About Us

Sylvania United Church of Christ

Our vision is to nurture spirituality, empower life.


The mission to which we are called as a progressive Christian church is to...

  • Deepen our faith as we journey together,
  • Serve compassionately,
  • Do justice,
  • Encounter scripture as radical and revelatory,
  • Steward God's creation,
  • Include all without exception, and
  • Listen to our still-speaking God.





All are precious in God's sight. 

Sylvania United Church of Christ is Open and Affirming. 


Our Open and Affirming Covenant, adopted May 4, 2014

Sylvania United Church of Christ, claimed by God and responding as disciples of Jesus Christ, embraces diversity and affirms the dignity and worth of all persons as created in the image of God.  We invite all who seek to experience the healing and unconditional grace of God to fully participate in our community of faith.  Endeavoring to be faithful to Jesus' prayer that we be one (John 17:21), we are open and affirming of each child of God regardless of race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, faith background, age, and physical or mental ability.


What does "Open and Affirming" mean?

To say that our church is "Open and Affirming" (ONA) means that, as a UCC congregation, we have made a public covenant of welcome to persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions (LGBTQ) into the full life and ministry of our church.  No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.


Learn More

-Check out photos from 2017 Toledo Pride

-Press Release: Sylvania United Church of Christ becomes Open and Affirming

-Open and Affirming Coalition UCC