Our annual ACT UT Christmas Party is Friday, December 10 at 7:30 PM. We call it our "Stephen Did You Know White Elephant Ugly Sweater Crazy Socks Christmas Party!" It is a joyful evening full of laughter!
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.
So what's with Stephen Did You Know? You are probably wondering about that... we don't really know how this name came to be, but it stuck.
Don't miss out on all of the fun!
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!
Join us every Wednesday evening at 5:30 for our FREE dinner followed by Bible Study at 7 PM. Our Fall Semester Bible Study will take us to the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah. RE:build. RE:new. RE:store. It's all about the "RE's"!
The one theme that clearly emerges from the study of these books is that GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES! We will see that God often uses people and events that no one would expect. Sometimes, the person that God uses may not even realize they are a part of God's plan. Could that be us? Could God use us this way?
When we are open to hearing God and seeing Him at work, we can thrive in Him! RE:build. RE:new. RE:store.
Our weekly studies are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Each focuses on the big issues around faith and to unpack what it means to grow as a Believer and learn the basics of Christianity through ALL of 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 at the University of Toledo continues our tradition of celebrating Christmas Eve a little "early." Because the majority of our students will be home over the winter break, we hold our Christmas Eve service on the last Sunday night worship of the season at 6:30 PM December 12 at the UT Campus House (2018 Bretton Place Toledo 43606).
There are any number of traditions that make the Christmas holidays special to all of us: traveling to visit family, opening gifts around the Christmas tree, joyful dinners and so much more. But Christmas just is not complete without a telling of the original nativity story and "Silent Night" sung by candlelight at at Christmas Eve worship.
We invite you and your friends to join us this year for our special Christmas Eve Sunday Night Worship Encounter.
Our service includes an inspirational telling of the Christmas story and group singing of the traditional carol "Silent Night" in candlelight.
Finals got you down? Join us Wednesday, December 15 for our last event of the Fall Semester: THE ACT UT STRESS RELIEF COMEDY NIGHT! It all kicks off at 5:30 PM with dinner and continues throughout the evening.
We will have a variety of Christian comedians and comedy playing throughout the ACT UT Estate. Hear from great comics like Tim Hawkins, The Skit Guys, Michael Jr, Bone Hampton, Chonda Pierce, Jeanne Robertson and more!
Don't let finals get you down. It's time for some stress relief through laughter!
C'mon and join us at ACT UT 2018 Bretton Place Toledo 43606.
Active Christians Today (ACT) is a community whose foundation is Christ. Our purpose is to help people establish and develop a relationship with Christ and become productive leaders in God's family. How do we do that? Our students share a little bit about what ACT means to them:
Join us every Sunday night at 6:30 until the end of the semester for Advent worship.
A promise is an assurance that a certain thing will come to pass. We make promises all the time. Sometimes we see them through. Other times they never become a reality. But God is different. When he makes a promise, we can be confident that He will be faithful to bring it to fruition. The Bible is full of promises from God to His people, and there is one life-changing promise we celebrate every Christmas: God's promise of a Savior named Jesus. Join us this Christmas season as we take a look at four of the first people to see this incredible promise fulfilled."
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 14 - Hope - Simeon (Luke 2:25-35 & Isaiah 9:2)
November 21 - Love - Mary (Luke 1:26-38 & Isaiah 7:14)
November 28 - Peace - The Shepherds (Luke 2:8-14 & Isaiah 9:6)
December 05 - Joy - Zechariah (Luke 1:8-20 & Isaiah 40:3-5)
December 12 - Candlelight Christmas Eve (John 1:6-15)
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...
Active Christians Today will have a table at the Student Involvement Fair January 23 from 11 AM to 3 PM in the Student Union. We would love to have you join us and find out more about ACT UToledo!
We will be located in the Auditorium or Trimble Lounge depending on assignments
For our Student Leadership Team: the check-in table will be at the Student Union Steps and begin at 10:00 am. Please check in by 10:30am and have our table ready to go before 11:00 am when the event begins. Table location will be given at check-in.
C'mon out and say hi and meet some great people!