Every Friday though the Fall 2020 semester we'll be headed out to the "Weaver Family Ranch" (6260 Prov Neap Swan Rd Swanton OH 43558). Join us anytime after 6:30 PM. If the weather is bad on Friday, we will move to Saturday night at the same time (please check our social media sites for updates!). Rides will be available from the campus house (please wear a mask).
We have two acres of space so that we are able to follow the state of Ohio coronavirus safety precautions at all times. We will be physically distant but close in the Spirit in the great outdoors!
We will have a variety of food and fun each week including s'mores, hot dogs, pudgie pies, campfires, games, ping pong, movies, music and more!
Those who don't wish to make a late night drive home are welcome to camp out or sleep in the barn (no reservations needed!).
Bring your own bedding and personal items you might need!
Our ACT Fall Retreat will be held at the Weaver Ranch in Swanton, Ohio. We will be COVID-safe in all of our activities. We begin Friday at 6:30 through our own Sunday morning worship time together.
There is NO cost. Come for everything or just come for a part of the weekend... we would love to have you join us!
Our focus for the weekend is LOSE YOURSELF GAIN GOD (Galatians 2:20). Friday night it's worship and some Lose Yourself activities. We will be camping out and we have enough tents to make sure everyone is safe.
Saturday we wake up to a student-prepared outdoor eggs and sausage breakfast, worship and then we're off to Oak Openings for hiking, lunch and some time alone with God. Saturday afternoon we have some free time with catch-up viewings of "The Chosen" followed by dinner.
Saturday night we gather again for worship at the barn along with some activities to get our eyes focused on gaining God in our lives. Late night snacks and a movie will close out the evening.
Sunday morning we wake for pancakes on the grill and then a time of worship to close out the weekend.
• $0 Retreat Fee (covers all meals, unlimited coffee, unlimited praise)
• A positive attitude
• A heart that wants to meet with Jesus
• Writing Utensil (pen, pencil, feather pen)
• Writing Paper, Notebook or Journal
• Pillow or Two
• Favorite Coffee Mug (or other beverage container to your liking!)
• Appropriate clothes (weather might be very variable!)
• Sleeping Bag or Bedroll
• Appropriate sleep wear
• Air Mattress
• Personal articles (toiletries bag, mirror, shampoo, soap, etc)
• Toothbrush, toothpaste
• Bath Towel
• Prescription Medications
• Cell Phone and Charger
• YouVersion App for Study Notes
• Hiking or walking shoes appropriate for a short hike at Oak Openings
Sunday mornings we meet at Washington Church (3925 Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43606) for 10:45 AM outdoor worship. Make sure to bring a mask and look for our group. If you need a ride, please contact us and we will make sure you are able to attend.
Following worship, we will head over to Wildwood Park for a FREE picnic lunch where we will discuss the message for the morning and enjoy a time of fun and fellowship.
Due to the coronavirus state of Ohio restrictions, ACT UT is currently unable to safely worship at our campus house. We are excited to share in the worship at Washington Church where many of our students attend on a regular basis. Washington Church plans to continue worshiping outside until conditions are unsafe or too cold. We'll bring blankets and make sure everyone is comfortable each week.
Come and worship with us! Anyone and everyone is welcome!
Tuesday nights we welcome you to join our Small Group study "Jesus in the Real World."
We meet Tuesdays at 8 PM at the Active Christians Today UT Campus House (2018 Bretton Place Toledo 43606). Each week our 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 goal is to create an opportunity for our students to get connected, study God’s Word, and encourage each other in their walk with Christ.
With "Jesus in the Real World," our case studies take a tough situation and ask us to consider how our faith and Scripture applies. It allows us to use practical examples to build and grow our faith.
If you are interested in taking on one of our case studies, 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!
Possible topics include:
What if you received praise for something you felt was a failure? How do you respond?
Your Muslim friend wants to know if they will meet you in heaven.
Is it okay for a church to violate government policy or laws in order to worship together? When is it not?
A singer at your church simply isn't very good. How should the situation be handled?
When is a hug... no longer a hug?
An immigrant family finds shelter in a church. The police ask you to let them in to arrest and deport them. Would you? Should you?
Is it ever okay to follow the spirit of the law over the letter of the law? Why or why not?
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.
Student Leadership Team (SLT) officer nominations for our new term (Spring 2021 through Fall 2021) begin November 1, 2020. Officer positions include: President, Vice President, Prayer Team and Outreach/Missions Team.
Nomination forms will be available at our regular events. Specific officer responsibilities and qualifications are listed on the nomination form. The SLT is responsible for planning all of our events, themes, organization and administration of Active Christians Today UT. Also, University of Toledo regulations require officer positions for all student organizations.
To be nominated for a position, a student must receive at least two nominations for the same position (nomination and second). Nominations may be given to Scott or Karen Weaver. One student cannot nominate someone for multiple positions. Nominations will close on November 9 at Noon.
Scott and Karen will review all nominations and contact those who were nominated. Students may accept or decline their nomination. Once all students have accepted and/or declined their nomination, a ballot will be assembled. Ballots will be released the week of November 8 and final voting will close on November 22.
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!
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!