Sunday Services
10:30 AM
The Rev. Kristen Rohm, Minister

July 5th
The Spirituality of Nature

There is something god-like in the unfolding of the earth’s natural beauty and variety of life on this planet.  Ken Ellis will share his theological interpretation of the sacred in the nature.  -Led by Ken Ellis, SWUU Member


Sunday, July 5th
After our 10:30 AM Worship Service

Come celebrate together as a community the ability of same sex couples to marry in Ohio!  After worship, let’s enjoy some cake and punch! And maybe celebrate a wedding or two:
Rev. Kristen Rohm is offering to marry three same sex couples for free between 12:30 ad 2:00 PM. Email Rev. Rohm with requests. First come, first served!

Information on how to obtain a marriage license:

Cuyahoga County Probate Court

SouthWest UU Directions and Parking


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 diversity.
  • 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.

Photo by Bruce Cady

To learn about Unitarian Universalism, see our page on the Principles and Sources of Faith. The UU Church of Nashua, New Hampshire’s 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.


Southwest Unitarian Universalist Church is an LGBTQ  Welcoming   Congregation, as described by the national Unitarian Universalist Association.  Read more…

Find directions and FAQs about SouthWest UU Church here.

Meet Our Minister

Photo by Bruce Cady

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.



Employment Opportunity:  Director of Religious Education
Part time position – 12 hours/week.

The Director of Religious Education is responsible for the administration and supervision of the Religious Education program for children and youth of all ages.  Read more.

Social Justice Focus for June:  Stay-A-While Cat Shelter

Designated funds from our June focus collection will benefit Stay-A-While Cat Shelter in North Royalton. This no-kill, cage-less facility is dedicated to sheltering, caring for, and placing cats into loving homes. SouthWest UU Church has supported this local non-profit shelter for many years. Your donations will be gratefully accepted each Sunday in June.


SouthWest UU recognized for Highway Clean-up

adopt-a-highwayThe Ohio Adopt-a-Highway Program is a long-standing community service project at SouthWest UU. Three times a year, our volunteers pick up litter at the Pearl Rd. interchange of Interstate 71, just south of Cleveland. In return, the Ohio Department of Transportation has honored us with a sign at our adopted interchange. The photo was taken by our veteran AAH volunteer Sherry Spencer.