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.
Four Ways to Change the World
Worship Leader: Rev. Kimberly Quinn Johnson
Lawyer and social justice activist Bryan Stevenson posits that there are four things we need to do to change the world. This Sunday, we explore how we, as people who are called to work for justice and equity, can create change in the world. The Rev. Kimberly Quinn Johnson is from the UU Congregation of the South Fork, Bridgehampton, NY.
January 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. 2020 has been a year of unique challenges for Habitat, but it has also shown us all the importance of safe and affordable housing. Your donations build homes, you build security, and you build a better future for families. With donations from last year, SWUU helped Habitat work on 25 houses. The hope was that at least half of them would have new homeowners by the end of 2020.
Some things have been going well, but the pandemic has caused work to be slower, as fewer people could be on a crew for safety reasons. Donations to the Re-Store have been down by about 20%, as have monetary donations. Your generosity and kindness allow families to have a safe place to shelter, to teach their children, and to build stronger futures. In 2021, let’s do even more good together!
Checks can be made out to SWUU and mailed directly to the church with “Habitat” written on the memo line. Our address is 6320 Royalton Rd. North Royalton, OH 44133. Or donate online with Vanco GivePlus and enter the amount in the “Focus Collection” box. One check will then be presented to Habitat of Greater Cleveland. 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
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
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