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At  SouthWest UU, you will find a warm welcome.

Flower-Communion-FrontYour questions, your search for meaning, your desire for community– all are welcome here. We come together with diverse personal beliefs about the sacred. We are united by our desire to grow spiritually, to create a more fair and just world, and to lead lives of meaning and purpose.

Join in our Sunday morning worship and be invited into the presence of the Holy. Join in our Social Justice activities and make a difference  in Greater Cleveland and beyond.  Join in one of our many Small Groups and find company on your spiritual journey. Bring all of yourself, just as you are right now, and find acceptance and transformation. We can’t wait to get to know you!


Video provided by the Unitarian Universalist Association

January 26, 2020
New Beginnings: A Second Chance
Ellen McCully, UU Justice Ohio

A look at he state campaign for bail reform with updates, thoughts about voter advocacy efforts, and how our members can join in.

Focus Collection: Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity

The January Focus Collection will benefit Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. Habitat is a non-profit organization that builds and renovates homes in partnership with qualified families who invest hundreds of sweat equity hours before they move into their homes. The goal is to create hope by building homes, strengthening neighborhoods, and rejuvenating communities. This is consistent with several UU Principles involving dignity, compassion, and justice for all.

Donations will be used to purchase building materials and support neighborhood
cleanups. Habitat crew chiefs work with skilled and less experienced volunteers to make sure the job is done according to code. From 2019-2023, much work will center on the Greater Buckeye and the Clark-Fulton/Stockyards neighborhoods. Ten new homes on Grandview Ave., begun in 2019, will be completed by summer 2020. Then Habitat will break ground on 10 more new homes on Hulda Ave. in the same general neighborhood.

Fun Facts:

  • The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has been milled into lumber and donated to build
    Habitat homes every year since 2007;
  • The average Habitat home in the US is 1200 sq.ft. with 3 bedrooms;
  • Charity Navigator gives Greater Cleveland Habitat an overall 4 Star rating of 92.22/100,
    with a Platinum Seal of Transparency.

The Habitat ReStore, located at 2110 West 110th St., Cleveland, accepts your donated
appliances, furniture, tools, plumbing supplies, etc. for use by others. Plus it’s a fun place to shop for items you might need! Please visit clevelandhabitat.org for more information.

New Online Giving Service

give-plus-logoYou can now make donations to SWUU through the Vanco GivePlus Website. When giving for the first time, please click on the “Create Profile” button and follow the prompts. You will need to create a new profile, even if you gave through the old SecureGive system. After you create your profile using an email and password, you can simply log in at the top of the site. For mobile giving, scan the QR code, or download the app:

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Welcoming Congregation

welcoming-congregationAffirming the inherent worth and dignity of every person, SouthWest Unitarian Universalist Church is an LGBTQ  Welcoming Congregation, as described by the national Unitarian Universalist Association. Read more on our Welcoming Congregation Page.

 Accessibility

Accessible parking and drop-off at the main entrance.
Elevator in front lobby to all floors.
T-Coil in sanctuary. Listening devices available.
Gender neutral restrooms.

Directions, Parking and Visitor Information

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