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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 Update

The Board of Trustees has approved the reopening of the church for regular Sunday Services within these parameters:

  • In order to attend in person, you must be fully vaccinated (with the exception of children 5 years of age and younger, who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated). Fully vaccinated means either: the first two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine plus the booster dose; or, the first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, plus the booster dose.
  • Masks are optional.
  • Seating will no longer be socially distanced.
  • The number of attendees will no longer be capped, and advance sign-up will no longer be required.

Services will continue to be broadcast via Zoom for those who cannot or choose not to attend in-person. To request the Zoom link, email office@swuu.org.

Other activities can resume at the church following the same parameters for Sunday Services. In addition, the Zoom room remains an option for meetings. If a group wishes to offer a hybrid option, someone from the group will need to bring their own laptop or tablet to facilitate this.

While the Covid situation has vastly improved, the risk is not zero. Therefore, attendance at Services or other church act ivies is at your own risk. Each individual must make decisions based on their own health and the health of their family.

In addition, please be mindful of others’ tolerance for close contact. While many of us are eager to walk in and embrace everyone, please ask before you hug!

Finally, while we hope the worst days of the pandemic are behind us, it remains likely that new strains of the virus will develop. The Board of Trustees will continue to monitor the Covid situation and recommendations of health experts at the CDC and other trusted sources. Should it become necessary, the Board will revise these guidelines.

Upcoming Services

May 15, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.
Everyday Beauty
Rev. Megan Mathieson

Mystics from a variety of faith traditions teach us to notice the beauty in everyday moments and small things. Join us as we celebrate the holy beauty that is innate in the ordinary.

May 22, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.
Let’s Play!
Our Youth and Children of All Ages & Carolyn Stevens, DRE

Come join our youth and wee ones to get back in touch with your younger self and remember the importance of play. Be prepared to have some fun!

May 29, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.
New Member Sunday
Rev. Megan Mathieson

Today we welcome new members into our fold and we reflect on the joy of community. We come to church on Sundays not just for ourselves but to support this beloved congregation. All are welcome!

May Focus Collection

During the month of May, our Focus Collection will benefit the Greater Cleveland NAACP. Donations may be made by mailing a check to SWUU, 6320 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133. Please write May Focus Collection on the memo line. Or you may donate using the Vanco GivePlus website and just check Focus Collection. Thank you for generosity.

 

Religious Exploration for All Age Youth Happening Now!

From Preschool- to High School, all ages are welcome to join us on Sunday mornings. All youth start in our service and then are sung out to class for a bit of religious exploration and community building. We also meet on Wednesday evenings, at 6:30p.m. on Zoom. 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 dre@swuu.org with any questions or for the zoom link.

We also have a staffed nursery for our youngest friends.

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 swuu.org 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

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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.

 Accessibility

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

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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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