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New to Unitarian Universalism?

Welcome newcomers!

We do our best to help you feel welcome and comfortable upon your very first contact with our church. 

When visiting in person, please help us get to know you by wearing a temporary name tag, available on a table when you enter the front door. Greeters and other congregants will welcome you and can help find answers any questions you may have about the facility or congregation. We invite you to attend The New UU classes available monthly beginning in January, after potluck on the fourth Sunday.

Coffee with Visitors

Most Sundays, following our 11:00am service, our congregation meets for coffee and light snacks in our Fellowship Hall.  On the fourth Sunday of each month, we offer a potluck meal.  This is a time to mingle and get to know one another in an informal social setting. Visitors and newcomers are encouraged to join us and partake in the food and fellowship.  Please look for a specially designated table with a large "Visitors" sign, where experienced members will be glad to meet with you and answer any questions you may have.

Sometimes after our fourth-Sunday potluck, our Compass (Hospitality and Membership) committee offers a series of classes called "The New UU" from 1pm to 2:30. You are encouraged to attend to learn the basics about Unitarian Universalism and to familiarize yourself with our church, lifespan faith development classes, child care, coffee hour and much more. This is a great way to help you feel more comfortable  and to give us an opportunity to learn a little bit about you as well. The next class will be offered in January, but there are many opportunities to connect before then!

Feel free to stop in the Fellowship Hall to get a cup of coffee or a glass of iced tea and then join us. We look forward to meeting with you!

Expectations of Membership

First Unitarian Church of Toledo is committed to offering our members superb worship services, opportunities for personal faith development and religious education, an open and welcoming environment, and caring support and outreach.
FIRST UU ALSO ASKS FOR A FEW COMMITTMENTS FROM ITS MEMBERS:

REGULAR ATTENDANCE AT WORSHIP SERVICES
By attending as regularly as possible you will not only become a familiar face in our UU social network but you will be contributing to your own personal faith development through our thought provoking sermons.

SERVICE TO THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH

From office work to grounds work and Religious Education to being part of the kitchen crew, the volunteer efforts of our members keep our church running. There are many opportunities to get involved with Toledo Unitarians. You may consider volunteering in the nursery once a month, helping with RE classes, assisting at the monthly church clean up, volunteering in the office, helping prepare/serve at coffee hour, or serving on one of the many committees that need creative thinkers. Contact membership@UUtoledo.org or any member of the Compass hospitality & membership committee to find out where you can lend a hand.


SERVICE TO THE LARGER COMMUNITY
First Unitarian Church of Toledo prides itself on working for the greater good of the community. The church puts its faith into action by participating in programs that benefit those outside of our congregation regardless of faith and beliefs. By taking an active role in programs such as Habitat for Humanity and the Interfaith Council, as well as many other social justice groups, First Unitarian is able to make a positive impact on society at many different levels. In addition to providing awareness of local, national, and global issues the church encourages its members to participate in and bring awareness to any beneficial program they may feel passionately about. First Unitarian recognizes that every individual can make a difference.

FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TO OUR SELF-SUSTAINING CHURCH
As a self-sustaining congregation, First Unitarian of Toledo does not receive financial support from the UUA or any other governing body. We depend solely on the financial generosity of our members and friends. Since each family’s financial situation is unique, members and friends are asked to pledge 2-5% of adjusted gross income for each full fiscal year. This is our fair share level of giving. To us, true stewardship means the responsible maintenance of a self-sustaining community. Click here for more information.
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Service Info

Our worship services are held each Sunday at 11:00 a.m., followed by a fellowship hour in our welcoming community room, including coffee and mingling.

At 10:00 a.m. weekly, we offer Spiritual Adventures programming designed to enlighten and expand the minds and hearts of our adult congregation. During this time, kids K- 12 are welcome to join in music fun in Junior Choir with instructor Sierra Webb while their parents or guardians enjoy the program, but may also enjoy the event with their designated grown-up. Our nursery for younger children opens at 9:15 am. 

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