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!
Covid-19 Update: Worship Services, Activities Move Online
Our doors are closed but our hearts are open! In this time of social distancing, we welcome you to participate in all of our activities via teleconferencing. For information on connecting, please email us during the week at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is possible that our schedule for online events will change, and in-person events that were planned for the church year will need to be canceled. Please follow our Event Calendar to see the latest information.
November 22, 2020
“Forgotten, But Not Gone”
David Strickler CLL, Toledo Unitarian Universalist Church
The traditional stories surrounding Columbus Day and Thanksgiving have distorted the role of Indigenous peoples in our history and have contributed to erasing our knowledge of them. As we are in between these holidays, I want to acknowledge Native American history as a step towards preserving the truth and as a way to affirm the inherent worth and dignity of Indigenous peoples.
Focus Collection: Greater Cleveland Food Bank
Since the Pandemic, the Food Bank has had a 30% uptick in need. It is one of the largest hunger relief organizations in Northeast Ohio serving people in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga,Lake, Ashland , and Richland Counties. Using an outreach truck, the Food Bank has organized a BackPack for Kids program to feed students who relied on schools for breakfast and lunch They have also used the truck to provide fresh produce to communities and have signed up for federal SNAP benefits. So far this year, the food bank has given out 47 million pounds of food, 9 million more than last year. Besides money, the volunteer program has been diminished with Social Distancing requirements and people generally afraid of contracting the virus. Please donate if you can to support this worthwhile organization and to take care of our hungry neighbors. Donations by check can be sent to SouthWest UU Church, 6320 Royalton Rd. North Royalton, OH 44133 (make checks out to SWUU, memo “Focus collection”) or online through the Vanco GivePlus website. Thank You!
Rev. Meg’s Sermons Are Now Online
Rev. Meg’s sermons are being made available online. Would you like to hear an inspirational sermon once more? Did you miss a particular service? Rev. Meg is uploading her sermons in both text and audio format. You can read and listen to them here. Please note that you will be redirected away from swuu.org to her website.
Stay Home, Stay Safe, and Say #Hello!
Greetings from some of our SWUU family members, who stepped out to joyfully connect.
Our Thanks to Rev. Meg and her crew for organizing and creating the video, as well as everyone who participated. Remember, We’re in this Together!
Video provided by the Unitarian Universalist Association
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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