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.


How Can We Know What's True?

Phil Teitlebaum 

Worship Associate Karen Christie


This service is a tribute to Francis Ellingwood Abbot, an American philosopher and theologian who sought to reconstruct theology in accord with the scientific method.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (7-16-2017)

Cars 3 (Which Edged Out Wonder Woman)

Reverend Tim Barger 

Worship Associate Joe Moran


What do the summer blockbusters say about our purposes and principles? How are our Golden Rule values applied? We look for revelation everywhere, might these hits talk to us?

Music Notes: Bonnie Rowe will lead the music part of our service today.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (7-9-2017)

The Number One Novel

Reverend Tim Barger 


During "Blockbuster July" Rev. Tim's sermons will reflect upon the number one novel, movie, song, and nonfiction book as of the first day of summer.

This week's sermon will focus on "Camino Island" by John Grisham

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (7-2-2017)

General Assembly Simulcast From New Orleans With Annual Meeting To Follow

Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate
Lynn Lyle



"The Shared World"--In a simulcast of the Sunday worship at the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly in New Orleans, Rev. Mara Dowdall of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington, Vermont, will preach. After the service, there will be the usual snacks and Toledo Unitarians' annual meeting.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (6-25-2017)


Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate
Karen Christie


Let's just call this the Gladys Rudolph service. She's about to retire as our music director, after many wonderful years of dedication of bringing her joyful sounds to our church, and we want to have an appropriate concluding party for her. Happy retirement, Gladys!

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (6-18-2017)

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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