At SouthWest UU, you will find a warm welcome.
Your 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!
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Summer RE Classes: Harry Potter fun!
All aboard at Platform Nine and Three-Quarters! Hogwarts is coming to SouthWest UU this summer! We will explore our UU Principles through the magic of Harry Potter every Sunday from June 16 through September 1, from 10:30 to 11:30 am. The program is for all kids, kindergarten though 6th grade.
Meet Rev. Megan Mathieson
SouthWest UU’s Ministerial Search Committee and The Board of Trustees are thrilled to announce that we have a new minister! Rev. Megan Mathieson is a native of Baltimore, MD and received her Masters of Divinity from Lancaster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. She is currently completing a full-time internship at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, MD.
Rev. Megan was brought up in the Eastern Orthodox tradition. She discovered the Unitarian Universalist community in Baltimore in 2011. “I experienced a feeling that is familiar to many UU converts: astonishment that my lifelong beliefs and philosophies were honored in this beautiful tradition.” She describes her theology as “Christian-friendly agnosticism,” and finds great joy in religious pluralism and ministerial work.
She and her wife Nicky have 3 teen children: Hannah , Michael, and Adam. They also have a 10-year old border collie named Cricket. Rev. Megan will be officially starting with us on August 1st. Welcome !
You Belong Here
Led by Nickie J. Antonio, Ohio State Senator, member of Westshore UU Church
Many of us have questioned sometime in our lives, our purpose and/or where it is we find ourselves at the moment. Will I be accepted where I am? Do I really belong here? Is this the best place to be to make a difference, or is there somewhere better? Ms. Antonio will reflect on the times she has pondered these questions and will offer insights into where she finds affirmation and inspiration.
Worship Associate: Mike Gold
July & August Focus Collection:
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center
This summer the focus collection will support the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental
Education Center that provides opportunities for children each year participating in overnight,
day and summer programs. An important part of the Conservancy’s mission is to ensure every
child who wants to attend these programs can, regardless of ability to pay. Programs give
campers exposure to nature through flexible activities and team-building activities. One
program, “All the Rivers Run” is a multi-day overnight learning adventure for fourth through
eighth graders. Children enjoy a rare opportunity to live and learn in their national park while
participating in outdoor learning activities about environmental sustainability. Students have
the opportunity to plant native trees in CVNP as their final experience. Please help provide
campers of all socioeconomic backgrounds the opportunity to learn and grow in their national
park with your generous financial support.
New Online Giving Service
You 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:
Affirming 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.
Accessible parking and drop-off at the main entrance.
Elevator in front lobby to all floors.
T-Coil in sanctuary. Listening devices available.
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