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! Learn about Unitarian Universalism here.

SWUU COVID uupdate

Due to the highly contagious nature of the Omicron variant and the possibility of exposure, SWUU will SUSPEND in-person worship for January 16, 23, and 30. Please join us on ZOOM  for Sunday worship in January.  We will re-evaluate things towards the end of the month. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this uncertainty.

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Upcoming Services


January 23, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.
The Paradox of Spirit
Rev. Samuel Prince

The self is not small or big, but it is both at the same time. Our spirit is like a drop in the spiritual ocean.

January 30, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.
Joy and Justice
Rev. Megan Mathieson

As we approach Black History Month, we explore the ways that Joy is inherent in and inextricable from the work of social justice.

Focus Collection for January
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity

The January Focus Collection will once again 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.
COVID-19 impacted the work done by Habitat over the past two years, but even so,
the families and workers showed their resiliency with the goal of completing 23 homes by
the end of 2021. Statistics show that crime has declined significantly in Habitat’s focus
neighborhoods because home ownership changes neighborhoods. These accomplishments result from a partnership of volunteers, employees, families, and private/public donors. Re-
Store donors and shoppers also help transform communities. To learn more, please visit Checks can be made out to SWUU and mailed directly to the
church with Habitat written on the memo line. Or donate via Vanco. One check will then
be presented to Habitat of Greater Cleveland. Your generosity and kindness allows families
to have a safe place to shelter, to teach their children, and to build stronger futures. Thank


Religious Exploration for All Age Youth Happening Now!

We meet on Wednesday evenings, at 6:30p.m. on Zoom for a bit of religious exploration and community building. All ages and grades are welcome as we discover and uncover things about our Unitarian Universalist faith and how to make the world a better place! Please email with any questions or for the zoom link.

The RACE Method with Rev. Meg

Join Rev. Meg in our usual zoom room for a class this season. The RACE Method, developed by Dr. David Campt, is an approach that anti-racism allies can take to trying to share their perspective with people who are skeptical that racism against people of color is a problem worthy of specific attention. It is based on principles from Non-violent communication and on findings from the science of persuasion. RACE stands for: Reflect, Ask, Connect, Expand. Each class will be one hour long. Starting Jan. 21 at 7 pm, and running through March 11th at 7 pm.

Join Us for Some Intergenerational Frosty Fellowship!

Come one, come all for some snowperson building at church on January 22 at 2 p.m.
We will meet on church grounds and brave the cold for some frosty fellowship. Snow or no
snow, we will construct some new friends. This is open to EVERYONE, so come play! Any
questions, please contact

Rev. Meg’s Sermons Are Online

Rev. Meg Mathieson

Rev. Meg’s sermons are 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 to her website.

Our Members and Friends Share
“We are Committed to SWUU”

I‘m committed to SWUU, because it’s a force for good in the world and a place for me to learn and grow. And my number one reason–all my best friends are there!
-Ellen Hanson-Ellis

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


Welcoming Congregation


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.

Directions, Parking and Visitor Information

Online Giving


You can 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. After you create your profile using an email and password, you can simply log in at the top of the site.

For Mobile Giving, use the new Vanco Mobile app. Download it for iOS at the Apple App Store and for Android OS at the Google Play Store. Search for “Southwest UU” to find us.

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