About Us

The faith we live by in this church searches for truth in our own individual hearts, in our own life experiences, in the many faith traditions and philosophies that nurture us, in the explorations of science. Ours is not a blind faith: It is based neither on creeds, the scriptures of any particular religion, the pronouncements of a church hierarchy, nor the words of any single person. Rather, we submit our beliefs to the test of knowledge, reason, and compassion. Our faith aims to treat all humans irrespective of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious belief with caring and respect. Ours is a faith of deeds and commitment to building humane character and love for the natural world. It is a faith of the free mind and the loving heart.


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Sunday, September 23 - 11am Service

In The Face Of
Unrelenting Opposition

Bishop Saroya King

Our member Saroya King will have been a bishop in the Liberty Pentecostal Fellowship for almost a month when she leads a service for us. She is intent on building bridges, as illustrated by her being both Unitarian Universalist and a leader in a Christian group that does church in a different manner than we do. Her sermon topic will discuss the idea that once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.

After the service, you are invited to


Join us for Potluck in Fellowship Hall after the service. Everyone is invited to bring your favorite summer foods such as potato salad, baked beans, corn, BBQ, etc. Don't forget the desserts! If the weather permits, we may have a couple of tables outside. Fall Potluck schedule: Sept 23, Oct 28, Nov 25, and Dec 23.


Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate: Luanne Billstein


Sunday mornings are being approached differently this year. We’ll look at the changes we have and the ones we foresee.

After the service, you are invited to


Join us for refreshments and camaraderie in Fellowship Hall after the service. Browse the displays and talk to committee representatives at the Service is Our Prayer Fair. People with last names beginning R through Z are invited to bring a snack to share.

In The Air

Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate: Karen Christie


For our ingathering, the first “official” service of the new church year, we will celebrate the element of air and use its symbolism to look at the world and our congregation.

Fellowship Hour: Join us for refreshments in Fellowship Hall after the service. People with last names beginning J through Q are invited to bring a snack to share.

Information You Should Have


Thomas Titus

11:00 A.M.

Longtime church member Thomas Titus will give his own perspective on matters of the universe and morality.

Fellowship Hour: Join us for refreshments in Fellowship Hall after the service. People with last names beginning A through I are invited to bring a snack to share.

NWO UU Combined Service And Potluck

Reverend Sunshine Wolfe, Speaker

Brugeman Lodge, Riverbend Park, Findlay, OH (map)



The service is at 11AM, with a potluck to follow. The theme for the Coffee House service that morning will be Wholeness and Community, and we will be supporting the Focus: Recovery and Wellness Center with our offering. They are a "peer-led recovery center that offers support and resources to anyone impacted by mental health, addiction, or trauma issues."

Hosted by Findlay's Unitarian Universalist Church of Blanchard Valley, we'll have participation by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lima, Bowling Green's Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation, and First Unitarian Church of Toledo.

Note from Rev. Tim: Rev. Tim is asking for drivers to leave from the church at 9:30 am, as the journey will be about an hour and time should be provided in case of travel obstacles. Consider carpooling from First Unitarian or forming a caravan (directions).

Radio & Recorded Words

Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate Joe Moran


One form of entertainment, education, and information is tuning in to people speaking. Rev. Tim will sermonize about talk radio and podcasts.

Fellowship Hour: FELLOWSHIP HOUR: Please join us after the service for refreshments. If your last name begins with O-U, we invite you to bring goodies to share, if you are able. Help is ALWAYS needed in the kitchen... Stop by some time, Thanks!

STYROFOAM COLLECTION: This Sunday, August 19th, is Styrofoam collection Sunday. Be sure food containers are free of food residue. Stack egg cartons separately to go to local farmers.

Service Info

Our worship services are held each Sunday at 11:00 a.m.  We offer many opportunities to engage in fellowship directly after service in our Fellowship Hall. We have Lifespan Faith Development programs for children and adults September through May.  We will be glad to see you here!


First Unitarian Church of Toledo
3205 Glendale Avenue
Toledo, OH 43614-2423

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Reverend Tim Barger

Email him at: revtim@uutoledo.org


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