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.


The L.A.C.T. Formula For Daily Living

Joe Moran

Worship Associate Luanne Billstein


Today's sermon will reflect upon the end of life speech of basketball coach Jim Valvano. Coach Valvano said shortly before his death in 1993 that every day we should do three things: laugh, cry, and think to which I add act; hence the L.A.C.T. formula.

Hurry Up! And S L O W Down

Chris Harrington

Worship Associate Karen Christie


The fast pace of the 21st century surely moves us forward, but it can also wear us out. The slow movement suggests that we move at the the "right" speed--- doing things "as well as"instead of "as fast as possible." Do you need to slow down?

How Can We Be A People So Bold!?

Melissa Jeter

Worship Associate Judy Trautman


Unitarian Universalism offers hope of a new beginning through radically caring for one another. This sermon is about how the brokenness of the world is a call for belonging. And that is it through radically caring that UU's seek justice in the world. I will hold space for the possibility that our congregation could be a people so bold through the practice of radical caring and being in authentic relationships with each other.

Earth Day and Flower Communion

Reverend Tim Barger and Judy Trautman

Worship Associate Joe Moran


On this Memorial Day weekend, our annual flower ceremony will commemorate Earth Day which was April 22nd. Bring one flower to church, leave with another, celebrate the beauty of nature, and know that it's our ecological care that will help to continue life on earth. This Green Sanctuary Service will explore how all earth is sacred by reexamining the Green Rule Poster. Flower ceremony will follow.

Feeling, Learning, Searching (Heart, Head, Spirit)

Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate Luanne Billstein


In a way, there are three separate personal locations for people's religions: heart, head, and spirit. Rev. Tim will talk about the emotional, intellectual, and soulful aspects of faith and how we might use them together.

RE Sunday

Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate Judy Trautman


With our teens returned from Boston and all of our religious education classes about to close out the church year, the students and teachers will lead our Sunday service.

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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