At SouthWest, 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!
Video provided by the Unitarian Universalist Association
The First Gift
Rev. Beth Marshall, Consulting Minister, UU Congregation of Erie
In the midst of holiday busy-ness, is there a way to focus more on giving presence, rather than excessive presents? Perhaps.
Focus Collection: Greater Cleveland Food Bank
November officially initiates the holiday season, and it is safe to say that many of us will be
enjoying many meals with family and friends for the next couple of months. We cannot forget our Food Insecure neighbors in Northeast Ohio. Simply put, food insecurity means not knowing where your next meal will come from. One in six people are food insecure in the 6 counties that the food bank services. In 2017, the food bank served around 247,000 people. That is approximately 19.8 million pounds of food which is a staggering 55 million meals. The goal for the end of 2018 is 58 million meals. They partner with local businesses, the Heart Association and local sports teams, but also count on donations by individuals. 96% of every dollar given is used for food. Two-thirds of the meals are healthy and use perishable foods including fresh veggies, fruits and meats. Recipes are included if the meals are not fully prepared. The food bank also provides a Help Center where those who qualify get help applying for government services such as SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps). The center is open Monday thru Friday from 9am to 5pm. The major focus is serving the most vulnerable: children, the elderly, and home bound people. It is an amazing organization and will productively use all that is given to them. Please check out their website to learn more about them and discover volunteer opportunities. Please give generously!
May those who hunger be well fed,
And may those who are well fed hunger for justice. – author unknown
SWUU Announces Online Giving!
Now you can make donations to SWUU through SecureGive. Just follow the link to the SecureGive website and fill in your donation. It’s secure, simple and fast:
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Or download the SecureGive Vision mobile app for convenient giving from anywhere.
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, west parking lot.
- Elevator in front lobby to all floors.
- T-Coil in sanctuary. Listening devices available.
- Gender neutral restrooms.
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