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Worship Encounter Rewind ~ March 22, 2020

Worship Encounter Replay ~ Easter Upside Down: Mary of Bethany on March 22, 2020.

Small Group Mondays 7 PM ONLINE


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

We meet at 7 PM ONLINE.

Contact us for link information as this is not a publicly streamed event. Our small group meets using an online platform that allows for group discussion of the topics presented.

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 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.

Worship With Us 6:30 Sundays Nights ONLINE!


Active Christians Today at the University of Toledo (ACT UT) gathers for worship ONLINE every Sunday night at 6:30 PM. One of the advantages of online worship is that you can come as you are!

Video will be posted here (below) and on our social media outlets so that you are able to participate.

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...

All ACT UT Spring Semester In Person Events Cancelled

“Don’t fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine.”
Isaiah 43:1

For the health and safety of all students, the University of Toledo has cancelled all student organization in person events both on and off campus for the rest of the spring semester. The university has also asked that students move out of the residence halls by March 22. In addition, there will be no in-person classes for the rest of the semester. 

Obviously, this is an unprecedented situation for all of us. Active Christians Today is focused on operating prayerfully, prudently and faithfully through this process. 

Right now we ask our alumni, volunteers, supporters, prayer warriors and churches to pray for our students and our ministry as we move forward. Navigating this new reality will be tough for all of us. However, we know that in God we find freedom from fear. Our faith and hope is in the Lord! 

"I love you, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and... my stronghold."
Psalm 18:1-2 (ESV)

40 Days ~ Observing Lent at ACT UT


It is a tradition at Active Christians Today UT to use the time of Lent during Spring Semester to deepen our relationship with God and focus on discipleship and spiritual growth.

This year our Lenten Challenge is to fast and pray one day each week from sunup to sundown. The days will grow longer as we approach Easter making this fast more of a challenge each week.

The goal of our one day a week of Lenten fasting and praying  is to draw nearer to God’s word and purpose for our lives. This kind of constructive fasting helps to both spiritual and physically cleanse the earthly temple God has given us.

Some of our students have already decided to add an additional fast during Holy Week by fasting from noon on Good Friday to breakfast on Easter morning.  

There are other ways to take part in our Lenten observance. How can you take part in our ACT UT observance of Lent this year?

Read more: 40 Days ~ Observing Lent at ACT UT

2019 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!

 

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!

Bible Study Wednesdays at 7 PM


Join us Wednesday nights ONLINE for Bible Study at 7 PM.

Contact us for links to the online platform for our Bible Study each week!

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. We will conclude by 8 PM each Wednesday evening!