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.

Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning

Amie Brodie, Karen Christie, Terry McCauley

Three voices from our congregation share their Pagan, Christian, and Buddhist beliefs and practices that guide and illumine their UU lives. We welcome Amie Brodie, Terry McCauley, and Karen Christie to our pulpit this morning. "The living tradition we share draws from many sources," according to Singing the Living Tradition, including "wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life."

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (2-26-2017)

The Bleak Midwinter

Reverend Tim Barger 

There's a Christmas carol, with the line "snow on snow on snow," that might feel better placed in February. We'll sing the carol and Rev. Tim will speak about midwinter--with or without the "bleak."

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (2-19-2017)

Inspired by Lincoln

Reverend Tim Barger 

It's stewardship time, and we'll have some inspiration from Lincoln and another man born the same day, Charles Darwin, to talk about the future of First Unitarian and the needed financial support from Toledo Unitarians. 

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (02-12-2017)

Holy Toledo!

Reverend Tim Barger

Reverend Tim's first sermon as the called, settled, full-time minister.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (02-05-2017)

Thoughts for the New Minister

Reverend Saroya King

A lot of powerful religious leaders, be they Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, or Muhammad, really are speaking of the same things; love and acceptance, the value of friendship, and respecting yourselves so that you can respect others.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (1-29-2017)


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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