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.


All Are Welcome... Are You Sure?

Terry McCauley

Worship Associate: Luanne Billstein


The first, third and seventh UU principles suggest that All Are Welcome in our church. But is that true in our practice? We will look at several examples of how we live out this idea. We will also look at situations where we will ask "Are you sure?" Are "All" welcome not only in our church, but in our neighborhoods, in our lives and in our hearts?

Music Notes: Music will be provided by Sierra Webb and Melissa Jeter. This will include Welcoming songs from Sweet Honey and the Rock and Hal Walker.

Watering Seeds Of Joy In Our Lives

Karen Christie

Worship Associate: Judy Trautman


The pain and brokenness that we see in the world at times feels overwhelming. Almost daily we read reports of children separated from parents, mass shootings, sexual abuse, racism, homophobia and the list goes on. We have choices in how we respond to all of this. One of those choices is to nourish and care for ourselves and to water our seeds of joy, as we work to heal the wounds of the world.

A Journey From Old Time Religion To Religious Freedom

Tishie Bozeman


Raised in the Missionary Baptist Church, as a child who questioned everything, I was always seeking spiritual comfort. Singing gave me comfort, but Unitarian-Universalism gives me religious freedom.

Special Advisory: The content of this service will include topics some parents might not want children to hear. There will be an alternative activity for the kids.

No Time For Casual Faith

Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, President, Unitarian Universalist Association

UUA General Assembly Simulcast

(Special 10:00am service)

We have a new tradition, dating from 2016, of viewing a simulcast of the Sunday service at the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly. For this year, the preacher is Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, who a year ago was elected president of the UUA. Her sermon is titled "No Time for Casual Faith."

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?

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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