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.


Good Grief

Reverend Tim Barger 

Worship Associate
Karen Christie


Sometimes our society depicts grief as a bad thing, to be gotten over with. Grief is an elemental part of humanity, however, an emotional tie that isn't easily separated. We'll look at the good that's in our grieving.

Fire Up!

Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate: Luanne Billstein


As Rev. Tim began his ministry here last February, we geared up, then in the summer we rested up. Now it's time to fire up and live our Unitarian Universalism. The world needs it, and so do we.

Thoughts On Flunking Religion

Reverend Saroya King

Worship Associate: Melissa Jeter


Religious faith is by nature the most fundamental set of beliefs that one can have. It is how a believer views the world, and is how the believer judges himself as well as the other people, things, and events in that world. It colors everything about them. It is for this reason that people who adopt a faith out of convenience appear so phony, and why it is simply not possible for an individual to have a "religion d'jour.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (9-3-2017)

Northwest Ohio Service

Tent Revival Service in Bowling Green



Shall we try a tent revival for a Sunday service? The five Northwest Ohio Unitarian Universalist congregations will have a combined worship at 11 am at Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20189 N. Dixie Hwy., Bowling Green.

"Remember Love: A Liberal Revival" is the theme. A potluck-oriented picnic will take place after the service; please bring a dish to pass.

This is the second annual service of the Bowling Green, Findlay, Lima, Lyons, and Toledo congregations. Since we hosted the first one, let's show our numbers show up on the road, too. Rev. Tim, the Gathering, Bonnie Rowe, and our Certified Lay Minister candidates Melissa Jeter and David Strickler are all scheduled to take part.

If people would like rides to Bowling Green, contact the church office about carpooling.

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.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (8-20-2017)

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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