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.



Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate Lynn Lyle


We'll have an early observance of Halloween. Not too frightening, but tying Unitarian Universalism to what's become a popular holiday.

Annual Holiday Bazaar

The 2017 Holiday Bazaar
is coming!

Are you ready to participate?

First Unitarian Church of Toledo is looking for vendors. Those interested can go here to fill out the vendor interest form.

Please be sure to register by Wednesday, October 25.

The Other Side

Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate Sierra Webb


Unitarian Universalists have differing views about death. There is no dogmatic position about an afterlife; our attitudes range from death being attainment of paradise to when you're deceased, your existence ceases. This sermon will look at thoughts of death, including the work of some psychics who have made claims of communicating with the dead.

White Supremacy Teach-In 2

Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate Joe Moran


Last April 30, we took part in a Unitarian Universalist Association-wide White Supremacy Teach-In. The call has gone out for a second one, to continue our awareness of and learning more about systemic racism. We will have some social justice-oriented church for our second teach-in.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (10-8-2017)

Hope On A Tightrope

Reverend Hafidha Saadiqah


Hafidha served her ministerial internship with our congregation and has since gone on to be the minister at Unitarian Universalist and other churches, including the Village Church in Maumee. She is also studying for a doctorate at Bowling Green State University.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (10-1-2017)

Worship, Deconstructed

Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate
Lynn Lyle


For this fourth-Sunday service, we'll go "behind the scenes" for kind of an instructional time, explaining the different parts of the order of service and giving a bit of history and theology in the telling.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (9-24-2017)

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


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