Welcome to the Web site of The Evangelical Lutheran Church Of The Reformation, Toledo, Ohio




At separate congregational meetings, the congregations of Bethany Lutheran Church, on Upton Avenue, and Reformation Lutheran Church voted to join together and become one, new church. This has been the result of many years of discussions, meetings and, most importantly, prayers. The new church will occupy the building currently called Reformation Lutheran Church. The address is the only thing that will remain the same. Our new church will have a new name, new programs, and an increasing presence in the community. Currently, a Transition Team, made up of members from both congregations, are working together to put together everything needed to make the transition as smooth as possible, including finding the new name, creating a new Web site and many other pieces that must come together. It is our hope to begin worshiping as one beginning in January 2019.

The name of our new church is Faith United Lutheran Church. We are very excited to be able to continue offering the West Toledo area a strong Christian presence and programs to help all our neighbors. Our first worship service will be on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.




Please watch this page for more information as it becomes available.





We are very pleased to announce our Annual Community Christmas Dinner to be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 5:00-7:00. This meal is free of charge and is open to the entire community. We do ask that you make a reservation, but no one will be turned away. You can call the church, (419)473-1369, or email us at reformationluth@gmail.com to make your reservation. Please check back here for specific times for the dinner.




On Sunday, December 9, 2018, at 4:00 pm, the Reformation Lutheran Church Chancel Choir and their guests will be presenting a Christmas Cantata entitled “Christmas Presence”, written by Pepper Choplin. This is a very meaningful, moving musical piece leading up to the birth of Christ. There is no charge to attend, and everyone is welcome to come and hear the wonderful music. There will be reception immediately afterwards in Luther Hall.




We will be celebrating the birth of Christ at a Festival Worship Service at 7:00 pm on Monday, December 24, 2018. Pre-service music will begin at 6:30 pm. The Reformation Brass Ensemble will be playing, and the choir has some beautiful music prepared. This is a candlelight service as well. Everyone is welcome to attend. Bethany Lutheran Church will celebrate with a service at 11:00 pm.



Nifty Fifty Group

On Monday, September 9th, Reformation and Bethany Lutheran Churches will be starting back up the Nifty Fifty Group. This group meets the first Monday of each month at 12:00 p.m. at Rick’s Diner on Monroe Street. The group meets to enjoy a meal, talk and pray for the churches, the members and all those in need of prayer. You don’t have to be 50 to join this group. There is no fee; just buying your own lunch. It is a comfortable, relaxed way to get to know people and to get to know God and the power of prayer.








Sunday, December 30, 2018 – 10:45 a.m. @ Bethany Lutheran Church on Upton Avenue

This is the last worship service in this church. Bethany has been a member of this community for over 100 years and have made a solid impact on the surrounding neighborhoods.


Times are subject to change so watch here or call church office prior to worship date.


Everyone is welcome to worship on Saturday evening at 4:00 pm and on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am.

Our website has been recently updated, please see our news page for the latest news including a link to our Monthly Calendar and the church newsletter the News and Views.


Also please visit our newest page, “‘Tis the Season” where we be exploring and explaining each part of the Christian church year. You can find that here, Tis the Season

We have also added an “Events Page” where you can find a listing, with details, of not only those events happening at Reformation, but throughout the community. Upcoming Events

Worship Service Times:

Saturday Evenings at 4:00 in the Chapel
Sundays at 9:00am
Office hours: Mon & Wed, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fri – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Contact information:

4543 Douglas Rd., Toledo, Ohio 43613
email:  reformationluth@gmail.com


Visitors:  What To Expect:

We are excited to worship God with you! Every week we gather to remember God’s amazing love for us and to hear and receive Jesus’ forgiveness and peace. During each worship service, we share together in the wonder of the Good News of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection through singing, the reading of scripture, and preaching. Each week we receive the sacrament of Holy Communion, and all people who are baptized and believe in Christ’s real presence are welcome at our Lord’s Table.

Parking is available in the rear of the church.  The church is completely handicapped accessible.  Greeters will direct you to the sanctuary and other facilities.  We look forward to your visit.

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