At  SouthWest UU, you will find a warm welcome.

Flower-Communion-FrontYour 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!

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Summer RE Classes: Harry Potter fun!
Begins June 16

62310691_817471061986936_7392034179824746496_nAll aboard at Platform Nine and Three-Quarters! Hogwarts is coming to  SouthWest UU this summer! We will explore our UU Principles through the magic of Harry Potter every Sunday from June 16 through September 1, from 10:30 to 11:30 am. The program is for all kids, kindergarten though 6th grade.



Meet Rev. Megan Mathieson

The Mathieson Family. Left to Right: Hannah, Nicky, Rev. Megan, Michael, and Adam.

SouthWest UU’s Ministerial Search Committee and The Board of Trustees are thrilled to announce that we have a new minister! Rev. Megan Mathieson is a native of Baltimore, MD and received her Masters of Divinity from Lancaster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. She is currently completing a full-time internship at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, MD.

Rev. Megan was brought up in the Eastern Orthodox tradition. She discovered the Unitarian Universalist community in Baltimore in 2011. “I experienced a feeling that is familiar to many UU converts: astonishment that my lifelong beliefs and philosophies were honored in this beautiful tradition.” She describes her theology as “Christian-friendly agnosticism,” and finds great joy in religious pluralism and ministerial work.

She and her wife Nicky have 3 teen children: Hannah , Michael, and Adam. They also have a 10-year old border collie named Cricket. Rev. Megan will be officially starting with us on August 1st. Welcome !

June 23
Can the Imperfect be Beautiful?
The Rev. Joe Cherry returns to our pulpit so he can ask in a sermon “Can the imperfect be beautiful?” (Spoiler Alert, the answer is probably yes.)
-Led by Rev. Joe Cherry, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland

 June Focus Collection
The June Focus Collection will benefit the LGBT Community Center on the near West Side of Cleveland.  The Center provides safe meeting spaces, emotional support, and health education through the lifespan, while also offering training to area professionals designed to promote awareness and inclusion of the LGBT Community. The staff does exceptional, important work that is consistent with UU Principles, and your support will be put to positive use. Please read more at

Welcoming Congregation

welcoming-congregationAffirming 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.

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SWUU Announces Online Giving!

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