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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!

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 office@swuu.org. 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

Feb 28
Castes
Rev. Meg Mathieson

According to Isabel Wilkerson, the USA is ensnared in a caste system equal in breadth and influence to the Indian caste system. What is this system and why haven’t we ever heard of it before? Join us as we close out Black History Month with a look at our own history as Unitarian Universalists and our place in our caste.

Focus Collection for February
Journey Center for Safety and Healing

Journey Center for Safety and Healing (formerly Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center) provides information and services for domestic violence, child abuse and more.

Last year’s donations from SouthWest UU helped children to sleep in a safe place and have safe visits with parents. Victims were provided therapy, both individual and group. Children go to programs where they learn about personal safety. Clients increase their safety through advocacy.

COVID 19 has seriously impacted victims served. It is important to always realize that while many of us are safe at home, others are isolated at home with an abuser. Therapy requests have increased 80%. The center is still dealing with major funding cuts such as $840.000 from United Way and COCA (Victims of Crime Act).

For more information, see the Center’s website. To donate, please send a check made out to SWUU, marked February Focus Collection in the memo to SWUU 6320 Royalton Rd, North Royalton, OH 44133 or donate through the Vanco GivePlus Website or mobile app (iPhone or Android). Thank you for donating to this valuable organization that takes care of the most vulnerable in our society.

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 swuu.org to her website.

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

New Online Giving Service

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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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