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.

Announcements

Sunday, October 14 - 11am Service


All They Do Is Talk About Money

Reverend Tim Barger
Worship Associate Luanne Billstein

What we’ll be talking about is stewardship, and yes, that includes money, but be open to what we’ll say. First Unitarian has a new way and a new schedule of conducting our pledge campaign, setting the budget, and showing you how the support you give is responsibly handled. This stewardship sermon is part of the beginning of our new approach to finances. 

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (10-14-2018)

After the service, you are invited to

FELLOWSHIP HOUR

COFFEE HOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:The first Sunday of the month is usually birthday cake and ice cream.Things happened last Sunday in the kitchen to prevent me from baking, so we will celebrate the second Sunday this month, including ice cream of course! The celebration will be in Fellowship Hall following church service.

Also remember if your last name begins with J-Q, please bring something to share in Fellowship Hall during Coffee hour.

We have one new helper during church. Aaron, grandson of Patt , is helping Dan and the Kitchen Committee set up tables and chairs and put the donations on the table. Both of them make things run much smoother. Thank you!

Church Fundraisers & Calendars

First Unitarian Church of Toledo is selling gourmet chocolate bars and coupon books.

These can be purchased during office hours or in Fellowship Hall following the Sunday Service.

Additionally, church calendars are now available to order!

Sunday, October 7 - 11am Service


What, After All, Am I?

David Strickler

The labels that we use to describe race and ethnicity can help us identify and address injustices in our society. However, labels such as ‘black’, ‘white’, or ‘latino’ are often over-simplifications that distort our perceptions or expectations of other people. We will reflect on racial identity and the need to respond with compassion and empathy even when the labels seem confusing or unclear.

After the service, you are invited to

FELLOWSHIP HOUR

COFFEE HOUR CONTRIBUTIONS: Coffee hour birthday cake on the first Sunday for each month is provided by Compass. Food donations for coffee hour are as follows: the first Sunday A-I, the second Sunday J-Q, the third Sunday R-Z, the fourth Sunday is normally potluck. If there is a fifth Sunday, please bring something if you are able.

Paper products are needed: small cups for juice, lunch plates (not the largest ones please), dessert plates or snack size.

Any donation of time for set up or clean up after coffee hour, would also be greatly appreciated.

Sunday, September 30 - 11am Service


Universalism
Hand in Hand

Reverend Tim Barger

September 30 is the 248th anniversary of what’s recognized as the first Universalist sermon in the western hemisphere, given by John Murray. We’ll look at the Universalist context of today’s Unitarian Universalism.

After the service, you are invited to

FELLOWSHIP HOUR

FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE MONTH: Please join us for coffee and conversation in Fellowship Hall after the Service. It is the fifth Sunday of the month and everyone is invited to bring snacks and finger foods.

COFFEE HOUR CONTRIBUTIONS: Coffee hour birthday cake on the first Sunday for each month is provided by Compass. Food donations for coffee hour are as follows: the first Sunday A-I, the second Sunday J-Q, the third Sunday R-Z, the fourth Sunday is normally potluck. If there is a fifth Sunday, please bring something if you are able.

Paper products are needed: small cups for juice, lunch plates (not the largest ones please), dessert plates or snack size.

Any donation of time for set up or clean up after coffee hour, would also be greatly appreciated.

2018 Bazaar Vendor's Form

Interested in selling your
arts and crafts at the Bazaar?

Please be sure to fill out the
Vendor Interest Form
as soon as possible!

Sunday, September 23 - 11am Service


In The Face Of
Unrelenting Opposition

Bishop Saroya King

Our member Saroya King will have been a bishop in the Liberty Pentecostal Fellowship for almost a month when she leads a service for us. She is intent on building bridges, as illustrated by her being both Unitarian Universalist and a leader in a Christian group that does church in a different manner than we do. Her sermon topic will discuss the idea that once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.

After the service, you are invited to

FELLOWSHIP HOUR

Join us for Potluck in Fellowship Hall after the service. Everyone is invited to bring your favorite summer foods such as potato salad, baked beans, corn, BBQ, etc. Don't forget the desserts! If the weather permits, we may have a couple of tables outside. Fall Potluck schedule: Sept 23, Oct 28, Nov 25, and Dec 23.

Changes


Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate: Luanne Billstein

9/16/2018

Sunday mornings are being approached differently this year. We’ll look at the changes we have and the ones we foresee.

After the service, you are invited to

FELLOWSHIP HOUR

Join us for refreshments and camaraderie in Fellowship Hall after the service. Browse the displays and talk to committee representatives at the Service is Our Prayer Fair. People with last names beginning R through Z are invited to bring a snack to share.

In The Air


Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate: Karen Christie

9/9/2018

For our ingathering, the first “official” service of the new church year, we will celebrate the element of air and use its symbolism to look at the world and our congregation.


Fellowship Hour: Join us for refreshments in Fellowship Hall after the service. People with last names beginning J through Q are invited to bring a snack to share.

Information You Should Have

 

Thomas Titus

9/2/2018
11:00 A.M.

Longtime church member Thomas Titus will give his own perspective on matters of the universe and morality.

Fellowship Hour: Join us for refreshments in Fellowship Hall after the service. People with last names beginning A through I are invited to bring a snack to share.

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!

Location

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


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Reverend Tim Barger

Email him at: revtim@uutoledo.org

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