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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.

Contractor Phil

Click here to view Phil's slide show of images showing the progress of repairs from the flood.

Many Thanks to Phil T for being our point man while we rebuild our church after the flood.

Traveling Roads Not Taken

"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone."

Harriet Beecher Stowe in Little Foxes, 1871


Click the Services link for the audio of the service (4-13-2014)

A Journey Not a Destination

 "We arrive together here, travelers on life's journey,

Seekers of meaning, of love, of healing, of justice, of truth.

Numerous are our origins, our paths, and our destination.

And yet, happily, our ways have joined together here today."

-- Andrew Pakula

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (4-6-2014)

Water over the Bridge

"There is a brokenness

out of which comes the unbroken, a shatteredness out of which blooms the unshatterable."

-- Rashani

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (3-30-2014).

Words Through a Prism

"Words and idioms are as indispensable to our thoughts and experiences as are colors and tints to a painting."

-- William Chomsky, professor and grammarian



Click the Services link for the audio of the service (3-23-2014).

Love Prepare Me

Love prepare me to be a sanctuary,

Pure and holy, tried and true.

With thanksgiving I'll be a living

Sanctuary for you.

-- Billy Jonas

 Click the Services link for the audio of the service (3-16-2014).

Noah's A.R.K. 2014

"People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth.  Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes.  All is a miracle." -- Thich Nhat Hanh

"Blessed are the weird people -- poets, misfits, writers, mystics, heretics, painters, troubadours -- for they teach us to see the world through different eyes."  -- Jacob Nordby

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (3-9-2014).

Kindness, Gratitude, Compassion

Ours is a simple faith.

Life is a short embrace.

Heaven is in this place, every day.

Hope is the ground we till.

Make each day what you will.

Thankful for dreams fulfilled, every day.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (3-2-2014).

Healing with Compassion

"The planet does not need more successful people.  The planet needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds." 

 -- H.H. The Dalai Lama


"Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder.  Help someone's soul heal." -- Rumi


Click the Services link for the audio of the service (2-23-2014).

Judge Not

This day, this moment, is holy ground.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (2-16-2014).




Remember! Celebrate! Act!

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Sunday

Everybody can be great.

Because anybody can serve.

You only need a heart full of grace,

A soul generated by love.

-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (1-19-2014).

Hope After

"Don't give up. Don't sell out. Don't lose hope."

- Christopher Reeves

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (1-12-2014).

Love and Marbles

Love and Marbles

in Just-

spring     when the world is mud-

luscious the little

lame balloonman

whistles far and wee

and eddieandbill come

running from marbles and

piracies and it’s

spring

when the world is puddle-wonderful

the queer

old balloonman whistles

far     and     wee

and bettyandisbel come dancing

from hop-scotch and jump-rope and

it’s

spring

and

    the

      goat-footed

balloonMan     whistles

far

and

wee

   e.e. cummmgs

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (1-4-2014).

Ordination of Timothy Knox Barger

First Unitarian Church

Sunday, December 8, 2013

 

 

  Click the Services link for the audio of the service (12-1-2013).


Association Website

Link to our association's website

Pinterest

Here's a link to our Pinterest page. Ideas that stir our imagination and move our spirit.

Service Info

Our worship services are held each Sunday at 11:00 a.m., followed by a vibrant coffee hour 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!

Location

First Unitarian Church of Toledo
3205 Glendale Avenue
Toledo, OH 43614-2423
419-381-6999


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