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.


Pagan Roots (Spring Equinox 3/20)

Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate Karen Christie


Two days before the beginning of spring, we'll celebrate the vernal equinox with a service recognizing the Pagan tendrils of our many Unitarian Universalist roots.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (3-18-2018)

What Does A Free Faith Require Of You??

Melissa Jeter

Worship Associate Sierra Webb


This sermon is about becoming a commissioned-lay leader and working together to create justice in the world.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (3-11-2018)

Easter Flower Sale - 2018

How Unitarian Universalists Can Change The World

Rev. Xolani Kacela

Worship Associate Luanne Billstein


A visiting Unitarian Universalist minister, Reverend Xolani Kacela, will speak on "How Unitarian Universalists Can Change the World." The sermon offers three simple strategies for being an agent of change in the world. It all begins with you!

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (3-4-2018)

The Gospel Of Music

Nikki "D" & the Browns (sacred steel)

Reverend Tim Barger
Worship Associate Lynn Lyle


For our third musical Sunday we'll hear some pedal steel guitar in a gospel tradition that plays it as the instrument of praise.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (2-25-2018)

Cakewalkin' Jass Band

Reverend Tim Barger
Worship Associate Karen Christie


For our second musical Sunday, local New Orleans-style band the Cakewalkin' Jass Band, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, will come to us just after Mardi Gras. Rev. Tim will talk about liturgical jazz.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (2-18-2018)

Circle Of Hands

Hal Walker & Reverend Tim Barger
Worship Associate Jim Moran


The first of three musical Sundays in February to offset some of our winter blahs, Hal Walker, the music director of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent, who is also a recording artist in the Americana genre, will perform with his friends in the service. Rev. Tim will offer a few words on Americana.

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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