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.


Morals, Ethics, And Religion

Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate Luanne Billstein


We'll examine the ways morals and ethics fit into our Unitarian Universalist religion, and how morals, ethics, and religion influence society.

Power And Compassion

Melissa Jeter

Worship Associate Judy Trautman


This sermon will be about the action of power in our lives and how power can be compassionate. In this sermon, there will be discussion about the types of power we encounter in our lives and frame power as a continuum. Also, this sermon will talk about the function of power in our capacity to address trauma. The power of self-compassion and compassionate actions can heal and sustain us in times of turbulence.

This Day

Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate Joe Moran


Easter is a great time for celebration, and April Fool's brings some silliness. Let's look at the clashing of some days while also giving respect to the importance of resurrection.

Science, Culture, And Idols

Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate Luanne Billstein


Three focuses of worship will come together in one sermon as we look at our ties to science, to culture, and, yes, to idol worship.

Pagan Roots (Spring Equinox 3/20)

Reverend Tim Barger

Worship Associate Karen Christie


Two days before the beginning of spring, we'll celebrate the vernal equinox with a service recognizing the Pagan tendrils of our many Unitarian Universalist roots.

Click the Services link for the audio of the service (3-18-2018)

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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