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.


General Assembly Simulcast From New Orleans With Annual Meeting To Follow

Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate
Lynn Lyle



"The Shared World"--In a simulcast of the Sunday worship at the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly in New Orleans, Rev. Mara Dowdall of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington, Vermont, will preach. After the service, there will be the usual snacks and Toledo Unitarians' annual meeting.


Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate
Karen Christie


Let's just call this the Gladys Rudolph service. She's about to retire as our music director, after many wonderful years of dedication of bringing her joyful sounds to our church, and we want to have an appropriate concluding party for her. Happy retirement, Gladys!

Leading Ourselves

Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate Terry McCauley


A celebration of our lay leadership--who work in our religious education classrooms, the kitchen, in our large backyard, and even at home doing church business. Let's thank one another for making First Unitarian a thriving place of liberal religion in northwest Ohio. Rev. Tim will also lead the 10 am Spiritual Adventures session, talking about table graces.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (6-11-2017)

Brokeness And Holy Glue

Reverend John Corrado

Worship Associate
Bonnie Rowe


Brokenness is a constant theme in life, from tea cups, to fingernails, to promises, to hearts. Can we break our brokenness? Let's talk about: --- The "real McCoy?", --- A terrible beauty?, and --- What Thomas learned.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (6-4-2017)

Wearing White

Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate Lynn Lyle


Flower Communion combines with Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer to give fashionable attention to our congregation. Our 11 am service Sunday will feature our annual flower ceremony, what some have called flower communion. The concept is that everyone brings a flower, they go into a common pot, and during the ceremony they all take a different flower. That action symbolizes community. The flowers themselves represent so much more--diversity, festivity, and that spring has come are just a few thoughts. The sermon, "Wearing White," plays on the fashion concept that only after Memorial Day--which is also this long weekend--is white clothing to be worn. Of course, white also has much symbolism, so look for more than just advice on what to wear.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (5-28-2017)

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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Reverend Tim Barger

Email him at: revtim@uutoledo.org


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