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.

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 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.

Upcoming Service

April 18
What is the Earth Becoming?
Rev. Meg Mathieson

In a month with the theme of “Becoming,” we pause today to consider our dear Mother Earth and what our actions are encouraging her to become.

Focus Collection for April
Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless

The April Focus Collection will support the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH). Begun in 1988, NEOCH works to find solutions to the root causes of homelessness from a systemic viewpoint rather than a band-aid approach. This nonprofit is a true coalition, bringing together various religious and political groups as well as people experiencing homelessness and those who have had difficulty paying for utilities and rent.

Your donation to NEOCH will allow them to raise the collective voice of homeless Clevelanders to advocate for changes they would like to see. NEOCH educates others about housing issues through outreach collaboration, speakers’ bureau programs, shelter advocacy,policy and political action, and training workshops.

Focus Collection donations can be made by mailing a check made out to SWUU (Memo: Focus Collection) and mailed to: SWUU, 6320 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133 or through the Vanco GivePlus website, or mobile app (iPhone or Android) . After the end of April one check will be presented to NEOCH from our church family to support their essential services.

Rev. Meg’s Sermons Are Now Online

Rev. Meg Mathieson

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 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

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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