The Rev. Kristen Rohm, Minister
Kristina Spaude, Director of Religious Education
Our monthly spiritual theme for May is “Abundance.”
Grateful for their Service
Rev. Kristen Rohm
Abundance fosters for many a desire to serve others. As we prepare for Memorial Day, we honor the service of those who have been, or currently are, in the Armed Forces as well as those with lives of public service.
Employment Opportunity: Director of Religious Education
Part time position – 12 hours/week.
The Director of Religious Education is responsible for the administration and supervision of the Religious Education program for children and youth of all ages. Read more.
Who We Are
Love is the spirit of this church, and service is its law. This is our great covenant:
To dwell together in peace, to seek the truth in love, and to help one another.
-Rev. James Vila Blake, 1894
- We are a congregation of free faith and religious diversity.
- We meet to celebrate the miracle of our being and the wonder and mystery of our universe.
- We seek to provide a caring, accepting intergenerational community which supports ongoing individual and spiritual growth.
- We strive to live our values, accepting our individual responsibility to be active in environmental and social concerns in our church, community, and world. And because we share these values, we include the voices and dreams of all who choose to gather with us.
To learn about Unitarian Universalism, see our page on the Principles and Sources of Faith. The UU Church of Nashua, New Hampshire’s website features 100 Questions That Non-Members Ask About Unitarian Universalism, from the book by John Sias. We also recommend The Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide.
Southwest Unitarian Universalist Church is an LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation, as described by the national Unitarian Universalist Association. Read more…
Find directions and FAQs about SouthWest UU Church here.
Meet Our Minister
The Rev. Kristen Rohm began her full time ministry at SouthWest UU Church in September 2014. Originally from Mansfield, Ohio, she and her family moved to Northeast Ohio from Santa Barbara, California, where they lived for 25 years. Rev. Rohm is a 2012 graduate of the Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. Read more about Rev. Rohm and the ministerial staff.
Social Justice Focus for May: Community Greenhouse Partners
Designated funds from our May focus collection will benefit Community Greenhouse Partners, a nonprofit educational urban farm located in the St. Clair-Superior neighborhood of Cleveland. Their mission is to improve the quality of life of their urban neighbors by growing vegetables year round and selling them at low cost to urban families, employing local residents and teaching sustainability and earth science to young people. They focus on improving personal health while generating training, mentoring, and employment opportunities. (facebook: #swuu4greenhousepartners)
Help our SWUU Kids help others!
“Biking Saved the Kids” was founded last year by a Cub Scout in our congregation. As a requirement for his UU Religion and Me Award, he chose to address the problem of childhood hunger. With the help of family and friends, he conducted a bike-a-thon and raised over $300 for the SCAN Hunger Center Pantry in Berea. (Since each dollar donated buys four meals, that’s over 1200 meals!) The project is now an annual event. If you’d like to help, please send donations to: Bike-a-thon, Southwest UU Church, 6320 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133. Make checks payable to SWUU, memo: “bike-a-thon.” #bikingsavedthekids