The Rev. Kristen Rohm, Minister
Kristina Spaude, Director of Religious Education
The Power of Forgiveness
Rev. Kristen Rohm
We all live in webs of relationships where mistakes are made. It can take courage to forgive ourselves or someone else who has hurt or wronged us. Let’s explore practices that help make forgiveness possible and teach us valuable spiritual lessons.
Focus Collection: NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Foundation and Preterm
Meet Our Minister
The Rev. Kristen Rohm began her full time ministry at SouthWest UU Church in September 2014. Originally from Mansfield, Ohio, she and her family moved to Northeast Ohio from Santa Barbara, California, where they lived for 25 years. Rev. Rohm is a 2012 graduate of the Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. Read more about Rev. Rohm and the ministerial staff.
Who We Are
Love is the spirit of this church, and service is its law. This is our great covenant: To dwell together in peace, to seek the truth in love, and to help one another.
-Rev. James Vila Blake, 1894
- We are a congregation of free faith and religious
- We meet to celebrate the miracle of our being and the wonder
and mystery of our universe.
- We seek to provide a caring, accepting intergenerational community which supports ongoing individual and spiritual growth.
- We strive to live our values, accepting our individual responsibility to be active in environmental and social concerns in our church, community, and world. And because we share these values, we include the voices and dreams of all who choose to gather with us.
To learn about Unitarian Universalism, see our page on the Principles and Sources of Faith. The UU Church of Nashua, NH website features 100 Questions That Non-Members Ask About Unitarian Universalism, from the book by John Sias. We also recommend The Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide.
Social Justice Focus for February: Camp Cheerful
Summer Camp Programs for Children and Adults with Disabilities
SouthWest UU Church supports many local and national social justice programs with funds from our monthly focus collection. Designated funds are collected throughout the month and donated to an organization whose mission demonstrates the scope of our Principles and Purposes.
This month’s focus collection is designated for Camp Cheerful, on Rt. 82 in Strongsville. The Camp first opened in 1947 and operates under the auspices of the Achievement Centers for Children: “At Camp Cheerful, children and adults with disabilities participate in a variety of recreational activities that encourage confidence and independence, and create opportunities for lifelong friendships while having fun and improving their quality of life.” The camp is widely known for its accredited Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program. Find it on facebook.
SouthWest Unitarian Universalist Church is an accessible facility.
In addition to handicap parking in our west lot, we provide the following:
- An elevator
- Accessible restroom near the sanctuary
- T-coil Hearing loop system in the sanctuary
- Two assistive listening devices
- Large print hymnals
Our Greeters will assist you with accommodations at our Sunday Services. Please contact us with any questions about assistance or to make arrangements prior to your visit.