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.


Get Up, Stand Up

David Strickler

Worship Associate Lynn Lyle


Bob Marley achieved international fame as a reggae musician and is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. In this service, we will learn about the Rasta religion and about how Marley's music and life reflected his religious faith.

Remembering To Walk In Beloved Communities

Melissa Jeter 

Worship Associate Karen Christie


Dr. MLK Jr said that in the "Beloved community hunger, poverty, and homelessness will not be tolerated." We acknowledge those Unitarian Universalists, little spoken of, but who worked to abolish slavery, a foundation of inequality that still resonates with us today.

Be The Builder Of Bridges

Terry McCauley

Worship Associate Melissa Jeter


We need to close the gaps that have formed between religions, cultures, races, and nations. Let's discuss how we can be the "builder of bridges". Music Notes: Sierra Webb will lead the music part of our service today. The Gathering will perform Paul Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water."

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (8-6-2017)

I Can't Make This Up

Reverend Tim Barger 

Worship Associate Sierra Webb


The Number One Non-fiction Novel: "I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons" by Kevin Hart with Neil Strauss

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (7-30-2017)


Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate
Luanne Billstein


What do the summer blockbusters say about our purposes and principles? How are our Golden Rule values applied? We look for revelation everywhere, might these hits talk to us?

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (7-23-2017)

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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