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.

Puritans, Pilgrims, Unitarians

Reverend Tim Barger

"I have the audacity to believe that all people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits"

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (11-27-2016)


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Forgiving Ourselves and Others On The Road Not Chosen

Michael Croke

Michael shares lighthearted personal stories which will be dovetailed with ideas from Harold Kushner's latest book "Nine Essential Things I've Learned About Life" and Jonathan Haidt's book "The Happiness Hypothesis - Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom."
Click the Services link for the audio of the service (11-20-2016)

Where I Am, Where We're Going

Reverend Tim Barger

"Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air."

   - John Quincy Adams

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (11-13-2016)

Thanksgiving Day Reconsidered, Part 1

Image result for pilgrim memorial state parkNATIVE AMERICAN SPEAKER JAMIE OXENDINE

A presentation by Jamie Oxendine - a Native American speaker, writer, educator, storyteller, professional musician, and civil rights activist. Among many other activities, Jamie serves as editor on http://www.powwows.com/ and travels as a Native American speaker on the University Lecturer's circuit. He is a member of three state boards including the Battle of Fallen Timbers Commission.  A speaker and storyteller for many years, Oxendine Speaks on all aspects of Native American Culture. He is especially knowledgeable in the Eastern Woodland Culture. 

From the 2016 UUA (Unitarian Universalist Association) General Assembly in Columbus Ohio, the resolution, Thanksgiving Day Reconsidered directed "UU congregations across the United States of America to enter into dialogue with the local Native People in their areas about the Thanksgiving holiday and its history.  In today's world, we know that we are part of an interdependent web of all existence.  With this awareness in mind, we ask for a time of truth and reconciliation for all Americans, including Native People, during the years 2016-2021."(https://www.uua.org/statements/thanksgiving-day-reconsidered)

Click the Services link for the audio of the presentation (11-13-2016)

A Mindful Pre-Election Sermon!

Reverend Tim Barger 

Unitarian Universalists affirm and promote the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process. At election time, we prepare to take part in democracy. 

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (11-06-2016)

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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