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.


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Fall Gathering

Five Unitarian Churches of Northwest Ohio
On this Sunday we come together with other UU Congregations to celebrate fall.
Click the Services link for the audio of the service (9-25-2016)

Defying the Nazis - Sharp's War

Naomi Twining
Naomi Twining will share fascinating stories behind the heroic service of Reverend Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha during the terrible days of World War II. Naomi is a founder of the ACLU in Toledo and has been an advocate for justice for all people for a long and exciting life. Her writing reveals little known experiences discovered during her scholarly historical research and discovery. Can these early learnings be applied to our management of the millions of immigrants now separated from their homelands by war and oppression?
Click the Services link for the audio of the service (9-18-2016)

What is Your Center?

Reverend Renee Ruchotzke
Times of transition provide opportunities to take stock of who we are and where we want to go next. Discovering which of our values are essential help us to make clearer choices in our relationships. Additionally, on this Patriot Day, we share in our Water Ceremony."
Click the Services link for the audio of the service (9-11-2016)

Same Old, Brand New

Rev. Saroya King 

People of spiritual tradition in conflict are likely to have experiences like what Mary Lou Kownacki describes for us when she says: "On my morning walk, my fingers move mindfully, over the wooden beads. In my pocket. Jesus, have mercy. Jesus, have mercy. Stopping on the street to talk with a crazed woman who has twenty-two cats, I forget the beads I forget the mantra. Once again, I fail to follow the prescribed meditation technique. After forty years of practice I still do not know when I am really praying."

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (9-4-2016)

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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