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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Rev. Megan Mathieson
The theme for the month of February is Generosity. For many of us, generosity in Black History Month primarily means being open to hearing historically oppressed voices. Sit with us as we practice this gentle form of generosity.
Focus Collection for February:
“The Lead Paint Epidemic”
by Jan Wehn, Social Justice Committee
One cannot read the Plain Dealer or local news without noticing the articles about the dangers of Lead Paint Poisoning and it’s effect on children. The Social Justice Committee decided this would be a great cause to support with funds from our monthly focus collection, since it is not a usual organization that we could donate to individually.
Frances Payne Bolton School of nursing has taken the initiative to test and treat children who may be affected by lead poisoning. The following statistics are taken from Case Western Reserve University’s research:
- Cleveland has one of the highest percentage of children with elevated lead levels in the United States. It is higher than levels discovered in Flint Michigan.
- Cleveland has a low screening rate, hence affected children are not treated.
-Research shows that that every $1 spent on screening and treatment will save $7 in future public health costs.
This is a health crisis that has gone unchecked for too long. Please think about donating money to this very important cause of testing and treating children. Thank You!
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.
Gender neutral restrooms.
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:
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