Join us most Friday's for "In the Woods with Jesus!" We bring together ACT BG and UT at the "Weaver Family Ranch" (6260 Prov Neap Swan Rd Swanton OH 43558).
We have s'mores, hot dogs, pudgie pies, popcorn, campfires, volleyball, games, hikes in the Maumee State Forest (which is really a meadow in this area), ping pong, croquet, lazy hammocking (our word), swimming (in a small pool), music and more!
Each week we will have a devotional time to keep our week in focus.
All are welcome beginning at 6:30 PM and ending whenever. 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, mosquito repellant and anything else you think you might need. No charge for the hot dogs but if you want something more substantial, feel free to bring something to cook over the fire.
Make sure to check the calendar for specific "off days" during the summer.
The University of Toledo campus is relatively quiet... students have departed for home, ACT UT students have departed for mission opportunities, jobs and families. However, ACT doesn’t stop!
All summer long we hold “In the Woods with Jesus” each Friday night at the Weaver Family Ranch. Campfires, volleyball, ping pong, Foosball, worship, devotionals and more every week. This is a gathering for new students, veteran students, leaders and staff. It is a great chance to meet our leaders, to ask questions and find out more about ACT! Check our calendar for more details.
Our students are involved in mission opportunities both here in the United States and around the world. Several ACT’ers will head to West Virginia at the end of June for “Brothers’ Keeper” which reaches out to the local community of Jackson County.
Plans are already underway for the Fall semester. Our Student Leadership Team is developing an outreach and evangelism plan for the fall. Please keep them in your prayers.
Please feel free to come out and join us “In the Woods with Jesus!” We would love to see you sometime this summer!
All we do through ACT wouldn’t be possible without the power of God and the support of so many who undergird us with prayers and financial gifts. Thank you so much for helping us as we continue reaching the world beginning on the campus of the University of Toledo.
Praises at ACT UT
Thank you for summer! Thank you for the opportunity to breath in God’s goodness, recharge, refresh and refocus for the next school year.
We praise God for our ACT UT Student Leadership Team that is hard at work preparing for Fall Semester. Yes, even this early we are making plans and developing creative opportunities to touch the campus community with the love of God.
Prayer Requests at ACT UT
We pray for our students as they have left the “confines” of the campus community and are now out “in the world” wherever that may be.
Pray for several of our students who are “on mission” this summer in different locations both stateside and around the world. Pray that they reach and touch lives with the love of Christ.
Pray for work to be done on the ACT UT campus house. Each summer is a great time to make upgrades and improve our ministry facility.
Pray for our new students who have yet to walk onto campus. We know that God knows who they are. Open up their hearts and prepare them for what will be a truly awesome year.
We pray for our supporters who make all the difference in the ministry of Active Christians Today at the University of Toledo. We pray that the sacrifice they make through prayer and their financial gifts results in the blessings of God raining down on us! Thank you!
Despite the scattered showers, we had a wonderful evening filled with blessed encounters, uplifting conversation, joyful fellowship and a lot of hot dogs and hamburgers! Thank you to everyone who gave of their time and volunteered to help out for this fantastic outreach to the BG student community!
April Fool's Day was a great day at ACT UT! We held a special Scavenger Hunt planned by our ACT ladies for the ACT men. Our men were sent out across the city of Toledo following clues to see if they could complete the hunt created by our ladies.
Our groups challenged each other for the most number of "found locations" before returning to the ACT UT Campus House. Once the hunt was over, the ladies planned a wonderful pork chop dinner for everyone back at the ACT UT Campus House!
Why did the ladies planned the Scavenger Hunt for the men? This was the result of the Haiti Coin Wars challenge. The losers (the ladies) had to create a scavenger hunt for the winners. This is pay off day!
It was a great day and great fun and we want to do it again! Thank you to our ladies for a wonderful pay off for a great cause!
To see what it was like, check out the video and subscribe to ACT on youtube:
Saint Patrick's Day is one of the biggest bar and party nights at Bowling Green State University. On March 17, 2017 ACT UT and ACT BG joined forces to pass out green pancakes to the thousands of students pass by the front of the ACT BG Campus House on Wooster Street in Bowling Green. Jesus calls us to be servants and one of the ways we can show His love for all is through giving. No judging, no condemnation... just the opportunity to touch lives and plant seeds for the Kingdom. It was a joy to serve others on a snowy and eventful night. It was a great evening to be servants of Christ.
Our Active Christians Today 2017 Winter Retreat was a great experience. A warm February weekend in the Pokagon region of Indiana brought together students from the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, Ohio University and Ohio State University. We enjoyed a great keynote speaker, fantastic workshops, inspirational worship and fellowship together as we found out what it means to "PLAY!"
Our Fall Semester Coin Wars challenge mission giving benefits the people of Haiti. The disaster of Hurrican Matthew continues to reverberate to this day.
Our Coin Wars challenge raised more than $200 during the Fall Semester. Through consultation with former ACT'er and Haiti missionary Dave Warner, we have elected to give the entirety of our funds to the Northwest Haiti Christian Mission and specifically to long term missionaries Jose and Jody Castillo. If you would like to give to this effort, CLICK HERE for details.
Once again Haiti is in the midst of a disaster. There are moments we witness when we must act. This is one of those moments. Category 4 storm Hurricane Matthew carved a path of destruction through Haiti killing more than 1,000 people with more than 60,000 people displaced. In all, more than 14 million people are in need of urgent assistance. In addition there are warnings the aftermath could worsen the nation’s cholera epidemic which killed at least 10,000 people after the 2010 earthquake. The Category 4 storm brought 107 mph (172 km/h) winds, torrential rainfall, and floods to the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, wiping out entire villages.
We cannot stand by as an entire country suffers from another devastating, deadly natural disaster. Our belief is that helping end a big problem begins with everyone helping in their own way. It is an awesome responsibility and that is our goal with "Coin Wars." It is the males versus the females as we raise funds to do our part in helping some of the poorest people on earth. We will continue collecting funds through December 9. All funds will go toward relief efforts.
So, what is "Coin Wars?" We had two jars in front of the fireplace. One jar was labeled "Guys" and the other "Girls." Every coin placed in a jar was considered "positive." So, 100 pennies is $1.00. However, if a dollar was placed in a jar, that was considered a negative - so $1 bill equals negative $1.00. In other words, a jar with 100 pennies and a dollar bill in it equals exactly ZERO!
Our men won the challenge by a rather substantial amount. In our Help Haiti challenge, the losers are creating a scavenger hunt for the winners. The scavenger hunt will be held on one of our Friday night events during Spring Semester.