6320 Royalton Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133
Rev. Kristen Rohm, Minister
Jennifer Troy Papp, Director of Religious Education
When Your Whole is Full of Holes
Peggy Lagodny, Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland
It’s all about loving yourself and being true to yourself. When does compromise become self-betrayal? What happens when you let parts of yourself be chipped away to fill someone else’s idea of who you should be? The answer may be found in one of the oldest spiritual practices known to humankind.
Summer Religious Education: STEAMpunk Sundays
June 12 – September 4th at 10:30 am, during the service.
Steampunk is a genre of fantasy, an art form and a fashion aesthetic, which takes inspiration from 19th century industrial steam-powered machinery. Steampunk incorporates technology and design and imagines it through the lens of a bygone era– a retro-futuristic world if you will. Steampunk embraces creativity, mixing the digital age with handmade. As scholars Rachel Bowser and Brian Croxall put it, “the tinkering and tinker-able technologies within steampunk invite us to roll up our sleeves and get to work re-shaping our contemporary world.” Read more…
June Focus Collection: Stay-A-While Cat Shelter
Stay-A-While Cat Shelter is a no-kill, cage-less shelter, where cats enjoy roaming free in large rooms. The organization’s purpose is “to provide a safe, secure and loving environment for cats as they wait for adoption.” Located at 8800 Akins Road right in North Royalton, the shelter generally houses between 65 and 100 cats. All of its funding comes from the “generosity of cat lovers” through donations, adoption fees, and various fund-raising activities. Last June, the children and youth at SouthWest UU collaborated to make blankets for the “residents” of the shelter.
Individuals interested in adopting a cat or cats are encouraged to visit the website, www.stayawhilecatshelter.org or stop in and take a tour. Business hours are: Saturday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
To inspire wonder, radically accept and love, joyfully connect and serve.
Unitarian Universalists have a long history as self-motivated spiritual people: we recognize that life experience influences our beliefs more than anything. At SouthWest UU Church, 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.
SouthWest Unitarian Universalist Church is an LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation,
as described by the national Unitarian Universalist Association. Read more on
our Welcoming Congregation Page.
- Handicap parking and drop-off, west parking lot.
– Elevator in front lobby to all floors.
– T-Coil in sanctuary. Listening devices available.
– Gender neutral restroom.