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.

Announcements

Peace


Pastor Rob Johnson

Worship Associate Sierra Webb

1/21/2018

As part of the annual Beverly Cluster pulpit swap, Pastor Johnson will preach at our church, while Rev. Ed Heilman of Park Church is at Holy Trinity Lutheran and Rev. Tim is at Park Church. Here's the opportunity to hear one of our religious neighbors when he brings his message to us.

Shine Your Light - Social Justice


Judy Trautman

Worship Associate Karen Christie

1/14/2018

A week before the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, our Social Justice Committee brings its annual worship service to the congregation, shining light on darkness and driving out hate with love. Judy Trautman will deliver the sermon. The Social Justice Committee will encourage us all to continue to shine our light. Candles will be lit to highlight social justice efforts in the larger community by First Unitarian Church individuals and groups as there are so many ways we can shine our light.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (1-14-2018)

Who Are The Prophets Among Us


David Strickler

Worship Associate Joe Moran

1/7/2018

One of our Certified Lay Ministry candidates, David Strickler, will speak about what some of our religious forbears meant by "prophet," who might be considered contemporary prophets, and what Unitarian Universalist theologian James Luther Adams's thoughts are on the "prophethood of all believers." Our Unitarian-Universalist faith draws from six sources, including "Words and deeds of prophetic people which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love." Who are these prophetic people? What does it mean to be prophetic?

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (1-7-2018)

Watching


Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate Luanne Billstein

12/31/2017 

In many churches, especially African-American ones, Watch Night is a New Year's Eve nighttime service. Well, our service is in the morning, but we will hear about watching, what's ahead, and what's behind us.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (12-31-2017)

When A Child Is Born & Within The Shining Of A Star

12/24/2017 

11:00 am (Family Friendly) 

Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate Sierra Webb

Our morning Christmas Eve service is a family-friendly one that will include child dedications. If you would like to have your child dedicated, contact Rev. Tim.

5:00 pm (Candlelight Service)

Reverend Tim Barger

An evening candlelight service of lessons from the Bible and Beyond and Christmas carols.

This is a (mostly) music service celebrating the season, featuring our congregation's musicians-Chalice Choir, The Gathering, Handbell Choir, Youth Choir, Bonnie Rowe, Sierra Webb.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (12-24-2017)

Christmas Music Service And Winter Solstice

Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate Luanne Billstein

12/17/2017 

This is a (mostly) music service celebrating the season, featuring our congregation's musicians-Chalice Choir, The Gathering, Handbell Choir, Youth Choir, Bonnie Rowe, Sierra Webb.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (12-17-2017)

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!

Location

First Unitarian Church of Toledo
3205 Glendale Avenue
Toledo, OH 43614-2423
419-381-6999


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Reverend Tim Barger

Email him at: revtim@uutoledo.org

Pinterest

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