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 Luanne Billstein


On the Sunday of his installation, Rev. Tim talks about Melvil Dewey, order, and Unitarian Universalism.

At 4 pm -- Rev. Tim's installation, with Rev. Jef Gamblee, preaching.

The Family Way

Reverend Tim Barger 

Worship Associate Tom Sheehan 

"On Mother's Day, a look at families of blood, of choice, of organizations, of congregations.

Rooting Our Advocacy in Our Faith

Alex Shanks of Equality Ohio 

Worship Associate Melissa Jeter 

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice" - Theodore Parker. Many faith traditions draw their followers to a life of advocacy and justice, kinship and charity. When we root our advocacy in our faith we have a source of balance and wisdom that can guide us in our search for justice.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (5-7-2017)

Religious Education Sunday

Religious Education Sunday 

 Reverend Tim Barger and Nicole Jonsson

Worship Associate Judy Trautman 

Reverend Tim and Acting Religious Educator Nicole Jonsson will share the chancel for a religious education service. We'll include appreciation for the teachers and students who take part in our RE program.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (4-30-2017)

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.