Act Five 2022-2023 Schedule

Please note that the following dates represent key activities but do not include all program activities throughout the year.

First Term

Sept 5, 2022 (Labour Day)Move-In Day & Welcome
Details for move-in day will be provided in August.
Sept 6-9Orientation, introductions and settling into Hamilton
Sept 9-24Lessons @ Russet House Farm, followed by Coldwater Canada trip, including 9-night canoe trip through Temagami
Oct → DecLife in Hamilton, exploring the Biblical Story, learning from Indigenous communities, and preparing for Field Placements and Cross Culture Service Trip
Oct 6-10Thanksgiving/Reading break (students to head home)
Oct 27-29Trip to Kawarthas: Lessons @ Russet House Farm
Nov 11-13Optional Weekend Home and Act Five Open House (November 12)
Nov 21-26Trip to Manitoulin Island with DayStar Native Ministries
Dec 8-10End-of-Term Retreat
Dec 16Head home for Christmas
Dec 17, 2022-Jan 6, 2023Christmas Break

 

Second Term

Jan 6, 2023Move back to 75 Blake St. Prep for Cross-Culture
Jan 7-27Cross Culture Service Learning Trip:
(a) South Texas, with World Renew Disaster Response Services, OR
(b) El Salvador, with Resonate Global Mission
Jan 27-29Weekend home
Feb 6-Mar 28Field Placements & Storytelling: Students will be working intensively in these weeks in their Field Placements. These will be determined throughout the fall term
Feb 17-19(Optional) Road Trip to Jubilee Conference in Pittsburgh and visit to Lamppost Farm OR weekend home
Mar 1-4Coldwater Canada Winter Camping Trip
Apr 10-15Coldwater Canada Backpacking Trip in the U.S.
Apr 17-21Final projects, goodbyes & Storytelling
Apr 22Act Five Graduation, Celebration & Move Out Day

Weekly Schedules at a Glance

These schedules give a sense of what to expect during Act Five’s times at Blake St, though details week-to-week are subject to slight changes.

Term One

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Morning:
Morning Walk, Prayer, & Quiet Time
Morning:
Morning Walk, Prayer, & Quiet Time
TECH-FREE

Morning:
Sleep in
Morning:
Morning Walk, Prayer, & Quiet Time
Morning:
Morning Walk, Prayer, & Quiet Time
Morning:
Chores
Morning:
Church
Morning:
Class Time: Six Acts
Morning:
Class Time: Place, Home & Land
Morning:
Soul Care
Morning:
Discernment Session
Experiential Learning & Field TripsOptional Fun, Trips & EventsSabbath Rest
Afternoon:
Study Time, Grocery Shopping & Free time
Afternoon:
Study Time, Grocery Shopping & Free time
Afternoon:
House Meeting, Committee Meetings, Mid-Week Chores
Afternoon:
Study Time & Free Time
Body CareBody CareBody CareBody CareBody Care
DinnerDinnerSpaghetti WednesdayCommunity DinnerDinnerDinnerDinner
Evening: 
Fun Night
Evening:
​​Worship & the arts evening
Evening:
Free Evening
Evening:
Evening with Storytellers
Evening:
Options – Deedz or other events
Evening:
Evensong

Term Two

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Morning:
Prayer & Quiet Time
Morning:
Morning Walk, Prayer, & Quiet Time
TECH-FREE

Morning:
Sleep in
Morning:
Morning Walk, Prayer, & Quiet Time
Morning:
Morning Walk, Prayer, & Quiet Time
Morning:
Chores
Morning:
Church
Field PlacementsField PlacementsMorning:
Soul Care
Field PlacementsMorning:
Six Acts OR Vocation & Praxis
Optional Fun, Trips & EventsSabbath Rest
Afternoon:
House Meeting, Committee Meetings, Mid-Week Chores
Afternoon:
Experiential Learning & Field Trips
Body CareBody CareBody CareBody CareBody Care
DinnerDinnerSpaghetti WednesdayCommunity DinnerDinnerDinnerDinner
Evening: 
Fun night
Evening:
​​Worship & the arts evening
Evening:
Free Evening
Evening:
Evening with Storytellers
Evening:
Options – Deedz or other events
Evening:
Evensong

Soul Care = Weekly Spiritual Formation Sessions led by Lena Scholman
Body Care = Exercise, Sports, Physical Activity and (sometimes) naps
Spaghetti Wednesdays = Weekly meal open to all family, friends, neighbours and other guests
Deedz = Building relationships and bringing hot chocolate to the homeless & marginalized at a local soup truck

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