIG) helps new incoming international students get the furniture and household items they need for unfurnished apartments. We help HIG deliver furniture and household items appropriate for student apartments. Our deliveries include sofas, living room furniture, mattresses, student desks, dining tables, chairs and small appliances. For more information go to www.GO-UT.info and follow the HIG links.
Join us at 1 PM on Saturday, August 24 for our FREE ACT Welcome Cookout at the "Q" (between Parks and the Flatlands)! Hot dogs will be on the menu along with games and fun. Meet our students, our staff and find out what ACT is all about.
Free food, free fun, free fellowship - all free!
Where is the Q? The easiest way to find it is to meet us at the UT Student Union at 12:45 PM and everyone will walk over together.
Later on if you would like to see our campus house, let us know so we can take you on a personal tour!
HOW TO FIND THE ACT UT CAMPUS HOUSE:
If you are walking from campus start on the side of the student union with the bus loop. Begin walking, passing Memorial Field House, then go through Lot 13 which is in between the West Parking Garage and the Honors Academic Village. Once you pass the opening of the garage and get to a three way stop sign between Lot 13 and the street that leads to Rocket Hall, there is an Active Christians Today sign next to the path. The path will lead you to the backyard of the ACT house.
Active Christians Today (ACT) is a campus ministry on the campuses of the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University. Since the early 1970's when we were founded until today, we have been focused on bringing the message of Jesus to UT and BG.
We are a non-denominational Christian community that encourages and challenges students to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ. We have weekly worship services, Bible studies, small groups meetings, retreats, cookouts and parties, ministry teams, mission trips, as well as other events throughout the year.
We would love for you to join our community of faith!
Active Christians Today at the University of Toledo (ACT UT) gathers for worship at the ACT UT Campus House (2018 Bretton Place Toledo 43606) each Sunday night at 6:30 PM. We meet in "The Refuge" (the basement of the Campus House!). Come as you are!
Over the course of this semester, we will encounter worship together as we praise God through song and with messages drawn from both the Old and New Testament. Above all, we will seek to cultivate our life together in Christ at ACT UT by growing stronger in worship and community as a campus ministry family. Join us Sunday night at 6:30!
Come and worship with us! Anyone and everyone is welcome!
Sunday Night Worship Encounter! You never know when the Lord will change your life...
If you are stuck on campus Labor Day weekend... or if you are in the area or heading back this way after the weekend - you are invited to the Weaver Ranch (6260 Prov Neap Swan Rd Swanton OH 43558) at noon for a Swantucky Labor Day afternoon barbecue.
For food we'll be grilling a variety of wonderful meats and enjoy s'mores over the campfire for dessert.
We also have ping pong, volleyball, tetherball, badmitton or just sit around the campfire and enjoy fun and fellowship.
Catch a ride at the ACT UT Campus House (2018 Bretton Place Toledo 43606) at 11:15 AM on Labor Day for those who need a ride!
Plan on joining us for this Labor Day special and if you have questions, please feel free to click "Contact Us" for more info!
Wednesday nights are busy at the ACT House (2018 Bretton Place Toledo 43606)! We begin with our Free Family Dinner at 5:30 PM. If class or your job is off later, no worries! We'll save some for you!
We prepare a special and sometimes unique meal each Wednesday. We serve everything from the typical (pizza, tacos) to the off-beat (breakfast for dinner, cereal). We will also grill out when possible including everything from pork chops to hot dogs and burgers!
Bible Study begins at 7:00 PM. Are you hungry to grow in your faith? We're the place to be on Wednesday nights! We dive in deep to Scripture to discover what God has to say to us.
Come join us!
Active Christians Today will hit the road on Sunday, September 1 for a church visit to Weston Church of Christ (13355 Center Street, Weston OH 43569)! Plan now to be a part! Morning Worship begins at 9:30 AM and Sunday School is at 10:45.
We will share the mission of Active Christians Today during the mission moments portion of the service.
So what is a "church visit?" Active Christians Today is supported by many individuals and churches. ACT makes many "church visits" throughout the year to see our friends and supporters. These visits allow us to answer questions about our ministries, meet students who are supported by these churches and let individuals know about the opportunities we have on our campuses.
Active Christians Today at the University of Toledo joins with ACT BG for our annual trip to the International Festival at The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo in Perrysburg on September 15 at 1 pm. This is a great opportunity to experience other cultures in a wonderful event filled with food, fun, and friendship. The event itself is free but bring some extra dollars for some of the best food you will ever eat!
There’s something for everyone including a petting zoo, camel and pony rides along with music and bounce houses. Those who are inspired by culture can go on a shopping spree at the bazaar.
Those interested in learning more about Islam can tour the mosque and ask questions about the faith. Following our afternoon, we will have a discussion with our ACT students about what we heard and what it means to us as Christian Believers.
The food is amazing! Stop at each station and ask questions about the food being served: What’s in this? Is there a special occasion this might be served for? Why is this important to your faith or to the country whose cuisine you’re offering? Find out about regional recipe differences, family traditions, and exotic ingredients while making friends and enjoying some extraordinary food.
Some of the dishes being served include: grape leaves, lentils with rice, tabouli, meat pies, falafel, chicken shawarma sandwiches, Turkish coffee, mango ice cream, pakoras (vegetable fritters), samosas (savory stuffed and fried pastries), coxinhas (deep-fried conical meat croquettes), saj (a griddled flat bread), zalabia (a.k.a. jalebi; fried swirls of batter, a bit like miniature funnel cakes, which are soaked in a sugar syrup), and biryani (a celebratory spiced meat and rice dish).
If you don't feel like branching out with some international flavors, there will be plenty of American dishes to enjoy as well.