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Cookie Bake-Off, Hot Chocolate Bar & Slumber Party Friday

It's an ACT UT Overnighter at the Weaver Ranch this Friday! Join us for a Cookie Bake-Off and Hot Chocolate Bar followed by a Sleepover Slumber Party and Breakfast. Don't miss it! By the way, you do not have to participate in the contest to join us - you can be a Cookie Judge!

We begin with our Cookie Bake-Off. We ask that everyone please bring your cookies already baked (or at least with the batter already prepared). Cookies will be judged on Most Creative, Tastiest, Most Unique and Best Looking. You do not have to bring cookies if you don't want to - but everyone will be a Cookie Judge! Medals will be awarded in all categories!

Our Hot Chocolate Bar will be available to clear the palette throughout the evening. We have a whole lot of flavors to enjoy! 

Our sleepover Slumber Party will conclude with a pancake and hot cocoa breakfast Saturday morning. Please bring your own bed roll, sleeping bag, pillow, favorite blanket and personal articles needed for overnight!


ACT UT Church Visit Overnighter to Waterford Church of Christ March 28 & 29

Active Christians Today will hit the road on March 28 & 29 for an overnighter and Church Visit to Waterford Church of Christ (20545 Waterford Rd, Fredericktown, OH 43019). We will depart Saturday afternoon and stay in a hotel for the evening.

Sunday morning we will join Waterford Church of Christ for Sunday School at 9:30 AM and Worship at 10:30 AM.

So what is a "church visit?" Well, 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.

This is a great opportunity and ends up being a "mini-retreat" for our crew. We would love to have you join us!!!

Movie Night January 31 at ACT UT

Our Movie Night returns Friday, January 31 to the ACT UT Campus House (2018 Bretton Place, Toledo 43606).

Popcorn, movie snacks and beverages will be provided along with several rooms to view the movie. We know that some enjoy commenting during the film while others prefer to intently watch every second. We have a room for you!

Enjoy a great movie with our ACT family presented inside our well-appointed ACT UT Estate. With an assortment of delicious movie house refreshments and snacks, these are nights you won't want to miss!

We hold our movie nights at the campus house. 

ACT UT purchases a license and/or obtained permission to show our movies. We follow the law. Food, fun and films monthly at ACT UT!

Chivalry Dinner February 15

The Chivalry Dinner returns! The men of ACT are hosting a Chivalry Dinner for the women of ACT Saturday night, February 15, 2020 at in the old sanctuary at Cass Road Baptist Church (1400 Cass Road Maumee 43537). The festivities will begin at 6 PM.

The men will provide dinner, finely dressed waitstaff, entertainment and fun along with other special events including a photo booth, games and a special program.

This is a dress up night and RSVPs are needed so that we have enough food and seating for all!

Some people say that chivalry is dead, but most don’t even understand what chivalry is. When most people use the word today, they use it to describe someone who is nice. A chivalrous person holds doors for others, pays for dinner and a movie, and yields his or her seat. But chivalry is so much more and applies to women as well as men!

The Values of Chivalry

Christian – a unwavering belief in God and the teachings of the Bible

Defense of the Weak – coming first to the defense of the under privileged, children and the elderly

Faithfulness to Duty – doing what one is expected to do for family, Church

Defense of the Church – a willingness to defend the Church and what it should stand for 

Courage in the Face of an Enemy – standing for what is true without regard to one’s own life or safety

Honesty and Keeping One’s Word – the word of the chivalrous should be the equivalent of signing in blood

Generosity – charity and help for those who are incapable of supporting themselves

Defense of Just Causes – standing up for truth when others refuse to take a stand

Plan now to join us for a fun evening!

2020 Football Sunday February 2

ACT UT and ACT BG will join together again this year for another amazing Football Sunday party on February 2 beginning at 5 PM. Students from both the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University will gather to join in all of the fun.

Our afternoon will begin with a special time hearing testimonies of Believers who will play in this year's big game. Testimonies are recorded during the weeks leading up to the game. These testimonies are always a powerful statement of faith of the players involved in the game. The video will close with a presentation of the Gospel and then... time for the game (and commercials!).

The ACT UT house is ready with four televisions so that everyone can watch the game - or the commercials as the case may be. Or please feel free to bring your homework so you can just hang out with the ACT family!

UT students will spend the afternoon preparing a variety of sliders to keep the crew well-fed. Chips, dips and a variety of traditional football snacks.

Plan now to join us for fellowship, food and fun and another wonderful FOOTBALL SUNDAY!

Conversation Partners Gathering Party February 16

Join the Conversation Partners “Gathering Party” on February 16 for our American volunteers to come and meet their new international students. This is a very important event to help them all connect, so we strongly urge all of them to attend. 

Prior to the Gathering Party, first-time applicants are asked to attend one hour-long orientation session for American Conversation Partners.

What happens at the Gathering Party? We play games, share refreshments, and help them “break the ice” in a fun group environment. The international students always look forward to this event, and if their American partner doesn’t show up, it is very disappointing.

Thanks so much for all the support you have shown Conversation Partners outreach in the past. We hope that a good number can join for the fall semester.

Contact Global Connections for details:

Ohio Student Ministries Winter Retreat February 21 to 23

The Ohio Student Ministries annual Winter Retreat takes place February 21 to 23, 2020. The retreat brings together students from the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, Ohio University and Ohio State University. It is going to be a great weekend to retreat, refresh and re-charge your faith!

It's also a great chance to get to know the ACT crew!!! We depart from the Weaver Ranch on Friday, February 21 at 5:30. You will need bedding (sheets/blanket/sleeping bag - we have extras if you need it), basic bathroom items including towel and toiletries, weather appropriate clothing, Bible, notebook and pen or pencil. No liability form needed.

You will have time to study if needed as we always have people who need to spend time on schoolwork. We return home Sunday by 6 PM (weather and bathroom stop-dependent). The retreat is FREE if you have never attended a retreat with us before. Message us to sign up. It is well-worth attending!!!

Faith & Family Night at the Toledo Walleye March 1

Join us on March 1, 2020 for the Walleye Faith and Family Night. Come to the Huntington Center to share your faith with other Walleye fans!

The ticket price includes a pregame Q&A session led by Toledo Walleye chaplain, Tom Fraser. Fans will have the opportunity to hear from select Walleye players about their experiences with their faith throughout their careers. Following the game, there will be a FREE open skate for anyone who would like to participate.

Tickets are $17 each and must be purchased in advance (we have a group rate and we will sit together). Once our block sells out, you will have to purchase tickets on your own.

ACT UT will not hold our regular worship service on March 1.

We will leave from the ACT UT Campus House (2018 Bretton Place Toledo 43606) together for the trip to the Huntington Center. The Walleye take on the Wheeling Nailers.

Bring some extra money for snacks and plan on a fun night at the Toledo Walleye! Everyone is invited to join us.